Dakar Trucks, Stage 6: Stacey regains lead with second stage win

Hans Stacey became the first drive to win multiple stages in Dakar 2016's truck category, taking over in the lead in the process.

Stacey was only seventh at the CP1 of the stage, which was run on a different, shortened route as opposed to the other classes, yet the 57-year-old worked his way up to first as the action concluded.

It was Gerard de Rooy who led for most of the day but the Iveco driver eventually had to settle for second, having fallen short by just seven seconds.

Peter Versluis was the best of the rest in third but he had to face a loss of more than a minute to teammate Stacey.

Kamaz trio Eduard Nikolaev, Dmitry Sotnikov and Andrey Karginov were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, followed by Czech entrant Martin Kolomy and the final driver from the Russian squad - reigning winner Ayrat Mardeev.

Federico Villagra, at first, carried on with his strong late-stage form from yesterday, which had landed him the overall lead - but the Argentinian lost around two minutes after heading CP1 and couldn’t finish higher than ninth.

As a result, he dropped back to third place in the overall list, allowing MAN duo Stacey and Versluis to retake control of the competition.

Standings after Stage 6

Pos.No.Driver

Truck

Time/Gap
1 506

 Hans Stacey

 Serge Bruynkens 

 Jan van der Vaet

MAN

17h05m09s
2 510

Peter Versluis

Marcel Pronk

Artur Klein

MAN

59s
3 514

Federico Villagra

Jorge Perez Companc

Andres Memi

IVECO

4m05s
4 501

 Gerard de Rooy

 Moises Torrallardona

 Darek Rodewald

IVECO

5m36s
5 500

 Ayrat Mardeev

 Aydar Belyaev

 Dmitriy Svistunov

Kamaz

12m06s
6 505

Martin Kolomy

David Kilian

Rene Kilian

Tatra

12m24s
6 502

Eduard Nikolaev

Evgeny Yakovlev

Vladimir Rybakov

Kamaz

13m10s
8 516

Tom van Genugten

Anton van Limpt

Peter van Eerd

IVECO

22m08s
9 529

Pascal de Baar

Martin Roesink

Wouter de Graaff

Renault

1h06m05s
10 537

Maurik van den Heuvel

Wilko van Oort

Peter Kuijpers

Scania

1h07m48s

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Series Dakar
Event Dakar 2016
Sub-event Stage 6: Uyuni - Uyuni
Drivers Hans Stacey
Article type Stage report
Tags truck