[News]

2017 Dakar Rally: Stage 2 Results

11 months ago | Photos: Marcelo Maragni, Flavien Duhamel / Red Bull Content Pool

Reigning 2016 Dakar Rally champion Toby Price (AUS) has taken the lead of the 2017 race after winning stage two. Price finished 3.22 minutes ahead of Matthias Walkner, who got a five minute penalty later on to loose second position to Monster Energy Honda rider Paolo Goncalves, Yamaha’s Xavier De Soultrant finished third.

Stage two was the  first real test of the event, a 275km run to San Miguel de Tuchman. Price took advantage of being lower down the running order to win his seventh career Dakar stage, taking the overall lead by
2.54 minutes.

Price – “Today was a whole different day. There was a lot of speed; a lot of fast roads and it was really dusty. We also had to deal with a lot of animals. It wasn’t a tricky day in navigation but you can’t put a cow in the road book and it becomes difficult when they are popping out at you. But it’s good to get to the finish with this heat.”

Dakar 2017 standings after 2 of 12 stages
1. Price, 3:07:17 h
2. Goncalves, +2:54
3. Sunderland, +3:23
4. De Soultrant, +3:41 (1 min penalty)
5. Quintanilla, +4:26

For more on the 2017 Dakar Rally, visit: www.dakar.com

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

Galleries

7 hours ago

8-Hour @ Dargo: Gareth’s Getaway

Skip the Bunnings run this Saturday. This bloke will show you why we live for weekends like this…

Features

8 hours ago

The Jerkyls’ Sunday Slide: Image Gallery

Calling all dirt-bike enthusiasts, grease monkeys, senior citizens and hipsters; you have to check this out.

News

12 hours ago

2017 Australian SX: Titles Decided

Justin Brayton and Jackson Richardson have been crowned 2017 Australian Supercross Champions.

Galleries

2 days ago

Ever Seen a Rally Bike Do This?

Watch Sam Sunderland rip up the sand dunes of Morocco on the all-new 2018 KTM Dakar machine.

News

2 days ago

Can Anyone Stop Marvin Musquin?

After winning Monster Cup and Straight Rythm, Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin has won Paris Supercross.

News

4 days ago

2018 A4DE: Back to Its Birthplace

With entries now open for the 40th A4DE in Cessnock, we look back on the event’s fascinating foundations.

4 days ago

Product: Bell Moto-9 with MIPS

Bell’s new Moto-9 helmet now comes equipped with MIPS, making this proven helmet even safer.

Features

4 days ago

The Brierleys’ Big-League Debut

Have you heard of the Brierley brothers yet? Keep an eye out – these young blokes are set for big things.