2012 Dakar Rally

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2012 Dakar Rally
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Route of the rally across Argentina Chile and Peru.

The 2012 Dakar Rally was the 33rd running of the event. It was held in South America for the fourth successive time.

By 17 March 2011, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the start would be in Mar del Plata, Argentina, the first stage would end in Bahía Blanca. The course would later cross the provinces of La Pampa, Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja and Catamarca before crossing to Chile and finally ending in Peru.

On 9 January 2011, Peruvian press announced that Peru would host the three final stages of the 2012 Dakar Rally, with Lima, the Peruvian capital, hosting the awards ceremony.[1] The official announcement took place on 18 February in Paris.[2] A map displaying these final stages was also published.[3]

Fatal accidents[edit]

Near the end of the first stage, motorcycle rider Jorge Andrés Boero died following a crash. It was the 21st death of a competitor in the history of the rally.[4] During stage 2, the ultralight aircraft of a father son duo watching the race crashed. Both died at the scene.[5]

Stages[edit]

The sixth stage of the rally was cancelled due to heavy rain and snowfalls in the Anden-region near the border of Argentina and Chile.[6][7][8]

Stage Date From To Class Road Section Special Total Stage winners
km mi km mi km mi Bikes Quads Cars Trucks
1 1 January Argentina Mar del Plata Argentina Santa Rosa All 763 474 57 35 820 509 Chile F. López Uruguay S. Lafuente Russia L. Novitskiy Netherlands M. van Vliet
2 2 January Argentina Santa Rosa Argentina San Rafael Bikes/Trucks 487 302 295 183 782 486 Spain M. Coma Uruguay S. Lafuente Qatar N. Al-Attiyah Netherlands G. de Rooy
Cars 487 302 290 180 777 483
3 3 January Argentina San Rafael Argentina San Juan Bikes 291 180 270 167 561 348 France C. Despres Argentina M. Patronelli Spain N. Roma Italy M. Biasion
Cars/Trucks 291 180 208 129 499 310
4 4 January Argentina San Juan Argentina Chilecito All 424 263 326 202 750 466 Spain M. Coma Argentina T. Maffei France S. Peterhansel Netherlands G. de Rooy
5 5 January Argentina Chilecito Argentina Fiambalá Bikes 151 93 265 164 416 258 France C. Despres Argentina M. Patronelli Poland K. Hołowczyc Netherlands G. de Rooy
Cars/Trucks 246 152 177 110 363 225
6 6 January Argentina Fiambalá Chile Copiapó All 394 244 247 153 641 398 Stage cancelled
7 7 January Chile Copiapó Chile Copiapó All 154 95 419 260 573 356 Spain M. Coma Argentina A. Patronelli Qatar N. Al-Attiyah Netherlands G. de Rooy
8 January Chile Copiapó Rest day
8 9 January Chile Copiapó Chile Antofagasta All 245 152 477 296 722 448 Spain M. Coma Argentina M. Patronelli Spain N. Roma Czech Republic A. Loprais
9 10 January Chile Antofagasta Chile Iquique All 9 5 556 345 565 351 Portugal H. Rodrigues Argentina A. Patronelli United States R. Gordon Italy M. Biasion
10 11 January Chile Iquique Chile Arica All 317 197 377 234 694 431 Spain J. Barreda Argentina T. Maffei Spain N. Roma Kazakhstan A. Ardavichus
11 12 January Chile Arica Peru Arequipa Bikes 171 106 534 331 705 438 France C. Despres Argentina A. Patronelli France S. Peterhansel 1 Russia A. Karginov
Cars 120 74 478 297 598 371
Trucks 120 74 432 268 552 343
12 13 January Peru Arequipa Peru Nazca Bikes 259 160 245 152 504 313 Spain M. Coma Argentina M. Patronelli Russia L. Novitskiy1 Netherlands G. de Rooy
Cars/Trucks 412 256 245 152 657 408
13 14 January Peru Nazca Peru Pisco All 100 62 275 170 375 233 Portugal H. Rodrigues Argentina T. Maffei France S. Peterhansel Russia A. Karginov
14 15 January Peru Pisco Peru Lima All 254 157 29 18 283 175 Norway P. A. Ullevålseter Argentina T. Maffei Portugal R. Leal dos Santos1 Italy M. Biasion
TOTALS km mi km mi km mi
Bikes 4,019 2,497 4,372 2,717 8,391 5,214
Cars 4,216 2,620 4,161 2,586 8,377 5,205
Trucks 4,216 2,620 4,120 2,560 8,336 5,180

Notes:

  • ^1Robby Gordon forfeited these stage victories due to later losing the appeal for his disqualification after the tenth stage.

