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PABLO QUINTANILLA

(chl) Born on 10/12/1986 at San antonio 1.79m / 80kg

Sponsors

Husqvarna, Rockstar, Mahindra, Transportes Artisa, Just1, Alpinestars, Motorex, Michelin, Akrapovic, WP

https://www.pabloquintanilla.cl/

2018: Moto/ 8º
2017: Moto/ Abandono etapa 10
2016: Moto/ 3º (1 victoria de etapa)
2015: Moto/ 4º
2014: Moto/Abandono en la Etapa 3
2013: Moto/ Abandono en la Etapa 6

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
2012: 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

“This race comes with its own codes”

Pablo Quintanilla is preparing to be one of the principal protagonists of the Dakar. The runner-up in the World Rally-Raid Championship, who battled just until the final race to defend his title, is confident his current pace and the improvements made to his Husqvarna will take him to victory. “Quintafondo”, who is happy to see his countryman Chaleco Lopez return to the rally, ensures that it will be a demanding and difficult Dakar in which he his chief rivals will be Toby Price, Matthias Walkner, Sam Sunderland, Kevin Benavides, Adrien Van Beveren, Paulo Goncalves, Ricky Brabec and Joan Barreda.

P.Q. “The previous Dakar was very difficult for me with problems in several stages. In Peru, I had two days of mechanical issues, situations that affected my performance and they cost me a lot of time at a key moment in the rally. This dropped me far behind in the battle for the top positions, which upended the objective I set before the start. The only goal that was left was to finish the Dakar and keep my place in the Top 10, which we thankfully managed to do. I learned that the best way to show up correctly prepared for the Dakar is to do the world championship, with the best riders in the world, the same that were in front of me on each stage. The physical and mental preparation is very important when it comes to facing the toughest, longest and most demanding rally on the planet. But in terms of competition, what prepares you best is to arrive with the pace of the world championship.” “I like riding in the dunes and sand, where I trained to be a rally-raid rider after coming over from motocross. A Dakar entirely run in the desert of Peru is a massive challenge. And it must added how difficult it is to navigate the track in these conditions, as well as the heat in Pisco, Ica and Nazca and to the particular geography of this desert compared to that of the Atacama or Morocco. It will be a difficult Dakar and very demanding from every point of view. It is no secret that my dream is to win a Dakar. I am still missing it on my CV and I am preparing to fight for the victory. I have also learned that this rally is special and it has its own codes and where anything can happen. We will see how the next Dakar treats us.”

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 : M_G1.1 : ELITE

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 2 2 2
2 5 5 4
3 2 2 1
4 14 14 2
5 14 14 3
6 1 1 1
7 14 13 5
8 2 2 2
9 3 3 2
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All news of P. Quintanilla

Reactions - 16/01 12:56 [GMT -5] - Moto

Pablo Quintanilla: "I'll give it my 100% to win the race"

Husqvarna's Chilean rider is heading into the final stage in second place overall and needs to close a 1'02" gap to Toby Price to claim his first Dakar title.

"Today was a mass start, so there was no chance to make a difference. I want to congratulate my friend Nacho Cornejo, who did a really good job, for all the hard work with the difficult navigation. […]...

Reactions - 15/01 15:42 [GMT -5] - Moto

“There was a lot of dust”

Despite starting way down the field, the Chilean rider managed to grab the second best time of the day… and climb up to second place in the general standings, 1’03’’ behind Toby Price.

“The stage was really hard and I started behind the trucks and the cars, so there was a lot of dust when I had to pass them. But, I’m happy to finish...

Newsflashes - 15/01 12:59 [GMT -5] - Moto

Quintanilla finishes second!

Pablo Quinanilla has finally finished the special in second place, 45 seconds behind Matthias Walkner, the day’s winner. It has been a good day for the Chilean because he has climbed to within one minute of Toby Price in the general standings.

Newsflashes - 15/01 12:20 [GMT -5] - Moto

Quintanilla 36 seconds behind

Pablo Quintanilla has reached the last time check point before the finishing line just 36 seconds behind Toby Price. The Husqvarna rider is now more than ever in with a chance for stage victory.

Newsflashes - 15/01 11:40 [GMT -5] - Moto

Quintanilla less than 2 minutes behind

Pablo Quintanilla, who has reached CP1 1’56 behind Toby Price, is continuing to put pressure on the winner in 2016!

Newsflashes - 15/01 10:33 [GMT -5] - Moto

Quintanilla in the reckoning

Pablo Quintanilla is enjoying a good 8th stage. Although he started a long time after his direct rivals, the Chliean has reached WP3 in second position, 3’30 behind Toby Price. If he can increase his pace, this evening his position in the general standings could also be on an upward trajectory.

Newsflashes - 14/01 06:49 [GMT -5] - Moto

Quintanilla kicks off the special

Pablo Quintanilla is the first rider to start today's special. The new overall leader will have to open the way for 323 km. Moreover, Kevin Benavides and Matthias Walkner will be hot on his heels in just a few minutes.

Reactions - 13/01 14:43 [GMT -5] - Moto

"I attacked from the beginning"

Pablo Quintanilla could not have dreamt of a better start to the second half of the rally. The Chilean overcame a problem with the road book to take stage 6 ahead of Kevin Benavides and seize the overall lead, with less than 5 minutes separating the two South American riders.

"It was a hard stage. I attacked from the beginning, caught Kevin and overtook him. At km 290,...

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