China Grand Rally 2016
August, September and early October were a frenetic period for Team HRC with four races in different corners of the globe. The action has eased up… but preparations continue to go ahead. After claiming victory in the Vegas to Reno and gaining good experience in the Atacama Rally in August,… read more.
Spanish rider Joan Barreda has been proclaimed the new champion of the China Grand Rally after commanding the entire nine-day rally held in Inner Mongolia and the Gobi Desert. Joan Barreda raised the victor’s trophy today after having triumphed in every single stage of the China Grand Rally. The final… read more.
Just a short special stage of less than two kilometres in Zuo Qi separates Joan Barreda from overall victory in the China Grand Rally. The Spaniard has scored a full house of stage wins and sports a huge advantage over the nearest rival. Michael Metge finished second on the day.… read more.
Joan Barreda and Michael Metge have managed to clinch first and second spot in a highly-treacherous China Grand Rally seventh stage. A thick layer of dust masked hidden dangers in the tracks carved out on a previous stage. Once again, Team HRC proved that for speed, they are unmatchable in… read more.
Team HRC rider Joan Barreda finished the sixth stage with the quickest time to take the stage win in the China Grand Rally. This marks the fifth triumph for the Honda CRF450 after the cancellation of yesterday’s stage. The Spanish rider remains well on course for an overall victory in… read more.
China Grand Rally’s race authorities have announced that the fifth stage of the rally – the longest special stage – has been cancelled, citing safety issues. There is to be no fifth stage of the China Grand Rally and as a consequence the standings from yesterday’s event remain. Race organisers… read more.
Joan Barreda is turning out to be the prime mover in the China Grand Rally after snatching a fourth consecutive victory to extend his lead in the general standings. Teammate Michael Metge was once again second. Another stage and another one-two for Team HRC as the fourth stage of the… read more.
Joan Barreda took victory on a trouble-free third day of the China Grand Rally as the Team HRC duo pulled off another one-two. The stage had been shortened from the previously scheduled version. Today’s stage played out over rocky terrain and fast tracks at the foot of the immense Gobi… read more.
Team HRC’s Joan Barreda was the quickest in the second stage of the China Grand Rally, although the day was not without setbacks. The Spaniard further bolsters his position at the top of the leaderboard. Joan Barreda once again proved to be the main protagonist at the China Grand Rally… read more.
Joan Barreda laid down the gauntlet in the China Grand Rally, becoming the first leader as the race kicked off in Bao Tou, Inner Mongolia. The Spanish Team HRC rider – on his maiden outing in the Chinese Rally – was accompanied by teammate Michael Metge, who posted runner-up spot.… read more.