Summary[edit]

Bikes[edit]

The competition in the category rapidly developed into a two-horse race between KTM riders Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, who between them had won each previous Dakar event since 2005. It was Coma who seized the advantage initially with a victory on stage two, but a navigational error during the third stage dropped him ten minutes behind Despres.[9] The gap between the pair remained close to the ten-minute mark until Despres lost time by getting stuck in mud during the eighth stage, allowing Coma to re-take the lead.[10] The battle remained extremely close for the following stages, with Coma and Despres exchanging the lead on two further occasions before the outcome of the battle was effectively settled during the thirteenth stage – Coma lost almost an hour to his rival, largely through the result of a 45-minute penalty for an engine change but also due to gearbox issues and further navigational trouble.[11] That allowed Despres to take a comfortable victory over Coma by a margin of 53 minutes, with Yamaha rider Hélder Rodrigues, who had held third position since the fourth stage, a further 18 minutes behind the Spaniard having picked up two stage wins during the event. KTM riders Jordi Viladoms and Štefan Svitko completed the top five, with Pål Anders Ullevålseter, who won the final stage of the event, in sixth position. Francisco Lòpez, who won the opening stage, had been running in fourth but was forced to retire after the seventh stage due to a fall which aggravated a previous knee injury.[12]

Quads[edit]

Sergio Lafuente took the first two stage wins before losing an hour during the third stage. That handed the advantage briefly to Alejandro Patronelli, but his countryman Tomas Maffei seized the lead after victory in the fourth stage. However, both Maffei and Marcos Patronelli, brother of Alejandro, both effectively dropped out of contention when both lost considerable ground (54 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes respectively) during the seventh stage, giving Alejandro Patronelli a lead of almost an hour after winning the stage. He took a further two stage wins en route to a comfortable victory in the overall classification by a margin of 1 hour and 20 minutes. Maffei lost second position in the ninth stage, and would finish in third overall despite winning the last two stages, 54 minutes down on the second of the Patronelli brothers. Compleing the all-Yamaha, all-South American top five were Ignacio Casale, six hours adrift of the winning time, and Lafuente, who was another two hours further behind.

Cars[edit]

With the withdrawal of the works Volkswagen team, the first privateer winner since Jean-Louis Schlesser in 2000 was assured. The all-new X-Raid Mini All4 proved immediately competitive, with Leonid Novitskiy winning the first stage, Nani Roma winning the third stage and nine-time Dakar winner Stéphane Peterhansel re-taking the lead of the overall classification after taking victory in the fourth stage. Krzysztof Hołowczyc, also at the wheel of a Mini, held second behind Peterhansel after winning the fifth stage and remained inside the top three until power steering failure during the tenth stage ruled him out of contention.[13]

Roma then became Peterhansel's closest rival, with 19 minutes separating the pair after the Spaniard's win in the tenth stage. Roma would eventually finish the rally in second position, 40 minutes down on his teammate after getting stuck in sand dunes on the penultimate stage, with Peterhansel taking his tenth Dakar victory after adding to his stage win tally during the penultimate stage. 2009 winner Giniel de Villiers, driving a Toyota Hilux, finished a distant third overall, 32 minutes behind Roma, having failed to win any stages. Novitskiy was classified in fourth position after winning stage twelve, albeit over two hours behind Peterhansel.

