Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand

  • Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand Red Bull KTM's Marc Coma
  • Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand Red Bull KTM's Marc Coma
  • Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand Red Bull KTM's Marc Coma
  • Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand Red Bull KTM's Marc Coma
  • Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand Team HRC Honda's Joan Barreda Bort
  • Dakar 2014 Stage 9 Motorcycle Results | Coma Dominates in Sand Red Bull Yamaha's Cyril Despres

2014 Dakar | KTM’s Marc Coma Wins Stage 9

As he chases is fourth Dakar title, Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma took his second stage victory Tuesday at Dakar 2014, which will take riders 5427 miles through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Stage 9 was held mostly in the sand, and was considered a key stage in the Rally as riders had to navigate through soft sand for 280 miles from Calama and Iquique (18-mile liaison; 262-mile special).

By stage end, Coma finished once again ahead over a minute ahead of his rival all Dakar, three-time stage winner Joan Barreda on the Team HRC Honda CRF 450 Rally. But Barreda was penalized 15 minutes, and slipped back to ninth in the stage, 16 minutes 58 seconds behind Coma.

This gave Monday’s stage 8 winner Red Bull Yamaha’s Cyril Despres second in stage 9, 5 minutes 45 seconds back. Finishing third was Samsung Sherco’s Juan Pedero, 9 minutes behind Coma.

Overall, Coma now has an over 55-minute lead ahead of Bort, and almost two hours on KTM’s Jordi Viladoms. As for five-time Dakar winner Despres, he is in eighth, 2 hours 30 minutes behind Coma with four stages remaining.

Speaking of stage 9, the official Dakar report says:

“Announced as one of the key stages on this 36th edition, the 422-km long 9th special stage between Calama and Iquique especially allowed Marc Coma to gain even more psychological superiority over the rest of the field. The third to start this morning, behind Barreda and Despres, the Catalan three times winner soon caught up with his adversaries to ride the stage in their company, demonstrating his control of the race.

“In the end, Coma won his second stage in 2014 and his 23rd on the Dakar, 1’21” ahead of his countryman and second placed rider in the general standings, Joan Barreda, and 5’28” in front of Cyril Despres, the title holder, who was slowed at the end of the special stage by the fear of running out of petrol in the dunes, forced to keep an eye on his consumption (but Barreda was later penalized).

“Behind the top 3, the day was again marked by the problems of Alain Duclos, this time betrayed by a valve on his Sherco and obliged to be towed to the bivouac behind his team-mate Francisco Errazuriz. The Franco-Malian therefore loses all hopes of a good result in the general standings, the summit of which is still just as serenely occupied by Marc Coma, who increases his lead over Joan Barreda to 40’19”.

“The icing on the cake for the Catalan is that the misfortunes of Duclos allow his water carrier Jordi Viladoms, sixth today, to enjoy a little more breathing space in third position in the general standings with a lead of 28’21” over the consistently regular Chilean Jeremias Israel Esquerre. Engaged in a frantic climb up the general standings, Cyril Despres gained another place today and is currently in 8th position, but sill almost 2 hours and 30 minutes from leader Marc Coma. Finally, a special mention should go to Laia Sanz, the leading lady in the general standings, who recorded a fantastic 9th best time of the day.”

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2014 Dakar Rally Stage 9 Quotes:

Marc Coma (Red Bull KTM 450 Rally) says: “It was a complicated stage in the Atacama Desert. Very nice and very fast at the beginning, but on the last part we found some dunes. I tried to catch Joan, because he started two minutes in front of me. When I caught up with him I tried to follow to ride together to the end. It was a good day for me.”

Joan Barreda Bort (Team HRC Honda CRF450 Rally) says: “It was a very complicated stage. I started very quickly, but Marc (Coma) accelerated and caught up with me in the dunes at the end of the stage.

