Dakar Quads, Stage 9: Copetti wins, Patronellis maintain status quo

Argentinian quad rider Pablo Copetti took his first stage win in the 2016 Dakar Rally in a shortened run on Tuesday.

Copetti had been just seventh at the first waypoint, but overhauled brothers Alejandro and Marcos Patronelli, as well as early frontrunner Brian Baragwanath, by the time the stage was suspended early due to weather and route conditions.

The Patronellis finished second and third, Alejandro ahead of Marcos, with the gap between them in the overall standings shrinking to a minute.

The top five was completed by Baragwanath and Nelson Sanabria, while the Patronellis' closest rival in the standings - Alexis Hernandez - was just seventh and now sits 40 minutes adrift in the general classification.

Walter Nosiglia was the top non-Yamaha competitor of the stage in ninth, while fellow Honda rider Kees Koolen, who sat right behind him in the standings, vanished from the timing screens after WP1.

Standings after Stage 9:

Pos.No.Rider

Bike

Time/Gap
1 252

Marcos Patronelli

Yamaha

36h27m33s
2 253

Alejandro Patronelli

Yamaha

1m13s
3 265

Alexis Hernandez

Yamaha

40m09s
4 254

Jeremias Gonzalez

Yamaha

46m17s
5 264

Sergey Karyakin

Yamaha

1h05m49s
6 272

Pablo Copetti

Yamaha

1h24m27s
7 257

 Nelson Sanabria

Yamaha

1h40m32s
8 274  Brian Baragwanath

Yamaha

1h41m14s
9 256

Walter Nosiglia

Honda

1h25m55s
10 263

Santiago Hansen

Honda

3h36m00s

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Series Dakar
Event Dakar 2016
Sub-event Stage 9: Belen - Belen
Drivers Marcos Patronelli , Alejandro Patronelli
Article type Stage report