2023 Dakar Rally – Stage 5
Ha’il – Ha’il
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Stage 5 was billed to be a tricky one, masking 645 km in whole, with a timed particular of 373 km, camel grass littering the sandy tracks and dunes. That didn’t dissuade Toby Value who as soon as once more remained constant, constructing off his fourth place begin within the main group, together with taking an early lead, earlier than shedding time on account of a missed waypoint that proved a problem for a lot of the sphere.
After the refueling, whereas driving with that very same group, Barreda crashed in entrance of Toby and went down, Value additionally crashing after being unable to keep away from the downed rider, however fortunately coming away unhurt. Stopping to help his rival resulted in a number of minutes misplaced – time that was subsequently returned to the Australian on completion of the stage, leaving worth third for the stage. The consequence strikes Value as much as second general.
Toby Value – P3
“Robust stage in the present day – we acquired misplaced early on and spent some minutes getting again on observe there. Then, afterward within the second half of the stage, Barreda had a giant crash and I ended up getting snarled in that. I used to be okay, however we stopped for round 5 minutes there to ensure Joan was okay. All in all, it’s not been a foul stage, I don’t suppose we misplaced an excessive amount of time. I’ll get my shoulder checked out now as a result of I knocked it within the crash, however aside from that, I’m wanting ahead to the following day.”
The Dakar Rally is hard sufficient for opponents, with none extra challenges, nonetheless for Australian Daniel Sanders the day dawned with a further hurdle, illness putting and leaving Chucky with no vitality and unable to eat and drink.
Sanders will now get some much-needed relaxation forward of tomorrow’s stage six having completed the stage in twenty first, and underwent examination by the medical group on arrival on the bivouac on the finish of the stage.
Daniel Sanders – P21
“It’s been a little bit of a battle in the present day to say the least. Once I awakened, I didn’t really feel good in any respect. I had no vitality, couldn’t actually eat or drink something, so it looks like I’ve picked up some sort of bug, I suppose. So yeah, it’s a little bit of a bummer after beginning the rally so nicely. What made issues even more durable was that my bike is ready as much as work at larger speeds and I simply didn’t have the tempo I wanted in the present day. So we’ll make just a few modifications forward of tomorrow to dial the consolation again in and hopefully with some relaxation I will be again combating up entrance once more.”
It was definitely a very good day for the Monster Power Honda Crew, Adrien Van Beveran the winner of the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally 2023, teammate José Ignacio Cornejo – the Chilean often known as ‘Nacho’ – ending second, simply 13s behind the chief.
Adrien Van Beveren – P1
“This stage win was a late anniversary current! It feels nice to succeed in this efficiency, I’m actually glad! I did a very good navigation at the start, then I opened round 200 kilometers. The terrain was actually tough however I might attain my purpose.”
José Ignacio Cornejo – P2
“This was a fantastic stage general for the group, I’m fairly glad to contribute to this good consequence. I feel I’ve discovered my rhythm and that’s additionally the consequence of the everlasting enhancements our group is engaged on in our Honda CRF 450 Rally.”
Toby Value was third, forward of KTM mounted Mason Klein, Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing’s Skyler Howes rounding out the highest 5.
Skyler Howes – P5
“Robust day in the present day. It’s been actually bodily as for a lot of the day we have been up on the pegs selecting our manner by means of the camel grass. I caught as much as the lead group fairly early on, but it surely was actually tough to see the tracks in the present day. We made a mistake and selected the improper manner, ended up getting misplaced, after which needed to make just a few circles to search out the one waypoint we’d missed. Shortly earlier than the end Joan (Barreda) had a giant crash and acquired caught up with Toby (Value), and so we stopped for a couple of minutes to ensure they have been alright earlier than carrying on. I do know I misplaced a bit time in the present day, however I’m glad to succeed in the end safely and I’m in good condition to push exhausting once more tomorrow.”
