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Joan Barreda was forced to retire from the most recent Dakar Rally 2018 after being unable to support the knee pains resulting from a crash in the heavy downpours in Uyuni, when the Monster Energy Honda Team rider had clawed back ten minutes from the overall race leader. However, it… read more.
The Merzouga Rally, held in Morocco during the week, proved to be another tough test for the Monster Energy Honda Team. The team accomplished their mission with flying colours, achieving an outstanding final result as well as being able to substantiate the reliability of the Honda CRF450 RALLY. After starting… read more.
A triumphant ending for Monster Energy Honda Team in Morocco. The Merzouga Rally closes with a final stage around Erg Chebbi with two of the Honda riders clinching the top prizes. Barreda, the winner, and Benavides, the runner-up, won five or the six stages disputed. The final special of the… read more.
A tricky yet positive day for Monster Energy Honda Team on the penultimate day of the Merzouga Rally. Joan Barreda continues to command the race overall, while Kevin Benavides performed well on the day, finishing the stage in first place and confirming his second place in the general standings. With… read more.
Joan Barreda consolidated his leadership of the Merzouga Rally with a triumph in the third stage, the first leg of the two-day marathon stage. Kevin Benavides, yesterday’s winner, was third on the day, keeping Monster Energy Honda Team in the top two leader board positions. The Merzouga Rally arrives at… read more.
The Argentinean Monster Energy Honda Team rider was, for the second time, the fastest in the Merzouga Rally. Benavides, who had previously won the prologue, triumphed in an error-free second stage ride and moves up into second place overall, behind team-mate Barreda, as the race arrives at the marathon stage.… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team rider Joan Barreda today rode to a sensational win in the first full stage of the Merzouga Rally with the team’s other riders also placing in top positions. Joan Barreda clinched the triumph in the second special stage for Monster Energy Honda Team after fellow team… read more.
Morocco gave the starting signal today as the Merzouga Rally – the second race of the season – got underway for Monster Energy Honda Team. With the mandatory administrative and technical scrutineering behind them, riders this afternoon moved on to the curtain-raising event, a brief five-kilometre prologue that kicked off… read more.
After getting the 2018 World Championship season off and running in Abu Dhabi, Monster Energy Honda Team now set their sights on the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, with the participation of all the team’s big guns including Joan Barreda. Kevin Benavides, Paulo Gonçalves, Joan Barreda, Ricky Brabec and José Ignacio… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team got the rally season underway with the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. The first round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship saw, for the first time, the participation of all five team riders getting their first post-Dakar taste of desert racing. Kevin Benavides’ third place overall… read more.