Dakar Rally 2022 | British success in motorcycles category

14-01-2022 10:12 | Updated: 14-01-2022 15:30
by GPblog.com
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Dakar Rally 2022 | British success in motorcycles category

The first two champions of the 2022 Dakar Rally have been announced. Sam Sunderland took the title for the second time in motorcycles and Nasser Al-Attiyah won Dakar for the fourth time in cars. Read all the final rankings of the Dakar Rally 2022 here.

Motorcycles

Sam Sunderland has won the Dakar Rally in motorcycles for the second time in his career. After a 2017 title, he was again extremely consistent in 2022. He won only one stage, but rarely lost much time on the competition. Pablo Quintanilla is three minutes short of taking his first title, despite a win in the final race. Matthias Walkner completes the top three without a victory.

Place Driver Difference
1. Sam Sunderland  38h47m30s
2. Pablo Quintanilla  +00:03:27
3. Matthias Walkner +00:06:47
4. Adrien van Beveren +00:18:41
5. Joan Barreda Bort +00:25:42
6. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo +00:38:06
7. Ricky Brabec +00:46:04
8. Andrew Short +00:46:08
9. Mason Klein +00:49:07
10. Toby Price +00:49:20

Cars

In a quiet final day, Nasser Al-Attiyah captured his fourth Dakar title in the cars. The Qatari has already won the Dakar Rally once in 2011, 2015 and 2019 and finished on the podium every time he has finished since 2010. This year he took three victories, outpacing Sebastien Loeb and Yazeed al Rajhi. Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel could not resist this year due to various reasons.

Place Driver Difference
1. Nasser Al-Attiyah  38h33m03s
2. Sebastien Loeb +00:27:46
3. Yazeed Al Rajhi +01:01:13
4. Orlando Terranova +01:27:23
5. Giniel de Villiers +01:41:48
6. Jakub Przygonski +01:53:06
7. Mathieu Serradori +02:32:05
8. Sebastian Halpern +02:38:26
9. Mattias Ekstrom +02:42:11
10. Vaidotas Zala +03:31:55

Quads

The final stage did not cause any changes in the classification of the quads. Only seven drivers completed the Dakar Rally 2022. Alexandre Giroud finished only fifth during the twelfth stage, but his lead in the general classification was never in danger. It is the first time that Giroud wins the title. The last two editions he dropped out. Before that his best result was fourth.

Place Driver Brand Difference
1 (1) ALEXANDRE GIROUD (FRA) Yamaha YFZ 700  50h00m51s
2 (2) FRANCISCO MORENO (ARG) Yamaha Raptor 700 +02:21:11
3 (3) KAMIL WISNIEWSKI (POL) Yamaha Raptor 700 +02:27:25
4 (4) ZDENEK TUMA (CZE) Yamaha RR 700 +08:08:47
5 (5) CARLOS ALEJANDRO VERZA (ARG) Yamaha YFM700 R  +19:43:12
6 (6) MARCELO MEDEIROS (BRA) Yamaha YFM700R  +22:05:05
7 (7) NICOLAS ROBLEDO SERNA (COL) CAN-AM Renegade X XC 850 +50:25:50

SxS

Austin Jones managed to keep Gerard Farres Guell from the final victory in the last stage. The American only has a 2:37 minute lead on the Spaniard in the final standings. 

Place Driver Brand Difference
1 (2) AUSTIN JONES (USA) CAN - AM XRS 47h22m50s
2 (1) GERARD FARRES GUELL (ESP) CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS +00:02:37
3 (4) ROKAS BACIUSKI (LTU) CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS +00:15:18
4 (3) MAREK GOCZAL (POL) CAN - AM XRS +00:16:21
5 (5) MICHAL GOCZAL (POL) CAN - AM XRS +00:28:28
6 (6) RODRIGO LUPPI DE OLIVEIRA (BRA) CAN - AM XRS +00:55:44
7 (7) LUIS PORTELA MORAIS (PRT) CAN - AM X3 XRS +03:20:29
8 (8) ERIC ABEL (FRA) CAN-AM XRS +05:22:46
9 (9) JOAN LASCORZ MORENO (ES) CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 +05:57:59
10 (10) DAVID ZILLE (ARG) CAN - AM MAVERICK XRS +06:15:55

Prototype

Francisco Lopez Contardo has won the Dakar in the Protoype class. With the second place of the Swedish driver Sebastian Eriksson there is also some Dutch success in this class. Eriksson drives with the Dutch navigator Wouter Rosegaar.

Place Driver Brand Difference
1 (1) FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 45h50m51s
2 (2) SEBASTIAN ERIKSSON (SWE) CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 +00:51:28
3 (4) CRISTINA GUTIERREZ HERRERO (ESP) OT3 OT3 - 01 +04:34:43
4 (5) SANTIAGO NAVARRO (ESP) CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 +05:11:35
5 (4) PAVEL LEBEDEV (RAF) CAN-AM MAVERICK  +05:52:14
6 (6) CAMELIA LIPAROTI (ITA) YAMAHA YXZ 1000R RALLY EDITION +08:26:11
7 (7) THOMAS BELL (GBR) ... +08:35:01
8 (8) DANIA AKEEL (SAU) CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 +10:00:07
9 (9) SERGE GOUNON (FRA) CAN - AM XRS +10:59:18
10 (10) LIONEL COSTES (FRA) PH-SPORT ZEPHYR +11:33:10

Trucks

The Kamaz drivers were supreme in this edition of the Dakar Rally. For Dmitry Sotnikov it was his second title in a row. The Dutch did good business this year. Janus van Kasteren is the best Dutchman in fifth place, but also Martin van den Brink (6th), Victor Versteijen (8th), Richard de Groot (9th) and Mitchel van den Brink (10th) achieved a top ten ranking.

Place Driver Brand Difference
1 (1) DMITRY SOTNIKOV (RAF) KAMAZ 43509 41h37m34s
2 (2) EDUARD NIKOLAEV (RAF) KAMAZ 43509 +00:09:58
3 (3) ANTON SHIBALOV (RAF) KAMAZ 43509 +01:11:11
4 (4) ANDREY KARGINOV (RAF) KAMAZ 43509 +01:49:55
5 (5) JANUS VAN KASTEREN (NLD) IVECO POWERSTAR +03:08:30
6 (6) MARTIN VAN DEN BRINK (NLD) IVECO POWERSTAR +03:43:32
7 (8) MARTIN MACIK (CZE) IVECO IVECO POWERSTAR +04:44:11
8 (7) VICTOR WILLEM CORNE VERSTEIJNEN (NLD) IVECO POWERSTAR +04:44:34
9 (9) RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) IVECO MAGIRUS 4X4 DRNL +06:29:27
10 (10) MITCHEL VAN DEN BRINK (NLD) IVECO POWERSTAR +08:10:34

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