2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes

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Rennie Scaysbrook | January 10, 2021

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Seven

Ricky Brabec has taken his first stage win of the 2021 Dakar Rally (not together with his Prologue day win that determines the beginning order for Stage One).

The primary a part of the marathon stage, a 453km (281 miles) check between Ha’il and Sakaka noticed main Monster Vitality Honda Crew 2021 rider Brabec come residence 2m07s forward of teammate and new Rally chief Jose Ignacio Cornejo, with Skyler Howes taking one other high three in third, marking two Individuals on the stage podium. Howes sits seventh general, 12m27s off the lead.

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Seven Brabec
Brabec grabbed a stage win to maneuver as much as eighth general.

“Right this moment I had an excellent day,” Brabec stated, who now strikes as much as eighth general, 14m52s from the lead. “I didn’t anticipate to win the stage however I’ll take it. I began catching Joan (Barreda) by refueling and he was like a one minute forward. Once I caught up, we opened the observe collectively to the end. I open the observe tomorrow with my teammate Nacho who completed second right this moment.”

Purple Bull KTM rider Sam Sunderland took fourth on the stage and is now rising as an actual menace for the general title, the Briton using a peaceful and methodical Dakar to date to now sit third within the general standings, 2m11s off Cornejo.

Fifth for Stage Seven went to main rookie Daniel Sanders (KTM) because the Australian stretches his general lead within the rookie standings to over 1h40m.

Erstwhile rally chief Toby Worth (Purple Bull KTM) completed right this moment’s stage in seventh and now sits just one second behind Cornejo within the general standings.

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Seven Cornejo
Cornejo strikes into the lead with a minuscule margin of 1 second over Toby Worth.

The topsy-turvy nature of Dakar 2021 noticed a blow dealt to Honda’s Joan Barreda. The Spaniard completed 08m57s off the lead in 14th and almost 4 minutes within the general standings to sit down sixth general on the conclusion of Stage Seven.

The Yamaha manufacturing facility noticed their hopes of a Dakar win dealt a large blow as lead rider Ross Department crashed 31 km into the stage and lose over 40 minutes, which drops the Botswanan rider out of the highest 10 in 15th general, 40m57s off Cornejo.

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Seven Howes
Howes charged to 3rd on the stage and now sits seventh general.

Rounding out the highest 10 for Stage Seven was Frenchman Xavier De Soultrait (Husqvarna), Worth, Luciano Benavides (Husqvarna), Joaquim Rodrigues (Hero), and Franco Cami (Yamaha).

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Seven

1 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon  
2 Jose Ignacio Cornejo Hon +02m07s
3 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +02m19s
4 Sam Sunderland KTM +02m52s
5 Daniel Sanders KTM +03m14s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage Seven)

1 Jose Ignacio Cornejo Hon  
2 Toby Worth KTM +0m01s
3 Sam Sunderland KTM +02m11s
4 Xavier De Soultrait Hus +02m34s
5 Kevin Benavides Hon +07m29s
7 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +12m27s
8 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +14m52s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Six

Toby Worth has retaken the lead within the 2021 Dakar Rally following a seventh-place end behind Stage Six winner, Joan Barreda.

After the navigation confusion of Stage 5, race organizers shortened right this moment’s Al Qaisumah-Ha’il check by 100 km to 348 km and Worth completed 3m54s behind Spaniard Barreda. The Australian now goes into tomorrow’s relaxation day 2m16s away from Kevin Benavides, together with his Honda teammate Jose Ignacio Cornejo 2m57s adrift.

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Six Price
Worth has moved again into the lead heading into the Relaxation Day.

“Right this moment they minimize about 100 km out of the stage and that positively helped us as a result of it’s nonetheless been a extremely robust day on the market,” Worth stated. “It took some time, however I managed to catch the 2 guys forward of me and fortuitously we have been capable of sustain a extremely good tempo proper on the entrance. I did have one little get-off that twisted the roadbook tower a bit of bit however aside from that there have been no issues. It feels nice to have taken the general lead, however after such an up and down week crucial factor is we’re match and in good condition for the second half of the rally.”

A 3rd stage victory within the 2021 Dakar for Joan Barreda has put him again inside placing distance of the general lead (06m25s off Worth), though he’ll as soon as once more must open the street on Stage Seven and will find yourself shedding extra time to the leaders.

