A great success for Monster Energy Honda Team, who manage to place both riders onto the final Andalucía Rally podium: Joan Barreda claimed the overall win in the second edition of the race, while Pablo Quintanilla, on his team debut, took third overall, triumphing in the rally’s final special.
The second edition of the Andalucía Rally is over, with Monster Energy Honda Team maintaining their hegemony. Joan Barreda won the overall race, inheriting the title that the squad had previously clinched in the first edition in Villamartín last year.
Today, the Andalucía Rally concluded, with riders tackling a tough first special over winding, slippery sections, and later, some very rutted ground that had been churned up by the previous days’ racing. Pablo Quintanilla turned out to be the winner of the total 185-kilometre special. The new Monster Energy Honda Team signing couldn’t have got his maiden rally off to a better start. Furthermore, the Chilean rider was able to consolidate a brilliant third final position, more than satisfactory after his first kilometres astride the Honda CRF450 RALLY.
Joan Barreda opened the track with breakneck pace, keeping his main rivals firmly in check throughout the race. It was certainly no easy stroll for Monster Energy Honda Team’s Spanish rider, who was forced to stay focused at all times, especially in the sections where the route re-covered the terrain which had been broken up by the previous days of racing. Barreda, who was only outpaced by team-mate Quintanilla on the day, eventually went on to claim the title of overall Andalucía Rally winner.
Stage 4 Results
|1||Quintanilla Pablo||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||2:09'55|
|2||Barreda Joan||SPA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||+0'11|
|3||Santolino Lorenzo||SPA||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||+0'47|
|4||Bühler Sebastian||POR||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||+1'05|
|5||Caimi Franco||ARG||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||+2'00|
|6||Cerutti Jacopo||ITA||Solarys Racing||Husqvarna||+2'49|
|7||Rodrigues Joaquim||POR||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||+2'50|
|8||Pedrero Joan||SPA||Shad / LS2||Rieju||+4'24|
|9||Doveze Mathieu||FRA||Nomade Racing||KTM||+6'35|
|10||Gonçalves Rui||POR||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||+8'00|
Final Standings Andalucia Rally 2021
|1||Barreda Joan||SPA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:47'32|
|2||Santolino Lorenzo||SPA||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||+3'28|
|3||Quintanilla Pablo||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||+10'29|
|4||Rodrigues Joaquim||POR||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||+13'50|
|5||Caimi Franco||ARG||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||+14'05|
|6||Cerutti Jacopo||ITA||Solarys Racing||Husqvarna||+22'05|
|7||Pedrero Joan||SPA||Shad / LS2||Rieju||+23'29|
|8||Bühler Sebastian||POR||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||+26'04|
|9||Doveze Mathieu||FRA||Nomade Racing||KTM||+38'44|
|10||Gonçalves Rui||POR||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||+40'39|