The Dakar 2016 in words The best quotes and overall results from the world’s toughest rally, which




Stéphane Peterhansel, Team Peugeot-Total, overall winner for the 12th time: “Really proud to win for Peugeot because it was a completely new team and after only two years we took the victory. Really proud, really satisfied. These are good memories because it wasn’t easy.”

Sébastien Loeb, Team Peugeot-Total, nine-time WRC winner, Dakar freshman, 9th place: “Now we know which points we have to work on. Hopefully we know that on normal, WRC-like stages, we are OK. It’s more on the off-road that we have to work, for Daniel and I, for the car and the sand. We have one year to prepare. We will be stronger and I hope we will fight for the win for sure.”

Toby Price, overall winner in the bike category for the first time: “It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. It’s insane. Two years ago, I didn’t even think I would be doing this. Just to be here and to cross the finish line of the Dakar is a win in itself. To be on the top step of the podium is… unbelievable.”

2016 Dakar Rally overall standings

CARS 1 Stéphane Peterhansel (F)/Jean-Paul Cottret (F) Peugeot 45h22min10sec 2 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Mathieu Baumel (F) Mini +34min58sec 3 Giniel de Villiers (ZAF)/Dirk von Zitzewitz (D) Toyota  +1h02min47sec 4 Mikko Hirvonen (FIN)/Michel Perin (F) Mini +1h05min18sec 5 Leeroy Poulter (ZAF)/Robert Howie (ZAF) Toyota +1h30min43sec 7 Cyril Despres (F)/David Castera (F) +1h49min04sec 9 Sébastien Loeb (F)/Daniel Elena (MC) Peugeot +2h22min09sec 15 Kuba Przygonski (POL)/Andrei Rudnitski (BLR) Mini +5h40min00sec 29 Marek Dabrowski (POL)/Jacek Czachor (POL) Toyota +15h27min33sec 53 Adam Malysz (POL)/Xavier Panseri (F) Mini +28h46min03sec


BIKES 1 Toby Price (AUS) KTM 48h09min15sec 2 Stefan Svitko (SVK) KTM +39min41sec 3 Pablo Quintanilla (CHL) +48min48sec 4 Kevin Benavides (ARG) Honda +54min47sec 5 Helder Rodrigues (POR) Yamaha +55min44sec 7 Antoine Meo (F) KTM +1h56min47sec 16 Ivan Cervantes (KTM) +4h45min23sec 17 Jordi Viladoms (KTM) +4h51min04sec


TRUCKS 1 Gerard De Rooy (NLD) Iveco 44h42min03sec 2 Ayrat Mardeev (RUS) Kamaz +1h10min27sec 3 Federico Villagra (ARG) Iveco +1h40min55sec 4 Hans Stacey (NLD) Man +2h23min01sec 5 Ton van Genugten (NLD) Iveco +2h30min59sec 7 Eduard Nikolaev (RUS) Kamaz +3h39min23sec 14 Andrey Karginov (RUS) Kamaz +6h40min58sec 15 Dimitry Sotnikov (RUS) Kamaz +6h45min42sec


QUADS 1 Marcos Patronelli (ARG) Yamaha 58h47min41sec 2 Alejandro Patronelli (ARG) Yamaha +5min23sec 3 Brian Baragwanath (ZAF) Yamaha +1h41min53sec 4 Sergei Karyakin (RUS) Yamaha +1h44min25sec 5 Jeremias Ferioli (ARG) Yamaha +2h02min08sec

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