2023 Dakar Rally – Stage 10
Shaybah – Empty Quarter Marathon
Pictures by Rally Zone
Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally noticed riders leaving the rain and chilly days behind, Wednesday that includes a particular part measuring solely 114 kilometres however all of that was sand. Toby Value took it straightforward in enjoying the lengthy recreation to be able to get a great beginning place on Thursday, ending sixteenth on stage. Countryman Daniel Sanders was eleventh on Wednesday’s stage and each Aussies stay inside the highest ten.
Daniel Sanders – P11
“Yeah, at the moment was just about full ship within the dunes in order that was enjoyable, however with it being so quick, one thing like 115 km, at the moment wasn’t the day to be making up an excessive amount of time. It looks as if this a part of Saudi missed the rain we had throughout week one because the sand is dry and so much softer, so it took me a short time to regulate to it. However all is sweet. I didn’t need to end inside the highest 10 at the moment due to the marathon stage beginning tomorrow so we’re a bit bit again within the pack. That was the sport plan although, so yeah, trying ahead to seeing what we are able to do over the following couple of days.”
Toby Value was the second rider to enter the day’s particular, once more utilizing his ability and expertise to good impact, selected to navigate rigorously by means of the dunes to minimise any expensive errors. With the leaders’ occasions extraordinarily shut over the quick particular, Toby in the end accomplished the day in sixteenth, eight-minutes down on the chief.
Toby Value – P16
“In the present day was a protracted day – we have been up at 2:30am, however then only a quick particular. I attempted to tempo myself a bit at the moment to verify I didn’t make any huge errors and to additionally get a great begin for tomorrow’s longer stage. I dropped down a bit within the standings, however didn’t lose an excessive amount of time, and now hopefully I’m well-placed to assault tomorrow. Thus far so good.”
The perfect dune-surfers are essentially the most skilled, as Ross Department confirmed by profitable the stage to Shaybah. The Botswanan trains year-round within the Kalahari Desert, which he additionally flies over repeatedly as an airliner pilot. You might say Hero MotoSports’ recent recruit is aware of the best way to attain new heights. He has not been as constant as he would have preferred, however at the moment he received his second particular of the yr, whereas one other dune wizard, Adrien Van Beveren, was second quickest, 21s slower.
Adrien Van Beveren – P2
“This was a great day for me, a lot better than yesterday for certain. I gave all the pieces, attempting to be quick using on the dunes – a terrain that I really like. I actually push and I’m pleased with the end result. I’m okay bodily, sadly it was just one hundred and fourteen km however we’ve got extra probabilities within the coming days.”
Michael Docherty, one of many sensations of this Dakar, has develop into fairly proficient at turning the teachings realized on his base camp within the Emirates into sturdy performances, with third place for the day.
Because the seventh rider into the particular following his sturdy efficiency on stage 9, Kevin Benavides was in rivalry for the stage win instantly. Carrying good velocity over the sandy terrain, the 2021 Dakar winner was simply 10 seconds down on the chief by km 84. Shedding a bit time within the closing levels, Benavides dropped to fourth place as he crossed the road, one minute from the win however now leads the Dakar outright by 1min29s over Skyler Howes.
Kevin Benavides – P4
“In the present day was actually quick, however actually powerful bodily because it was raced all within the dunes. I began off in seventh place and simply tried to maintain a pleasant circulate by means of all of the dunes and it felt actually good. I did have one crash the place I went over the handlebars, but it surely appears it might need had a constructive impact as a result of I solely misplaced about one minute and meaning I set of fourth into tomorrow’s stage 11.”
After shedding time within the desert yesterday following a navigational error, Matthias Walkner bounced again in model on stage 10 and posted the fifth quickest time on the demanding particular.
Matthias Walkner – P5
“I had a great day at the moment. I actually like this form of terrain and was in a position to make up good time throughout the dunes. I wasn’t pushing too exhausting at first as a result of I didn’t need to lose time like I did yesterday, however then in direction of the tip I used to be in a position to enhance my tempo towards the end. I’m feeling so much stronger now, and coming in fifth at the moment places me in a great place for tomorrow’s marathon stage.”
Pablo Quintanilla was sixth forward of KTM’s Mason Klein, and teammate José Ignacio Cornejo.
Pablo Quintanilla – P6
“This was one other lengthy, lengthy day. The stage was quick however the rhythm was very excessive. I’m glad tomorrow I’ll have some riders opening within the entrance, this generally is a altering second for the race. Will probably be an amazing effort for us and for the bikes, as a result of we’re already racing for 10 days and that’s fairly intense. I’m in full form and eager to maintain combating.”
José Ignacio Cornejo – P8
“It was a great stage. It was a brief stage however very bodily. I used to be using, pushing and attempting to be secure on the similar time. On this terrain we cannot be overconfident as a result of that’s when errors occur. I’m pleased with my efficiency and have a great feeling, so I’m able to carry on combating within the depths of the Empty Quarter.”
Franco Caimi completed the day in ninth, forward of Daniel Nosiglia Jager, with Daniel Sanders as already talked about eleventh. Husqvarna’s Luciano Benavides was subsequent in twelfth, with teammate Skyler Howes fifteenth behind Martin Michek and one spot up on Value.
