2003 Dakar Rally

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2003 Dakar Rally
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The 2003 Dakar Rally, also known as the 2003 Telefónica-Dakar Rally, was the 25th running of the Dakar Rally event.[1] The rally began on 1 January 2003 at Marseille in France and finished at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt on 19 January, with the course crossing North Africa.[2] Kenjiro Shinozuka, who won the event in 1997, suffered serious injury in an accident between Ghat and Sabha in Libya.[3][4] Former world rally champion and four times winner of the Dakar Rally, Ari Vatanen, returned to take part in the rally,[5] and won the ninth, thirteen and fifteen stages[6][7][8] French co-driver, Bruno Cauvy died in an accident on the tenth stage when his car went out of control and overturned in sand dunes.[9][10] Stephane Peterhansel took an early lead in the rally,[11] but was forced out in the penultimate stage by mechanical problems.[12] The rally was won for the second time in succession by Japanese driver, Hiroshi Masuoka.[13][14] The motorcycle category was won for the third time by Richard Sainct.

Stages[edit]

Stage Date From To Total
(km)
Stage winners
Bikes Cars Trucks
1 1 January France Marseille France Narbonne 265 France C. Despres Japan K. Shinozuka Brazil A. de Azevedo
2 2 January France Narbonne Spain Castellón de la Plana 574 France R. Sainct France S. Peterhansel Netherlands J. de Rooy
3 3 January Spain Castellón de la Plana Spain Valencia 95 France C. Despres Japan H. Masuoka Netherlands G. de Rooy
4 January Spain Valencia Tunisia Tunis Rest day
4 5 January Tunisia Tunis Tunisia Tozeur 463 Spain N. Roma France S. Peterhansel Netherlands J. de Rooy
5 6 January Tunisia Tozeur Tunisia El Borma 494 France R. Sainct Japan H. Masuoka Czech Republic K. Loprais
6 7 January Tunisia El Borma Libya Ghadames 278 South Africa A. Cox France S. Peterhansel Netherlands G. de Rooy
7 8 January Libya Ghadames Libya Ghat 691 France R. Sainct France S. Peterhansel Netherlands G. de Rooy
8 9 January Libya Ghat Libya Sabha 727 Italy G. Sala Japan H. Masuoka Russia V. Chagin
9 10 January Libya Sabha Libya Zilla 585 France R. Sainct Finland A. Vatanen Netherlands G. de Rooy
10 11 January Libya Zilla Libya Sarir 554 Sweden P-G. Lundmark Japan H. Masuoka Brazil A. de Azevedo
11 12 January Libya Sarir Egypt Siwa 586 Italy F. Meoni France S. Peterhansel Netherlands G. de Rooy
13 January Egypt Siwa Rest day
12 14 January Egypt Siwa 445 Italy G. Sala France S. Peterhansel Russia V. Chagin
13 15 January Egypt Siwa Egypt Dakhla 657 Italy F. Meoni Finland A. Vatanen Russia F. Kabirov
14 16 January Egypt Dakhla Egypt Luxor 702 France R. Sainct France L. Alphand Russia F. Kabirov
15 17 January Egypt Luxor Egypt Abu Rish 576 Italy F. Meoni Finland A. Vatanen Russia F. Kabirov
16 18 January Egypt Abu Rish Egypt Sharm El Sheikh 828 France C. Despres Belgium S. Henrard1 Russia F. Kabirov
17 19 January Egypt Sharm El Sheikh 56 Sweden P-G. Lundmark Finland A. Vatanen Russia F. Kabirov
  • ^1 - Miki Biasion set the fastest time for the stage, but was stripped of the win after incurring a ten hour penalty for a gearbox change in parc ferme conditions.[15]

Stage Results[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 1:39 Stage not counted towards overall classification
2 Spain Nani Roma KTM 1:40 0:01
3 France Cyril Raynal KTM 1:41 0:02
2 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 41:40 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 41:40
2 South Africa Alfie Cox KTM 41:55 0:15 2 South Africa Alfie Cox KTM 41:55 0:15
3 France Cyril Despres KTM 42:17 0:37 3 France Cyril Despres KTM 42:17 0:37
3 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 6:30 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 48:29
2 Netherlands Eric Verhoef KTM 6:32 0:02 2 South Africa Alfie Cox KTM 48:39 0:10
3 Spain Marc Coma KTM 6:40 0:10 3 France Cyril Despres KTM 48:47 0:18
4 1 Spain Nani Roma KTM 19:42 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 1:08:29
2 Brazil Jean de Azevedo KTM 19:58 0:16 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 1:08:51 0:22
3 France Richard Sainct KTM 20:00 0:18 3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 1:09:28 0:59
5 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 2:41:42 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 3:50:11
2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 2:41:59 0:17 2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 3:52:36 2:25
3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 2:44:59 3:17 3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 3:54:27 4:16
6 1 South Africa Alfie Cox KTM 2:27:54 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 6:23:11
2 Spain Nani Roma KTM 2:29:01 1:07 2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 6:23:28 0:17
3 France Cyril Despres KTM 2:29:53 1:59 3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 6:23:28 0:17
7 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 5:49:52 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 12:13:03
2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 5:51:22 1:30 2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 12:14:50 1:47
3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 5:55:22 5:30 3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 12:18:50 5:47
8 1 Italy Giovanni Sala KTM 4:34:45 1 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 16:56:34
2 France Jean Brucy KTM 4:36:51 2:06 2 France Richard Sainct KTM 16:57:08 0:34
3 France Cyril Despres KTM 4:38:24 3:39 3 Spain Nani Roma KTM 16:58:41 2:07
9 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 6:01:23 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 22:58:31
2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 6:03:27 1:44 2 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 22:59:41 1:10
3 Brazil Jean de Azevedo KTM 6:06:27 5:04 3 France Cyril Despres KTM 23:10:21 11:50
10 1 Sweden Per-Gunnar Lundmark KTM 4:22:22 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 27:25:27
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 4:26:09 3:47 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 27:36:30 11:03
3 France Richard Sainct KTM 4:26:56 4:34 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 28:03:01 37:34
11 1 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 3:45:52 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 31:20:52
2 France Richard Sainct KTM 3:55:25 9:33 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 31:33:39 12:47
3 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:57:09 11:17 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 31:48:53 28:01
12 1 Italy Giovanni Sala KTM 3:41:14 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 35:09:47
2 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 3:41:22 0:08 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 35:20:35 10:48
3 Slovenia Miran Stanovnik KTM 3:42:22 1:08 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 35:39:47 30:00
13 1 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 4:47:18 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 40:20:21
2 France Richard Sainct KTM 5:10:34 13:16 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 40:31:23 11:02
3 France Cyril Despres KTM 5:10:48 13:30 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 40:37:05 16:44
14 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 3:00:14 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 43:20:35
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:00:32 0:18 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 43:31:55 11:20
3 Spain Marc Coma KTM 3:03:22 3:08 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 43:59:56 39:21
15 1 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 4:42:25 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 48:08:23
2 Sweden Per-Gunnar Lundmark KTM 4:44:12 1:47 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 48:18:52 10:29
3 Spain Marc Coma KTM 4:46:21 3:56 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 48:42:21 33:58
16 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 4:52:19 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 53:03:17
2 France Richard Sainct KTM 4:54:54 2:35 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 53:11:11 7:54
3 Spain Marc Coma KTM 4:58:39 6:20 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 53:41:31 38:14
17 1 Sweden Per-Gunnar Lundmark KTM 19:34 1 France Richard Sainct KTM 53:24:32
2 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 19:42 0:08 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 53:31:50 7:18
3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 20:31 0:57 3 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM 54:02:02 37:30

Cars[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka
France Thierry Delli-Zotti
Nissan 1:43 Stage not counted towards overall classification
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 1:44 0:01
3 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 1:44 0:01
2 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 38:48 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 38:48
2 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 39:05 0:17 2 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 39:05 0:17
3 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 39:22 0:34 3 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 39:22 0:34
3 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 6:42 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 45:35
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 6:47 0:05 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 46:04 0:29
3 Belgium Stéphane Henrard
United Kingdom Bobby Willis
Volkswagen 6:55 0:13 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 46:08 0:33
4 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 18:26 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 1:04:01
2 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 18:48 0:22 2 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 1:05:24 1:23
3 Finland Ari Vatanen
Sweden Tina Thörner
Nissan 18:54 0:28 3 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 1:05:26 1:25
5 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 2:31:59 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 3:37:25
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 2:34:19 2:20 2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 3:38:20 0:55
3 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka
France Thierry Delli-Zotti
Nissan 2:40:13 8:14 3 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka
France Thierry Delli-Zotti
Nissan 3:48:14 10:49
6 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 2:02:56 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 5:41:16
2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 2:04:40 1:44 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 5:42:05 0:49
3 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 2:07:26 4:30 3 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 5:56:48 15:32
7 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 5:07:41 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 10:48:57
2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 5:19:13 11:32 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 11:01:18 12:21
3 Finland Ari Vatanen
Sweden Tina Thörner
Nissan 5:34:45 27:04 3 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka
France Thierry Delli-Zotti
Nissan 11:40:17 51:20
8 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 3:57:42 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 14:52:21
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 4:03:24 5:42 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 14:59:00 6:39
3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 4:13:09 15:27 3 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 15:59:33 1:07:12
9 1 Finland Ari Vatanen
Sweden Tina Thörner
Nissan 5:38:37 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 20:31:58
2 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 5:38:44 0:07 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 20:48:50 16:52
3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 5:39:37 1:00 3 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 21:41:48 1:09:50
10 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 3:46:36 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 24:21:20
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 3:49:22 2:46 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 24:35:26 14:06
3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 3:56:48 10:12 3 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 25:50:27 1:29:07
11 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 3:32:53 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 27:54:13
2 France Luc Alphand
United Kingdom Matthew Stevenson
BMW 3:34:23 1:30 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 28:10:45 16:32
3 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 3:35:19 2:26 3 Belgium Grégoire de Mévius
France Alain Guehennec
BMW 29:26:00 1:31:47
12 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 3:04:17 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 30:58:30
2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 3:12:03 7:46 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 31:22:48 24:18
3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 3:21:02 16:45 3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 33:24:15 2:25:45
13 1 Finland Ari Vatanen
Sweden Tina Thörner
Nissan 4:42:29 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 35:57:10
2 France Luc Alphand
United Kingdom Matthew Stevenson
BMW 4:43:47 1:18 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 36:23:00 25:50
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 4:50:51 8:22 3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 38:26:43 2:29:33
14 1 France Luc Alphand
United Kingdom Matthew Stevenson
BMW 3:02:20 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 39:03:57
2 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 3:02:42 0:22 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 39:31:10 27:13
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 3:03:26 1:06 3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 41:29:25 2:25:28
15 1 Finland Ari Vatanen
Sweden Tina Thörner
Nissan 4:06:51 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 43:25:41
2 Italy Miki Biasion
Italy Tiziano Siviero
Mitsubishi 4:13:14 6:23 2 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 43:51:31 25:50
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 4:19:40 12:49 3 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 45:49:28 2:23:47
16 1 Belgium Stéphane Henrard
United Kingdom Bobby Willis
Volkswagen 4:48:40 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 48:44:08
2 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 4:48:50 0:10 2 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 50:38:18 1:54:10
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Pascal Maimon
Nissan 4:49:10 0:30 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 51:04:33 2:20:25
17 1 Finland Ari Vatanen
Sweden Tina Thörner
Nissan 16:32 1 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mitsubishi 49:08:52
2 France Luc Alphand
United Kingdom Matthew Stevenson
BMW 17:48 1:16 2 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay
France Gilles Picard
Mitsubishi 51:01:04 1:52:12
3 Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt
Italy Fabrizia Pons
Volkswagen 17:51 1:19 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi 51:25:20 2:16:28

Trucks[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
1 1 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 2:33 Stage not counted towards overall classification
2 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 2:34 0:01
3 Italy Corrado Pattono
Italy Enrico Santoro
Mercedes-Benz 2:36 0:03
2 1 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 51:28 1 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 51:28
2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 52:06 0:38 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 52:06 0:38
3 Germany Klaus Bauerle
Poland Jarosław Kazberuk
Mercedes-Benz 52:13 0:45 3 Germany Klaus Bauerle
Poland Jarosław Kazberuk
Mercedes-Benz 52:13 0:45
3 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 8:32 1 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 1:00:04
2 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 8:36 0:04 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 1:00:38 0:34
3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 8:49 0:17 3 Italy Corrado Pattono
Italy Enrico Santoro
Mercedes-Benz 1:02:15 2:11
4 1 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 23:26 1 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 1:23:30
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 23:48 0:22 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 1:25:35 2:05
3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 24:42 1:16 3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 1:26:17 2:47
5 1 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Czech Republic Petr Hamerla
Tatra 3:27:40 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 4:54:50
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 3:28:33 0:53 2 Czech Republic Karel Loprais
Czech Republic Josef Kalina
Czech Republic Petr Hamerla
Tatra 4:56:11 1:21
3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 3:34:00 6:20 3 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 5:00:43 5:53
6 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 2:34:40 1 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 7:37:03
2 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 2:36:20 1:40 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 7:43:38 6:35
3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 2:43:30 8:50 3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 7:44:11 7:08
7 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 6:15:46 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 13:59:24
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 6:17:27 1:41 2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 14:01:38 2:14
3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 6:40:15 24:49 3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 14:29:31 30:07
8 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 4:48:06 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 18:55:141
2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 4:56:22 8:16 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 18:55:46 0:32
3 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 5:01:43 13:37 3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 19:42:48 47:34
9 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 6:56:49 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 25:52:35
2 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 7:02:49 6:00 2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 26:14:07 21:32
3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 7:10:58 14:09 3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 26:53:46 1:01:11
10 1 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 4:54:40 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 31:09:25
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 4:57:10 2:30 2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 31:11:17 1:52
3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 4:57:50 3:10 3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 31:48:26 39:01
11 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 4:17:46 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
DAF 35:27:11
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 4:20:46 3:00 2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 35:32:03 4:52
3 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 4:24:27 6:41 3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 36:17:23 50:12
12 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 4:02:17 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 39:34:20
2 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 4:12:36 10:19 2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 40:41:12 1:06:52
3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 4:16:36 14:19 3 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 42:05:56 2:31:36
13 1 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 6:12:36 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 45:54:11
2 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 6:15:05 2:29 2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 47:03:04 1:08:53
3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 6:19:51 7:15 3 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 48:21:01 2:26:50
14 1 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 3:37:38 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 50:01:02
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 4:06:51 29:13 2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 51:12:03 1:11:01
3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 4:08:59 31:21 3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 52:23:43 2:22:41
15 1 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 5:06:53 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 55:21:52
2 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 5:20:50 13:57 2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 56:34:19 1:12:27
3 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 5:22:16 15:23 3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 57:30:36 2:08:44
16 1 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 5:07:56 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 61:12:59
2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 5:40:30 32:34 2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 62:14:49 1:01:50
3 Netherlands Jan de Rooy
Belgium Yvo Geusens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF 5:47:50 39:54 3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 62:38:32 1:25:33
17 1 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 23:12 1 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 61:12:59
2 Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara
Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Japan Teruhito Sugawara
Hino 23:29 0:17 2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 62:38:41 1:02:01
3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 23:41 0:29 3 Russia Firdaus Kabirov
Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz 63:01:44 1:25:04

Final standings[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Pos No. Rider Bike Entrant Time
1 3 France Richard Sainct KTM Gauloises KTM 53:24:32
2 7 France Cyril Despres KTM Gauloises KTM +7:18
3 1 Italy Fabrizio Meoni KTM Gauloises KTM +37:30
4 9 France Jean Brucy KTM Gauloises KTM +1:36:29
5 25 Brazil Jean de Azevedo KTM Petrobras Lubrax +1:46:05
6 16 Sweden Per-Gunnar Lundmark KTM Farmerlips +1:55:57
7 12 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM Farmerlips +2:40:42
8 5 Chile Carlo de Gavardo KTM KTM Factory Team +3:29:01
9 19 Poland Marek Dabrowski KTM Orlen Team +3:51:00
10 22 France François Flick KTM Bijouterie Carador +4:03:06

Cars[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-Driver Car Entrant Time
1 200 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka Germany Andreas Schulz Mitsubishi Team ENEOS Mitsubishi Ralliart 49:08:52
2 202 France Jean-Pierre Fontenay France Gilles Picard Mitsubishi Team ENEOS Mitsubishi Ralliart +1:52:12
3 206 France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Team ATS Mitsubishi Ralliart +2:16:28
4 211 Portugal Carlos Sousa Andorra Henri Magne Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Ralliart +2:27:47
5 217 South Africa Giniel de Villiers France Pascal Maimon Nissan Nissan Rally Raid Team +2:45:55
6 215 Belgium Stéphane Henrard United Kingdom Bobby Willis Volkswagen Volkswagen Motorsport +3:42:15
7 204 Finland Ari Vatanen Sweden Tina Thörner Nissan Nissan Rally Raid Team +4:25:59
8 203 Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Italy Fabrizia Pons Volkswagen Volkswagen Motorsport +8:16:56
9 221 France Luc Alphand United Kingdom Matthew Stevenson BMW Team X-Raid +8:56:06
10 224 Spain José Luis Monterde Spain Rafael Tornabell Mitsubishi Ralliart +9:08:19

Trucks[edit]

Pos No. Driver Co-Drivers Truck Time
1 407 Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
Kamaz 61:36:40
2 410 Brazil André de Azevedo Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra +1:02:01
3 412 Russia Firdaus Kabirov Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz +1:25:04
4 409 Netherlands Jan de Rooy Belgium Yvo Guesens
Belgium Hugo Duisters
DAF +2:38:49
5 400 Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Japan Teruhito Sugawara
Hino +10:21:28
6 443 France Philippe Jacquot France Jacky Maillot
France Eric Simonin
MAN +17:27:42
7 419 France Jean-Paul Bosonnet France Serge Lacourt
France Pascal Bonnaire
Mercedes-Benz +17:53:05
8 402 Italy Corrado Pattono Italy Enrico Santoro Mercedes-Benz +18:30:29
9 404 Italy Maurizio Panseri Italy Giacomo Paccani
Italy Mario Cambiaghi
Mercedes-Benz +19:31:28
10 440 Germany Franz Echter Germany Johannes Lehrer
Germany Detlef Ruf
MAN +19:52:38

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