PABLO QUINTANILLA(chl) 1.79m / 80kg
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Husqvarna, Rockstar Energy, Mahindra, Clínica Universidad Los Andes, Transportes Artisa, Just1, Alpinestars
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
“To win is a dream and I work every day to make it come true”
Pablo Quintanilla is one of the top riders in the world and has quickly joined the list of potential Dakar winners. In 2019, he finished just off the podium after a crash on the final stage resulted in a double ankle fracture. After seven months off his bike, he returned with a win on the Atacama Rally and a second-place finish in Morocco. The two-time World Cross-Country Champion says he has a lighter and more reliable Husqvarna to try to finally win, in a new country for both him and his rivals.
P.Q: “After my fall in the last Dakar, a long healing process ensued, which was very painful and frustrating at the start. I had two operations on my left ankle, where plates and screws were put in, by an excellent doctor Manuel Pellegrini, who guided me through the convalescence. This accident is now ancient history to me. I will give it my all, like I always do and what is most important is to learn lessons, which will make me stronger. After seven months away from competition, I made my return with a win on the Atacama Rally and a second place in Morocco. It was an amazing way to conclude the year and to leave the injuries behind. At the start of these races, it was hard to find the pace, but I stayed focused, stayed calm and kept my conviction just until I found a competitive level. This will help a lot in the upcoming Dakar. I know nothing about Saudi Arabia and I believe no one has ridden there before, certainly not the contenders for the win. It is an open and untouched terrain, which is what I love, because we will all set off in the same conditions. My race plan is the same as it has been the past few years: try to be in the attacking group in the opening days and be relentless in my goal to finish on the podium. The Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Factory is the best bike I could have to take on the Dakar. Today, it is a little lighter and we have also improved the reliability. I am sure that we will do something important together. My rivals? They will surely be the same riders that I have raced against these past few years on the Dakar and in the World Cup: Price, Sunderland, Walkner, Barreda, Benavides, Brabec and my friend "Nacho" Cornejo. The French Yamaha guys (Van Beveren and De Soultrait) will also be in the mix as well as my team mate Andrew Short. I hope to win, that’s my wish. It is a dream that I want to make happen and I work every day with this in mind. Nothing has changed for me in the last three or four Dakars, because I have always set off with the goal to win.”
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
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"I already feel like a winner"
The Chilean biker, now heading towards the Qiddiya Grand Prix to make it official, is the runner-up of the 2020 Dakar —his best result so far— and made amends for last year, when an injury knocked him out of the race when he was also tackling the final stage in second place overall.
"I gave it everything until the last kilometre. It's...
Quintanilla gets to grips with the Qiddiya Grand Prix
Pablo Quintanilla was the first rider to start the Qiddiya Grand Prix, a timed 13 km sector that does not count towards the general classification. Just 13 km to go until the final podium...
Quintanilla reaches the neutralised sector
Pablo Quintanilla has wrapped up today's special and will now tackle the neutralised sector as well as the Qiddiya Grand Prix, which has no bearing on the general classification. Barring any last-minute surprises, the Chilean biker will finish the Dakar in second place —his best result in eight starts.
Quintanilla kicks off the special
Pablo Quintanilla is the first biker to start today's special. The Husqvarna man will have to open the track, but he has a slim 8′30″ margin over Toby Price in the fight for second place overall.
"It is always a nice feeling to win"
The Chilean biker, still in hot pursuit of Ricky Brabec for the overall victory, took his second stage win this year, the fifth of his career.
"I'm really happy with this stage. It is always a nice feeling to win a stage. It was really difficult and I gave it my 100% from the beginning. I took back a lot of time from Ricky, but there is still a bit...
Quintanilla by a nose
Pablo Quintanilla has taken his second stage win after a magnificent duel with Matthias Walkner. The Chilean beat the Austrian by a meagre 9 seconds to shore up his second place overall.
Walkner snapping at Quintanilla's heels
Pablo Quintanilla's lead over Matthias Walkner has dwindled to just 41 seconds after 271 km of racing. Luciano Benavides is also going strong at 2′40″, while Ricky Brabec is still haemorrhaging time at 11′22″ behind the leader.
Walkner closing in on Quintanilla
Matthias Walkner has upped the ante in the last few kilometres and reduced his deficit to Pablo Quintanilla to just 11 seconds at km 212. José Ignacio Cornejo is trailing by 2′31″, while alarm bells are surely starting to ring for Ricky Brabec, who is now 10 minutes behind the leader.
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