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Dakar 2017 Stage 11 SAN JUAN - RÍO CUARTO

Short Bus

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The last major battle

The dunes of San Juan will be the last ones that the competitors confront on the route of the Dakar 2017, dotted over fifty kilometres at the start of the special. The most skilful at skidding and finding the right line will then be the most at home when tackling the WRC type tracks in the Córdoba region. Naturally, there are likely to be surprises in store…

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michalCCR

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Remarkable, still all 4 paraplegic drivers are in the race.
Isidre Esteve Pujol (Mitsubishi) starts today as 35th.
Philippe Croizon (Buggy) starts 47th.
GianLuca Tassi (Ford Raptor) starts 54th.
Alberto Llovera (Tatra) will be 31st truck to start today.
 

mrlentle

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Remarkable, still all 4 paraplegic drivers are in the race.
Isidre Esteve Pujol (Mitsubishi) starts today as 35th.
Philippe Croizon (Buggy) starts 47th.
GianLuca Tassi (Ford Raptor) starts 54th.
Alberto Llovera (Tatra) will be 31st truck to start today.
Astounding and uber respect to all! Special recognition to Mr Croizon who has pretty much no limbs at all. It seems these guys are more able than some of us able bodied folk!
 

Short Bus

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Loeb is chipping away at Peterhansel's lead. He gained almost 3 minutes at the first ASS of the day. The second half is supposed to be more WRC style so good look to anyone trying to catch Loeb.

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Dirty Harry

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Loeb is chipping away at Peterhansel's lead. He gained almost 3 minutes at the first ASS of the day. The second half is supposed to be more WRC style so good look to anyone trying to catch Loeb.
The rest of the race is basically rally roads. I think that Loeb has a very real chance to win the rally this year. After his debut last year I knew he had what it took but didn't expect it to happen so quickly with Elena's navigation. Kudos to Loeb for being loyal to his longtime rally navigator and to Elena for upping his game in what has been a challenging year for navigation at the Dakar Rally.
 

Spark

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With all due respect to Seb and Daniel....Iv been closely following wrc last two decades and really been a fan, but I think that old dirty Pet is keeping it all under control, in terms of pace and timing.
But if you think of it in more cinical way in a perspective of team orders, wining of Stefan is just another routine and expected win of a favourite, not giving much in terms of PR for the brand. But Sebs win in just his second participation in Dakar is seems more exciting and PR profitable for Peugeot.
Don't get me wrong, just pure speculation in a way that big manufacturer can think.
 

WillG

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Would have been a disaster if Loeb and Peterhansel had taken each other out!!
 

mrlentle

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I'd be more concerned about the quad rider at the end of the clip. Poor guy would have been puckered up!
 

Short Bus

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Those pugs really work well. Who was the one was the one going fast? I'm torn between it being a pro move by Peterhansel or potentially over driving by a under-experienced Loeb.
 

Short Bus

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If there were team orders for Loeb to win, Peterhansel isn't listening. Loeb won the day, but Peterhansel ended up only giving up 18 seconds to Loeb. Tomorrow's final stage is only 64km with no hazards according to ASO. Probably not enough to make up the 5 minutes Loeb needs.

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kaw500

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So now the show is in its final leg, Something odd about this years event. (RG??)
Trucks and cars are where I figured, KAMAZ and PUGS 5 of the top 6 spots, Quads is done.
But the bikes we have 2 spots for 3 riders all within 5 mins of each other (Sam has the top spot) and I am cheering Van Beveren , he gets his monies worth on the Yamaha.
Who know maybe all hell will break loose tomorrow, doubt it.
Every year its crazy and I try and soak up as much as possible but not having RG there has made a difference in some coverage but its still a great event and a Hell of a way to kick off a New Year.
 

mattj112

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I thing Peugeot got in the bag to win this year and get 1-3 on the podium that if they not mug things up in final stage.It has been know for people to have failure on final leg. Peugeot may place team orders for Loeb to win. Loeb is only 5mins down which Peterhansel could easily get puncture and lost the leader.
 

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
2017 Dakar Rally

January 1-14, 2017

Leg 11: San Juan – Río Cuarte

Special stage: 119km and 173km; Liaison sections: 467km

SIX OVERDRIVE AND TOYOTA GAZOO RACING HILUXES FIRMLY ON COURSE FOR DAKAR RALLY FINISHES

RÍO CUARTE (ARGENTINA) – Friday, January 13: There were no Friday the 13th gremlins and Overdrive Racing and Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa will take six of their original eight Toyota Hiluxes into the final special stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally after all the crews safely negotiated the 292km of competitive action between San Juan and Río Cuarte in Argentina.

Joan Roma and navigator Alex Haro dropped eight minutes to team-mate De Villiers through the early kilometres, but were safe in fourth overall. The Spanish crew took no risks through the last kilometres and maintained their position.

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz began the day in a comfortable fifth and were fifth fastest through the first section of the special. They went on to record the fourth quickest time and hold fifth place by just 2min 03sec heading into the final day.

