The Dakar Rally
Day 5 Arequipa – Arica 136 km special 274 km liaison
The Dakar Rally enters Chile and the difference is visible in terms of the scenery and the average speed recorded at the end of the stage. Riders tackled mountains rocky paths today reaching 2,200 meters before riding downhill for a 136-km long stage. It was a very demanding stage from a physical point of view especially in the stony sections and in the river bed crossings.
TEAM HRC Riders started this relatively short stage with the target to close the gap from the front riders but without taking too many risks.
It was a tight battle at the front with French David Casteu winning the stage 1'09" ahead of Olivier Pain and 3'25" in front of Alessandro Botturi.
Cyril Despres finished in fifth place, 4'07'' behind his countryman, whilst Helder Rodrigues was eighth, 4'52" behind the stage winner.
Javier Pizzolito finished 18th, while Johnny Campbell finished in 25th position.
Argentinian Pizzolito now sits in 11th place overall (25’45” behind Pain who maintains the lead) followed by his team mate Helder Rodrigues, 12th at 25’58”. Johnny Campbell sits in 100th place.
|1||David Casteu (YAMAHA)|
|2||Olivier Pain (YAMAHA) +1.09|
|3||Juan Pedrero (KTM) +2.58|
|4||Alessandro Botturi (Husqvarna) +3.25|
|5||Cyril Despres (KTM) +4.07|
|8||Helder Rodrigues – TEAM HRC (Honda) +4.52|
|18||Javier Pizzolito – TEAM HRC (Honda) +7.42|
|25||Johnny Campbell – TEAM HRC (Honda) +14.50|
|1||Olivier Pain (YAMAHA)|
|2||David Casteau (YAMAHA) +1.15|
|3||Cyril Despres (KTM) +6.07|
|4||Ruben Faria (KTM) +13.34|
|5||Jordi Viladoms (Husqvarna) +13.36|
|11||Javier Pizzolito – TEAM HRC (Honda) +25.45|
|12||Helder Rodrigues – TEAM HRC (Honda) +25.58|
|100||Johnny Campbell – TEAM HRC (Honda) +5:07.10|