Luciano Benavides – P12
“In the present day had a very lengthy liaison within the morning – nearly 500 km ridden after a really early begin. It was the primary stage within the Empty Quarter and so it was filled with dunes – similar to the terrain seen in Abu Dhabi really. I opened the entire stage and I feel I did a great job. I picked up two minutes of bonus time, however in fact you do lose a couple of minutes to the blokes behind chasing the tracks. I pushed all day, attempting to do my greatest, and I feel I completed simply inside the highest 15, which supplies me a great begin place for tomorrow.”
Skyler Howes – P15
“Yeah, we knew what we have been stepping into coming into the Empty Quarter with all of the dunes. However at the moment, with the particular being so quick, I wished to verify I used to be in a great place to push on tomorrow’s marathon stage. I took issues a bit simpler at the moment to get a really feel for the dunes and simply took issues a bit conservatively. I did have one superior second the place I placed on some model for the helicopter however tousled the touchdown. All was good although and now we’ve got a for much longer day of extra dunes tomorrow – I’m trying ahead to it.”
Rankings after Dakar Stage 10
There’s been a reshuffle following Stage 10 of the 2023 Dakar Rally within the total rankings, with Kevin Benavides transferring into the lead, now 1m29s forward of Skyler Howes, Toby Value dropping to 3rd, 2m10s off main tempo however effectively inside placing distance, even with the shorter specials.
Adrien Van Beveren sits a extra distant fourth, 9m52s in arrears, adopted by Pablo Quintanilla (+14m58s), Mason Klein (+15m38s), Jose Cornejo (+20m42s), Luciano Benavides (+21m44s) and Australia’s Daniel Sanders (+23m40s). That outcome noticed Sanders knock just a few seconds off the hole to the lead, however he’ll must extend strides within the remaining levels to shut in additional.
The hole from ninth to tenth is a good larger one from there, Matthias Walker nearly 40-minutes off the general lead.
Stage 11 Route
Tomorrow it’s time for a key and far anticipated second of the race: the marathon stage on the well-known Empty Quarter. The counter will mark 4,000 km of specials proper after the beginning, taking the race into excessive endurance territory.
Alongside the 273 km of the selective part (added by a liaison of 151 km) there might be sand dunes of each color.
Rivals throughout all classes will now be separated from their mechanics from the start of Thursday’s Stage 11 till the conclusion of Friday’s Stage 12 with over 450 km of desert racing to deal with head on.
Stage 10 Highlights Video
2023 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Outcomes (Provisional)
|1||(BWA) ROSS BRANCH||01H 44′ 00”|
|2||(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN||+ 00H 00′ 21”|
|3||(ZAF) MICHAEL DOCHERTY||+ 00H 00′ 30”|
|4||(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDES||+ 00H 01′ 00”|
|5||(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNER||+ 00H 01′ 22”|
|6||(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLA||+ 00H 02′ 43”|
|7||(USA) MASON KLEIN||+ 00H 03′ 05”|
|8||(CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO||+ 00H 04′ 04”|
|9||(ARG) FRANCO CAIMI||+ 00H 04′ 07”|
|10||(BOL) DANIEL NOSIGLIA JAGER||+ 00H 04′ 16”|
|11||(AUS) DANIEL SANDERS||+ 00H 06′ 02”|
|12||(ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDES||+ 00H 06′ 18”|
|13||(ITA) PAOLO LUCCI||+ 00H 06′ 46”|
|14||(CZE) MARTIN MICHEK||+ 00H 06′ 59”|
|15||(USA) SKYLER HOWES||+ 00H 07′ 38”|
|16||(AUS) TOBY PRICE||+ 00H 08′ 16”|
|17||(DEU) SEBASTIAN BÜHLER||+ 00H 08′ 36”|
|18||(SVK) STEFAN SVITKO||+ 00H 08′ 47”|
|19||(FRA) JULIEN JAGU||+ 00H 10′ 21”|
|20||(FRA) JEANLOUP LEPAN||+ 00H 10′ 32”|
2023 Dakar Rally General After Stage 10 (Provisional)
|1||(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDES||35H 46′ 06”|
|2||(USA) SKYLER HOWES||+ 00H 01′ 29”|
|3||(AUS) TOBY PRICE||+ 00H 02′ 10”|
|4||(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN||+ 00H 09′ 52”|
|5||(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLA||+ 00H 14′ 58”|
|6||(USA) MASON KLEIN||+ 00H 15′ 38”|
|7||(CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO||+ 00H 20′ 42”|
|8||(ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDES||+ 00H 21′ 44”|
|9||(AUS) DANIEL SANDERS||+ 00H 23′ 40”|
|10||(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNER||+ 00H 39′ 49”|
|11||(ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINO||+ 00H 56′ 55”|
|12||(CZE) MARTIN MICHEK||+ 01H 17′ 41”|
|13||(ARG) FRANCO CAIMI||+ 01H 20′ 37”|
|14||(SVK) STEFAN SVITKO||+ 01H 20′ 44”|
|15||(ESP) TOSHA SCHAREINA||+ 01H 41′ 37”|
2023 Dakar Rally Schedule
|Stage||Date||Begin and End||Complete | Particular|
|REST||January 9, 2023||RIYADH|
|STAGE 11||January 12, 2023||SHAYBAH > EMPTY QUARTER MARATHON||426 km | 275 km|
|STAGE 12||January 13, 2023||EMPTY QUARTER MARATHON > SHAYBAH||375 km | 185 km|
|STAGE 13||January 14, 2023||SHAYBAH > AL-HOFUF||669 km | 154 km|
|STAGE 14||January 15, 2023||AL-HOFUF > DAMMAM||414 km | 136 km|