Quintanilla chases the lead in Morocco as Cornejo shines in the second stage

Quintanilla chases the lead in Morocco as Cornejo shines in the second stage

10.10.2021: Rallye du Maroc 2021 2021 season Round WORLD4 A fine result for Monster Energy Honda Team in the longest stage of the Rallye du Maroc. After todayís 600-kilometre-plus stage, the team remains in the battlee for the leadership with a more tha

Rallye du Maroc 2021
2021 season   Round WORLD4




A fine result for Monster Energy Honda Team in the longest stage of the Rallye du Maroc. After today’s 600-kilometre-plus stage, the team remains in the battlee for the leadership with a more than satisfactory all-round result.



The playing field for the second stage, the lengthiest of the Rallye du Maroc, was the Erg Chebbi with its majestic dunes, some of them as high as 150 metres. To reach the area, riders had to face an early morning 210-kilometre liaison section.



The plains, dry river beds – oueds – and several tracks well-peppered with rocks were to play a decisive role, with the roadbook often registering off-piste routes needing some deft navigation skills. By the arrival at the Zagora bivouac, the riders’ odometers were signalling 610 kilometres. The heat was another of the condiments on today’s varied menu.



José Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Cornejo produced a fine showing today, starting from seventh position. The rider from Iquique was in the battle for the win in the special stage, although eventually dropping a minute to the race leader. Nevertheless, the rider moves up the overall Rallye du Maroc standings and now lies in sixth place, less than six minutes shy of the leader.



Nacho’s fellow-countryman Pablo Quintanilla, third on the start-line, managed the stage successfully, crossing the line in third place, 2’50 behind the winner of the stage, but the Chilean from Viña del Mar moves up one position in the general standings to just 19 seconds behind the leader.



Joan Barreda set off first today after winning yesterday’s stage. The Monster Energy Honda Team rider opened the way throughout the entire day, even when team-mate Ricky Brabec pulled alongside the Spaniard. In spite of some initial hesitation, the pair managed to set an imposing pace at the head of the field, offsetting the handicap of having to face a brand new route.




The immediate rivals, who started from positions further back, with the advantage of being able to monitor the navigational moves of the Honda CRF450 RALLY riders ahead, were faced with a tough task. Brabec now holds third overall and Barreda fourth in the battle for the Rallye du Maroc.



Tomorrow looks set to be another day with a reshuffle at the head of the rally leaderboard. Once again, the action will take place at the north-east of Zagora, so dunes and plenty of navigation will once again be a constant feature on the 341-kilometre special stage. The day’s total mileage will exceed 600 kilometres.   
    
       


    
Ricky Brabec
STAGE: 7TH  PROVISIONAL: 3RD


The team is doing a good job. Stage two was one of the longer stages. Joan opened the track for 98% of the day and I was there trailing him all day. He would make a slight mistake and I would be there to help him, then he would take over the opening role again.


He did a really good job today. Then a little bit before refuelling Pablo caught up with us and from there we rode together as a team. It worked really well. With the first two days in the books, we are looking pretty good and now we’ve got three days left, so let’s keep the focus.         

    
       
    
José Ignacio Cornejo
STAGE: 2ND  PROVISIONAL: 6TH


Today was a much better day for me. I started from a good position, I wanted to ride a solid stage, without any mistakes and I think I didn't make any errors with the navigation. It was a very full stage where I was able to set a good pace.



At the end there was a complicated area of navigation and I preferred to play it safe so as not to make any mistakes. Maybe I lost a few seconds, but I'm still satisfied. On the bike, I'm feeling very comfortable and I'm getting better as the days go by.         

    
       
    
Pablo Quintanilla
STAGE: 3RD  PROVISIONAL: 2ND



This second stage of the rally was very long and very tough. A liaison of 200 kilometres very early in the morning and the special stage of about 350 kilometres with fast, parallel tracks, stones, dunes and dry river beds. It was a high-speed special stage.



I knew I was going to drop some time starting third, but in the end it went better than expected and I finished third. I'm happy, I'm second now. I feel comfortable with the bike and I'm very motivated for what lies ahead.         

    
       
    
Joan Barreda
STAGE: 11TH  PROVISIONAL: 4TH



I'm pleased. We were able to keep a high pace throughout the whole stage. There is a lot of navigation and there are always some places where there are doubts. The riders behind were able to follow the tracks and it was easier for them. I started opening the way and I got to the end still there. Tomorrow we'll try to push hard and be careful not to make any mistakes. We are happy with how this rally is going.         

    


       
Ruben Faria
General Manager


The riders have done a good job today. We have to congratulate Joan because he opened for more than 300 kilometres by himself and I'm sure he is exhausted by it. We knew we were going to lose time today, especially with Joan and Ricky, who started first and second.


