Dakar 2013, Stage 1: Chaleco Lopez (KTM) first leader, Despres 5th

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Dakar 2013 - Stage 1

The opening motorcycling stage of the 2013 Dakar has been a sort of introduction to the whole thing, with the bikes that left Peruvian capital Lima in a proper ‘parade’ fashion to take on a 250 km liaison to get to Pisco, where they had to face a 13 km timed stage. Chilean Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez (KTM 450 Rally) turned out to be the fastest rider: he won the stage and became the first leader of the 35th edition of the most important motorcycle rally-raid of the season. Lopez, 37, covered the 13 km in 7 minutes and 52 seconds, winning by a single second over Dutchman runner-up Frans Verhoeven (Yamaha) and with fellow Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) clinching the third spot on the podium just 5 seconds behind.

Fourth place went to another Chilean rider, Patricio Cabrera (Kawasaki, +11 “), followed by the number one favorite of the event, Frenchman Cyril Despres (KTM, +13″), and the David Casteu (Yamaha, +15 “). Portuguese Ruben Faria (KTM, +19 “), Argentine Javier Pozzolito (Honda, +21″), Norway’s Pål Ullevalseter (KTM, +26 “) and Spaniard Joan Barreda Bort (Husqvarna, + 29 “) round off the Top 10 at the end of today’s special. Helder Rodriguez of Portugal, the main rider for the returning Honda HRC team, had to settle for the 29th place.

All the first 32 riders in the standings are contained in one minute, which says a lot about the actual importance of today’s stage. All in all, it has been a sort of prologue for what is coming next: tomorrow the contenders will have to face a 385 km stage with start and finish in Pisco, with 242 km of special stage (mainly sand) and 85 km liaison. See the results of the first stage of the 35th edition of the Dakar right after the jump.

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Dakar 2013 - Special Stage 1

