The members of the Monster Energy Honda Team due to participate in the 41st edition of the Dakar Rally were officially revealed this afternoon in Milan, Italy in an event at the prestigious EICMA motorcycle show.
The full range of HRC 2019 teams who will compete in the various specialties, MotoGP, Trial, Motocross and Rally, got their official presentation this afternoon as the EICMA International Motor Show opened today in Milan. The event drew the attention of professionals from throughout the world of motorbikes.
Kevin Benavides, Paulo Gonçalves, Joan Barreda, Ricky Brabec and José Ignacio Cornejo, the five riders who line up for the HRC Rally team, Monster Energy Honda Team, all took the stage before they go on to defend the colours of Honda in the forthcoming edition of the Rally Dakar
Superbike World Champion James Toseland and journalist Suzy Perry, working as presenters for the HRC teams, posed different questions to the riders, who expressed their desire to get the world’s toughest competition, the Dakar Rally, underway after a lengthy season of preparations.
The event was also attended and supported by Yoshishige Nomura, HRC President, and Noriaki Abe, Chief Officer of Honda Motors.
At EICMA, Honda will have the team’s competition bike for the next Dakar Rally – the CRF450 RALLY – on display at the show. It can be found at the Honda stand located in Hall 22 stand O 48.