Sunday, March 31, 2019
Rally

DAKAR Daily – STAGE 1 – The Dream Level Challenge Kicked Off in Peru!

Dakar 2019 Has Started With Stage One on Monday the 7th of January.

Stage one was a 330 KM route from Lima to Pisco started with a road section of 246 KM which is followed by a 84 KM of competitive stage mileage.

STAGE 1
Joan Barreda – Honda

This years action got underway with the Bike category and it was JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP-MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2019) who triumphed the stage  with his 00H 57′ 36” performance, 1 minute 34 seconds clear from PABLO QUINTANILLA (CHL- ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING) who finished the day with P2.

RICKY BRABEC (USA- MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2019) was the third quickest of the day, meaning two Honda’s in the top three.

YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM had a good start to the rally with ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN (FRA) and finished the stage with P4 by only 1 second quicker than SAM SUNDERLAND (GB) of RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM.

Last year’s winner MATTHIAS WALKNER (AUT- RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) had a steady start and finished the stage with P7 some 3 minutes slower than BARREDA.

Prestart Comments

Laia Sanz

“For sure Peru is one of the most demanding countries. This sand is so different and so soft and so … I think it will be shorter but it will be very tough!”

Matthias Walkner

“For now, getting really nervous because before one hour I was quite cool but now the adrenaline is coming and it is pretty cool feeling to start on the sand today.”

Stage 1 Classification

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