2015 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Motorcycle Results

Not since Heinz Kinigadner in the 1990s has an Austrian competed in the Dakar Rally. But at the 37th edition, this changed with the arrival of Matthias Walkner, a former MX3 World Champion. And as one would expect, Walkner would compete on Austrian machinery, the KTM support rider piloting a 450 Rally.

The rookie began 2015 Dakar Rally held in South America with stellar results, finishing eighth in stage one and sixth in stage two. And on Friday, Walkner did something few rookies ever do – he won a stage.

Walkner was the dominate rider in stage 3, which took riders 408 miles from San Juan to Chilecito, Argentina, including a 137-mile special. This special was short compared to Monday’s grueling 388-mile special, and took riders northwards along the line of the Andes. Riders were forced to negotiate through red earth tracks and canyons, and spent much of their time in extremely rocky riverbeds.

Walker finished the stage in 2 hours, 34 minutes and 28 seconds – just 40 seconds ahead of four-time Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma on the factory Red Bull KTM. Finishing third was stage-two winner and current overall leader Joan Barreda Bort on the Team HRC Honda CRF450 Rally.

KTM reports that race officials shortened Tuesday’s stage in response to Monday’s stage two that was just by “even seasoned professionals as ‘difficult.’”

It’s all about focus for the rookie Walkner: “I already had a good feeling when I got to the finish because I knew I had a good day. But at the end I was a bit tired and wasn’t concentrating so well and I made some small mistakes. It is an amazing feeling to win the stage and for sure I didn’t expect this. It will be difficult to open the piste tomorrow. Now for the rest of the rally I just want to enjoy every kilometer, to learn and to stay focused on the road book so I don’t make many mistakes.”

The reigning Dakar Champion Coma was quick today, but saved much energy for stage four, which enters the never-ending sand dunes of the Atacama Desert in Chile.

“Today was not a long stage and I thought it would be a good day to recover some time. But in the end that is quite difficult to do if the distance is short. Tomorrow the skyline of the rally completely changes. We arrive in the open desert and the sand dunes where I feel more comfortable. Everything is possible,” Coma says.

As for Barreda, he rode to a comfortable third place, not wanting to push it too hard early in the rally. He now has a a 5:33-minute lead over fellow Honda rider Paolo Conclaves, who finished fifth in stage three.

“Today was easier than yesterday, but anyway, it was really dangerous because we were on river beds and a lot of stones all day and so many broken up tracks. So that was sometimes dangerous and you always need to take care. I felt really good all day opening the track, it was a good feeling. I’m really happy, it’s one day more done,” Barreda Bort says.

“Now we go to Chile and there will be different stages and a different feeling so we will see there. The advantage is really small, it’s nothing different. We need to remain focused on our planning, so nothing is different, we’ll continue like this.”

Finishing fourth – a mere 0.04 of a second ahead of Goncavles – was the Australian Toby Price, another KTM-supported rookie in 2015 Dakar. Sherco’s Alain Duclos finished sixth, the top French rider. His fellow countrymen – Michael Metge and Olivier Pain, both on Yamahas – finished 16th and 21st, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 in stage three were KTM’s Ruben Faria, Honda’s Israel Esquerre, KTM’s Jordi Viladoms and Yamaha’s Pedero Garcia.

The leading female rider – Laia Sanz Pla-Giribert of Spain finished 17th aboard her Honda CRF 450 Rally.

The terrain drastically changes from rock to sand dunes during Wednesday’s stage four, which takes riders from Chilecito, Argentina, to Copiapo, Chile, for 565 miles, including a 196-mile special.