“I’m very pleased with this victory, yet one more and the third this week,” Barreda stated. “The reality is that I might by no means have imagined it, however crucial factor is that we’re bodily match and the bike is ideal. We’re trying ahead to the second week. Let’s see if we have now a bit extra luck with the technique and we are able to sustain the tempo and climb positions.”

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Six Barreda
One other stage win for Barreda has put him again in rivalry for the general title.

Second for Stage Six went to Botswanan Yamaha manufacturing facility pilot Ross Department in his finest consequence to date on the 2021 Dakar, with Australian rookie Daniel Sanders persevering with his spectacular debut with third place—his third high three of the occasion.

Stage Six was a greater one for American Ricky Brabec. The defending Dakar Champion took fourth behind Sanders, 2m24s behind Barreda’s successful tempo, and strikes up one place to 13th general.

“We didn’t actually make up as a lot time right this moment as we have been considering or hoping, however it’s what it’s for the time being,” Brabec stated. “There’s nonetheless six days to go nevertheless it’s going to be actually laborious. The group is unfold far aside, so it’s actually laborious to handle. I don’t suppose that anybody has an concept methods to handle this factor but. Issues are altering on daily basis, however we are able to solely hope that issues flip round.”

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Six Branch
Department continues his spectacular run with one other second place.

Brabec’s compatriot Skyler Howes (KTM) accomplished Stage Six in 19th, 12m04s off Barreda, and goes into the remainder day ninth within the general standings, 15m12s adrift of Worth however was hit with a six-minute penalty for extreme pace in one of many management zones.

“One other day working it within the dunes,” Howes stated by way of Instagram. “I really had a fairly respectable day. The tempo is so excessive this rally it’s loopy, everyone seems to be racing prefer it’s the final day, however on daily basis.

Sadly right this moment I overcooked a pace zone and obtained slapped with an enormous penalty. They put a bunch of pace zones the place there was camps on this valley. Nicely, all of the camps moved so now there’s simply pace zones on the market with nothing round. I misinterpret my odometer and thought I used to be previous all of them and got here into a technique too sizzling and couldn’t get slowed down earlier than getting dinged. My fault, and a dumb error to make. I used to be kicking myself for the remainder of the day and must be on my A recreation for the week to come back to remain within the high 10. Everyone seems to be bringing the warmth, I’m excited to have made it to relaxation day to get organized for an additional week of racing.”

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Six Brabec
Brabec’s up in opposition to it, however he’s not giving up.

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Six

1 Joan Barreda Hon
2 Ross Department Yam +0m13s
3 Daniel Sanders KTM +0m53s
4 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +02m24s
5 Matthias Walkner KTM +03m14s
19 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +12m04s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage Six)

1 Toby Worth KTM
2 Kevin Benavides Hon 02m16s
3 Jose Ignacio Cornejo Hon +02m57s
4 Ross Department Yam +03m41s
5 Xavier De Soultrait Hus +03m41s
9 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +15m12s
13 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +19m56s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage 5

One other stage, one other chief as Kevin Benavides (Honda) overcame a crash that broke his nostril and navigation tower to take the fifth stage victory of Dakar 2021. He turns into the sixth completely different rider to steer the general standings this yr.

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Benavides wins Stage Five
Benavides made the very best of the robust navigation of Stage 5 to take the win regardless of a heavy crash that broke his nostril.

The Argentinean went into the stage mendacity third general and together with his one-minute stage win over teammate Jose Ignacio Cornejo, takes over the lead from now second-placed Husqvarna Frenchman Xavier De Soultrait, who took sixth right this moment.


Navigation was fraught for a lot of, as clusters of riders started to type across the 456 km (283 miles) Riyadh-Al Qaisumah stage in an effort to seek out the proper approach to the beginning.

“Right this moment has been a tough day for me,” Benavides stated. “It was troublesome due to the navigation and likewise as a result of I suffered a tough fall on a dune. I hit my head laborious in opposition to the GPS and my ankles additionally obtained twisted. It was very painful, however I didn’t quit, and I stored going within the stage. It was not straightforward, however I used to be lastly capable of win, and I’m very completely happy. Tomorrow, it will likely be my flip to open the observe and I must defend myself to make any progress.”

