2015 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results

Since winning stage two of 2015 Dakar Rally in South America, Team HRC Honda’s Joan Barreda Bort has displayed nothing but skill.

The Honda CRF450 Rally pilot took a demanding lead after winning stage two, and retained the overall top spot after finishing third in stage three. Though much pressure was presented by four-time Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma Wednesday during stage four that took riders 565 miles from the rocky Chilecito, Argentina, to the sand dunes of Copiapo, Chile, Barreda’s mission to win his first Dakar Rally continued.

Barreda presented another impressive performance, finishing stage four and its 196-mile special in first after a late surge. He battled fellow countryman Coma for most of the day, but found something extra towards the final moments, eventually beating his rival by 1:59 minutes. Taking third in stage four was KTM’s Pablo Quintanilla, the Chilean who finished 2:49 minutes behind.

During stage four, riders headed to ascending landscapes once again, competing in the San Francisco pass over the Andes Mountains in Argentina, which has an altitude of 4800 meters. The riders then entered the sand dunes of Chile; throughout the day, temps ranged from 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting challenges mostly unknown to others in the world of off-road racing.

Due to Barreda’s performances – 4th (stage one), 1st (stage two), 3rd (stage 3), 1st (stage 4) – the Honda CRF450 Rally pilot now holds a 12:49-minute lead over Coma in the overall standings.

Speaking after the stage, Barreda Bort says “I’m really pleased with today. It was a really fast special and we had to really concentrate hard. I looked up ahead and when I saw it was Marc and not Walker, I really floored it to not let him get away. Everything has worked out really well up until now. To keep up with Marc’s pace and even to take time off him is not easy. But we will continue to try and stay comfortably ahead and not take any chances.”

As for Coma, the Red Bull KTM 450 Rally pilot once again impressed, but is still making up the time he lost due to tire damage in stage two.

“This was an important day for me because it would have been easy to lose time in the last 100 km of deep sand and big dunes. I opened the road all day and I tried to make a high rhythm and to push to the maximum. I’m happy to arrive here with no mistakes and everything is getting better for me. We are now in the Atacama and I feel comfortable here,” Coma says.

In the overall standings, Honda’s Paolo Gonclaves is third. The Portuguese Honda CRF450 pilot finished 12th in stage four, 14:56 minutes behind Barreda. Gonclaves, who chases his first Dakar win, is 20:20 minutes behind Barreda after four of 13 stages.

Speaking after stage four, Gonclaves says “Today was a really hard day for me. I got lost at kilometer 11, and then, after I had found my way back, I made another mistake at kilometer 124. I dropped a lot of time. When I arrived at refueling, I realized that I was twenty minutes behind. After that I pushed hard and made up a bit of lost time. I managed to keep in the top group in the rally. Tomorrow I’ll try and get a better result.”

Finishing fourth Wednesday, 10:44 minutes behind Barreda, was Coma’s teammate Jordi Viladoms, who is fifth overall. Viladoms was followed in stage four 11 seconds back by fellow KTM pilot Ruben Faria, who remains fourth overall 23:05 seconds behind.

Rounding out the top 10 in stage four were Honda’s Javier Pizzolito, Sherco’s Alain Duclos, Honda’s Laia Sanz – the top women Dakar rider so far in 2015 – KTm’s Svitko and Yamaha’s Michael Metge.

Unfortunately, the progress in stage four was marred by tragedy. During Tuesday’s stage three, Polis rider Michael Hernik perished; the official reason has yet to be reported.

Thursday’s stage five takes riders 433 miles through the Atacama Desert in Chile from Capiapo to Antofagasta with 285 of those miles timed.

