2015 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Motorcycle Results

Following the only rest day of the 2015 Dakar Rally, the competitors returned to racing Sunday for round seven. The stage, which took riders 445 miles from Iquique, Chile, to Uyuni, Bolivia, was the first marathon stage of 2015 Dakar Rally, meaning only the competitors were able to work on their motorcycles when the day was complete.

Taking the win – his second of 2015 Dakar Rally – was Team HRC Honda’s Paulo Gonclaves. The conditions were tough not only due to the high attitudes of stage six, but also some rain and snow in Uyuni.

Gonclaves teammate Helder Rodrigues – who won Friday’s stage six – was quickest in the beginning, but Gonclaves quickly caught up to him. The two then road together until Gonclaves begin picking up the pace. He was able to finish 14 seconds ahead of four-time Dakar winner Marc Coma (Red Bull KTM) and KTM-supported Matthias Walkner.

“This stage was great, I started in the front, and that’s always difficult as it’s very easy to lose time as you open the road. I pushed very hard, to stay at the front of the race,” Gonclaves says.

“I’m very happy, of course, with my result today. I never stopped pushing until the finish. This stage was very hard, mud, stones, and many bumps, unbelievably hard, but I won it and that’s great.

The most impressive performer on Sunday was the top Team HRC Honda CRF450 Rally pilot so far this year, Joan Barreda Bort. He had a quick start, but suffered a crash with 75 miles remaining, breaking his handlebar.

He was able to remount and finish the stage in 10th. This allowed him to retain the overall lead, which he has held since winning stage two. Due to Coma’s equally impressive performance, Barreda’s overall lead got cut in half; Coma now trails Barreda by a mere 6:28 minutes.

“It was a tough stage where you had to be careful, but when I came to a muddy section around kilometre 200, while I was breaking before a danger marked on the road book, the bike slid and I crashed,” Barreda says.

“The handlebars were damaged, so I had to do the last 120 kilometres just with the right hand. I was pushing hard to lose a minimum of time, but that was not easy. We are now at the marathon stage, we are a great team and we will solve the problem with my teammates.”

With his win, Goncalves is now closer to the leader; he trails Barreda by 10:59 minutes.

The conditions get tougher Monday for Stage 8, which takes riders 500 miles from Uyuni back to Iquique. But this stage has a huge timed special – the longest of the 2015 Dakar Rally at 485 miles. Riders will endure a gigantic ice lake, and if its surface is dry, riders will cross 30 at a time. If not, riders must ride around the edge of the lake.

2015 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results, Motorcycles:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