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Five Price
Worth took third for the day, placing him as the highest KTM and a contact over three minutes from the general lead.

This for the stage went to Australia’s Toby Worth. The 2-time Dakar Champion accomplished the stage 01m20s off Benavides and has moved as much as fourth general within the yo-yoing standings, 02m43s off Benavides.

Fourth general went to Sherco Manufacturing facility rider Lorenzo Santolini, 02m29s behind Benavides, with Worth’s Purple Bull KTM teammate Sam Sunderland fifth, 04m17s off Benavides.

Skyler Howes continued his good type of Dakar 2021 with one other high 10 in seventh, the Utah man ending 10m43s off the lead.

Yesterday’s stage winner, Joan Barreda, misplaced lots of time to complete 17th for day, dropping him from second to ninth general.

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Stage Five Brabec
It was a disastrous day for defending champion Ricky Brabec, who now lies over 25 minutes from the lead.

Ricky Brabec was one who suffered with navigation on the stage, ending it in 12th place to lie 14th general, some 25m09s off the main tempo of teammate Benavides.

“Yesterday we had an concept to start out on the rear,” Brabec stated. “I don’t suppose that it was an excellent concept. Right this moment I misplaced the best way and wasn’t trusting myself, I used to be second-guessing myself. I fell a bit of far again. It could have been very easy to observe tracks, however sadly, we went into an space that was stable rock and I couldn’t actually see the tracks, so it was actually robust. I obtained to 1 spot and there have been six guys sitting round misplaced and doing circles. From that time, I went on and opened up one waypoint, however couldn’t discover the following one after that. I began second-guessing myself and doubting, and people guys have been following me. It was only a large disaster on the market. We misplaced lots of time and I didn’t actually know what to do. I used to be considering, ‘That is it. I simply ruined the Dakar’. I really feel like possibly the dream has crashed, however there’s nonetheless lots of racing to do. Hopefully, one thing will flip round and go in our favor. Now we don’t actually know what is going to occur.”

Tomorrow will see the rivals take to Stage Six earlier than the remainder day on Saturday.

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage 5

1 Kevin Benavides Hon
2 Jose Ignacio Cornejo Hon +01m00s
3 Toby Worth KTM +01m20s
4 Lorenzo Santolini She +02m29s
5 Sam Sunderland KTM +04m17s
7 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +10m43s
12 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +14m12s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage 5)

1 Kevin Benavides Hon
2 Xavier De Soultrait Hus +02m31s
3 Jose Ignacio Cornejo Hon +03m42s
4 Toby Worth KTM +03m43s
5 Sam Sunderland KTM +06m06s
7 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +10m45s
14 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +25m09s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage 4

Honda’s Joan Barreda took the glory on Stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, his second stage victory of the occasion.

The 337km Wadi Advert-Dawasir-Riyadh check noticed Barreda in an early battle with KTM’s Toby Worth, nonetheless, a navigation challenge for the Australian noticed him lose 5 minutes and Barreda disappeared into the gap, ending 06m9s forward of the ultra-impressive main rookie, Australian Daniel Sanders (KTM).

Worth would slip to 22nd on the stage end, placing him eighth general.

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Barreda wins Stage Four
Barreda was untouchable on Stage 4, taking the win and transferring again into second place general.

“Right this moment was a really quick stage, simply as we have been anticipating, with much less navigation than in earlier days,” Barreda stated. “I went all out and by the point I reached refueling I noticed that I had Ricky shut behind and Quintanilla in entrance, so I stored urgent. I didn’t actually know what technique to observe, however seeing as tomorrow shall be a really troublesome day due to the sand, we stored the tempo excessive. The reality is that I’m very completely happy and happy with one other stage victory.”
Third for the stage went to Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing’s Luciano Benavides in his finest consequence to date within the Rally, with Yamaha’s Ross Department and Xavier De Soultrait rounding out the stage high 5.

The consequence means De Soultrait turns into the fifth completely different chief of the 2021 Dakar Rally, because the Frenchman holds a slender 15-second margin within the general standings from Barreda and Department, with Honda’s Kevin Benavides now fourth.

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally De Soultrait Stage Four
Xavier De Soultrait turns into the fifth completely different chief of the 2021 Dakar Rally after ending fifth on Stage 4.

KTM privateer Skyler Howes dropped from the general result in fifth after Stage 4 after taking 20th place.

“Lengthy day within the saddle!” Howes stated by way of Instagram. 813 km (505 miles) and round 10 hours on the bike.

“The stage began out nice for me, I had a fairly good rhythm going and caught as much as Matthias Walkner. We second-guessed the navigation in a wash and did some circles shedding fairly a little bit of time. After that, we dropped the hammer and tried to make up for the misplaced time. I had one other mishap within the dunes, catching a witch’s eye, and going over the bars. However after that Matthias, Xavier De Soultrait, and I went full fuel all the best way to the end.”

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Brabec Stage Four
Brabec performed the ready recreation on Stage 4 within the hopes of constructing a cost for the highest three on Stage 5.

Defending Dakar Champion Ricky Brabec (Honda) had one other robust day within the saddle, the American ending 18th on the stage, 12m24s behind teammate Barreda. That places him 15th general, 16m21s off general chief De Soultrait.

“We didn’t need to exit and win,” Brabec stated. “Somebody has obtained to place a cease to the yoyo impact that we’re having with KTM. I sacked up and I went sluggish right this moment to try to get in with the rhythm of the principle group. Up to now we’re trying fairly good. We’re beginning tomorrow on the again with the KTM guys. Tomorrow, we’ll have an excellent push and hopefully, get again to the entrance. Proper now we’re simply 16 minutes out of the lead. That’s nothing. It’s at some point. Hopefully, tomorrow we are able to make up a while and go into the remainder day within the high three.”

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage 4 (high 5)

1 Joan Barreda Hon
2 Daniel Sanders KTM +06m09s
3 Luciano Benavides Hus +06m22s
4 Ross Department Yam +06m57s
5 Xavier De Soultrait Hus +07m19s
18 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +12m53s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage 4)

1 Xavier De Soultrait Hus
2 Joan Barreda Hon +0m15s
3 Ross Department Yam +05m24s
4 Kevin Benavides Hon +05m24s
5 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +05m26s
15 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +16m21s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Three

Utah’s Skyler Howes has sensationally taken the lead of the 2021 Dakar Rally following a fourth-place end on right this moment’s Stage Three behind winner, Toby Worth.

KTM privateer Howes completed 6m16s behind manufacturing facility Purple Bull KTM rider Worth and now sits 33 seconds in entrance within the general standings from Honda’s Kevin Benavides, with Husqvarna’s Xavier De Soultrait third general, 1m28s off Howes.

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Results Howes leads after stage four
Stage Three was a excessive level in Skyer Howes’ profession because the Utah resident took the lead of the 2021 Dakar Rally following a fourth-place end.

“[It] was an excellent day right this moment!” Howes stated by way of his Instagram web page. “[I] Discovered the circulation early on within the dunes and when issues opened up I felt proper at residence. The sandy tracks by the canyons and the rocky passes have been actually enjoyable. I used to be simply having an excellent time. [I] caught as much as a handful of men in entrance of me and had an all-out battle to the end!

“Actually, I’m simply having lots of enjoyable and I’m feeling snug on the bike. I’ll take on daily basis because it comes and deal with every problem as finest as I can. In any case, [I’m] only a dude from Utah using a mud bike in Saudi Arabia, gotta have enjoyable with it!”

Worth’s stage victory has hoisted him again into the highest 4 after dropping to fifteenth following Stage Two. Nevertheless, the Australian will as soon as once more must open the street for tomorrow’s Stage 4, that means he’s within the field seat to lose extra time as his rivals observe his wheel tracks.

Right this moment’s 403 km loop round Wadi Advert-Dawasir noticed Benavides and Worth battling it out on the entrance, with Argentinian Benavides holding sway for the primary half of the day, eeking out a one minute lead by the 183 km mark.

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Results Price wins stage three
Toby Worth charged on, taking his second stage win of the rally to maneuver again into the highest 4. He’ll open the street tomorrow.

Worth responded for the remaining stage kilometers and would end 1m13s clear on the flag for his second stage win of 2021 and the 13th of his Dakar profession.

