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Dakar Bikes, Stage 2: Price takes lead on shortened stage

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Dakar Bikes, Stage 2: Price takes lead on shortened stage
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Jan 4, 2016, 3:47 PM

Australian rider Toby Price has taken the lead of the motorcycle category of the Dakar Rally with victory on a shortened second stage.

Paulo Goncalves and Ruben Faria
#3 KTM: Toby Price
#3 KTM: Toby Price
#8 Husqvarna: Ruben Faria
#6 Honda: Joan Barreda
#11 KTM: Ruben Faria
#2 Honda: Paulo Goncalves
#14 KTM: Matthias Walkner

After heavy rain cancelled Sunday's opening full-length stage of the rally, Monday's route from Villa Carlos Paz to Termas de Rio Hondo for bikes was shortened from 450km to 354km.

The stage quickly became a two-way fight between factory Red Bull KTM rider Price and Husqvarna's Ruben Faria, with the former ultimately coming out on top by a scant 20 seconds - regaining the advantage from Portuguese rider at the eighth waypoint.

KTM privateer Stefan Svitko was third quickest, 1m28s down on Price, with Alain Duclos (Sherco) and Price's KTM teammate Matthias Walkner.

After being plagued by electronic problems during the prologue, Paulo Goncalves emerged as the quickest of the Honda riders in sixth, one place ahead of teammate Joan Barreda.

Dakar rookie Kevin Benavides (Honda), Joan Pedrero (Sherco) and Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) completed the top 10.

After his second ever Dakar stage win, Price heads the overall standings by just two seconds from Faria, with Svitko, Duclos and Walkner all within two minutes of the lead.

Barreda, who jointly lead the prologue with Faria, has slipped to sixth overall, just over three minutes adrift of Price.

Standings after Stage 2:

Pos.No.Rider

Bike

Time/Gap
1 3

 Toby Price

KTM

3h53m09s
8

 Ruben Faria

Husqvarna

2s
3 5

 Stefan Svitko

KTM

1m21s
4 20

 Alain Duclos

Sherco

1m53s
14

 Matthias Walkner

KTM

1m59s
6 6

 Joan Barreda

Honda

3m04s
7 2

 Paulo Goncalves

Honda

3m20s
8 47

 Kevin Benavides

Honda

3m26s
9 4

 Pablo Quintanilla

Husqvarna

4m24s
10 17  Joan Pedrero

Sherco

4m30s
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