Today Ricky Brabec was once again the fastest Monster Energy Honda Team rider during the third stage from the Desafio Ruta YPF in Argentina. The American was third 1’52” behind Tosha Schareina – who is also riding an Honda CRF 450 Rally – at the end of the stage reaching Belén. The Spaniard was one more time at the front of the field during the 265 km Special Section. In consequence, Brabec also climbs into third place overall.
In today’s Special Stage Adrien Van Beveren was 7th, José Ignacio Cornejo finished 8th and Pablo Quintanilla returned to Belén closing the Top 10.
In the overall standings, Brabec gets into third place (22:01 min gap), Van Beveren is in 5th place (24:02 min gap), Cornejo in 6th place (32:25 min gap) and Quintanilla in 7’th place (33:30 min gap).
Tomorrow the race will repeat the circuit scheme as today with the start and arrival in Belén. This time there will be 234 km of liaison and 345 km of Special Stage. The fourth and penultimate stage will mix once again gravel, sand tracks and dunes.
Provisional Standings after Stage 3
|1||Schareina Tosha||68||SPA||Honda Team||Honda||10:20:53|
|2||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||10:27:16|
|3||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:42:56|
|4||Evan Branch Ross||16||BWA||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||10:43:29|
|5||Van Beveren Adrien||42||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:44:55|
|6||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:53:28|
|7||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:54:23|
|8||Bühler Sebastian||POR||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||10:56:45|
|9||Cox Bradley||49||RSA||BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM||KTM||11:09:53|
|10||Dabrowski Konrad||26||POL||Duust Rally Team||KTM||11:34:05|
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