Dakar 2014 Stage 12 Motorcycle Results | Coma Extends Lead to 2 Hours

  • Dakar Stage 12 Motorcycle Results | Coma Extends Lead to 2 Hours Red Bull KTM's Marc Coma
  • Dakar Stage 12 Motorcycle Results | Coma Extends Lead to 2 Hours Red Bull KTM's Jordi Validoms
  • Dakar Stage 12 Motorcycle Results | Coma Extends Lead to 2 Hours Team HRC Honda's Joan Barreda Bort
  • Dakar Stage 12 Motorcycle Results | Coma Extends Lead to 2 Hours Dakar 2014 Stage 12 ambiance
  • Dakar Stage 12 Motorcycle Results | Coma Extends Lead to 2 Hours Red Bull Yamaha's Cyril Despres

2014 Dakar Rally | Despres Wins Stage 12, Coma Extends Lead

As the 2014 Dakar Rally headed into the penultimate stage Friday, only Joan Barreda Bort had a realistic shot at taking the lead off Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma.

But the Team HRC Honda CRF 450 Rally pilot, who won four stages so far in 2014 Dakar, suffered mechanical issues in stage 12, bringing his overall deficit of 52 minutes to over three hours.

Barreda dropped to seventh overall due to his troubles (he finished 63rd in stage 12), allowing Red Bull KTM’s Jordi Viladoms to slip into second. But Viladoms is far behind his teammate Coma; with one stage remaining, Coma is almost two hours ahead of Viladoms. This lead also includes a 15-minute penalty Coma suffered for changing the engine on his KTM’s engine Thursday evening.

Things can change quickly, but from the looks of both Coma’s performance and the mechanical condition of his KTM 450 Rally, the Spaniard will likely take a fourth Dakar title Saturday as the rally ends in Valparaiso, Chile.

Coma added to his lead by finishing stage 12 Friday in second, 2 minutes 17 seconds behind five-time Dakar winner Cyril Despres. The Frenchman Despres – who finished the 434-mile stage that took riders from El Salvador to La Serena, Chile, in 3 hours 58 minutes 18 seconds – has little chance of winning the overall rally, considering he trails his former teammate Coma by more than 2 hours.

This was the Red Bull Yamaha YZF 450 pilot’s 33rd career stage win – and second of 2014 –  as he battled with Coma in the dunes of Copiapo. If Coma takes the 2014 Dakar Rally, it will be KTM’s 13th straight title.

Speaking of the stage, the official Dakar report says “second to start this morning behind Coma, the title holder Despres quickly caught up with the Catalan and overtook him to open the way, followed by the current general standings leader, riding to protect his advantage at the end of the rally.

“Behind them, the day’s big loser was Joan Barreda, second in the general standings on departure from El Salvador this morning. Following electrical problems on his Honda, the Spaniard had to stop several times from the 265-km point onwards and crossed the finishing line on foot, 2:29’35 after Despres! His misfortunes smiled on Olivier Pain, the third quickest today, 5’57’ behind the stage winner, but also Helder Rodrigues, fourth to finish, 7’21” behind Despres, and Jordi Viladoms, fifth placed 9’10” behind the day’s fastest man.”

2014 Dakar Stage 12 Quotes:

Marc Coma (Red Bull KTM 450 Rally) says: “Today was a very long stage, 350 km. We finished in the Copiapo dunes. This means it is always tough, difficult and not easy for navigating. From the past we know that normally this stage is decisive.

“So now I’m here, I’m happy of course. We stayed together with Cyril all day and we arrived at the end without any big problems. Of course, there are always some small mistakes and we had to find the way point. For tomorrow, there is still 150 km and this is a lot. It’s like I’m fighting for myself to be focused, to push every day and just follow the way that brings me here. So I’ll carry on like that.”

Jordi Viladoms (Red Bull KTM 450 Rally) says: “You can never say it’s over when there is still a special to be ridden. There are still a fair amount of kilometres to be covered… But it’s obvious that I’m very happy with what I’ve done up until now.

“As for Joan [Barreda] I don’t know where he is. I saw him repairing on the side of the tracks and I don’t know if he will be able to finish in time… we’ll see. For the moment, I’m third and tomorrow anything can still happen. In any case, I’m very happy with the work that all the team has put in. If we can improve on our position, then it’s a bonus and so much the better!”

Cyril Despres (Red Bull Yamaha YZF 450 RallY) says: “It was a nice stage. Quite fast at the beginning, a lot of rocks also and then not that easy navigation on the last part. I’m pretty happy to navigate and I really enjoyed the day a lot, which is really important.”

Olivier Pain (Yamaha YZF 450 Rally) says: “15 km from the finishing line, I was surprised by a bumpy part on a descent. In a bend, I can’t have had perfect balance and I was thrown of the bike. I bent my handlebars and it made riding a bit complicated afterwards, which led to me falling again.

