Heading to the south desert close to Laayoune, the third day of Rallye Du Maroc brought great news for Monster Energy Honda Team with the first stage win for Adrien Van Beveren. Ricky Brabec was third, José Ignacio Cornejo 5th and Pablo Quintanilla – struggling with some pain – finished in 10th place.
The wide desert landscapes from the south of Morocco has finally arrived! In the third day of Rallye Du Maroc the convoy left Tan Tan in the direction of Laayoune. Riders had to face a total of 437 kilometres 122 km in laiason followed by 315 kilometres of special stage in this second stage. It was time to embrace the great plateaus, with rocky tracks and much longer dune sections – the famous ergs. Bivouac has been set up in middle of the oued and the temperatures raised to 37ºC!
Adrien Van Beveren was the winner of today’s stage, signing the first success of his career with Monster Energy Honda Team. 2020 Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was third, José Ignacio Cornejo 7th and Pablo Quintanilla – who struggled with pain due to yesterdays crash – was 10th.
Tomorrow’s stage of Rallye Du Maroc consists on a circuit with departure and arrival in Laayoune. There will be a total 323 kilometres to cover, 23 km in laiason followed by 299 kilometres of special stage. More sand and dunes are already in the riders minds!
Provisional Result Stage 2 Tan Tan - Laayoune
|1||Van Beveren Adrien||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h18m44s|
|2||Benavides Kevin||1||ARG||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||03h21m38s|
|3||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h21m45s|
|4||Howes Skyler||10||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h21m56s|
|5||Price Toby||18||AUS||Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team||KTM||03h24m49s|
|6||Sunderland Sam||3||GBR||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||03h24m50s|
|7||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h24m57s|
|8||Caimi Franco||6||ARG||Hero Motorsports Team Rally||Hero||03h27m40s|
|9||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||03h27m57s|
|10||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||03h28m33s|
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 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)|
|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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