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Dakar in Saudi From 2020

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Dakar 2020 winner Ricky Brabec (Honda)
Dakar 2021 winner Kevin Benavides (Honda)
2022 Dakar
News   Dakar

The 2022 Dakar Rally was set in motion today with the announcement of the dates and locations for the forthcoming edition of the world’s toughest race. Monster Energy Honda Team, winner of the last two editions of the race, were in attendance at the presentation of the annual event set… read more.


2021 Dakar
Post-Race Round DAK21   Dakar

Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec claimed a double at the 2021 Dakar Rally for Monster Energy Honda Team, after dominating the race. In the third chapter of the Dakar, for a second consecutive year, Honda has triumphed in the world’s toughest rally. Three weeks after arriving in Saudi Arabia to… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

Monster Energy Honda Team has done it again at the 2021 Dakar Rally, snatching the overall win with a one-two finish for the team who dominated throughout. Kevin Benavides sees a dream come true as he becomes a Dakar champion. Ricky Brabec, runner-up overall, took the spoils on the final… read more.


2021 Dakar
News Round DAK21   Dakar

The final stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally delivered the outright race win to Monster Energy Honda Team. Kevin Benavides claimed the triumph after twelve gruelling stages. Ricky Brabec accompanied him on the podium in second place. It was an intense, yet intriguing 202-kilometre special stage, which brought down the… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

The penultimate stage of the Dakar has once again produced some upsets. This morning, three riders set off from the Al-Ula bivouac eager to gain a place on the final podium. Brabec and Benavides remain in the battle for the overall win. Barreda has been forced to withdraw. The longest… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

The 2021 Dakar Rally is now entering into its final phase, with the battle hotting up as the rally heads towards its final showdown in Jeddah. Today saw mixed fortunes for the Monster Energy Honda Team who, in spite of a 1-2-3 finish at the end of the tenth stage,… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

The ninth stage of the Dakar turned out to be an extremely tough one. All the riders arrived at Neom exhausted after the 465-kilometre looping special stage on the shores of the Red Sea, which proved highly-demanding in terms of both riding and navigation. 1-2-3 for the Monster Energy Honda… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

The Dakar 2021 marathon day ended on a high note for the Monster Energy Honda Team. The team posted fine results, led by a José Ignacio Cornejo, who not only clinched the stage but also consolidated his position at the head of the overall standings. Today the stage got off… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Honda CRF450 RALLY bikes continue to steal the limelight at the 2021 Dakar. As the race resumed after the rest day, Ricky Brabec commanded the opening leg of the marathon stage, with Nacho Cornejo finishing behind him. The Chilean rider currently holds the rally leadership by… read more.


2021 Dakar
News Round DAK21   Dakar

With all four team riders in great shape, Monster Energy Honda Team is today enjoying a rest day in Ha’il as the squad prepares to tackle the second and final week of the Dakar Rally which recommences tomorrow, Sunday, with the marathon stage. Monster Energy Honda Team is taking advantage… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

The arrival of the rest day will come as a relief to the Dakar Rally participants. The sixth stage, which set off from Al Qaisumah bound for the Ha’il bivouac, confirmed Monster Energy Honda Team’s fine form. In addition to another victory for Joan Barreda; Brabec, Cornejo and Benavides are… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

With the opening third of the 2021 Dakar completed, Monster Energy Honda Team riders now aim to consolidate positions which will allow them to attack in the second half of the race. Today saw another one-two for the Honda CRF450 RALLY, with Benavides and Cornejo occupying the top two places… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

Once again, a Monster Energy Honda Team rider claimed the top spot on a very lengthy fourth day of the Dakar Rally. Joan Barreda clinched yet another stage victory and now lies in second overall. Kevin Benavides likewise turned out a fine showing and currently holds third in the general… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

After a fine stage yesterday, with a one-two for Barreda and Brabec who claimed the top of the overall rally standings, today was the turn of Kevin Benavides. The Argentinean Monster Energy Honda Team rider finished the Dakar 2021 third stage in runner-up spot, just short of the leadership. The… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec scooped another one-two for Monster Energy Honda Team in the second stage of the Dakar Rally 2021. This marks a twenty-fifth stage victory for the Spaniard, who holds the place as the rider with the fourth highest number of wins in Dakar history. Barreda is… read more.