2015 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Motorcycle Results:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

27 KTM 02:34:28

2

1 KTM 02:35:08 00:00:40

3

2 HONDA 02:36:21 00:01:53

4

26 KTM 02:37:13 00:02:45

5

7 HONDA 02:37:17 00:02:49

6

14 SHERCO TVS 02:37:39 00:03:11

7

11 KTM 02:37:54 00:03:26

8

12 HONDA 02:38:30 00:04:02

9

4 KTM 02:39:04 00:04:36

10

10 YAMAHA 02:39:49 00:05:21

11

6 KTM 02:39:51 00:05:23

12

31 KTM 02:40:07 00:05:39

13

18
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 02:40:43 00:06:15

14

19 YAMAHA 02:40:44 00:06:16

15

5 HONDA 02:41:29 00:07:01

16

17 YAMAHA 02:42:19 00:07:51

17

29 HONDA 02:43:56 00:09:28

18

21 KTM 02:44:10 00:09:42

19

9 KTM 02:44:22 00:09:54

20

20 KTM 02:44:35 00:10:07

21

3 YAMAHA 02:46:03 00:11:35

22

37
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 02:48:10 00:13:42

23

44
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 02:50:06 00:15:38

24

16 HONDA 02:50:21 00:15:53

25

60 KAWASAKI 02:51:18 00:16:50

26

25 SHERCO TVS 02:52:02 00:17:34

27

8 KTM 02:53:02 00:18:34

28

79 YAMAHA 02:54:10 00:19:42

29

88 SHERCO 02:54:35 00:20:07

30

40 SUZUKI 02:54:57 00:20:29

31

62 KTM 02:55:57 00:21:29

32

15 YAMAHA 02:57:26 00:22:58

33

30 YAMAHA 02:57:47 00:23:19

34

24 HONDA 03:00:10 00:25:42

35

22 HONDA 03:00:11 00:25:43

36

28 KTM 03:00:13 00:25:45 00:01:00

37

34 KTM 03:00:35 00:26:07

38

38 KTM 03:01:28 00:27:00

39

32 KTM 03:02:04 00:27:36

40

49 KTM 03:02:33 00:28:05

41

140 HUSQVARNA 03:03:49 00:29:21

42

71 SHERCO 03:06:24 00:31:56

43

74 KAWASAKI 03:06:39 00:32:11

44

161 KAWASAKI 03:06:48 00:32:20

45

151
  • ENGEL (CZE)
KTM 03:07:53 00:33:25

46

65 KTM 03:08:17 00:33:49

47

160 KTM 03:09:09 00:34:41

48

35
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 03:10:36 00:36:08

49

53 KTM 03:10:38 00:36:10

50

36 KTM 03:11:22 00:36:54

51

45 YAMAHA 03:12:15 00:37:47

52

69 YAMAHA 03:13:59 00:39:31

53

103 KTM 03:14:33 00:40:05

54

146 YAMAHA 03:15:16 00:40:48

55

113 KTM 03:15:37 00:41:09

56

73 HUQSVARNA 03:15:53 00:41:25

57

129 KTM 03:16:33 00:42:05

58

57 KTM 03:18:32 00:44:04

59

61
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
BETA 03:18:44 00:44:16

60

51 HONDA 03:20:13 00:45:45

61

81 KTM 03:20:17 00:45:49

62

112 HONDA 03:20:31 00:46:03

63

63 KTM 03:21:28 00:47:00

64

46 YAMAHA 03:22:10 00:47:42

65

67 KTM 03:22:15 00:47:47

66

68 KTM 03:22:35 00:48:07

67

59 KTM 03:23:27 00:48:59

68

168 KTM 03:23:39 00:49:11

69

84 KTM 03:23:44 00:49:16

70

144
  • UDRY (CHE)
KTM 03:23:49 00:49:21

71

55 SUZUKI 03:24:37 00:50:09

72

114 KTM 03:24:50 00:50:22

73

125 KTM 03:24:53 00:50:25

74

