Merzouga Rally 2018
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.
Team HRC Rally will now take stock of last week’s participation in the Afriquia Merzouga Rally. For the revamped team it was far more that just a victory: it was a display of fine teamwork, sound choice of riders and clear evidence that the team’s new work ethos is functioning.… read more.
Team HRC’s Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides has sealed overall victory in the Afriquia Merzouga Rally, which closed today in the dunes of Merzouga. Benavides kept the field in check after the motocross-style start, crossing the finishing-line in second place. Brabec posted sixth on the day as well as sixth in… read more.
Team HRC Argentinean Kevin Benavides scored an emphatic triumph in the fourth stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally – the second part of the marathon – that leaves him poised to seal overall victory tomorrow. It was domination from start to finish for Kevin Benavides, who led throughout on the… read more.
Team HRC’s Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides snatched a noteworthy victory today in the third stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally, first part of Marathon stage that was finished at the Atlas mountains, in high altitude. Kevin Benavides triumphed today in the marathon stage which was fought out between Merzouga and… read more.
The Merzouga Rally served up another tough day of navigation for the second full stage. Nevertheless, Team HRC riders, Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides made it through another arduous, sweltering day without any real setbacks. Team HRC continues to accomplish its main mission in the Afriquia Merzouga Rally with the… read more.
Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec were today able to confirm that the great difficulties of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally lie in the hugely-demanding navigation. In the first stage of the rally, the Team HRC duo posted top-five finishes. Team HRC entered into the thick of things in the Afriquia Merzouga… read more.
Team HRC’s two youngest riders, American Ricky Brabec and Argentine Kevin Benavides, are all set to tackle the first challenge of the season: the Afriquia Merzouga Rally, which starts on Monday. Kevin Benavides, after having posted a brilliant fourth place on his Rally Dakar 2016 debut earlier this, will line… read more.
Team HRC welcomes young Argentine talent Kevin Benavides who joins the ranks of the official Honda Racing Corporation team and is set to participate in the Merzouga Rally, which gets underway in Morocco next week. This won’t be the first time that Team HRC and Honda Motor Argentina have collaborated;… read more.