2015 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Motorcycle Results:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2 HONDA 03:27:28

2

1 KTM 03:29:27 00:01:59

3

31 KTM 03:30:17 00:02:49

4

4 KTM 03:38:12 00:10:44

5

11 KTM 03:38:23 00:10:55

6

22 HONDA 03:38:57 00:11:29

7

14 SHERCO TVS 03:40:19 00:12:51

8

29 HONDA 03:41:16 00:13:48

9

18
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 03:41:19 00:13:51

10

17 YAMAHA 03:42:00 00:14:32

11

19 YAMAHA 03:42:20 00:14:52

12

7 HONDA 03:42:24 00:14:56

13

16 HONDA 03:42:33 00:15:05

14

21 KTM 03:42:58 00:15:30

15

20 KTM 03:43:45 00:16:17

16

9 KTM 03:44:08 00:16:40

17

26 KTM 03:47:09 00:19:41

18

5 HONDA 03:47:59 00:20:31

19

37
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 03:48:45 00:21:17

20

49 KTM 03:48:53 00:21:25

21

28 KTM 03:49:59 00:22:31

22

27 KTM 03:50:23 00:22:55

23

8 KTM 03:50:42 00:23:14

24

3 YAMAHA 03:52:28 00:25:00

25

60 KAWASAKI 03:52:29 00:25:01

26

25 SHERCO TVS 03:52:48 00:25:20

27

24 HONDA 03:55:21 00:27:53

28

32 KTM 03:56:04 00:28:36

29

15 YAMAHA 03:56:17 00:28:49

30

10 YAMAHA 03:56:31 00:29:03

31

34 KTM 03:56:51 00:29:23

32

44
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 03:57:06 00:29:38

33

79 YAMAHA 03:57:14 00:29:46

34

71 SHERCO 03:57:32 00:30:04

35

62 KTM 03:58:06 00:30:38

36

30 YAMAHA 03:58:15 00:30:47

37

38 KTM 03:58:37 00:31:09

38

161 KAWASAKI 04:00:43 00:33:15

39

160 KTM 04:01:21 00:33:53

40

12 HONDA 04:03:11 00:35:43

41

48 KTM 04:05:40 00:38:12

42

45 YAMAHA 04:08:55 00:41:27

43

46 YAMAHA 04:09:13 00:41:45

44

35
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 04:09:39 00:42:11

45

151
  • ENGEL (CZE)
KTM 04:10:31 00:43:03

46

69 YAMAHA 04:11:19 00:43:51

47

36 KTM 04:12:00 00:44:32

48

65 KTM 04:12:06 00:44:38

49

40 SUZUKI 04:14:32 00:47:04

50

144
  • UDRY (CHE)
KTM 04:15:57 00:48:29

51

129 KTM 04:19:03 00:51:35

52

103 KTM 04:20:03 00:52:35

53

113 KTM 04:20:37 00:53:09

54

87 KTM 04:21:48 00:54:20

55

67 KTM 04:21:57 00:54:29

56

83
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 04:22:07 00:54:39

57

55 SUZUKI 04:22:24 00:54:56

58

59 KTM 04:22:42 00:55:14

59

54
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 04:23:21 00:55:53

60

53 KTM 04:23:26 00:55:58

61

50
  • BUTUZA (ROU)
KTM 04:24:08 00:56:40

62

51 HONDA 04:26:20 00:58:52

63

61
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
BETA 04:26:47 00:59:19

64

63 KTM 04:27:09 00:59:41

65

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
KTM 04:27:40 01:00:12

66

98 KAWASAKI 04:28:30 01:01:02

67

75 KTM 04:29:17 01:01:49

68

84 KTM 04:31:31 01:04:03

69

76 KTM 04:33:29 01:06:01

70

78 KTM 04:33:42 01:06:14

71

68 KTM 04:34:45 01:07:17

72

125 KTM 04:35:17 01:07:49

73

81 KTM 04:37:17 01:09:49

74

72 KTM 04:38:31 01:11:03

75

86 KTM 04:39:02 01:11:34

76

95 KTM 04:39:09 01:11:41

77

109 KTM 04:39:12 01:11:44

78

57 KTM 04:41:09 01:13:41

79

168 KTM 04:43:26 01:15:58

80

73 HUQSVARNA 04:44:38 01:17:10

81

126
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD)
KTM 04:45:31 01:18:03

