2007 Dakar Rally

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Logo of the 2007 Dakar Rally

The 2007 Dakar Rally was the 29th running of the event. It started in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 January and ran through Europe and Africa until 21 January 2007. It was the last time the event would take place in Europe and Africa, as the 2008 event was cancelled, and moved to South America from 2009.

Entries[edit]

Number of participants
Stage Bikes Cars Trucks Total
Start of Rally 245 181 85 511
Rest Day 173 128 66 367
End of Rally 132 109 59 300

Bikes[edit]

Leading Entries
Manufacturer Team No. Rider
Austria KTM KTM Repsol 1 Spain Marc Coma
3 Italy Giovanni Sala
21 Spain Jordi Viladoms
Gauloises KTM 2 France Cyril Despres
4 Spain Isidre Esteve
8 France David Casteu
14 Netherlands Frans Verhoeven
Petrobras-Lubrax 5 Brazil Jean de Azevedo
Team Scandinavia 6 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter
KTM-Toni-Togo 7 France Alain Duclos
Red Bull KTM USA 9 United States Chris Blais
Pai-Rally Pan America 25 United States Jonah Street
Japan Yamaha Bianchiprata Compet Vodafone 10 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues
Challenge Yamaha Africa 12 France David Frétigné

Cars[edit]

Leading Entries
Manufacturer Team No. Driver Co-Driver
Japan Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Ralliart 300 France Luc Alphand France Gilles Picard
302 France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret
304 Spain Nani Roma Spain Lucas Cruz
306 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka France Pascal Maimon
Germany Volkswagen Volkswagen Motorsport 301 South Africa Giniel de Villiers Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
303 Spain Carlos Sainz France Michel Périn
305 United States Mark Miller South Africa Ralph Pitchford
308 Finland Ari Vatanen Italy Fabrizia Pons
Team Lagos 313 Portugal Carlos Sousa Germany Andreas Schulz
Germany BMW X-Raid 307 Germany Jutta Kleinschmidt Sweden Tina Thörner
309 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Alain Guehennec
312 France Guerlain Chicherit France Matthieu Baumel
314 Spain José Luis Monterde Belgium Jean-Marie Lurquin
France Schlesser Schlesser-Ford Raid 310 France Jean-Louis Schlesser France Arnaud Debron
Japan Nissan Team Dessoude 317 France Christian Lavieille France François Borsotto
319 France Yvan Muller France René Metge
De Mévius Team 329 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Tecnosport-Italia 342 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Italy Roberto di Persio
United States Hummer Team Gordon 320 United States Robby Gordon United States Andy Grider
Japan Honda Fast & Speed 327 Belgium Freddy Loix Netherlands Herman Vaanholt

Trucks[edit]

Leading Entries
Manufacturer Team No. Driver Co-Drivers
Russia Kamaz Kamaz-Master 500 Russia Vladimir Chagin Russia Semen Yakubov
Russia Sergey Savostin
505 Russia Sergey Reshetnikov Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Eduard Kupriyanov
527 Russia Ilgizar Mardeev Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Germany MAN Exact-Man 501 Netherlands Hans Stacey Belgium Charly Gotlib
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
508 France Philippe Jacquot France Willy Alcaraz
Netherlands Toon van Genugten
516 Germany Franz Echter Germany Detlef Ruf
Netherlands Edwin van Dooren
Netherlands GINAF Team De Rooy 502 Netherlands Jan de Rooy Belgium Dany Colebunders
Belgium Clemens Smulders
509 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy Belgium Tom Colsoul
Netherlands Arno Slaats
Czech Republic Tatra Petrobras-Lubrax 503 Brazil André de Azevedo Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Brazil Maykel Justo
Loprais Tatra Team 512 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais Czech Republic Petr Gilar
Japan Hino Sugawara 504 Japan Yoshimasa Sugawara Japan Katsumi Hamura
507 Japan Teruhito Sugawara Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Japan Akira Koishizawa
Italy Iveco Motorsport Italia 506 Italy Giacomo Vismara Italy Mario Cambiaghi
Italy Sergio Chionni

Route[edit]

The race began in Lisbon, Portugal, and passed through Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal. The total race distance was 7,915 kilometres (4,918 mi), of which 4,309 kilometres (2,677 mi) was timed special stage.[1] There was a rest day in Atar, Mauritania on 13 January.[2]

Stages[edit]

Rally stages map
Stage Date From To Distance Stage Winners
Liaison Special Liaison Total Bikes Cars Trucks
km mi km mi km mi km mi
1 6 January Portugal Lisbon Portugal Portimão 115 71 117 73 232 144 464 288 Portugal R. Faria Portugal C. Sousa Netherlands G. de Rooy
2 7 January Portugal Portimão Spain Málaga 15 9.3 67 42 463 288 545 339 Portugal H. Rodrigues Spain C. Sainz Stage cancelled
3 8 January Morocco Nador Morocco Er Rachidia 205 127 252 157 191 119 648 403 Spain M. Coma South Africa G. de Villiers Russia V. Chagin
4 9 January Morocco Er Rachidia Morocco Ouarzazate 96 60 405 252 178 111 679 422 Spain M. Coma France J-L. Schlesser Russia V. Chagin
5 10 January Morocco Ouarzazate Morocco Tan-Tan 164 102 325 202 279 173 768 477 Spain I. Esteve Spain C. Sainz Netherlands H. Stacey
6 11 January Morocco Tan-Tan Mauritania Zouérat 414 257 394 245 9 5.6 817 508 Spain J. Viladoms United States R. Gordon Netherlands H. Stacey
7 12 January Mauritania Zouérat Mauritania Atar 4 2.5 542 337 34 21 580 360 France C. Despres South Africa G. de Villiers Netherlands H. Stacey
13 January Mauritania Atar Rest day
8 14 January Mauritania Atar Mauritania Tichit 35 22 589 366 2 1.2 626 389 Spain M. Coma South Africa G. de Villiers Netherlands H. Stacey
9 15 January Mauritania Tichit Mauritania Néma - 494 307 3 1.9 497 309 Latvia J. Vinters France J-L. Schlesser Netherlands W. van Ginkel
10 16 January Mauritania Néma Mauritania Néma 10 6.2 336 227 24 15 400 250 Portugal H. Rodrigues Qatar N. Al-Attiyah Netherlands A. Brouwer
11 17 January Mauritania Néma Mauritania Ayoun el Atrous 280 170 - - 280 170 Stage cancelled
12 18 January Mauritania Ayoun el Atrous Mali Kayes 110 68 257 160 117 73 484 301 Spain I. Esteve Spain C. Sainz Netherlands H. Stacey
13 19 January Mali Kayes Senegal Tambacounda 180 110 260 160 18 11 458 285 France C. Despres Spain C. Sainz Czech Republic A. Loprais
14 20 January Senegal Tambacounda Senegal Dakar 124 77 225 140 227 141 576 358 Brazil J. de Azevedo Spain C. Sainz France P. Jacquot
15 21 January Senegal Dakar 36 22 16 9.9 41 25 93 58 Latvia J. Vinters South Africa G. de Villiers Netherlands A. Brouwer

Note: The timed section of stage 7 was shortened to 407.6 kilometres (253.3 mi) due to adverse weather conditions.

Top-3 riders per stage[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1 Portugal Ruben Faria
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:22:07
1:22:23
1:27:07
Portugal Ruben Faria
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:22:07
+0:16
+5:00
2 Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Portugal Ruben Faria
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:02:44
1:03:47
1:04:29
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Portugal Ruben Faria
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
2:25:07
+0:47
+6:29
3 Spain Marc Coma
United States Chris Blais
Spain Isidre Esteve
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:07:39
3:08:35
3:10:36
Spain Isidre Esteve
Spain Marc Coma
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
5:42:12
+0:26
+1:03
4 Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France Cyril Despres
KTM
KTM
KTM
4:24:54
4:40:10
4:46:50
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
10:10:32
+11:50
+24:20
5 Spain Isidre Esteve
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:56:22
3:58:16
4:01:24
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
14:08:48
+9:56
+37:41
6 Spain Jordi Viladoms
Spain Marc Coma
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:45:45
3:46:42
3:46:45
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
17:55:30
+12:07
+44:39
7 France Cyril Despres
Norway Pal Anders Ullevalseter
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
4:30:42
4:33:28
4:35:18
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
22:38:34
+10:47
+36:53
8 Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
Norway Pal Anders Ullevalseter
KTM
KTM
KTM
7:46:13
7:56:15
8:10:13
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
30:24:47
+54:58
+1:03:15
9 Latvia Janis Vinters
France Cyril Despres
Spain Marc Coma
KTM
KTM
KTM
6:08:51
6:16:22
6:16:44
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
36:41:31
+54:36
+1:11:15
10 Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
Yamaha
KTM
KTM
4:12:55
4:13:39
4:13:46
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
40:55:10
+54:43
+1:15:12
11 No competitive race held
12 Spain Isidre Esteve
Portugal Paulo Goncalves
Poland Jacek Czachor
KTM
Honda
KTM
3:34:46
3:37:49
3:38:50
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
44:47:16
+52:48
+1:10:13
13 France Cyril Despres
United States Chris Blais
France Michel Marchini
KTM
KTM
Yamaha
3:00:56
3:07:03
3:11:21
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
48:41:00
+32:56
+54:52
14 Brazil Jean de Azevedo
Poland Jacek Czachor
Latvia Janis Vinters
KTM
KTM
KTM
2:37:46
2:39:51
2:42:51
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
51:25:49
+36:09
+53:01
15 Latvia Janis Vinters
Norway Pal Anders Ullevalseter
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
KTM
KTM
Yamaha
0:08:42
0:08:49
0:09:07
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
51:36:53
+34:19
+52:06

Cars[edit]

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1 Portugal Carlos Sousa
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
1:20:38
1:23:09
1:23:16
Portugal Carlos Sousa
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
1:20:38
+2:31
+2:38
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Nani Roma
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
0:59:26
0:59:55
0:59:55
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
2:21:57
+0:45
+2:12
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
2:46:12
2:46:37
2:49:30
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
5:09:19
+1:02
+4:26
4 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Spain Carlos Sainz
Schlesser-Ford
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
3:59:54
4:07:46
4:07:52
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
9:17:11
+1:55
+4:20
5 Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
3:36:39
3:37:09
3:38:20
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
12:53:50
+3:36
+11:17
6 United States Robby Gordon
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Hummer
Schlesser-Ford
Volkswagen
2:58:57
2:59:14
3:05:49
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
16:00:04
+3:11
+14:03
7 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Spain Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
4:00:46
4:03:32
4:05:36
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
20:04:01
+1:39
+24:38
8 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
7:31:52
7:38:27
7:41:03
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
27:35:53
+31:13
+43:04
9 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
France Luc Alphand
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Schlesser-Ford
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
5:32:03
5:32:16
5:36:17
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser[3]
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
33:43:23
+7:50
+1:25:32
10 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
United States Mark Miller
BMW
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
3:49:48
3:50:16
3:51:37
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
37:35:19
+9:56
+1:30:50
11 No competitive race held
12 Spain Carlos Sainz
Portugal Carlos Sousa
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
2:58:56
3:02:49
3:03:48
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
40:42:34
+6:29
+1:34:02
13 Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
United States Mark Miller
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
2:30:22
2:30:48
2:32:40
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
43:13:22
+11:15
+1:38:47
14 Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
2:21:02
2:21:09
2:21:47
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
45:42:45
+7:16
+1:36:24
15 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
United States Robby Gordon
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Hummer
0:07:42
0:07:44
0:08:08
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
45:53:37
+7:26
+1:33:57

Trucks[edit]

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1 Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Vladimir Chagin
GINAF
MAN
Kamaz
1:40:00
1:40:20
1:40:46
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Vladimir Chagin
GINAF
MAN
Kamaz
1:40:00
+0:20
+0:46
2 No competitive race held
3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Kamaz
GINAF
MAN
3:22:13
3:32:52
3:33:48
Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Kamaz
GINAF
MAN
5:02:59
+9:53
+11:09
4 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz
MAN
Kamaz
4:56:13
5:09:08
5:25:19
Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Kamaz
MAN
GINAF
9:59:12
+24:04
+54:48
5 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
3:41:59
3:45:50
3:53:45
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
14:05:15
+34:35
+1:30:27
6 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
3:39:58
3:54:05
3:56:10
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
17:45:13
+48:42
+1:46:39
7 Netherlands Hans Stacey
France Philippe Jacquot
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
MAN
MAN
Tatra
4:51:44
5:18:36
5:19:41
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
22:36:57
+2:16:28
+3:13:14
8 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Arjan Brouwer
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
8:58:49
9:38:57
9:41:37
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
31:35:46
+2:56:36
+4:31:22
9 Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
GINAF
MAN
Tatra
6:47:47
7:00:15
7:01:07
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
38:36:01
+3:07:11
+4:18:54
10 Netherlands Arjan Brouwer
Brazil André de Azevedo
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
GINAF
Tatra
Kamaz
4:36:22
4:43:55
4:45:43
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
43:38:51
+2:50:04
+4:18:48
11 No competitive race held
12 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Tatra
GINAF
3:48:04
3:52:57
3:53:54
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
47:26:55
+2:59:36
+4:24:38
13 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Tatra
MAN
Kamaz
3:17:43
3:21:08
3:24:22
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
50:48:03
+3:02:50
+4:28:25
14 France Philippe Jacquot
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Brazil André de Azevedo
MAN
Tatra
Tatra
2:53:44
2:58:17
3:03:16
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
MAN
Kamaz
Tatra
53:52:15
+3:08:15
+4:45:49
15 Netherlands Arjan Brouwer
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Netherlands Hans Bekx
GINAF
Tatra
DAF
0:09:39
0:10:31
0:10:33
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
MAN
Kamaz
Tatra
54:03:05
+3:10:52
+4:45:30

Final standings[edit]

A total of 132 bikes (52.8% of starters), 109 cars (58.3%), and 60 trucks (68.2%) finished the race.

Motorcycles[edit]

Pos No Rider Bike Entrant Time
1 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally Gauloises-KTM 51:36:53
2 8 France David Casteu KTM 690 Rally Gauloises-KTM 52:11:12
3 9 United States Chris Blais KTM 660 Rally Red Bull KTM USA 52:28:59
4 6 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 660 Rally Team Scandinavia 53:14:50
5 10 Portugal Helder Rodrigues Yamaha 450 WRF Bianchiprata Compet Vodafone 54:07:34
6 23 Latvia Janis Vinters KTM 660 Rally JV Moto Team Riga 54:21:14
7 20 France Michel Marchini Yamaha 450 WRF 54:37:20
8 85 France Thierry Bethys Honda 450 CRF X Honda Europe 55:03:26
9 103 Slovakia Jaroslav Katriňák KTM 660 Rally Mol Dakar Team 55:17:03
10 16 Poland Jacek Czachor KTM 660 Rally Orlen Team 56:00:57

Cars[edit]

Pos No Driver Co-Driver Car Entrant Time
1 302 France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 45:53:37
2 300 France Luc Alphand France Gilles Picard Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 46:01:03
3 310 France Jean-Louis Schlesser France Arnaud Debron Schlesser-Ford Schlesser-Ford Raid 47:27:34
4 305 United States Mark Miller South Africa Ralph Pitchford Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Volkswagen Motorsport 48:03:53
5 306 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka France Pascal Maimon Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 48:38:08
6 309 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Alain Guehennec BMW X3 X-Raid 49:25:36
7 313 Portugal Carlos Sousa Germany Andreas Schulz Volkswagen Touareg 2 Team Lagos 51:04:31
8 320 United States Robby Gordon United States Andy Grider Hummer H3 Team Gordon 52:57:44
9 303 Spain Carlos Sainz France Michel Perin Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Volkswagen Motorsport 53:19:22
10 318 Belgium Stephane Henrard Belgium Brigitte Becue Volkswagen Buggy Henrard Racing Team 54:22:06

Trucks[edit]

Pos No Driver Co-Drivers Truck Time
1 501 Netherlands Hans Stacey Belgium Charly Gotlib
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
MAN TGA 54:03:05
2 527 Russia Ilgizar Mardeev Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Kamaz 4911 57:13:57
3 512 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais Czech Republic Petr Gilar Tatra T815 58:48:35
4 513 Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel Netherlands Willem Tijsterman
Netherlands Richard de Rooy
GINAF X 2222 58:54:15
5 503 Brazil André de Azevedo Brazil Maykel Justo
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra T815 59:19:02
6 508 France Philippe Jacquot France Willy Alcaraz
Netherlands Toon van Genugten
MAN 60:03:32
7 505 Russia Sergey Reshetnikov Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Eduard Kupriyanov
Kamaz 4911 61:50:47
8 530 Netherlands Arjan Brouwer Netherlands Simon Koetsier
Netherlands Gerard van Veenendaal
GINAF X 2222 62:30:31
9 507 Japan Teruhito Sugawara Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Japan Akira Koishizawa
Hino Ranger - Pro FT 65:05:47
10 516 Germany Franz Echter Germany Detlef Ruf
Germany Edwin van Dooren
MAN TGA 65:13:08

Incidents[edit]

The 2007 event was marred by the deaths of two competitors, both in the motorcycle division. The first was South African motorcyclist Elmer Symons, who was competing in the rally for the first time, on the fourth stage between Er Rachidia and Ouarzazate. He was the 47th competitor to die taking part in the Dakar.[4] The second death occurred on the 14th and penultimate stage; French motorcyclist Eric Aubijoux was found dead 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the finish line in Dakar. Initial reports indicated he had suffered a fatal heart attack.[5] Later investigations indicated he had been involved earlier in an accident with another vehicle.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ pdf file of course from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2006.
  2. ^ The route from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  3. ^ Al-Attiyah penalised for 42 minutes, dakar.com
  4. ^ Symons dies after crash from eurosport.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2007.
  5. ^ Rider dies as Dakar nears finish BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
  6. ^ Confusion over Dakar rider death BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2007
  7. ^ Dakar 2007 - Bike death a road accident Yahoo!-Eurosport. Retrieved 28 June 2007