Friday, May 21, 2021

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KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS DAKAR FOR HONDA

We have jumped into the last day of Dakar 2021 with Kevin Benavides's 5'07'' advantage over Sam Sunderland in general classification and it was the shortest special of the rally with only 200 km to cover. Stage 11 winner Sam Sunderland opened the stage but being the pathfinder and the...
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HONDA HAMMERED THE LOOP STAGE WITH A TRIPLE

Stage 9 was a 579 KM loop from Neom, 465 KM of which was competitive stage. The day witnessed series of dramas for riders. First Yamaha rider Ross Branch had an engine failure which was beyond repair on his own. His Dakar 2021 adventure with his new team ended prematurely....
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REIGNING CHAMPION BRABEC GETS HIS FIRST STAGE WIN

Stage 7 was a 737 KM route from Ha’il to Sakaka, 453 KM of which was competitive stage. After a one-day pause Dakar resumed today and it was Joan Barreda, who hit the road first. As it has became this edition's case, Barreda's struggle to open the road caused him...
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BARREDA WINS THE STAGE AND PRICE IN OVERALL LEAD

Stage 6 was a 518KM route from Al Qaisumah to Ha'il, 348 KM of which was competitive stage. The first news of the day was shortening the special. The decision was made by rally officials following the difficulties of finishing Yesterday's special by many riders. Which was originally planned to...
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BENAVIDES WINS THE STAGE DESPITE A CRASH

Stage 5 was a 662KM route from Riyadh to Al Qaisumah, 456 KM of which was competitive stage. After getting his 26th stage win in Dakar, Joan Barreda opened the special for the day. He trailed off the track around 70 km into the day and had to take a...
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PRICE WINS THE DAY WHILE HOWES ACQUIRES THE GENERAL CLASSIFICATION LEAD

Stage 3 was a 629 KM loop trail from Wadi Ad-Dawasir, 403 KM of which was competitive stage. Joan Barreda opened the special for the day followed by his team mate Ricky Brabec. Two Honda's struggled along the way and lost substantial minutes against their rivals. Barreda felt 24'49'' behind...
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HONDA STAGED A STRONG COMEBACK WHILE KTM SUFFERED THE DAY

Stage 2 was a 685 KM route from Bisha to Wadi Ad-Dawasir, 457 KM of which was competitive stage. After finishing day 1 on top, it was Toby Price's turn to open the stage. Like the job itself wasn't hard enough, he had a mechanical problem related to his rear...
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THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE STARTED WITH TOBY’S WIN OVER THE STAGE

Stage 1 was a 623 KM route from Jeddah to Bisha, 277 KM of which was competitive stage. Ricky Brabec, the reigning champion, had a flawless day yesterday at the prologue and got the tough job of opening the inaugural special. But along the way it turned out to be...