Barreda is on top of the day-four timesheets

Monster Honda’s Joan Barreda took the winning honours on the fourth day of Dakar 2021, finishing with a six-minute lead over Yamaha’s Ross Branch with rookie Daniel Sanders in third.

It was Barreda’s second stage win of the week but he has expressed concern over tyre usage.

“It was another good stage. I started very far back because of my result yesterday, but that’s the way it is in this Dakar, you’re either at the front or far back,” he said.

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“We need to keep it up. I’ve used three tyres so far. I think the one I used today is quite worn, but I was supposed to use it for three days, so it’s not great news. But we’ll see what we can do in the coming days.”

Husqvarna’s Xavier de Soultrait finished today’s stage in fifth place, seven minutes behind Barreda, to move into the overall lead by a slim margin of 15 seconds over the Spaniard.

“It’s difficult to open up large gaps in stages like these. We’d have to attack like a madman, but we’re already going very fast. I again reached 175 km/h today. I could go faster, but I don’t feel like it. You also need to follow the roadbook. At any rate, my pace is really good,” he said.

In today’s stage, Britain’s Sam Sunderland took 12th place with Jamie McCanney in 16th. Chamion Ricky Brabec ended two places behind the Manxman while yesterday’s overall leader Skyler Howes was 20th. Laia Sanz finished 25th with David Knight in 39th and Neil Hawker 67th.

Overall, Sunderland is in seventh, seven minutes off the lead while McCanney is in 19th and half an hour down. Sanz is in 29th, Knight 42nd after a 24 minute penalty and Hawker 58th.

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(ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORTMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202102H 46′ 50”

218
(BWA) ROSS BRANCHMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM02H 52′ 47”+ 00H 05′ 57”
321
(AUS) DANIEL SANDERSKTM FACTORY TEAM02H 52′ 59”+ 00H 06′ 09”
477
(ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDESROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING02H 53′ 12”+ 00H 06′ 22”
512
(FRA) XAVIER DE SOULTRAITHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING02H 54′ 09”+ 00H 07′ 19”
627
(PRT) JOAQUIM RODRIGUESHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY02H 54′ 11”+ 00H 07′ 21”
74
(CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMOMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202102H 54′ 19”+ 00H 07′ 29”00H 01′ 00”
82
(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLAROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING02H 54′ 24”+ 00H 07′ 34”
911
(SVK) STEFAN SVITKOSLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM02H 55′ 36”+ 00H 08′ 46”
1042
(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVERENMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM02H 56′ 12”+ 00H 09′ 22”
1136
(CZE) JAN BRABECSTROJRENT RACING02H 57′ 15”+ 00H 10′ 25”
125
(GBR) SAM SUNDERLANDRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM02H 57′ 23”+ 00H 10′ 33”
1315
(ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINOSHERCO FACTORY02H 58′ 03”+ 00H 11′ 13”
1447
(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDESMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202102H 58′ 28”+ 00H 11′ 38”
156
(ARG) FRANCO CAIMIMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM02H 58′ 39”+ 00H 11′ 49”
1668
(GBR) JAMIE MCCANNEYMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM02H 59′ 12”+ 00H 12′ 22”
1717
(ESP) JOAN PEDRERO GARCIAFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM02H 59′ 14”+ 00H 12′ 24”
181
(USA) RICKY BRABECMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202102H 59′ 43”+ 00H 12′ 53”
1931
(CZE) MARTIN MICHEKORION – MOTO RACING GROUP02H 59′ 49”+ 00H 12′ 59”
209
(USA) SKYLER HOWESBAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM03H 00′ 03”+ 00H 13′ 13”
2174
(ESP) JAUME BETRIUFN SPEED – KTM TEAM03H 00′ 33”+ 00H 13′ 43”
223
(AUS) TOBY PRICERED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03H 01′ 32”+ 00H 14′ 42”
2352
(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNERRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03H 03′ 32”+ 00H 16′ 42”00H 07′ 00”
2424
(DEU) SEBASTIAN BÜHLERHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY03H 04′ 09”+ 00H 17′ 19”
2544
(ESP) LAIA SANZGAS GAS FACTORY TEAM03H 04′ 38”+ 00H 17′ 48”
2622
(POL) MACIEJ GIEMZAORLEN TEAM03H 06′ 22”+ 00H 19′ 32”
2720
(POL) ADAM TOMICZEKORLEN TEAM03H 06′ 56”+ 00H 20′ 06”
2826
(CZE) MILAN ENGELORION – MOTO RACING GROUP03H 08′ 11”+ 00H 21′ 21”
2932
(ESP) TOSHA SCHAREINAFN SPEED – KTM TEAM03H 09′ 48”+ 00H 22′ 58”
3073
(KWT) MOHAMMED JAFFARDUUST RALLY TEAM03H 11′ 44”+ 00H 24′ 54”
3154
(FRA) CAMILLE CHAPELIERETEAM BAINES RALLY03H 11′ 55”+ 00H 25′ 05”
3287
(ESP) ORIOL MENAFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM03H 17′ 17”+ 00H 30′ 27”00H 03′ 00”
3329
(ROU) EMANUEL GYENESAUTONET MOTORCYCLE TEAM03H 17′ 46”+ 00H 30′ 56”
3480
(AUS) MICHAEL BURGESSBAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM03H 18′ 37”+ 00H 31′ 47”
3576
(CZE) ROMAN KREJCIBO!BETON TEAM03H 18′ 43”+ 00H 31′ 53”
3653
(CZE) LIBOR PODMOLPODMOL DAKAR TEAM03H 19′ 02”+ 00H 32′ 12”
3737
(CZE) DAVID PABISKAJANTAR TEAM03H 21′ 06”+ 00H 34′ 16”
3895
(FRA) XAVIER FLICKXTREM RACING03H 21′ 36”+ 00H 34′ 46”
39101
(GBR) DAVID KNIGHTHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING03H 25′ 08”+ 00H 38′ 18”
4039
(FRA) BENJAMIN MELOTBENJAMIN MELOT03H 26′ 20”+ 00H 39′ 30”

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