2021 Dakar Mid-Race (Stage 6) Rankings: Everything You Need to Know

Image: CAMELIA LIPAROTI

Stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally has finally been completed, and it’s the half-way point in this race. The positions for all racing categories listed below comes from Dakar.com, and we are monitoring the results daily. TFLoffroad.com thought that the midway point would give readers a fairly good idea how their favorite tracers are doing.

The 2021 Dakar has already proven to be a monstrous challenge for racers in every class.

Here’s the main route for the 2021 Dakar (Image: Dakar.com)

In this post, we are listing the top 10 rankings of the 2021 Dakar in each class. Each class will be listed with the position of the team, their number, team name, model of vehicle and their time. In addition, the variation of time from the leader will be posted, along with any penalty incurred.

Note: Our friend Carmelia Liparoti and co-driver Annett Ficher (drivers for YAMAHA Powered by X-RAID Team) is still fighting. Number 391 is currently in 24th position in the Lightweight Prototype class. In addition, our friends POLARIS RZR Factory Racing are in 15th position in the SSV class. Not bad for their first Dakar.

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Bike

188(ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORTMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202103H 45′ 27”
218(BWA) ROSS BRANCHMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM03H 45′ 40”+ 00H 00′ 13”
321(AUS) DANIEL SANDERSKTM FACTORY TEAM03H 46′ 20”+ 00H 00′ 53”
41(USA) RICKY BRABECMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202103H 47′ 51”+ 00H 02′ 24”
552(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNERRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03H 48′ 41”+ 00H 03′ 14”
642(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVERENMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM03H 49′ 00”+ 00H 03′ 33”
73(AUS) TOBY PRICERED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03H 49′ 21”+ 00H 03′ 54”
827(PRT) JOAQUIM RODRIGUESHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY03H 50′ 02”+ 00H 04′ 35”
95(GBR) SAM SUNDERLANDRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03H 51′ 21”+ 00H 05′ 54”
102(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLAROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING03H 51′ 55”+ 00H 06′ 28”

Car

1300(ESP) CARLOS SAINZ(ESP) LUCAS CRUZX-RAID MINI JCW TEAM03H 38′ 27”
2303(SAU) YAZEED AL RAJHI(DEU) DIRK VON ZITZEWITZOVERDRIVE TOYOTA03H 42′ 30”+ 00H 04′ 03”
3301(QAT) NASSER AL-ATTIYAH(FRA) MATTHIEU BAUMELTOYOTA GAZOO RACING03H 45′ 43”+ 00H 07′ 16”
4302(FRA) STÉPHANE PETERHANSEL(FRA) EDOUARD BOULANGERX-RAID MINI JCW TEAM03H 46′ 01”+ 00H 07′ 34”
5307(POL) JAKUB PRZYGONSKI(DEU) TIMO GOTTSCHALKORLEN TEAM/OVERDRIVE03H 52′ 48”+ 00H 14′ 21”
6339(ZAF) BRIAN BARAGWANATH(ZAF) TAYE PERRYCENTURY RACING03H 57′ 43”+ 00H 19′ 16”
7311(ESP) NANI ROMA(FRA) ALEXANDRE WINOCQBAHRAIN RAID XTREME03H 58′ 00”+ 00H 19′ 33”
8304(ZAF) GINIEL DE VILLIERS(ESP) ALEX HARO BRAVOTOYOTA GAZOO RACING04H 00′ 47”+ 00H 22′ 20”
9314(FRA) CYRIL DESPRES(CHE) MICHAEL HORNABU DHABI RACING04H 04′ 12”+ 00H 25′ 45”
10317(RUS) VLADIMIR VASILYEV(RUS) DMITRO TSYROX-RAID TEAM04H 04′ 38”+ 00H 26′ 11′

Truck

1509(RUS) AIRAT MARDEEV(RUS) DMITRIY SVISTUNOV(RUS) AKHMET GALIAUTDINOVKAMAZ – MASTER04H 08′ 52”
2507(RUS) DMITRY SOTNIKOV(RUS) RUSLAN AKHMADEEV(RUS) ILGIZ AKHMETZIANOVKAMAZ – MASTER04H 10′ 00”+ 00H 01′ 08”
3501(RUS) ANTON SHIBALOV(RUS) DMITRII NIKITIN(RUS) IVAN TATARINOVKAMAZ – MASTER04H 13′ 41”+ 00H 04′ 49”
4504(CZE) ALES LOPRAIS(CZE) PETR POKORA(ARE) KHALID ALKENDIINSTAFOREX LOPRAIS PRAGA04H 14′ 35”+ 00H 05′ 43”
5505(BLR) ALIAKSEI VISHNEUSKI(BLR) MAKSIM NOVIKAU(BLR) SIARHEI SACHUKMAZ-SPORTAUTO04H 14′ 42”+ 00H 05′ 50”
6500(RUS) ANDREY KARGINOV(RUS) ANDREY MOKEEV(RUS) IGOR LEONOVKAMAZ – MASTER04H 15′ 44”+ 00H 06′ 52”
7503(CZE) MARTIN MACIK(CZE) FRANTISEK TOMASEK(CZE) DAVID SVANDABIG SHOCK RACING04H 21′ 22”+ 00H 12′ 30”
8506(NLD) MARTIN VAN DEN BRINK(NLD) WOUTER DE GRAAFF(CZE) DANIEL KOZLOVSKYMAMMOET RALLYSPORT04H 29′ 16”+ 00H 20′ 24”
9515(NLD) PASCAL DE BAAR(BEL) JAN VAN DER VAET(NLD) STEFAN SLOOTJESRIWALD DAKAR TEAM04H 41′ 45”+ 00H 32′ 53”
10511(NLD) GERT HUZINK(NLD) ROB BUURSEN(NLD) MARTIN ROESINKRIWALD DAKAR TEAM04H 48′ 08”+ 00H 39′ 16”00H 15′ 00”
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Lightweight Prototype

1383(USA) SETH QUINTERO(DEU) DENNIS ZENZRED BULL OFF-ROAD TEAM USA04H 20′ 23”
2422(QAT) KHALIFA AL ATTIYAH(ITA) PAOLO CECISOUTH RACING CAN-AM04H 20′ 46”+ 00H 00′ 23”
3405(ESP) GERARD FARRES GUELL(ESP) ARMAND MONLEONMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 24′ 57”+ 00H 04′ 34”
4408(USA) AUSTIN JONES(BRA) GUSTAVO GUGELMINMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 26′ 12”+ 00H 05′ 49”
5406(POL) ARON DOMZALA(POL) MACIEJ MARTONMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 28′ 09”+ 00H 07′ 46”
6424(POL) MICHAL GOCZAL(POL) SZYMON GOSPODARCZYKENERGYLANDIA RALLY TEAM04H 28′ 26”+ 00H 08′ 03”
7404(BRA) REINALDO VARELA(BRA) MAYKEL JUSTOMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 28′ 49”+ 00H 08′ 26”
8400(RUS) SERGEI KARIAKIN(RUS) ANTON VLASIUKSNAG RACING TEAM04H 38′ 31”+ 00H 18′ 08”
9442(PRT) LOURENÇO ROSA(PRT) JOAQUIM DIASSOUTH RACING CAN-AM04H 46′ 13”+ 00H 25′ 50”
10416(NLD) KEES KOOLEN(NLD) JURGEN VAN DEN GOORBERGHSOUTH RACING CAN-AM04H 46′ 21”+ 00H 25′ 58”
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SSV

1422(QAT) KHALIFA AL ATTIYAH(ITA) PAOLO CECISOUTH RACING CAN-AM04H 20′ 46”
2405(ESP) GERARD FARRES GUELL(ESP) ARMAND MONLEONMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 24′ 57”+ 00H 04′ 11”
3408(USA) AUSTIN JONES(BRA) GUSTAVO GUGELMINMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 26′ 12”+ 00H 05′ 26”
4406(POL) ARON DOMZALA(POL) MACIEJ MARTONMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 28′ 09”+ 00H 07′ 23”
5424(POL) MICHAL GOCZAL(POL) SZYMON GOSPODARCZYKENERGYLANDIA RALLY TEAM04H 28′ 26”+ 00H 07′ 40”
6404(BRA) REINALDO VARELA(BRA) MAYKEL JUSTOMONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM04H 28′ 49”+ 00H 08′ 03”
7400(RUS) SERGEI KARIAKIN(RUS) ANTON VLASIUKSNAG RACING TEAM04H 38′ 31”+ 00H 17′ 45”
8442(PRT) LOURENÇO ROSA(PRT) JOAQUIM DIASSOUTH RACING CAN-AM04H 46′ 13”+ 00H 25′ 27”
9416(NLD) KEES KOOLEN(NLD) JURGEN VAN DEN GOORBERGHSOUTH RACING CAN-AM04H 46′ 21”+ 00H 25′ 35”
10430(POL) MAREK GOCZAL(POL) RAFAL MARTONENERGYLANDIA RALLY TEAM04H 48′ 41”+ 00H 27′ 55
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Quad

1152(FRA) ALEXANDRE GIROUDTEAM GIROUD04H 50′ 24”
2159(CHL) GIOVANNI ENRICOENRICO RACING TEAM04H 50′ 58”+ 00H 00′ 34”
3150(ARG) NICOLAS CAVIGLIASSODRAG’ON RALLY TEAM04H 52′ 25”+ 00H 02′ 01”
4154(ARG) MANUEL ANDUJAR7240 TEAM05H 01′ 55”+ 00H 11′ 31”
5163(USA) PABLO COPETTIMX DEVESA BY BERTA05H 20′ 35”+ 00H 30′ 11”
6155(POL) KAMIL WISNIEWSKIORLEN TEAM05H 23′ 21”+ 00H 32′ 57”
7157(FRA) ROMAIN DUTUSMX RACING05H 24′ 08”+ 00H 33′ 44”
8153(CZE) TOMÁŠ KUBIENASTORY RACING S.R.O.05H 26′ 10”+ 00H 35′ 46”
9174(ESP) TONI VINGUTVISIT SANT ANTONI – IBIZA05H 35′ 32”+ 00H 45′ 08”00H 05′ 00”
10168(CHL) ITALO PEDEMONTEENRICO RACING TEAM05H 37′ 30”+ 00H 47′ 06”

Classic (an all-new class for the 2021 Dakar)

1206(CZE) ONDREJ KLYMCIW(CZE) PETR VLCEKKLYMCIW RACING91
2229(FRA) MARC DOUTON(FRA) EMILIEN ETIENNETEAM SUNHILL94+ 3
3216(ESP) KILIAN REVUELTA(ESP) OSCAR SANCHEZ HERNANDEZNATURHOUSE118+ 27
4210(ESP) ANTONIO GUTIERREZ(ESP) LUIS HERAS RODRIGUEZRUMBO ZERO151+ 60
5209(ESP) JUAN DONATIU(ESP) PERE SERRAT PUIGDORIA RACING172+ 81
6252(ESP) MIQUEL ANGEL BOET(ESP) ALEXANDRE RABELLCLASSICS COMPETICIO237+ 146
7220(ESP) FRANCISCO J BENAVENTE(ESP) RAFAEL BENAVENTE DEL RIORECINSA SPORT297+ 206
8204(BEL) BENOIT CALLEWAERT(BEL) GHISLAIN MORELRACING WINGS339+ 248
9211(ESP) CARLOS VENTO SANCHEZ(ESP) JUAN CARLOS RAMIREZ MOURERUMBO ZERO365+ 274
10253(FRA) LILIAN HARICHOURY(FRA) LUC FERTIN(FRA) LAURENT CORREIATEAM BOUCOU379+ 288

Here’s a great 2021 Dakar interview with the Polaris RZR Factory Racing team!

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