72 KTM 03:25:26 00:50:58

75

80 YAMAHA 03:25:46 00:51:18

76

50
  • BUTUZA (ROU)
KTM 03:26:36 00:52:08

77

78 KTM 03:27:54 00:53:26

78

109 KTM 03:28:01 00:53:33

79

83
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 03:28:43 00:54:15

80

54
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 03:28:54 00:54:26

81

86 KTM 03:29:58 00:55:30

82

75 KTM 03:30:05 00:55:37

83

77 HONDA 03:30:30 00:56:02

84

152 YAMAHA 03:32:32 00:58:04

85

48 KTM 03:32:58 00:58:30

86

58 KTM 03:34:46 01:00:18

87

154 YAMAHA 03:35:32 01:01:04

88

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
KTM 03:37:27 01:02:59

89

153
  • PETRONE (ARG)
YAMAHA 03:42:03 01:07:35

90

156 KTM 03:43:48 01:09:20

91

165 KTM 03:45:56 01:11:28

92

76 KTM 03:46:31 01:12:03

93

138 KTM 03:47:04 01:12:36

94

70 KTM 03:48:06 01:13:38

95

135 HONDA 03:48:09 01:13:41

96

128 KTM 03:48:51 01:14:23

97

126
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD)
KTM 03:48:53 01:14:25

98

127 KTM 03:49:21 01:14:53

99

102 YAMAHA 03:49:48 01:15:20

100

158
  • MARTENS (NLD)
KTM 03:50:06 01:15:38

101

98 KAWASAKI 03:50:07 01:15:39

102

132 KTM 03:50:41 01:16:13

103

167 KTM 03:54:43 01:20:15

104

150 GASGAS 03:56:24 01:21:56

105

64 KTM 03:58:02 01:23:34

106

139
  • VAN BERGEIJK (NLD)
HUSABERG 03:58:46 01:24:18

107

97
  • GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP)
KTM 04:00:24 01:25:56

108

96 KTM 04:00:46 01:26:18

109

133 KTM 04:02:35 01:28:07

110

105 YAMAHA 04:03:52 01:29:24

111

155 KAWASAKI 04:05:14 01:30:46

112

56 KTM 04:05:55 01:31:27

113

108 KTM 04:08:54 01:34:26

114

104 HUSQVARNA 04:10:09 01:35:41

115

87 KTM 04:13:08 01:38:40

116

99 KTM 04:15:31 01:41:03

117

91 HUQSVARNA 04:17:37 01:43:09

118

141 HONDA 04:18:42 01:44:14

119

145 YAMAHA 04:20:42 01:46:14

120

118 YAMAHA 04:21:54 01:47:26

121

111
  • CUYPERS (FRA)
KTM 04:22:19 01:47:51

122

95 KTM 04:27:46 01:53:18

123

166 KTM 04:28:46 01:54:18

124

131 KTM 04:32:12 01:57:44

125

134 KTM 04:35:41 02:01:13

126

148 KTM 04:49:59 02:15:31

127

164
  • NARINO (USA)
HUSQVARNA 04:50:13 02:15:45

128

162 KAWASAKI 04:50:50 02:16:22

129

136 YAMAHA 04:53:14 02:18:46

130

117 KTM 04:58:49 02:24:21

131

23 GASGAS 05:02:43 02:28:15

132

121
  • SENNVANBASEL (NLD)
KTM 05:09:04 02:34:36

133

149 HUSABERG 05:14:02 02:39:34

134

93 KTM 05:24:17 02:49:49

135

107
  • TOIA (ITA)
KTM 05:37:14 03:02:46

136

123 HONDA 05:54:49 03:20:21

137

124 HONDA 05:55:28 03:21:00

138

143 KTM 07:09:43 04:35:15 01:00:00

139

92 KAWASAKI 07:50:48 05:16:20 01:15:00

2015 Dakar Rally General Standings after three of 13 stages:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2 HONDA 09:43:05

