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3 Stages into the 2021 Dakar Rally

3 Stages into the 2021 Dakar Rally

The 2021 Dakar Rally has begun. Stage 1 was 387.11 miles from Jeddah to Bisha. Brabec and Barreda get lost while Seth Quintero makes 3rd place. Stage 2 was 425.64 miles made up of 82% sand and 13% dunes starting at Bisha and ending in Wadi Ad-Dawasir. Yamaha’s Andrew Short couldn’t get his bike moving again after refueling (see the Stage 2 thread). Stage 3 was a loop that started and ended in Wadi Ad-Dawasir. 390.84 miles of more sand and dunes that kept everyone focused to reach the finish… and to race another day.

Below are the top 5 rankings after stage 3. Click here to check out RDC’s daily threads for each stage with discussions, photos, videos and updates from RDC forum users that are in Saudi Arabia during the rally.

Bike rankings after stage 3:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 9   BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM 12H 04′ 48”    
2 47   MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2021 12H 05′ 21” + 00H 00′ 33”  
3 12   HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING 12H 06′ 16” + 00H 01′ 28”  
4 3  
(AUS) TOBY PRICE
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 12H 06′ 40” + 00H 01′ 52”  
5 5   RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 12H 10′ 15” + 00H 05′ 27”

Car rankings after stage 3:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 302   X-RAID MINI JCW TEAM 10H 39′ 02”    
2 301   TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 10H 44′ 11” + 00H 05′ 09”  
3 308   SRT RACING 11H 05′ 23” + 00H 26′ 21”  
4 300  
(ESP) LUCAS CRUZ
X-RAID MINI JCW TEAM 11H 12′ 36” + 00H 33′ 34”  
5 307   ORLEN TEAM/OVERDRIVE 11H 23′ 24” + 00H 44′ 22” 00H 02′ 00”

SSV rankings after stage 3:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 401   SOUTH RACING CAN-AM 13H 19′ 10”    
2 406   MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM 13H 25′ 18” + 00H 06′ 08”  
3 408   MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM 13H 26′ 23” + 00H 07′ 13”  
4 400   SNAG RACING TEAM 13H 35′ 43” + 00H 16′ 33”  
5 412   FN SPEED – BLACK HORSE TEAM 13H 39′ 25” + 00H 20′ 15” 00H 01′ 00”

Truck rankings after stage 3:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 507   KAMAZ – MASTER 11H 47′ 11”    
2 502   MAZ-SPORTAUTO 12H 04′ 07” + 00H 16′ 56”  
3 501   KAMAZ – MASTER 12H 10′ 12” + 00H 23′ 01”  
4 503   BIG SHOCK RACING 12H 13′ 11” + 00H 26′ 00” 00H 01′ 00”
5 504   INSTAFOREX LOPRAIS PRAGA 12H 23′ 45” + 00H 36′ 34”

Quad rankings after stage 3:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 159   ENRICO RACING TEAM 14H 36′ 46”    
2 152   TEAM GIROUD 14H 40′ 52” + 00H 04′ 06”  
3 150   DRAG’ON RALLY TEAM 14H 43′ 27” + 00H 06′ 41”  
4 163   MX DEVESA BY BERTA 14H 44′ 36” + 00H 07′ 50” 00H 01′ 00”
5 154   7240 TEAM 15H 06′ 42” + 00H 29′ 56”

Photos: Red Bull, A.S.O.