82

152 YAMAHA 04:46:36 01:19:08

83

156 KTM 04:48:12 01:20:44

84

114 KTM 04:49:07 01:21:39

85

58 KTM 04:52:56 01:25:28

86

56 KTM 04:56:15 01:28:47

87

80 YAMAHA 04:56:24 01:28:56

88

165 KTM 05:01:08 01:33:40

89

77 HONDA 05:02:02 01:34:34

90

23 GASGAS 05:03:07 01:35:39

91

154 YAMAHA 05:09:45 01:42:17

92

139
  • VAN BERGEIJK (NLD)
HUSABERG 05:10:54 01:43:26

93

112 HONDA 05:13:31 01:46:03

94

167 KTM 05:20:35 01:53:07

95

132 KTM 05:23:13 01:55:45

96

138 KTM 05:24:01 01:56:33

97

96 KTM 05:28:34 02:01:06

98

97
  • GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP)
KTM 05:29:05 02:01:37

99

102 YAMAHA 05:31:46 02:04:18

100

108 KTM 05:39:10 02:11:42

101

99 KTM 05:39:14 02:11:46

102

149 HUSABERG 05:45:00 02:17:32

103

135 HONDA 05:47:48 02:20:20

104

150 GASGAS 05:50:00 02:22:32

105

145 YAMAHA 05:53:59 02:26:31

106

128 KTM 05:54:47 02:27:19

107

127 KTM 05:57:34 02:30:06

108

64 KTM 06:15:30 02:48:02

109

148 KTM 06:28:55 03:01:27

110

141 HONDA 06:32:42 03:05:14

111

118 YAMAHA 06:34:34 03:07:06

112

155 KAWASAKI 07:08:42 03:41:14

113

111
  • CUYPERS (FRA)
KTM 07:13:56 03:46:28

114

107
  • TOIA (ITA)
KTM 07:21:08 03:53:40

115

133 KTM 07:32:23 04:04:55

2015 Dakar Rally Overall General Standings after four of 13 stages:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2 HONDA 13:10:33