“I’m happy, because I did the best I can, I really did. There are two very hard days left. I’m going to carry on at the same pace. Tomorrow I’ll be opening the way, but I’m happy with the work that I’m doing.”
Helder Rodrigues (Team HRC Honda CRF450 Rally) says: “It was good for me. I pushed, even if I knew that Cyril, Joan and Marc were fast, but I also pushed to make up time on the other riders.

“At the finish I rode everything alone. It’s difficult because when you’re alone you have to decide everything by yourself, but I did some good navigation, not so fast but good. I’m happy to be here and have finished one day more. It was very long. The downhill, when you finish, is very nice.”

Cyril Despres (Red Bull KTM 450 Rally) says: “As the organizers say, a day with a lot of everything, a lot of navigation and a lot of rios. There was a quite nice track that was twisty until the 200 km point. It was nice, with nice skids and nice corners.

“Then we arrived in the part that is a little bit more complicated for the hands, wrists and arms. It was really bumpy with a lot of rocks. It was demanding, but everything like this, to arrive here via this descent, well, it’s a nice place to be.”

2014 Dakar Rally Stage 9 Results:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2
  • COMA (ESP)
KTM 04:48:48

2

1
  • DESPRES (FRA)
YAMAHA 04:54:33 00:05:45

3

23
  • PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP)
SHERCO 04:57:48 00:09:00

4

19
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 04:58:47 00:09:59

5

7
  • RODRIGUES (PRT)
HONDA 05:00:49 00:12:01

6

16
  • JAKES (SVK)
KTM 05:02:45 00:13:57

7

50
  • SANZ (ESP)
HONDA 05:03:39 00:14:51

8

38
  • ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL)
SPEEDBRAIN 05:04:06 00:15:18

9

3
  • BARREDA BORT (ESP)
HONDA 05:05:46 00:16:58 00:15:00

10

6
  • PAIN (FRA)
YAMAHA 05:06:08 00:17:20

11

26
  • GOUET (CHL)
HONDA 05:06:26 00:17:38

12

15
  • PRZYGONSKI (POL)
KTM 05:08:15 00:19:27

13

14
  • PIZZOLITO (ARG)
HONDA 05:08:45 00:19:57

14

4
  • VILADOMS (ESP)
KTM 05:15:28 00:26:40 00:15:00

15

9
  • CASTEU (FRA)
KTM 05:22:52 00:34:04

16

30
  • VAN NIEKERK (ZAF)
KTM 05:24:17 00:35:29

17

17
  • METGE (FRA)
YAMAHA 05:28:30 00:39:42

18

31
  • CECI (ITA)
SPEEDBRAIN 05:29:59 00:41:11

19

52
  • RODRIGUEZ (CHL)
HONDA 05:32:49 00:44:01

20

41
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 05:34:04 00:45:16

21

74
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 05:35:22 00:46:34

22

28
  • KNUIMAN (NLD)
KTM 05:36:44 00:47:56

23

40
  • SALVATIERRA (BOL)
SPEEDBRAIN 05:37:22 00:48:34 00:15:00

24

133
  • TRIISA (EST)
HONDA 05:37:47 00:48:59 00:02:00

25

36
  • PATRAO (PRT)
SUZUKI 05:38:45 00:49:57

26

59
  • CUMMINGS (ZAF)
KTM 05:41:05 00:52:17

27

39
  • PABISKA (CZE)
KTM 05:42:35 00:53:47

28

76
  • CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN)
YAMAHA 05:43:05 00:54:17

