Despite the organizers' predictions that the ninth stage will be dune again, there were only about 30 kilometers. A good-natured Resident finished the day in 32nd place; in total it is the twenty-ninth. At the finish of the stage, the fastest known trio are Coma, Barreda and Despres. Although the organizer announced dunes for today, when the competitors reached the northernmost point of this year’s rally, these were just for a sample. Slovenian representative Miran Stanovnik said that only about 30 out of the 422-kilometer speed test were navigational and technically demanding: “The stage brought very fast sections and only a shorter navigation-demanding section. I drove without a single mistake. If I could add another mile per hour of speed it would be ideal, otherwise I am very happy with the stage.
Due to adverse weather conditions, the speed test was shortened, which led motorcyclists to a large salt lake in Bolivia. Stanovnik finished the first part of the second marathon stage in 42nd place. He ranks 29th overall. Barredi's stage victory; followed by Coma, Despres and Pedrero Garcia. After a rainy day of rest in Salta, Argentina, on Sunday, January 12, motorcyclists parted ways with racers in cars and trucks. On the 782-kilometer route to Bolivia, the organizer shortened the speed test, which was hampered by rain, low temperatures and the low presence of oxygen due to the high altitude, due to low clouds that prevented the helicopters from taking off. This stage did not suit the Slovenian representative, 49-year-old Miran Stanovnik: “There are no such stages
Five racing trucks and two accompanying vehicles, all equipped with Goodyear tires, have already embarked on the world's toughest racing challenge in Argentina - the legendary Dakar Rally. In thirteen days, Goodyear's ORD tires will cover some 9.200 kilometers on some of South America's most difficult roads and cross the Andes, among other places. The trucks belong to two Dutch teams: XDakar and GINAF Rally Power. XDakar works with two DAF CF racing trucks, which are accompanied by two identical service truck models throughout the rally. All four vehicles are equipped with Goodyear 375 / 90R22.5 ORD tires, which provide them with the necessary grip and reliability in the most demanding terrain. Service trucks, which serve as a workshop and spare parts warehouse,
On the 724-kilometer stage with a 359-kilometer speed test, the competitors drove into the dunes for the first time and climbed to a height of 2.000 meters above sea level. After driving across the river, Stanovnik turned off his engine, causing him to lose more than an hour in the speed test. Sunderland finished with Honda at the top; favorite Coma and Despres only in ninth and tenth place. The second stage of the Dakar Rally in 2014 was 85 kilometers shorter than the opening one, but it served as an even longer speed test. It contained almost all possible forms of terrain: from technically very demanding to fast sections, on a section about 50 kilometers long, motorcyclists rode on dunes, while a seasoned Slovenian representative will remember today's stage after crossing the water. Hip then he namely u
The fact that the KTM factory team’s motorcyclists have always stood on the podium in the last 12 performances of the Dakar Rally is no coincidence. In addition to top-class racing on desert dunes, the Austrian manufacturer has also built its dominance over the years through the sophisticated, systematized and methodical work of the accompanying teams. The plan for the upcoming 13-stage desert classic is simple: the Red Bull KTM Factory Team wants to continue and upgrade its success. In South America, the team’s strongest weapons will be three-time Dakar winner Marc Coma, along with Ruben Faria and Chaleco Lopez, also old acquaintances of the podium. The KTM 450 racers and their engines will be taken care of by a 34-member technical and logistics team in South America. Preparations for this spectacular