It was an event to forget for defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah. He lost nine minutes during the first stage after his Hummer's engine lost oil pressure.[14] The Qatari went on to win the second stage, but lost over half an hour to Peterhansel in the fourth stage; winning the seventh stage had seen Al-Attiyah recover to sixth place before engine and alternator problems during the ninth stage warranted his retirement.[15] Teammate Robby Gordon was at this stage just five minutes behind Peterhansel with a win on the ninth stage, but the gap increased to 20 minutes when the American hit a rock on the tenth stage.[13] An illegal modification to his Hummer's engine then saw Gordon disqualified, though he continued to compete under appeal for the remainder of the rally.[16] He would have finished fifth in the overall classification with three further stage wins, Toyota driver Lucio Alvarez inheriting the position as a result of Gordon losing the appeal.[17]

Trucks[edit]

Never outside the top two of the overall classification, the event was dominated by Iveco driver Gérard de Rooy. After finishing second to fellow Dutch competitor Marcel van Vliet in the opening stage, de Rooy won the second to lead the overall classification and re-took the lead after victory in the fourth stage. He consolidated his lead with two more successive stage victories, opening a 15 minute advantage over Aleš Loprais before the Tatra driver was forced to retire after an accident in the non-timed section of the ninth stage.[18] De Rooy then held a 47 minute advantage over teammate Hans Stacey, a gap he extended to 51 minutes by the end of the event with a final stage victory in the twelfth stage. Stacey secured second in the overall standings despite not having won any stages, with Artur Ardavichus the best of the Kamaz entries in third position – 1 hour and 47 minutes down on de Rooy with victory in the tenth stage to his credit.

Eduard Nikolaev, taking over as de facto Kamaz team leader after the retirement of Vladimir Chagin and Firdaus Kabirov, was excluded for an incident with a competitor in the car category during the fourth stage.[19] Kamaz drivers Andrey Karginov, who won the eleventh stage, and Ilgizar Mardeev completed the top five. Former World Rally champion Miki Biasion was running third before losing over six hours during a torrid seventh stage, though the Italian won two more stages (to add to his victory on the third stage) en route to recovering to sixth place overall.

Stage results[edit]

Bikes[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Difference Pos Competitor Make Time Difference
1 1 Chile Francisco López Aprilia 32:37 1 Chile Francisco López Aprilia 32:37
2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 32:51 0:14 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 32:51 0:14
3 Argentina Javier Pizzolito Honda 33:04 0:27 3 Argentina Javier Pizzolito Honda 33:04 0:27
2 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 3:07:31 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 3:40:12
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:08:39 1:18 2 Chile Francisco Lòpez Aprilia 3:42:42 2:30
3 Spain Joan Barreda Husqvarna 3:09:54 2:33 3 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:43:04 2:52
3 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:48:38 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 7:31:42
2 Netherlands Frans Verhoeven Sherco 3:57:15 8:37 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 7:41:54 10:12
3 Portugal Paulo Gonçalves Husqvarna 3:57:17 8:39 3 France David Casteu Yamaha 7:48:58 17:16
4 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 4:16:43 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 11:50:27
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 4:18:54 2:02 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 11:58:37 8:10
3 Netherlands Frans Verhoeven Sherco 4:25:09 8:26 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 12:17:15 26:48
5 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 2:28:33 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 14:19:00
2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 2:30:14 1:41 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 14:28:51 9:51
3 Spain Joan Barreda Husqvarna 2:41:15 12:42 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 15:06:56 47:56
6 Stage cancelled
7 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 3:51:35 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 18:12:38
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:53:38 2:03 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 18:20:26 7:48
3 Portugal Paulo Gonçalves Husqvarna 3:54:24 2:49 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 19:02:17 49:39
8 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 5:03:52 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 23:24:18
2 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 5:05:47 1:55 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 23:25:44 1:26
3 Portugal Ruben Faria Husqvarna 5:10:52 7:00 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 24:13:19 49:01
9 1 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 5:16:17 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 28:45:17
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 5:19:33 3:16 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 28:47:45 2:28
3 Slovakia Štefan Svitko KTM 5:20:25 4:35 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 29:29:36 44:19
10 1 Spain Joan Barreda Husqvarna 4:18:43 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 33:07:39
2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 4:20:15 1:32 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 33:08:00 0:21
3 France Cyril Despres KTM 4:22:22 3:39 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 33:53:35 45:56
11 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 4:03:37 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 37:11.16
2 Spain Gerard Farrés KTM 4:05:16 1:39 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 37:13:38 2:22
3 Spain Marc Coma KTM 4:05:38 2:01 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 38:19:56 1:34:56
12 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 2:24:38 1 Spain Marc Coma KTM 39:38:16
2 Spain Joan Barreda Husqvarna 2:27:21 2:43 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 39:39:51 1:35
3 Spain Jordi Viladoms KTM 2:27:48 3:10 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 40:52:05 1:13:49
13 1 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 3:21:16 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 43:01:54
2 France Cyril Despres KTM 3:22:03 0:47 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 43:57:57 0:56:03
3 Spain Jordi Viladoms KTM 3:24:16 3:00 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 44:13:21 1:11:27
14 1 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 0:22:26 1 France Cyril Despres KTM 43:28:11
2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 00:23:34 01:08 2 Spain Marc Coma KTM 44:21:31 0:53:20
3 Slovakia Štefan Svitko KTM 00:24:09 01:43 3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 44:39:28 1:11:17

