The last stage of this year’s Rallye Du Maroc brought today riders back in Agadir, leaving the desert around Tan Tan at the first morning light. It was a shorter, but not less intense, special section. Navigation was key and gave Adrian Van Beveren the privilege of another stage win! In the overall standings 2020 Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was the best of the team with a podium position.
It was an intense week for Monster Energy Honda Team back into the action of the FIM Cross-Country World Championship. After Dakar and the UAE Desert Challenge, Rallye Du Maroc was the third round of the competition. Getting back to the landscapes of the south of Morocco, the race started last Sunday in Agadir, making a trip to the desert around cities of Tan Tan and Laayoune.
The comeback to Agadir meant a total 379 kilometres to cover, 89 km in laiason and 290 kilometres of special stage. It was time to enjoy a last sprint along the Atlantic Ocean, with sand on the way and most of all rocky and hard pistes. Just before arriving, participants got back on the beach and showed all their style along Plage Blanche.
The highlight of the day was for sure another stage victory for Adrien Van Beveren, while Pablo Quintanilla finished in 4th position, José Ignacio Cornejo in 5th and Ricky Brabec in 14th position. In the overall standings, Quintanilla is now second (52 points) and Brabec third (50 points). In the manufacturer standings Monster Energy Honda Team has seen its leadership reinforced (112 points).
The Andalucia Rally is the next and last round of the championship, so the meeting is already set for 18 to 23 of October.
Provisional Classification of Leg 5 Tan Tan - Agadir
|1||Van Beveren Adrien||FRA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||01h37m30s|
|2||Howes Skyler||5||USA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||01h37m36s|
|3||Benavides Luciano||77||ARG||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||01h37m47s|
|4||Quintanilla Pablo||7||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||01h39m00s|
|5||Cornejo José Ignacio||11||CHI||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||01h40m05s|
|19||Brabec Ricky||2||USA||Monster Energy Honda Team||Honda||01h49m35s|
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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