29

27
  • GUASCH (ESP)
GAS – GAS 05:43:26 00:54:38

30

67
  • VAN PELT (NLD)
HONDA 05:44:58 00:56:10

31

83
  • CABRERA (CHL)
KAWASAKI 05:45:33 00:56:45

32

34
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 05:46:14 00:57:26

33

69
  • PAYEN (FRA)
YAMAHA 05:51:31 01:02:43

34

134
  • DIENER (AUS)
YAMAHA 05:51:31 01:02:43

35

46
  • RODRIGUEZ (ARG)
HONDA 05:52:07 01:03:19

36

57
  • DA COSTA (FRA)
YAMAHA 05:55:28 01:06:40

37

44
  • OLIVEIRA (PRT)
SPEEDBRAIN 05:55:48 01:07:00

38

65
  • HEINRICH (PER)
HONDA 06:02:36 01:13:48

39

103
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 06:04:13 01:15:25

40

53
  • BIANCHI PRATA (PRT)
HUSQVARNA 06:04:33 01:15:45

41

51
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 06:05:41 01:16:53

42

75
  • O’CONNOR (AUS)
KTM 06:06:27 01:17:39

43

86
  • NASER COLOMBO (CHL)
KTM 06:07:49 01:19:01

44

42
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 06:10:26 01:21:38

45

73
  • DEMELCHORI (ARG)
KAWASAKI 06:12:39 01:23:51

46

117
  • MEERU (EST)
HONDA 06:14:10 01:25:22

47

165
  • ROBERTS (AUS)
KTM 06:21:26 01:32:38

48

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
YAMAHA 06:25:25 01:36:37

49

72
  • SAGHMEISTER (SRB)
KTM 06:27:59 01:39:11

50

49
  • OLIVEIRA (PRT)
HUSQVARNA 06:34:30 01:45:42

51

64
  • LAZARD (URY)
KTM 06:36:44 01:47:56

52

109
  • DEL ZOTTO (ARG)
GAS – GAS 06:38:47 01:49:59

53

180
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 06:42:26 01:53:38

54

125
  • GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL)
KTM 06:42:49 01:54:01

55

87
  • VELLUTINO (PER)
KTM 06:51:50 02:03:02

56

80
  • REINIKE (CHL)
KTM 06:55:09 02:06:21

57

82
  • VALLE (MEX)
KTM 06:56:15 02:07:27 00:41:00

58

92
  • JOHNSON (USA)
HONDA 07:00:07 02:11:19

59

126
  • NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD)
KTM 07:00:42 02:11:54

60

98
  • HAMARD (FRA)
KTM 07:02:41 02:13:53

61

189
  • TRACCAN (FRA)
HONDA 07:04:53 02:16:05

62

131
  • DESI (HUN)
KTM 07:05:27 02:16:39

63

93
  • DE GROOT (NLD)
HONDA 07:08:19 02:19:31

64

85
  • PENATE MUNOZ (ESP)
KTM 07:09:16 02:20:28

65

71
  • GRACIDA GARZA (MEX)
HONDA 07:18:32 02:29:44

66

106
  • GOUNON (FRA)
KTM 07:24:28 02:35:40 00:05:00

67

105
  • BATALLA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 07:35:54 02:47:06

68

58
  • PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 07:36:00 02:47:12

69

155
  • URQUIA (ARG)
YAMAHA 07:56:23 03:07:35

70

101
  • SARMIENTO CERON (COL)
YAMAHA 07:58:39 03:09:51

71

45
  • OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP)
GAS – GAS 07:59:13 03:10:25

72

63
  • ERRAZURIZ (CHL)
SHERCO 08:08:59 03:20:11

73

111
  • ESPINASSE (FRA)
KTM 08:11:59 03:23:11

74

91
  • CID DE LA PAZ (ARG)
YAMAHA 08:12:31 03:23:43

75

79
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
YAMAHA 08:18:21 03:29:33

76

169
  • CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP)
YAMAHA 08:28:42 03:39:54

77

149
  • QUIROGA (ARG)
YAMAHA 09:18:51 04:30:03 01:00:00

78

173
  • VIGLIO (ITA)
BETA 09:28:12 04:39:24 00:45:00

79

191
  • HOYOS LLACH (COL)
HONDA 10:13:09 05:24:21

80

118
  • GUYOMARC’H (FRA)
YAMAHA 10:53:23 06:04:35

81

174
  • ARANA COBEAGA (ESP)
YAMAHA 15:21:01 10:32:13 03:00:00

2014 Dakar Rally Overall Rankings (after stage 9 of 13):

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2
  • COMA (ESP)
KTM 36:55:07

