Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 Results | KTM’s Price Strikes 1st

Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 Results | KTM’s Price Strikes 1st
KTM's Toby Price

Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 Results

Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 Results | KTM’s Price Strikes 1st
KTM’s Toby Price

The Dakar Rally 2016 got underway with an easy start Sunday for stage 1. Easy is never a word used to describe what is coined as “the world’s toughest race,” but a cancellation of the opening Dakar stage due to storms had riders take a leisure trip from the start point of Rosario to Villa Carlos Paz in Argentina.

Monday’s action was much different; Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 did have a trimmed timed special – from 280 to 220 miles – due to deteriorated conditions, but a mere lack of 60 miles didn’t change the challenge much. Riders had to deal with undulating terrain at speed throughout the stage that took riders nearly 500 miles overall to Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina.

And when it all came to end Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price struck first. The Australian finished Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 by 20 seconds ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Ruben Faria of Portugal. Earning the final podium position at Stage 2 was Price’s teammate Stefan Svitko of Slovakia; these three riders now hold the top-three positions in the overall standings (Saturday’s Prologue and Stage 2).

Following the stage win, Price said: “It was a long day in the saddle but for sure it’s started well for us. Today was really easy navigation and we had a few tracks we could see, plus the route was pretty well marked.”

But Price knows there is still a long way to go: “You’ve got to have a perfect race go your way for the two weeks. Realistically it’s day one, so we’ve got a long way to go. We’ve just got to make sure we keep cool, calm and collected. It’s good to get one stage win out of the way, but we’re looking forward to being smooth and consistent the rest of the week and see how we go.”

Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 Results | Husqvarna Ruben Faria
Husqvarna’s Ruben Faria

Faria, who shared the fastest time during Saturday’s Dakar Rally prologue with Team HRC Honda’s Joan Barreda (finished seventh in stage 2), had to push hard for his finish. He is now only two seconds behind Price in the overall standings: “Today I started second behind (Joan) Barreda. I pushed a little bit and I caught him. After that I rode at a good speed. I’ve got a good feeling with the bike and the bike was really good. We’re at the beginning of the race, but I’m feeling good.”

Fourth went to Sherco’s Alain Duclos, who was followed by Price’s Red Bull KTM factory teammate Matthias Walkner of Austria; all together the top-five riders were seperated by only two minutes.

Price, who was third in 2015 in his debut Dakar and Walkner, who is coming off an excellent season, have both been mentioned as possible favorites for this edition.

As for America’s Ricky Barbec on the Team HRC Honda CRF450 Rally, he finished 21st overall in his first-ever Dakar Rally stage.

Brabec said “Today was the first real day, you could say, as we raced through the dirt. It was a good, really fast day. I got hung up for maybe four or five minutes and then Paulo got by me and he got stuck in the mud also. I helped Paulo (Ceci) get out of the mud. Other than that there were no issues. It was a really hot day.”

Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 3 Terrain

Stage 3 on Tuesday takes riders from Termas de Río Hondo to San Salvadore de Jujuy. Out of a total distance of 412 miles, they will ride under the clock for 195 miles. The timed special will include tight mountain tracks that require maximum concentration and organizers warn that if there is more rain the ground will be heavy.

Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 2 Results (top five):

1. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, three hours 46 minutes 24 seconds

2. Ruben Faria (POR), Husqvarna, at 20 seconds

3. Stefan Svitko (SVK), KTM 1 minute 28

4. Alain Duclos (FRA), Sherco, 1.51

5. Matthias Walkner (AUT), KTM, 2.00

Dakar Rally 2016 Overall Results after Stage 2:

Pos.NameMarkTimevariationPenalty

1

3

KTM03:53:09

2

8

HUSQVARNA03:54:1100:01:0200:01:00

3

20

SHERCO TVS03:55:0200:01:53

4

14

KTM03:55:0800:01:59

5

5

KTM03:55:3000:02:2100:01:00

6

6

HONDA03:56:1300:03:04

7

2

HONDA03:56:2900:03:20

8

47

HONDA03:56:3500:03:26

9

4

HUSQVARNA03:57:3300:04:24

10

17

SHERCO TVS03:57:3900:04:30

11

18

YAMAHA03:59:3400:06:25

12

16

KTM04:00:2000:07:1100:02:00

13

7

YAMAHA04:00:2700:07:18

14

9

KTM04:01:1100:08:0200:01:00

15

52

KTM04:01:2500:08:1600:01:00

16

23

KTM04:01:4000:08:3100:00:30

17

19

HONDA04:02:5100:09:4200:02:00

18

27

HUSQVARNA04:03:2700:10:1800:01:00

19

49

KTM04:03:3800:10:29

20

33

KTM04:03:5000:10:41

21

12

KTM04:04:4300:11:3400:01:00

22

22

HONDA04:06:0700:12:5800:01:00

23

31

HUSQVARNA04:06:2500:13:1600:01:00

24

48

HONDA04:06:3300:13:2400:02:30

25

60

SHERCO TVS04:06:4800:13:39

26

11

KTM04:06:5100:13:4200:01:00

27

32

HONDA04:07:2900:14:2000:03:00

28

61

HONDA04:08:1100:15:0200:01:00

29

50

HUSQVARNA04:09:1100:16:02

30

42

YAMAHA04:09:4900:16:4000:02:00

31

10

KTM04:10:2400:17:1500:05:00

32

29

KTM04:10:4600:17:3700:02:30

33

44

KTM04:10:5000:17:4100:01:00

34

43

KAWASAKI04:11:0700:17:58

35

104

KTM04:11:0800:17:59

36

15

YAMAHA04:12:2600:19:1700:01:00

37

92

KTM04:14:5700:21:4800:02:00

38

36

KTM04:15:4800:22:39

39

45

KTM04:16:0600:22:57

40

58

KTM04:16:1000:23:01

41

34

HUQSVARNA04:16:3200:23:2300:02:00

42

91

KTM04:17:5000:24:41

43

37

KTM04:18:1700:25:0800:01:00

44

53

KTM04:18:4800:25:39

45

51

HUSQVARNA04:19:1200:26:03

46

80

YAMAHA04:19:5700:26:48

47

54

KTM04:21:3900:28:30

48

89

KAWASAKI04:23:2300:30:14

49

123

HONDA04:24:1000:31:01

50

35

YAMAHA04:24:3100:31:2200:03:00

51

39

KTM04:24:4600:31:3700:05:00

52

77

YAMAHA04:25:0200:31:53

53

115

SUZUKI04:25:0900:32:00

54

147

YAMAHA04:25:5500:32:4600:01:00

55

30

YAMAHA04:26:4300:33:3400:01:00

56

106

KTM04:27:0600:33:5700:08:00

57

63

SUZUKI04:27:2100:34:12

58

86

KTM04:28:2100:35:12

59

40

KTM04:28:4000:35:31

60

55

KTM04:30:0900:37:00

61

66

KTM04:30:2100:37:12

62

124

KTM04:30:4200:37:33

63

99

KTM04:32:2800:39:1900:00:30

64

137

HONDA04:33:2600:40:17

65

84

HUSQVARNA04:34:4500:41:3600:01:00

66

68

KTM04:35:5600:42:4700:01:00

67

78

KTM04:35:5600:42:47

68

96

KTM04:35:5700:42:4800:00:30

69

71

KTM04:35:5800:42:49

70

67

KTM04:36:3000:43:21

71

100

KTM04:37:2700:44:1800:01:00

72

103

HUSQVARNA04:38:2600:45:1700:01:00

73

70

HONDA04:38:4700:45:3800:12:00

74

72

BETA04:39:2500:46:16

75

46

YAMAHA04:39:4300:46:3400:02:00

76

142

YAMAHA04:40:0000:46:51

77

149

KTM04:40:0200:46:5300:01:00

78

140

YAMAHA04:41:2600:48:1700:01:00

79

109

HONDA04:42:0200:48:5300:01:00

80

105

KTM04:42:0300:48:54

81

122

YAMAHA04:43:3000:50:21

82

73

KTM04:44:3800:51:2900:03:00

83

62

KTM04:44:4500:51:36

84

98

KTM04:45:4300:52:3400:01:00

85

83

KTM04:46:3400:53:2500:02:30

86

138

HUQSVARNA04:46:4000:53:3100:08:30

87

107

KTM04:46:4200:53:3300:02:00

88

57

KTM04:46:5000:53:4100:02:00

89

82

KTM04:48:2700:55:1800:09:00

90

79

KTM04:48:3000:55:2100:01:00

91

110

KTM04:48:3100:55:2200:05:30

92

113

KTM04:49:0000:55:51

93

93

KTM04:49:2200:56:13

94

111

HUQSVARNA04:49:5000:56:41

95

56

SUZUKI04:50:2600:57:17

96

151

KTM04:51:0900:58:0000:01:00

97

148

KTM04:51:1400:58:0500:02:00

98

132

BMW04:52:3800:59:2900:02:00

99

88

KTM04:53:0500:59:56

100

126

YAMAHA04:54:2001:01:11

101

97

KTM04:55:1001:02:0100:02:00

102

94

HUSQVARNA04:55:5301:02:44

103

118

KTM04:58:0701:04:58

104

90

KTM04:58:2101:05:1200:04:30

105

133

YAMAHA04:58:5701:05:4800:05:00

106

95

HUQSVARNA04:59:2601:06:17

107

85

KTM04:59:3601:06:27

108

112

HUSQVARNA05:00:1401:07:05

109

145

HUSQVARNA05:00:3301:07:24

110

150

BETA05:01:2001:08:11

111

116

KTM05:05:5801:12:4900:01:00

112

125

KTM05:07:2901:14:2000:02:00

113

75

KTM05:07:5601:14:4700:02:30

114

114

KTM05:08:0701:14:58

115

65

KTM05:09:1501:16:0600:02:00

116

135

KTM05:11:4101:18:32

117

121

KTM05:12:0501:18:5600:07:00

118

38

YAMAHA05:15:2301:22:14

119

139

SUZUKI05:16:2801:23:1900:01:00

120

119

YAMAHA05:16:5701:23:48

121

87

KTM05:19:5801:26:4900:01:30

122

64

KTM05:21:1301:28:0400:16:00

123

146

YAMAHA05:25:4401:32:35

124

131

YAMAHA05:28:4101:35:32

125

130

KTM05:41:5001:48:41

126

144

KTM05:41:5801:48:49

127

108

YAMAHA05:44:0101:50:52

128

153

HONDA05:44:2001:51:1100:01:00

129

134

KTM05:53:0601:59:57

130

141

KTM06:00:4002:07:3100:30:00

131

76

YAMAHA06:16:1302:23:0400:01:00

132

26

HONDA06:20:1802:27:09

133

127

GASGAS08:24:4004:31:3100:32:00