2

7 HONDA 09:48:38 00:05:33

3

27 KTM 09:53:38 00:10:33

4

1 KTM 09:53:55 00:10:50

5

11 KTM 09:55:15 00:12:10

6

26 KTM 09:55:29 00:12:24

7

4 KTM 09:57:12 00:14:07

8

12 HONDA 10:01:38 00:18:33

9

5 HONDA 10:01:39 00:18:34

10

10 YAMAHA 10:06:07 00:23:02

11

14 SHERCO TVS 10:06:45 00:23:40

12

18
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 10:09:41 00:26:36

13

31 KTM 10:10:58 00:27:53

14

9 KTM 10:15:21 00:32:16

15

20 KTM 10:17:16 00:34:11

16

29 HONDA 10:17:19 00:34:14

17

17 YAMAHA 10:18:27 00:35:22

18

19 YAMAHA 10:18:33 00:35:28

19

3 YAMAHA 10:20:59 00:37:54

20

21 KTM 10:26:14 00:43:09

21

37
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 10:38:05 00:55:00

22

8 KTM 10:38:41 00:55:36

23

44
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 10:38:47 00:55:42

24

16 HONDA 10:40:43 00:57:38

25

25 SHERCO TVS 10:42:54 00:59:49

26

30 YAMAHA 10:54:08 01:11:03

27

60 KAWASAKI 10:54:43 01:11:38

28

28 KTM 10:58:56 01:15:51 00:01:00

29

15 YAMAHA 11:01:18 01:18:13 00:05:00

30

24 HONDA 11:03:34 01:20:29

31

62 KTM 11:08:45 01:25:40 00:01:00

32

88 SHERCO 11:11:16 01:28:11

33

40 SUZUKI 11:11:26 01:28:21

34

79 YAMAHA 11:12:03 01:28:58

35

32 KTM 11:14:32 01:31:27

36

34 KTM 11:15:16 01:32:11

37

38 KTM 11:20:00 01:36:55

38

160 KTM 11:25:31 01:42:26

39

45 YAMAHA 11:38:30 01:55:25

40

161 KAWASAKI 11:39:49 01:56:44

41

35
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 11:44:23 02:01:18

42

65 KTM 11:50:50 02:07:45

43

36 KTM 11:52:05 02:09:00

44

69 YAMAHA 11:57:54 02:14:49

45

49 KTM 12:01:18 02:18:13

46

46 YAMAHA 12:02:11 02:19:06

47

151
  • ENGEL (CZE)
KTM 12:02:35 02:19:30

48

103 KTM 12:08:00 02:24:55

49

74 KAWASAKI 12:08:47 02:25:42

50

6 KTM 12:11:42 02:28:37

51

78 KTM 12:14:59 02:31:54

52

129 KTM 12:19:39 02:36:34

53

59 KTM 12:21:30 02:38:25

54

113 KTM 12:26:22 02:43:17

55

57 KTM 12:27:10 02:44:05

56

63 KTM 12:35:53 02:52:48

57

81 KTM 12:36:12 02:53:07

58

48 KTM 12:37:16 02:54:11

59

54
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 12:40:14 02:57:09

60

146 YAMAHA 12:42:12 02:59:07 00:02:00

61

55 SUZUKI 12:43:35 03:00:30

62

67 KTM 12:44:20 03:01:15

63

109 KTM 12:47:44 03:04:39

64

72 KTM 12:50:24 03:07:19

65

84 KTM 12:50:42 03:07:37

66

114 KTM 13:01:01 03:17:56

67

125 KTM 13:02:56 03:19:51

68

68 KTM 13:05:53 03:22:48 00:02:00

69

50
  • BUTUZA (ROU)
KTM 13:10:15 03:27:10

70

71 SHERCO 13:14:16 03:31:11

71

80 YAMAHA 13:16:23 03:33:18 00:05:00

72

73 HUQSVARNA 13:23:48 03:40:43

73

168 KTM 13:30:44 03:47:39

74

144
  • UDRY (CHE)
KTM 13:30:52 03:47:47 00:02:00

75

