After the warm-up from yesterday, Rallye Du Maroc went south for a 316 kilometres special stage (SS1B) connecting Agadir to the desert landscapes of Tan Tan. Monster Energy Honda Team 2020 Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was the best of the squad ending in seventh place.
Second day of Rallye Du Maroc 2022 was an early bird call for the riders from Monster Energy Honda Team. Ricky Brabec was the fourth to leave from Agadir and finished the day in 6th. Until reaching the next bivouac placed at the camel’s market in Tan Tan riders had to cover a total of 562 kilometres heading south – 240 Km of liaison and 316 Km of special stage (SS1B). José Ignacio Cornejo was 8th, Adrien Van Beveren ended the day in 10th place and Pablo Quintanilla – who had a crash but remains on competition – was 14th.
With the desert on the horizon, the road book delivered a great variety of pistes, starting with hard and rocky mountain and passing a beach section where all power could be released. Sand and navigation were some of the strong ingredients of this exotic menu.
Tomorrow it’s time to go to the extreme south of this year’s Rallye Du Maroc itinerary, having the capital of the south Moroccan desert as the next destination: Laayoune. There will be a total 437 kilometres to cover, 122 km in liaison followed by 315 kilometres of special stage. The hard and rocky tracks from the desert will continue to test the limits of our riders and bikes, not forgetting the magical sand dunes.
Result of Selective Section 1 (1a+1b) Agadir - Tan Tan
|1||Evan Branch Ross||16||BWA||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||04h46m24s|
|2||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||04h48m29s|
|3||Price Toby||18||AUS||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||04h49m35s|
|4||Howes Skyler||5||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||04h50m48s|
|5||Klein Mason||43||USA||BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM||KTM||04h53m59s|
|6||Sunderland Sam||3||GBR||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||04h55m05s|
|7||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||04h55m21s|
|8||Van Beveren Adrien||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||04h57m59s|
|9||Caimi Franco||6||ARG||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||04h59m16s|
|10||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||05h00m29s|
|13||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||05h07m46s|
Morocco has always been a land of rally raid. The story began in 1982 with the arrival of Paris-Agadir, the first rally raid to run in Morocco. The following year, the rally took the name of ‘Atlas Rally’ and became the flagship rally to the Rally Raids calendar. The Atlas… read more.
|Winner 2021||Pablo Quintanilla (HONDA)|
|Winner 2020||Cancelled due the COVID-19 Pandemic|
|Winner 2019||Toby Price (KTM)|
|Winner 2018||Toby Price (KTM)|
|Winner 2017||Matthias Walkner (KTM)|
|Winnner 2016||Toby Price (KTM)|
|Winner 2015||Sam Sunderland (KTM)|
|Winner 2014||Marc Coma (KTM)|
|Winner 2013||Paulo Gonçalves (Honda)|
|Winner 2012||Cyril Despres (KTM)|
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