“I’ve hurt my inner thigh a little, but all in all, I’m still here and I haven’t lost too much time to Cyril. It was a little mistake which won’t have any consequences for the rest of the rally I hope. I didn’t want to give anything away. It’s a pity to be caught out by a moment’s carelessness. The race can change quickly!”

2014 Dakar Rally | A Look Ahead to Stage 13

Stage 13 – the final stage of 2014 Dakar Rally – will take riders 332 miles from : La Serena to Valparaiso, Chile (235-mile liaison, 96 mile-special).

2014 Dakar Rally Stage 12 Results:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

1
  • DESPRES (FRA)
YAMAHA 03:58:18

2

2
  • COMA (ESP)
KTM 04:00:35 00:02:17

3

6
  • PAIN (FRA)
YAMAHA 04:04:11 00:05:53

4

7
  • RODRIGUES (PRT)
HONDA 04:05:39 00:07:21

5

4
  • VILADOMS (ESP)
KTM 04:07:28 00:09:10

6

26
  • GOUET (CHL)
HONDA 04:08:10 00:09:52

7

15
  • PRZYGONSKI (POL)
KTM 04:09:03 00:10:45

8

9
  • CASTEU (FRA)
KTM 04:09:21 00:11:03

9

16
  • JAKES (SVK)
KTM 04:10:22 00:12:04

10

14
  • PIZZOLITO (ARG)
HONDA 04:11:07 00:12:49

11

30
  • VAN NIEKERK (ZAF)
KTM 04:17:26 00:19:08

12

50
  • SANZ (ESP)
HONDA 04:18:52 00:20:34

13

19
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 04:21:48 00:23:30

14

23
  • PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP)
SHERCO 04:23:32 00:25:14

15

40
  • SALVATIERRA (BOL)
SPEEDBRAIN 04:31:20 00:33:02

16

31
  • CECI (ITA)
SPEEDBRAIN 04:32:16 00:33:58

17

57
  • DA COSTA (FRA)
YAMAHA 04:32:23 00:34:05

18

36
  • PATRAO (PRT)
SUZUKI 04:37:08 00:38:50

19

28
  • KNUIMAN (NLD)
KTM 04:37:58 00:39:40

20

103
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 04:38:20 00:40:02

21

52
  • RODRIGUEZ (CHL)
HONDA 04:39:31 00:41:13

22

67
  • VAN PELT (NLD)
HONDA 04:48:07 00:49:49

23

34
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 04:48:17 00:49:59

24

46
  • RODRIGUEZ (ARG)
HONDA 04:49:30 00:51:12

25

69
  • PAYEN (FRA)
YAMAHA 04:50:32 00:52:14

26

133
  • TRIISA (EST)
HONDA 04:50:48 00:52:30

27

74
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 04:51:35 00:53:17

28

83
  • CABRERA (CHL)
KAWASAKI 04:52:13 00:53:55

29

41
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 04:52:24 00:54:06

30

39
  • PABISKA (CZE)
KTM 04:52:40 00:54:22

31

65
  • HEINRICH (PER)
HONDA 04:55:18 00:57:00

32

165
  • ROBERTS (AUS)
KTM 04:55:26 00:57:08

33

134
  • DIENER (AUS)
YAMAHA 04:55:34 00:57:16

34

42
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 04:55:49 00:57:31

35

117
  • MEERU (EST)
HONDA 04:55:56 00:57:38

36

86
  • NASER COLOMBO (CHL)
KTM 04:56:47 00:58:29

37

44
  • OLIVEIRA (PRT)
SPEEDBRAIN 04:57:47 00:59:29

38

75
  • O’CONNOR (AUS)
KTM 04:58:06 00:59:48

39

27
  • GUASCH (ESP)
GAS – GAS 04:58:29 01:00:11

40

59
  • CUMMINGS (ZAF)
KTM 05:01:05 01:02:47

41

82
  • VALLE (MEX)
KTM 05:01:37 01:03:19

42

80
  • REINIKE (CHL)
KTM 05:02:08 01:03:50

43

106
  • GOUNON (FRA)
KTM 05:03:44 01:05:26

44

17
  • METGE (FRA)
YAMAHA 05:05:20 01:07:02

45

45
  • OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP)
GAS – GAS 05:08:50 01:10:32

46

76
  • CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN)
YAMAHA 05:11:00 01:12:42

47

180
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 05:11:56 01:13:38

48

53
  • BIANCHI PRATA (PRT)
HUSQVARNA 05:12:25 01:14:07

49

51
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 05:12:40 01:14:22

50

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
YAMAHA 05:13:49 01:15:31

51

73
  • DEMELCHORI (ARG)
KAWASAKI 05:23:01 01:24:43

52

98
  • HAMARD (FRA)
KTM 05:23:33 01:25:15

53

93
  • DE GROOT (NLD)
HONDA 05:27:02 01:28:44

54

125
  • GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL)
KTM 05:27:04 01:28:46