Matthias Walkner was the final of the Pink Bull KTM riders to enter the stage, nonetheless combating by means of the ache of his injured wrist, sustained earlier within the race, the Austrian rider as soon as once more confirmed his mettle as he pushed exhausting by means of the powerful particular, making the minimal of errors to complete sixth.
Matthias Walkner – P6
“As soon as once more it was one other powerful day within the desert. At this time was actually the day the place I needed to resolve if I might proceed the race or not – my wrist and my physique have actually been struggling since my crash on Monday. Regardless of that, it’s most likely been my finest day to date – I actually was pushing exhausting for the entire stage and didn’t really feel too dangerous bodily. Taking a look at how a lot time I misplaced, it’s a bit bit irritating, however I do know I actually did give my all in the present day.”
Pablo Quintanilla completed seventh after stopping to assist downed rider Joan Barreda, additionally admitting the navigation was a problem.
Pablo Quintanilla – P7
“The stage was kind of just like the one we confronted yesterday. I began the stage with a very good tempo, I used to be driving along with Joan Barreda and simply earlier than the end he had a foul crash and I needed to cease to help him. The navigation was tough and I feel most of the riders had issues with it.”
Lacking the identical waypoint because the main group, Kevin Benavides was unable to take full benefit of his seventh-place begin place and misplaced a number of minutes whereas re-finding the proper route. Giving his all for the rest of the stage, Benavides positioned a powerful eighth, 10 minutes down on the stage winner. A consequence robust sufficient to maneuver him as much as third within the provisional general rally standings.
Kevin Benavides – P8
“At this time was a very good stage and I’m pleased with how I rode within the sand. Sadly, I made a giant mistake round kilometer 190 and that value me quite a lot of time. After refueling I attempted to push once more to make that up, however the terrain was so bodily demanding, it acquired to the purpose the place it was powerful to carry on. I’m a bit pissed off as a result of I do know I might have made up extra time in the present day, but it surely appears quite a lot of the highest guys had related points, so my place within the general remains to be good. Time to recharge my batteries now prepared for tomorrow.”
Lorenzo Santolino completed ninth, adopted by Rui Gonvalves and Stefan Svitko.
Luciano Benavides powered his FR 450 Rally by means of stage 5 to complete as twelfth quickest. Falling foul of the identical navigational error that caught out the entrance runners, Benavides spent a number of minutes looking for one explicit waypoint. Correcting his mistake efficiently, the Argentinian racer then targeted on the rest of the stage.
Luciano Benavides – P12
“It was one other day alone for me. I used to be doing rather well as much as round kilometre 190 the place I acquired misplaced a bit and located it powerful to get again on observe. I feel the riders forward of me had acquired misplaced too, so there have been so many tracks on the bottom in all instructions. I knew I used to be offline, so I attempted to guage it proper to search out one waypoint, but it surely took quite a lot of circling to search out it. After shedding round 10 minutes there I actually tried to push for the remainder of the stage. Racing over the sandy tracks lined in camel grass is so demanding although, I needed to ease my tempo a bit to ensure I didn’t make any errors. General, not a foul day, I’m nonetheless within the high 10 general and looking out ahead to getting some relaxation now earlier than giving my finest once more tomorrow.”
Rally GP Rankings after Dakar Stage 5
Skyler Howes now holds the general 2023 Dakar Rally lead after 5 levels, with Australian Toby Value in second 2m07s off main tempo, adopted by a extra distant Kevin Benavides 5m16s off the lead.
Mason Klein is fourth, Adrien Van Beveren fifth, Joan Barreda sixth regardless of his crash, Pablo Quintanilla seventh and Daniel Sanders has dropped to eighth on account of his 21-place end for the stage as he struggles with sickness.
Jose Cornejo and Luciano Benavides spherical out the highest 10, 22 and 25-minutes off the lead respectively. Sanders as compared is now 17m50s of the lead, and nearly seven and a half minutes off seventh place.
