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6 Stages into the 2021 Dakar Rally

6 Stages into the 2021 Dakar Rally

We have reached the mid-point of this year’s rally. The rally started with 286 vehicles and shorten down to 265 by the time stage 6 began. In the Car category, it has been a close race between Nasser Al-Attiyah and Stéphane Peterhansel. Last year’s Bike category winner Ricky Brabec could not make the top 10 and currently stands in 13th position while Skyler Howes is in 9th position. In the Lightweight Vehicle category, Austin Jones and Seth Quintero are in the top 3.

Below are the top 5 rankings after stage 6. 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 6:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 3  
(AUS) TOBY PRICE
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 24H 08′ 43”    
2 47   MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2021 24H 10′ 59” + 00H 02′ 16” 00H 02′ 00”
3 4   MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2021 24H 11′ 40” + 00H 02′ 57”  
4 18   MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM 24H 12′ 24” + 00H 03′ 41” 00H 01′ 00”
5 12   HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING 24H 12′ 24” + 00H 03′ 41”

Car rankings after stage 6:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 302   X-RAID MINI JCW TEAM 22H 14′ 03”   00H 01′ 00”
2 301   TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 22H 19′ 56” + 00H 05′ 53”  
3 300  
(ESP) LUCAS CRUZ
X-RAID MINI JCW TEAM 22H 54′ 42” + 00H 40′ 39”  
4 307   ORLEN TEAM/OVERDRIVE 23H 25′ 39” + 01H 11′ 36” 00H 02′ 00”
5 311  
(ESP) NANI ROMA
BAHRAIN RAID XTREME 23H 50′ 58” + 01H 36′ 55”

SSV rankings after stage 6:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 406   MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM 27H 04′ 29”    
2 408   MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM 27H 05′ 09” + 00H 00′ 40” 00H 01′ 00”
3 401   SOUTH RACING CAN-AM 27H 40′ 20” + 00H 35′ 51” 00H 01′ 00”
4 400   SNAG RACING TEAM 27H 41′ 06” + 00H 36′ 37”  
5 424   ENERGYLANDIA RALLY TEAM 27H 41′ 19” + 00H 36′ 50” 00H 01′ 00”

Truck rankings after stage 6:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 507   KAMAZ – MASTER 24H 26′ 18”    
2 501   KAMAZ – MASTER 25H 03′ 52” + 00H 37′ 34”  
3 509   KAMAZ – MASTER 25H 28′ 01” + 01H 01′ 43” 00H 02′ 00”
4 503   BIG SHOCK RACING 25H 28′ 51” + 01H 02′ 33” 00H 01′ 00”
5 504   INSTAFOREX LOPRAIS PRAGA 25H 33′ 18” + 01H 07′ 00”

Quad rankings after stage 6:
POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 150   DRAG’ON RALLY TEAM 29H 15′ 55”    
2 154   7240 TEAM 29H 49′ 13” + 00H 33′ 18”  
3 152   TEAM GIROUD 30H 01′ 17” + 00H 45′ 22”  
4 159   ENRICO RACING TEAM 30H 06′ 14” + 00H 50′ 19”  
5 163   MX DEVESA BY BERTA 31H 40′ 34” + 02H 24′ 39” 00H 16′ 00”

Photos: Red Bull, A.S.O.