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DAKAR 2013: stage 14

After the fourteenth and final stage of the 2013 Dakar rally has finally arrived the final victory of Cyril Despres once again the main protagonist of the race that he won for the fifth time after last victories in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011. But contrary to what you might think it was not an easy race: Despres won his fifth Dakar winning only one stage and having to suffer a penalty of 15 minutes for the changing engine  reflecting the fact that the races duration must be managed with the head, the throttle as well as lot of luck. Second overall and great final result to his team-mate Ruben Faria which ends the great podium for the KTM team red bull. Helder Rodrigues, the first of the factory Honda riders, ends the race in seventh place overall slowed by a rather difficults at the beginning of the race for various mechanical problems of his CRF. Too bad for Alessandro Botturi finally forced to retire in two stages to go the end would certainly deserved a lot more glory and satisfaction with the commitment that we had made throughout the whole race.

 

Results day 14
1 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER
2 BARREDA BORT (ESP) HUSQVARNA
3 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDATCX RIDER


FINAL OVERALL
1 DESPRES (FRA) KTM TCX RIDER
2 FARIA (PRT) KTM  TCX RIDER
3 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM
4 JAKES (SVK) KTM
5 PEDRERO (ESP) KTM
6 PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA
7 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA TCX RIDER

DAKAR 2013: stage 12

There are non surprises in the twelfth stage of the 2013 Dakra rally  from Fiambala to Copiaco about 715 km where Cyril Despres still at the top of the overall and controls easily both Faria and Barreda which seem to be with no hopes for the final win with only just two days to go. The French KTM rider it is now running at large his lead in the overall standings and sees more and more close to the finish line in Santiago. Navigation mistakes unfortunately for Alexander Botturi jumping off in a time control and seeing inflict, according to the regulations, one hour penalty loosing his fifth in the standings.

Tomorrow 13th stage from Copiapo to La Serena about 735 km

 

RESULTS stage 12  from Fiambala to Copiaco
1 VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 003:49:15
2 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER
3 BARREDA BORT (ESP) HUSQVARNA
4 DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO
5 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA TCX RIDER


OVERALL after days 12
1 DESPRES (FRA) KTM TCX RIDER
2 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER
3 LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)
4 JAKES (SVK) 
5 PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP)
6 PAIN (FRA)
7 VERHOEVEN (NLD)
8 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA TCX RIDER
12 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA TCX RIDER

DAKAR 2013: stage 11

Eleventh and final stage around Argentina from La Rioja to Fiambala a very tough 475 km long run riding with almost all the bad weather with a stop even partially shortened due to adverse weather conditions. Despres keep on pushing and managing his gap in the standings strengthened by the fact that his team-mate Ruben Faria is currently in 2nd in the overall and therefore obvious that the game takes home inside the Red Bull KTM team. good performance of Alexander Botturi and his Husky with a broken finger ran the entire leg ending 7th on the day.

Tomorrow twelfth stage from Fiambala to Copiapo in Chile of 715 km with a special stage of 319 km as well.

 

 

RESULTS day 11
1 CASELLI (USA) KTM 
2 GONÇALVES (PRT) HUSQVARNA
3 DESPRES (FRA) KTM TCX RIDER
7 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA TCX RIDER
10 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER


OVERALL STANDING
1 DESPRES (FRA) KTM TCX RIDER
2 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER
3 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM
4 JAKES (SVK) KTM
5 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA TCX RIDER

 

DAKAR 2013: stage 10

Cyril Despres definitely attack in the tenth stage of the rally from Cordoba to La Rioja about 636km, which returns with his second today to the top of the overall passing his teammate Ruben Faria. Very unluky Alex Botturi victim of a crash in the final stage after running really well throughout the racing day.

Tomorrow 11th stage from La Rioja to Fiambala of 483 km of special stage.

Results Stage 10
from Cordoba to La Rioja - 636 km
1,  Barreda, 
2,  Despres, TCX RIDER
3,  Goncalves, 
4,  Pedrero,
5,  Caselli,
6,  Jakes,
7,  Botturi, TCX RIDER
8,  Faria, TCX RIDER

Overall after DAY 10
1, Despres, KTM, TCX RIDER
2, Faria, KTM TCX RIDER
3, Lopez, KTM 
4, Jakes, KTM
5, Botturi Husqvarna at TCX RIDER
6, Rodrigues, Honda TCX RIDER

DAKAR 2013: stage 9

Four TCX riders on the top five in the nineth round, 852 km long run (including 593 of special stage) from San Miguel de Tucuman to Cordoba with the first victory of "le roi" Cyril Despres who started the "turbo" to its KTM. And in fact the French began the final push towards Santiago also due of the penalty in the marathon stage which forces him to push hard to recover additional 15 min. Excellent third Botturi and his Husky more and more confidental during the race  and also Rodriguez and his CRF seem to understand how to manage the forces in a race full of pitfalls and unexpected as the Dakar is. Portuguese factory KTM rider Faria, with his fourth place of the stage, jumps to the top of the overall advantage of its regularity 'placements and now seriously think of a nice ending.

Tomorrow tenth stage from Cordoba to La Rioja, with 357 and 636 km of special stage.


Results day 9
1 DESPRES (FRA) KTM TCX RIDER
2 BARREDA BORT (ESP) HUSQ
3 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQ TCX RIDER
4 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER
5 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA TCX RIDER


OVERALL after  9 days
1 FARIA (PRT) KTM TCX RIDER
2 DESPRES (FRA) KTM TCX RIDER
3 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM
4 JAKES (SVK) KTM
5 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA TCX RIDER
6 PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA
7 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 
TCX RIDER