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DAKAR 2013: stage 6

Team Red Bull KTM pushing very hard in the 760 km of the sixth stage of the rally, which brought the riders in Calama, with all the 464 km of the special stage through the famous Atacama desert where navigation has also made the difference today. Despres and Faria, second and third today, checked quite easily the winner Lopez and advance in overall that's sounds a good result especially for the upcoming marathon stage. A very good  fifth place for Alex Botturi that seems to have found the regularity 'of the resulting placements and he is currently the best rider of the factory Husky.
Tomorrow marathon stage, from Calama to Salta, in the land of Argentina, for a total of 806 km

credit: Milagro photo

Results Stage 6
Arica to Calama - 767 km
1, Lopez, KTM
2, Faria, KTM  TCX RIDER
3, Despres, KTM TCX RIDER
4, Caselli, KTM
5, Botturi, Husqvarna TCX RIDER

Overall Standings
1, Pain, Yamaha
2, Despres, KTM TCX RIDER
3, Casteu, Yamaha
4, Lopez, KTM
6, Botturi, Husqvarna  TCX RIDER

DAKAR 2013: stage 5

By the fifth day of the 2013 Dakar the race coming in Chile on Arica area after more than 400 km of the stage mentioned about 130 special test. Great result bu factory Husky Alessandro Botturi fourth overall for the day and that seems to have found the right condition, especially for the navigation tips around the peruvian dunes. Cyril Despres third in the overall standing plays a little 'defense" keeping away from troubles and from the Yamaha duo. Helder Rodriguez keeps on moving aboard of his regularity positions seeing the race still very long where everything could happens again.

Tomorrow sixth stage is going to come 'directly to Argentina after 764 km with 454 km on special test!


Results Stage Five Arequipa to Arica - 411 km 
1, Casteu,  Yamaha
2, Pain, Yamaha
3, Pedrero, KTM
4, Botturi, Husqvarna TCX rider
5, Despres, KTM TCX rider
6, Svitko, KTM
7, Lopez, KTM
8, Rodrigues, Honda TCX rider

Overall Standing
1, Pain, Yamaha
2, Casteu, Yamaha
3, Despres, KTM TCX rider
4, Faria, KTM TCX rider
5, Villadoms, Husqvarna
6, Lopez, KTM
7, Botturi, Husqvarna TCX rider

DAKAR 2013: stage 4

Fourth and long leg (720 km!!) from Nazca to Arequipa across the Peruvian desert with a 290 km special stage still to dunes, rocks and navigation very complicated that it did last year, for its objective difficulty, get in crisis most of the top riders. And this year the script was the same with the current leader, Cyril Despres, who lingered long lost command of the overall, slipping to third place overall. Starts to turn a little luck for the factory Honda HRC H. Rodriguez, who seems to have solved the troubles to his CRF and finishing in fifth place.

Tomorrow fifth stage from Arequipa to Arica, close to the chilean border, of 411 km.


Results stage 4: Nazca to Arequipa – total distance 720 km



Overall results standing (after 4 stages)


DAKAR 2013 - stage 3

Still a lot of sand dunes and navigation in the third stage of the 2013 Dakar where the real values of the race begin to make the difference. The long special test of the whole stage (243 km of sandy dunes worthy of the most 'famous "Sahara" desert) has started to do the initial screening and so' the "full throttle" have given way to the specialists riders: stage 3 to "Chaleco" Lopez but Despres fights throughout the test finished third that allows him to take the lead in the overall. Excellent fourth place for factory Husqvarna rider Alessandro Botturi now 12th in the overall. Unfortunately still technical problems have for Helder Rodriguez to his CRF 450 factory Honda

Tomorrow 4th stage from Nazca to Arequipa


Results stage 3: Pisco to Nazca – total distance 343 km

1, Chaleco Lopez,  KTM
2, Paolo Goncalves, Husqvarna
3, Cyril Despres,  KTM TCX RIDER
4, Alessandro Botturi,  Husqvarna TCX RIDER
5, Jakub Przygonski,  KTM


Overall results standing (after 3 stages)

1, Despres, KTM TCX RIDER
2, Lopez, KTM
3, Ullevalseter, KTM
4, Pain, Yamaha
5, Casteu, Yamaha

DAKAR 2013: stage 2

The Dakar rally gets into the heart of the competition finding dunes and sand "saharian style" over the 242 km special test made ​​the ring around the town of Pisco. The test proved to be quite difficult, especially in the navigation settings as well as to get difficoult for the defending champion Despres a real specialist of the navigation stages reached the finish line with more than 10 min. of delay. Better made ​​his teammate Ruben Faria with the fourth in the stage jumps to second overall.


Results Stage Two

Pisco to Pisco– total distance 327 km
1, Joan Barreda Bort, Husqvarna
2, Joan Pedrero, KTM
3, Mathew Fish, Husqvarna
4, Ruben Faria,  KTM TCX RIDER
5, Kurt Caselli, KTM