Dakar Trucks, Stage 3: Kolomy quickest, Stacey keeps overall lead

Martin Kolomy secured his first Dakar stage win on Tuesday, in a run which was first interrupted due to damage to the route.

The leading Tatra driver led the way at CP1 and CP2, where the running was eventually suspended - but he finds himself down in sixth overall as he was one of several drivers to receive sever time penalties after Monday.

Yesterday’s stage winner Hans Stacey fell only 17 seconds short of Kolomy’s time, which allowed him to narrowly maintain the lead.

The Dutchman was followed by Federico Villagra and Pieter Versluis, the duo remaining close to the leader in the overall classification as well - and having both been among the few drivers to avoid penalties.

Ton van Genugten ended up as fifth-fastest ahead of Belarusian Siarhei Viazovich, 2012 champion Gerard de Rooy and KM Racing Team’s Martin Macik.

Russian frontrunner team Kamaz suffered a shockingly difficult day with Eduard Nikolaev ending up as their top driver in 16th.

Standings after Stage 3

Pos.No.Driver

Truck

Time/Gap
1 506

 Hans Stacey

 Serge Bruynkens 

 Jan van der Vaet

MAN

6h03m15s
2 510

 Pieter Versluis

 Marcel Pronk

 Artur Klein

MAN

26s
3 514

Federico Villagra

Jorge Perez Companc

Andres Memi

IVECO

1m21s
4 501

 Gerard de Rooy

 Moises Torrallardona

 Darek Rodewald

IVECO

6m02s
5 516

Tom van Genugten

Anton van Limpt

Peter van Eerd

IVECO

8m27s
6 505

 Martin Kolomy

 David Kilian

 Rene Kilian

Tatra

10m22s
7 503

 Ales Loprais

 Ferran Marco Alcayna

 Bernard der Kinderen

IVECO

10m41s
8 502

Eduard Nikolaev

Evgeny Yakovlev

Vladimir Rybakov

Kamaz

15m27s
9 529

 Pascal de Baar

 Martin Roesink

 Wouter de Graaff

Renault

15m54s
10 507

Siarhei Viazovich

 Pavel Haranin

 Andrei Zhyhulin

MAZ

19m37s

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Series Dakar
Event Dakar 2016
Drivers Hans Stacey , Martin Kolomy
Article type Stage report
Tags truck