Day 2 in 2014 Dakar Rally is now over and it looks like it will be a very competitive rally. In the Bike Class it is somewhat surprising that a Honda is at the top of the field, but the Honda rider is a very good rider.
Barreda Bort On His Honda Doing Very Despite Of Not Watching Where He Is Going
The following are the overal bike standings after 2 days.
2014 Dakar Rally Day 2 Results – Bikes Overall Standings
|1||BARREDA BORT (ESP)||HONDA||06:09:41||–|
|2||LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)||KTM||06:11:44||00:02:03|
In the cars Stephane Peterhansel is in his customary leader’s role; however Sainz is just 28 seconds behind. Al-Attiyah and Roma are about 4 minutes behind Peterhansel – virtual tie at this point in a Dakar Rally.
2014 Dakar Rally Day 2 Results – Cars Overall Standings
|1||PETERHANSEL (FRA)COTTRET (FRA)||MINI||06:17:02||–|
|2||SAINZ (ESP)GOTTSCHALK (DEU)||SMG||06:17:30||00:00:28|
|3||AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)CRUZ (ESP)||MINI||06:21:12||00:04:10|
|4||ROMA (ESP)PERIN (FRA)||MINI||06:21:21||00:04:19|
|5||TERRANOVA (ARG)FIUZA (PRT)||MINI||06:25:33||00:08:31|
|6||DE VILLIERS (ZAF)VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU)||TOYOTA||06:34:12||00:17:10|
|7||LAVIEILLE (FRA)GARCIN (FRA)||HAVAL||06:38:01||00:20:59|
|8||VARELA (BRA)GUGELMIN (BRA)||MITSUBISHI||06:53:02||00:36:00|
|9||HOLOWCZYC (POL)ZHILTSOV (RUS)||MINI||06:54:10||00:37:08|
|10||DABROWSKI (POL)CZACHOR (POL)||TOYOTA||06:55:10||00:38:08|
I used to think that the most often repeated words in motorsports were: “And Mario slows on the backstretch”, but now it must be “Robby Gordon had some trouble today”. At this time I don’t know what the trouble was but now Robby Gordon is in 57th position 3 hours 43 minutes behind the leader. I believe that any possibility of a victory for Robby is gone.
Robby Gordon Has Dug Himself A Big Hole
I hope to find out more about the problems that Robby Gordon has had.