Quads[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Difference Pos Competitor Make Time Difference
1 1 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 40:13 1 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 40:13
2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 41:07 0:54 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 41:07 0:54
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 41:20 1:07 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 41:20 1:07
2 1 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 3:49:56 1 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 4:30:09
2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 3:54:04 4:08 2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 4:36:43 6:34
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 3:58:31 8:35 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 4:39:51 9:42
3 1 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 4:53:29 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 9:32:31
2 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 4:55:21 1:52 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 9:33:26 0:55
3 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 4:55:48 2:19 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 9:35:12 2:41
4 1 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 5:13:30 1 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 14:48:11
2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 5:19:03 5:33 2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 14:51:34 2:52
3 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 5:21:26 7:56 3 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 14:54:52 6:10
5 1 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 2:58:37 1 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 17:51:27
2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 3:00:28 1:51 2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 17:52:02 0:35
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 3:02:45 4:08 3 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 17:53:29 2:02
6 Stage cancelled
7 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 4:36:16 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 22:28:18
2 Chile Ignacio Casale Yamaha 4:53:26 17:10 2 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 23:27:11 58:53
3 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 5:10:15 33:59 3 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 23:49:53 1:21:35
8 1 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 6:14:07 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 28:45:03
2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 6:16:45 2:38 2 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 29:51:08 1:06:05
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 6:23:57 9:50 3 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 30:04:00 1:18:57
9 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 6:21:18 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 35:06:21
2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 6:22:20 1:02 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 37:26:20 1:19:59
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 7:05:25 44:07 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 37:56:33 1:50:12
10 1 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 5:10:08 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 40:29:55
2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 5:23:04 12:56 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 41:49:24 1:19:29
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 5:23:34 13:26 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 42:06:41 1:36:46
11 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 4:53:45 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 45:23:40
2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 4:54:16 0:31 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 46:43:40 1:20:00
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 5:12:42 18:57 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 47:34:23 2:10:43
12 1 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 2:57:29 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 48:21:51
2 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 2:58:11 0:42 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 49:41:09 1:19:18
3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 3:11:23 13:54 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 50:45:46 2:23:55
13 1 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 4:00:42 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 52:30:49
2 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 4:07:46 7:04 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 53:50:37 1:19:48
3 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 4:08:58 8:12 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 54:46:28 2:15:39
14 1 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 0:29:44 1 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 53:01:47
2 Uruguay Sergio Lafuente Yamaha 0:30:33 0:49 2 Argentina Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 54:22:08 1:20:17
3 Argentina Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 0:31:02 1:18 3 Argentina Tomas Maffei Yamaha 55:16:12 2:14:21

