In stage 5, the return of Kamaz to the victories, with Eduard Nikolaev. For the 15th-straight year, the Austrian manufacturer has earned the Dakar Rally title. Peugeot's French driver Sebastien Loeb is helped to put his overturned car back on its wheels during Stage 8 of the Dakar 2016 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on Jan. 11, 2016. The 2016 Dakar Rally is the 37th running of the event and the eighth successive year that the event was held in South America. Race Finally Begins in Earnest. Honda's French biker Adrien Metge competes in Stage 8 of the Dakar 2016 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. Peugeot driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, race in the 7th stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally, between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on January 9, 2016. Both a motor race and an orienteering challenge, the Dakar Rally pits… read more. The main thing that could mark a difference from other years is that Marc Coma, who is the Sporting Director, knows the competition very well and so the second week is sure to be a complicated one. It will be the eighth time that the legendary off-road endurance race is held on South American soil. Husqvarna rider Ruben Faria of Portugal, is helped by two men after an accident during the sixth stage of Dakar 2016 in Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. Price finished the Dakar Rally 2016, which took riders 5,600 miles throughout Argentina and Boliva in 13 stages (only one rest day) in 48 hours, nine minutes and 15 seconds. #, View of Peugeot driver Stephane Peterhansel's car instruments at the end of Stage 6 on January 8, 2016. We want to hear what you think about this article. #, A quad kicks up gravel during Stage 8 of Dakar 2016 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. Dakar Rally 2016. Their newest recruit was the debutant and nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb. Truck class winner Gerard de Rooy with Moises Torrallardona and Darek Rodewald seen during the 2016 Dakar Rally. Despite the crash involving spectators in the prologue, Bernhard ten Brinke achieved history, as the first Dutch racer to win a stage in a car. This is my third rally ever, so that is a huge accomplishment for me. He was the one who encouraged me to try to get Toby to the Dakar and today we see the result.”. Contents . The prologue was just a warm-up with the competitors finishing with little differences, but in the WRC style stages 2 and 3, the debutant Sébastien Loeb showed his class, in a 1-2 finish for Peugeot, despite the track being more favorable to the 4WD vehicles. The Dakar Rally 2016 was very successful for KTM. This report is in the following languages: The details of the Rally Dakar 2016 have been unveiled in Paris and the race looks set to be a tough prospect. The event started in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 2, then run through Argentina and Bolivia. Photos by Justin W. Coffey. In stage 4, what could be the first win for Marcos Patronelli was later a win for Italian Juan Carlos Carignani, after the organization cancelled the last timed section. In the first of these, the Jujuy – Jujuy stage, riders will not be allowed to work on the bikes, while the second Belén – Belén marathon stage, reverts to the classic version where only riders will be permitted to work on the bikes. We will have to be very well prepared. Images are copyright but free for editorial use. #, Ricardo Torlaschi, co-pilot of Xavier Pons of Spain, cleans his windshield at the end of the second stage of Dakar 2016 in Cordoba province, Argentina, on January 4, 2016. Meet the 2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM,... 2016 Dakar Rally Results - Toby Price Earns KTM 15 Straight, 2016 San Diego Supercross Results | Dungey Cruises To 450SX Victory. #, A pack of Andean camelids run across the Andean plains, during the 7th stage between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on January 9, 2016. Dakar Rally 2016 Crosses Over Into Bolivia. #, Mini driver Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver France’s Michel Perin, race during the ninth stage in Belen, Argentina, on January 12, 2016. One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. Summary Edit. We were expecting it. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Rally Dakar 2016 finished today in Rosario with three Honda riders up amidst rally raid’s elite: Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec have proved to be two of the sport’s bright lights for the future. It was expected a full open race with a large group of candidates to the victory across KTM and Honda but soon Husqrvarna (competing with KTM bikes) reinforced by the candidate Ruben Faria join for the victory while Yamaha (which lost some of its most value competitors but assisted of the return of Hélder Rodrigues) played a secondary role. Anyone lucky enough to survive all of this will be rewarded with the sight of the finishing line in Rosario, Argentina’s third biggest city. We are fully set up with everything that we need in order to have a good race. In a Dakar Rally plagued by thunderstorms that cut a few timed specials short, Price was took the win in stage 2, and remained competitive throughout the race that began in Buenos Aires and finished in Rosario, Argentina. The Peugeot of Sebastien Loeb of France is seen turned over next to a helicopter during the eighth stage near Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. Inside access. Do Not Sell my Personal Info. On this occasion the action will take place in Argentina and Bolivia. When I brought him into the team I was very happy to do something for my old friend Kurt Caselli. But it was the 2014 champion Ignacio Casale who dominated the start of the race sweeping the first stages. Peugeot driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, race in the 7th stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally, between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on January 9, 2016. Products. On stage 6, a accident lead to the retirement of Ruben Faria with a broken wrist when he was 7th overall, and Joan Barreda said lost all the chances of winning 2016 Dakar, with mechanical problems, finishing 5 hours behind Price. Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. MAN dominated the first stages, with Hans Stacey setting the fasting time in stage 3, but received a 2 minute penalty. #, View of Peugeot French driver Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena's overturned car after it was put back on its wheels during Stage 8 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. Here is a look at Dakar 2016 in progress, as teams race to. #, A biker waits for the start of Stage 6 of the Dakar 2016 around Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. A pack of Andean camelids run across the Andean plains, during the 7th stage between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on January 9, 2016. #, Husqvarna rider Ruben Faria of Portugal, is helped by two men after an accident during the sixth stage of Dakar 2016 in Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. Finishing the rally is already a triumph. Former rally driver Federico Villagra with an amazing regularity was the best Iveco (and non MAN), in third position. “So, we’ll see if we can improve and come back next year and do better. Sébastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen made their debuts in rally-raid, driving for Peugeot and MINI respectively. The Team HRC riders will go into the rally favourites to take overall victory. This is my second race back and the biggest race in the world and I’m happy to have accomplished the goal and get a finish and my medal.”. It will be a very long Dakar with some long specials and some marathon stages which will put everyone to the test. Pieter Verslius, co driver Marcel Pronk and Artur Klein compete during Stage 8 of the Dakar 2016 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on Jan. 11, 2016. The race for the Dakar heavy-weights, didn't start before stage 2 (due to a car accident in Prologue which stoped the remaining competitors to race, and the cancelation of stage 1 due to bad weather). #, Toby Price of Australia rides his KTM in the sixth stage of Dakar 2016 near Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For other foreign market broadcasts check the TV station listings on www.dakar.com. I was talking to a doctor, eating some special foods and trying to get as much calcium and vitamins as I needed to get back to racing. Ivan Jakes of Slovakia riding on and for KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA JAKES DAKAR TEAM competes between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo in the 2016 Dakar Rally on Jan. 4, 2016 near Dean Funes, Argentina.