The waiting is over and action is back in the World Rally Raid Championship! Today it was time for the first competitive moment of this years Rallye du Maroc, with a 19 kilometers prologue with start and arrival at the coastal city of Agadir.
Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was second overall, sharing the same time of 11′03″ with the prologue winner, a fact that made the organization apply the tie-breaking rule to count the tenths of seconds. Skyler Howes crash at the prologue in his the first race dressed in red and the American is no longer in competition. Since he was feeling some pain in his knee and back, the team decided that was best for him to exit in order not to compromise his ambition for the next Dakar Rally. Pablo Quintanilla was the second fastest rider to reach the bivouac. Adrien Van Beveren was 11th overall, while José Ignacio Cornejo was 13th.
Tomorrow it will be a long day with the first stage and the connection between Agadir and Zagora, which means almost 700 kilometers. This trip to the south of the Kingdom Morocco will mix gravel tracks, dirt tracks, sand and dunes. The liaison will be 397 km long, while the Special Stage consists of 314 Km.
Provisional Standings Prologue
|1||Schareina Tosha||68||SPA||Honda Team||Honda||11:03|
|2||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||11:03|
|3||Evan Branch Ross||16||BWA||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||11:05|
|4||Price Toby||18||AUS||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||11:13|
|5||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||11:17|
|6||Walkner Matthias||52||AUT||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||11:21|
|7||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||11:27|
|8||Santolino Lorenzo||15||SPA||Sherco TVS Rally Factory||Sherco||11:33|
|11||Van Beveren Adrien||42||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||11:48|
|13||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||12:02|
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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