2015 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results

Six stages and five different winners. This is the way the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America is playing out.

Winning Friday’s stage six was Team HRC Honda’s Helder Rodrigues, who has taken five other stage victories in past Dakar Rally events. Stage six took riders 428 miles from Antofagasta to Iquique in Chile, with 198 of those timed.

The Portuguese Rodrigues, who finished on the podium at both the 2011 and 2012 Dakars, climbed from 10th to sixth overall after showing strength on Friday. He finished the day 1:10 minutes ahead of KTM-supported rider Toby Price, the Australian displaying great speeds in his rookie year

Taking the final podium Friday – 1:42 minutes behind Rodrigues – was the other Team HRC Honda CRF450 Rally pilot and Rodrigues’ fellow countryman Paolo Gonclaves. Gonclaves was followed Friday by Pablo Quintanilla (Chile) and Stegan Svitko (Slovak), both on KTM 450 Rally machinery.

Though his Friday performance was impressive, he remains sixth overall in general classification, 36:04 minutes behind the leader, Joan Barreda Bort, who finished Friday in sixth.

“I started very badly with my body at the beginning of this rally. I had three days that were not so good. On day four I had a problem with the bike due to mechanical problems, but today I had a good stage. Of course, I’m happy and I have one week more to attack. I’m happy. If have the best time, that’s good. If I have the second time, it’s also good. I had a good day and rode very fast. I pushed a lot until I saw Marc and Joan and then I just rode to the finish and didn’t push anymore,” Rodrigues says.

As for Bort, the Spaniard has finished on the podium in four out of six stages so far, including two wins. Throughout Friday, the Team HRC Honda rider Barreda battled with four-time Dakar winner Marc Coma, who finished eighth after suffering a minor crash. Barreda’s performance allowed him to extend his lead to 12:27 minutes over the Red Bull KTM pilot Coma, who won stage five.

“At the beginning I had a small crash, nothing important. I’m lucky. But it meant that I did not feel comfortable at the beginning of the stage. Then the navigation was also a little bit tricky. I lost some time looking for a way point, but it was nothing dramatic. In the end, I was opening all the day with Joan together, but this is the game,” Coma says.

“Now we have a rest day in front of us. It will be perfect for the bike and for my body too, to rest a little bit, and then of course to prepare for the marathon stage because we know how tough it will be, with the altitude, with no mechanics and no spare parts, so it’s something that we have to take care about.”

Rounding out the top 10 Friday were Honda’s Israel Esquerre, Coma, KTM’s Ruben Faria and KTM’s Ivan Jakes.

Saturday marks the one and only break in the 2015 Dakar Rally ahead of Sunday’s stage seven, which takes riders 445 miles from Iquique to Uyuni.

