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PABLO QUINTANILLA

(chl) 1.79m / 80kg

Hobbies

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

2021: Moto/ 7º
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

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

Interview

Quintanilla in transition

Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla did not have the Dakar he had hoped for in 2021 after battling for victory in the first trip to Saudi Arabia. Pablo suffered a lot of problems throughout the race and was not happy with the bike's set-up. He was not pleased to finish seventh. He also had two difficult moments when Toby Price and Luciano Benavides crashed and had to help the Argentinean rider. In May, after the departure of Kevin Benavides, Honda announced the signing of Quintanilla, who left Husqvarna after five years. Along with Ricky Brabec and Nacho Cornejo, he did his first tests in the United States to work on suspension set-up and developing the new rear area. The Chilean's debut came at the Rally Andalucía, where he finished third. His quick adaptation to the bike and the team was reflected in his win on the Rally of Morocco, an event that gave him the confidence to face the next Dakar with great motivation. Pablo made his Dakar debut in 2013, and from the very first stage, he showed his pace and speed, placing 3rd, although due to an accident, he retired. He didn't finish either in 2014 as a stone hit his hand and fractured his knuckles at the end of stage three. Pablo was one of the stars of the 2015 Dakar. He was fourth after the first week, won the very tough Uyuni stage and fought for third place with Toby Price, to finally finish in 4th place. As a factory Husqvarna rider in 2016, Pablo reached the coveted Dakar podium, finishing 3rd and taking a stage win. Pablo went on to win the World Cross Country Rally Champion, a title he would maintain the following year. In 2017, during 10, he had to drop out after falling off his bike and losing consciousness when he was 2nd overall. A year later, in a difficult Dakar for him, he finished eighth. In 2019 he fought with Toby Price for the lead and had a hard crash just 100km before the finish. He broke his ankle in two places but managed to finish fourth, in a clear show of determination. In 2020 in the first trip to 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 winner. The Valparaiso native arrives at his tenth Dakar with Honda, which has won the last two editions, in high spirits and ready to fight for victory.

P.Q.: “The last one was not the Dakar we were looking for and what I had prepared for. We had a lot of problems throughout the race. The bike set-up was not what we expected, and that affected my performance. Even though I finished seventh, I was not at all happy. But I understand that this is racing. A top 10 is a good result, but it's not what I was looking for".
"The Morocco Rally was fantastic for us. Personally, I felt very comfortable. I was riding at a good pace, with good navigation, and that's very good for boosting confidence. I am also very motivated for the next objective, which is the Dakar."
"The new Dakar route will have more dunes than last year, with open desert. There will be entire sand stages, while the marathon stage will take place in the middle of the dunes. It will be a very interesting Dakar and also very tough. The good thing is that we are preparing to arrive in top condition, 100%.”

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Ranking 2022

All news of P. Quintanilla

Reactions - 14/01 10:17 [GMT +3] - Bike

Pablo Quintanilla: "This was my most stressful Dakar yet"

It was a near-miss for the Chilean, who finished second overall as the highest ranked of Honda's four musketeers. A year ago, he joined the team from Husqvarna as a replacement for Benavides, who had jumped ship to KTM. The move has been a success for Quintanilla.

"I'm over the moon with this result. It was a really, really tough race. I did my best....

Newsflashes - 14/01 09:03 [GMT +3] - Bike

State of affairs at the halfway point

81 km into the special, roughly halfway through the 164 km timed section, Sam Sunderland (GasGas) is sitting in fourth place, 2'16" behind his closest rival in the general standings, Pablo Quintanilla. The Honda rider is leading the special, but the Englishman still has 4'36" to spare in the virtual standings. Matthias Walkner (KTM), fifth at 3 minutes down on Quintanilla, was...

Reactions - 13/01 13:33 [GMT +3] - Bike

Pablo Quintanilla: “I think it was the toughest stage of the Dakar”

Although sixth on the day’s special and second in the general rankings 6’52’’ behind Sunderland, Quintanilla only leads third placed Walkner by 23’’.

“It was an important day today. It was super tough. I think it was the toughest stage of the Dakar. There were a lot of dunes at the beginning which were really...

Newsflashes - 13/01 12:23 [GMT +3] - Bike

Sunderland regains the lead of the Dakar

At the finishing line on special number 11, Kevin Benavides has achieved the best time, 4'' ahead of Sam Sunderland, 2'26'' in front of Hero’s Joaquim Rodrigues and 4'54'' ahead of Matthias Walkner. Pablo Quintanilla has finished in 6th place, 7'40'' behind the winner, Adrien Van Beveren in 12th place, 21'33'' behind and Joan Barreda in 16th place 25'10'' behind. Toby Price,...

Newsflashes - 13/01 09:41 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla, Walkner and Sunderland hold steady after 127 km

After 127 km, Sunderland has achieved the best time, 8’’ ahead of Kevin Benavides', 1’15’’ in front of Matthias Walkner', 2’09’’ ahead of Joaquim Rodrigues and 2’48’’ in front of Pablo Quintanilla. Joan Barreda is in 15th position, 9’01’’ behind the leader, whilst Adrien Van Beveren is in 29th...

Newsflashes - 13/01 08:16 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla takes the lead after 43 km

Pablo Quintanilla, the 10th rider to start today with a deficit of 5'15'' to general rankings leader VBA, has achieved the best time after 43 km, with ten bikers through the first check point. He has regained 12'22'' over the Yamaha rider and is now in the virtual lead of the bike category, more than 6 minutes ahead of the Frenchman with Barreda behind him. However, there are...

Newsflashes - 11/01 10:55 [GMT +3] - Bike

Is it Quintanilla’s day?

After 200 km, Nacho Cornejo has taken the lead ahead of Ricky Brabec, Kevin Benavides, Joan Barreda and Pablo Quintanilla, all within the same one and a half minute time bracket. After two thirds of the special, in the virtual general rankings Sam Sunderland still leads ahead of Matthias Walkner (1'01'' behind) and Quintanilla (2'42'' behind). VBA trails by 3'20'' in a very close...

Newsflashes - 11/01 10:02 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla on the virtual overall podium

After 118 km, Quintanilla has done it! He has kicked VBA of the virtual podium by just 3 seconds. The Honda rider is in 5th position on the special, 1'12’’ behind Brabec, who is dominating proceedings followed by Cornejo. Sunderland and Walkner still lead the virtual general rankings at the moment, though Barreda and Benavides have moved to within 14 minutes of the...

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