Alejandro Patronelli leads the Raptor 1-2-3-4 on day four of the Dakar. Credit: Reuters/Ariel Pacheco

Dakar: Raptors dominate stage four. Rodrigues remains third overall

6 Jan 2010

Pending validation by the race marshals, Yamaha Raptors have scooped the first four places in stage four of the 2010 Dakar Rally. Argentine rider Alejandro Patronelli came out on top riding the event’s ATV of choice, Yamaha’s big bore liquid cooled YFM700R.

With a time of 2h13’29, the local rider has won the stage just 1’06’’ ahead of his younger brother Marcos Patronelli and 1’14 ahead of Czech rider Martin Plechaty.

In the overall standings, the Patronelli brothers remain firmly in the lead with younger sibling Marcos ahead of his older brother Alejandro by 8’15. Fellow countryman and Raptor rider Sébastian Halpern is third 26’50 from the leader.

Meanwhile in the motorcycle class, David Frétigné recovered slightly from his disastrous third stage to place 11th while Helder Rodrigues finished the stage in ninth to remain third overall in the standings 24 minutes off leader Cyril Despres.

Fastest Yamaha rider of the day was Frenchman Olivier Pain in eighth. Spaniard Marc Coma won the stage with arch rivals Casteu and Despres trailing two and three minutes behind.

2010 Dakar Rally ATV overall top ten

Pos.

Name

Make

Time

Variation

Penalty

1

251

PATRONELLI (ARG)

YAMAHA

13:08:13

00:00:00

 

2

277

PATRONELLI (ARG)

YAMAHA

13:16:28

00:08:15

05:00

3

255

HALPERN (ARG)

YAMAHA

13:35:03

00:26:50

 

4

275

SANTAMARINA (ARG)

CAN-AM

13:39:08

00:30:55

 

5

256

GONZALEZ COROMINAS (ESP)

YAMAHA

13:42:32

00:34:19

 

6

268

PLECHATY (CZE)

YAMAHA

13:56:29

00:48:16

 

7

270

HENDERSON (URY)

HONDA

14:01:11

00:52:58

 

8

254

BRAZINA (CZE)

POLARIS

14:21:36

01:13:23

 

9

269

COPETTI (ARG)

CAN-AM

14:36:35

01:28:22

 

10

258

DECLERCK (FRA)

POLARIS

16:16:13

03:08:00

 

2010 Dakar Rally motorcycle overall top ten

Pos.

Name

Make

Time

Variation

Penalty

1

002

DESPRES (FRA)

KTM

10:44:16

00:00:00

 

2

003

CASTEU (FRA)

SHERCO

10:53:09

00:08:53

 

3

005

RODRIGUES (PRT)

YAMAHA

11:08:01

00:23:45

 

4

031

MANCA (ITA)

KTM

11:14:07

00:29:51

 

5

014

DUCLOS (FRA)

KTM

11:22:36

00:38:20

 

6

001

COMA (ESP)

KTM

11:23:06

00:38:50

22:00

7

009

LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)

APRILIA

11:23:23

00:39:07

 

8

024

STREET (USA)

KTM

11:27:22

00:43:06

 

9

004

ULLEVALSETER (NOR)

KTM

11:35:29

00:51:13

 

10

010

GONÇALVES (PRT)

BMW

11:41:14

00:56:58

 

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