“Every little thing went nicely right this moment—no crashes, the bike has been good, and I used to be capable of finding an excellent rhythm,” Worth stated. “It’s nice to win one other stage, nevertheless it’s a bit like a yoyo for the time being—it’s troublesome to steer a stage out from the entrance as you’ll be able to lose lots of time, after which it’s important to push laborious the following day to make all of it up once more. Hopefully at some point we’ll catch a little bit of a break, the navigation gained’t be too robust, and I can stretch issues out from the entrance. Proper now, on daily basis is essential, and I feel if it carries on like this, with everybody staying match and their bikes working good, the battle for the win goes to go right down to the final day.”

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Results Brabec 13th overall
Ricky Brabec had a troublesome day, shedding 21m39s to Worth and falling to thirteenth on the general leaderboard.

It was a greater stage for Worth’s KTM teammates, with Matthias Walkner ending third after shedding greater than two hours with a clutch drawback on Stage Two. Sam Sunderland additionally completed within the high 5 in fifth, guaranteeing 4 KTM’s within the high 5.

Honda’s Ricky Brabec completed 21m39s off Worth, dropping the American defending Dakar Champion from second general to 13th, 12m15s off Howes. Brabec’s Honda teammate, Joan Barreda, suffered closely on Stage Three, ending 24m49s off Worth in 30th and goes from main the Rally to eighth general, 09m02s behind Howes.

Rounding out the highest 10 on Stage Three was De Soultrait, Franco Cami (Yamaha), main rookie Daniel Sanders (KTM), Rui Goncalves (Sherco), and Jose Ignacio Cornejo (Honda).

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Three

1 Toby Worth KTM
2 Kevin Benavides Hon +01m16s
3 Matthias Walkner KTM +02m36s
4 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +06m16s
5 Sam Sunderland KTM +08m24s
25 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +21m39s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage Three)

1 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM
2 Kevin Benavides Hon +0m33s
3 Xavier De Soultrait Hus +01m28s
4 Toby Worth KTM +01m52s
5 Sam Sunderland KTM +05m27s
13 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +12m15s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Two

Honda’s Joan Barreda has taken the lead within the 2021 Dakar Rally following his 25th profession stage victory within the second leg of the occasion.

Barreda led your complete 457 km (283.9-mile) stage from Bisha to Wadi Advert-Dawasir, ending it 3m55s forward of 2020 Dakar Champion and Monster Vitality Honda Crew 2021 teammate Ricky Brabec, with Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla third for the day, 06m02s off Barreda’s scorching tempo. Yamaha’s Ross Department and Barreda’s second teammate Jose Ignacio Cornejo accomplished the highest 5.

2021 Dakar Rally Barreda wins stage two
Barreda’s twenty fifth profession stage win now places him within the general lead of the 2021 Dakar Rally.

“It was an excellent stage,” Barreda stated. “We have been compelled to assault from the very first kilometer till the tip and the reality is that it went nicely. However that is solely the second stage of the Dakar and we all know that tomorrow it will likely be troublesome ranging from the entrance as soon as once more. It’s a must to keep calm, attempt to not make any errors, and take it stage-by-stage.”

The Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Crew had a tough Stage Two. Toby Worth went into the stage main the rally following his victory on Stage One, however struggled within the sand dunes and suffered fueling issues on his KTM to complete 32 minutes behind Barreda on the stage’s conclusion in 28th place, and dropped to fifteenth general, 17m39s off new chief Barreda.

2021 Dakar Rally Brabec finishes second stage two
Brabec turned the tables from a tough first stage to be again within the high two following Stage Two.

Worth’s teammates Sam Sunderland and Matthias Walkner each struggled, with Briton Sunderland shedding 23 minutes to be 12th within the standings, 12m50s off Barreda. It was a lot worse for Austrian Walkner, with a clutch drawback guaranteeing he misplaced 2h15m, dropping him to 46th within the rally and all however ending his hopes of a second Dakar title.

It was a horror day for Yamaha’s Andrew Brief, because the American grew to become the primary retirement of the rally following an unrepairable mechanical drawback simply previous the midway level of the stage.

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Results Price 28th Stage Two
Worth had a day to overlook, ending 32 minutes behind Barreda in twenty eighth place

“For positive it’s disappointing to finish the rally like this as I had a extremely good stage going,” Brief stated. “I felt superior on the bike and issues have been going nicely. With Dakar solely taking place annually, it’s irritating to exit like this however I’ll be again subsequent yr. I’m grateful to be wholesome however unhappy concurrently it’s a race that all of us work laborious in direction of all yr spherical, nevertheless it’s how racing goes typically. All the very best to my team-mates, it’s going to be a troublesome race this yr.”