7 HONDA 03:56:00

2

1 KTM 03:56:14 00:00:14

3

27 KTM 03:56:30 00:00:30

4

31 KTM 03:57:32 00:01:32

5

26 KTM 03:57:49 00:01:49

6

5 HONDA 04:00:05 00:04:05

7

18 KTM 04:01:09 00:05:09

8

20 KTM 04:02:06 00:06:06

9

4 KTM 04:02:10 00:06:10

10

2 HONDA 04:02:13 00:06:13

11

19 YAMAHA 04:02:13 00:06:13

12

11 KTM 04:02:41 00:06:41

13

9 KTM 04:04:13 00:08:13

14

21 KTM 04:05:24 00:09:24

15

12 HONDA 04:06:02 00:10:02

16

37 KTM 04:07:20 00:11:20

17

44 YAMAHA 04:09:09 00:13:09

18

29 HONDA 04:09:24 00:13:24

19

16 HONDA 04:11:13 00:15:13

20

23 GASGAS 04:11:46 00:15:46

21

22 HONDA 04:12:57 00:16:57

22

3 YAMAHA 04:13:01 00:17:01

23

10 YAMAHA 04:14:20 00:18:20 00:15:00

24

14 SHERCO TVS 04:14:48 00:18:48 00:15:00

25

8 KTM 04:15:58 00:19:58

26

79 YAMAHA 04:16:30 00:20:30

27

15 YAMAHA 04:16:56 00:20:56

28

24 HONDA 04:17:47 00:21:47

29

32 KTM 04:18:47 00:22:47

30

160 KTM 04:19:20 00:23:20

31

49 KTM 04:19:22 00:23:22

32

38 KTM 04:21:03 00:25:03

33

25 SHERCO TVS 04:23:42 00:27:42 00:15:00

34

60 KAWASAKI 04:24:49 00:28:49 00:15:00

35

53 KTM 04:25:47 00:29:47

36

161 KAWASAKI 04:30:23 00:34:23 00:15:00

37

151 KTM 04:30:52 00:34:52

38

34 KTM 04:31:11 00:35:11

39

35 KTM 04:32:41 00:36:41

40

17 YAMAHA 04:35:13 00:39:13

41

71 SHERCO 04:37:48 00:41:48 00:15:00

42

45 YAMAHA 04:41:35 00:45:35

43

69 YAMAHA 04:52:51 00:56:51

44

36 KTM 05:10:56 01:14:56

45

63 KTM 05:22:33 01:26:33

46

57 KTM 05:23:03 01:27:03

47

103 KTM 05:27:34 01:31:34

48

77 HONDA 05:39:12 01:43:12

49

80 YAMAHA 05:46:41 01:50:41 00:01:00

50

40 SUZUKI 05:48:34 01:52:34 00:15:00

51

139 HUSABERG 05:51:44 01:55:44 00:10:00

52

81 KTM 05:55:02 01:59:02

53

150 GASGAS 05:58:26 02:02:26

54

83 KTM 05:58:44 02:02:44

55

113 KTM 06:05:17 02:09:17

56

102 YAMAHA 06:07:20 02:11:20

57

114 KTM 06:09:45 02:13:45

58

165 KTM 06:14:18 02:18:18

59

156 KTM 06:14:45 02:18:45

60

72 KTM 06:17:11 02:21:11

61

65 KTM 06:18:18 02:22:18

62

84 KTM 06:19:05 02:23:05

63

127 KTM 06:19:49 02:23:49 00:01:00

64

73 HUQSVARNA 06:20:39 02:24:39 00:01:00

65

59 KTM 06:21:13 02:25:13

66

125 KTM 06:21:18 02:25:18 00:01:00

67

128 KTM 06:21:31 02:25:31

68

51 HONDA 06:25:30 02:29:30

69

46 YAMAHA 06:26:36 02:30:36

70

97 KTM 06:29:27 02:33:27

71

96 KTM 06:29:54 02:33:54

72

135 HONDA 06:30:51 02:34:51

73

75 KTM 06:31:04 02:35:04

74

92 KAWASAKI 06:31:13 02:35:13

75

68 KTM 06:33:58 02:37:58

76

76 KTM 06:34:38 02:38:38

77

87 KTM 06:39:14 02:43:14

78

148 KTM 06:39:52 02:43:52

79

149 HUSABERG 06:40:18 02:44:18

80

167 KTM 06:44:22 02:48:22

81

95 KTM 06:45:04 02:49:04 00:01:00

82

152 YAMAHA 06:45:06 02:49:06

83

61 BETA 06:45:36 02:49:36

84

107 KTM 06:47:31 02:51:31

85

117 KTM 06:48:57 02:52:57

86

78 KTM 06:50:08 02:54:08

87

141 HONDA 06:52:03 02:56:03

88

166 KTM 06:54:05 02:58:05

89

99 KTM 06:58:09 03:02:09

90

118 YAMAHA 07:03:19 03:07:19

91

91 HUQSVARNA 07:04:00 03:08:00

92

112 HONDA 07:06:41 03:10:41

93

109 KTM 07:07:12 03:11:12

94

98 KAWASAKI 07:10:38 03:14:38 00:15:00

95

132 KTM 07:12:38 03:16:38

96

64 KTM 07:12:45 03:16:45 00:01:00

97

138 KTM 07:20:36 03:24:36

98

50 KTM 07:23:29 03:27:29

99

126 KTM 07:32:15 03:36:15

100

133 KTM 07:45:33 03:49:33

101

54 KTM 07:46:58 03:50:58

102

108 KTM 07:54:15 03:58:15

103

67 KTM 07:55:28 03:59:28 00:05:00

104

153 YAMAHA 08:49:12 04:53:12 02:20:00

105

111 KTM 10:01:43 06:05:43 02:00:00

106

154 YAMAHA 10:28:28 06:32:28 02:00:00

107

123 HONDA 10:37:49 06:41:49 02:00:00

108

124 HONDA 10:38:18 06:42:18 02:00:00

109

144 KTM 10:43:19 06:47:19 02:00:00

110

134 KTM 10:43:47 06:47:47 02:00:00

2015 Dakar Rally General Standings after 7 of 13 stages:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

2 HONDA 25:40:48

2

1 KTM 25:47:16 00:06:28

3

7 HONDA 25:51:47 00:10:59

