2015 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results

Following Saturday’s only rest day in 2015 Dakar Rally, much has changed. The most notable was the leadership transitioning from Team HRC Honda’s Joan Barreda Bort to the man who chases his fifth Dakar Rally victory – Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma.

Barreda had a substantial lead through stage seven, but disaster struck during stage eight. The Honda CRF 450 Rally pilot had some major electrical issues, and his teammate Jeremias Israel helped tow him to the finish line.

Barreda would finish in 65th in stage eight, handing the lead over to Coma. But Barreda showed no signs of slowing down, and initially earned his second-consecutive victory Thursday, winning Stage 10 by 17 seconds ahead of teammate Paulo Gonclaves and 1:35 minutes ahead of KTM’s Ivan Jakes.

Unfortunately, though, both Barreda and Gonclaves were penalized Thursday 15 minutes each. The reason for the penalty? Both riders changed their engines. This handed the stage 11 win to Jakes Dakar Team KTM’s Ivan Jakes, who was joined on the podium by two KTM-supported riders – Ruben Faria and Toby Price.

Due to the horrors of stage eight and the penalty, Barreda, who has won a total of three stages so far in 2015 Dakar Rally, is now 18th overall, 5 hours, 19:32 minutes behind leader Coma. And with only two stages remaining, Barreda’s hopes for a first Dakar Rally title have disappeared.

As for Coma, his hopes are only better. He finished fourth in stage 11, which took riders 318 miles from Cachi to Termas Rio Honda, with 218 of those miles timed. And this stage was completed after Wednesday’s second and final marathon stage of the rally, meaning only the competitors were able to work on their machines.

Speaking after stage 11, Coma says “We come from a marathon stage that is always more stressful and always with mechanical work. Our time is good but we still have a difficult day tomorrow and also the last day. I am still not able to see the end to this rally but I am happy with how things are going so far. If you look at how far we have already come, it is an eternity. So far we can say we are still very happy.”

The most impressive performer in stage 11 was Gonclaves. The Portuguese CRF 450 Rally pilot was able to regain 2:23 minutes on Coma, and slimmed the overall lead down to 5:12.

But after Gonclaves was served the 15-minute penalty, he now trails Coma by 21:12 minutes.

“I had a problem with my engine yesterday and had to change it. Since it was a marathon stage, of course one of our riders had to stay in Cachi. It was C’est Jeremias Israel who gave his engine. It’s very brave to have done that. It’s the end of the race for him so I’m going to try and get the best position so that I can dedicate it to him,” Gonclaves says.

“Because of the penalty, I’ve given a free 15 minutes to all my rivals, but that’s the rules of the race and they’re the same for everybody. It was already difficult 7 minutes behind, even if I managed to regain around two minutes on the stage today. But now it’s even more difficult. That said, others can also have the problem that I had yesterday, so it’s not too late to hope to finish in the top position.”

Overall, Price is third, 31:43 minutes behind Coma, and KTM-supported Pablo Quintanilla fourth, 33:15 behind.

Friday’s penultimate stage takes riders 636 miles from Termas Rio Honda to Rosario, Argentina, with 185 of those miles timed. KTM also reports that teams would be permitted to transport the bikes for part of the long liaison section.

2015 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results, Motorcycles:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

