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The sixth stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally, battled out around the Uyauni Salt Flats, brought with it bitter news for Team HRC as Joan Barreda sees his options of an overall victory fade. However, Paulo Gonçalves still commands at the head of the general standings after a third-place finish… read more.
All five Team HRC bikes made it through the marathon stage which started out in the Argentine city San Salvador de Jujuy and finished in Uyuni, Bolivia. Paulo Gonçalves remains at the head of the overall standings with Barreda fourth. The good news is that for the first time since… read more.
Joan Barreda and Paulo Gonçalves commanded the fourth special of the Dakar Rally – the first part of the gruelling marathon stage – and are now well-placed at the head of the general standings. Metge, Brabec and Ceci finish well too. Another day of superb results for Team HRC at… read more.
Spectacular third day at the Rally Dakar 2016: the stage through the mountainous Jujuy area ended with a Honda-filled podium and a once-again triumphant Joan Barreda back at the top of the general standings. The third stage of the Rally Dakar proved to be a dream day-out for the three… read more.
The Dakar 2016 finally held its first real stage after yesterday’s cancellation. Paulo Goncalves pulled back positions finishing in sixth place and Joan Barreda, who opened the track, came home behind his Team HRC colleague. The huge storm that blasted the riders during the first special stage yesterday –… read more.
After yesterday’s sweltering 40 degrees in Rosario, today nature whipped up a lighting storm bad enough that race organisers were forced to cancel the first stage citing safety concerns. Riders thus head straight towards the bivouac situated in Villa Carlos Paz. Today there was no action on the track. The… read more.
The Rally Dakar 2016 roared into action today with Joan Barreda giving a fine display of speed to take the triumph in the 11 kilometre prologue stage in the north of Buenos Aires. The Dakar curtain-raiser saw a great turnout from the Argentinean crowd who gave the competitors a warm… read more.
Team HRC made the most of a day off in Buenos Aires today after a busy couple of days of final preparations which culminated with the entry of the vehicles into the parc ferme. The five Team HRC riders spent New Year’s Day relaxing before taking up the great challenge… read more.
With the technical and administrative tests completed the team can now look forward to a New Year’s Day morning of final preparations before the event’s curtain-raiser takes place on the January 2. The Dakar Rally is all set to begin. Team HRC too. The riders, mechanics, technical crew and the… read more.
The countdown to the start of the Dakar 2016 continues with the riders and technical staff of Team HRC having now made the journey to South America. Over the coming days, the team will focus on the final preparations for the bikes with the world’s toughest race due to get… read more.