Toyota rookie Rautenbach enters the overall top 10

Zimbabwean Conrad Rautenbach and his South African co-driver Robert Howie were seventh through the first 119km and the dunes around San Juan in the second of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Hiluxes. They continued their impressive pace to the finish and the eighth quickest time enabled the Dakar first-timer to climb into ninth place in the overall standings for the first time.

The Dutch crew of Erik van Loon and Wouter Rosegaar were pushed down to 16th overall at the start of the 11th stage after Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen recovered from his delays into San Juan and completed the stage. Van Loon enjoyed a strong run through section one in eighth place and finished the stage in an impressive seventh to move up to 14th overall.

Alejandro Yacopini and Daniel Merlo began the day in 21st overall in their Overdrive Racing Toyota Hilux. They were running 18th after the shorter opening section of the special and a strong performance lifted them into the top 20.

The Chinese crew of He Zhitao and Kai Zhao reached San Juan in 35th overall in their Boundless Yong Racing Toyota run by Overdrive Racing and safely negotiated section one of the stage. They were 38th at WP5 and firmly on course for the finish at 23.35 CET.

Additional support for Overdrive Racing comes from Power Electronics and Kappa clothing.

TODAY AND TOMORROW

The day’s stage was short by Dakar standards and featured only 292km of competition and included a crossing of the dunes near San Juan in the first section of 119km, before a liaison of 367km took teams to the more traditional WRC-style flowing tracks in the Córdoba region and a second part of 173km. A third link guides teams to the bivouac in the city of Río Cuarte.

The final stage on Saturday is only 64km in length and takes place close to the night halt, but then teams have to tackle a long road section back to the ceremonial finish in Buenos Aires. They can expect large crowds, congestion and nervous moments on the 786km link via Villa Maria, the city of Rosario and the towns of Zarate and Campana to the finish in Buenos Aires.

2017 Dakar Rally –SS11 result (top 9 only):

1. Sébastien Loeb (FRA)/Daniel Elena (MCO) Peugeot 3008 DKR 3hr 21min 15sec
2. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 3008 DKR 3hr 21min 33sec
3. Orlando Terranova (ARG)/Andreas Schulz (DEU) John Cooper Works Rally Mini 3hr 27min 52sec
4. Giniel de Villiers (ZAF)/Dirk von Zitzewitz (DEU) Toyota Gazoo Hilux 3hr 28min 16sec
5. Yazeed Al-Rajhi (SAU)/Timo Gottschalk (DEU) John Cooper Works Rally Mini 3hr 28min 40sec
6. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA) Peugeot 3008 DKR 3hr 28min 47sec
7. Erik van Loon (NLD)/Wouter Rosegaar (NLD) Toyota Hilux Overdrive 3hr 35min 03sec
8. Conrad Rautenbach (ZWE)/Robert Howie (ZAF) Toyota Gazoo Hilux 3hr 35min 47sec
9. Joan Roma (ESP)/Alex Haro (ESP) Toyota Hilux Overdrive 3hr 36min 19sec


2017 Dakar Rally – overall standings after SS11 (unofficial @ 23.35 CET):

1. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 3008 DKR 28hr 20min 16sec
2. Sébastien Loeb (FRA)/Daniel Elena (MCO) Peugeot 3008 DKR 28hr 25min 48sec
3. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA) Peugeot 3008 DKR 28hr 53min 10sec
4. Joan Roma (ESP)/Alex Haro (ESP) Toyota Hilux Overdrive 29hr 39min 57sec
5. Giniel de Villiers (ZAF)/Dirk von Zitzewitz (DEU) Toyota Gazoo Hilux 30hr 09min53sec

6. Orlando Terranova (ARG)/Andreas Schulz (DEU) John Cooper Works Rally Mini 30hr 11min 56sec
7. Jakub Przygonski (POL)/Tom Colsoul (BEL) John Cooper Works Rally Mini 32hr 33min 14sec
8. Romain Dumas (FRA)/Alain Guehennec (FRA) Peugeot 3008 DKR 32hr 42min 58sec
9. Conrad Rautenbach (ZWE)/Robert Howie (ZAF) Toyota Gazoo Hilux 32hr 59min 48sec
10. Mohammed Abu Issa (QAT)/Xavier Panseri (FRA) John Cooper Works Rally Mini 33hr 11min 06sec
14. Erik van Loon (NLD)/Wouter Rosegaar (NLD) Toyota Hilux Overdrive 34hr 24min 59sec
19. Alejandro Yacopini (ARG)/Daniel Merlo (ARG) Toyota Hliux Overdrive 36hr 42min 57sec
TBA. He Zhitao (CHN)/Kai Zhao (CHN) Toyota Hilux Overdrive TBA
 

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
Really happy that Conrad Rautenbach is now in the top 10. Great guy and a good driver.
 

WillG

Well-Known Member
I've heard that Peugeot haven't enforced team orders and I'm not sure they will to let Leob win bearing in mind Peterhansel is also a French driver. It's still an amazing PR story for their brand and they'll make sure Loeb wins again next year.
 
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