2013 Dakar Rally Day 5 Results

Day Five of the 2013 brought a certain amount of redemption for some competitors, but also showed signs of narrowing the field of potential winners.

In the Cars Class Robby Gordon finished third on today’s stage and Carlos Sainz finished fifth.  These two strong stage results followed Day four results that have essentially relegated Gordon and Sainz into also-rans.

The winner of today’s stage was Nani Roma in his Mini who finished  1 minute 23 seconds ahead of Stephane Petterhansel also in a Mini.  Nasser Al-Attiyah had some navigational issues which resulted in a seventh place stage finish, about six minutes behind Roma’s Mini.

2013 Dakar Rally Day 5/Stage 5 Results – Cars Class

Name Mark Time Variation Penalty
1 ROMA (ESP)PÉRIN (FRA) MINI 01:49:40
2 PETERHANSEL (FRA)COTTRET (FRA) MINI 01:51:03 00:01:23
3 GORDON (USA)WALCH (USA) Hummer 01:51:21 00:01:41
4 DE VILLIERS (ZAF)VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU) TOYOTA 01:51:31 00:01:51
5 SAINZ (ESP)GOTTSCHALK (DEU) BUGGY 01:53:21 00:03:41
6 NOVISTKIY (RUS)ZHILTSOV (RUS) MINI 01:54:50 00:05:10
7 AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)CRUZ (ESP) BUGGY 01:55:41 00:06:01
8 SPINELLI (BRA)HADDAD (BRA) MITSUBISHI 01:56:21 00:06:41
9 TERRANOVA (ARG)FIUZA (PRT) BMW 01:56:55 00:07:15
10 SOUSA (PRT)RAMALHO (PRT) GREAT WALL 01:57:34 00:07:54

Perhaps you have imagined what the conditions would be like in the Dakar bivouac where they competitors are “camping” in the South American dessert.  The conditions at the bivouac are not as primitive as you might think.  The picture below shows the lunch area at the Dakar bivouac.

Lunch Time at a Bivouac

Lunch Area At The Dakar Rally Bivouac

In the Cars Class Peterhansel maintains the Overall lead with Al-Attiyah about 10 minutes behind.  Things start to spread out behind those two competitors with De Villiers in third place Overall, but scoring about 33 minutes behind the leader.  Being 33 minutes behind at this stage is not insurmountable, but from Devilliers on back, these competitors cannot afford to have another bad day.

2013 Dakar Rally Overall Standings After Day 5 – Cars Class

Name Mark Time Variation Penalty
1 PETERHANSEL (FRA)COTTRET (FRA) MINI 10:55:32
2 AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)CRUZ (ESP) BUGGY 11:05:26 00:09:54
3 DE VILLIERS (ZAF)VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU) TOYOTA 11:29:22 00:33:50
4 NOVISTKIY (RUS)ZHILTSOV (RUS) MINI 11:33:07 00:37:35
5 ROMA (ESP)PÉRIN (FRA) MINI 11:33:15 00:37:43
6 CHICHERIT (FRA)GARCIN (FRA) SMG 11:52:06 00:56:34
7 CHABOT (FRA)PILLOT (FRA) SMG 12:06:07 01:10:35 00:01:00
8 ERRANDONEA (AND)DEBRON (FRA) SMG 12:13:49 01:18:17 00:01:00
9 GADASIN (RUS)KUZMICH (UKR) G-FORCE PROTO 12:27:18 01:31:46
10 THOMASSE (FRA)LARROQUE (FRA) BUGGY MD RALLYE 12:28:18 01:32:46

In the Bike Class the two Yamaha riders Casteu and Pain had a good day, finishing 1-2 ahead of the third place KTM of Pedrero.  Cyril Despres got stuck briefly causing him to finish 5th about 4 minutes behind today’s stage winners.

2013 Dakar Rally Day 5 /Stage 5 Results – Bikes Class

Name Mark Time Variation Penalty
1 CASTEU (FRA) YAMAHA 01:39:42
2 PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 01:40:51 00:01:09
3 PEDRERO (ESP) KTM 01:42:40 00:02:58
4 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 01:43:07 00:03:25
5 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 01:43:49 00:04:07
6 SVITKO (SVK) KTM 01:44:22 00:04:40
7 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM 01:44:29 00:04:47
8 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 01:44:34 00:04:52
9 DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 01:44:43 00:05:01
10 JAKES (SVK) KTM 01:45:27 00:05:45

For a temporary encampment, the Dakar bivouac is a very impressive facility.  Below is a photo of the facilities in the video area.  It appears to be very well equipped.

Video Room at Dakar

Video Area At The Dakar Rally Bivouac

Overall in the Bike Class, the field of potential winners is bigger than in the Cars Class.  The top seven riders are only separated by 14 minutes, so much can change.  I think that Cyril Despres is still the favorite to win.

2013 Dakar Rally Overall Standings After Day 5 / Stage 5 – Bikes Class

Name Mark Time Variation Penalty
1 PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 11:51:29
2 CASTEU (FRA) YAMAHA 11:52:44 00:01:15
3 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 11:57:36 00:06:07
4 FARIA (PRT) KTM 12:05:03 00:13:34
5 VILADOMS (ESP) HUSQVARNA 12:05:05 00:13:36
6 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM 12:05:08 00:13:39
7 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 12:05:29 00:14:00
8 PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 12:10:29 00:19:00 00:05:00
9 SVITKO (SVK) KTM 12:12:14 00:20:45
10 GOUËT (CHL) HONDA 12:14:13 00:22:44

Tomorrow the route will go from Arica to Calama over a 477 mile route.  The first 195 miles will be a transit followed by 282 miles of timed stage.

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One Response to 2013 Dakar Rally Day 5 Results

  1. John Thompson says:

    Thx Steve yours is the only Info us Canadians can get on the Dakar in a timely fashion
    Mr.T (the original)

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