21 KTM 03:28:08

2

11 KTM 03:28:16 00:00:08

3

26 KTM 03:28:50 00:00:42

4

1 KTM 03:29:13 00:01:05

5

31 KTM 03:30:46 00:02:38

6

5 HONDA 03:31:58 00:03:50

7

18 KTM 03:32:01 00:03:53

8

37 KTM 03:32:25 00:04:17

9

15 YAMAHA 03:33:42 00:05:34

10

3 YAMAHA 03:34:19 00:06:11

11

9 KTM 03:34:50 00:06:42

12

25 SHERCO TVS 03:34:52 00:06:44

13

22 HONDA 03:34:53 00:06:45

14

29 HONDA 03:37:33 00:09:25

15

60 KAWASAKI 03:37:42 00:09:34

16

49 KTM 03:38:32 00:10:24

17

32 KTM 03:38:50 00:10:42

18

44 YAMAHA 03:40:43 00:12:35

19

161 KAWASAKI 03:40:49 00:12:41

20

24 HONDA 03:41:46 00:13:38

21

8 KTM 03:42:21 00:14:13

22

7 HONDA 03:42:50 00:14:42 00:16:00

23

65 KTM 03:43:04 00:14:56

24

45 YAMAHA 03:43:26 00:15:18

25

34 KTM 03:45:35 00:17:27

26

38 KTM 03:47:47 00:19:39

27

160 KTM 03:48:45 00:20:37

28

151 KTM 03:51:01 00:22:53

29

35 KTM 03:56:11 00:28:03

30

79 YAMAHA 03:56:19 00:28:11 00:15:00

31

103 KTM 03:58:44 00:30:36

32

59 KTM 04:00:06 00:31:58

33

68 KTM 04:02:07 00:33:59

34

63 KTM 04:02:47 00:34:39

35

54 KTM 04:05:41 00:37:33

36

144 KTM 04:06:36 00:38:28

37

51 HONDA 04:08:00 00:39:52

38

83 KTM 04:10:27 00:42:19

39

125 KTM 04:11:30 00:43:22

40

2 HONDA 04:11:33 00:43:25 00:45:00

41

78 KTM 04:12:04 00:43:56

42

61 BETA 04:13:05 00:44:57

43

113 KTM 04:14:54 00:46:46

44

107 KTM 04:15:24 00:47:16

45

81 KTM 04:15:32 00:47:24

46

14 SHERCO TVS 04:16:59 00:48:51 00:45:00

47

73 HUQSVARNA 04:19:09 00:51:01

48

46 YAMAHA 04:20:48 00:52:40

49

152 YAMAHA 04:23:03 00:54:55

50

72 KTM 04:23:40 00:55:32

51

126 KTM 04:26:01 00:57:53

52

95 KTM 04:29:43 01:01:35

53

156 KTM 04:34:01 01:05:53

54

165 KTM 04:34:42 01:06:34

55

167 KTM 04:39:28 01:11:20 00:01:00

56

127 KTM 04:42:34 01:14:26

57

128 KTM 04:43:03 01:14:55

58

150 GASGAS 04:43:24 01:15:16

59

96 KTM 04:47:13 01:19:05

60

97 KTM 04:47:42 01:19:34

61

133 KTM 04:49:10 01:21:02

62

135 HONDA 04:52:42 01:24:34

63

148 KTM 04:54:12 01:26:04

64

108 KTM 04:57:47 01:29:39

65

118 YAMAHA 05:02:31 01:34:23

66

98 KAWASAKI 05:04:34 01:36:26 00:50:00

67

75 KTM 05:08:17 01:40:09

68

76 KTM 05:08:47 01:40:39 00:01:00

69

132 KTM 05:10:12 01:42:04

70

64 KTM 05:10:46 01:42:38

71

138 KTM 05:11:17 01:43:09

72

91 HUQSVARNA 05:13:10 01:45:02 00:15:00

73

92 KAWASAKI 05:13:32 01:45:24

74

57 KTM 05:16:45 01:48:37 00:15:00

75

141 HONDA 05:36:52 02:08:44

76

149 HUSABERG 05:38:10 02:10:02

77

153 YAMAHA 05:44:55 02:16:47

78

117 KTM 06:10:17 02:42:09

79

124 HONDA 06:13:08 02:45:00

2015 Dakar Rally General Standings after 11 of 13 stages:

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

1 KTM 41:43:03

2

7 HONDA 42:04:15 00:21:12 00:16:00

3

26 KTM 42:14:46 00:31:43

4

31 KTM 42:16:18 00:33:15

5

18 KTM 42:31:10 00:48:07