1 7 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM 00:07:51 -
2 15 VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 00:07:52 00:00:01
3 183 QUINTANILLA (CHL) HONDA 00:07:56 00:00:05
4 160 CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 00:08:02 00:00:11
5 1 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 00:08:04 00:00:13
6 10 CASTEU (FRA) YAMAHA 00:08:06 00:00:15
7 11 FARIA (PRT) KTM 00:08:10 00:00:19
8 30 PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 00:08:12 00:00:21
9 8 ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 00:08:17 00:00:26
10 5 BARREDA BORT (ESP) HUSQVARNA 00:08:20 00:00:29
11 17 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 00:08:20 00:00:29
12 18 PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 00:08:21 00:00:30
13 20 GONÇALVES (PRT) HUSQVARNA 00:08:23 00:00:32
14 26 GOUËT (CHL) HONDA 00:08:23 00:00:32
15 40 VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 00:08:24 00:00:33
16 6 SVITKO (SVK) KTM 00:08:25 00:00:34
17 45 RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA 00:08:27 00:00:36
18 27 KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 00:08:31 00:00:40
19 14 DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 00:08:32 00:00:41
20 34 METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 00:08:33 00:00:42
21 21 FRETIGNE (FRA) YAMAHA 00:08:34 00:00:43
22 52 RIOS (PER) KTM 00:08:35 00:00:44
23 4 VILADOMS (ESP) HUSQVARNA 00:08:36 00:00:45
24 92 ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) HONDA 00:08:36 00:00:45
25 37 CURTIS (ZAF) KTM 00:08:38 00:00:47
26 49 RODRÍGUEZ (ARG) HONDA 00:08:39 00:00:48
27 53 VERHOESTRAETE (BEL) SHERCO 00:08:42 00:00:51
28 9 PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 00:08:42 00:00:51
29 3 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 00:08:44 00:00:53
30 74 MARTÍNEZ (ESP) KAWASAKI 00:08:46 00:00:55
31 13 FARRES GUELL (ESP) HONDA 00:08:51 00:01:00
32 29 KURT CASELLI (USA) 00:08:51 00:01:00
33 82 GUINDANI (FRA) YAMAHA 00:08:54 00:01:03
34 156 SMITH (AUS) HONDA 00:08:56 00:01:05
35 48 LIEFHEBBER (NLD) KTM 00:08:57 00:01:06
36 50 SALVATIERRA (BOL) HONDA 00:08:57 00:01:06
37 47 DABROWSKI (POL) KTM 00:08:59 00:01:08
38 24 WEST (GBR) SHERCO 00:08:59 00:01:08
39 19 CZACHOR (POL) KTM 00:08:59 00:01:08
40 147 VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA 00:08:59 00:01:08
41 148 VAN GERVEN (NLD) KTM 00:08:59 00:01:08
42 12 PEDRERO (ESP) KTM 00:09:00 00:01:09
43 46 GÓMEZ (ARG) YAMAHA 00:09:00 00:01:09
44 43 WATT (GBR) KTM 00:09:00 00:01:09
45 39 FISH (AUS) HUQSVARNA 00:09:01 00:01:10
46 35 BERGLUND (SWE) HUSABERG 00:09:03 00:01:12
47 57 GRABHAM (AUS) KTM 00:09:06 00:01:15
48 28 DE AZEVEDO (BRA) KTM 00:09:09 00:01:18
49 33 CAMPBELL (USA) HONDA 00:09:10 00:01:19
50 75 O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 00:09:11 00:01:20
51 100 CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA 00:09:15 00:01:24
52 179 NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM 00:09:15 00:01:24
53 175 DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM 00:09:16 00:01:25
54 41 PROHENS (CHL) HONDA 00:09:18 00:01:27
55 87 SOUVIGNET (FRA) YAMAHA 00:09:19 00:01:28
56 146 MARTENS (NLD) KTM 00:09:19 00:01:28
57 25 STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM 00:09:21 00:01:30
58 184 MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 00:09:21 00:01:30
59 131 STRANGE (AUS) HONDA 00:09:22 00:01:31
60 51 PAVEY (AUS) HUSQVARNA 00:09:23 00:01:32
61 32 JAKES (SVK) KTM 00:09:24 00:01:33
62 44 BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 00:09:25 00:01:34
63 62 ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 00:09:25 00:01:34
64 123 FAGGOTTER (AUS) YAMAHA 00:09:26 00:01:35
65 71 BUSIN (ARG) HONDA 00:09:27 00:01:36
66 70 DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI 00:09:28 00:01:37
67 66 HEINRICH (PER) HONDA 00:09:33 00:01:42
68 56 MENARD (FRA) YAMAHA 00:09:38 00:01:47
69 38 ZANOTTI (ITA) TM 00:09:38 00:01:47
70 103 PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI 00:09:38 00:01:47
71 158 VELLUTINO (PER) KTM 00:09:39 00:01:48
72 31 GUASCH (ESP) GAS - GAS 00:09:41 00:01:50
73 143 SMITH (CHL) KTM 00:09:44 00:01:53
74 36 SANZ (ESP) GAS - GAS 00:09:45 00:01:54
75 93 VAN BERGEIJK (NLD) HUSABERG 00:09:48 00:01:57
76 77 CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA 00:09:49 00:01:58
77 162 FORMAN (GBR) KTM 00:09:49 00:01:58
78 168 POSKITT (GBR) KTM 00:09:52 00:02:01
79 174 NAMCHIN (MNG) YAMAHA 00:09:52 00:02:01
80 42 PROHENS (CHL) HONDA 00:09:53 00:02:02
81 108 GABARI (MAR) YAMAHA 00:09:54 00:02:03
82 60 PICCO (ITA) YAMAHA 00:09:55 00:02:04
