2012 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Highlights


2012 Stage 10 - Crédit photo DPPI

Stage 10 of the 2012 Dakar Rally would see teams tackle 377kms through sand dunes& treacherous sections. Here the battle wasn’t for the strong but the witty. This stage saw two Frenchmen rise to the top after consistent driving; Joan Barreda topped the bikes category and Nani Roma beat his team mate Stephane PeterHansel.

It was a tough day for Robbie Gordon as he was disqualified after officials found a non – compliance in his hummer (article 1P and 3P of the technical rules) but he appealed and was allowed to race, for now. This wasn’t all luck he needed though as at the end of the special, he came off the tracks and damaged the front left wing of his car. “I hit a rock with both right-side tires, and we’ve got some broken parts. Do I think I can win again? Of course! I was passing him {Peterhansel}, he didn’t move over and I clobbered a rock and got two flat tires at the same time. So, we’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ve got a damaged race car that we’re going to have work on and there’s a lot of damage from what I can see. Now we’ll push, push, push even harder.” Peterhansel side of the story, “He {Gordon} was really fast on a very short corner to the left, very tight, and he went straight on and jumped off a small cliff. I was sure that he rolled, but when I saw again through the dust, he was on his wheels.” Stephane PeterHansel however took advantage if this situation and opened a 19 minutes lead.”

2012 Dakar Rally stage 10 - Crédit photo DPPI

STAGE 10 WINNERS

Bike       23           Joan BARREDA BORT (ESP)

Quad     257         Tomas MAFFEI (ARG)

Car         305         Joan (Nani) ROMA (ESP)

Truck     533         Artur ARDAVICHUS (KAZ)

OVERALL STANDINGS

Bike       2              Cyril DESPRES (FRA)

Quad     250         Alejandro PATRONELLI (ARG)

Car         302         Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA)

Truck     502         Gerard DE ROOY (NLD)

1 COMA MARC (ESP) - KTM 450 CC KTM MRW RALLY DAKAR EAM - Crédit photo DPPI

2 DESPRES CYRIL (FRA) - KTM 450CC RALLY 1 COMA MARC (ESP) - KTM 450 CC

2 DESPRES CYRIL (FRA) - KTM 450CC RALLY TEAM RED BULL KTM - Crédit photo DPPI

8 FARIA RUBEN (PRT) - KTM 450 CC RALLY TEAM RED BULL KTM - Crédit photo DPPI

32 SVITKO STEFAN (SVK) - KTM 450 RR ORAVING SLOVNAFT TEAM - Crédit photo DPPI

160 ERIC HAMEL (FRA) - YAMAHA 450 WRF - Crédit photo DPPI

250 PATRONELLI ALEJANDRO (ARG) - YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 YAMAHA PATRONELLI

6 ULLEVALSETER PAL ANDERS (NOR) - KTM 450 R TEAM ULLEVALSETER

23 BARREDA BORT JOAN (ESP) - HUSQVARNA RALLY 450 RR

301 DE VILLIERS GINIEL (ZAF) VON ZITZEWITZ DIRK (DEU) - TOYOTA PICKUP HILUX302 PETERHANSEL STEPHANE (FRA) COTTRET JEAN PAUL (FRA) - MINI ALL 4 RACING MONSTER

305 ROMA JOAN (NANI) (ESP) PÉRIN MICHEL (FRA) - MINI ALL4 RACING MONSTER

398 BASSO RONALD (FRA) MÉNARD JULIEN (FRA) - TOYOTA KDJ 120 340 FOJ JAVIER

303 GORDON ROBBY (USA) CAMPBELL JOHNNY (USA) - HUMMER H3 SPEED ENERGYOVERALL LEADER; STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (FRA) (c) DPPI

HARD DAY FOR ROBBIE GORDON & HIS HUMMER H3 - SPEED ENERGY (C) DPPI

(c) Photos & Video footage courtesy DPPI unless indicated otherwise.  www.dakar.com

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