55

63
  • ERRAZURIZ (CHL)
SHERCO 05:31:26 01:33:08

56

72
  • SAGHMEISTER (SRB)
KTM 05:31:41 01:33:23

57

131
  • DESI (HUN)
KTM 05:35:08 01:36:50

58

92
  • JOHNSON (USA)
HONDA 05:35:30 01:37:12

59

87
  • VELLUTINO (PER)
KTM 05:36:00 01:37:42

60

126
  • NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD)
KTM 05:36:47 01:38:29

61

64
  • LAZARD (URY)
KTM 05:37:32 01:39:14

62

71
  • GRACIDA GARZA (MEX)
HONDA 05:39:26 01:41:08

63

111
  • ESPINASSE (FRA)
KTM 05:45:32 01:47:14

64

109
  • DEL ZOTTO (ARG)
GAS – GAS 05:49:33 01:51:15

65

85
  • PENATE MUNOZ (ESP)
KTM 05:57:36 01:59:18

66

189
  • TRACCAN (FRA)
HONDA 06:01:42 02:03:24

67

174
  • ARANA COBEAGA (ESP)
YAMAHA 06:11:44 02:13:26

68

3
  • BARREDA BORT (ESP)
HONDA 06:27:53 02:29:35

69

105
  • BATALLA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 06:41:01 02:42:43

70

101
  • SARMIENTO CERON (COL)
YAMAHA 06:43:39 02:45:21

71

58
  • PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 06:51:45 02:53:27

72

79
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
YAMAHA 07:10:42 03:12:24

73

173
  • VIGLIO (ITA)
BETA 07:21:53 03:23:35

74

155
  • URQUIA (ARG)
YAMAHA 07:31:35 03:33:17

75

169
  • CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP)
YAMAHA 07:38:04 03:39:46

76

91
  • CID DE LA PAZ (ARG)
YAMAHA 07:41:02 03:42:44

77

191
  • HOYOS LLACH (COL)
HONDA 08:05:49 04:07:31

2014 Dakar Rally Overall Ranking (after 12 of 13 stages):

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2
  • COMA (ESP)
KTM 52:40:16 00:15:00

2

4
  • VILADOMS (ESP)
KTM 54:40:05 01:59:49 00:15:00

3

6
  • PAIN (FRA)
YAMAHA 54:50:32 02:10:16 00:15:00

4

1
  • DESPRES (FRA)
YAMAHA 54:54:17 02:14:01 01:00:30

5

7
  • RODRIGUES (PRT)
HONDA 55:00:55 02:20:39

6

15
  • PRZYGONSKI (POL)
KTM 55:17:39 02:37:23

7

3
  • BARREDA BORT (ESP)
HONDA 55:45:10 03:04:54 00:15:30

8

26
  • GOUET (CHL)
HONDA 55:57:26 03:17:10 00:01:30

9

19
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 56:33:01 03:52:45 01:00:00

10

9
  • CASTEU (FRA)
KTM 56:41:58 04:01:42 00:00:30

11

16
  • JAKES (SVK)
KTM 57:02:39 04:22:23 01:00:00

12

30
  • VAN NIEKERK (ZAF)
KTM 57:35:27 04:55:11

13

17
  • METGE (FRA)
YAMAHA 58:43:35 06:03:19 00:13:00

14

40
  • SALVATIERRA (BOL)
SPEEDBRAIN 58:52:31 06:12:15 00:15:00

15

28
  • KNUIMAN (NLD)
KTM 60:22:05 07:41:49

16

50
  • SANZ (ESP)
HONDA 60:44:56 08:04:40 01:20:00

17

52
  • RODRIGUEZ (CHL)
HONDA 60:50:56 08:10:40

18

39
  • PABISKA (CZE)
KTM 60:54:24 08:14:08

19

31
  • CECI (ITA)
SPEEDBRAIN 61:06:14 08:25:58 00:15:00

20

23
  • PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP)
SHERCO 61:08:53 08:28:37 00:55:00

21

76
  • CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN)
YAMAHA 61:22:49 08:42:33 00:09:00

