A brief curtain-raising nine-kilometre special signalled the start of the Andalucia Rally, which got underway today from Villamartín. The Monster Energy Honda Team riders opted for a cautious start over the short, dust-filled Super Special.

After successfully making it through the mandatory verifications, Monster Energy Honda Team this afternoon began the Andalucia Rally with a short nine-kilometre Super Special.

Ricky Brabec set off from first place, without references ahead, to tackle the opening kilometres of the Andalucia Rally prologue, eventually going on to post eleventh place, just twelve seconds adrift of the day’s fastest time. Very narrow gaps separated the frontrunners with several riders finishing within the same second. Joan Barreda finished just one second behind his American team-mate.

Argentine Kevin Benavides rode at a pace similar to his Monster Energy Honda Team squad-mates and took fourteenth position, one second off Barreda. José Ignacio Cornejo conceded some 35 seconds to the leader of the general standings, finishing in 21st position.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, sees the first full stage of the Andalucia Rally which will feature a total of 240 kilometres of timed special (two specials made up of 130 and 110 kilometres respectively) and a liaison of about 70 kilometres connecting the start and finish in Villamartín.

Ricky Brabec

SUPER SPECIAL STAGE: 11th +0'12

The prologue went well. I started first and after today’s finish, I’ll be starting from eleventh position tomorrow. So, I think that this sets us up quite well for stage one and we are going to see how it pans out after tomorrow.

José Ignacio Cornejo

SUPER SPECIAL STAGE: 21st +0'35

We finished the prologue with a pretty convincing result so now we can start picking up race pace. We are very motivated and looking forward to the long days of navigation at last. We are going to enjoy these next four days.

Kevin Benavides

SUPER SPECIAL STAGE: 14th +0'14

It was a good prologue, I felt good and had some good feelings. I finished in a good position to head out and attack tomorrow in the first stage. We are satisfied and we will try to finish the race every day in the best possible position.

Joan Barreda

SUPER SPECIAL STAGE: 12th +0'13

A short but technical prologue. Shortly after the start I hit a branch that made me go off-track and it disorientated me a bit. I dropped a few seconds, but in the end, I finished in a position that I think is good for tomorrow’s stage, if we can make it through the dust. The rally has only just begun.

2020 Season
Stage   Andalucia

Results Super Special Stage

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Price Toby AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM 6'29
2 Sanders Daniel AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +0'0
3 Evan Branch Ross BWA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +0'03
4 Walkner Matthias AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +0'04
5 Short Andrew USA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +0'06
6 Benavides Luciano ARG Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0'06
7 Mccanney Jamie GBR Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +0'06
8 Caimi Franco ARG Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +0'09
9 Van Beveren Adrien FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +0'10
10 Buehler Sebastian POR Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +0'11
11 Brabec Ricky USA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'12
12 Barreda Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'13
13 Santolino Lorenzo SPA Sherco TVS Rally Factory Sherco +0'13
14 Benavides Kevin ARG Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'14
15 de Soultrait Xavier FRA HT Husqvarna Rally Team Husqvarna +0'14
21 Cornejo José Ignacio CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'35
Location Information

11650 Villamartín, Cádiz, Spain - View in Google Maps