2

3
  • BARREDA BORT (ESP)
HONDA 37:50:43 00:55:36 00:15:30

3

4
  • VILADOMS (ESP)
KTM 38:49:09 01:54:02 00:15:00

4

38
  • ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL)
SPEEDBRAIN 39:02:30 02:07:23

5

6
  • PAIN (FRA)
YAMAHA 39:11:34 02:16:27 00:15:00

6

7
  • RODRIGUES (PRT)
HONDA 39:19:49 02:24:42

7

15
  • PRZYGONSKI (POL)
KTM 39:20:40 02:25:33

8

1
  • DESPRES (FRA)
YAMAHA 39:25:20 02:30:13 01:00:30

9

26
  • GOUET (CHL)
HONDA 39:53:06 02:57:59 00:01:30

10

9
  • CASTEU (FRA)
KTM 40:18:30 03:23:23 00:00:30

11

19
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 40:24:26 03:29:19 01:00:00

12

16
  • JAKES (SVK)
KTM 41:01:05 04:05:58 01:00:00

13

30
  • VAN NIEKERK (ZAF)
KTM 41:12:55 04:17:48

14

17
  • METGE (FRA)
YAMAHA 41:28:37 04:33:30 00:13:00

15

40
  • SALVATIERRA (BOL)
SPEEDBRAIN 42:02:40 05:07:33 00:15:00

16

50
  • SANZ (ESP)
HONDA 42:04:27 05:09:20 01:00:00

17

28
  • KNUIMAN (NLD)
KTM 42:37:59 05:42:52

18

76
  • CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN)
YAMAHA 42:45:37 05:50:30 00:05:00

19

39
  • PABISKA (CZE)
KTM 43:09:26 06:14:19

20

52
  • RODRIGUEZ (CHL)
HONDA 43:43:20 06:48:13

21

74
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 44:14:23 07:19:16

22

31
  • CECI (ITA)
SPEEDBRAIN 44:16:38 07:21:31 00:15:00

23

67
  • VAN PELT (NLD)
HONDA 44:21:03 07:25:56

24

44
  • OLIVEIRA (PRT)
SPEEDBRAIN 44:40:20 07:45:13

25

23
  • PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP)
SHERCO 44:40:44 07:45:37 00:40:00

26

27
  • GUASCH (ESP)
GAS – GAS 44:45:40 07:50:33 00:01:00

27

53
  • BIANCHI PRATA (PRT)
HUSQVARNA 45:06:36 08:11:29 00:05:00

28

41
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 45:17:20 08:22:13 00:00:30

29

34
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 45:28:22 08:33:15

30

59
  • CUMMINGS (ZAF)
KTM 45:30:44 08:35:37 00:00:30

31

14
  • PIZZOLITO (ARG)
HONDA 45:51:48 08:56:41 02:00:00

32

36
  • PATRAO (PRT)
SUZUKI 45:56:46 09:01:39 02:01:00

33

103
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 46:13:53 09:18:46 01:00:00

34

46
  • RODRIGUEZ (ARG)
HONDA 46:45:02 09:49:55 01:15:00

35

86
  • NASER COLOMBO (CHL)
KTM 47:02:15 10:07:08 01:00:00

36

69
  • PAYEN (FRA)
YAMAHA 47:17:03 10:21:56 02:00:00

37

73
  • DEMELCHORI (ARG)
KAWASAKI 47:45:26 10:50:19

38

75
  • O’CONNOR (AUS)
KTM 48:13:14 11:18:07 01:00:00

39

83
  • CABRERA (CHL)
KAWASAKI 48:28:16 11:33:09 02:36:00

40

45
  • OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP)
GAS – GAS 48:32:19 11:37:12 01:00:00

