Red Bull Desert Wings surf the dunes on stage 5 of 2021 Dakar Rally

Red Bull Desert Wings surf the dunes on stage 5 of 2021 Dakar Rally

07.01.2021: Toby Price of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the 2021 Dakar © Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool The 2021 Dakar Rally continues to go up through the gears as Stage Five offered a variety of offroad challenges. There were massive dunes to cros

 

Toby Price of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the 2021 Dakar © Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool


           
The 2021 Dakar Rally continues to go up through the gears as Stage Five offered a variety of offroad challenges. There were massive dunes to cross, stony sections that threatened punctures and tricky navigation throughout the 457-kilometre timed special stage. Let’s find out who managed to put a clean run together on the route between Riyadh and Al Quisumah.



The battle at the front of the car race between Stéphane Peterhansel and Nasser Al-Attiyah raged for five hours today, but still there’s just a little over six minutes separating them.



“A real Dakar stage. Really complicated navigation and also not easy on the dunes.” – Stéphane Peterhansel

 


Giniel de Villiers finally got the trouble-free run that has been eluding him at this Dakar and was rewarded with the stage win.




“Since the beginning things have really not been going our way. Then today everything seemed to click into place.” – Giniel de Villiers




It was a challenging day behind the wheel for Kuba Przygoński, Carlos Sainz and Sébastien Loeb as their individual pursuits of consistency continue.



Cyril Despres and co-driver Mike Horn showed incredible esprit d'équipe when they cannibalised their own Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi to provide team-mate Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi with an A-arm when he broke down 800m from the finish line.
 



“Lots of valleys, lots of canyons, lots of dust. 25 cars turning around in the same place. This was a tough way to start the stage.” – Cyril Despres
 


The adventure continues for teenage rookie Seth Quintero in the Lightweight Vehicles category. The Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team racer claimed his second podium finish of the rally despite suffering a puncture. Today’s third place result lifts Quintero to fourth overall in the Lightweight Vehicles race, less than 30 minutes back from race leader Chaleco López.
 


“Today started off a little weird with everybody getting lost. We ended up finding the way for everybody so the whole pack came up behind us.” – Seth Quintero

 



Quintero’s fellow Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team drivers Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Cristina Gutiérrez battled through dust and traffic to bring their OT3s to the finish line. Dakar debutant Mattias Ekström also got through the stage.
 


Blue is the colour in the truck race as Team Kamaz Master controlled from start to finish. Andrey Karginov won the stage as Anton Shibalov moved into second place overall behind race leader Dmitry Sotnikov. Kamaz won the Dakar 16 times in the last two decades, a third decade of dominance looks like it’s beginning here in Saudi Arabia.
 


A late surge from two-time Dakar winner Toby Price on Stage Five saw him take a podium finish. The Australian has also moved to within touching distance of the overall podium. Price is now fourth overall and less than four minutes behind race leader Kevin Benavides.



“All in all, we made it a decent day and we’re not far from the Rest Day now.” – Toby Price



Joining Price in the Top 5 overall is fellow Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Sam Sunderland, while the third team member Matthias Walkner finished eighth on today’s stage.



Štefan Svitko and Dakar rookie Daniel Sanders are well placed to break into the Top 10 of the general classification on the remaining seven stages.


“In the dunes things were well set so I just started sending it. I hit some pretty good jumps along the way.” – Daniel Sanders



Laia Sanz is on course to be the Dakar’s top female rider for the 11th consecutive edition and Camille Chapelière is enjoying his debut ride at the rally.



Unfortunately the last two stages have seen the withdrawals of Mohammed Jaffar and CS Santosh. We wish both riders a speedy recovery from their injuries.




STAGE FIVE RESULTS



2021 Dakar Rally Car Race Top 5

1. G. DE VILLIERS (ZAF)   TOYOTA   05:09:25

2. B. BARAGWANATH (ZAF)   CENTURY   +00:00:58

3. S. PETERHANSEL (FRA)   MINI  +00:02:25
4. N. AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)   TOYOTA   +00:04:38

5. M. PROKOP (CZE)   FORD   +00:05:06

2021 Dakar Rally Bike Race Top 5

1. K. BENAVIDES (ARG)   HONDA   05:09:50

2. JI. CORNEJO (CHL)   HONDA   +00:01:00

3. T. PRICE (AUS)   KTM   +00:01:20

4. L. SANTOLINO (ESP)   SHERCO   +00:06:57

5. S. SUNDERLAND (GBR)   KTM   +00:04:17

2021 Dakar Rally Lightweight Vehicle Top 5
1. F. LOPEZ (CHL)   CAN-AM   05:05:29

2. K. AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)  PH-SPORT   +00:01:50

3. S. QUINTERO (USA)  OT3   +00:04:05

4. A. JONES (USA)   CAN-AM   +00:05:38

5. A. DOMZALA (POL)   CAN-AM   +00:05:48

2021 Dakar Rally Truck Top 5

1. D. SOTNIKOV (RUS)   KAMAZ   02:58:47

2. A. KARGINOV (RUS)   KAMAZ   +00:00:10

3. A. VISHNEUSKI (BLR)   MAZ   +00:00:14

4. M. MACIK (CZE)   IVECO   +00:00:22

5. A. SHIBALOV (RUS)   KAMAZ   +00:03:56






QUOTES




Stéphane Peterhansel: “A real Dakar stage. Really complicated navigation and also not easy on the dunes. It was tough the whole way but it also felt good to drive. Today was a challenge all the way.”
 


Nasser Al-Attiyah: “It was not easy to open. We saw a lot of bikes coming and we got confused. At the beginning, we lost maybe eight or nine minutes. I’m happy to have got here finally. Stéphane did a very good job because he stayed behind me all the way. I’m quite happy to finish day five and tomorrow Stéphane will open and it will be easier for me. We’re taking it one day after another and we’ll see where we are. Next week will also be very difficult.”
 


Giniel de Villiers: “Since the beginning things have really not been going our way. Then today everything seemed to click into place. Alex (Haro, co-driver) did a great job with the navigation. Some places were really, really difficult.”
 


Kuba Przygoński: “Today was really tough navigation. We were losing the good way so many times. The first 100kms we lost a lot of time. We were with a big group of cars, all lost. It was not an easy stage.”
 


Cyril Despres: “You needed to gamble on this stage because of how it was with the navigation. Lots of valleys, lots of canyons, lots of dust. 25 cars turning around in the same place. This was a tough way to start the stage.”
 


Toby Price: “The first 200km were really technical navigation, even tougher than days one and two. Unfortunately we made a few mistakes. All in all, we made it a decent day and we’re not far from the Rest Day now.”
 


Sam Sunderland: “Day five is in the books and done. It was a really difficult stage that started off with a lot of tricky navigation. Lots of places were looking the same and there weren’t many references. I did a few circles there in the first part and then after the refuel I tried to push to recover some time.”
 


Daniel Sanders: “We lost so much time in the morning. Then in the dunes things were well set so I just started sending it. I hit some pretty good jumps along the way. By the end of it I was so tired, but the boys just kept on pushing to the front pack.”
 


Matthias Walkner: “Things started really bad for me. In the first 60km I already lost 35 minutes. It was frustrating. After 100km I tried to push really, really hard to try and close the gap. I enjoyed parts of the stage but it was not the best day for me.”


 
Camille Chapelière: “It was not easy with the navigation at the beginning, but aftet that my rhythm was getting better and better. I was just behind Laia (Sanz) for a lot of the stage and this helped me to learn a lot.”





- Christine Fial, photos Red Bull   

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/red-bull-desert-wings-surf-dunes-dakar-stage-5---217973.html

07.01.2021 / MaP

More News

Peterhansel extends car lead as De Villiers claims Stage Five victory
07.01.2021
Bikers Price and Sunderland still in touch as Karginov excels in Dakar truck class.Stéphane Peterhansel finished third on Stage Five behind 2009 champion Giniel De Villiers to extend his 2021 Dakar Rally car lead over Nasser Al-Attiyah as Russian Andrey Karginov opened up his account with a truck stage win.  more >>
Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders move into top20 after Dakar stage 5
07.01.2021
Moving past the unfortunate incident of Stage 4, Hero MotoSports Team Rally continued to move forward in their Dakar 2021 campaign with a solid performance in Stage 5 today. After Stage 5, both the riders are now placed inside the Top 20 in the overa more >>
Ross Branch Continues Positive 2021 Dakar Rally Campaign
07.01.2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch was the ninth fastest rider on stage five of the Dakar Rally, comfortably maintaining his top 10 ranking in the provisional overall classification. Frustratin more >>
Top five results for Price and Sunderland on technical Dakar stage 5
07.01.2021
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has completed the 662km stage five of the 2021 Dakar Rally in an impressive third place, with teammate Sam Sunderland posting the fifth fastest time, just over four minutes down on the eventual stage winner. more >>
A third one-two for Honda riders - Benavides and Cornejo on the assault in the Dakar
07.01.2021
2021 Dakar Rally 2021 Dakar   Round DAK21 With the opening third of the 2021 Dakar completed, Monster Energy Honda Team riders now aim to consolidate positions which will allow them to attack in the second half of the race. Today saw more >>
Dakar 2021 SS5: Peterhansel extends overall lead
07.01.2021
  •    Third place on Thursday for Peterhansel and Boulanger•    Terranova and Graue finish sixthThe fifth leg of this year’s Dakar rally, from Riyadh to Al Qaisumah, saw Stép more >>
Karginov wins Dakar stage 5 as Sotnikov is still leading, results
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 202116:14 Karginov takes the leadAndrey Karginov has regained the lead after 300 km. The title holder is a little less than a minute ahead of Aliaksei Vishneusk more >>
Chaleco Lopez takes Dakar stage 5 win and overall lead - top 25 result
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021Chaleco López has finished the fifth special in the lead to win for the second time this year. Khalifa Al-Attiyah lost time on the final portion, but co more >>
De Villiers takes 17th Dakar stage win beating Baragwanath South African drivers and cars, Giniel de Villier
07.01.2021
South African drivers and cars, Giniel de Villiers’ Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux and Brian Baragwanath and Taye Perry in a Century CR6 Corvette stole the show on a bittersweet Dakar Day 6 on Thursday, while Kevin Benavides took another controversial bike victory for Honda. more >>
Karginov leads Vishneuski at PK330 from Dakar stage 5
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 202114:34 Karginov on the attack againAndrey Karginov, who lost ground at the beginning of the special, is making a comeback and has regained two minutes on stag more >>
Dakar stage 5 Cavigliasso ahead of Andujar
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021Quads top 4 standings stage 5    1        150    N. CAVIGLIASSO ARG  more >>
Benavides wins and takes the Dakar Rally lead after stage 5 - top 25 overall standings
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021On each of his last four participations on the Dakar, Kevin Benavides has always won at least one special, except for the 2020 edition, and today the Argentinean ha more >>
Dakar stage 5 - A South African duel for victory?
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 202114:43 A South African duel for victory?At 56 km from the finish, Brian Baragwanath has regained the upper hand over his countryman Giniel De Villiers. Stép more >>
Benavides wins Dakar stage 5 ahead of Cornejo and takes overall lead
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 202113:45 Benavides wins and takes the lead!On each of his last four participations on the Dakar, Kevin Benavides has always won at least one special, e more >>
Dakar stage 5 Trucks - Advantage Martin Macik
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021    13:12 Advantage to Macík after 155 km    Martin Macík has moved to the front in the truck race, but is stil more >>
Khalifa Al-Attiyah leads Lopez Contardo in Dakar stage 5
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021Standings at PK250     K. AL ATTIYAH QAT    SOUTH RACING CAN-AM    10:13:30= (18)    0 more >>
Dakar stage 5 - De Villiers on top as Lategan crashes out
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021    13:24 Peterhansel increases the gap    After 292 km, Stéphane Peterhansel boasts a lead of almost four minutes over th more >>
Cavigliasso - Andujar battle for Dakar quad stage 5 victory
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021    13:01 Cavigliasso and Andújar still neck and neck    After 250 km, Nicolás Cavigliasso and Manuel Andújar are s more >>
Dakar stage 5 news -Nacho Cornejo now in lead
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021    12:44 Benavides falls but resumes racing    Kevin Benavides has fallen after approximately 330 km and has injured his nose more >>
Bikes withdrawals ahead of Dakar stage 5
07.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021 Several withdrawals after the fourth stageThree competitors will not be taking starter’s orders for the 5th stage of this more >>
Dakar stage 5 - The toughest stage of the Dakar Rally 2021?
07.01.2021
43rd DAKAR RALLY stage 5Riyadh > Al QaisumahThursday, January 7th 2021Stones and dunes await the competitors in the 457 km long fifth special of the race. In contrast to yesterday's stage, billed as a transition stage, this o more >>
Small problems canít spoil the fun for Tim and Tom Coronel
06.01.2021
The organization had already predicted it: the fourth stage of Dakar 2021 is a fast one. Tim and Tom Coronel confirmed that at the finish of the 337 kilometres long stage. Top speed is not the strong point of The Beast and a few minor problems along the way also weighed on the pace. The Coronel brothers came to the line with the 40th time. more >>
Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team add Stage Four podium to impressive list of achievements at the 2021 Dakar Rally
06.01.2021
  Seth Quintero has broken into the Top 5 at his debut Dakar Rally © Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content PoolIt’s only taken five days of racing at the 2021 Dakar Rally for all three Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team drivers to pick more >>
Red Bull Desert Wings take the fast lane to Riyadh at 2021 Dakar Rally
06.01.2021
  Dmitry Sotnikov leads the truck race at the 2021 Dakar Rally © Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool            The 2021 Dakar Rally has reached Riyadh via a mixture of Saudi Arabian t more >>
Al-Attiyah seals hat-trick of stage wins to cut Peterhansel lead
06.01.2021
 Qatari closes the gap in car class as Sotnikov continues truck dominance Two-time Dakar champion Nasser Al-Attiyah cut Stéphane Peterhansel’s lead to under five minutes as he sealed a third consectutive stage win. Meanwhile in the more >>
Mixed day for Hero MotoSports at the 2021 Dakar Rally stage 4
06.01.2021
- CS Santosh's campaign comes to an end after a crash- Joaquim Rodrigues finishes the stage at the 6th place The Stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally today turned out to be a mixed bag for Hero MotoSports Team Rally.  more >>
Stage four provides Joan Barreda with a second victory in the 2021 Dakar
06.01.2021
    2021 Dakar Rally 2021 Dakar   Round DAK21 Wednesday, January 6th 2020Once again, a Monster Energy Honda Team rider claimed the top spot on a very lengthy fourth day of the Dakar Rally. Joan Barreda clinch more >>
Dakar 2021 SS4: Four MINI desert racers in the top ten
06.01.2021
  •    Stéphane Peterhansel finishes second•    Eighth and ninth place for Vasilyev and TerranovaThe MINI JCW Buggy of Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger continues to top the more >>
Impressive Fourth Place Finish For Ross Branch On Dakar Rally Stage Four
06.01.2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has charged to an impressive fourth place finish on stage four of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Continuing with his strong start to the 43rd edition of the race, Ross now moves up to third in the provisional overall classification. more >>
Sotnikov leads trucks after Dakar stage 4 into Riyadh
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the startTRUCKS  30    1        507    D. SOTNIKOV RUS&nb more >>
Lopez Contardo leads Lightweight Vehicles after stage 4 into Riyadh
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the start Lightweight Vehicles  57    1        401    F. LOPEZ CONTARDO CHL  more >>
Dakar Rally -Cars overall standings after stage 4
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the start CARS    601        302    S. PETERHANSEL FRA   more >>
Domzala takes Dakar stage 4 ahead of Meeke and Gutrie, results
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the start Lightweight Vehicles  57    17:06 Domżała's last-minute effort pays off & more >>
KTM Factory Racing's Daniel Sanders claims third on Dakar stage 4
06.01.2021
KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders has delivered his best single stage performance of the 2021 Dakar Rally so far, placing an impressive third fastest on the high-speed special. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland, Toby Price and Matthias Walkner all enjoyed solid rides, safely completing the stage without mishap.  more >>
SA-built Toyotas ahead as Nasser Al-Attiyah takes three stage wins on the trot
06.01.2021
Nasser Al Attiyah and his Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux won his third Dakar stage on the trot as he stormed to victory over Mini man Stephane Peterhansel at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The new hero of the race, Toyota's double South African champio more >>
Sotnikov takes Dakar stage 4 victory as Karginov leads
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the start TRUCKS  30 15:55 Sotnikov denies KarginovDmitry Sotnikov has done it again! The Ru more >>
Nasser Al-Attiyah takes Dakar stage 4 victory as Peterhansel stays in lead
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the start CARS    60Al-Attiyah makes it three!Nasser Al-Attiyah has got it in the bag! The Qatari fended off hi more >>
Xavier de Soultrait moves in bikes lead after Dakar stage 4 - results, top10 standings
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021   at the start  BIKES  92Xavier De Soultrait has scooped fifth place in the special and rocket more >>
Andujar takes Dakar quad stage 4 victory ahead of Cavigliasso and Giroud
06.01.2021
DAKAR RALLY stage 4Wadi Ad-Dawasir > RiyadhWednesday, January 6th 2021at the start QUADS   14   Quads crossing the lineManuel Andújar and his main rivals, Nicolás Caviglias more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright