Desafio Ruta 40 2023
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.
The 11th edition of the Desafio Ruta 40 YPF was over today with the arrival of the caravan in Salta, northeast of Argentina. All four riders from the Monster Energy Honda Team reached the end and Dakar winner Ricky Brabec got a podium position. Also riding an Honda CRF 450… read more.
There are not many changes in the overall standings at the Desafio Ruta YPF in Argentina after the fourth stage Belén-Belén. Ricky Brabec set once again the pace among the Monster Energy Honda Team riders and was third with one minute and 40 seconds gap to the stage leader Luciano… read more.
Today Ricky Brabec was once again the fastest Monster Energy Honda Team rider during the third stage from the Desafio Ruta YPF in Argentina. The American was third 1’52” behind Tosha Schareina – who is also riding an Honda CRF 450 Rally – at the end of the stage reaching… read more.
Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was the fastest Monster Energy Honda Team rider on the third day and the second stage from the Desafio Ruta YPF in Argentina. The american finished the 265 km of Special Stage between the cities of La Rioja and Belén in third place, 7’39 seconds behind another Honda CRF… read more.
It was a great start for the Monster Energy Honda Team! Adrien Van Beveren dominated the prologue (6:48 minutes) and confirmed his great momentum, while Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was third just two seconds away. Pablo Quintanilla made the 7th best score of the day (6:53minutes) and his companion from Chile… read more.
After yesterday’s shakedown, all riders had the chance to have their first experience at this year’s Desafio Ruta 40 YPF. The traditional shakedown was certainly an important moment for all, making sure everything is 100% under control to start the race. Another step in this direction came today with the… read more.
The countdown is on for Desafio Ruta 40 YPF! All riders from the Monster Energy Honda Team will reach Argentina highly motivated, determined to show their skills in the fourth of five competitive rounds from the FIM World Rally-Raid Championship. Like the previous race held in Mexico, this is a… read more.
The Desafío Ruta 40, the fourth round of the World Championship, turned out to be a fine example of tenacity from the Monster Energy Honda Team, who battled on, refusing to throw in the towel, no matter how bad things got. The bitter taste left after the injury of two… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves has clinched the overall victory in the Desafío Ruta 40, the fourth round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Ricky Brabec finished fifth. The final stage of the Desafío Ruta 40, from Villa Union to San Juan, which featured two hundred… read more.
Riders Kevin Benavides and Mathias Bellino, participants in the 2018 Desafío Ruta 40 with the Monster Energy Honda Team, were both forced to retire prematurely from the race after separate accidents. World championship leader Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides, was involved in an accident at kilometre 60 in the first stage… read more.
The fourth stage of the Desafío Ruta 40 brought with it good results for the Monster Energy Honda Team. Despite opening the track, Paulo Gonçalves minimized the handicap and managed to finish the day on the podium. Brabec was fourth on the penultimate stage. In spite of the hindrance of… read more.
Another complicated day in Fiambalá where the Monster Energy Honda Team colours shone in the immensity of the Argentine desert. Stage three of the Desafío Ruta 40 saw victory for Paulo Gonçalves and third place for Ricky Brabec. Today’s Desafío Ruta 40 was originally scheduled to cover a total of… read more.
The Desafío Ruta 40 today put the competitors through one of the hardest ever stages in its history as it crossed the Fiambalá Desert. Riders had to tackle a highly demanding 320-kilometre special stage filled with tricky navigation and challenging off-piste racing. Paulo Gonçalves, who opened the track today, lies… read more.
A bittersweet first stage of the Desafío Ruta 40 for Monster Energy Honda Team. Kevin Benavides, one of the hot favourites for an overall win, was forced to retire after taking a heavy fall. Nevertheless, the winning laurels went to team-mate Paulo Gonçalves, riding the longest stage of Ruta 40.… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team are all fired up and ready to roll in the 2018 Desafío Ruta 40, which kicks off today, Sunday, with the dispute of a curtain-raising prologue. After last week’s hugely successful Atacama Rally campaign, where Kevin Benavides clinched a decisive victory, this week the action hops… read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.