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Victory for Kevin Benavides and third place for Paulo Gonçalves in the second stage of the Desafío Inca. The Monster Energy Honda Team riders improve in the overall standings. In a lengthy, looping second stage in the dunes, Kevin Benavides was able to take control of the race and set… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s Chilean rider, José Ignacio Cornejo, finished the opening stage of the Inca Challenge, held on Friday in Ica, Peru, in a promising third position. Benavides opened the track for much of the race but fell victim to an irregular waypoint. The first stage of the Desafio… read more.
This week Monster Energy Honda Team travel to Peru to participate in the Inca Challenge, scheduled from 13th to 16th September in the Ica region. Monster Energy Honda Team remain heavily involved in preparations as the countdown to the forthcoming 2019 Dakar Rally continues. With two recent South American victories… 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.