Joan Barreda and Michael Metge wrapped up a great all-round Monster Energy Honda Team effort on day two of the 2017 Baja Aragón, dominating both special stages of the competition.

In the first of the two specials, Barreda rocketed through the 133.78 km course, opening the track before posting the day’s fastest time of 1:42’32. The only competitor to get anywhere near was Monster Energy Honda Team comrade Michael Metge, finishing some eighteen seconds adrift of the rider from Castellón.

The second special proved to be the longest and toughest of the day due mainly to the fact that the cars and trucks had previously carved up the track, leading to several close scrapes for Barreda. In part two the Monster Energy Honda Team ace was again flying to cruise home seven minutes ahead of Metge. The overall standings after day two show Barreda comfortably leading with a 7’28” surplus over team-mate Michael Metge and 9’27” ahead of third place Joan Pedrero.

The Baja Aragón 2017 concludes tomorrow with a single timed stage of 184 kilometres.

Joan Barreda

STAGE: 1st OVERALL: 1st

I am happy and satisfied with today's work. They were two very tough specials, the first one was a bit cold and one more refuelling than the other. It was a short stage where I had to sort out a minor problem, then the second much longer one, where the races stretched out. I fell in a stony area and I damaged the exhaust pipe, so I had to take care of the bike over the final few kilometres. I am happy to have kept such a fast pace and hope to repeat it tomorrow.

Michael Metge

STAGE: 2nd OVERALL: 2nd

Today went very well, especially concerning my sensations on the CRF450 RALLY. In the special, I really enjoyed the riding. This morning I had to push a little before the start of the special, and then, in this afternoon’s special, I made a slight mistake and followed some track marks that weren’t right. I lost a bit of time, but in general not too much and I am well ranked in the overall standings. I think the most important are my sensations with the bike and my physical aspect which is holding up very well.

2017 Season
Stage   Baja

Results SS3

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Barreda Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 1:42'32
2 Metge Michael FRA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'18
3 Pedrero Joan SPA Sherco TVS Rally Factory Sherco +1'56
4 Adrià David SPA Pont Grup Yamaha JVO Yamaha +1'59
5 Arana Txomin SPA GOR Sport Husqvarna +3'31
6 Solà Marc SPA Himoinsa Team KTM +3'46
7 Asensio Héctor SPA Asensio Racing Team KTM +4'22
8 Metge Adrien FRA Sherco TVS Rally Factory Sherco +4'39
9 España Cristian AND Team CE Rally KTM +5'15
10 Martins Ricardo BRA Spirit Rally Team Yamaha +7'28
2017 Season
Stage   Baja

Results SS2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Barreda Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 2:39'52
2 Metge Michael FRA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +7'05
3 Pedrero Joan SPA Sherco TVS Rally Factory Sherco +7'11
4 Adrià David SPA Pont Grup Yamaha JVO Yamaha +9'47
5 España Cristian AND Team CE Rally KTM +13'38
6 Solà Marc SPA Himoinsa Team KTM +15'40
7 Martins Ricardo BRA Spirit Rally Team Yamaha +17'11
8 Asensio Héctor SPA Asensio Racing Team KTM +17'58
9 Ruoso Alessandro ITA OffRoad Motors Yamaha +18'10
10 Arana Txomin SPA GOR Sport Husqvarna +19'41
2017 Season
Stage   Baja

Overall after Stage 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Barreda Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 4:28'09
2 Metge Michael FRA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +7'38
3 Pedrero Joan SPA Sherco TVS Rally Factory Sherco +9'27
4 Adrià David SPA Pont Grup Yamaha JVO Yamaha +12'15
5 España Cristian AND Team CE Rally KTM +19'29
6 Solà Marc SPA Himoinsa Team KTM +19'53
7 Asensio Héctor SPA Asensio Racing Team KTM +22'59
8 Arana Txomin SPA GOR Sport Husqvarna +23'48
9 Martins Ricardo BRA Spirit Rally Team Yamaha +25'19
10 Ruoso Alessandro ITA OffRoad Motors Yamaha +26'47
Location Information

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Records

Winner 2017 Joan Barreda
Winner 2016 Joan Barreda
Winner 2015 Gerard Farrés
Winner 2014 Gerard Farrés
Winner 2013 Joan Barreda
Winner 2012 Joan Barreda