Rally: Dakar Day #10 - HRC Report

Helder Rodrigues race action shot

HRC Press Release:

"Bang Bang" Barreda dominated today´s over 600 kilometer long stage from Iquique to Antofagasta, as he captured his fourth victory of the Dakar 2014. He shortened the gap to overall leader Marc Coma by 11:26 minutes.

Joan Barreda:

"This is an important stage victory. I am happy I could make up time today. In the beginning I could not find a very good rhythm, but once I was inside the dune section things went well and I could run a consistently fast pace. My navigation went well also. I was cautious in the fesh-fesh sections and doing okay to avoid the dust. No real problems there. I am happy for my team-mate Helder Rodrigues and his second place today. Now let´s stay focused for tomorrow, which brings the longest special stage of the rally. My friend Jeremias Israel had an awesome race until his crash happened. I feel sorry for him and do wish him a speedy and full recovery."

Joan Barreda race action shot

Provisional result - Dakar 2014, Stage 10:

1. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) 04:42:00 hrs

2. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +00:08:00

3. Cyril Despres (FRA, Yamaha) +00:09:40

4. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +00:11:11

5. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) +00:11:26

6. Jakub Przygonski (POL, KTM) +00:15:08

7. Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) +00:15:14

8. Javier Pizzolito (ARG, Honda) +00:16:58

9. Ivan Jakes (SVK, KTM) +00:18:17

10. Daniel Gouet (CHL, Honda) +00:19:21

Provisional overall standings:

1. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) 41:48:33 hrs

2. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:44:10

3. Jordi Viladoms (ESP, KTM) +02:02:03

4. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +02:16:12

5. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +02:21:16

6. Cyril Despres (FRA, Yamaha) +02:28:27

7. Jakub Przygonski (POL, KTM) +02:29:15

8. Daniel Gouet (CHL, Honda) +03:05:54

9. Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) +03:33:07

10 .David Casteu (FRA, KTM) +03:41:54

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