Dakar Trucks, Stage 13: De Rooy crowned champion, Stacey quickest

Gerard de Rooy became a two-time Dakar champion by safely completing the 2016 race's final stage, which was headed by Hans Stacey.

As such, de Rooy and Iveco remain the only non-Kamaz entrants to win the truck category since the event moved over to South America eight years ago.

Stacey's stage-topping time - his second of the rally - allowed him to steal the overall fourth place from Ton van Genugten, who had a problematic day and lost 20 minutes.

Peter Versluis was runner-up in the 180km run, just edging Eduard Nikolaev out by 23 seconds, while Martin Kolomy ended up fourth.

Kamaz's Ayrat Mardeev took fifth to secure second place overall, while Federico Villagra, contesting his first Dakar in trucks, completed the rally podium.

Standings after Stage 13

Pos.No.Driver

Truck

Time/Gap
1 501

 Gerard de Rooy

 Moises Torrallardona

 Darek Rodewald

IVECO

44h42m03s
2 500

Ayrat Mardeev

Aydar Belyaev

Dmitriy Svistunov

Kamaz

1h10m27s
3 514

Federico Villagra

Jorge Perez Companc

Andres Memi

IVECO

1h40m55s
4 506

Hans Stacey

Serge Bruynkens

Jan van der Vaet

MAN

2h23m01s
5 516

Ton van Genugten

Anton van Limpt

Peter van Eerd

IVECO

2h30m59s
6 529

Pascal de Baar

Martin Roesink

Wouter de Graaf

Renault

3h04m07s
7 502

Eduard Nikolaev

Evgeny Yakovlev

Vladimir Rybakov

Kamaz

3h39m23s
8 533

Jaroslav Valtr

Josef Kalina

Jiri Stross

Tatra

3h54m30s
9 510

Peter Versluis

Marcel Pronk

Artur Klein

MAN

3h57m52s
10 518

 Pep Vila Roca

 Xavi Colome

 Marc Torres

IVECO

4h55m04s

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Series Dakar
Event Dakar 2016
Sub-event Stage 13: Villa Carlos Paz - Rosario
Drivers Gerard de Rooy , Hans Stacey
Article type Stage report