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The Atacama Rally sees the full Monster Energy Honda Team back in action for Round Three of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. There won’t be any beach or holidays for the riders this summer, but they can, however, look forward to plenty of sand at the races. Kevin Benavides,… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s Portuguese rider is back and fired up. Absent from the 2018 Dakar after an accident during one of the final training sessions before the great challenge got underway, Paulo Gonçalves is now all set to make his comeback, with all the vigour that is so characteristic… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team continues with the preparations for the 41st edition of the Dakar while the official confirmation that the event will go ahead has been announced. It has also been revealed that the world’s toughest race will take place, in its entirety, in Peru over a total of… read more.
Details of the forthcoming edition of the 2019 Dakar Rally were unveiled today in Barcelona with the Monster Energy Honda Team present. With the majestic Catalan capital Barcelona at its feet, the Miramar Hotel today hosted the presentation of the 2019 Dakar Rally, bringing together a large part of the… read more.
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.