I didn't expect Pablo to do so well starting third. Nacho had a very good special: instead of losing time he made up time on the tracks; he performed an incredible stage. We are second in the general standings, but tomorrow it's up to the others to open the way.



We'll see what kind of pace they can set at the opening. It's only the second stage, but everyone has arrived safely and the bikes are in perfect condition, so for the moment, everything is fine.         

    
    


Rallye du Maroc BIKES stage 2 results and standings top 10

Stage 2 results



1    WALKNER Matthias         AUT    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    3:40'32

2    CORNEJO José Ignacio         CHI    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +1'19

3    QUINTANILLA Pablo         CHI    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +2'50

4    SANDERS Daniel         AUS    Gas Gas Factory Team    Gas Gas    +3'40

5    BENAVIDES Kevin         ARG    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    +4'04

6    EVAN BRANCH Ross         BWA    Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team    Yamaha    +4'53

7    BRABEC Ricky         USA    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +5'48

8    SUNDERLAND Sam         GBR    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    +6'03

9    HOWES Skyler         USA    Husqvarna Factory Rally Team    Husqvarna    +7'00

10    RODRIGUES Joaquim         POR    Hero Motorsports Team Rally    Hero    +7'30

11    BARREDA Joan         SPA    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +8'43
    
    
       
    
Rider Standings
PROVISIONAL STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 2



1    WALKNER Matthias         AUT    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    7:12'11

2    QUINTANILLA Pablo         CHI    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +0'19

3    BRABEC Ricky         USA    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +1'00

4    BARREDA Joan         SPA    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +3'01

5    SANDERS Daniel         AUS    Gas Gas Factory Team    Gas Gas    +4'57

6    CORNEJO José Ignacio         CHI    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +5'57

7    BENAVIDES Kevin         ARG    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    +11'18

8    VAN BEVEREN Adrien         FRA    Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team    Yamaha    +12'47

9    SUNDERLAND Sam         GBR    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    +18'09

10    BENAVIDES Luciano         ARG    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    +18'41
    


Monster Energy Honda Team, also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/quintanilla-chases-lead-morocco-cornejo-shines-second-stage---229738.html

