Barreda completes longest stage confidently

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At the end Joan Barreda reached the finish line placed fifth on the day.

Today´s 11th stage of the recent Rally Dakar brought the longest special test of the whole race. The riders had to master over 600 km against the clock to El Salvador.

#3 Honda: Joan Barreda
#3 Honda: Joan Barreda

Photo by: A.S.O.

The first part led through mine sites, the second through the sand dunes of Copiapo. Joan Barreda opened the piste, found a good rhythm and kept his lead for a while. At the end he reached the finish line placed fifth on the day.

Joan Barreda: "I tried to find a few minutes in the race today and made it successfully happen in the first half. Unfortunately I hit a stone in the second part in the fesh-fesh field. The crash broke my navigation device. Together with Cyril Despres I managed to finish the stage, losing just a little bit of time. I am looking forward to the final two days and certainly aim at bringing my position home."

Provisional result - Dakar 2014, Stage 11:

1. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) 06:36:08
2. Cyril Despres (FRA, Yamaha) +00:02:51
3. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +00:05:28
4. Jordi Viladoms (ESP, KTM) +00:05:53
5. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:08:12
6. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +00:09:23
7. Juan Pedrero Garcia (ESP, Sherco) +00:09:50
8. Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) +00:13:25
9. Jakub Przygonski (POL, KTM) +00:14:40
10. Ivan Jakes (SVK, KTM) +00:14:47

Provisional overall standings:

1. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) 48:24:41 hrs
2. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:52:36
3. Jordi Viladoms (ESP, KTM) +02:07:56
4. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +02:21:40
5. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +02:30:35
6. Cyril Despres (FRA, Yamaha) +02:31:18
7. Jakub Przygonski (POL, KTM) +02:43:55
8. Daniel Gouet (CHL, Honda) +03:24:35
9. Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) +03:46:32
10 David Casteu (FRA, KTM) +04:07:56

KRC

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