The Rally Dakar left Argentina today and for the first time in the race’s history entered Bolivia. It was Joan Barreda who took the honors in the Salta-Uyuni stage, giving Honda Team HRC the fourth victory in seven days of racing. Week two of the Rally Dakar got underway this morning from the Argentine city of Salta, in the northern region, heading towards Bolivia, for the first part of the special. Nevertheless, the meteorological conditions were such that the start had to be moved 103 km further up the course to the site of the way-point. Joan Barreda clocked the best times in both parts of the special before arriving home with a 4.03 minute deficit over Marc Coma, the stage runner-up and overall leader. Coma maintains a solid 38 minute lead over Barreda.
STAGE 7 1 Joan Barreda 03:28'41 ESP HONDA TEAM HRC 2 Marc Coma +04'03 ESP KTM KTM Red Bull Rally Factory 3 Cyril Despres +05'35 FRA YAMAHA Yamaha Racing 4 Joan Pedrero +06'57 ESP SHERCO Sherco Rally Factory 5 Kuba Przygonski +08'56 POL KTM KTM Rally Factory 6 Jeremias Israel +10'04 CHL SPEEDBRAIN Team Speedbrain 7 Helder Rodrigues +10'57 POR HONDA TEAM HRC 8 Mario Patrao +11'27 POR SUZUKI RR Motos Credito Agricola Suzuki 9 Olivier Pain +11'37 FRA YAMAHA Yamaha Racing 10 Jordi Viladoms +11'57 ESP KTM KTM Red Bull Rally Factory
OVERALL 1 Marc Coma 26:40'44 ESP KTM KTM Red Bull Rally Factory 2 Joan Barreda +38'14 ESP HONDA TEAM HRC 3 Jordi Viladoms +01:16'03 ESP KTM KTM Red Bull Rally Factory 4 Alain Duclos +01:16'35 FRA SHERCO Sherco Rally Factory 5 Jeremias Israel +01:39'29 CHL SPEEDBRAIN Team Speedbrain 6 Olivier Pain +01:50'42 FRA YAMAHA Yamaha Racing 7 Kuba Przygonski +01:54'52 POL KTM KTM Rally Factory 8 Helder Rodrigues +02:08'18 POR HONDA TEAM HRC 9 David Casteu +02:23'50 FRA KTM Team Casteu 10 Cyril Despres +02:26'13 FRA YAMAHA Yamaha Racing
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