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

2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Post-Race Round FIM-4   Ruta40

Monster Energy Honda Team disputed three races in the August and occupied top spot on the podium in two of them. In the most recent – the Desafío Ruta 40 – Kevin Benavides and Paulo Gonçalves finished in positions one and two. Meanwhile, it’s game on in the world championship… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Stage Round FIM-4   Ruta40

Kevin Benavides has won the 2017 Desafío Ruta 40 title for the second successive year after some splendid performances by the Monster Energy Honda Team rider over the final stages. Paulo Gonçalves took runner-up spot on the podium and improves his position in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Michael… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Stage Round FIM-4   Ruta40

Kevin Benavides is once again back on top of the overall leader board at the Desafío Ruta 40 after the fourth stage disputed today (Wednesday) between Belén and Tafí del Valle. Another highly-positive day for the squad who are now eying up places on the final podium with just one… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Stage Round FIM-4   Ruta40

Monster Energy Honda Team holds strong at the head of the overall standings as the Desafío Ruta 40 arrives at its halfway point. Today was the turn of Paulo Gonçalves to win the stage, trading places at the top of the leader board with team-mate Kevin Benavides – fifth on… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Stage Round FIM-4   Ruta40

A very complicated Desafío Ruta 40 second stage turned out positively for the Monster Energy Honda Team. Kevin Benavides and Paulo Gonçalves finished in the top two positions both on the day and in the overall standings. It was a gruelling, tough day between Villa Unión in La Rioja and… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Stage Round FIM-4   Ruta40

Paulo Gonçalves, Kevin Benavides and Michael Metge all finished in the leading four positions as the first Desafío Ruta 40 stage concluded in Villa Unión. Ricky Brabec was eighth. After the short five-kilometre appetizer disputed yesterday on the outskirts of El Villicum, today it was down to the real deal… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Stage Round FIM-4   Ruta40

The riders from the Monster Energy Honda Team are ready to rumble as the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship arrives at round four for a week-long crusade in the north-eastern provinces of Argentina. Saturday sees the Desafío Ruta 40 get underway for the Monster Energy Honda Team in San Juan,… read more.


2017 Cross-Country Rallies
Preview Round FIM-4   Ruta40

A week after competing in the third round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Monster Energy Honda Team move on to the next date in the race calendar – the Desafio Ruta 40 – held in Argentina over the final days of August. Monster Energy Honda Team will barely… read more.


2016 Season
Post-Race   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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.