Atacama Rally 2016
Team HRC travelled in August, but not on holiday. Now after the successes of the U.S. and Chilean rallies, the team and riders are preparing to face the forthcoming events. The Atacama Rally marks another step forward as Team HRC readies itself for the season’s greatest challenge: the Dakar Rally… read more.
The riders from Team HRC have finished an important rally in preparation for the Dakar Rally 2017 – the Atacama Rally – with Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides on the rostrum, runner-up in the final stage. Kevin Benavides was the best finisher among the components of Team HRC with a podium… read more.
Team HRC and Paulo Gonçalves took the top honours in the fourth stage of a fast and hazardous Atacama Rally. The team’s Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides fell while Ricky Brabec had a steady day in the saddle. The early morning mist once again wreaked havoc with the scheduling, not allowing… read more.
Argentinean Kevin Benavides today rode a fine stage in the Copiapó dunes. The demanding stage saw the Team HRC prodigy excel in navigation as he took second spot on the day and second in the general standings. It may not have been the longest yet, but the third stage and… read more.
Team HRC’s trio of riders Paulo Gonçalves, Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec continue to rub shoulders the leaders in the Atacama Rally in spite of suffering the severity of the rally’s longest stage. It was a long and tough stage today at the Atacama Rally around the spectacular ‘Hand of… read more.
Chile’s Atacama Rally kicked off today – the fourth round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – with Team HRC performing well in stage one after dominating yesterday’s prologue. Team HRC faired well over the 230 kilometre first stage of the Atacama Rally and finished the day well-poised to… read more.
Team HRC is fully-booked over the next few days. While Joan Barreda and Michael Metge have been taking part and dominate the ‘Vegas to Reno’ race in the United States, the rest of the team – Paulo Gonçalves, Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides – are competing in Chile at the Atacama… read more.
The Atacama Rally has again highlighted Team HRC and Paulo Gonçalves’ knack of consistently turning out high-level performances and triumphs in a season about to culminate with the OiLibya Morocco Rally, last stop before the Dakar 2016. Video link here Team HRC dispatched the duo Paulo Goncalves and Jeremías Israel… read more.
Team HRC’s Portuguese ace collects his third special stage win as the Atacama Rally – the fifth date of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – comes to an end. It turned out to be a successful day all-round for Team HRC and, in particular, for Paulo Gonçalves, who stormed… read more.
The Atacama Rally is drawing to a close with some thrilling and picturesque stages that have required a high degree of riding dexterity. Team HRC’s Paulo Gonçalves opened the way for most of the fourth stage, coming home in the leading group. Not for the first time, the camanchaca –… read more.
Today turned out to be a rough day for everyone, not least for yesterday’s stage winner Paulo Gonçalves, who finished the third stage of the Atacama Rally with a respectable time. Team HRC were presented with a tough task today in a 240 kilometre Dakar-style desert trek in Atacama. The… read more.
Team HRC riders bounced back, after the misfortunes of yesterday, with a fierce attack on day two of the Atacama Rally, the fifth race of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Paulo Gonçalves took victory on the day. After an unfavourable start to the Atacama Rally yesterday, Team HRC went… read more.
Paulo Gonçalves and Jeremías Israel got the fifth date of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship underway in Chile. The first stage of the Atacama Rally proved to be a far-from-easy one, although the team remains firmly focused on their objectives. Torrential downpours over the last few weeks, which have… read more.
Team HRC kick off the fifth date of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship today at Chile’s Atacama Rally. The team lines up Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves alongside local boy Jeremias Israel. Monday sees the official start of the Atacama Rally with a short curtain-raising prologue. Prior to this, technical… read more.
For Team HRC, participating in the Atacama Rally offers a great chance for riders to further hone their skills as part of a training schedule that will eventually culminate in the Rally Dakar 2016. Team HRC will be present, from August 31st to September 5th, with Paulo Goncalves and Jeremias… read more.