Cars[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Difference Pos Competitor Make Time Difference
1 1 Russia Leonid Novitskiy
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mini 32:12 1 Russia Leonid Novitskiy
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mini 32:12
2 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 32:17 0:05 2 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 32:17 0:05
3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 32:21 0:09 3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 32:21 0:09
2 1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Spain Lucas Cruz
Hummer 2:47:18 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 3:20:33
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 2:48:12 0:54 2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 3:23:01 2:28
3 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 2:50:00 2:42 3 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 3:23:06 2:33
3 1 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 2:26:51 1 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 5:51:06
2 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 2:28:00 1:09 2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 5:52:00 0:54
3 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Spain Lucas Cruz
Hummer 2:28:20 1:29 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 5:52:46 1:40
4 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 3:49:33 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 9:43:20
2 Argentina Orlando Terranova
United States Andy Grider
Toyota 3:54:52 5:19 2 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 9:49:01 5:41
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 3:56:15 6:42 3 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 9:50:04 6:44
5 1 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 2:10:51 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 11:58:03
2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 2:11:52 1:01 2 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 12:02:21 4:18
3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 2:14:43 3:52 3 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 12:08:42 10:39
6 Stage cancelled
7 1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Spain Lucas Cruz
Hummer 3:26:57 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 15:32:53
2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 3:34:27 7:30 2 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 15:44:15 11:22
3 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 3:34:50 7:53 3 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 15:46:02 13:09
8 1 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 4:25:44 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 20:04:15
2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 4:25:49 0:05 2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 20:11:51 7:36
3 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 4:27:48 2:04 3 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 20:12:03 7:48
9 1 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 4:35:21 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 24:41:14
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 4:36:59 1:38 2 United States Robby Gordon
United States Johnny Campbell
Hummer 24:47:12 5:58
3 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 4:43:58 8:37 3 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 24:58:03 16:49
10 1 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 3:59:37 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 28:41:12
2 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 3:59:58 0:21 2 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 29:00:17 19:05
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 4:07:21 7:44 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 29:42:45 1:01:33
11 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 3:56:53 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 32:38:05
2 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 4:00:37 3:44 2 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 33:00:54 22:49
3 Portugal Ricardo Leal dos Santos
Portugal Paulo Fiuza
Mini 4:05:49 8:56 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 9:49:06 1:11:01
12 1 Russia Leonid Novitskiy
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mini 2:29:50 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 35:19:04
2 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 2:36:38 6:48 2 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 35:39:04 20:00
3 Netherlands Bernhard ten Brinke
France Matthieu Baumel
Mitsubishi 2:37:47 7:57 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 36:25:44 1:06:40
13 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 3:09:47 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 38:28:51
2 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 3:18:16 8:29 2 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 39:11:48 42:57
3 Russia Leonid Novitskiy
Germany Andreas Schulz
Mini 3:22:42 12:55 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 39:44:00 1:15:09
14 1 Portugal Ricardo Leal dos Santos
Portugal Paulo Fiuza
Mini 23:04 1 France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mini 38:54:46
2 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin
Mini 23:21 0:17 2 Spain Joan Roma
France Michel Périn
Mini 39:36:42 41:56
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 24:11 1:07 3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Germany Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 40:08:11 1:13:25

Trucks[edit]

