Dakar 2017 / Stage 8th

The eighth stage of the Dakar Rally 2017 was held from Salta – San Miguel de Tucumán total length of 738 km, of which 491 km were two special section of the latter, however, has been reduced due to the deteriorating weather conditions. Another problem faced by the riders, was navigation, because at 122 km a large group of riders, including the leaders, made a mistake in the orientation, because of which lost about 30 minutes. In this group of riders is the leader of the overall standings Oliver Peng, the winner of the seventh stage of Kurt Kasellli and Francisco Lopez, who was runner-up. For those who started behind, there were more favorable and the lead broke lagging pilots. So the winner of the eighth stage of the Dakar 2017 was the Joan Barreda Bord, who started 21st. Behind him the second result of the day showed an American Johnny Campbell on the Honda motorcycle and Ivan Jakes on KTM closes the top three.

The leader of the race, Olivier Peng because of the failure associated with navigation in the overall standings has moved into fourth place. Cyril Despres, after problems with the bike at the seventh stage almost the entire night spent on the replacement of the engine, in which he was helped teammates, and the Polish KTM mate Marek Dabrowski, he has kindly agreed to make the exchange powertrains. As a result, Despres was able to come to finish eleventh, having risen in the overall standings to second, but got 15 penalty minutes for the engine change and now it occupies the 5th place in the overall standings.

The results of the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally 2017
1. Joan Barreda Bort ( "Husqvarna") – 02: 07.26
2. Johnny Campbell ( "Honda") +7.04
3. Ivan Jakes (KTM) +7.57
4. Pedro Bianchi Prata ( "Husqvarna") +11.10
5. Vincent Gindani ( "Yamaha") +13.07
6. David Casto ( "Yamaha") +14.13
7. Felipe Proença ( "Honda") +14.35
8. Robert Van Pelt ( "Honda") +15.08
9. Lyndon Poskitt (KTM) +15.48
10. Helder Rodrigues ( "Honda") +15.57
11. Cyril Despres (KTM) +16.09
Overall standings Dakar 2017
1. David Casto ( "Yamaha") – 19: 56.33
2. Cyril Despres (KTM) +9.26
3. Ruben Faria (KTM) +11.16
4. Francisco Lopez Contardo (KTM) +12.00
5. Olivier Pen ( "Yamaha") +16.10
6. Ivan Jakes (KTM) +26.22
7. Heremyas Israel Ezquerro ( "Honda") +27.07
8. Jakub Pshigonski (KTM) +31.32
9. Stefan Svitko (KTM) +33.50
10. Javier Pissolito ( "Honda") +34.55

Dakar 2017 / Stage 8th

Dakar 2017 / Stage 8th


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