Monster Electricity Honda Team‘s Ricky Brabec gained Dakar 2020, supplying Honda its to start with victory considering that its return as a manufacturing unit staff in 2013, and its first victory in 31 yrs. In Dakar 2021, Honda was the defending champion.
The 2021 edition of the Dakar Rally was held in Saudi Arabia for the next consecutive yr. Monster Electrical power Honda Group was represented by seasoned Dakar riders. 2020 champion Ricky Brabec was joined by José Ignacio Cornejo, fourth general in Dakar 2020, Kevin Benavides, second in Dakar 2018, and Joan Barreda, with a history-placing 24 stage wins. They were being armed with the 2020-profitable Honda CRF450 RALLY to defend the Dakar crown.
Barreda wins a lot more phases, placing Dakar heritage once more
The Dakar Rally 2021 commenced with the prologue, a 10km special stage. Brabec was swiftest, securing the top place for Phase 1 the subsequent working day. Barreda was a close next, basically 6 seconds at the rear of, giving Monster Vitality Honda Staff the top two places to kick off the rally.
The 622km Phase 1 took riders from Jeddah to Bisha. In distinction to Brabec and Barreda who experienced troubles during the stage, Benavides experienced a fantastic run, finishing 2nd. Barreda made a comeback in the pursuing phase to gain his 25th Dakar stage. Only a few riders had received much more levels in the record of the Dakar. Barreda went on to acquire Phase 4 as effectively. Brabec also regained time lost in Phase 1 to finish second in the up coming stage.
Benavides second, Cornejo 3rd all round at the midway mark
Benavides built his go in the 630km third phase, the Wadi Advert-Dawasir Loop, ending 2nd, only 33 seconds guiding the race leader. He went on to complete Phase 4 in 3rd and gain the next phase, getting the over-all guide with a 2 min 31 second margin. In Stage 5 Benavides shared the podium with teammate Cornejo. In Stage 6, the halfway stage of the rally, Brabec built a comeback to finish fourth.
Midway by means of the Dakar, Benavides was second, Cornejo third, Barreda seventh, and Brabec 13th.
Monster Electricity Honda Group dominates top 3 in Stage 9
Stage 7, a marathon phase wherever mechanical support is not allowed, kicked off right after the rest day in Ha’il. Brabec, fourth in the prior phase, was the winner, though pure-navigator Cornejo arrived in second. Phase 7 effects gave Cornejo the all round direct, which he solidified by winning the 2nd 50 % of the marathon, Stage 8.
Phase 9 was a looping 465km unique stage on the shores of the Red Sea. Benavides conquered the grueling 30℃ warmth to win the stage, with Brabec 2nd and Cornejo 3rd. Monster Energy Honda Group dominated the top rated 3 positions.
Next Dakar in a row for Monster Energy Honda Group, Initial earn for Benavides
Stage 10 finished with Cornejo the overall leader and Benavides next. As was the circumstance in the former phase, Honda took the prime 3 places in Phase 10 with Brabec initially, Barreda next and Benavides 3rd. Cornejo, however, crashed and irrespective of currently being in a position to complete the stage, was out of the race. Barreda also retired in the penultimate Stage 11, whilst Benavides retained his over-all direct finishing third. Heading into the last stage, Benavides had a 5 minute advantage.
The ultimate phase took riders from AlUla to Yanbu, a 452km trek. Brabec won the phase, Benavides was second, and Monster Vitality Honda Workforce secured its again-to-again Dakar victory. Benavides had gained his first Dakar, and Brabec was next total, supplying the group the top rated two places. The 2021 edition outcomes had been virtually fantastic for the staff.