The honours list of Kevin Benavides includes over 300 races, mainly in Enduro, which culminated with his fourth gold medal in the ISDE San Juan in 2014, the pinnacle of the rider’s career in the discipline. After a 'test' in 2015 in the Desafío Ruta, Kevin joins the Monster Energy Honda Team for the Dakar Rally 2017...

Kevin Benavides

Background

The rider’s brief rally history so far, has featured a 2015 participation in the Desafío Ruta 40; a fast-paced debut which in spite of ending with an accident, was enough to convince Team HRC to allow him to compete in the final round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship of the same year – the OiLibya Morocco Rally. After a highly promising Dakar 2016, which confirmed his status as a rally rider, Benavides took part in the forthcoming South American rallies as part of Honda Argentina’s competition structure, the MEC Team, and joins the Monster Energy Honda Team for the Dakar Rally 2017. An injury weeks before the race made it impossible for him to participate in the 2017 Dakar, but he corrected it in 2018 by finishing second overall.

Career Information

2020 19th place Dakar Rally
2020 Andalucia Rally winner
2019 5th place Dakar Rally
2018 2nd place Dakar Rally
2018 Atacama Rally winner
2017 Runner-up FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
2017 2nd place Morocco Rally
2017 Desafío Ruta 40 winner
2016 4th place Dakar Rally - stage 3 winner
2016 Desafío Ruta 40 winner
2015 Desafio Guarani winner (Dakar Series)
2015 5th Morocco Rally
2014 Enduro E3 Latin American champion, Argentinian Enduro Champion
2013 Rally Transmontaña winner, Argentinian Enduro Champion
2012 4th Junior Enduro World Championship
2011 12th Junior Enduro World Championship
2010 Argentinian Enduro champion

Rider Statistics

Date of birth 09/01/1989
Birthplace Salta (Argentina)
Residence Salta (Argentina)
Height 178cm
Weight 74kg

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