Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Barreda 1st for Team Honda in Stage 10 of Dakar Rally, Team Mate Goncalves 5th, Holds Secure 2nd Spot Overall in Bike Standings

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The Honda CRF450 RALLY and Joan Barreda continue to accumulate stage wins in the Dakar 2015
Stage ReportWednesday, Jan 14th 2015

  Dakar Rally


2015 Dakar Rally Stage 10


The Honda CRF450 RALLY and Joan Barreda continue to accumulate stage wins in the Dakar 2015

Joan Barreda accelerates his way to a third win in the Dakar 2015 as the tenth stage concludes in Cachi, Argentina. Paulo Gonçalves holds second place outright, and Laia enjoys eighth overall.
With six out of a possible ten stage victories, the Honda CRF450 RALLY has been the runaway winner of the manufacturers, until now, in this 2015 Rally Dakar, already equalling the total number of victories of last year’s edition, with three stages still left to run.
It was a win in the tenth stage once again at the hands of Joan Barreda, in a fine exhibition of conviction and leadership qualities, which saw the Spaniard lead the charge from metre one of the special, until its culmination 371 kilometres later, clocking a 1’39” margin over the nearest rival and taking the score tab of stage triumphs to three.

Riders awoke today to the first part of the marathon stage, which headed out from Calama before finishing up at the camp in Cachi, where all bikes were immediately impounded in the parc fermè, barred from receiving overnight assistance, except by the participants themselves.
Hélder Rodrigues and Paulo Gonçalves covered a great length of the course in each other’s company, Barreda and Coma joining the pack later. The gap at the top sees Paulo Gonçalves, seven and a half minutes adrift of the rally leader and ready to pounce. Gonçalves took fifth spot on the day, and Rodrigues seventh.
A nice stage for the formidable Laia Sanz, in twelfth. The Catalan rider lies in a ground-breaking eighth overall, some twenty minutes ahead of the nearest pursuer in the general rankings. Jeremías Israel came in with a similar finish-time in 13th.
Honda South America Rally Team’s top finisher in the first marathon leg was Brazilian Jean Azevedo, who achieved his highest-placed finish so far in the 2015 edition, with an 18th place. Javier Pizzolito, fifth yesterday, was among the first thirty back to base today.
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STAGE 11 – Thursday, 15th January
Cachi (CHI) – Termas de Río Hondo (ARG)

 166 km
Special stage:  357 km

Did you say tiredness?
The rally will continue on two separate routes, following the famous Ruta 40 and winding through its magnificent landscapes. Riders won’t have time to relax on these fast routes though: the fatigue which will have accumulated by the 11th day of the race (the 4th marathon day for the motorcycles and quads!) will demand maximum concentration on both the route and the road-book.

Joan Barreda

1st 4:07'11

I think that today went really well, I got away to swift start on an easy day that didn’t require much navigation and never left the main path. It’s a real shame about what happened in the salt flats of Uyuni, because that’s where I said goodbye to any possibilities. We were in the lead and with all the difficult work that we had done… But now I can only resign myself to it. We will be here for the last few days, supporting the team so that it gets the best result possible.
Joan Barreda

Paulo Goncalves

5th + 3'46

Today was a really quick stage, with some navigation that wasn’t too hard. The track was a bit slippery and we had to take it carefully. The first four finished together at a quick pace. I think that we had a good stage without pushing it too much, because we are back in the marathon stage again. The bike is in perfect shape for the battle tomorrow, and I am too.
Paulo Goncalves

Helder Rodrigues

7th + 6'26

I had to take it with great care. I open the road, and although the navigation wasn’t difficult, there was a lot of concentration needed to not fall. My aim was to make it through with the bike in the best possible condition, because we are in the first leg of the marathon. The three of us are well placed and it’s good for the team.
Helder Rodrigues

Laia Sanz

12th + 12'02

The day has been long, with 12 hours on the bike up in the Andes at over 5,000 metres altitude and temperatures of minus 10⁰ C. The special stage was the best that we’ve had so far in this Dakar, very fast, comfortable and fun to ride. I took it easy, not taking any chances. I only had one tricky moment on the route. There was a waypoint on the road book that didn’t exist, and I wasted two or three minutes before I realized that it wasn’t there, and got going again.
Laia Sanz

Results Stage 10

1BARREDA JoanSPATeam HRC4:07'11
2COMA MarcSPAKTM Red Bull Rally Factory+ 1'39
3FARIA RubenPORKTM Red Bull Rally Factory+ 1'57
4PRICE TobyAUSKTM AUS Rally Factory+ 2'14
6SVITKO StefanSLOSlovnaft Team+6'22
7RODRIGUES HelderPORTeam HRC+ 6'26
9JAKES IvanSLOMicrostep Industry Team+ 8'59
10VOGELS HansNDLTeam Hans Vogels+ 10'19
11CASTEU DavidFRATeam Casteu+ 11'27
12SANZ LaiaSPATeam HRC+ 12'02
13ISRAEL JeremiasCHITeam HRC+ 13'44
14DUCLOS AlainFRASherco Rally Factory+ 13'45
15ARANA TxominSPAGOR Sport+ 15'31
16PAIN OlivierFRAYamaha Racing+ 15'37
17CECI PaoloITAChavo Salvatierra Racing+ 16'18
18AZEVEDO JeanBRAHonda South America Rally Team+ 16'34
19VERHOEVEN FransNDLYamaha Racing+ 17'10
20PLANET FabienFRASherco Rally Factory+ 17'47
35PIZZOLITO JavierARGHonda South America Rally Team+ 42'39

Rider Standings

Provisional Standings after Stage 10

1COMA MarcSPAKTM Red Bull Rally Factory38:13'50
4PRICE TobyAUSKTM AUS Rally Factory+ 32'06
5SVITKO StefanSLOSlovnaft Team+ 45'19
6FARIA RubenPORKTM Red Bull Rally Factory+ 1:41'14
7CASTEU DavidFRATeam Casteu+ 1:41'40
8SANZ LaiaSPATeam HRC+ 2:05'00
9JAKES IvanSLOMicrostep Industry Team+ 2:25'51
10JAKES IvanSLOMicrostep Industry Team+ 2:50'11
12RODRIGUES HelderPORTeam HRC+ 3:22'54
15BARREDA JoanSPATeam HRC+ 4:37'12
21PIZZOLITO JavierARGHonda South America Rally Team+ 6:02'28
22AZEVEDO JeanBRAHonda South America Rally Team+ 6:10'15
31ISRAEL JeremiasCHITeam HRC+ 7:32'21


These videos are available on YouTube although may be unlisted.
Team HRC Dakar Rally 2015 - Stage 9Team HRC Dakar Rally 2015 - Stage 9Team HRC Dakar Rally 2015 - Stage 9 'Behind the Scenes'Team HRC Dakar Rally 2015 - Stage 9 'Behind the Scenes'

Location Information

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