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2023: Moto/ 4º
2022: Moto/ 2º (1 victoria de etapa)
2021: Moto/ 7º
2020: Moto/ 2º (2 victorias de etapa)
2019: Moto/ 4º (1 victoria de etapa)
2018: Moto/ 8º
2017: Moto/ Abandono etapa 10
2016: Moto/ 3º (1 victoria de etapa)
2015: Moto/ 4º (1 victoria de etapa)
2014: Moto/Abandono en la Etapa 3
2013: Moto/ Abandono en la Etapa 6

2023: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ab.) / Sonora Rally (8º) / Desafio Ruta 40 (5º) / Rallye du Maroc (3º). W2RC: 5º
2022: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (3º) / Rallye du Maroc (6º) / Atacama Rally (1º). W2RC: 5º
2021: 1º en la categoría Motos en el Rally de Marruecos, 11º en el Ranking FIM 2021.
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


“I have the desire and hunger to win”

Pablo Quintanilla rode a solid 2023 Dakar, finishing just off the podium in P4. He was the best finisher in his team and was content with his performance, even if it was not the result he had in mind. Mechanical problems prevented him from showing his true potential in the W2RC championship, but Honda's championship title won by Honda reinforced the team's confidence. The debut of the new bike in Morocco confirmed his positivity for the calendar's main event. His race pace allowed him to fine-tune details, to get to grips with the machine, and to add mileage to his programme. Looking back over his brilliant career, Pablo made his Dakar debut in 2013, and from the very first stage, he showed his pace and speed, finishing in third place. But an accident prevented him from reaching the finish. There was more disappointment for the Chilean in 2014, as an errant stone hit his hand, fracturing his knuckles at the end of stage three. He was among the standouts of the 2015 Dakar. He was in fourth place after the first week. He won the gruelling Uyuni stage and fought for a podium result, neck-and-neck with Toby Price, before eventually finishing fourth. As a factory Husqvarna rider in 2016, Pablo reached the coveted Dakar podium in third place and scored a stage win. Towards the end of that year, Pablo won his first of two consecutive World Cross Country Rally Championship titles. In 2019, he was in a battle for the lead with Toby Price but crashed heavily just 100 km before the finish line. He suffered a double ankle fracture But, in an impressive show of character, managed to finish P4. In 2020, in the first Dakar in Saudi Arabia, Pablo won two stages and tried to close the gap to Ricky Brabec, but in the end, he finished second, 16 minutes behind the American. In 2021, Pablo encountered many problems throughout the race and wasn't satisfied with the bike's set-up. He was not happy with the P7 result. He also experienced two difficult moments when Toby Price and Luciano Benavides crashed, and he had to assist his Argentinean teammate. In May of that year, Honda announced the signing of Quintanilla, who thus ended a five-year relationship with Husqvarna. The Chilean's debut with the Japanese manufacturer came at the Rally Andalucía, where he finished third. His ability to quickly adapt to the bike and team was rewarded with victory in the Rally of Morocco. Then came the heart-stopping drama of the 2022 Dakar Motorcycle category. Pablo Quintanilla began the short 164 km final stage 6m52s behind leader Sam Sunderland. Although the Chilean was faster at almost all the checkpoints, it was not enough, and he came up three minutes shy of glory. “Quintafondo” returns with the desire and hunger to win.

P.Q.: “I rode well overall in the last Dakar, and I gave 100%, which allowed me to battle at the sharp end of the general classification with a solid pace throughout the rally. However, in a rally like the Dakar, there are always factors or situations that you can't control, which didn't allow us to fight for victory, which is always the goal and what we prepare for during the year.”
“Then I had a difficult season in the different W2RC rounds. Mechanical problems were a problem. We know that racing is like that, but the most important thing was to learn as much as possible and gain experience and knowledge ahead of the tremendous challenge of the 2024 Dakar. I felt very comfortable on the new bike in Morocco. I could ride at the pace I wanted. The rally suited me very well. I felt fast and strong with the navigation and speed I showed. That was a confidence boost and a fantastic omen for the 2024 Dakar. Now, with the pre-Dakar tests, we will arrive better prepared and with a better understanding of the new bike”.
“The Dakar is always a complicated and tough event. There are many factors that influence performance during the stages. I am confident that I can fight at the front and always with the desire and hunger to win”.




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All news of P. Quintanilla

Newsflashes - 14/01 11:28 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla back on the move

After 1 h 15, Pablo Quintanilla has finally managed to fix his motorbike and is back on the move.

Newsflashes - 14/01 10:21 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla working on his motorbike

Quintanilla set the fastest times at the first two time checks after starting in 21st place this morning, but a mechanical has been keeping him busy for a few minutes now at km 112. He has reported to the organisation that he expects to be back on the move in 20 minutes.

Summary - 12/01 17:10 [GMT +3]

Loeb, Van Beveren, Giroud, De Soultrait: Vive la France!


Not everyone is equally equipped to deal with the Empty Quarter. The programme for the second part of the 48 HR chrono stage was again sandy, but the portions of dunes could vary greatly in their dimensions. Consequently, four bikers spent the night at rest point A in the company of fifty cars and trucks, meaning they still had to tackle 425 km (FIM) and 354 km...

News - 11/01 18:02 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2024 - Stage 6a | Pole position for Carlos Sainz and Van Beveren!


Dunes galore were on the programme in the Empty Quarter, through which the competitors are passing during two days as part of a new stage format: 48 hours chrono. Over a special totalling 547 kilometres for the FIA crews and 625 km for the FIM riders, each competitor had to stop at 4 pm at one of the seven bivouacs dotted along the route. In the Empty Quarter, the conditions...

Newsflashes - 11/01 13:03 [GMT +3] - Bike

Big losses for Quintanilla

With a deficit of 1 hour and 26 minutes compared to the time achieved by Ricky Brabec after 197 km, the Chilean rider, who won the stage yesterday, was down in the dumps on arriving at the refuelling point, with his hopes for outright victory this year crushed: “It’s a sad moment. I was being careful with my fuel but 10 km before the refuelling point I ran out of...

Summary - 10/01 19:20 [GMT +3]

"Quintafondo" and "Nasser Al Attack"


As the name suggests, the Empty Quarter is not exactly teeming with conventional architectural or cultural tourist attractions. Yet, for rally-raid enthusiasts, it is a staggering treasure trove with dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Millions? Billions, perhaps? Who knows, it is hard to count while in the throes of sand fever. The riders and crews were...

Reactions - 10/01 14:43 [GMT +3] - Bike

Pablo Quintanilla: "I went 100% from the first kilometre"

The Chilean took his eighth career Dakar stage win and now lies sixth overall, 26′47″ from Ross Branch.

"After two awful days, everything fell into place. I went flat out. It wasn't easy because the glare of the sun made it hard to see the tracks, but I went 100% from the first kilometre. It was tough, but I managed to set a fast pace...

News - 10/01 13:35 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2024 - Stage 5 | All the results


Pablo Quintanilla crossed the finish line with the fastest time and claimed his seventh Dakar stage win. Coming the day after the eighth triumph of his teammate Nacho Cornejo, this is the second Chilean victory in a row. Cornejo also took stage 2, bringing the Chileans' tally this year to three.


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