6

11 KTM 43:23:46 01:40:43 00:40:00

7

9 KTM 43:29:54 01:46:51

8

29 HONDA 43:56:23 02:13:20

9

21 KTM 44:07:49 02:24:46

10

3 YAMAHA 44:38:20 02:55:17

11

37 KTM 45:07:51 03:24:48

12

5 HONDA 45:08:42 03:25:39

13

44 YAMAHA 45:53:50 04:10:47

14

32 KTM 46:25:30 04:42:27

15

79 YAMAHA 46:47:28 05:04:25 00:15:00

16

15 YAMAHA 46:50:53 05:07:50 00:05:00

17

8 KTM 46:55:25 05:12:22 00:55:00

18

2 HONDA 47:02:35 05:19:32 02:20:00

19

22 HONDA 47:51:11 06:08:08 00:05:00

20

160 KTM 47:57:24 06:14:21 00:40:00

21

49 KTM 48:05:33 06:22:30

22

24 HONDA 48:05:51 06:22:48

23

38 KTM 48:15:31 06:32:28 00:01:00

24

14 SHERCO TVS 48:20:47 06:37:44 01:00:00

25

34 KTM 48:36:02 06:52:59

26

45 YAMAHA 48:55:57 07:12:54

27

35 KTM 48:58:18 07:15:15

28

161 KAWASAKI 49:04:23 07:21:20 00:15:00

29

151 KTM 49:08:33 07:25:30

30

25 SHERCO TVS 49:14:04 07:31:01 00:15:00

31

103 KTM 51:53:22 10:10:19

32

65 KTM 52:01:36 10:18:33

33

60 KAWASAKI 53:06:01 11:22:58 01:55:00

34

63 KTM 53:30:16 11:47:13

35

46 YAMAHA 54:31:35 12:48:32 00:40:00

36

59 KTM 55:23:59 13:40:56 00:40:00

37

51 HONDA 56:22:05 14:39:02 00:11:00

38

73 HUQSVARNA 56:31:27 14:48:24 00:16:00

39

68 KTM 57:25:24 15:42:21 00:02:00

40

78 KTM 57:28:17 15:45:14 01:40:00

41

54 KTM 57:28:32 15:45:29

42

61 BETA 58:31:42 16:48:39 00:40:00

43

125 KTM 58:57:33 17:14:30 00:41:00

44

113 KTM 59:56:18 18:13:15 03:40:00

45

83 KTM 60:19:54 18:36:51 00:06:00

46

57 KTM 60:25:03 18:42:00 00:15:00

47

152 YAMAHA 61:17:12 19:34:09 00:40:00

48

126 KTM 61:56:18 20:13:15 00:06:00

49

72 KTM 62:05:14 20:22:11

50

156 KTM 64:57:55 23:14:52 00:47:00

51

98 KAWASAKI 65:20:02 23:36:59 01:45:30

52

96 KTM 65:26:19 23:43:16

53

97 KTM 65:32:39 23:49:36 00:05:00

54

128 KTM 65:43:31 24:00:28

55

127 KTM 65:48:32 24:05:29 00:07:00

56

167 KTM 65:54:46 24:11:43 00:01:00

57

107 KTM 65:59:51 24:16:48 01:21:00

58

144 KTM 66:34:05 24:51:02 03:05:00

59

150 GASGAS 66:36:59 24:53:56

60

81 KTM 66:52:14 25:09:11 04:45:00

61

95 KTM 67:15:41 25:32:38 02:41:00

62

75 KTM 69:23:13 27:40:10 01:06:00

63

76 KTM 69:44:41 28:01:38 01:03:00

64

135 HONDA 72:43:43 31:00:40 01:35:00

65

118 YAMAHA 74:26:05 32:43:02 01:24:39

66

132 KTM 74:32:43 32:49:40 01:30:33

67

148 KTM 75:03:56 33:20:53 01:01:00

68

64 KTM 75:32:42 33:49:39 01:41:00

69

108 KTM 76:10:14 34:27:11 01:40:00

70

133 KTM 77:40:14 35:57:11 06:05:00

71

138 KTM 80:00:38 38:17:35 04:53:19

72

141 HONDA 80:22:02 38:38:59 03:10:00

73

165 KTM 80:29:43 38:46:40 03:00:00

74

92 KAWASAKI 80:52:31 39:09:28 02:15:00

75

149 HUSABERG 82:01:50 40:18:47 05:00:00

76

91 HUQSVARNA 91:43:42 50:00:39 04:42:28

77

153 YAMAHA 113:17:58 71:34:55 15:55:00

78

117 KTM 141:45:23 100:02:20 20:40:00

79

124 HONDA 150:26:24 108:43:21 19:07:00