Dakar 2017

The 2017 Dakar Off-road Race Updates

Dakar 2017 The World’s Largest Off-Road Rally Race

Dakar 2017The highly anticipated 39th edition Dakar 2017 kicked off Jan 2nd, 2017 and runs through till Jan. 15th , 2017. The Dakar 2017 is one of the largest, longest,  and most extreme off-road races of it’s kind and this year it is being held in South America.

The official start will take place on January 2nd in Asunción, Paraguay leading to 12 stages and 9000 kilometers of extreme off-road challenges, running through 3 South American countries- Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina.

As this off-road rally race is open to multiple types of off-road racers from all over the world, they come to challenge the course on dirt bikes, UTV’s, in modified cars, and even in cargo trucks. As such, these peculiar racing circumstances can present many interesting challenges for each racer no matter the type of vehicle they are using to navigate the tumultuous terrain of the Dakar 2017.

Dakar 2017 Day 1 Updates-Jan. 2nd

Source: Dakar

Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah Took First Place in the first leg of the Dakar 2017 race in the car class.

Summary of Car category : NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA) won the stage in front of XAVIER PONS (DMAS SOUTH RACING) in second position and third position for: NANI ROMA (OVERDRIVE TOYOTA).
The general Car ranking : NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA) is leader and in second position: XAVIER PONS (DMAS SOUTH RACING).
Source: Dakar
Summary of Bike category : JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY) won the stage in front of RICKY BRABEC (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) in second position and third position for: PAULO GONCALVES (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM).
The general Bike ranking : JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY) is leader and in second position: RICKY BRABEC (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM).

Check out the official Day 1 video recap from Dakar here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOeV0zVCkIo

Dakar 2017 Day 2 Updates

Source: The Official Dakar Stage 2 Update Youtube Video-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6hKlWZzacQ

Summary of Car category : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (Resistencia / San Miguel de Tucumán) in front of NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA) in second position and third position for: CARLOS SAINZ (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).
The general ranking : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA).

Summary of Bike category : TOBY PRICE (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) won the stage (Resistencia / San Miguel de Tucumán) in front of PAULO GONCALVES (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) in second position and third position for: XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (VILTAIS RACING TEAM HFP).
The general ranking : TOBY PRICE (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: PAULO GONCALVES (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM).

Dakar 2017 Day 3 Updates-

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (San Miguel de Tucumán / San Salvador de Jujuy) in front of CARLOS SAINZ (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) in second position and third position for: SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).
The general ranking : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: CARLOS SAINZ (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-pilot Giniel De Villiers had experienced some technical difficulties after hitting a major pothole that caused severe damage to a wheel  and back end of their rig. As they were able to finish Day 3 of the race, they unfortunately had to forfeit the remainder of the 2017 Dakar Rally.
Summary of Bike category : JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) won the stage (San Miguel de Tucumán / San Salvador de Jujuy) in front of SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) in second position and third position for: PIERRE ALEXANDRE RENET (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING).
The general ranking : JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) is leader and in second position: SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM).

Check out the video highlights from Stage 3 of the Dakar 2017

 

Dakar 2017 Day 4 Updates-

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : CYRIL DESPRES (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (San Salvador de Jujuy / Tupiza) in front of MIKKO HIRVONEN (X-RAID MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS RALLY TEAM) in second position and third position for: NANI ROMA (OVERDRIVE TOYOTA).
The general ranking : CYRIL DESPRES (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : MATTHIAS WALKNER (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) won the stage (San Salvador de Jujuy / Tupiza) in front of JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) in second position and third position for: XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (VILTAIS RACING TEAM HFP).
The general ranking : JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) is leader and in second position: PABLO QUINTANILLA (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING).

Dakar Day 5 Updates-

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (Tupiza / Oruro) in front of NANI ROMA (OVERDRIVE TOYOTA) in second position and third position for: STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).
The general ranking : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) won the stage (Tupiza / Oruro) in front of PAULO GONCALVES (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) in second position and third position for: ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN (YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM).
The general ranking : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: PABLO QUINTANILLA (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING).

Dakar Day 6 Updates-

Dakar Day 7 Updates-

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (La Paz / Uyuni) in front of SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) in second position and third position for: GINIEL DE VILLIERS (TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA).
The general ranking : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : RICKY BRABEC (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) won the stage (La Paz / Uyuni) in front of PAULO GONCALVES (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) in second position and third position for: SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM).
The general ranking : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: PABLO QUINTANILLA (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING).

Dakar Day 8 Updates-

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (Uyuni / Salta) in front of STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) in second position and third position for: CYRIL DESPRES (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).
The general ranking : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) won the stage (Uyuni / Salta) in front of MATTHIAS WALKNER (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) in second position and third position for: SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM).

The general ranking : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: PABLO QUINTANILLA (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING).

Dakar Day 9 Updates-

Dakar 2017 Stage 9 was canceled due to extreme inclement weather!

Check out the footage below!

Dakar 2017 Day 10 Updates- Car/Bike Classes

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (Chilecito / San Juan) in front of SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) in second position and third position for: CYRIL DESPRES (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).
The general ranking : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) won the stage (Chilecito / San Juan) in front of STEFAN SVITKO (SLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM) in second position and third position for: FRANCO CAIMI (HONDA SOUTH AMERICA RALLY TEAM).
The general ranking : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: MATTHIAS WALKNER (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM).

Dakar 2017 Day 11 Updates- Car/Bike Classes

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (San Juan / Río Cuarto) in front of STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) in second position and third position for: ORLANDO TERRANOVA (X-RAID MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS RALLY TEAM).
The general ranking : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) won the stage (San Juan / Río Cuarto) in front of PAULO GONCALVES (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM) in second position and third position for: ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN (YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM).
The general ranking : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: MATTHIAS WALKNER (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM).

Dakar 2017 Day 12 Updates- Car/Bike Classes

Source: The Official Dakar Youtube Channel

Summary of Car category : SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) won the stage (Río Cuarto / Buenos Aires) in front of STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) in second position and third position for: GINIEL DE VILLIERS (TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA).
The general ranking : STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL) is leader and in second position: SEBASTIEN LOEB (TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL).

Summary of Bike category : ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN (YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM) won the stage (Río Cuarto / Buenos Aires) in front of GERARD FARRES GUELL (HIMOINSA DAKAR TEAM) in second position and third position for: JOAN BARREDA BORT (MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM).
The general ranking : SAM SUNDERLAND (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM) is leader and in second position: MATTHIAS WALKNER (RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM).

Stage 12 is the final leg of the Dakar 2017. Check out some of the amazing highlight videos below-

Best Of the Dakar 2017

 

Dakar 2017 Crashes, Jumps, Fails, and more…

 

More information on the world’s largest off-road race, please visit: http://www.dakar.com

Follow the live feed here–http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2017/us/stage-2/live-feed.html

See the remaining schedule here-http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2017/us/route.html

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