|Dakar 2014||Stage 4||08/01/2014|
Joan Barreda retains leadership in spite of tough stage
Fourth stage of the Rally Dakar 2014 and a tricky day for the TEAM HRC riders who fought hard to finish in favourable positions ahead of tomorrow’s stage. Above all for Joan Barreda, who was able to overcome some complicated setbacks to finish in sixth position, but retains the overall standings.
Laia Sanz, the female rider being supported by Honda on the pre-production version of the Honda CRF450 Rally, once again put in a fine performance today, with a repeat of yesterday's twenty-first position. Her team-mate from the Honda Argentina Rally Team, Pablo Rodriguez finished twenty-third.
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|Classifications Stage 4|
|1||Joan Pedrero||05:29'13||ESP||SHERCO||Sherco Rally Factory|
|2||Chaleco López||+00'29||CHI||KTM||KTM Red Bull Rally Factory|
|3||Marc Coma||+03'10||ESP||KTM||KTM Red Bull Rally Factory|
|4||Jeremias Israel||+06'30||CHL||SPEEDBRAIN||Team Speedbrain|
|5||Olivier Pain||+07'01||FRA||YAMAHA||Yamaha Racing|
|6||Joan Barreda||+13'56||ESP||HONDA||TEAM HRC|
|7||Paulo Goncalves||+18'38||PRT||HONDA||TEAM HRC|
|8||Ivan Jakes||+19'30||SLO||KTM||Nad Ress Adventure|
|9||Alain Duclos||+23'10||FRA||SHERCO||Sherco Rally Factory|
|10||Daniel Gouet||+24'38||CHI||HONDA||Tamarugal Honda Racing XC Rally Team|
|General standings after Stage 4|
|1||Joan Barreda||13:39'53||ESP||HONDA||TEAM HRC|
|2||Marc Coma||+3'10||ESP||KTM||KTM Red Bull Rally Factory|
|3||Chaleco López||+5'12||CHI||KTM||KTM Red Bull Rally Factory|
|4||Alain Duclos||+25'25||FRA||SHERCO||Sherco Rally Factory|
|5||Olivier Pain||+29'38||FRA||YAMAHA||Yamaha Racing|
|6||Cyril Despres||+41'17||FRA||YAMAHA||Yamaha Racing|
|7||David Casteu||+42'17||FRA||KTM||Team Casteu|
|8||Jeremias Israel||+46'33||CHL||SPEEDBRAIN||Team Speedbrain|
|9||Jordi Viladoms||+49'14||ESP||GAS GAS||Gas Gas JVO Team|
|10||Kuba Przygonski||+54'52||POL||KTM||KTM Rally Factory|
Stage 5: Chilecito-Tucumán
Liaison: 384 km Special: 527 km Total: 911 km
A sleepless night in Tucumán!
After two race days with completely separate routes, everyone will gather together to tackle the longest stage of the rally. They will need to be extremely resistant to overcome these two sections of the special stage which will primarily feature sand. All day long the competitors will make headway on off-piste sections: those who have poorly assessed the limits of their engine will constantly be on the verge of overheating and all the more so, as the region’s temperatures are generally very high. At the bivouac in Tucuman, the candidates for the podium will have been whittled down to a select few, as many of them will no longer be a part of this elite group. For many others, their timing and mechanical mishaps will only become apparent in the middle of the night.