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Difference Pos Competitor Make Time Difference
1 1 Netherlands Marcel van Vliet
Netherlands Bell Peter
Belgium Serge Bruynkens
MAN 37:45 1 Netherlands Marcel van Vliet
Netherlands Bell Peter
Belgium Serge Bruynkens
MAN 37:45
2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 38:11 0:26 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 38:11 0:26
3 Germany Franz Echter
Germany Detlef Ruf
Germany Artur Klein
MAN 38:41 0:56 3 Germany Franz Echter
Germany Detlef Ruf
Germany Artur Klein
MAN 38:41 0:56
2 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 3:10:00 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 3:48:11
2 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 3:13:21 3:21 2 Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Russia Sergey Savostin
Russia Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 3:53:41 5:30
3 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 3:14:56 4:56 3 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 3:54:00 5:49
3 1 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 2:50:53 1 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 6:47:33
2 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 2:52:02 1:09 2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 6:48:01 0:28
3 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz 2:53:12 2:19 3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 6:49:24 1:51
4 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 4:22:12 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 11:10:13
2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 4:23:25 1:13 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 11:12:55 2:42
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 4:23:55 1:43 3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 11:13:19 3:06
5 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 2:34:30 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 13:44:43
2 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Petr Almáši
Czech Republic Michael Ernst
Tatra 2:34:44 0:14 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 13:49:04 4:21
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 2:35:49 1:19 3 Italy Miki Biason
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 13:49:08 4:25
6 Stage cancelled
7 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 4:20:32 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 18:05:15
2 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Petr Almáši
Czech Republic Michael Ernst
Tatra 4:24:31 3:59 2 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Petr Almáši
Czech Republic Michael Ernst
Tatra 18:22:25 17:10
3 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz 4:37:04 16:32 3 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 18:38:29 33:14
8 1 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Petr Almáši
Czech Republic Michael Ernst
Tatra 5:07:17 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 23:14:03
2 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 5:08:48 1:31 2 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Czech Republic Petr Almáši
Czech Republic Michael Ernst
Tatra 23:29:42 15:39
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 5:19:37 12:20 3 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 24:02:09 48:06
9 1 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 5:29:02 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 28:43:59
2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 5:29:22 0:20 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 29:31:31 47:32
3 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 5:29:56 0:54 3 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 29:50:39 1:06:40
10 1 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 5:06:11 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 33:52:33
2 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz 5:08:29 2:18 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 34:52:00 59:27
3 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 5:08:34 2:23 3 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 10:56:50 1:04:17
11 1 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz 3:52:50 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 37:51:55
2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 3:55:53 3:03 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 38:47:53 55:58
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 3:57:52 5:02 3 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 39:12:24 1:20:29
12 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 2:59:00 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 40:50:55
2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 2:59:32 0:32 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 41:47:25 56:30
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 2:59:32 0:32 3 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 42:30:38 1:39:43
13 1 Russia Andrey Karginov
Russia Igor Devyatkin
Russia Andrey Mokeev
Kamaz 3:33:27 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 44:49:45
2 Brazil André de Azevedo
Brazil Maykel Justo
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra 3:53:41 0:20 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 45:43:01 53:16
3 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 3:55:36 0:22 3 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 46:38:10 1:48:25
14 1 Italy Miki Biasion
Netherlands Michel Huisman
Italy Giorgio Albiero
Iveco 0:27:22 1 Netherlands Gérard de Rooy
Poland Dariusz Rodewald
Belgium Tom Colsoul
Iveco 45:20:47
2 Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Russia Vyatcheslav Mizyukaev
Russia Dmitry Sotnikov
Kamaz 0:28:48 0:01 2 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 46:12:06 51:19
3 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Hans van Goor
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
Iveco 0:29:05 0:02 3 Kazakhstan Artur Ardavichus
Russia Alexey Kuzmich
Kazakhstan Nurlan Turlubaev
Kamaz 47:08:32 1:47:45

Final standings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ confirms it will host the three final stages of the 2012 Dakar Rally (Spanish)
  2. ^ press informs official announcement will take place on 16 or 18 February in Paris (Spanish)
  3. ^ Map of the three final stages: 2012 Dakar Rally in Peru (In Spanish)
  4. ^ "Motorcycle competitor dies on opening day of Dakar Rally in Argentina". CNN. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Father, son flying over Dakar rally die in plane crash". seprin.com. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  6. ^ S Stage 6 Fiambalá – Copiapó cancelled
  7. ^ Der Dakar-Konvoi auf dem Weg nach Copiapó in Chile
  8. ^ Schneechaos verhindert sechste Etappe
  9. ^ "Stage 3 Stage Report". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Stage 8 Stage Report". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Stage 13 Stage Report". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Francisco Lopez". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Peterhansel nears tenth Dakar win as Gordon and Holowczyc hit trouble". Autosport. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Leonid Novitskiy wins Dakar Rally opener as Nasser Al-Attiyah hits early problem". Autosport. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Robby Gordon closes on Dakar Rally leader Stephane Peterhansel but Nasser Al-Attiyah retires". Autosport. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Gordon facing Dakar disqualification". CNN. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Robby Gordon loses Dakar excluding appeal and 5th place". Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Stage 9 Stage Report". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Kamaz Truck suspended for Dakar 2012". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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