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PABLO QUINTANILLA

(chl) 1.79m / 80kg

Hobbies

Ver películas, escuchar rock y aprovechar el tiempo libre cerca del mar

Sponsors

Husqvarna, Rockstar Energy, Clínica Universidad Los Andes, Transportes Artisa, Airoh, StormParts 4x4, Alpinestars, CTi

2020: Moto/ 2º 2 victorias de etapa
2019: Moto/ 4º
2018: Moto/ 8º
2017: Moto/ Abandono etapa 10
2016: Moto/ 3º
2015: Moto/ 4º
2014: Moto/Abandono en la Etapa 3
2013: Moto/ Abandono en la Etapa 6

2019: 7º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rallies Cross Country: 1º en Atacama Rally, 2º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2018: Subcampeón Mundial FIM de Rally Cross Country: 1º en la General de Motos del Rally de Abu Dhabi, 3º en el Rally de Merzouga, 3º en el Rally Atacama, 3º en el Desafío Ruta 40 y 4º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2017: Campeón Mundial FIM de Rally Cross Country.
2016: Campeón Mundial FIM de Rally Cross Country
2015: Participó en el Campeonato FIM de Rally Cross Country 3º en Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, 5º en Sealine Cross Country Qatar, Abandono en Marruecos.
2013: Campeón del Rally de Antofagasta, 1° en el Rally de la Minería, 1° en el Dakar Series Desafío Inca, y Campeón Latinoamericano FIM Atacama Rally; 3° en el Rally de La Serena y 8° en el Desafío Ruta 40.
2012: 2° Rally Desafío del Desierto; Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar
2011: Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar
2010: Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar
2009: Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar; 5° Mundial MX3 Chile; 2° Latino MX1 Guatemala; Mejor Motociclista Chileno 2009; Mundial MX1 Brasil.
2008: 5° Mundial MX3 Chile
2001: 1° Latino MX Guatemala

Interview

“I will give it my all to try to win”

Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla is preparing for his nineth Dakar with the single purpose of setting his sights on a victory that was almost within reach in 2020. Pablo’s debut in the toughest motor race in the world dates back to 2013 and in his very first stage, he demonstrated his pace and speed to finish third. Although an accident, stopped him from finishing. He didn’t complete 2014 edition either after he was hit in the hand by a stone at the end of stage three, fracturing the joints. He was among the favourites in 2015. He was fourth overall after the first week, following his win on the very difficult Uyuni stage and in an intense battle with Toby Price for third place. He went on to finish fourth. As a member of the factory Husqvarna team in 2016, Pablo got his long-awaited podium result on the Dakar(3rd) as well as a stage win. At the end of that year, the Valparaiso native also became the World Cross-Country Rallies Champion, which he won again the following year. In 2017, he retired on stage 10 after falling off his bike and losing consciousness while in second place overall. A year later, in what was a difficult Dakar for him, he soldiered on to finish eighth. In 2019, he finished just off the podium after a crash on the final stage that resulted in a double fracture to his ankle, resulting in seven months away from competition. Last year, during the first Dakar in Saudi Arabia, Pablo won two stages and tried to catch up to Ricky Brabec late in the rally to eventually finish 16 minutes behind the winner. The pandemic kept Pablo away from competition and he couldn’t race in the Andalucía Rally either, because he had to undergo an operation to remove plates and screws in his leg following his accident in the 2019 Dakar. This year, «Quintafondo" comes into the rally in his best physical form in years.

P.Q.: “I reached a good balance over two weeks of racing and I think that was the key to finishing the Dakar on the podium last year. There were days when I rode very fast, stage wins or keeping myself at the sharp end of the order but when I wasn't in a position to attack in a special stage, I always managed to keep my poise. The Dakar is a test of physical endurance and mental strength, you have to find this union and maintain it all the way to the end.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year, the World Cup was cancelled. We didn't race and we didn't have much time to train with the Rockstar Energy-Husqvarna team or to go to the north of Chile. I maintained my physical condition at home and tried to focus on positive energies, hoping to spend the most critical part of the quarantine in Chile. Later on, when we were more or less back to normal, just before the Andalucía Rally, my doctor decided to operate on me to remove the plates and screws they put on me after the Dakar 2019 accident. But it was a clean-up operation and now I'm in great shape.
The bike will be basically the same that we used on the 2020 Dakar. We know how reliable it is, its resistance and its competitiveness on every type of terrain, so as far as that goes I am in a very good place with my Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Factory. I always head to the Dakar with a clear idea: to give it my all to try to win.”

Vehicle

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING

  • Mark : HUSQVARNA
  • Model : FR 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  • Assistance : Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  • Class : G1.1 A.S.O. Elites

Ranking 2021

Scratch Stage General
0 8 8 8
1 22 22 21
2 3 3 4
3 23 23 12
4 8 8 10
5 10 10 11
6 10 10 10
7 15 15 12
8 19 19 11
9 11 10 9
10 15 15 8
11 2 2 7
12 21 21 7

All news of P. Quintanilla

Newsflashes - 14/01 08:44 [GMT +3] - Moto

Now it is Quintanilla’s turn

Pablo Quintanilla, the runner-up to Ricky Brabec in 2020, only has one podium finish for the moment this year, but the Husqvarna rider is on the attack at the start of this special, moving into the lead, 38’’ ahead of Daniel Sanders! Kevin Benavides, Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec now trail by more than one minute. Martin Michek, last year’s third...

Newsflashes - 07/01 08:27 [GMT +3] - Moto

Quintanilla gets lost too

Now it is Pablo Quintanilla’s turn to take the wrong route. After twenty kilometres, the Chilean has made a detour of almost 2 km, causing him to lose approximately 13’ at the first time check point!

Newsflashes - 04/01 10:11 [GMT +3] - Moto

A burst of effort from Quintanilla

After 138 km, Joan Barreda still leads the stage, but now Pablo Quintanilla has moved into second place. The runner-up on the last edition trails the Spanish stage leader by 1’26. Daniel Sanders completes the top 3, only 20 seconds behind the Chilean. Ricky Brabec, who suffered the most on the first stage, occupies forth position, less than two minutes off the...

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