Rally: Dakar Day #11 - HRC Report (Video)

Helder Rodrigues race action shot

HRC Press Release:

Today´s 11th stage of the recent Rally Dakar brought the longest special test of the whole race. The riders had to master over 600 km against the clock to El Salvador. The first part led through mine sites, the second through the sand dunes of Copiapo. Joan Barreda opened the piste, found a good rhythm and kept his lead for a while. At the end he reached the finish line placed fifth on the day.

Joan Barreda race action shot

Joan Barreda:

"I tried to find a few minutes in the race today and made it successfully happen in the first half. Unfortunately I hit a stone in the second part in the fesh-fesh field. The crash broke my navigation device. Together with Cyril Despres I managed to finish the stage, losing just a little bit of time. I am looking forward to the final two days and certainly aim at bringing my position home."

Provisional result - Dakar 2014, Stage 11:

1. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) 06:36:08

2. Cyril Despres (FRA, Yamaha) +00:02:51

3. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +00:05:28

4. Jordi Viladoms (ESP, KTM) +00:05:53

5. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:08:12

6. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +00:09:23

7. Juan Pedrero Garcia (ESP, Sherco) +00:09:50

8. Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) +00:13:25

9. Jakub Przygonski (POL, KTM) +00:14:40

10. Ivan Jakes (SVK, KTM) +00:14:47

Provisional overall standings:

1. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) 48:24:41 hrs

2. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:52:36

3. Jordi Viladoms (ESP, KTM) +02:07:56

4. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +02:21:40

5. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +02:30:35

6. Cyril Despres (FRA, Yamaha) +02:31:18

7. Jakub Przygonski (POL, KTM) +02:43:55

8. Daniel Gouet (CHL, Honda) +03:24:35

9. Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) +03:46:32

10 David Casteu (FRA, KTM) +04:07:56

2014 Dakar Rally Behind the Scenes - Stage 11:

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