2015 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results | Gonclaves Takes 2

2015 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results | Gonclaves Takes 2
Honda's Joan Barreda Bort

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.NameMarkTimevariationPenalty

1

7

HONDA03:56:00

2

1

KTM03:56:1400:00:14

3

27

KTM03:56:3000:00:30

4

31

KTM03:57:3200:01:32

5

26

KTM03:57:4900:01:49

6

5

HONDA04:00:0500:04:05

7

18

KTM04:01:0900:05:09

8

20

KTM04:02:0600:06:06

9

4

KTM04:02:1000:06:10

10

2

HONDA04:02:1300:06:13

11

19

YAMAHA04:02:1300:06:13

12

11

KTM04:02:4100:06:41

13

9

KTM04:04:1300:08:13

14

21

KTM04:05:2400:09:24

15

12

HONDA04:06:0200:10:02

16

37

KTM04:07:2000:11:20

17

44

YAMAHA04:09:0900:13:09

18

29

HONDA04:09:2400:13:24

19

16

HONDA04:11:1300:15:13

20

23

GASGAS04:11:4600:15:46

21

22

HONDA04:12:5700:16:57

22

3

YAMAHA04:13:0100:17:01

23

10

YAMAHA04:14:2000:18:2000:15:00

24

14

SHERCO TVS04:14:4800:18:4800:15:00

25

8

KTM04:15:5800:19:58

26

79

YAMAHA04:16:3000:20:30

27

15

YAMAHA04:16:5600:20:56

28

24

HONDA04:17:4700:21:47

29

32

KTM04:18:4700:22:47

30

160

KTM04:19:2000:23:20

31

49

KTM04:19:2200:23:22

32

38

KTM04:21:0300:25:03

33

25

SHERCO TVS04:23:4200:27:4200:15:00

34

60

KAWASAKI04:24:4900:28:4900:15:00

35

53

KTM04:25:4700:29:47

36

161

KAWASAKI04:30:2300:34:2300:15:00

37

151

KTM04:30:5200:34:52

38

34

KTM04:31:1100:35:11

39

35

KTM04:32:4100:36:41

40

17

YAMAHA04:35:1300:39:13

41

71

SHERCO04:37:4800:41:4800:15:00

42

45

YAMAHA04:41:3500:45:35

43

69

YAMAHA04:52:5100:56:51

44

36

KTM05:10:5601:14:56

45

63

KTM05:22:3301:26:33

46

57

KTM05:23:0301:27:03

47

103

KTM05:27:3401:31:34

48

77

HONDA05:39:1201:43:12

49

80

YAMAHA05:46:4101:50:4100:01:00

50

40

SUZUKI05:48:3401:52:3400:15:00

51

139

HUSABERG05:51:4401:55:4400:10:00

52

81

KTM05:55:0201:59:02

53

150

GASGAS05:58:2602:02:26

54

83

KTM05:58:4402:02:44

55

113

KTM06:05:1702:09:17

56

102

YAMAHA06:07:2002:11:20

57

114

KTM06:09:4502:13:45

58

165

KTM06:14:1802:18:18

59

156

KTM06:14:4502:18:45

60

72

KTM06:17:1102:21:11

61

65

KTM06:18:1802:22:18

62

84

KTM06:19:0502:23:05

63

127

KTM06:19:4902:23:4900:01:00

64

73

HUQSVARNA06:20:3902:24:3900:01:00

65

59

KTM06:21:1302:25:13

66

125

KTM06:21:1802:25:1800:01:00

67

128

KTM06:21:3102:25:31

68

51

HONDA06:25:3002:29:30

69

46

YAMAHA06:26:3602:30:36

70

97

KTM06:29:2702:33:27

71

96

KTM06:29:5402:33:54

72

135

HONDA06:30:5102:34:51

