The Desafio Ruta 40, gets installed in the global sporting context as a premium brand. More than a simple velocity race, like every Cross Country Rally, the Desafio Ruta 40 is an adventure that requires competitors other capacities that goes beyond speed to reach the goal faster.

Desafio Ruta 40 it’s an only adventure and a unique experience to be lived. Who initiate the competition will share the same propose of making it to the end after crossed many kilometers and many adventures.

A week of competition it’s enough time for competitors to prove themselves, their corage and stregh for the big race in january. Solidarity is also an aspect of great importance. By bringing together amateur with professional drivers in the same race is expected that the latter assist and cooperate with the firsts in the development of their learning in the competition.

Finally, being a race to be held in the highest level of competition, all the main aspectsinvolved: sports, technical, security and dissemination are carried out according to highestperformance standards.

With Desafio Ruta 40, the world of Rally Cross Country will discover new grounds and will be full of new stories.

Location Information

San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina - View in Google Maps

2016 Season
Post-Race Post-Race 1   Ruta40

The Argentinean Ruta 40 rally lived up to Team HRC’s expectations. Honda CRF450 RALLY bikes monopolized the top positions on every day of the event, displaying great performance and reliability throughout. After getting the 2016 season underway with a victory in the Merzouga Rally and a solid performance in the… read more.


2016 Season
Stage Stage 5   Ruta40

Three Honda names featured on the 2016 Desafío Ruta 40 final podium: Kevin Benavides, Joan Barreda and Paulo Gonçalves after a thrilling, emotion-packed final stage. Team HRC dominated the rally. On day one the Honda CRF450 RALLY riders occupied the top four places and subsequently held on to them throughout… read more.


2016 Season
Stage Stage 4   Ruta40

Local boy Kevin Benavides claimed the victory in the fourth stage of the Desafío Ruta 40. The Argentine rider takes the baton from his teammate at the head of the standings, with the Spaniard finishing second, with just one day to go. HRC held the top four places. Another day… read more.


2016 Season
Stage Stage 3   Ruta40

Team HRC still firmly commands at the head of the Desafío Ruta 40 leader board after the third day featuring the rally’s longest special stage. Joan Barreda was the quickest, with local boy Kevin Benavides finishing behind the Spaniard who extends his lead to over two minutes. The thermometer was… read more.


2016 Season
Stage Stage 2   Ruta40

Team HRC and Honda South America Rally Team consolidate their top positions after the second stage of the Desafío Ruta 40 today. Barreda remains at the top of the leader board, with today’s winner Benavides hot on his heels. Honda and Team HRC are dominating the Desafío Ruta 40 so… read more.


2016 Season
Stage Stage 1   Ruta40

Podium lockout for Joan Barreda, Paulo Gonçalves and Kevin Benavides, who weathered a tough day of navigation and cold weather in the Desafío Ruta 40 opening stage. The canvas of the first stage of the Desafío Ruta 40 has been tinged with Team HRC colours. Honda CRF450 RALLYs occupied no… read more.


2016 Season
Preview Preview 2   Ruta40

Team HRC have passed all the technical and administrative verifications prior to the start of the Desafío Ruta 40. All that remains now is for the four official riders to put pedal to the metal over the nearly 3000 kilometres that lie ahead. The first of five days racing begins… read more.


2016 Season
Preview Preview 1   Ruta40

Team HRC Rally head off to participate in the second event of the season after the Merzouga Rally: the Desafío Ruta 40, scheduled from Sunday, June 19 until Thursday, June 23 in Argentina. Joan Barreda, Paulo Gonçalves and Michael Metge, along with Argentinean Kevin Benavides will be the riders who… read more.