#Dakar2015, Day 2 - Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan


Trucks Only
Today at #Dakar, the day 2 began on the early hours, with a monstrous 518 km special stage after 26km of liaison, an additional 81 km of finishing transport to San Juan, #Argentina. openers. Truckers had a relatively smaller, 339 km specials to tackle, but an additional transport of 289 kilometers to end the day at San Juan.

The route passed through the stages that are used by WRC stages during Rally Argentina, although a whole lot longer and more than the regular sandy surface between rocky terrain that the world rally cars used to tame. The start of the longest stage of the rally was gravel packed harder surface, which gradually ended up on much looser sand dunes. Adding to the woes were the extremely hot temperatures, hovering around 40ºC.


With the Bikers starting the day as usual, overnight leader Sam Sunderland hit problems with his bike and lost over 3 hours, and his closest challenger Joan Barreda Bort was the fastest of the day's and rally's marathon stage. Paulo Goncalves was second, while Ruben Faria finished third quickest.


#TheFirstIndian, Santosh CS had a better day, finishing at a commendable 50th position [both day's as well as overall] from yesterday's 85th, making a comeback 35 steps in the second stage of the rally.

Stage 2, Top 5 Bikes


Pos.Name
TimeDifference
12BARREDA BORT JOAN (ESP)  
05:46:06   -
27GONCALVES PAULO (PRT)
05:52:1900:06:13
311FARIA RUBEN (PRT)
05:55:2200:09:16
44VILADOMS JORDI (ESP)
05:55:2600:09:20
526   PRICE TOBY (AUS)
05:55:4800:09:42
5059   C S SANTOSH (IND)
07:16:3901:30:33

Bikes Top 5 Overall, after Stage 2


Pos.   NameMarkTimeDifference  Penalty
12BARREDA BORT (ESP)   HONDA   07:06:44   - -
27GONCALVES (PRT)HONDA07:11:2100:04:37   -
311FARIA (PRT)KTM07:17:2100:10:37-
44VILADOMS (ESP)KTM07:18:0800:11:24-
526   PRICE (AUS)KTM07:18:1600:11:32-
5059   C S SANTOSH (IND)KTM08:58:0301:51:19-



Quads, #Sonik_Rafal of #Poland took the stage victory, while opening stage winner Ignacio Casale finished second, while Sergio Lafuente finished third fastest.

Top 4 overall spots are occupied same as the day's results, while fifth is held by Qatari Abu-Issa.

Stage 2, Top 5 Quads


Pos.Name
Timevariation
1251SONIK RAFAL (POL)
06:49:24 -
2
250CASALE IGNACIO (CHL)
06:52:5700:03:33
3
252LAFUENTE SERGIO (URY)
06:53:3800:04:14
4
255HALPERN SEBASTIAN (ARG)
06:58:3000:09:06
5
269GONZALEZ GASTON (ARG)
07:08:1800:18:54

Quads Top 5 Overall, after Stage 2

Pos.NameMarkTimeDifference  Penalty
1251   SONIK (POL)YAMAHA08:27:39- -
2250CASALE (CHL)YAMAHA08:30:0500:02:26-
3252LAFUENTE (URY)   YAMAHA   08:32:09   00:04:30-
4255HALPERN (ARG)YAMAHA08:41:1800:13:39-
5253ABU-ISSA (QAT)HONDA08:48:5700:21:18-


Cars, #Nasser Al-attiyah was the fastest, also reclaims his lost [penalty] overall topspot with this stage victory. Yesterday he was penalized for 2 minutes for speeding in the road section, outside the special stage. Giniel De Villiers was second quickest in his Toyota Hilux, Bernhard Ten Brinke finishes third.

Overall Top five positions are held in the same order as the top 5 finishers of the day as below.

Stage 2, Top 5 Cars

Pos.Name
TimeDifference
1301   AL-ATTIYAH NASSER (QAT)
05:04:50 -
2303DE VILLIERS GINIEL (ZAF)
05:13:2000:08:30
3315TEN BRINKE BERNHARD (NLD)
05:14:5400:10:04
4307HOLOWCZYC KRZYSZTOF (POL)  
05:16:02   00:11:12
5310VASILYEV VLADIMIR (RUS)
05:20:5900:16:09

Cars Top 5 Overall, after Stage 2


Pos.   NameMarkTimeDifferencePenalty
1301
  • AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)
  • BAUMEL (FRA)
MINI06:19:40- 00:02:00
2303
  • DE VILLIERS (ZAF)
  • VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU)  
TOYOTA   06:27:22   00:07:42-
3315
  • TEN BRINKE (NLD)
  • COLSOUL (BEL)
TOYOTA06:29:2200:09:42-
4307
  • HOLOWCZYC (POL)
  • PANSERI (FRA)
MINI06:30:0800:10:28-
5310
  • VASILYEV (RUS)
  • ZHILTSOV (RUS)
MINI06:37:0300:17:23-

In the Trucks category, it was a day of Kamaz trucks for top 3 positions. Eduard Nikolaev made a strong finish to take the stage victory with just under a minute, but trimming the top spot overall to 20 seconds. Siarhei Biazovich closed in on the second place, while Airat Mardeev into the third spot.

Overall leader Stacey still holds the top spot, with a 4th place finish in today's stage, while third overall trucker finished in 5th in stage 2.

Stage 2, Top 5 Trucks


Pos.Name
TimeDifference
1502   NIKOLAEV EDUARD (RUS)
03:34:01 -
2510VIAZOVICH SIARHEI (BLR)   
03:34:47   00:00:46
3507MARDEEV AIRAT (RUS)
03:34:5000:00:49
4504STACEY HANS (NLD)
03:35:2800:01:27
5506KOLOMY MARTIN (CZE)
03:35:4200:01:41

Trucks Top 5 Overall, after Stage 2


Pos.   NameMarkTimeDifference  Penalty
1504
  • STACEY (NLD)
  • BRUYNKENS (BEL)
  • DER KINDEREN (NLD)  
IVECO05:06:11   - -
2502
  • NIKOLAEV (RUS)
  • YAKOVLEV (RUS)
  • AKHMADEEV (RUS)
KAMAZ   05:06:3100:00:20-
3506
  • KOLOMY (CZE)
  • KILIAN (CZE)
  • KILIAN (CZE)
TATRA05:07:1200:01:01-
4507
  • MARDEEV (RUS)
  • BELYAEV (RUS)
  • SVISTUNOV (RUS)
KAMAZ05:07:1600:01:05-
5510
  • VIAZOVICH (BLR)
  • HARANIN (BLR)
  • ZHYHULIN (BLR)
KAMAZ05:07:3600:01:25-


It was a disaster day for Poland's Adam Malysz, as his #SMG buggy after an uncontrollable fire reduced to buggy to its bare metal.

Fortunately, both the occupants were unhurt.


Cars + Trucks
Bikes + Quads
For Day 3, the action moves north-west towards Chilecito, and is less punishing for the bikes and quads, with longer 282+155 km road section and relatively shorter 220 km stage distance. Cars & Trucks has to tackle a bit longer 284 km special after a short 26 km liaison, and then finish the day with another 232 km road section towards Chilecito, Argentina. To know about it, you will have to wait until tomorrow!




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