73

75

KTM06:31:0402:35:04

74

92

KAWASAKI06:31:1302:35:13

75

68

KTM06:33:5802:37:58

76

76

KTM06:34:3802:38:38

77

87

KTM06:39:1402:43:14

78

148

KTM06:39:5202:43:52

79

149

HUSABERG06:40:1802:44:18

80

167

KTM06:44:2202:48:22

81

95

KTM06:45:0402:49:0400:01:00

82

152

YAMAHA06:45:0602:49:06

83

61

BETA06:45:3602:49:36

84

107

KTM06:47:3102:51:31

85

117

KTM06:48:5702:52:57

86

78

KTM06:50:0802:54:08

87

141

HONDA06:52:0302:56:03

88

166

KTM06:54:0502:58:05

89

99

KTM06:58:0903:02:09

90

118

YAMAHA07:03:1903:07:19

91

91

HUQSVARNA07:04:0003:08:00

92

112

HONDA07:06:4103:10:41

93

109

KTM07:07:1203:11:12

94

98

KAWASAKI07:10:3803:14:3800:15:00

95

132

KTM07:12:3803:16:38

96

64

KTM07:12:4503:16:4500:01:00

97

138

KTM07:20:3603:24:36

98

50

KTM07:23:2903:27:29

99

126

KTM07:32:1503:36:15

100

133

KTM07:45:3303:49:33

101

54

KTM07:46:5803:50:58

102

108

KTM07:54:1503:58:15

103

67

KTM07:55:2803:59:2800:05:00

104

153

YAMAHA08:49:1204:53:1202:20:00

105

111

KTM10:01:4306:05:4302:00:00

106

154

YAMAHA10:28:2806:32:2802:00:00

107

123

HONDA10:37:4906:41:4902:00:00

108

124

HONDA10:38:1806:42:1802:00:00

109

144

KTM10:43:1906:47:1902:00:00

110

134

KTM10:43:4706:47:4702:00:00

2015 Dakar Rally General Standings after 7 of 13 stages:

Pos.NameMarkTimevariationPenalty

1

2

HONDA25:40:48

2

1

KTM25:47:1600:06:28

3

7

HONDA25:51:4700:10:59

4

31

KTM26:06:0400:25:16

5

26

KTM26:10:0800:29:20

6

5

HONDA26:14:4400:33:56

7

18

KTM26:21:1100:40:23

8

11

KTM26:21:4300:40:55

9

14

SHERCO TVS26:46:1901:05:3100:15:00

10

9

KTM26:57:4001:16:52

11

19

YAMAHA27:00:0601:19:18

12

20

KTM27:00:5401:20:06

13

21

KTM27:03:5601:23:08

14

29

HONDA27:11:0801:30:20

15

4

KTM27:25:1301:44:2500:40:00

16

12

HONDA27:25:2501:44:3700:40:00

17

17

YAMAHA27:40:1901:59:3100:04:00

18

16

HONDA27:43:3602:02:48

19

37

KTM27:54:0502:13:17

20

10

YAMAHA28:01:0102:20:1300:11:02

21

3

YAMAHA28:02:1602:21:28

22

44

YAMAHA28:20:1402:39:26

23

25

SHERCO TVS28:27:4502:46:5700:15:00

24

8

KTM28:30:4102:49:53

25

15

YAMAHA28:46:0603:05:1800:05:00

26

32

KTM29:05:3203:24:44

27

24

HONDA29:07:5803:27:10

28

79

YAMAHA29:11:5603:31:08

29

60

KAWASAKI29:17:1103:36:2301:15:00

30

49

KTM29:29:4703:48:59

31

38

KTM29:34:5003:54:02

32

34

KTM29:36:2603:55:38

33

160

KTM29:37:2303:56:35

34

27

KTM29:40:5604:00:0800:40:00

35

161

KAWASAKI29:47:3504:06:4700:15:00

36

45

YAMAHA30:01:3504:20:47

37

35

KTM30:17:2004:36:32

38

151

