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3 Stages into the 2022 Dakar Rally

The 2022 Dakar Rally kicked off Saturday January 1st with a short 12 mile qualifying stage and we are now 3 stages into the Rally.  Due to unusual weather (snow and rain) stage 2 had to be modified and the bivouac was moved from Al Artawiyah to Al Qaisumah. Stage 3 ended up being modified to a loop, starting and ending in Al Qaisumah.  And stage 4 will take the competitors from Al Qaisumah to Riyadh with a 150 mile liason and 289 mile special.

A few of the American racers are doing great such as Pablo Copetti leading the quad class and Austin Jones leading the SSV class. Skyler Howes is sitting in 4th place 3:55 behind the bike leader Sam Sunderland. And Seth Quintero has won 3 of the 4 stages in the Light Prototype class.

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 during the rally.

Bike rankings after stage 3:

Pos Bib Crew Gap
1 003
S. SUNDERLAND (GBR)
11:13:40
2 042
A. VAN BEVEREN (FRA)
0:00:04
3 052
M. WALKNER (AUT)
0:01:30
4 005
S. HOWES (USA)
0:03:55
5 004
D. SANDERS (AUS)
0:08:54

 

Car rankings after stage 3:

Pos Bib Crew Gap
1 201
N. AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)
M. BAUMEL (AND)
09:31:22
2 211
S. LOEB (FRA)
F. LURQUIN (BEL)
0:37:40
3 222
L. ALVAREZ (ARG)
A. MONLEON (ESP)
0:42:06
4 207
G. DE VILLIERS (ZAF)
D. MURPHY (ZAF)
0:45:22
5 205
Y. AL RAJHI (SAU)
M. ORR (GBR)
0:47:29

SSV rankings after stage 3:

Pos Bib Crew Gap
1 401
A. JONES (USA)
G. GUGELMIN (BRA)
11:53:53
2 415
R. LUPPI DE OLIVEIRA (BRA)
M. JUSTO (BRA)
0:05:23
3 416
G. FARRES GUELL (ESP)
D. ORTEGA GIL (ESP)
0:14:04
4 403
M. GOCZAL (POL)
S. GOSPODARCZYK (POL)
0:15:54
5 414
R. BACIUSKA (LTU)
O. MENA (ESP)
0:36:25

Truck rankings after stage 3:

Pos Bib Crew Gap
1 500
D. SOTNIKOV (RAF)
I. AKHMETZIANOV (RAF)
R. AKHMADEEV (RAF)
10:42:32
2 505
E. NIKOLAEV (RAF)
E. IAKOVLEV (RAF)
V. RYBAKOV (RAF)
0:11:45
3 509
A. KARGINOV (RAF)
A. MOKEEV (RAF)
I. MALKOV (RAF)
0:19:44
4 501
A. SHIBALOV (RAF)
D. NIKITIN (RAF)
I. TATARINOV (RAF)
0:27:05
5 508
A. LOPRAIS (CZE)
P. POKORA (CZE)
J. VALTR (CZE)
0:47:08

Light Prototype rankings after stage 3:

Pos Bib Crew Gap
1 305
F. LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)
JP. LATRACH VINAGRE (CHL)
11:27:54
2 306
S. ERIKSSON (SWE)
W. ROSEGAAR (NLD)
0:09:09
3 312
P. LEBEDEV (RAF)
K. SHUBIN (RAF)
0:27:05
4 302
P. PINCHEDEZ (FRA)
T. GAIDELLA (FRA)
1:19:00
5 309
F. ALVAREZ (ESP)
X. PANSERI (FRA)
1:33:19

Quad rankings after stage 3:

Pos Bib Crew Gap
1 173
P. COPETTI (USA)
14:10:56
2 174
A. GIROUD (FRA)
0:15:29
3 193
A. MAKSIMOV (RAF)
0:29:12
4 170
M. ANDUJAR (ARG)
0:31:33
5 175
K. WISNIEWSKI (POL)
0:31:35

Classic rankings after stage 3:

POS. DRIVE-TEAM TEAM POINTS VARIATION PENALITY
1 762 TEAM JMAX 57
2 702 NATURHOUSE 63 + 6
3 798 TEAM FSO 71 + 14
4 742 RUMBO ZERO 73 + 16
5 783 EUVRARD 90 + 33

Photos: ASO & Red Bull.