Brief’s American compatriot Skyler Howes took one other stable stage end in 11th, 14m15s off Barreda, and now lies eighth general, 09m31s off the lead.

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage Two (high 5)

1 Joan Barreda Hon 04h17m56s
2 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +03m55s
3 Pablo Quintanilla Hus +06m02s
4 Ross Department Yam +11m54s
5 Jose Ignacio Cornejo Hon +12m06s
11 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +18m01s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage Two)

1 Joan Barreda Hon 08h15m38s
2 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +06m23s
3 Ross Department Yam +06m37s
4 Pablo Quintanilla Hus +07m16s
5 Xavier De Soultrait Hus +08m25s
8 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +09m31s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage One

Former two-time Dakar Champion Toby Worth roared into the lead of the 2021 Dakar, claiming a 31-second stage victory from Jeddah to Bisha over Honda’s Kevin Benavides and Purple Bull Manufacturing facility KTM teammate, Matthias Walkner.

It was a horrible first official stage of the rally for defending champion Ricky Brabec, the American getting misplaced early within the 277 km (172 miles) stage, as he dropped over 13 minutes within the opening 37 km (23 miles).

The consequence was a 24th place on the stage, dropping him to a considerable 18m 32s behind general chief Worth.

Worth’s stage win now sees him 23 seconds away from Benavides within the general standings, and the Australian is aware of it’s nonetheless early days within the 2021 Dakar.

2021 Dakar Motorcycle Rally Results Price wins stage one
Worth rode into the lead of the 2021 Dakar Rally following his 31-second stage victory over Kevin Benavides.

“General, the day has gone nicely,” stated Worth. “Navigation was definitely tough right this moment—it was laborious to seek out the best pistes and valleys and annoyingly I managed to get misplaced a bit of bit on the previous few kilometers to the end. Aside from a number of different little errors, the remainder of the stage was good. I’m pleased with how I taken care of the bike and the tires as a result of with the brand new guidelines we actually must watch out. Trying forward on the entire race, I feel there are going to be some large swings within the standings—the plan is to try to keep constant and never lose an excessive amount of time. I’m opening tomorrow so hopefully, I gained’t make too many large errors and we are able to hold this momentum going.”

2021 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Brabec Stage One
Brabec’s day didn’t go to plan, because the American dropped to twenty fourth following his navigation troubles.

Fourth within the first stage went to 2017 Dakar winner, Sam Sunderland (Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing), with Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco Manufacturing facility) placing in a stable experience to complete 4m23s off Worth.

For Brabec, he stays optimistic understanding there as nonetheless 11 levels to go within the 2021 Dakar.

“Stage one was troublesome to navigate. It wasn’t quick. There have been tons of rocks and slower speeds. I used to be making an attempt to handle the rear tire as we have now to go greater than at some point on this tire. I wasn’t positive of the pace and among the different guys have been on the fuel a bit of bit more durable. Hopefully in the long run it’ll all repay however, as of now, it’s solely the primary day and we have now eleven left. Tomorrow we’ll begin a bit additional again with sand dunes and sand piste. Hopefully, we are able to push up and make a while again.”

Fellow American Skyler Howes (BAS Dakar KTM Racing Crew) took an encouraging eighth on Stage One, with compatriot Andrew Brief (Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing) claiming 12th. Howes sits eighth within the general standings whereas Brief is 10th.

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Stage One (high 5)

1 Toby Worth KTM 3h18m26s
2 Kevin Benavides Hon +31s
3 Matthias Walkner KTM +32s
4 Sam Sunderland KTM +02m03s
5 Lorenzo Santolino She +04m23s
8 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +05m25s
12 Andrew Brief (USA) Hus +08m10s
24 Ricky Brabec (USA) KTM +18m32s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—General (Stage One)

1 Toby Worth KTM 03h43m58s
2 Kevin Benavides Hon +23s
3 Matthias Walkner KTM +01m12s
4 Sam Sunderland KTM +04m11s
5 Lorenzo Santolino She +04m59s
8 Skyler Howes (USA) KTM +05m45s
10 Andrew Brief (USA) Hus +08m30s
24 Ricky Brabec (USA) Hon +17m04s

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Prologue Day

Defending Dakar Champion Ricky Brabec took the highest spot within the first timed stage in the course of the 2021 Dakar Rally, ending the Prologue Day six seconds away from Monster Vitality Honda Crew 2021 teammate Joan Barreda.

