Benavides in the running for a podium place

Benavides in the running for a podium place

15.07.2019: Silk Way Rally 2019 2019 Cross-Country Rallies Round WORLD2 , Stage 9 The final stage of the Silk Way Rally will be held tomorrow, Tuesday. Kevin Benavides, the best positioned of the Monster Energy Honda riders, will be in the battle for th

Silk Way Rally 2019
2019 Cross-Country Rallies   Round WORLD2 , Stage 9




The final stage of the Silk Way Rally will be held tomorrow, Tuesday. Kevin Benavides, the best positioned of the Monster Energy Honda riders, will be in the battle for the rostrum at the close of the first-ever edition of the rally featuring the motorcycle category.


After the start in Irkutsk and a trek across Mongolia, the Silk Way Rally is heading for its final destination, the Chinese city of Dunhuang. To get there, riders face tomorrow morning’s 255-kilometre final stage which will link the Jiayuguan bivouac with Dunhuang. Today’s route from Alashan to Jiayuguan featured 290.30 kilometres of open track and dunes. The toughest aspects of the day were the searing temperatures which reign over the Gobi desert and the arduous navigation which riders had to endure.



In this penultimate stage, Monster Energy Honda Team’s Chilean rider José Ignacio Cornejo, was the best of the bunch, finishing in a fine fifth position. Kevin Benavides and Joan Barreda, posted sixth and seventh places respectively.
Benavides, after yesterday’s win, was forced to open the track.



The Argentinean was making swift progress until he was caught by other riders who arrived back at the Jiayuguan bivouac in a group. Barreda, meanwhile, sought to maintain a fast pace in spite of not feeling very much at ease on the terrain.



Tomorrow sees a final 205-kilometre stage over hard ground, but without the dunes, where Kevin Benavides will be looking to whittle down the gap in the Silk Road Rally general standing which separates him from an overall podium place finish in Dunhuang.   
   
       


Kevin Benavides
STAGE: 5TH  OVERALL: 4TH



Today was a hard day, more than yesterday. There was a lot of navigation and offroad until kilometre 130. Opening the stage was a tough task in the stage with the most navigation of all. I felt good, I liked the terrain and I pushed hard throughout. The others didn’t catch me up until the end of that navigational phase. I let Van Beveren pass in front of me to be able to push hard again after the refuelling.



I think it was good for both of us and we ended up happy with each other after having pushed the whole stage. And for tomorrow? Well, let's go for it. In rally you never know what could occur. Until the final kilometre everything can happen.         

   
       
   
Joan Barreda
STAGE: 6TH  OVERALL: 10TH



It was a very physical stage. We had some off-piste with small dunes in which we had to work a lot. I did not feel very comfortable really, but I had quite a good stage. When I left the refuelling I caught Luciano and we lost a bit of time in an area with very difficult navigation, which was a pity.


I got ahead and I really pushed in an area with a lot of dangers, but without losing my head. There is one final stage left, where we will have to keep searching for a good finish to the rally by completing all the kilometres and finishing it off with some good sensations.         

   
       
   
José Ignacio Cornejo
STAGE: 5TH  OVERALL: 11TH


 
The stage was hard and physically demanding with dunes and camel grass; in addition, it was very hot. Then, after the refuelling, there were hard and broken tracks. You had to be very attentive to the roadbook because it was dangerous. I am satisfied with the fifth place today, I felt comfortable on the bike and I had no problems. Tomorrow sees the last stage so we will try to continue with these good feelings as we can not fight for anything else.         

   
       
   
    Results Stage 9



1    SHORT Andrew         USA    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    3:52'28
2    GONCALVES Paulo         POR    Hero Motorsports Team Rally    Hero    +0'43
3    VAN BEVEREN Adrien         FRA    Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team    Yamaha    +1'45
4    SUNDERLAND Sam         GBR    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    +4'19
5    CORNEJO José Ignacio         CHI    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +4'39
6    BENAVIDES Kevin         ARG    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +5'09
7    BARREDA Joan         SPA    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +7'17
8    BENAVIDES Luciano         ARG    KTM Factory Racing Team    KTM    +12'18
9    MENA Oriol         SPA    Hero Motorsports Team Rally    Hero    +20'51
10    TOMICZEK Adam         POL    KTM Orlen Rally Team    KTM    +29'16
   
   
       
   
    Rider Standings



1    SUNDERLAND Sam         GBR    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    23:27'27
2    SHORT Andrew         USA    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing    Husqvarna    +22'51
3    VAN BEVEREN Adrien         FRA    Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team    Yamaha    +23'42
4    BENAVIDES Kevin         ARG    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +26'08
5    BENAVIDES Luciano         ARG    KTM Factory Racing Team    KTM    +34'18
6    MENA Oriol         SPA    Hero Motorsports Team Rally    Hero    +48'47
7    SANZ Laia         SPA    Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team    KTM    +1.42'27
8    TOMICZEK Adam         POL    KTM Orlen Rally Team    KTM    +1:56'44
9    GIEMZA Maciej         POL    KTM Orlen Rally Team    KTM    +2:51'40
10    BARREDA Joan         SPA    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +2:56'42
11    CORNEJO José Ignacio         CHI    Monster Energy Honda Team    Honda    +4:08'19
   


   
   
       
   
 Monster Energy Honda Team- also photos
   

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