2015 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

5 HONDA 03:40:10

2

26 KTM 03:41:20 00:01:10

3

7 HONDA 03:41:52 00:01:42

4

31 KTM 03:46:21 00:06:11

5

18 KTM 03:46:52 00:06:42

6

2 HONDA 03:47:30 00:07:20

7

12 HONDA 03:49:08 00:08:58

8

1 KTM 03:49:24 00:09:14

9

11 KTM 03:49:44 00:09:34

10

21 KTM 03:54:09 00:13:59

11

60 KAWASAKI 03:54:14 00:14:04

12

19 YAMAHA 03:55:13 00:15:03

13

14 SHERCO TVS 03:56:14 00:16:04

14

20 KTM 03:56:39 00:16:29

15

17 YAMAHA 03:57:19 00:17:09

16

9 KTM 03:57:55 00:17:45

17

29 HONDA 03:58:07 00:17:57

18

16 HONDA 03:58:52 00:18:42

19

22 HONDA 03:59:54 00:19:44

20

37 KTM 04:06:10 00:26:00

21

44 YAMAHA 04:06:47 00:26:37

22

49 KTM 04:06:51 00:26:41

23

62 KTM 04:08:32 00:28:22

24

15 YAMAHA 04:09:25 00:29:15

25

32 KTM 04:09:40 00:29:30

26

161 KAWASAKI 04:10:32 00:30:22

27

45 YAMAHA 04:11:09 00:30:59

28

25 SHERCO TVS 04:14:29 00:34:19

29

4 KTM 04:15:35 00:35:25

30

38 KTM 04:17:34 00:37:24

31

160 KTM 04:19:56 00:39:46

32

151 KTM 04:20:44 00:40:34

33

24 HONDA 04:21:29 00:41:19

34

3 YAMAHA 04:22:18 00:42:08

35

48 KTM 04:22:38 00:42:28

36

35 KTM 04:22:53 00:42:43

37

53 KTM 04:23:43 00:43:33

38

8 KTM 04:24:17 00:44:07

39

79 YAMAHA 04:25:38 00:45:28

40

71 SHERCO 04:26:40 00:46:30

41

34 KTM 04:28:04 00:47:54

42

36 KTM 04:28:42 00:48:32

43

23 GASGAS 04:29:52 00:49:42

44

103 KTM 04:33:48 00:53:38

45

129 KTM 04:40:48 01:00:38

46

98 KAWASAKI 04:43:17 01:03:07

47

65 KTM 04:44:06 01:03:56

48

63 KTM 04:49:21 01:09:11

49

69 YAMAHA 04:49:54 01:09:44

50

61 BETA 04:50:18 01:10:08

51

46 YAMAHA 04:53:02 01:12:52

52

10 YAMAHA 04:55:20 01:15:10

53

67 KTM 04:57:34 01:17:24

54

51 HONDA 05:00:25 01:20:15

55

87 KTM 05:07:59 01:27:49

56

57 KTM 05:08:07 01:27:57

57

100 KTM 05:11:28 01:31:18

58

78 KTM 05:11:40 01:31:30

59

54 KTM 05:11:43 01:31:33

60

73 HUQSVARNA 05:12:33 01:32:23

61

83 KTM 05:15:07 01:34:57

62

125 KTM 05:15:55 01:35:45

63

77 HONDA 05:19:03 01:38:53

64

59 KTM 05:21:29 01:41:19

65

68 KTM 05:22:45 01:42:35

66

152 YAMAHA 05:25:08 01:44:58

67

84 KTM 05:25:23 01:45:13

68

109 KTM 05:25:43 01:45:33

69

112 HONDA 05:28:45 01:48:35

70

126 KTM 05:30:46 01:50:36

71

50 KTM 05:31:31 01:51:21

72

113 KTM 05:34:08 01:53:58

73

95 KTM 05:39:09 01:58:59

74

107 KTM 05:50:38 02:10:28

75

56 KTM 05:52:00 02:11:50

76

167 KTM 05:52:03 02:11:53

77

154 YAMAHA 05:56:12 02:16:02

78

139 HUSABERG 05:57:42 02:17:32

79

114 KTM 06:02:57 02:22:47

80

80 YAMAHA 06:04:01 02:23:51

81

81 KTM 06:04:49 02:24:39

82

40 SUZUKI 06:17:10 02:37:00

83

156 KTM 06:19:27 02:39:17

84

102 YAMAHA 06:20:27 02:40:17

85

165 KTM 06:21:07 02:40:57

86

27 KTM 06:43:31 03:03:21

87

76 KTM 06:48:54 03:08:44

88

75 KTM 06:54:14 03:14:04

2015 Dakar Rally Overall General Standings (after six of 13 stages):

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2 HONDA 21:38:35

