DAKAR 2019

Stage 9 : Pisco , Peru


Hero MotoSports Team Rally poised for another good finish at the end of Stage 9

Both Oriol Mena and Joaquim Rodrigues kept their nerves today and kept focus on finishing the penultimate stage of the Dakar 2019 without any incidents. Mena was in top form today as well, defending his position successfully to finish the stage 9 on 11th position. Today’s solid finish takes him a notch above to 9th position in the overall rankings with only one more stage to go.

Joaquim Rodrigues, fighting off a severe back pain from yesterday and despite a crash today, kept pushing himself in another dusty and fast stage to finish the stage 9 in the 19th position. With one more day to go, JRod is placed at 17th position in the overall rankings.


“Hard day today, I had a crash and damaged my bike a little bit. My back is still sore from yesterday so I decided to just take it easy and bring my Hero to the finish line safely. So difficult day today but we are across the finish line today with only one more day to go.”


”I am happy with my stage today. It was a mass start and there were all kinds of things happening around me, like guys going in wrong directions, losing way points, engines breaking up and so on. So I decided to shut myself off and do my own race with my own rhythm and flow. One more day in the book and now only one more day to Lima.”


Provisional Stage 9 Results

01Michael Metge Sherco TVS Racing03h 46m 38s
02Daniel Jager NosigliaMEC Honda Racing+02m 00s
03Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna Factory Racing +03m 28s
11Oriol MenaHero MotoSports Team Rally+05m 58s
19Joaquim RodriguesHero MotoSports Team Rally+40m 41s

Provisional Overall Results

01Toby PriceKTM Factory Racing32h 43m 15s
02Pablo QuintanillaHusqvarna Factory Racing +01m 02s
03Matthias WalknerKTM Factory Racing+06m 35s
9Oriol MenaHero MotoSports Team Rally+01h 52m 20s
17Joaquim RodriguesHero MotoSports Team Rally+05h 07m 24s