22

74
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 62:07:42 09:27:26

23

14
  • PIZZOLITO (ARG)
HONDA 62:13:48 09:33:32 02:00:00

24

67
  • VAN PELT (NLD)
HONDA 62:37:10 09:56:54

25

44
  • OLIVEIRA (PRT)
SPEEDBRAIN 63:15:52 10:35:36

26

27
  • GUASCH (ESP)
GAS – GAS 63:23:24 10:43:08 00:01:00

27

34
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 63:43:05 11:02:49

28

59
  • CUMMINGS (ZAF)
KTM 64:08:48 11:28:32 00:00:30

29

53
  • BIANCHI PRATA (PRT)
HUSQVARNA 64:19:47 11:39:31 00:05:00

30

36
  • PATRAO (PRT)
SUZUKI 64:30:13 11:49:57 02:01:00

31

69
  • PAYEN (FRA)
YAMAHA 65:28:16 12:48:00 02:00:00

32

46
  • RODRIGUEZ (ARG)
HONDA 65:28:47 12:48:31 01:15:00

33

86
  • NASER COLOMBO (CHL)
KTM 65:50:36 13:10:20 01:00:00

34

103
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 66:10:52 13:30:36 01:00:00

35

57
  • DA COSTA (FRA)
YAMAHA 66:54:03 14:13:47 02:00:00

36

75
  • O’CONNOR (AUS)
KTM 67:15:53 14:35:37 01:00:00

37

45
  • OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP)
GAS – GAS 67:22:45 14:42:29 01:00:00

38

165
  • ROBERTS (AUS)
KTM 68:07:54 15:27:38 01:01:00

39

134
  • DIENER (AUS)
YAMAHA 68:13:18 15:33:02 03:00:00

40

117
  • MEERU (EST)
HONDA 68:38:28 15:58:12 01:18:00

41

73
  • DEMELCHORI (ARG)
KAWASAKI 69:02:59 16:22:43

42

106
  • GOUNON (FRA)
KTM 69:05:21 16:25:05 00:05:00

43

51
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 69:17:36 16:37:20 01:00:00

44

41
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 69:18:45 16:38:29 00:00:30

45

65
  • HEINRICH (PER)
HONDA 69:45:01 17:04:45 00:15:00

46

83
  • CABRERA (CHL)
KAWASAKI 70:40:33 18:00:17 02:36:00

47

42
  • PROHENS (CHL)
YAMAHA 70:45:11 18:04:55 01:00:00

48

64
  • LAZARD (URY)
KTM 71:17:10 18:36:54

49

79
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
YAMAHA 72:21:24 19:41:08 01:06:00

50

126
  • NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD)
KTM 72:34:16 19:54:00

51

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
YAMAHA 73:26:25 20:46:09 01:00:30

52

133
  • TRIISA (EST)
HONDA 73:57:43 21:17:27 02:16:00

53

131
  • DESI (HUN)
KTM 74:08:17 21:28:01 01:12:30

54

72
  • SAGHMEISTER (SRB)
KTM 74:34:51 21:54:35 00:01:00

55

63
  • ERRAZURIZ (CHL)
SHERCO 75:39:48 22:59:32 01:35:00

56

174
  • ARANA COBEAGA (ESP)
YAMAHA 76:52:09 24:11:53 03:57:00

57

189
  • TRACCAN (FRA)
HONDA 77:57:40 25:17:24 02:35:00

58

109
  • DEL ZOTTO (ARG)
GAS – GAS 78:14:22 25:34:06 02:15:00

59

101
  • SARMIENTO CERON (COL)
YAMAHA 78:20:23 25:40:07 01:01:30

60

71
  • GRACIDA GARZA (MEX)
HONDA 78:47:43 26:07:27 04:15:00

61

180
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 78:47:50 26:07:34 03:00:00

62

80
  • REINIKE (CHL)
KTM 79:19:30 26:39:14 03:00:00

63

125
  • GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL)
KTM 79:30:02 26:49:46 03:02:00

64

85
  • PENATE MUNOZ (ESP)
KTM 79:35:17 26:55:01 02:40:00

65

82
  • VALLE (MEX)
KTM 79:40:21 27:00:05 04:41:00

66

93
  • DE GROOT (NLD)
HONDA 82:39:34 29:59:18 03:00:00

67

87
  • VELLUTINO (PER)
KTM 83:15:11 30:34:55 03:15:00

68

98
  • HAMARD (FRA)
KTM 83:48:57 31:08:41 01:00:00

69

155
  • URQUIA (ARG)
YAMAHA 85:04:40 32:24:24 03:00:00

70

58
  • PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 88:38:13 35:57:57 03:00:00

71

105
  • BATALLA (ESP)
GAS – GAS 88:55:15 36:14:59 03:00:00

72

111
  • ESPINASSE (FRA)
KTM 89:07:19 36:27:03 05:20:00

73

91
  • CID DE LA PAZ (ARG)
YAMAHA 89:16:52 36:36:36 03:55:00

74

92
  • JOHNSON (USA)
HONDA 92:49:01 40:08:45 04:20:00

75

191
  • HOYOS LLACH (COL)
HONDA 99:25:49 46:45:33 02:40:00

76

173
  • VIGLIO (ITA)
BETA 101:53:27 49:13:11 08:00:00

77

169
  • CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP)
YAMAHA 106:10:53 53:30:37 05:56:00

 

 

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