There are not many changes in the overall standings at the Desafio Ruta YPF in Argentina after the fourth stage Belén-Belén. Ricky Brabec set once again the pace among the Monster Energy Honda Team riders and was third with one minute and 40 seconds gap to the stage leader Luciano Benavides. His teammate Pablo Quintanilla was in front of the race until kilometer 228 and finished the day in 6th position (4:59 min gap). Adrien Van Beveren completed the 345 km of Special Stage in 8th place (9’:02 min gap) and José Ignacio Cornejo was 9th (11:19 min gap).
In the overall standings, Brabec maintains his third place (23:13 min gap), Van Beveren also keeps his 5th place from yesterday. Quintanilla and Cornejo switch positions and are now 6th and 7th in the overall ranking.
Tomorrow it’s time to do the last efforts in Argentina, with just one more stage to go. There will be 305 km of liaison and 258 km of Special Stage between the cities of Belén and Salta. This time the menu for the riders will be mainly gravel and sand tracks.
Provisional Standings after Stage 4
|1||Schareina Tosha||68||SPA||Honda Team||Honda||13:15:26|
|2||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||13:21:13|
|3||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||13:38:39|
|4||Evan Branch Ross||16||BWA||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||13:44:49|
|5||Van Beveren Adrien||42||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||13:47:54|
|6||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||13:47:54|
|7||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||13:58:44|
|8||Cox Bradley||49||RSA||BAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM||KTM||14:17:42|
|9||Price Toby||18||AUS||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||14:41:17|
|10||Dabrowski Konrad||26||POL||Duust Rally Team||KTM||14:45:42|
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