Monster Energy Honda Team have accomplished their dual mission planned for the participation in the Baja Inka Paracas 1000. Not only did the team come away with a fine result in the race itself, but performed notably when faced with the arduous navigation that was required in the Peruvian dunes.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves clinched the victory at the Baja Inka Paracas 1000, while Argentinean team-mate Kevin Benavides occupied third overall place in the rally. Michael Metge finished further behind in the general rankings.
Clocking up over 1000 kilometres of Peruvian desert during the four days of racing, Monster Energy Honda Team were a force to be reckoned with over much of the 800 kilometres of timed special stage. The team set the pace throughout, were victorious in the most crucial stages and displayed considerable navigational expertise.
Next date for the Monster Energy Honda Team will be in October as the team tackles the Morocco Rally – the fifth and final event in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with Paulo Gonçalves aspiring to the title.
Baja Inka 1000 Paracas 2017 Final results
|1||Goncalves Paulo||2||POR||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||9:54'43|
|2||Van Beveren Adrien||FRA||Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team||Yamaha||9:55'03|
|3||Benavides Kevin||47||ARG||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||9:57'17|
|4||de Soultrait Xavier||FRA||Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team||Yamaha||9:57'29|
|5||Nosiglia Daniel||19||BOL||Team Nosiglia||KTM||10:21'50|
|6||Barragán Jonathan||60||SPA||Gas Gas Racing||Gas Gas||10:29'27|
|7||Salvatierra Juan Carlos||11||BOL||Chavo Salvatierra Racing||KTM||10:32'27|
|8||Nosiglia Walter||20||BOL||Team Nosiglia||KTM||10:43'00|
|9||Farres Gerard||3||SPA||Himoinsa Team||KTM||11:08'02|
|10||Faggotter Rodney||44||AUS||Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team||Yamaha||11:29'43|
|19||Metge Michael||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||43:15'52|