2021 Dakar
Stage Round DAK21   Dakar

The Dakar Rally is off and running in Saudi Arabia after the first full stage ended at the new bivouac situated in Bisha. Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides finishes second on the day and now lies in second place overall in the general standings. The 2021 Dakar Rally… read more.


2021 Dakar
Prologue Round DAK21   Dakar

The curtain rose today on the 2021 Dakar Rally with a short prologue. The rehearsals are over and it’s now showtime, with everything counting from this moment onward. The Monster Energy Honda Team riders got off to a fine start on the opening 10-kilometre special. The curtain-raiser, which was held… read more.


2021 Dakar
Scrutineering Round DAK21   Dakar

It was a strange New Year’s Day: while the rest of world celebrated the arrival of 2021 year, in Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City, preparation work for the latest edition of the Rally Dakar was in full swing. Monster Energy Honda Team was given the green light after passing all… read more.


2021 Dakar
Preview Round DAK21   Dakar

Since the official Honda team returned to the Dakar Rally in 2013 after a 23-year absence, one of the team bikes will, for the first time, do so with the number one emblazoned on its fairings. Monster Energy Honda Team will be seeking to replicate the feat achieved by Ricky… read more.


2021 Dakar
News Round DAK21   Dakar

1 prologue, 12 stages, 4800 kilometres of timed specials, two looping stages and a marathon stage are some of the main features that the ASO released today for the forthcoming 2021 Dakar Rally. The 43rd edition of the great challenge gets underway in just forty days time, with Monster Energy… read more.


2020 Dakar
Media Round DAK20   Dakar

Exactly one month ago on January 17, 2020, Ricky Brabec rewarded Monster Energy Honda Team with a long-awaited triumph in the Dakar Rally, eight years after the squad’s return to the most demanding, toughest, yet cruellest of competitions. This video chronicles Honda’s participation in the race. In 2013, after a… read more.


2020 Dakar
Post-Race Round DAK20   Dakar

After Africa and South America, the most recent chapter of Dakar Rally history, in the Middle East, has opened, adorned in the colours of Monster Energy Honda Team and American Ricky Brabec as the leading race protagonists. The vast and unchartered desert of Saudi Arabia has, for a fortnight, proved… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Over 30 years have passed since Honda last triumphed in the Dakar Rally. In 2020, Monster Energy Honda Team has once again laid claim to the coveted bronze Tuareg prize. Ricky Brabec makes history to become the first ever American to win the world’s toughest and cruellest rally. After eight… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

Monster Energy Honda Team has triumphed in the 2020 Dakar Rally! Eight years after the return of the official Team HRC squad to the world’s toughest rally, Honda rider Ricky Brabec has topped the overall podium, having commanded from the start of the rally to the final special held in… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Ricky Brabec holds on to the overall leadership of the 2020 Dakar Rally. The American is poised to tackle the final stage which could be a historical one for the Honda squad.  The second leg of the marathon stage unfolded without setbacks for the Monster Energy… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Barreda, Brabec and Benavides occupied the top three places in the tenth stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally to confirm Monster Energy Honda Team’s intentions for the overall victory. The second sector of the marathon stage was cancelled due to safety reasons. Monster Energy Honda Team riders Joan Barreda, Ricky… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

The Dakar heads into its final stretch – expected to be the toughest of all – with the riders of Monster Energy Honda Team well-positioned for the final assault. Brabec, the current leader, keeps his distance over rivals, while Barreda goes in search of an overall podium place. The Dakar… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

After the accident yesterday which claimed the life of motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves, today’s stage, the eighth of the Dakar Rally 2020, has been cancelled in the motorcycle category out of respect for the mourning of family and friends in the bivouac. An on-track accident at kilometre 276 in the… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

The seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2020 has concluded in Wadi Al-Dawasir with Kevin Benavides taking the top honours. The entire Monster Energy Honda squad wishes to express its condolences at the loss of Paulo Gonçalves, rider with the team from 2013 to 2019. The very high number of… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

With Ricky Brabec heading the overall leader board, many might believe that the Monster Energy Honda Team hold good chances of triumphing in the rally. But take nothing for granted: on the second week of the Dakar Rally we will face to toughest part of the race. It was a… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Ricky Brabec continues his Dakar 2020 crusade with another stage triumph, the second of this edition, consolidating his leadership as the new Dakar – held in Saudi Arabia – arrives at its rest day in the capital Riyadh. It was all smiles from Ricky Brabec as he rode into Riyadh… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Monster Energy Honda Team overcome a tricky stage to obtain fine results. Ricky Brabec, on his arrival at the bivouac in Ha’il, expresses his satisfaction at continuing to hold the leadership. Three Honda riders now occupy the top five overall places. From the great rocks of Tabuk to the sandy… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Stage four of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the Monster Energy Honda Team components arrive at the final destination at the Al Ula bivouac, very well-positioned in the race. ‘Nacho’ Cornejo finished the race in first position, followed home by Benavides and Brabec. The American remains leader ahead of his… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

It was an outstanding performance on track today from Ricky Brabec, José Ignacio Cornejo, Kevin Benavides and Joan Barreda on the looping circuit in Neom on stage three of the 2020 Dakar Rally. Monster Energy Honda Team riders currently occupy the top five positions in the general standings. The Super… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Kevin Benavides produced an excellent showing to take third place on the overall leader board – a minute and a half adrift of the leader – after the first leg of the Super Marathon stage held today between Al Wajh and Neom. All the riders now… read more.


2020 Dakar
Stage Round DAK20   Dakar

Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides were the fastest names among the Monster Energy Honda Team riders as the Dakar Rally made its maiden outing in the Middle East. The American rider, placing second, and the Argentinean, in fourth, shone in the opening 2020 Dakar stage. Two of yesterday’s most photographed… read more.


2020 Dakar
Scrutineering Round DAK20   Dakar

With the shakedown completed and the administrative and technical verification processes carried out, Monster Energy Honda Team is now 100% set to get the 2020 Dakar Rally underway. The five factory riders, along with the entire team supporting them, are poised to tackle the world’s toughest rally on January 5.… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

Just three years ago, Ruben Faria (Olhao, Portugal, 07/30/1974) was still competing in the Dakar Rally. Finishing second in the world’s toughest race in 2013, the new Monster Energy Honda Team General Manager knows the world of Cross-Country Rally perfectly and, in particular, a race as special as the Dakar.… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

Ricky Brabec (Mira Loma, California, 21st April 1991) proved himself to be one of the clear favourites in the most recent edition of the Dakar Rally. The rider could have even grabbed the final glory had it not been for a mechanical setback. From the Californian desert, this budding star… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

One week ago, the Rally Dakar organizers, ASO, have overseen several days of verifications prior to the shipment of all European vehicles due to take part in the forthcoming edition of the rally in Saudi Arabia. The Monster Energy Honda vehicles successfully made it through the checks and are now… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

With a month and a half left before the 2020 edition of the Dakar Rally gets underway, today saw the definitive presentation of the race at the Arab World Institute in Paris, an apt setting given that the entire race will take place in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

After the official presentation of the Honda and HRC factory teams for the 2020 season featuring the presence of Monster Energy Honda Team members Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec, the duo found time to attend EICMA, the world’s largest motorcycle show. In spite of the absence of some of the… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20   Dakar

A new chapter in the Dakar Rally story has opened with the official presentation of the 2020 edition due to take place in Saudi Arabia. After Africa and South America, the Middle East now takes up the baton of the rally-raid race par excellence. New details were unveiled yesterday in… read more.


2020 Dakar
News Round DAK20, news   Dakar

Finally, after confirmation by race organizers, the Dakar 2020 was unveiled today in Saudi Arabia, where the event will be hosted over the next five years. Monster Energy Honda Team was present at the event held in Riyadh. Monster Energy Honda Team has officially confirmed its participation in the next… read more.