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. Name Mark Time variation Penalty

1

3 KTM 03:53:09

2

8 HUSQVARNA 03:54:11 00:01:02 00:01:00

3

20 SHERCO TVS 03:55:02 00:01:53

4

14 KTM 03:55:08 00:01:59

5

5 KTM 03:55:30 00:02:21 00:01:00

6

6 HONDA 03:56:13 00:03:04

7

2 HONDA 03:56:29 00:03:20

8

47 HONDA 03:56:35 00:03:26

9

4 HUSQVARNA 03:57:33 00:04:24

10

17 SHERCO TVS 03:57:39 00:04:30

11

18 YAMAHA 03:59:34 00:06:25

12

16 KTM 04:00:20 00:07:11 00:02:00

13

7 YAMAHA 04:00:27 00:07:18

14

9 KTM 04:01:11 00:08:02 00:01:00

15

52 KTM 04:01:25 00:08:16 00:01:00

16

23 KTM 04:01:40 00:08:31 00:00:30

17

19 HONDA 04:02:51 00:09:42 00:02:00

18

27 HUSQVARNA 04:03:27 00:10:18 00:01:00

19

49 KTM 04:03:38 00:10:29

20

33 KTM 04:03:50 00:10:41

21

12 KTM 04:04:43 00:11:34 00:01:00

22

22 HONDA 04:06:07 00:12:58 00:01:00

23

31 HUSQVARNA 04:06:25 00:13:16 00:01:00

24

48 HONDA 04:06:33 00:13:24 00:02:30

25

60 SHERCO TVS 04:06:48 00:13:39

26

11 KTM 04:06:51 00:13:42 00:01:00

27

32 HONDA 04:07:29 00:14:20 00:03:00

28

61 HONDA 04:08:11 00:15:02 00:01:00

29

50 HUSQVARNA 04:09:11 00:16:02

30

42 YAMAHA 04:09:49 00:16:40 00:02:00

31

10 KTM 04:10:24 00:17:15 00:05:00

32

29 KTM 04:10:46 00:17:37 00:02:30

33

44 KTM 04:10:50 00:17:41 00:01:00

34

43 KAWASAKI 04:11:07 00:17:58

35

104 KTM 04:11:08 00:17:59

36

15 YAMAHA 04:12:26 00:19:17 00:01:00

37

92 KTM 04:14:57 00:21:48 00:02:00

38

36 KTM 04:15:48 00:22:39

39

45 KTM 04:16:06 00:22:57

40

58 KTM 04:16:10 00:23:01

41

34 HUQSVARNA 04:16:32 00:23:23 00:02:00

42

91 KTM 04:17:50 00:24:41

43

37 KTM 04:18:17 00:25:08 00:01:00

44

53 KTM 04:18:48 00:25:39

45

51 HUSQVARNA 04:19:12 00:26:03

46

80 YAMAHA 04:19:57 00:26:48

47

54 KTM 04:21:39 00:28:30

48

89 KAWASAKI 04:23:23 00:30:14

49

123 HONDA 04:24:10 00:31:01

50

35 YAMAHA 04:24:31 00:31:22 00:03:00

51

39 KTM 04:24:46 00:31:37 00:05:00

52

77 YAMAHA 04:25:02 00:31:53

53

115 SUZUKI 04:25:09 00:32:00

54

147 YAMAHA 04:25:55 00:32:46 00:01:00

55

30 YAMAHA 04:26:43 00:33:34 00:01:00

56

106 KTM 04:27:06 00:33:57 00:08:00

57

63 SUZUKI 04:27:21 00:34:12

58

86 KTM 04:28:21 00:35:12

59

40 KTM 04:28:40 00:35:31

60

55 KTM 04:30:09 00:37:00

61

66 KTM 04:30:21 00:37:12

62

124 KTM 04:30:42 00:37:33

63

99 KTM 04:32:28 00:39:19 00:00:30

64

137 HONDA 04:33:26 00:40:17

65

84 HUSQVARNA 04:34:45 00:41:36 00:01:00

66

68 KTM 04:35:56 00:42:47 00:01:00

67

