Dakar 2014: Stage 3 recap

Robby Gordon was able to secure a top ten finish in the third stage in Dakar 2014.

Another day and another stage down for the 2014 edition of the Dakar Rally in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

Joan Barreda Bort, riding his Honda CRF 450 paced the field today, maintaining a large 13 minute gap to second and third places Cyril Despres and Marc Coma in the bike class.

The bikes and quads ran a shorter stage, as a decision was made to start those classes at the 130 km mark.

#2 KTM: Marc Coma
#2 KTM: Marc Coma

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In the quad class. Rafal Sonik, from Poland brought his consistency to the top of the charts, winning the stage with a time of 4 hours and 58 minutes. He took the stage win by a margin of 3 minutes and 50 seconds over Ignacio Casale.

Those two drivers hold first and second overall, with a six minute and ten second margin between them.

In the truck category, Russian Andrey Karginov found pace in the high altitude stage, beating yesterday’s winner Gerard De Rooy by 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

With the second place finish, the Netherland’s De Rooy holds the overall lead in the category, over countryman Marcel Van Vliet, with a gap of 18 minutes and 49 seconds.

American Robby Gordon was able to muster a top ten finish today, seven minutes behind the leader, Nani Roma driving a Mini.

The overall standings in the car category have Roma’s Mini on top by over 7 minutes over local Orlando Terranova.

Tomorrow stage will bring the drivers and riders from San Juan, Argentina to Chilecito, with all classes covering over 300 km of special stage each.

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Series Dakar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Cyril Despres , Nani Roma , Marc Coma , Orlando Terranova , Rafal Sonik , Andrey Karginov , Joan Barreda , Ignacio Casale
Article type Stage report
Tags altitude, argentina, dakar, gordon, robby, terranova, win