2

1 KTM 13:23:22 00:12:49

3

7 HONDA 13:31:02 00:20:29

4

11 KTM 13:33:38 00:23:05

5

4 KTM 13:35:24 00:24:51

6

31 KTM 13:41:15 00:30:42

7

26 KTM 13:42:38 00:32:05

8

27 KTM 13:44:01 00:33:28

9

14 SHERCO TVS 13:47:04 00:36:31

10

5 HONDA 13:49:38 00:39:05

11

18
  • SVITKO (SVK)
KTM 13:51:00 00:40:27

12

29 HONDA 13:58:35 00:48:02

13

9 KTM 13:59:29 00:48:56

14

17 YAMAHA 14:00:27 00:49:54

15

19 YAMAHA 14:00:53 00:50:20

16

20 KTM 14:01:01 00:50:28

17

10 YAMAHA 14:02:38 00:52:05

18

12 HONDA 14:04:49 00:54:16

19

21 KTM 14:09:12 00:58:39

20

3 YAMAHA 14:13:27 01:02:54

21

16 HONDA 14:23:16 01:12:43

22

37
  • VOGELS (NLD)
KTM 14:26:50 01:16:17

23

8 KTM 14:29:23 01:18:50

24

25 SHERCO TVS 14:35:42 01:25:09

25

44
  • DE SOULTRAIT (FRA)
YAMAHA 14:35:53 01:25:20

26

28 KTM 14:48:55 01:38:22 00:01:00

27

30 YAMAHA 14:52:23 01:41:50

28

15 YAMAHA 14:57:35 01:47:02 00:05:00

29

24 HONDA 14:58:55 01:48:22

30

62 KTM 15:06:51 01:56:18 00:01:00

31

79 YAMAHA 15:09:17 01:58:44

32

32 KTM 15:10:36 02:00:03

33

34 KTM 15:12:07 02:01:34

34

38 KTM 15:18:37 02:08:04

35

40 SUZUKI 15:25:58 02:15:25

36

160 KTM 15:26:52 02:16:19

37

161 KAWASAKI 15:40:32 02:29:59

38

60 KAWASAKI 15:47:12 02:36:39 01:00:00

39

45 YAMAHA 15:47:25 02:36:52

40

49 KTM 15:50:11 02:39:38

41

35
  • STANOVNIK (SVN)
KTM 15:54:02 02:43:29

42

65 KTM 16:02:56 02:52:23

43

36 KTM 16:04:05 02:53:32

44

69 YAMAHA 16:09:13 02:58:40

45

46 YAMAHA 16:11:24 03:00:51

46

151
  • ENGEL (CZE)
KTM 16:13:06 03:02:33

47

103 KTM 16:28:03 03:17:30

48

48 KTM 16:31:26 03:20:53

49

129 KTM 16:38:42 03:28:09

50

59 KTM 16:44:12 03:33:39

51

113 KTM 16:46:59 03:36:26

52

78 KTM 16:48:41 03:38:08

53

63 KTM 17:03:02 03:52:29

54

54
  • ARREDONDO (GTM)
KTM 17:03:35 03:53:02

55

55 SUZUKI 17:05:59 03:55:26

56

67 KTM 17:06:17 03:55:44

57

57 KTM 17:08:19 03:57:46

58

71 SHERCO 17:11:48 04:01:15

59

81 KTM 17:13:29 04:02:56

60

84 KTM 17:22:13 04:11:40

61

109 KTM 17:26:56 04:16:23

62

72 KTM 17:28:55 04:18:22

63

50
  • BUTUZA (ROU)
KTM 17:34:23 04:23:50

64

125 KTM 17:38:13 04:27:40

65

68 KTM 17:40:38 04:30:05 00:02:00

66

144
  • UDRY (CHE)
KTM 17:46:49 04:36:16 00:02:00

67

22 HONDA 17:47:27 04:36:54 00:05:00

68

114 KTM 17:50:08 04:39:35

69

73 HUQSVARNA 18:08:26 04:57:53

70

51 HONDA 18:11:02 05:00:29

71

80 YAMAHA 18:12:47 05:02:14 00:05:00

72

168 KTM 18:14:10 05:03:37

73

75 KTM 18:28:44 05:18:11 00:06:00

74

76 KTM 18:40:18 05:29:45 00:02:00

75

23 GASGAS 18:46:28 05:35:55

76

87 KTM 18:49:01 05:38:28

77

61
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG)
BETA 19:09:41 05:59:08

78

100
  • CROQUELOIS (FRA)
KTM 19:21:41 06:11:08

79

98 KAWASAKI 19:27:18 06:16:45

80

77 HONDA 19:27:29 06:16:56

81

53 KTM 19:31:49 06:21:16

82

58 KTM 19:34:12 06:23:39

83

83
  • DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG)
KTM 19:49:10 06:38:37

84

112 HONDA 20:00:03 06:49:30 00:01:00

85

156 KTM 20:01:12 06:50:39 00:07:00

86

126
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD)
KTM 20:01:42 06:51:09

87

165 KTM 20:08:43 06:58:10

88

56 KTM 20:24:03 07:13:30

89

152 YAMAHA 20:27:03 07:16:30

90

132 KTM 20:46:29 07:35:56

91

138 KTM 20:50:09 07:39:36 00:00:30

92

139
  • VAN BERGEIJK (NLD)
HUSABERG 20:51:24 07:40:51 00:01:00

93

154 YAMAHA 20:52:53 07:42:20

94

86 KTM 21:08:12 07:57:39 00:01:00

95

95 KTM 21:10:20 07:59:47

96

96 KTM 21:20:18 08:09:45

97

97
  • GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP)
KTM 21:26:25 08:15:52 00:05:00

98

64 KTM 21:35:13 08:24:40

99

167 KTM 21:51:14 08:40:41

100

150 GASGAS 21:56:31 08:45:58

101

128 KTM 22:14:10 09:03:37

102

127 KTM 22:16:56 09:06:23

103

135 HONDA 22:18:33 09:08:00

104

149 HUSABERG 22:22:14 09:11:41

105

108 KTM 23:04:16 09:53:43

106

118 YAMAHA 23:13:35 10:03:02

107

99 KTM 23:15:28 10:04:55 00:10:00

108

102 YAMAHA 23:26:48 10:16:15

109

145 YAMAHA 23:30:48 10:20:15 00:05:00

110

148 KTM 23:32:12 10:21:39

111

107
  • TOIA (ITA)
KTM 23:40:48 10:30:15

112

133 KTM 23:45:15 10:34:42

113

111
  • CUYPERS (FRA)
KTM 23:49:58 10:39:25

114

141 HONDA 24:10:33 11:00:00 00:10:00

115

155 KAWASAKI 24:58:39 11:48:06 00:02:00