4

31 KTM 26:06:04 00:25:16

5

26 KTM 26:10:08 00:29:20

6

5 HONDA 26:14:44 00:33:56

7

18 KTM 26:21:11 00:40:23

8

11 KTM 26:21:43 00:40:55

9

14 SHERCO TVS 26:46:19 01:05:31 00:15:00

10

9 KTM 26:57:40 01:16:52

11

19 YAMAHA 27:00:06 01:19:18

12

20 KTM 27:00:54 01:20:06

13

21 KTM 27:03:56 01:23:08

14

29 HONDA 27:11:08 01:30:20

15

4 KTM 27:25:13 01:44:25 00:40:00

16

12 HONDA 27:25:25 01:44:37 00:40:00

17

17 YAMAHA 27:40:19 01:59:31 00:04:00

18

16 HONDA 27:43:36 02:02:48

19

37 KTM 27:54:05 02:13:17

20

10 YAMAHA 28:01:01 02:20:13 00:11:02

21

3 YAMAHA 28:02:16 02:21:28

22

44 YAMAHA 28:20:14 02:39:26

23

25 SHERCO TVS 28:27:45 02:46:57 00:15:00

24

8 KTM 28:30:41 02:49:53

25

15 YAMAHA 28:46:06 03:05:18 00:05:00

26

32 KTM 29:05:32 03:24:44

27

24 HONDA 29:07:58 03:27:10

28

79 YAMAHA 29:11:56 03:31:08

29

60 KAWASAKI 29:17:11 03:36:23 01:15:00

30

49 KTM 29:29:47 03:48:59

31

38 KTM 29:34:50 03:54:02

32

34 KTM 29:36:26 03:55:38

33

160 KTM 29:37:23 03:56:35

34

27 KTM 29:40:56 04:00:08 00:40:00

35

161 KAWASAKI 29:47:35 04:06:47 00:15:00

36

45 YAMAHA 30:01:35 04:20:47

37

35 KTM 30:17:20 04:36:32

38

151 KTM 30:51:25 05:10:37

39

22 HONDA 30:55:23 05:14:35 00:05:00

40

36 KTM 31:26:27 05:45:39

41

69 YAMAHA 31:40:18 05:59:30

42

71 SHERCO 31:49:22 06:08:34 00:15:00

43

103 KTM 32:05:18 06:24:30

44

65 KTM 32:55:25 07:14:37

45

46 YAMAHA 33:22:40 07:41:52

46

63 KTM 33:23:32 07:42:44

47

53 KTM 34:04:20 08:23:32

48

57 KTM 34:12:44 08:31:56

49

59 KTM 34:28:43 08:47:55

50

23 GASGAS 34:43:30 09:02:42

51

40 SUZUKI 34:54:48 09:14:00 02:15:00

52

78 KTM 34:56:17 09:15:29

53

84 KTM 35:18:18 09:37:30

54

81 KTM 35:43:30 10:02:42

55

51 HONDA 35:43:50 10:03:02 00:05:00

56

125 KTM 35:44:01 10:03:13 00:01:00

57

67 KTM 35:57:37 10:16:49 00:05:00

58

73 HUQSVARNA 36:15:45 10:34:57 00:16:00

59

68 KTM 36:20:57 10:40:09 00:02:00

60

50 KTM 36:23:43 10:42:55

61

54 KTM 36:30:36 10:49:48

62

109 KTM 36:32:14 10:51:26

63

80 YAMAHA 36:36:57 10:56:09 00:06:00

64

87 KTM 36:52:44 11:11:56

65

61 BETA 36:58:19 11:17:31

66

83 KTM 36:59:57 11:19:09 00:06:00

67

72 KTM 37:04:13 11:23:25

68

113 KTM 37:21:06 11:40:18 03:00:00

69

98 KAWASAKI 37:35:45 11:54:57 00:15:30

70

75 KTM 38:02:32 12:21:44 00:06:00

71

76 KTM 38:23:20 12:42:32 00:02:00

72

114 KTM 38:26:12 12:45:24 02:05:00

73

152 YAMAHA 38:56:07 13:15:19

74

77 HONDA 39:01:28 13:20:40 02:00:00

75

112 HONDA 39:23:27 13:42:39 00:01:30

76

139 HUSABERG 39:30:06 13:49:18 00:11:00

77

126 KTM 39:46:27 14:05:39 00:01:30

78

156 KTM 39:54:45 14:13:57 00:07:00

79

165 KTM 40:00:36 14:19:48

80

95 KTM 40:52:23 15:11:35 00:01:00

81

167 KTM 41:29:30 15:48:42

82

132 KTM 42:01:34 16:20:46

83

138 KTM 42:13:56 16:33:08

84

96 KTM 42:15:19 16:34:31

85

97 KTM 42:21:32 16:40:44 00:05:00

86

150 GASGAS 42:38:18 16:57:30

87

64 KTM 42:57:25 17:16:37 00:01:00

88

102 YAMAHA 43:10:42 17:29:54

89

128 KTM 43:18:26 17:37:38

90

127 KTM 43:25:01 17:44:13 00:06:00

91

135 HONDA 43:27:26 17:46:38

92

107 KTM 43:38:36 17:57:48 00:41:00

93

154 YAMAHA 44:25:33 18:44:45 02:00:00

94

108 KTM 45:33:17 19:52:29

95

144 KTM 46:04:00 20:23:12 03:05:00

96

99 KTM 46:09:04 20:28:16 01:10:00

97

133 KTM 46:24:01 20:43:13

98

149 HUSABERG 46:39:45 20:58:57 01:00:00

99

148 KTM 47:23:01 21:42:13 01:01:00

100

118 YAMAHA 48:03:14 22:22:26 01:00:00

101

111 KTM 51:14:13 25:33:25 03:00:00

102

141 HONDA 51:46:09 26:05:21 03:10:00

103

92 KAWASAKI 54:51:27 29:10:39 02:15:00

104

166 KTM 64:35:19 38:54:31 04:01:00

105

91 HUQSVARNA 64:58:59 39:18:11 04:05:00

106

153 YAMAHA 71:56:08 46:15:20 11:35:00

107

117 KTM 86:40:44 60:59:56 08:40:00

108

134 KTM 87:19:14 61:38:26 08:00:00

109

124 HONDA 95:45:21 70:04:33 11:00:00

110

123 HONDA 99:29:00 73:48:12 16:01:00