2

1 KTM 21:51:02 00:12:27

3

7 HONDA 21:55:47 00:17:12

4

31 KTM 22:08:32 00:29:57

5

26 KTM 22:12:19 00:33:44

6

5 HONDA 22:14:39 00:36:04

7

11 KTM 22:19:02 00:40:27

8

18 KTM 22:20:02 00:41:27

9

14 SHERCO TVS 22:31:31 00:52:56

10

12 HONDA 22:39:23 01:00:48

11

4 KTM 22:43:03 01:04:28

12

9 KTM 22:53:27 01:14:52

13

19 YAMAHA 22:57:53 01:19:18

14

21 KTM 22:58:32 01:19:57

15

20 KTM 22:58:48 01:20:13

16

29 HONDA 23:01:44 01:23:09

17

17 YAMAHA 23:05:06 01:26:31 00:04:00

18

16 HONDA 23:32:23 01:53:48

19

37 KTM 23:46:45 02:08:10

20

3 YAMAHA 23:49:15 02:10:40

21

10 YAMAHA 23:50:39 02:12:04

22

25 SHERCO TVS 24:04:03 02:25:28

23

44 YAMAHA 24:11:05 02:32:30

24

8 KTM 24:14:43 02:36:08

25

15 YAMAHA 24:29:10 02:50:35 00:05:00

26

62 KTM 24:46:28 03:07:53 00:01:00

27

32 KTM 24:46:45 03:08:10

28

24 HONDA 24:50:11 03:11:36

29

60 KAWASAKI 24:52:22 03:13:47 01:00:00

30

79 YAMAHA 24:55:26 03:16:51

31

34 KTM 25:05:15 03:26:40

32

49 KTM 25:10:25 03:31:50

33

27 KTM 25:13:12 03:34:37

34

38 KTM 25:13:47 03:35:12

35

161 KAWASAKI 25:17:12 03:38:37

36

160 KTM 25:18:03 03:39:28

37

45 YAMAHA 25:20:00 03:41:25

38

35 KTM 25:44:39 04:06:04

39

36 KTM 26:15:31 04:36:56

40

151 KTM 26:20:33 04:41:58

41

48 KTM 26:25:44 04:47:09

42

65 KTM 26:37:07 04:58:32

43

103 KTM 26:37:44 04:59:09

44

22 HONDA 26:42:26 05:03:51 00:05:00

45

69 YAMAHA 26:47:27 05:08:52

46

46 YAMAHA 26:56:04 05:17:29

47

40 SUZUKI 27:06:14 05:27:39

48

71 SHERCO 27:11:34 05:32:59

49

129 KTM 27:14:36 05:36:01

50

63 KTM 28:00:59 06:22:24

51

67 KTM 28:02:09 06:23:34

52

78 KTM 28:06:09 06:27:34

53

59 KTM 28:07:30 06:28:55

54

54 KTM 28:43:38 07:05:03

55

57 KTM 28:49:41 07:11:06

56

84 KTM 28:59:13 07:20:38

57

50 KTM 29:00:14 07:21:39

58

51 HONDA 29:13:20 07:34:45

59

125 KTM 29:22:43 07:44:08

60

109 KTM 29:25:02 07:46:27

61

53 KTM 29:38:33 07:59:58

62

68 KTM 29:46:59 08:08:24 00:02:00

63

81 KTM 29:48:28 08:09:53

64

73 HUQSVARNA 29:55:06 08:16:31 00:15:00

65

61 BETA 30:12:43 08:34:08

66

87 KTM 30:13:30 08:34:55

67

113 KTM 30:15:49 08:37:14 02:00:00

68

98 KAWASAKI 30:24:37 08:46:02

69

23 GASGAS 30:31:44 08:53:09

70

100 KTM 30:40:31 09:01:56

71

80 YAMAHA 30:50:16 09:11:41 00:05:00

72

83 KTM 31:01:13 09:22:38 00:06:00

73

75 KTM 31:31:28 09:52:53 00:06:00

74

76 KTM 31:48:42 10:10:07 00:02:00

75

152 YAMAHA 32:11:01 10:32:26

76

126 KTM 32:14:12 10:35:37 00:01:30

77

114 KTM 32:16:27 10:37:52 02:05:00

78

112 HONDA 32:16:46 10:38:11 00:01:30

79

56 KTM 33:07:56 11:29:21

80

77 HONDA 33:22:16 11:43:41 02:00:00

81

139 HUSABERG 33:38:22 11:59:47 00:01:00

82

156 KTM 33:40:00 12:01:25 00:07:00

83

165 KTM 33:46:18 12:07:43

84

154 YAMAHA 33:57:05 12:18:30

85

95 KTM 34:07:19 12:28:44

86

167 KTM 34:45:08 13:06:33

87

107 KTM 36:11:05 14:32:30 00:01:00

88

102 YAMAHA 37:03:22 15:24:47