23 GASGAS 13:43:21 04:00:16

76

51 HONDA 13:44:42 04:01:37

77

75 KTM 13:58:27 04:15:22 00:05:00

78

22 HONDA 14:08:30 04:25:25 00:05:00

79

76 KTM 14:08:49 04:25:44 00:02:00

80

77 HONDA 14:25:27 04:42:22

81

70 KTM 14:25:39 04:42:34

82

87 KTM 14:27:13 04:44:08

83

58 KTM 14:41:16 04:58:11

84

61
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
BETA 14:42:54 04:59:49

85

112 HONDA 14:46:32 05:03:27 00:01:00

86

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
KTM 14:54:01 05:10:56

87

98 KAWASAKI 14:58:48 05:15:43

88

165 KTM 15:07:35 05:24:30

89

53 KTM 15:08:23 05:25:18

90

156 KTM 15:13:00 05:29:55 00:07:00

91

126
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD)
KTM 15:16:11 05:33:06

92

64 KTM 15:19:43 05:36:38

93

158
  • MARTENS (NLD)
KTM 15:20:58 05:37:53

94

132 KTM 15:23:16 05:40:11

95

153
  • PETRONE (ARG)
YAMAHA 15:24:47 05:41:42

96

138 KTM 15:26:08 05:43:03 00:00:30

97

83
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 15:27:03 05:43:58

98

56 KTM 15:27:48 05:44:43

99

152 YAMAHA 15:40:27 05:57:22

100

139
  • VAN BERGEIJK (NLD)
HUSABERG 15:40:30 05:57:25 00:01:00

101

154 YAMAHA 15:43:08 06:00:03

102

96 KTM 15:51:44 06:08:39

103

97
  • GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP)
KTM 15:57:20 06:14:15 00:05:00

104

150 GASGAS 16:06:31 06:23:26

105

133 KTM 16:12:52 06:29:47

106

127 KTM 16:19:22 06:36:17

107

128 KTM 16:19:23 06:36:18

108

86 KTM 16:29:10 06:46:05 00:01:00

109

167 KTM 16:30:39 06:47:34

110

135 HONDA 16:30:45 06:47:40

111

95 KTM 16:31:11 06:48:06

112

111
  • CUYPERS (FRA)
KTM 16:36:02 06:52:57

113

149 HUSABERG 16:37:14 06:54:09

114

118 YAMAHA 16:39:01 06:55:56

115

91 HUQSVARNA 16:45:10 07:02:05

116

105 YAMAHA 16:48:13 07:05:08 00:02:00

117

148 KTM 17:03:17 07:20:12

118

134 KTM 17:15:38 07:32:33

119

108 KTM 17:25:06 07:42:01

120

107
  • TOIA (ITA)
KTM 17:27:10 07:44:05

121

104 HUSQVARNA 17:29:54 07:46:49

122

145 YAMAHA 17:31:49 07:48:44

123

141 HONDA 17:32:51 07:49:46 00:05:00

124

99 KTM 17:36:14 07:53:09 00:10:00

125

155 KAWASAKI 17:49:57 08:06:52 00:02:00

126

121
  • SENNVANBASEL (NLD)
KTM 17:52:22 08:09:17

127

102 YAMAHA 17:55:02 08:11:57

128

136 YAMAHA 18:16:30 08:33:25

129

117 KTM 18:18:19 08:35:14

130

162 KAWASAKI 18:23:52 08:40:47

131

131 KTM 18:29:50 08:46:45

132

164
  • NARINO (USA)
HUSQVARNA 19:04:13 09:21:08

133

166 KTM 19:15:27 09:32:22 00:01:00

134

123 HONDA 19:16:50 09:33:45

135

124 HONDA 19:16:52 09:33:47

136

92 KAWASAKI 20:32:25 10:49:20 01:15:00

137

140 HUSQVARNA 20:47:07 11:04:02

138

93 KTM 24:50:26 15:07:21

139

143 KTM 28:56:28 19:13:23 01:00:00