10.10.2021 / MaP

More News

Rallye du Maroc selected driver quotes after stage 1
09.10.2021
QUOTESJoan Barreda (Monster Energy Honda): 1st“Really happy. It was not easy at the beginning with the dust from the other riders. Then when we got to the dunes I tried to push hard and found a good rhythm. more >>
Rallye du Maroc stage 1 - Honda and Toyota squat the podium
09.10.2021
ROAD BOOKStage 1 : A four course mealDistances (km) : L1: 143 / SS: 288 / L2 : 11 – Total : 442Starter, mains, cheese course and dessert – that’s was the copious four course stage 1 menu awaiting competitors on today’s first stage ! After a quick 80 kilometre starter heading towards M'Hamid, David Castera s more >>
Sand storm on the dunes during opening stage of Rallye du Maroc
09.10.2021
(Clockwise) Nasser Al-Attyiah, Matthias Walkner, Mattias Ekström and Cristina Gutiérrez © Kin Marcin/Red Bull Content Pool             A sand storm on the dunes signalled more >>
Hero MotoSports Team Rally have a steady run in stage 1 of Rallye du Maroc
09.10.2021
Hero MotoSports Team Rally had a steady run in the first stage of the Rallye Du Maroc on Saturday. In difficult conditions the riders arrived at the finish line safely. Starting the stage in first and fourth positions, Rodrigues and Caimi rode with focu more >>
Mixed Results For Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team On Rallye Du Maroc Stage One
09.10.2021
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Adrien Van Beveren, Andrew Short, and Ross Branch have all safely completed a challenging opening stage at the 2021 Rallye du Maroc. With Adrien Van Beveren enjoying a strong, trouble-free start to the event with a sixth-place finish, his teammates Short and Branch were not so fortunate. more >>
Monster Energy Honda Team podium lock-out in the first Rallye du Maroc stage -updated results
09.10.2021
    Rallye du Maroc 2021 2021 season   Round WORLD3 Monster Energy Honda Team occupied the entire podium today after the first stage of the Rallye du Maroc. Joan Barreda saw off the other riders to snatch the overall race more >>
Red Bull KTM successfully complete stage 1 at Rallye du Maroc
09.10.2021
Rallye du Maroc 2021 Stage 1Saturday, October 9th 2021The four-man Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team have successfully completed the first stage of the 2021 Rallye du Maroc. Matthias Walkner finished as top KTM, posting the fourth quickest time on the 288-kilometer timed special.  more >>
Rallye du Maroc - Record entry gets underway
08.10.2021
 ROAD BOOKDistances (km) : L1: 13 / Super Special-Qualifying Special : 11 / L2 : 13 – Total : 37Super Special for the bikes, Qualifying Special for the cars. They might have different titles, they shared the same purpose - to determine the start order for tomorrow's 1st stage, so that everyone can cover the special in the com more >>
Hero Motosports Team Rally starts the Rallye du Maroc in top gear
08.10.2021
- Joaquim Rodrigues wins the Prologue stageHero MotoSports Team Rally, the rally racing team of Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has begun the Rallye Du Maroc with a stage win.    more >>
The Rallye du Maroc hauls out! Riders satisfied with the prologue stage
08.10.2021
Rallye du Maroc 2021 2021 season   Round WORLD3 Today’s eleven-kilometre Super Special in Zagora produced an excellent outcome for the riders of the Monster Energy Honda Team, who all finished together, the first of whom came home more >>
Rallye du Maroc Super Special Bikes Prologue classification
08.10.2021
1    RODRIGUES Joaquim         POR    Hero Motorsports Team Rally    Hero    25'00.002    PRICE Toby         AUS    Red Bull KTM Ra more >>
Extreme E takes Sustainability Title at Leaders Sports Awards
08.10.2021
Extreme E, the pioneering sport for purpose, has received The Sustainability Award at the prestigious Leaders Sports ceremony held at Twickenham Stadium.The category set out to recognise organisations that use sport as a catalyst to promote and combat environme more >>
The Rebelle Rally Kicks Off With a Full Roster and 2,275 Kilometer, Eight Stage Course
08.10.2021
On Thursday October 7th, the 6th Edition of the Rebelle Rally kicked off with Tech Inspection at the iconic Hoover Dam. A full roster of 52 teams took part in the longest competitive off-road rally in the United States. It is also the first all-women’s off-road navigation rally in the U.S.   more >>
Rallye du Maroc Road Book -D1, back in style !
07.10.2021
After three editions starting from Fez, the Rallye du Maroc returns to Zagora, as in 2014. Strategically located between the Kingdom's two largest ergs, which the rally will explore on three of the stages, the emphasis on the 2021 edition will above all be sand. more >>
Monster Energy Honda Team all set to start the Rallye du Maroc
07.10.2021
Rallye du Maroc 2021 2021 season   Round WORLD3   Monster Energy Honda Team have passed the pre-Rallye du Maroc scrutineering and are now officially cleared to start tomorrow’s race, a new edition of the traditional ra more >>
OCP, Afriquia and Maroc Telecom, committed and determined Main Partners
07.10.2021
The Rallye du Maroc is very proud to be associated, since the 2019 edition, with 3 groups that are among the most important in the country and leaders in their respective markets: OCP Group, world leader in phosphate fertilizers, AFRIQUIA, major national operator in fuel distribution in Morocco and the MAROC TELECOM group, the leading national telecom operator with a presence in 11 countr more >>
Red Bull KTM ready to race Rallye du Maroc
07.10.2021
Rallye du Maroc 2021 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are ready to take on round four of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – the Rallye du Maroc. Fielding a full four-man line-up of Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, Sam Sunderland, and Kevin Benavides for the first time this season, the team will be aiming to secure the world champ more >>
Red Bull Desert Wings will kickstart Dakar preparations at Rallye du Maroc
07.10.2021
(Clockwise) Matthias Walkner, Nasser Al-Attyiah, Mattias Ekström and Cristina Gutiérrez © Kin Marcin/Marian Chytka/Red Bull Content Pool            Off-roa more >>
Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel to contest 2021 Rally of Morocco for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
06.10.2021
