1997 Paris-Dakar Rally

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1997 Dakar Rally
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1997 Dakar Rally also known as the 1997 Paris-Dakar Rally was the 19th running of the Dakar Rally event. The rally started and finished in Dakar, taking in a loop including Niger and the Ténéré desert.[1] Jutta Kleinschmidt became the first woman to win a stage of the Dakar Rally.[1] Japanese driver, Kenjiro Shinozuka, won the car class and Stephane Peterhansel won his fifth motorcycle title.[1]

Stages[edit]

Stage Date From To Total
(km)
Stage winners
Bikes Cars Trucks
1 4 January Senegal Dakar Senegal Tambacounda 587 France S. Peterhansel France J-P. Fontenay France E. Pelichet
2 5 January Senegal Tambacounda Mali Kayes 594 France S. Peterhansel France J-L. Schlesser Austria P. Reif
3 6 January Mali Kayes Mali Nara 592 France S. Peterhansel Japan K. Shinozuka Austria P. Reif
4 7 January Mali Nara Mali Timbuktu 658 France S. Peterhansel France B. Saby Czech Republic M. Koreny
5 8 January Mali Timbuktu Mali Gao 482 France T. Magnaldi France J-P. Fontenay Austria P. Reif
6 9 January Mali Gao Mali Ménaka 332 France S. Peterhansel Japan K. Shinozuka Czech Republic B. Slenovsky
7 10 January Mali Ménaka Niger Tahoua 396 Spain C. Sotelo France J-P. Fontenay Czech Republic K. Loprais
8 11 January Niger Tahoua Niger Agadez 820 France S. Peterhansel Japan K. Shinozuka Czech Republic K. Loprais
12 January Niger Agadez Rest day
9 13 January Niger Agadez Niger Oclan 460 France T. Magnaldi Germany J. Kleinschmidt Austria P. Reif
10 14 January Niger Oclan Mali Kidal 537 Spain J. Arcarons Portugal D. Guedes Austria P. Reif
11 15 January Mali Kidal Mali Timbuktu 577 United States J. Lewis France J-P. Strugo Austria P. Reif
12 16 January Mali Timbuktu Mauritania Néma 588 France S. Peterhansel France J-P. Fontenay Austria P. Reif
13 17 January Mauritania Néma Mauritania Kiffa 604 France É. Bernard Japan H. Masuoka Austria P. Reif
14 18 January Mauritania Kiffa Senegal Saint-Louis 751 Portugal P. Marques France J-P. Fontenay Austria P. Reif
15 19 January Senegal Saint-Louis Senegal Dakar 255 France J. Brucy Germany J. Kleinschmidt Belgium J. Petit

Final standings[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Pos No. Rider Bike Entrant Time
1 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel Yamaha Yamaha Motor France 65:14:37
2 17 Spain Oscar Gallardo Cagiva Pelayo Mutua de Seguros +2:35:16
3 8 France David Castera Yamaha Yamaha Motor France +2:56:25
4 7 United States Jimmy Lewis KTM KTM USA +3:28:15
5 11 Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz KTM KTM Sport +4:28:38
6 73 Germany Jurgen Mayer KTM MSA +6:01:53
7 45 France Jean Brucy KTM Raid Aventure +7:17:10
8 41 Portugal Paulo Manuel Marques KTM Portugal RPM +7:18:10
9 27 Germany Norbert Schilcher KTM MSA +7:20:30
10 10 France Eric Bernard KTM E.Leclerc +7:27:54

Cars[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-Driver Car Entrant Time
1 205 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Andorra Henri Magne Mitsubishi Sonauto Mitsubishi 61:56:31
2 200 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay France Bruno Musmarra Mitsubishi Sonauto Mitsubishi +4:16
3 202 France Bruno Saby France Dominique Serieys Mitsubishi Sonauto Mitsubishi +9:12
4 220 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Germany Andreas Schulz Mitsubishi Sonauto Mitsubishi +2:25:27
5 206 Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt France Jean Boutaire Schlesser Schlesser-SEAT +4:35:51
6 204 Spain Salvador Servia France Gilles Picard Nissan Nissan Europe +5:15:14
7 216 France Jean-Pierre Strugo France Bruno Catarelli Mitsubishi Mitsubishi International +6:20:08
8 208 Portugal Duarte Guedes France Jacky Dubois Nissan Team Dessoude +9:23:13
9 268 Italy Edoardo Argazzi Italy Riccardo Argazzi Nissan Team Dessoude +9:40:41
10 224 Portugal Carlos Sousa France Philippe Rey Mitsubishi Mitsubishi International +23:28:05

Trucks[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-Drivers Truck Time
1 427 Austria Peter Reif Austria Johann Deinhofer Hino 78:21:02
2 402 Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara Japan Naoko Matsumoto
Japan Katsumi Hamura
Hino +3:33:27
3 411 Belgium Joseph Petit France Jean-Christophe Wagner
Japan Takeshi Hashimoto
Hino +4:08:52
4 425 France Edmond Pelichet France Hubert Molina Mercedes-Benz +6:43:50
5 406 France Gilbert Versino France Christian Lacourt
France Christian Versino
Mitsubishi +7:51:50
6 415 France Christophe Granjon Japan Masaaki Imai
France Anthony Martineau
Mitsubishi +10:33:16
7 404 France Christian Barbier France Eric André
France Jean-Louis Berger
Mercedes-Benz +15:41:33
8 417 France Yves Ferri France Michel Plateau
France Hubert Auvray
Mercedes-Benz +22:11:30
9 433 France Bernard Malferiol France Patrick Croset
France Jean Rodrigues
Mercedes-Benz +23:43:18
10 434 France Michel Gambillon France Raymond Louin
France Reynald Prive
Mercedes-Benz +25:52:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History of Dakar - RETROSPECTIVE 1979-2007" (PDF). Dakar. Retrieved 2009-01-07.