Marcos Patronelli leads a Dakar 1-2-3 for Yamaha Raptors

Dakar: Raptors finish 1-2-3. Despres wins bike class

17 Jan 2010

After finishing second in 2009, Argentine rider Marcos Patronelli has gone one better at the 2010 Dakar in the quad category finishing 2 hours 22min 59sec ahead of his older brother Alejandro Patronelli and 5 hours 07min 31sec ahead of Spain’s Juan Manuel Gonzalez Corominas.

Fellow Raptor rider Rafal Sonik from Poland won the final stage into Buenos Aires but he failed in his bid to finish fourth overall by just a few minutes out of 70 hours of racing.

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria won his first special stage in this 2010 Dakar, his third stage victory in any Dakar, 3min 45sec ahead of Norway’s Pal Anders Ullevalseter and 3min 57sec ahead of WE450F mounted Portuguese rider, Helder Rodrigues.

David Frétigné’s fifth position in the standings came under attack by Alain Duclos who was just three minutes behind him. But tyre problems experienced by Duclos held him back.

Rodrigues, Frétigné and Olivier Pain finished fourth, fifth and ninth overall and 2-3-4 in the 450cc category which was won by Lopez Contardo.

 2010 Dakar Rally overall motorcycle top ten

Pos.

Name

Make

Time

Variation

Penalty

1

002

DESPRES (FRA)

KTM

51:10:37

00:00:00

 

2

004

ULLEVALSETER (NOR)

KTM

52:13:29

01:02:52

 

3

009

LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)

APRILIA

52:20:25

01:09:48

 

4

005

RODRIGUES (PRT)

YAMAHA

52:30:10

01:19:33

 

5

012

FRETIGNE (FRA)

YAMAHA

53:06:33

01:55:56

 

6

014

DUCLOS (FRA)

KTM

53:09:12

01:58:35

 

7

024

STREET (USA)

KTM

54:00:20

02:49:43

02:00

8

011

PRZYGONSKI (POL)

KTM

54:26:36

03:15:59

 

9

016

PAIN (FRA)

YAMAHA

54:38:57

03:28:20

 

2010 Dakar Rally overall ATV top ten

Pos.

Name

Make

Time

Variation

Penalty

1

251

PATRONELLI (ARG)

YAMAHA

64:17:44

00:00:00

 

2

277

PATRONELLI (ARG)

YAMAHA

66:40:43

02:22:59

05:00

3

256

GONZALEZ COROMINAS (ESP)

YAMAHA

69:25:15

05:07:31

03:00

4

258

DECLERCK (FRA)

POLARIS

70:04:40

05:46:56

 

5

252

SONIK (POL)

YAMAHA

70:08:08

05:50:24

01:08:00

6

255

HALPERN (ARG)

YAMAHA

73:25:15

09:07:31

03:00:00

7

254

BRAZINA (CZE)

POLARIS

80:51:25

16:33:41

04:00:00

8

264

AUERT (FRA)

CAN-AM

81:10:00

16:52:16

01:53:00

9

260

GRAUE (ARG)

CAN-AM

81:55:04

17:37:20

06:00

10

267

MAZZUCCO (ARG)

CAN-AM

89:36:23

25:18:39

03:00

 

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