83 65 PABISKA (CZE) YAMAHA 00:09:56 00:02:05
84 119 DESPONTIN (BEL) KTM 00:09:57 00:02:06
85 121 SERRA RIPOLL (ESP) YAMAHA 00:09:57 00:02:06
86 154 BEAULÉ (CAN) KTM 00:09:59 00:02:08
87 84 ILLANES (CHL) YAMAHA 00:10:04 00:02:13
88 88 REINIKE (CHL) KTM 00:10:06 00:02:15
89 54 CAVELIUS (FRA) Yamaha 00:10:06 00:02:15
90 130 DE BOIS (NLD) KTM 00:10:08 00:02:17
91 192 VAN GEEL (NLD) KTM 00:10:08 00:02:17
92 72 PASCUAL (ARG) JINCHENG 00:10:09 00:02:18
93 86 GADIOUX (FRA) HONDA 00:10:10 00:02:19
94 128 KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 00:10:11 00:02:20
95 59 CARILLON (FRA) KTM 00:10:12 00:02:21
96 96 COTTET (CHE) KTM 00:10:13 00:02:22
97 68 VESELY (CZE) YAMAHA 00:10:18 00:02:27
98 97 PYTHOUD (CHE) KTM 00:10:19 00:02:28
99 83 VAN GINKEL (NLD) KTM 00:10:20 00:02:29
100 111 VALERO (ESP) YAMAHA 00:10:21 00:02:30
101 186 MUGGLETON (USA) HONDA 00:10:21 00:02:30
102 166 JUDEZ RIVAS (ARG) YAMAHA 00:10:21 00:02:30
103 69 PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA 00:10:22 00:02:31
104 89 CUMMINGS (ZAF) HONDA 00:10:23 00:02:32
105 109 SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 00:10:28 00:02:37
106 95 HEILENKOTTER (CHL) SHERCO 00:10:30 00:02:39
107 73 CIPKA (SVK) HUQSVARNA 00:10:30 00:02:39
108 58 PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) YAMAHA 00:10:30 00:02:39
109 67 SNIJDERS (NLD) HONDA 00:10:32 00:02:41
110 101 WALDSCHMIDT (NAM) KTM 00:10:32 00:02:41
111 115 BOLLERO (ARG) KTM 00:10:33 00:02:42
112 170 RAMPOLLA (ITA) HONDA 00:10:33 00:02:42
113 116 BORRELL GONZALEZ (ESP) KTM 00:10:39 00:02:48
114 106 BOURGIN (FRA) KTM 00:10:44 00:02:53
115 193 VAN HEERTUM (NLD) KTM 00:10:44 00:02:53
116 98 LUCCHESE (ITA) TM 00:10:45 00:02:54
117 149 ZAHN (DEU) KTM 00:10:46 00:02:55
118 195 ZUMARAN (CHL) YAMAHA 00:10:46 00:02:55
119 122 PALANTE (BEL) HONDA 00:10:48 00:02:57
120 80 IGARIS (LTU) YAMAHA 00:10:50 00:02:59
121 159 AGUILAR (SLV) KTM 00:10:51 00:03:00
122 171 NAPODANO (ITA) HONDA 00:10:52 00:03:01
123 176 JAY (GBR) HONDA 00:10:52 00:03:01
124 127 BOYER (FRA) HONDA 00:10:54 00:03:03
125 191 SCHELLEKENS (NLD) KTM 00:10:55 00:03:04
126 132 DE GROOT (NLD) YAMAHA 00:10:56 00:03:05
127 61 MOREAU (FRA) KTM 00:10:56 00:03:05
128 76 FESANI (ITA) TM 00:10:57 00:03:06
129 196 VILLARRUBIA (ESP) YAMAHA 00:10:58 00:03:07
130 187 MUNSTERS (NLD) HUSQVARNA 00:10:58 00:03:07
131 163 HUIGEVOORT (NLD) KTM 00:11:04 00:03:13
132 137 BUSQUETS (ESP) HUSQVARNA 00:11:05 00:03:14
133 113 BARRON (PER) KTM 00:11:05 00:03:14
134 153 MAURI (ITA) YAMAHA 00:11:06 00:03:15
135 120 BASSI (ARG) YAMAHA 00:11:06 00:03:15
136 172 VIGLIO (ITA) KTM 00:11:07 00:03:16
137 112 GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA 00:11:10 00:03:19
138 152 PANIGALLI (ITA) YAMAHA 00:11:13 00:03:22
139 94 WEI (CHN) JINCHENG 00:11:19 00:03:28
140 164 HIRIGOYEN (FRA) KTM 00:11:20 00:03:29
141 125 KREIDL (AUT) KTM 00:11:23 00:03:32
142 85 BELLOC (FRA) KTM 00:11:27 00:03:36
143 78 ERASO ANGLADE (VEN) YAMAHA 00:11:27 00:03:36
144 185 THIERRY (FRA) YAMAHA 00:11:28 00:03:37
145 90 DIGUIET (FRA) KTM 00:11:29 00:03:38
146 182 SABBATUCCI (ITA) YAMAHA 00:11:30 00:03:39
147 105 ZATKO (SVK) BMW 00:11:32 00:03:41
148 151 BELÁUSTEGUI (ARG) YAMAHA 00:11:33 00:03:42
149 107 BOUNDS (GBR) KTM 00:11:36 00:03:45
150 194 VANDERWEYEN (BEL) BMW 00:11:39 00:03:48
151 114 AMENGUAL (ARG) YAMAHA 00:11:41 00:03:50
152 189 SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM 00:11:44 00:03:53
153 136 SANTOS (ARG) HONDA 00:11:52 00:04:01
154 145 KAZMIERSKI (PER) KTM 00:11:55 00:04:04
155 81 ALAN (ARG) YAMAHA 00:12:10 00:04:19
156 99 MUTELET (FRA) YAMAHA 00:12:15 00:04:24
157 117 GARDULSKI (CHL) YAMAHA 00:12:16 00:04:25
158 118 MCKENDRICK (CHL) YAMAHA 00:12:16 00:04:25
159 133 VILLAGRA (CHL) HONDA 00:12:19 00:04:28
160 129 CAREVIC (CHL) KTM 00:12:26 00:04:35
161 126 BARBERY (ARG) YAMAHA 00:12:30 00:04:39
162 124 KARATHANASSIS (GRC) YAMAHA 00:12:31 00:04:40
163 161 CHICHIZOLA (PER) KTM 00:12:31 00:04:40
164 178 OFFRINGA (NLD) HUSABERG 00:12:43 00:04:52
165 165 ORTIZ (CHL) HONDA 00:12:47 00:04:56
166 79 QUERALES MALAVE (VEN) YAMAHA 00:12:47 00:04:56
167 141 MASSADOR (FRA) HONDA 00:12:57 00:05:06
168 91 GRUNDY (ZAF) HONDA 00:12:58 00:05:07
169 190 SARMIENTO (COL) HONDA 00:13:09 00:05:18
170 181 SCOTT (AUS) HONDA 00:13:26 00:05:35
171 102 REEVE (ZMB) KTM 00:13:29 00:05:38
172 150 BELAUSTEGUI (ARG) KTM 00:13:31 00:05:40
173 140 MEIER VON SCHIERENBECK (PER) KTM 00:13:53 00:06:02
174 169 CHIVITE (ESP) BULTACO 00:14:17 00:06:26
175 139 PETRONE (ARG) YAMAHA 00:14:38 00:06:47
176 173 TORO (COL) YAMAHA 00:14:40 00:06:49
177 110 HATTON (CAN) KTM 00:15:16 00:07:25
178 135 GARD (FRA) YAMAHA 00:18:34 00:10:43

