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A sense of tranquillity now permeates the bivouac in Arequipa as the Dakar reaches its rest day. The riders, however, after a well-deserved morning rest and massage session, are now preparing for the next stage while the mechanics have spent the morning checking over the bikes ready for this afternoon.… read more.
The Dakar Rally today reached the halfway point with the dispute of the fifth stage. The second part of the marathon stage proved to be a particularly tactical affair with riders seeking to secure favourable attacking positions for the coming days. Ricky Brabec still holds the top spot in the… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s American rider Ricky Brabec staged an authentic coup d’état at the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally, not only battling to victory on the day, but also storming the first place spot on the overall leader board. Benavides and Gonçalves were among the top ten. Today… read more.
A more-complicated-than-expected third stage of the 2019 Dakar served up a mixed-bag result for Monster Energy Honda Team: Kevin Benavides gave himself a birthday present by climbing the leader board to second overall spot on the same day that team-mate Joan Barreda was forced to abandon the race. It was… read more.
Ricky Brabec and Joan Barreda both posted final positions that would see them on the rostrum as day two of the 2019 Dakar Rally concluded with the pair in second and third places. In the overall standings, Monster Energy Honda Team’s Spanish component holds the lead. Things are looking up… read more.
The first special of this Dakar was won by a rampant Joan Barreda in Adrenarena de Paracas, near Pisco. But it wasn’t just Joan who shone in the Monster Energy Honda Team: Ricky Brabec posted third after an outstanding ride in the dunes with Benavides, Cornejo and Gonçalves occuping notable… read more.
The final obstacle before the first stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally has been overcome. Monster Energy Honda Team is now officially in the race after getting through the verifications on Saturday in Lima. After an entire season preparing for the Dakar, Monster Energy Honda Team are all set for… read more.
While the rest of the planet bids farewell to 2018, Monster Energy Honda Team has its sights set several days ahead for the start of the 2019 Dakar Rally. The 2019 edition of the Dakar Rally will feature the five official riders of the Monster Energy Honda Team: Joan Barreda… read more.
The forthcoming 2019 Dakar will be a very special one for José Ignacio Cornejo. ‘Nacho’ gets to participate in the world’s toughest rally for the first time as an official HRC factory rider with Monster Energy Honda Team, a squad with whom the rider has previously ridden. The rally –… read more.