KTM30:51:2505:10:37

39

22

HONDA30:55:2305:14:3500:05:00

40

36

KTM31:26:2705:45:39

41

69

YAMAHA31:40:1805:59:30

42

71

SHERCO31:49:2206:08:3400:15:00

43

103

KTM32:05:1806:24:30

44

65

KTM32:55:2507:14:37

45

46

YAMAHA33:22:4007:41:52

46

63

KTM33:23:3207:42:44

47

53

KTM34:04:2008:23:32

48

57

KTM34:12:4408:31:56

49

59

KTM34:28:4308:47:55

50

23

GASGAS34:43:3009:02:42

51

40

SUZUKI34:54:4809:14:0002:15:00

52

78

KTM34:56:1709:15:29

53

84

KTM35:18:1809:37:30

54

81

KTM35:43:3010:02:42

55

51

HONDA35:43:5010:03:0200:05:00

56

125

KTM35:44:0110:03:1300:01:00

57

67

KTM35:57:3710:16:4900:05:00

58

73

HUQSVARNA36:15:4510:34:5700:16:00

59

68

KTM36:20:5710:40:0900:02:00

60

50

KTM36:23:4310:42:55

61

54

KTM36:30:3610:49:48

62

109

KTM36:32:1410:51:26

63

80

YAMAHA36:36:5710:56:0900:06:00

64

87

KTM36:52:4411:11:56

65

61

BETA36:58:1911:17:31

66

83

KTM36:59:5711:19:0900:06:00

67

72

KTM37:04:1311:23:25

68

113

KTM37:21:0611:40:1803:00:00

69

98

KAWASAKI37:35:4511:54:5700:15:30

70

75

KTM38:02:3212:21:4400:06:00

71

76

KTM38:23:2012:42:3200:02:00

72

114

KTM38:26:1212:45:2402:05:00

73

152

YAMAHA38:56:0713:15:19

74

77

HONDA39:01:2813:20:4002:00:00

75

112

HONDA39:23:2713:42:3900:01:30

76

139

HUSABERG39:30:0613:49:1800:11:00

77

126

KTM39:46:2714:05:3900:01:30

78

156

KTM39:54:4514:13:5700:07:00

79

165

KTM40:00:3614:19:48

80

95

KTM40:52:2315:11:3500:01:00

81

167

KTM41:29:3015:48:42

82

132

KTM42:01:3416:20:46

83

138

KTM42:13:5616:33:08

84

96

KTM42:15:1916:34:31

85

97

KTM42:21:3216:40:4400:05:00

86

150

GASGAS42:38:1816:57:30

87

64

KTM42:57:2517:16:3700:01:00

88

102

YAMAHA43:10:4217:29:54

89

128

KTM43:18:2617:37:38

90

127

KTM43:25:0117:44:1300:06:00

91

135

HONDA43:27:2617:46:38

92

107

KTM43:38:3617:57:4800:41:00

93

154

YAMAHA44:25:3318:44:4502:00:00

94

108

KTM45:33:1719:52:29

95

144

KTM46:04:0020:23:1203:05:00

96

99

KTM46:09:0420:28:1601:10:00

97

133

KTM46:24:0120:43:13

98

149

HUSABERG46:39:4520:58:5701:00:00

99

148

KTM47:23:0121:42:1301:01:00

100

118

YAMAHA48:03:1422:22:2601:00:00

101

111

KTM51:14:1325:33:2503:00:00

102

141

HONDA51:46:0926:05:2103:10:00

103

92

KAWASAKI54:51:2729:10:3902:15:00

104

166

KTM64:35:1938:54:3104:01:00

105

91

HUQSVARNA64:58:5939:18:1104:05:00

106

153

YAMAHA71:56:0846:15:2011:35:00

107

117

KTM86:40:4460:59:5608:40:00

108

134

KTM87:19:1461:38:2608:00:00

109

124

HONDA95:45:2170:04:3311:00:00

110

123

HONDA99:29:0073:48:1216:01:00