After overcoming the administrative and technical verifications held today, Monster Energy Honda Team is poised to get the Rallye du Maroc underway tomorrow with the prologue stage to be held in the imperial city of Fez.
The twentieth edition of the Rallye du Maroc, the final race of the FIM World Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, kicks off this week in Fez. All the components of the Monster Energy Honda Team – Ricky Brabec, Kevin Benavides, José Ignacio Cornejo and Joan Barreda – made it through both the administrative scrutineering, followed by the technical shakedown today, with the Honda CRF450 RALLY passing the inspections trouble-free to leave the squad ready to roll for tomorrow’s (Friday) curtain-raiser which gets underway at 14:00 hrs.
This first contact with Moroccan terrain, over 7.3 kilometres, serves to decide the starting-order for the first full stage which heads out on Saturday 5th October.
The team will be seeking to round off the world championship on a high note, at top competitive level, in this final competition as the countdown to the Dakar begins, scheduled for early January in Saudi Arabia.
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 2018||Toby Price (KTM)|
|Winner 2017||Matthias Walkner (KTM)|
|Winnner 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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