Brabec wins stage seven but is still 15 mins off the pace

Monster Honda’s Ricky Brabec has taken his first stage in Dakar 2021 but is still nearly 15 minutes behind overall leader and team-mate Ignacio Cornejo.

Reigning champion Brabec finshed two minutes ahead of Cornejo on today’s marathon stage but will have to go some to get close to a title defence this week.

“I’m not sure about getting back a whole lotta time. Toby’s still behind me. We’re gonna try and stay focused and make it through tomorrow to get back to a mechanic,” said Brabec.

“I don’t know if this Dakar is about strategy. I think the strategy is to not open. I think everyone that’s opening is just losing a little bit of time.

“There’s five days left and we’re gonna try just to finish in the top 7 every day and see if we can make up a little bit of time.”

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Dakar 2021 stage seven results

11
(USA) RICKY BRABECMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202104H 37′ 44”
24
(CHL) JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMOMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202104H 39′ 51”+ 00H 02′ 07”
39
(USA) SKYLER HOWESBAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM04H 40′ 03”+ 00H 02′ 19”
45
(GBR) SAM SUNDERLANDRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM04H 40′ 36”+ 00H 02′ 52”
521
(AUS) DANIEL SANDERSKTM FACTORY TEAM04H 40′ 58”+ 00H 03′ 14”
612
(FRA) XAVIER DE SOULTRAITHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING04H 41′ 41”+ 00H 03′ 57”
73
(AUS) TOBY PRICERED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM04H 42′ 49”+ 00H 05′ 05”
877
(ARG) LUCIANO BENAVIDESROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING04H 43′ 33”+ 00H 05′ 49”
927
(PRT) JOAQUIM RODRIGUESHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY04H 43′ 39”+ 00H 05′ 55”
106
(ARG) FRANCO CAIMIMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM04H 44′ 30”+ 00H 06′ 46”
1142
(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVERENMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM04H 45′ 43”+ 00H 07′ 59”
1231
(CZE) MARTIN MICHEKORION – MOTO RACING GROUP04H 46′ 19”+ 00H 08′ 35”
1315
(ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINOSHERCO FACTORY04H 46′ 28”+ 00H 08′ 44”
1488
(ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORTMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202104H 46′ 41”+ 00H 08′ 57”
152
(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLAROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING04H 47′ 36”+ 00H 09′ 52”
1647
(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDESMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202104H 48′ 01”+ 00H 10′ 17”
1752
(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNERRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM04H 48′ 50”+ 00H 11′ 06”
1811
(SVK) STEFAN SVITKOSLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM04H 52′ 10”+ 00H 14′ 26”
1974
(ESP) JAUME BETRIUFN SPEED – KTM TEAM04H 56′ 07”+ 00H 18′ 23”
