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2014 Dakar Rally News

36th Dakar 2014 route revealed and favorites for the win

 

 

The organisers of the Dakar 2014 have taken advantage of the announcement of the route of the 36th Dakar to reveal a list of competitors that is full of surprises. Despres with Yamaha, Casteu with KTM and Coma, Al Attiyah back in X-Raid to battle against “Peter”… the panorama has been turned upside down with a series of ‘transfers' since last January.

Dakar 2014 route

The rendezvous is in Rosario, the city where one of the founding ceremonies of the Argentinian nation took place two hundred years ago, long before it saw the birth of Che Guevara, and later Lionel Messi. Next January 5th around 450 vehicles are expected in the city to start the 36th edition of the Dakar. It will be the longest one since the race first arrived in South America. It will cover more than 9,000 kilometres in total, of which 5,000 are special stages, to finally reach the Chilean port of Valparaiso, a historic travellers' destination, after crossing the stunning landscapes of Salar d'Uyuni in Bolivia. In terms of kilometres, the altitude record will also be surpassed plus two marathon stages for bikes and quads, whose itineraries have been separated over at least one third of the distance. Basically, the Dakar 2014 is longer, higher, and harder; the extreme endurance challenge par excellence. In all its categories, the race has already started behind the scenes with out-of-season transfers that will surely upset the forecasts.

Prenders to the crown in the car category

Big fights are quite likely at the top end of the cars category. The level of competition is such that the Minis' domination this year is not guaranteed, but Sven Qandt has taken steps to sow the seeds of chaos within his group. The owner of the X-raid team, who is not very fond of race orders, has convinced Nasser Al-Attiyah to come back, giving us the prospect of a battle for the title with Stéphane Peterhansel and Nani Roma and Krzysztof Holowczyc: a real basket of crabs with golden claws! Particularly adept at taking advantage of the panic around him, Giniel De Villiers will also benefit from a Toyota pick-up that is showing signs of maturity, after having occupied the last two places on the podium in 2012 and 2013. His team-mate Leeroy Poulter, who is starting his first Dakar, is also considered one of the rising starts in the discipline. As for the 4x4s, Ford's first steps will be closely watched now that Lucio Alvarez (5th in 2012) has been given the role of leader. And the buggies will also take part to contribute to the spectacle ... if possible in front of the Minis. Carlos Sainz's ambition has always been to win, and this time he plans to launch his attack at the wheel of new SMG buggy. All-conquering spirit drives Robby Gordon also, who will be at the wheel of a new-generation Hummer; a slightly smaller model but highly powered. The fans of the big ‘ships' sailing across the dunes will love the show provided by the always-spectacular BJ Baldwin, the recent winner of the Baja 1000.


Etienne Lavigne, Director of the Dakar 
“The Dakar lives off allusions to history. With this departure in Rosario, in a way we are paying tribute to a phrase of Che Guevara: “Let's be realistic, let's ask for the impossible." This year's route is already a challenge that takes the competitors through Bolivia, the country that is geographically and culturally at the heart of the continent. The Dakar will beat its altitude record, but also the feeling that the rally is really gaining height, and more than just symbolically.”

David Castera, Sports Director of the Dakar
“We know that accumulated fatigue is one of the most complex factors to deal with in the Dakar. With an average of 50 extra kilometres to be covered every day in comparison with the previous edition, we could say that we have increased the level of difficulty by one or two notches: these extra kilometres will affect everyone! That is part of the spirit of rally raid.”

Dakar 2014 Competitors list in the car category:

Name Mark
300
  • PETERHANSEL STEPHANE (FRA)
  • COTTRET JEAN PAUL
MINI
301
  • AL-ATTIYAH NASSER (QAT)
  • CRUZ LUCAS
MINI
302
  • DE VILLIERS GINIEL (ZAF)
  • VON ZITZEWITZ DIRK
TOYOTA
303
  • SAINZ CARLOS (ESP)
  • GOTTSCHALK TIMO
BUGGY
304
  • ROMA NANI (ESP)
  • PERIN MICHEL
MINI
305
  • GORDON ROBBY (USA)
  • WALCH KELLON
HUMMER
306
  • SOUSA CARLOS (POR)
  • RAMALHO MIGUEL
HAVAL
307
  • TERRANOVA ORLANDO (ARG)
  • FIUZA PAULO
MINI
308
  • ALVAREZ LUCIO (ARG)
  • GRAUE BERNARDO
FORD
309
  • HOLOWCZYC KRZYSZTOF (POL)
  • ZHILTSOV KONSTANTIN
MINI
310
  • SPINELLI GUILHERME (BRA)
  • HADDAD YOUSSEF
MITSUBISHI
311
  • TEN BRINKE BERNHARD (NLD)
  • BAUMEL MATTHIEU
HRX
312
  • CHABOT RONAN (FRA)
  • PILLOT GILLES
SMG
314
  • VASILYEV VLADIMIR (RUS)
  • YEVTYEKHOV VITALIY
MINI
315
  • LAVIEILLE CHRISTIAN (FRA)
  • GARCIN JEAN-PIERRE
HAVAL
316
  • THOMASSE PASCAL (FRA)
  • LARROQUE PASCAL
BUGGY MD RALLYE
317
  • GARAFULIC BORIS (CHL)
  • PICARD GILLES
MINI
318
  • BALDWIN ROBERT (USA)
  • CODY QUINN ALEXIS
319
  • ZHOU YONG (CHN)
MINI
320
  • VIGOUROUX ERIC (FRA)
  • BRUCY JEAN
321
  • SIREYJOL PATRICK (FRA)
  • BEGUIN FRANCOIS-XAVIER
BUGGY
322
  • MALYSZ ADAM (POL)
  • MARTON RAFAL
PROTO OVERDRIVE
323
  • POULTER LEEROY (ZAF)
  • HOWIE ROBERT
TOYOTA
325
  • VAN LOON ERIK (NLD)
  • ROSEGAAR WOUTER
HRX
326
  • WEVERS ERIK (NLD)
  • LURQUIN FABIAN
HRX
327
  • SPATARO EMILIANO (ARG)
  • LOZADA BENJAMIN
RENAULT
328
  • DABROWSKI MAREK (POL)
  • CZACHOR JACEK
PROTO OVERDRIVE
329
  • VISSER CHRISTIAAN (ZAF)
  • BADENHORST JACOB
FORD
330
  • VILLAGRA FEDERICO (ARG)
  • PEREZ COMPANC JORGE
MINI
331
  • DELAHAYE REGIS (FRA)
  • FORTHOMME JEAN PAUL
BUGGY DESSOUDE
332
  • KACZMARSKI MARTIN (POL)
  • PALMEIRO FILIPE
MINI
333
  • HUZINK GERT (NLD)
  • MAIMON PASCAL
HRX
334
  • YACOPINI ADRIAN ARTURO (ARG)
  • SCOPINARO MARCO
BMW
335
  • VAN MERKSTEIJN PETER (NLD)
  • CHEVAILLIER EDDY
PROTO OVERDRIVE
336
  • VARELA REINALDO MARQUES (BRA)
  • GUGELMIN GUSTAVO
MITSUBISHI
337
  • SCHOTT STEPHAN (DEU)
  • SCHMIDT HOLM
MINI
338
  • PATISSIER ISABELLE (FRA)
  • DELLI-ZOTTI THIERRY
BUGGY
339
  • CHAVIGNY FREDERIC (FRA)
  • LENEVEU GUY
PROTO DESSOUDE
340
  • GARCIA JOSE (ARG)
  • MALANO MAURICIO
RENAULT
341
  • OGORODNIKOV LEONID (RUS)
  • NIKOLAEV ANTON
PROTO OVERDRIVE
343
  • FOJ XAVIER (ESP)
  • SANTAMARIA IGNACIO
TOYOTA
344
  • GIBON NICOLAS (FRA)
  • MIURA AKIRA
TOYOTA
345
  • MITSUHASHI JUN (JPN)
  • GUEHENNEC ALAIN
TOYOTA
346
  • HAJAS PETER (USA)
  • SELCHOW KEVIN
347
  • CORONEL TIM (NLD)
BUGGY
348
  • MATHEW CAMPBELL (CAN)
  • RAMIREZ PAYEN JR LUIS
  • AMBRIZ SUAREZ NICOLAS (MEX)
DESERT WARRIOR
349
  • MASTROMATTEO VICTOR (ARG)
  • FUENZALIDA EMILIANO
CHEVROLET
350
  • ALCARAZ WILLIAM (FRA)
POLARIS
351
  • BEAUPRE PIOTR (POL)
  • LISICKI JACEK
BMW
352
  • LLOVERA ALBERT (AND)
  • DEBRON ARNAUD
BUGGY MD RALLYE
353
  • MAS VALDES DANIEL (CHL)
  • PIZARRO MACARENA
NISSAN
354
  • BERNARD ERIC (FRA)
TRIO II
355
  • BIASION MIKI (ITA)
  • FIORI UMBERTO
FIAT
356
  • RAKHIMBAYEV AIDYN (KAZ)
  • DEMYANENKO VLADIMIR
PROTO OVERDRIVE
357
  • VASSEUR PIERRE (FRA)
  • CRESPO CHRISTOPHE
BUGGY MD RALLYE
358
  • BULACIA MARCO (BOL)
  • GARCIA RUBEN
TOYOTA
359
  • PINILLOS LUIS FELIPE (PER)
  • BROMBERG IVE
VOLKSWAGEN
360
  • SISTERNA LINO (ARG)
  • SISTERNA FEDERICO
VOLVO
361
  • ORLIN ALEXIEV (BGR)
  • NIKOLOV PLAMEN
FIAT
362
  • BASSO RONALD (FRA)
  • MENARD JULIEN
NISSAN
363
  • FERRAND MALATESTA FERNANDO (PER)
  • FERRAND DEL BUSTO FERNANDO
VOLKSWAGEN
364
  • DUCLOS NICOLAS (FRA)
  • DELAUNAY SEBASTIEN
POLARIS
365
  • GRIGOROV ANTON (RUS)
  • SAUKANS MARIS
OSC
366
  • CONNELL GARRY (AUS)
  • SEEL ANNIE
POLARIS
367
  • YACOPINI ALEJANDRO (ARG)
  • MERLO DANIEL
TOYOTA
368
  • ISSABAYEV BAUYRZHAN (KAZ)
  • ASHIMOV GABDULLA
PROTO OVERDRIVE
369
  • EGUIGUREN LUIS (CHL)
  • CLAUDIO ESPINOZA
TOYOTA
370
  • FOUQUET LAURENT (FRA)
  • DECRE EUGENIE
PROTO SODICARS
371
  • LACHAUME PIERRE (FRA)
  • POLATO JEAN MICHEL
BUGGY MD RALLYE
372
  • PITA FRANCISCO (POR)
  • GONCALVES HUMBERTO
SMG
373
  • VANAGAS BENEDIKTAS (LTU)
  • RUDNITSKI ANDREI
OSC
374
  • BRISKINDOV ROMAN (RUS)
  • MESHCHERYAKOV KONSTANTIN
G-FORCE PROTO
375
  • COMMAGNAC YANNICK (FRA)
  • LAVERGNE HERVE
SMG
376
  • SILVA JUAN (ARG)
  • GLAVIC TOMISLAV
MERCEDES
377
  • BULACIA MIGUEL (BOL)
  • PONCE MARCO
TOYOTA
378
  • SAVENKO SERGEY (RUS)
  • MALTSEV DENIS
GAZ
379
  • MACHACEK JOSEF (CZE)
  • TOSENOVSKY VLASTIMIL
BUGGY
380
  • HIRAHOKA TOMAS (PER)
  • LOPEZ JESUS
  • LEON FRANCISCO (PER)
MITSUBISHI
381
  • BASSO JEAN CLAUDE (FRA)
  • VERBER ROBERT
TOYOTA
382
  • STRUGO JEAN PIERRE (FRA)
  • CATTARELLI BRUNO
BUGGY
383
  • KUZNETSOV ILYA (RUS)
  • ELAGIN ROMAN
384
  • WISSMANNS RAINER (DEU)
  • ROCHE FABRICE
BOWLER
385
  • SMULEVICI ETIENNE (FRA)
  • LAMBERT OLIVIER
PROTO MD EUROREPAR
386
  • SEAIDAN YASIR (SAU)
  • LICHTLEUCHTER LAURENT
POLARIS
387
  • THEURIOT JEAN - PHILIPPE (FRA)
  • PROT PATRICK
BOWLER
388
  • BOUTRON PHILIPPE (FRA)
  • BARBET MAYEUL
BUGGY
389
  • GUAYASAMIN SEBASTIAN (EQU)
  • CARRENO OSCAR
TOYOTA
390
  • SANDOR SEBESTYEN (HUN)
  • BOGNAR JÓZSEF
  • UNGVARI MIKLÓS (HUN)
TOYOTA
391
  • MARTINEZ RICARDO DANIEL (ARG)
  • TORLASCHI RICARDO ADRIAN
VOLKSWAGEN
392
  • DOLLEVOET EBERT (NLD)
  • SNIJDERS MARCEL
VOLVO
393
  • CAMPILLAY JAVIER (CHL)
  • OCAMPO JOSE CLAUDIO
394
  • MORIN ERIC (FRA)
  • DIAS FERNANDO
BOWLER
395
  • HARRIS TONY (GBR)
  • EVANS QUIN
396
  • CINOTTO PIETRO (ITA)
  • DOMINELLA MAURIZIO
TOYOTA
397
  • FRETES MILCIADES (PRY)
  • SERGIO RUSCONI
GREAT WALL
398
  • TARTARIN YVES (FRA)
  • DUPLE STEPHANE
NISSAN
399
  • BLANGINO JOSE ANTONIO (ARG)
  • ANDREANI ADRIANA ALIDA
POLARIS
400
  • RAUD PHILIPPE (FRA)
  • SAINT MARC PATRICE
TOYOTA
401
  • DIERS HERVE (FRA)
  • BROUSSE ALAIN
TOYOTA
402
  • AUDAS ROGER (FRA)
  • GOSSELIN PHILIPPE
OPTIMUS
403
  • CHAUBET BERNARD (FRA)
  • SEILLET BRUNO
MITSUBISHI
404
  • RUNDLE THOMAS (ZAF)
  • MOHR JUAN
TOYOTA
405
  • BENSADOUN DAVID (CAN)
  • BEAULE PATRICK
RALLYRAID UK
406
  • LINARES JUAN MANUEL (COL)
  • MALDONADO FRANCK
PROTO SODICARS
407
  • AGUIRRE MENACHO RAMIRO (BOL)
  • ZELAYA LLANOS JOB DAVID
  • AGUIRRE GUSTAVO (BOL)
TOYOTA
408
  • MORENO PIAZZOLI RODRIGO JAVIER (CHL)
  • ARAYA DIAZ JORGE GABRIEL
TOYOTA
409
  • JUKNEVICIUS ANTANAS (LTU)
  • OBOLEVICIUS VYTAUTAS
TOYOTA
410
  • HENK THEUNISSEN (NLD)
  • VAN DER VEGT EDWIN
  • STEENBEEK VAN HENDRIK (NLD)
DODGE
411
  • CHICHARRO ALVARO (CHL)
  • CHICHARRO ALVARO JR
TOYOTA
412
  • CINOTTO MICHELE (ITA)
  • FULVIO ZINI
TOYOTA
413
  • BEREZOVSKIY DENIS (KAZ)
  • FALKOV IGNAT
NISSAN
414
  • DI PALMA JOSE LUIS (ARG)
  • SCICOLONE GERARDO OSCAR
TOYOTA
415
  • CZARNECKI GRZEGORZ (POL)
  • BOBA BARTLOMIEJ
TOYOTA
416
  • GANDARA OMAR (ARG)
  • LIPEZ MAURO ESTEBAN
TOYOTA
417
  • LOGINOV PAVEL (RUS)
  • PETENKO IGOR
CAN-AM
418
  • AMOR EDUARDO OSVALDO (ARG)
  • JATON ARIEL
TOYOTA
419
  • CHEVALLIER PATRICE (FRA)
  • GAMBILLON PASCAL
NISSAN
420
  • GARCES HERNAN (CHL)
  • ALVARO LEON
TOYOTA
421
  • ILLANES RODRIGO (CHL)
  • CORDANO ENZO
CAN-AM
422
  • ETEROVIC S. ERNESTO (BOL)
  • ETEROVIC T ERNESTO
RALLYRAID UK
423
  • GONZALEZ JOSE LUIS (ARG)
  • POSE ROMERO OSCAR CARLOS ANTONIO
TOYOTA
424
  • GOTT BENJAMIN (GBR)
  • GILLESPIE PHILLIP
425
  • RAULET CHRISTIAN (FRA)
  • LAPLACE GABRIEL
TOYOTA
426
  • GENOVINI THIERRY (FRA)
  • MOGNIER GERALD
TOYOTA
427
  • BARBERY LUIS (BOL)
  • HERNAN DAZA
428
  • GIRARD CHRISTOPHE (FRA)
  • SIMONIN ERIC
TOYOTA
429
  • TRENERY RYAN SPENCER (USA)
  • STEUER THOMAS
CAN-AM
430
  • BEDIN GIANPAOLO (ITA)
  • FABRIZIO RICHIARDI
BUGGY
431
  • LIST GERARD (NLD)
  • MOOIJ JOHANNES
432
  • JERIE PETER (AUS)
  • WATMAN GLENN
ISUZU
433
  • JONES MIKE (GBR)
  • JONES SUSAN
RALLYRAID UK
434
  • JUAN JOSE BARBERY (ARG)
BUGGY
435
  • KIEN WILLEM (NLD)
  • SCHOTANUS JOHANNES
JEEP
436
  • LAMTZEV DEMETRIO (ARG)
  • CASAS SERGIO DAVID
TOYOTA
437
  • MALDONADO MARTIN (ARG)
  • SCHOLZ VERGNOLLE SEBASTIAN
MERCEDES
438
  • MARMOLEJO TOLEDO ANTONIO LEONIDAS (COL)
  • JATON FACUNDO
TOYOTA
439
  • MARROCCHI DANIEL (ARG)
  • MONTI LEO
BUGGY
440
  • MORENO RODRIGUEZ IVAN DARIO (COL)
  • N/D N/D
TOYOTA
441
  • NAIVIRT ROBERTO ALEJANDRO (ARG)
  • BONAZZOLA RICARDO EMILIO
TOYOTA
442
  • NOVAK DARIJ (SVN)
  • LESKOVEC BOSTJAN
VOLKSWAGEN
443
  • REGINATO ANDRES EDMUNDO (ARG)
  • REGINATO MIGUEL ANGEL
TOYOTA
444
  • REINA ALICIA (ARG)
  • PELAYO CARLOS DANTE
TOYOTA
445
  • LOCASCIO JOSE LUIS (ARG)
  • MONTI LEANDRO S.
TOYOTA
446
  • SANCHEZ RAFAEL (ARG)
  • LUSARDI CRISTIAN
HYUNDAI
447
  • URIBE FERNANDEZ OSCAR RICARDO (MEX)
  • URIBE BALSA MAURICIO
POLARIS
448
  • GONZALEZ RICHARD (FRA)
  • GOUINEAU STEPHANE
TOYOTA
449
  • HASBUN ANTONIO (CHL)
  • ANTONIO DE GAVARDO
BUGGY
450
  • SANTORELLI MIGUEL ALBERTO (ARG)
  • CROVA ROBERTO DANIEL
JEEP ESTANCIERA
451
  • VARENTSOV ARTEM (RUS)
  • PAVLOV DMITRY
TOYOTA
452
  • WILLEMS MAIK (NLD)
  • VAN PELT ROB
TOYOTA
453
  • KREISBERGER PHILIPPE (FRA)
  • KREISBERGER CHRISTOPHE
TOYOTA

Dakar 2014 timetable

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