Dakar 2016 Wrap-Up

Australian Toby Price takes his first Dakar title

After 13 stages the 2016 Dakar has come to close. Toby Price has added his name to the record books as the first Australian to win a Dakar title after a dominant week two that left him with a commanding 39:41 lead over second place finisher Stefan Svitko; and 48:48 ahead of third place finisher Chilean Pablo Quintanilla. Of the five American riders, four made it to the finish with HRC Rally team rider Ricky Brabec an impressive ninth overall in his Dakar debut. Ian Blythe also had a strong week two that allowed him to climb in the General Rankings to 26th after he carded an 11th in stage 10 and an 8th in stage 11. Other American riders finishing the event were Alexander Smith in 37th overall, and Scott Bright in 53rd. All-in-all an outstanding debut for the American riders competing. Of the 153 competitors that started the 2016 Dakar 84 made it the finish.

Final Overall Standings

1. Toby Price (KTM) AUS – 48:09:15
2. Stefan Svitko (KTM) SVK – 48:48:56
3. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) CHL – 48:58:03
4. Kevin Benavides (Honda) ARG – 49:04:02
5. Helder Rodrigues (Yamaha) PRT – 49:04:59
6. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) FRA – 49:55:44
7. Antoine Meo (KTM) FRA – 50:06:02
8. Gerard Farres Guell (KTM) ESP – 50:10:15
9. Ricky Brabec (Honda) USA – 50:20:42
10. Armand Monleon (KTM) ESP – 51:37:04
11. Andrien Metge (Honda) FRA – 51:59:20
12. Jacopo Cerutti (Husqvarna) ITA – 52:20:55
13. Mario Patrao (KTM) PRT – 52:23:47
14. Emanuel Gyenes (KTM) ROU – 52:28:03
15. Laia Sanz (KTM) ESP – 52:42:43
16. Ivan Cervantes (KTM) ESP – 52:54:38
17. Jordi Viladoms (KTM) ESP – 53:00:19
18. David Casteu (KTM) FRA – 53:27:19
19. Frans Verhoeven (YAM) NLD – 53:28:43
20. Jakub Piatek (KTM) POL – 53:57:24
26. Ian Blythe (KTM) USA – 56:01:06
37. Alexander Smith (Husqvarna) USA – 58:59:59
53. Scott Bright (KTM) USA – 64:37:29

DNF. Carroll Gittere (Husqvarna) USA


Individual Stage Results - Week Two:

Stage 8 – January 11th
Salta to Belén, Argentina
Stage distance: Special sections: 393km; Total: 766km

1. Toby Price
2. Paulo Goncalves
3. Pablo Quintanilla
4. Stefan Svitko
5. Kevin Benavides
6. Helder Rodrigues
7. Gerard Farres Guell
8. Antoine Meo
9. Juan Pedrero Garcia
10. Adrien Van Beveren
11. Ricky Brabec
24. Ian Blythe
45. Alexander Smith
73. Scott Bright

Recording amazing stories 🎥📽 Grabando historias increíbles 🎥📽 #Dakar2016

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Stage 9 – January 12th
Belén to Belén, Argentina
Stage distance: Special sections: 285km; Total: 436km

1. Toby Price
2. Ricky Brabec
3. Antoine Meo
4. Stefan Svitko
5. Adrien Van Beveren
6. Gerard Farres Guell
7. Pablo Quintanilla
8. Helder Rodrigues
9. Armand Monleon
10. Kevin Benavides
48. Alexander Smith
56. Ian Blythe
59. Scott Bright

High speed!!! A. Meo on Stage 9 🏍💨 / Alta velocidad!!! A. Meo en la etapa 9 🏍💨 #Dakar2016

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Stage 10 – January 13th
Belén to La Rioja, Argentina
Stage distance: Special sections: 278km; Total: 561km

1. Stefan Svitko
2. Kevin Benavides
3. Toby Price
4. Paulo Goncalves
5. Antoine Meo
6. Pablo Quintanilla
7. Helder Rodrigues
8. Ricky Brabec
9. Adrien Van Beveren
10. Gerard Farres Guell
11. Ian Blythe
30. Alexander Smith
69. Scott Bright

Stage 10, a really hard day ✊🏼💪🏻 Etapa 10, un día muy duro ✊🏼💪🏻 #Dakar2016

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Stage 11 – January 14th
La Rioja to San Juan, Argentina
Stage distance: Special sections: 431km; Total: 712km

1. Antoine Meo
2. Toby Price
3. Pablo Quintanilla
4. Helder Rodrigues
5. Adrien Van Beveren
6. Kevin Benavides
7.  Stefan Svitko
8. Ian Blythe
9. Jordi Viladoms
10. Gerard Farres Guell
11. Ricky Brabec
37. Alexander Smith
54. Scott Bright


Stage 12 – January 15th
San Juan to Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina
Stage distance: Special sections: 481km; Total: 931km

1. Helder Rodrigues
2. Toby Price
3. Kevin Benavides
4. Stefan Svitko
5. Adrien Van Beveren
6. Pablo Quintanilla
7.  Armand Monleon
8. Gerard Farres Guell
9. Olivier Pain
10. Jacopo Cerutti
17. Ricky Brabec
36. Alexander Smith
55. Scott Bright
66. Ian Blythe

Now you see me 😎👌🏽/ Ahora me ves 😎👌🏽 #picoftheday #dakar2016

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Stage 13 – January 16th
Villa Carlos Paz to Rosario, Argentina
Stage distance: Special sections: 180km; Total: 699km

1. Pablo Quintanilla
2. Kevin Benavides
3. Helder Rodrigues
4. Toby Price
5. Stefan Svitko
6. Gerard Farres Guell
7.  Ivan Cervantes
8. Ricky Brabec
9. Adrien Van Beveren
10. Mario Patrao
20. Ian Blythe
40. Alexander Smith
46. Scott Bright

Only the wisest endured 🚚🏍💪🏻 solo los más sabios lo logran 🚚🏍 #Dakar2016

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Dakar is huge and such a great accomplishment! Can't wait to come back #usa

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#Dakar2016 #IfYouSeeKay #RallyPanAm

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