2016 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

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2016 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
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The 2016 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship season is the 14th season of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship.

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for the 2016 season featured six rallies.[1] Some of the rallies were also part of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

Round Dates Rally name
1 2–7 April United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
2 17–22 April Qatar Sealine Cross-Country Rally
3 2–7 June Italy Sardegna Rally Race
4 28 August – 4 September Chile Atacama Rally
5 1–7 October Morocco Rallye OiLibya du Maroc

Teams and riders[edit]

Constructor Bike Team Rider Rounds
Honda Honda CRF450 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Spirit Racing United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Falasi 1
Russia VVI Rally Team Slovakia Ján Zaťko 1
Honda CRF450R Australia CPW Motoparts Australia Jacob Smith 1
Honda CRF 450 Rally Japan Honda HRC Rally Argentina Kevin Benavides 3–5
Portugal Paulo Gonçalves 4–5
Husqvarna Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory Sweden Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Chile Pablo Quintanilla 1–2, 4–5
France Pierre Renet 1–2, 4–5
Husqvarna 450 Rally Replica Netherlands HT Husqvarna Rally Team Spain Txomin Arana 1
Netherlands Arjan Bos 1
Iceland Joikef Sveinbjörnsson 1
United Kingdom David Thomas 1
Husqvarna FC 450 Kazakhstan MobilEx Racing Team Kazakhstan Yevgeniya Nesterová 1
Husqvarna FE 450 Australia Scott Britnell Australia Scott Britnell 1–2
KTM KTM 450 EXC Qatar Ahmed Fahad Alkuwari Qatar Ahmed Fahad Alkuwari 2
KTM 450 Rally Factory Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo 2
Austria Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team
Austria KTM Factory Racing
Australia Toby Price 1–2, 4–5
Spain Laia Sanz 1–2, 4
United Kingdom Sam Sunderland 1–2, 4–5
Austria Matthias Walkner 4–5
KTM 450 Rally Replica Romania Autonet Motorcycle Team Romania Emanuel Gyenes 1
United Arab Emirates Crazy Camel Racing Italy Carlo Seminara 1
Kuwait Ibrahim Alrubaian Kuwait Ibrahim Alrubaian 1
Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Chile José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo 1, 3–4
Bolivia Juan Carlos Salvatierra Bolivia Juan Carlos Salvatierra 2
United Kingdom Kurt Burroughs United Kingdom Kurt Burroughs 2
Czech Republic Marek Podlipny Czech Republic Marek Podlipny 1
Slovenia Miran Stanovnik Slovenia Miran Stanovnik 1
United Arab Emirates Mohammed Al Balooshi United Arab Emirates Mohammed Al Balooshi 1–2
Poland Orlen Team Poland Jakub Piątek 1–2, 5
Poland Paweł Stasiaczek 1
Australia Ben Young 1
Germany Team Kaiser Germany Stephan Preuss 1
Germany Thomas Preuss 1
Germany Tony Schattat Germany Tony Schattat 1
United Arab Emirates Vendetta Racing UAE United Kingdom David Mabbs 1
United Kingdom David McBride 1
United Kingdom Paul Middleton 1
Slovakia Slovakia Rally Team Slovakia Stefan Svitko 5
KTM SXF 450 Australia Mark Davidson Australia Mark Davidson 1
Sherco Sherco 450 RTR France Sherco TVS Rally Factory Spain Juan Pedrero 3, 5
France Adrien Metge 5
India Aravind Prabhakar 5
Yamaha Yamaha WR450F United Arab Emirates Crazy Camel Racing Australia Rodney Faggoter 1
Poland Sonik Team Spain Julián Villarrubia 1
Japan Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Portugal Hélder Rodrigues 1–3, 5
Netherlands Adrien van Beveren 2–3, 5
Italy Alessandro Botturi 3, 5
Sources:[2][3]

Results[edit]

Round Rally name Podium finishers
Rank Rider Bike Time
1 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge[4] 1 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Factory 18:18:24
2 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally Factory 18:20:35
3 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory 18:21:47
2 Qatar Sealine Cross-Country Rally[5] 1 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally Factory 19:14:07
2 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory 19:23:45
3 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha WR450F 19:44:53
3 Italy Sardegna Rally Race[6] 1 Spain Juan Pedrero Sherco 450 14:31:15
2 France Xavier de Soultrait Yamaha WR450F 14:31:58
3 Spain Armand Monleón Husqvarna 450 14:33:32
4 Chile Atacama Rally 1 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 450 11:48:38
2 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Factory 11:49:07
3 Argentina Kevin Benavides Honda 450 11:58:13
5 Morocco Rallye OiLibya du Maroc 1 Australia Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Factory 13:06:35
2 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland KTM 450 Rally Factory 13:14:19
3 Chile Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 450 13:23:37

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' championship[edit]

  • Points for final positions were awarded as follows:
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th+ 
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider ABU
United Arab Emirates
QAT
Qatar
SAR
Italy
CHL
Chile
MAR
Morocco
Points
1 Chile Pablo Quintanilla 320 226 131 319 96
2 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland 223 129 514 223 89
3 Australia Toby Price 130 Ret3 224 130 87
4 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues 215 319 811 416 51
5 France Pierre Renet 515 514 910 910 49
6 Spain Juan Pedrero 130 811 41
7 Chile José Cornejo 712 913 154 811 40
8 France Xavier De Soultrait 224 514 38
9 Argentina Kevin Benavides 613 319 Ret4 36
10 France Adrien van Beveren Ret3 712 613 28
11 Austria Matthias Walkner 613 713 26
12 Spain Laia Sanz 613 Ret3 109 25
13 Italy Alessandro Botturi 418 384 22
14 Portugal Paulo Gonçalves 417 Ret4 21
15 Spain Armand Monleon 319 19
16 United Arab Emirates Mohammed Al Balooshi 416 Ret3 19
17 Poland Jakub Piątek 811 Ret3 374 18
18 Australia Scott Britnell 174 813 17
19 Bolivia Juan Carlos Salvatierra 416 16
20 United States Ricky Brabec 712 354 16
Pos Rider ABU
United Arab Emirates
QAT
Qatar
SAR
Italy
CHL
Chile
MAR
Morocco
Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIM Cross Country Rallies Commission: 2016 Provisional Calendars, 1 December" (PDF). Motorsport.co.za. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge entry list" (PDF). abudhabidesertchallenge.com. Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Sealine Cross-Country Rally entry list" (PDF). QMMF.com. Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge final classifications" (PDF). abudhabidesertchallenge.com. Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Sealine Cross-Country Rally final classifications" (PDF). qmmf.com. Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Sardegna Rally Race final classifications". enduro.ficr.it. Federazione Italiana Cronometristi. Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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