78 KTM 04:35:56 00:42:47

68

96 KTM 04:35:57 00:42:48 00:00:30

69

71 KTM 04:35:58 00:42:49

70

67 KTM 04:36:30 00:43:21

71

100 KTM 04:37:27 00:44:18 00:01:00

72

103 HUSQVARNA 04:38:26 00:45:17 00:01:00

73

70 HONDA 04:38:47 00:45:38 00:12:00

74

72 BETA 04:39:25 00:46:16

75

46 YAMAHA 04:39:43 00:46:34 00:02:00

76

142 YAMAHA 04:40:00 00:46:51

77

149 KTM 04:40:02 00:46:53 00:01:00

78

140 YAMAHA 04:41:26 00:48:17 00:01:00

79

109 HONDA 04:42:02 00:48:53 00:01:00

80

105 KTM 04:42:03 00:48:54

81

122 YAMAHA 04:43:30 00:50:21

82

73 KTM 04:44:38 00:51:29 00:03:00

83

62 KTM 04:44:45 00:51:36

84

98 KTM 04:45:43 00:52:34 00:01:00

85

83 KTM 04:46:34 00:53:25 00:02:30

86

138 HUQSVARNA 04:46:40 00:53:31 00:08:30

87

107 KTM 04:46:42 00:53:33 00:02:00

88

57 KTM 04:46:50 00:53:41 00:02:00

89

82 KTM 04:48:27 00:55:18 00:09:00

90

79 KTM 04:48:30 00:55:21 00:01:00

91

110 KTM 04:48:31 00:55:22 00:05:30

92

113 KTM 04:49:00 00:55:51

93

93 KTM 04:49:22 00:56:13

94

111 HUQSVARNA 04:49:50 00:56:41

95

56 SUZUKI 04:50:26 00:57:17

96

151 KTM 04:51:09 00:58:00 00:01:00

97

148 KTM 04:51:14 00:58:05 00:02:00

98

132 BMW 04:52:38 00:59:29 00:02:00

99

88 KTM 04:53:05 00:59:56

100

126 YAMAHA 04:54:20 01:01:11

101

97 KTM 04:55:10 01:02:01 00:02:00

102

94 HUSQVARNA 04:55:53 01:02:44

103

118 KTM 04:58:07 01:04:58

104

90 KTM 04:58:21 01:05:12 00:04:30

105

133 YAMAHA 04:58:57 01:05:48 00:05:00

106

95 HUQSVARNA 04:59:26 01:06:17

107

85 KTM 04:59:36 01:06:27

108

112 HUSQVARNA 05:00:14 01:07:05

109

145 HUSQVARNA 05:00:33 01:07:24

110

150 BETA 05:01:20 01:08:11

111

116 KTM 05:05:58 01:12:49 00:01:00

112

125 KTM 05:07:29 01:14:20 00:02:00

113

75 KTM 05:07:56 01:14:47 00:02:30

114

114 KTM 05:08:07 01:14:58

115

65 KTM 05:09:15 01:16:06 00:02:00

116

135 KTM 05:11:41 01:18:32

117

121 KTM 05:12:05 01:18:56 00:07:00

118

38 YAMAHA 05:15:23 01:22:14

119

139 SUZUKI 05:16:28 01:23:19 00:01:00

120

119 YAMAHA 05:16:57 01:23:48

121

87 KTM 05:19:58 01:26:49 00:01:30

122

64 KTM 05:21:13 01:28:04 00:16:00

123

146 YAMAHA 05:25:44 01:32:35

124

131 YAMAHA 05:28:41 01:35:32

125

130 KTM 05:41:50 01:48:41

126

144 KTM 05:41:58 01:48:49

127

108 YAMAHA 05:44:01 01:50:52

128

153 HONDA 05:44:20 01:51:11 00:01:00

129

134 KTM 05:53:06 01:59:57

130

141 KTM 06:00:40 02:07:31 00:30:00

131

76 YAMAHA 06:16:13 02:23:04 00:01:00

132

26 HONDA 06:20:18 02:27:09

133

127 GASGAS 08:24:40 04:31:31 00:32:00