2021 Dakar Rally
2021 Dakar Round DAK21
Protecting the #1 at the 2021 Dakar Rally
Because the official Honda team returned towards the Dakar Rally in 2013 following a 23-year absence, one of the team bicycles will, for the first time, do so with the number 1 emblazoned on its fairings. Beast Energy Honda Team will be wanting to replicate the feat achieved by Ough Brabec last year, as they face a brand new goal and a new challenge.
The fanfare offers long ceased to sound. The best sensations of joy and fulfillment are now history, with THE DREAM of successful the Dakar having finally already been fulfilled. Now, almost a year upon, last year’s triumphant team will be poised to reassert itself within the great challenge which tests rivals, machines and equipment to their total limits.
Monster Power Honda Team is already in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sitting out the last hours of lockdown in the resort, after the final COVID-19 testing, in front of the day of scrutineering.
The team is all set to perform battle in the 2021 Dakar Move in a bid to hold on to the name clinched last year by American Ough Brabec. Recent months have seen the particular team undergo very thorough pre-race preparations in order to arrive at the world’s toughest race in the best possible circumstances.
Ricky Brabec, José Ignacio Cornejo, Kevin Benavides plus Joan Barreda are the four manufacturing plant riders lining up for the Beast Energy Honda Team, all getting managed to finish the most recent edition from the Dakar. The squad arrives at the particular Dakar in top physical shape, looking to relive the sensation of lifting the particular Dakar winner’s bronze Touareg reward.
The Ford CRF450 RALLY, adorning the number one
Honda can once again carry the number 1 upon its fairing for the first time in more than 30 years. Gilles Lalay won the particular Dakar back in 1989 and no additional Honda rider has since splendid the plaque until 2021. The particular American rider’s CRF450 RALLY at this point proudly sports the winner’s stickers. Ricky Brabec will be accompanied by 3 other top-class riders: Chilean José Ignacio Cornejo (#4), fourth a year ago, who has proven to be a valuable asset, changing well to the Saudi Arabian ground. Alongside, will be Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides (#47), runner-up in 2018. He will be another rider aspiring to claim the overall victory plus arrives on top form this year following a win at the Andalucia Rally. No introduction necessary for Joan Barreda (#88). By now a Dakar driver of legendary status, having took part eleven times and the current contending rider with the highest number of phase wins under his belt: twenty-four.
The 2021 Dakar Rally begins on January several in Jeddah and is set to complete in the same Saudi Arabian town on the 15th of the same 30 days after a total 7, 649-kilometre journey, to include some 4, 767 kms against the clock.