2032
(ESP) TOSHA SCHAREINAFN SPEED – KTM TEAM04H 58′ 22”+ 00H 20′ 38”
2119
(PRT) RUI GONCALVESSHERCO FACTORY05H 08′ 32”+ 00H 30′ 48”
2222
(POL) MACIEJ GIEMZAORLEN TEAM05H 12′ 29”+ 00H 34′ 45”
2324
(DEU) SEBASTIAN BÜHLERHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY05H 14′ 23”+ 00H 36′ 39”
2454
(FRA) CAMILLE CHAPELIERETEAM BAINES RALLY05H 15′ 41”+ 00H 37′ 57”
2533
(IND) HARITH NOAH KOITHA VEETTILSHERCO FACTORY05H 17′ 03”+ 00H 39′ 19”
2617
(ESP) JOAN PEDRERO GARCIAFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM05H 17′ 18”+ 00H 39′ 34”
2718
(BWA) ROSS BRANCHMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM05H 20′ 04”+ 00H 42′ 20”
2836
(CZE) JAN BRABECSTROJRENT RACING05H 21′ 36”+ 00H 43′ 52”
2953
(CZE) LIBOR PODMOLPODMOL DAKAR TEAM05H 24′ 36”+ 00H 46′ 52”
30142
(ITA) MAURIZIO GERINISOLARYS RACING05H 24′ 45”+ 00H 47′ 01”
3130
(LTU) ARUNAS GELAZNINKASZIGMAS DAKAR TEAM05H 25′ 21”+ 00H 47′ 37”
32101
(GBR) DAVID KNIGHTHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING05H 25′ 58”+ 00H 48′ 14”
3339
(FRA) BENJAMIN MELOTBENJAMIN MELOT05H 30′ 39”+ 00H 52′ 55”
3444
(ESP) LAIA SANZGAS GAS FACTORY TEAM05H 31′ 17”+ 00H 53′ 33”
3529
(ROU) EMANUEL GYENESAUTONET MOTORCYCLE TEAM05H 45′ 39”+ 01H 07′ 55”
3625
(NLD) PAUL SPIERINGSHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING05H 51′ 09”+ 01H 13′ 25”
3795
(FRA) XAVIER FLICKXTREM RACING05H 51′ 38”+ 01H 13′ 54”
3887
(ESP) ORIOL MENAFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM05H 52′ 39”+ 01H 14′ 55”
3980
(AUS) MICHAEL BURGESSBAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM05H 53′ 25”+ 01H 15′ 41”
4063
(POL) KONRAD DABROWSKIDUUST RALLY TEAM05H 54′ 15”+ 01H 16′ 31”
4137
(CZE) DAVID PABISKAJANTAR TEAM05H 56′ 52”+ 01H 19′ 08”
4248
(FRA) MATHIEU DOVEZENOMADE RACING ASSISTANCE05H 57′ 39”+ 01H 19′ 55”
4326
(CZE) MILAN ENGELORION – MOTO RACING GROUP06H 03′ 19”+ 01H 25′ 35”
4441
(CHN) ZAKER YAKPWU PU DA HAI DAO DAKAR RALLY TEAM06H 21′ 05”+ 01H 43′ 21”
4576
(CZE) ROMAN KREJCIBO!BETON TEAM06H 22′ 06”+ 01H 44′ 22”
46108
(ESP) MARC CALMETFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM06H 22′ 54”+ 01H 45′ 10”
4746
(SVN) SIMON MARCICMARCIC06H 24′ 09”+ 01H 46′ 25”
4867
(CZE) RUDOLF LHOTSKYJANTAR TEAM06H 28′ 01”+ 01H 50′ 17”
4960
(FRA) STÉPHANE DARQUESM.O.R.AL06H 29′ 07”+ 01H 51′ 23”
5078
(ITA) CESARE ZACCHETTICESARE ZACCHETTI06H 49′ 22”+ 02H 11′ 38”
5184
(GBR) NEIL HAWKERNEIL HAWKER06H 53′ 23”+ 02H 15′ 39”
5286
(FRA) CHARLIE HERBSTDRAG’ON RALLY TEAM07H 00′ 03”+ 02H 22′ 19”
5398
(ESP) SARA GARCIAPONT GRUP YAMAHA07H 01′ 17”+ 02H 23′ 33”
5499
(ESP) JAVI VEGA PUERTAPONT GRUP YAMAHA07H 04′ 59”+ 02H 27′ 15”
5570
(SAU) MISHAL ALGHUNEIMMISHAL ALGHUNEIM07H 09′ 07”+ 02H 31′ 23”
5679
(FRA) AMAURY BARATINHORIZON MOTO 9507H 09′ 56”+ 02H 32′ 12”
5765
(ITA) FRANCO PICCOTEAM FRANCO PICCO07H 11′ 43”+ 02H 33′ 59”
58121
(FRA) GUILLAUME BARTHELEMYTEAM RS CONCEPT07H 11′ 55”+ 02H 34′ 11”
5935
(MEX) JUAN PABLO GUILLEN RIVERANOMADAS ADVENTURE07H 14′ 56”+ 02H 37′ 12”