Dakar 2012 – Stage 2

Stage 2

Santa Rosa de la Pampa > San Rafael


Over 200km of road section leads into a 290km special stage on dirt and rock tracks, with some dunes at the end.

Magazine (1min):

Some of the top entries in the car category.

Stage 2 Summary (3min):

The Hummers on a charge!

Videos from the official Dakar YouTube channel / ASO.


Don’t read this until you’ve seen the videos.

Today – Bikes

1. Coma (KTM)
2. Despres (KTM) +1m18s
3. Barreda Bort (Husqvarna) +2m33s
4. Lopez (Aprilia) +2m44s
5. Przygonski (KTM) +4m17s

Overall – Bikes

1. Coma (KTM)
2. Lopez (Aprilia) +2m30s
3. Despres (KTM) +2m52s
4. Przygonski (KTM) +4m52s
4. Barreda Bort (Husqvarna) +8m16s

Today – Cars

1. Al-Attiyah (Hummer)
2. Peterhansel (MINI) +54s
3. Gordon (Hummer) +2m42s
4. Holowcyc (MINI) +3m31s
5. Roma (MINI) +4m15s

Overall – Cars

1. Peterhansel (MINI)
2. Gordon (Hummer) +2m28s
3. Holowcyc (MINI) +2m33s
4. De Villiers (Toyota) +3m49s
5. Roma (MINI) +5m32s

Only on stage 2 but the time gaps are starting to appear. This rally is about survival though, it can all change yet.