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Dakar 2013 - Standings after Stage 1

1 7 LOPEZ (CHL) KTM 00:39:15 - -
2 15 VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 00:39:20 00:00:05
3 183 QUINTANILLA (CHL) HONDA 00:39:40 00:00:25
4 160 CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 00:40:10 00:00:55
5 1 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 00:40:20 00:01:05
6 10 CASTEU (FRA) YAMAHA 00:40:30 00:01:15
7 11 FARIA (PRT) KTM 00:40:50 00:01:35
8 30 PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 00:41:00 00:01:45
9 8 ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 00:41:25 00:02:10
10 5 BARREDA BORT (ESP) HUSQVARNA 00:41:40 00:02:25
11 17 BOTTURI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 00:41:40 00:02:25
12 18 PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 00:41:45 00:02:30
13 20 GONÇALVES (PRT) HUSQVARNA 00:41:55 00:02:40
14 26 GOUËT (CHL) HONDA 00:41:55 00:02:40
15 40 VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 00:42:00 00:02:45
16 6 SVITKO (SVK) KTM 00:42:05 00:02:50
17 45 RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA 00:42:15 00:03:00
18 27 KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 00:42:35 00:03:20
19 14 DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 00:42:40 00:03:25
20 34 METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 00:42:45 00:03:30
21 21 FRETIGNE (FRA) YAMAHA 00:42:50 00:03:35
22 52 RIOS (PER) KTM 00:42:55 00:03:40
23 4 VILADOMS (ESP) HUSQVARNA 00:43:00 00:03:45
24 92 ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) HONDA 00:43:00 00:03:45
25 37 CURTIS (ZAF) KTM 00:43:10 00:03:55
26 49 RODRÍGUEZ (ARG) HONDA 00:43:15 00:04:00
27 53 VERHOESTRAETE (BEL) SHERCO 00:43:30 00:04:15
28 9 PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 00:43:30 00:04:15
29 3 RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 00:43:40 00:04:25
30 74 MARTÍNEZ (ESP) KAWASAKI 00:43:50 00:04:35
31 13 FARRES GUELL (ESP) HONDA 00:44:15 00:05:00
32 29 KURT CASELLI (USA) 00:44:15 00:05:00
33 82 GUINDANI (FRA) YAMAHA 00:44:30 00:05:15
34 156 SMITH (AUS) HONDA 00:44:40 00:05:25
35 48 LIEFHEBBER (NLD) KTM 00:44:45 00:05:30
36 50 SALVATIERRA (BOL) HONDA 00:44:45 00:05:30
37 47 DABROWSKI (POL) KTM 00:44:55 00:05:40
38 24 WEST (GBR) SHERCO 00:44:55 00:05:40
39 19 CZACHOR (POL) KTM 00:44:55 00:05:40
40 147 VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA 00:44:55 00:05:40
41 148 VAN GERVEN (NLD) KTM 00:44:55 00:05:40
42 12 PEDRERO (ESP) KTM 00:45:00 00:05:45
43 46 GÓMEZ (ARG) YAMAHA 00:45:00 00:05:45
44 43 WATT (GBR) KTM 00:45:00 00:05:45
45 39 FISH (AUS) HUQSVARNA 00:45:05 00:05:50
46 35 BERGLUND (SWE) HUSABERG 00:45:15 00:06:00
47 57 GRABHAM (AUS) KTM 00:45:30 00:06:15
48 28 DE AZEVEDO (BRA) KTM 00:45:45 00:06:30
49 33 CAMPBELL (USA) HONDA 00:45:50 00:06:35
50 75 O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 00:45:55 00:06:40

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