Stage 5 Highlights Video
Stage 6 Route
Tomorrow the sixth stage from this 12 months’s Dakar Rally will go away the Ha’il area within the path of Riyadh – that means a final minute change by ASO as a result of climate circumstances. This particular stage may have 367 km (much less 100 than initially foreseen) and a liaison of 300 km.
The route will proceed to journey from coast to coast with the longest stage of this Dakar, which additionally accommodates the longest particular stage. Speedometers will simply hit triple digits on the quick ample tracks that take the primary half of the course by means of in depth plateaus.
A sequence of dunes will deliver some selection and ramp up the suspense within the remaining third of the stage. By the top of this present day, riders and machines may have already accomplished almost 2500 kilometers of specials.
2023 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Provisional Outcomes
|1||(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN||04H 27′ 28”|
|2||(CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO||+ 00H 00′ 13”|
|3||(AUS) TOBY PRICE||+ 00H 03′ 56”|
|4||(USA) MASON KLEIN||+ 00H 05′ 13”|
|5||(USA) SKYLER HOWES||+ 00H 05′ 33”|
|6||(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNER||+ 00H 07′ 30”|
|7||(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLA||+ 00H 08′ 27”|
|8||(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDES||+ 00H 10′ 17”|
|9||(ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINO||+ 00H 11′ 16”|
|10||(PRT) RUI GONÇALVES||+ 00H 12′ 22”|
|11||(SVK) STEFAN SVITKO||+ 00H 12′ 47”|
|12||(ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDES||+ 00H 12′ 53”|
|13||(DEU) SEBASTIAN BÜHLER||+ 00H 13′ 39”|
|14||(ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORT||+ 00H 14′ 00”|
|15||(FRA) ROMAIN DUMONTIER||+ 00H 14′ 54”|
|16||(CZE) MARTIN MICHEK||+ 00H 16′ 48”|
|17||(ESP) TOSHA SCHAREINA||+ 00H 19′ 08”|
|18||(FRA) MATHIEU DOVEZE||+ 00H 22′ 13”|
|19||(USA) JACOB ARGUBRIGHT||+ 00H 23′ 20”|
|20||(SVN) TONI MULEC||+ 00H 26′ 35”|
|21||(AUS) DANIEL SANDERS||+ 00H 26′ 56′|
2023 Dakar Rally General After Stage 5
|1||(USA) SKYLER HOWES||23H 16′ 37”|
|2||(AUS) TOBY PRICE||+ 00H 02′ 07”|
|3||(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDES||+ 00H 05′ 16”|
|4||(USA) MASON KLEIN||+ 00H 06′ 12”|
|5||(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN||+ 00H 08′ 54”|
|6||(ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORT||+ 00H 09′ 24”|
|7||(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLA||+ 00H 10′ 26”|
|8||(AUS) DANIEL SANDERS||+ 00H 17′ 50”|
|9||(CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO||+ 00H 22′ 04”|
|10||(ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDES||+ 00H 25′ 03”|
|11||(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNER||+ 00H 26′ 49”|
|12||(ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINO||+ 00H 30′ 47”|
|13||(CZE) MARTIN MICHEK||+ 01H 07′ 50”|
|14||(ARG) FRANCO CAIMI||+ 01H 08′ 14”|
|15||(SVK) STEFAN SVITKO||+ 01H 08′ 25”|
2023 Dakar Rally Schedule
|Stage||Date||Begin and End||Whole | Particular|
|STAGE 6||January 6, 2023||HA’IL > AL DUWADIMI||876.68 km | 466 km|
|STAGE 7||January 7, 2023||AL DUWADIMI > AL DUWADIMI||641.47 km | 473 km|
|STAGE 8||January 8, 2023||AL DUWADIMI > RIYADH||722.41 km | 407 km|
|REST||January 9, 2023||RIYADH|
|STAGE 9||January 10, 2023||RIYADH > HARADH||710 km | 439 km|
|STAGE 10||January 11, 2023||HARADH > SHAYBAH||623 km | 114 km|
|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|