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel will take part in the upcoming Rally of Morocco, scheduled for 8 to 13 October, 2021. They will be racing in the same car that took them to second place during this year’s more >>
Monster Energy Honda Team reconvenes for the Rallye du Maroc
06.10.2021
Rallye du Maroc 2021 2021 season   Round WORLD3 Monster Energy Honda Team have not assembled their full squad since the 2021 Dakar Rally ended back in January. The winning team from the last edition are once again poised to restart the more >>
Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Excited For 2021 Rallye du Maroc
06.10.2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team returns to FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship action this weekend for round four of the series, the Rallye du Maroc.   With a few months passing since the team’s last competitive outing at the more >>
Extreme E and UNICEF roll out climate change education resources on Greenlandís National Climate Week
06.10.2021
As part of the one-year collaboration between Extreme E and UNICEF, the child rights agency created education resources, aimed at empowering young changemakers by reimagining climate education. During a national teachers’ seminar between September 8th and 9th, the education resources were shared with roughly 90 teachers from across Greenland in order to prepare teaching during the C more >>
2022 KIA Sorento PHEV set to take on daunting Rebelle Rally
06.10.2021
Electrified and adventure−readyKia Returns to Navigational Desert Challenge with Turbo Plug-in Hybrid Power    Pair of modified Sorento PHEVs will take part in rally’s Electrified Designation and compet more >>
Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team ready to rock the desert at Rallye du Maroc
05.10.2021
Seth Quintero is back racing rally-raid this week © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content PoolA bruising season of rally-raid gets back into gear this week at Rallye du Maroc and the Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team are targeting more more >>
Jerome de Sadeleer joins new Saudi Rally Raid Outfit Team GALAG for Rallye du Maroc
05.10.2021
• Swiss racer signed by newly formed Saudi Rally Raid team for Rallye du Maroc• De Sadeleer to race alongside co-driver Mika Metge, former Honda factory driver and 7 x Dakar participant• Saudi based Team Galag to announce extended Rally-Raid program at later dateNewly formed Saudi Rally Raid outfit, Team Galag ha more >>
Overdrive Racing embarks upon hectic and challenging Rally of Morocco
05.10.2021
 2021 Rally of Morocco FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, round 4October 7-13, 2021 •         Al-Attiyah and Al-Rajhi lead five Toyota Hil more >>
X-Raid Rally du Maroc line up and fast facts
04.10.2021
FAST FACTS Special stage kilometres: 1.633,33 km      Kilometres total 2.681,61 km  Krotov leads the FIA overall standings. Ekström is in third place.      X-raid has won five times in Morocco so far. more >>
Qatar International Baja final positions after SS3, podium photos
02.10.2021
          2021 Qatar International Baja, September 30th-October 2nd      FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5 Saturday, October 2nd 2021  Motorcycles – up to 450cc (F more >>
Qatar International Baja positions after SS3
02.10.2021
          2021 Qatar International Baja,   FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5  September 30th-October 2nd    Saturday, October 2nd, 2021(unofficial @ 16.50hrs):Motorcycles – up to 450cc (FIM)1. Mohammed Al-Balooshi (ARE) more >>
Al-Balooshi, Al-Tuwaijri and Al-Kuwari seals victories in Qatar International Baja
02.10.2021
2021 Qatar International Baja,   FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5  September 30th-October 2nd    Saturday, October 2nd, 2021The UAE’s Mohammed Al-Balo more >>
Rallye du Maroc - Opening back up the gates of the desert
01.10.2021
With the 2020 edition cancelled due to the global pandemic, it has been two years since the Rallye du Maroc has been held in the Kingdom of His Majesty Mohammed VI. From 7 to 13 October, housed in a majestic bivouac outside Zagora, the race returns to the desert. Hand in hand more >>
Qatar International Baja positions after SS2
01.10.2021
2021 Qatar International Baja, September 30th-October 2nd     FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5 Friday, October 1st, 2021(unofficial @ 16.55hrs):Motorcycles – up to 450cc (FIM)1. Martin Chalmers (AUS) Yamaha WRF 450F                &nb more >>
Chalmers, Al-Tuwaijri and Al-Kuwari fastest on second desert stage of Qatar International Baja
01.10.2021
  •         Competitors set to tackle third timed test of 249.68km on Saturday 2021 Qatar International Baja, September 30th-October 2nd     FIM Bajas World C more >>
Veloce Racing continues quest to identify best female talent in motorsport
01.10.2021
...with signing of Hedda Hosås for Extreme E rookie testPioneering London-based squad reinforces commitment to gender equality with test outing for Norwegian protégé Veloce Racing has added yet another rising female star more >>
Qatar International Baja positions on SSS1
30.09.2021
         2021 Qatar International Baja,   FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5   September 30th-October 2nd  Thursday, September 30th, 2021Motorcycles – up to 450cc (FIM - unofficial)1. Mohammed Jaffar Meshari (KWT) KTM 450 RR      more >>
Meshari, Al-Tuwaijri and Al-Kuwari lead after Semaisma Super Special in Qatar
30.09.2021
         2021 Qatar International Baja,   FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5   September 30th-October 2nd  Thursday, September 30th, 2021 •      &nb more >>
Qatar International Baja gets underway at Al-Bayt stadium on Thursday afternoon
29.09.2021
2021 Qatar International Baja, September 30th-October 2nd    FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5   •         Competitive action more >>
UAE's Al-Balooshi looks to extend his FIM Baja World Cup lead in Qatar
28.09.2021
2021 Qatar International Baja, FIM Bajas World Cup - round 5September 30th-October 2nd   •         Khuraibet and Wallace in pole for Women’s and Junior categories  •         Haitham Al-Tuwaijri leads all-Saudi affair in Quad compe more >>
48 entrants set for Qatar International Baja
27.09.2021
2021 Qatar International Baja, September 30th-October 2nd   FIM Bajas World Cup•         Qatar’s International Baja attracts competitors from 15 nations   more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright