There are only two more days to go at the Rallye du Maroc, the last stop of the World Rally-Raid Championship. Monster Energy Honda Team riders have been every day at the podium, first was Pablo Quintanilla and then José Ignacio Cornejo. Today Nacho did it again, he was the third fastest in the 336 km of Special Stage around the south region of Zagora.
Today’s stage was dominated by Spaniard Toscha Schareina, who is also riding an Honda CRF 450 Rally. Nacho was third, Quintanilla fourth and Van Beveren finished the day in 8th place.
In the overall standings, Pablo Quintanilla is ranked third with a six minutes and nine seconds gap to the leader. After his very positive performance in the last two stages, Nacho Cornejo has moved to 6th position. One of the contenders for world title,
Adrien Van Beveren is now in 8th place.
Tomorrow the bivouac from the Rallye du Maroc will move to the famous dunes of Merzouga. Stage 4, the penultimate of the program, will consist of a 75 km liaison and a 343 km Special Stage. The menu will consist of dirt tracks, gravel tracks, sand and – in the end – dunes.
Provisional Standings after Stage 3
|1||Price Toby||18||AUS||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||10:25:02|
|2||Evan Branch Ross||16||BWA||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||10:29:48|
|3||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:32:09|
|4||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||10:33:50|
|5||Schareina Tosha||68||SPA||Honda Team||Honda||10:33:54|
|6||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:36:51|
|7||Santolino Lorenzo||15||SPA||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||10:40:20|
|8||Van Beveren Adrien||42||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||10:52:42|
|9||Bühler Sebastian||110||GER||Bühler Racing Team||KTM||11:27:41|
|10||Gonçalves Rui||19||POR||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||11:40:25|
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 2022||Skyler Howes (Husqvarna)|
|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)|
|Winner 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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