The stage was solely 11 km (6.8 miles), but Brabec made his intentions of being the primary American back-to-back Dakar winner crystal clear by crossing the ending line with a time of 6m01s. Dakar debutant, Australian Daniel Sanders (KTM Manufacturing facility Crew), impressed everybody by posting the third-fastest time, 13 seconds behind Brabec.

2020 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results Brabec Prologue Day
Brabec topped the Prologue Day as he makes an attempt to turn into the primary American to win back-to-back Dakar titles.

“Right this moment was good. Fairly brief – only a 10-kilometer prologue. Nothing to essentially lose or nothing to realize. Simply sufficient to shake the bugs out of the bike and the physique,” Brabec stated. “We’re now prepared for the precise begin. Tomorrow we begin good and early. We got here away with first and second place within the prologue for me and Joan. So tomorrow Joan and I’ll open the best way and hopefully, it should go nicely. It’s an extended race however I feel technique will begin to play in, however as of now, it’s time to get lunch, get the gear off, and time to focus.”

Fourth for the Prologue Day went to Ross Department (Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Crew), the rider who sensationally gained a stage on the 2020 Dakar to turn into the primary stage winner from his nation of Botswana. Fifth was Sebastian Bühler, the German/Portuguese Hero Motosports Crew Rally pilot ending the stage 16 seconds off Brabec.

Rounding out the highest 10 was Andrew Brief (Monster Vitality Yamaha, +17 seconds to Brabec), Kevin Benavides (Monster Vitality Honda Crew 2021, +20 seconds to Brabec), Pablo Quintanilla (Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing, +22 seconds to Brabec), two-time winner Toby Worth (Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing, +22 seconds to Brabec), and Joaquim Rodrigues (Hero Motosports Crew Rally, +23 seconds to Brabec).

The remaining American within the 2021 Dakar Rally, Skyler Howes (BAS Dakar KTM Racing Crew) was 13th, 27 seconds from Brabec.

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes—Prologue Day (high 5)

1 Ricky Brabec Hon 06m01s
2 Joan Barreda Hon +06s
3 Daniel Sanders KTM +13s
4 Ross Department Yam +14s
5 Sebastian Bühler Her +16s

Full stage and normal rating outcomes might be discovered right here

Get day by day updates on the 2021 Dakar Rally Bike Outcomes and Information. After a ten-kilometer prologue on January 2nd, 2021 Dakar Rally runs from January 3rd to January 15th in Saudi Arabia with twelve levels.

2020 Dakar Rally Results Ricky Brabec Stage one action
Ricky Brabec grew to become the primary American to win the Dakar Rally when he stood on high of the rostrum in 2020. He shall be again to defend his title in 2021.

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Previews

Ricky Brabec grew to become the primary American to win the distinguished Dakar Rally in 2020. The HRC Honda manufacturing facility rider got here again from a bitter disappointment of shedding the 2019 Dakar Rally because of a mechanical challenge on the eighth stage of the ten-stage race whereas holding a major lead. Monster Vitality launched the video under recapping Brabec’s climb to the highest of the Dakar.

The Dakar organizers supplied this wonderful video outlining all the small print on the 2021 Dakar Rally. For the second time, the Dakar Rally will happen in Saudi Arabia and the racers will cowl 4,767 kilometers of particular check and over 7,600 complete kilometers of race course in complete. The rivals will full a brief ten-kilometer prologue on January 2nd. Stage one will happen on January 3rd and they’ll full twelve levels wrapping up on January 15th. Take a look at the tutorial video under.

On the lookout for the highest riders to observe in 2021, take a look at the preview articles from a number of of the highest groups under:

Monster Vitality Honda 2021 Dakar Crew.

Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing 2021 Dakar Rally Preview.

GasGas 2021 Dakar Rally crew.

Go to the Dakar Rally web site right here.

You will get all the newest Rally Racing information and knowledge from Cycle Information right here.





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