The longest stage of this year’s Rallye Du Maroc was one hundred percent dominated by the Monster Energy Honda Team. Until kilometre 200, Pablo Quintanilla ruled. Then it was time for his teammate Ricky Brabec to shine: 2020 Dakar winner reached the bivouac in Tan Tan with a four minute advantage over the second place. With this performance he is now the new leader of the competition.
The spirit of the African years of the Dakar Rally was once again today in the horizon during the fourth stage 0f Rallye Du Maroc. This meant a great variety of landscapes, between plateaus, rivers and little mountains. The dunes were this time out of the equation during the 565 kilometres covered – 346 of those racing the special section that connected Laayoune region and Tan Tan.
Monster Energy Honda Team was once again on the spotlight. First it was Pablo Quintanilla leading the way until passage control 200 km. Then it was the time for American Ricky Brabec to show his unique style. In the end, the winner of Dakar 2020 finished with an advantage that was over four minutes. A great performance that had already implications in the general standings, since he become the new leader of the competition. Adrien Van Beveren was the 5th to show up at the bivouac in Tan Tan, José Ignacio Cornejo 7th and Pablo Quintanilla 9th.
With just one day to go, tomorrow’s stage of Rallye Du Maroc will be much shorter and for sure intense in the way back to Agadir. There will be a total 379 kilometres to cover, 89 km in laiason and 290 kilometres of special stage.
Result of Selective Section 4 Laayoune - Tan Tan
|1||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h21m35s|
|2||Sunderland Sam||3||GBR||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||03h21m51s|
|3||Benavides Kevin||1||ARG||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||03h27m46s|
|4||Evan Branch Ross||16||BWA||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||03h29m04s|
|5||Van Beveren Adrien||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h29m21s|
|6||Howes Skyler||10||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h30m02s|
|7||Klein Mason||43||USA||BAS World KTM Racing Team||KTM||03h31m46s|
|8||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h32m52s|
|9||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||03h33m47s|
|10||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h35m24s|
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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