41

165
  • ROBERTS (AUS)
KTM 48:59:08 12:04:01 01:01:00

42

117
  • MEERU (EST)
HONDA 49:04:55 12:09:48 01:18:00

43

106
  • GOUNON (FRA)
KTM 49:17:22 12:22:15 00:05:00

44

57
  • DA COSTA (FRA)
YAMAHA 49:27:32 12:32:25 02:00:00

45

51
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 49:33:00 12:37:53 01:00:00

46

65
  • HEINRICH (PER)
HONDA 49:52:11 12:57:04 00:15:00

47

79
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
YAMAHA 50:00:26 13:05:19 01:01:00

48

64
  • LAZARD (URY)
KTM 50:01:40 13:06:33

49

134
  • DIENER (AUS)
YAMAHA 50:26:24 13:31:17 03:00:00

50

72
  • SAGHMEISTER (SRB)
KTM 50:42:07 13:47:00 00:01:00

51

126
  • NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD)
KTM 50:48:43 13:53:36

52

42
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 51:49:46 14:54:39 01:00:00

53

189
  • TRACCAN (FRA)
HONDA 52:32:39 15:37:32 01:15:00

54

131
  • DESI (HUN)
KTM 53:10:12 16:15:05 01:12:30

55

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
YAMAHA 53:29:58 16:34:51 01:00:30

56

101
  • SARMIENTO CERON (COL)
YAMAHA 53:35:28 16:40:21 01:01:30

57

85
  • PENATE MUNOZ (ESP)
KTM 54:40:52 17:45:45 01:00:00

58

63
  • ERRAZURIZ (CHL)
SHERCO 55:18:32 18:23:25 01:35:00

59

133
  • TRIISA (EST)
HONDA 55:34:36 18:39:29 02:17:00

60

174
  • ARANA COBEAGA (ESP)
YAMAHA 55:38:32 18:43:25 03:17:00

61

71
  • GRACIDA GARZA (MEX)
HONDA 55:58:12 19:03:05 03:15:00

62

109
  • DEL ZOTTO (ARG)
GAS – GAS 56:27:47 19:32:40 02:15:00

63

80
  • REINIKE (CHL)
KTM 58:01:30 21:06:23 02:00:00

64

180
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 58:07:46 21:12:39 03:00:00

65

125
  • GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL)
KTM 58:10:53 21:15:46 03:02:00

66

155
  • URQUIA (ARG)
YAMAHA 59:39:24 22:44:17 03:00:00

67

82
  • VALLE (MEX)
KTM 60:00:14 23:05:07 04:41:00

68

49
  • OLIVEIRA (PRT)
HUSQVARNA 60:35:46 23:40:39 02:15:00

69

93
  • DE GROOT (NLD)
HONDA 61:12:14 24:17:07 03:00:00

70

87
  • VELLUTINO (PER)
KTM 61:25:00 24:29:53 03:15:00

71

98
  • HAMARD (FRA)
KTM 62:06:53 25:11:46 01:00:00

72

91
  • CID DE LA PAZ (ARG)
YAMAHA 62:37:51 25:42:44 03:00:00

73

105
  • BATALLA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 63:58:21 27:03:14 03:00:00

74

111
  • ESPINASSE (FRA)
KTM 64:30:58 27:35:51 04:40:00

75

58
  • PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 66:24:27 29:29:20 03:00:00

76

191
  • HOYOS LLACH (COL)
HONDA 67:41:59 30:46:52 02:00:00

77

149
  • QUIROGA (ARG)
YAMAHA 70:36:27 33:41:20 03:02:00

78

92
  • JOHNSON (USA)
HONDA 70:36:34 33:41:27 04:20:00

79

173
  • VIGLIO (ITA)
BETA 75:16:20 38:21:13 08:00:00

80

169
  • CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP)
YAMAHA 77:22:40 40:27:33 05:16:00

81

118
  • GUYOMARC’H (FRA)
YAMAHA 97:43:51 60:48:44 07:10:00

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