Stage 3
RallyGP 2022
Round 4

Adrien Van Beveren Keeps The Lead!

es Rally Andalucia

Opening the track, Monster Energy Honda Team rider Adrien Van Beveren was once again on the spotlight after a brilliant stage. This time it was the fog to hold back the riders at the start of stage 3. With a 90 minutes delay, action was back on the Andalucia Rally for the content of all.

Adrien Van Beveren Keeps The Lead!

It was, on his own words, one of the happiest days in his career. After yesterday’s stage win, Adrien Van Beveren had a huge challenge in his hands. The mission of opening the track is always hard, but the Frenchman showed today that he is living a great moment. In the end of the 284 kilometres of special stage he was second, keeping his direct opponents in control. Not to mention that he maintains the overall leadership when there is only one more day to race in the Andalucia Rally. Ricky Brabec was 5th today and José Ignacio Cornejo finished the third stage on the 13th position.

In the words of David Castera, the Andalucia Rally race director – a legendary ex-rider that has for the past three years a central role in ASO organization – today’s stage was the most beautiful of all. Some parts were quite similar to a WRC style, but there was a wide variety of tracks to enjoy around Huelva province. Eucalyptus forests with fast dirt roads, small mountains and sandy tracks composed an intense day. In the early morning, the bad weather conditions were once again threatening the stage – but unlike what happened yesterday there was just a 90 minutes delay.

The Andalucia Rally is nearing its end, with only one more day to race. Tomorrow’s stage (4) will leave the Gran Dos Hermanas Racecourse bivouac in the direction of Cadiz. This journey will be quite short in comparison with all the others, since there will be only 100 kilometres of special stage to race. The other two thirds of the day will be liaison (300 km), finishing again in the municipality of Dos Hermanas, Seville.


Adrien Van Beveren
Adrien Van Beveren 42
Monster Energy Honda Team
This was certainly one of my best days since I race rally! It was a big challenge for me to start in front. It’s been raining, so when you open the track you make the lines for other guys and the navigation is really twisty here. As the race is only three days, after the stage cancelation yesterday, I knew I had to be really strong today. I pushed the rhythm high without mistakes, made a good navigation until the end. I am really happy also because I saw so many fans around the track and this also motivate me along the day.

Ricky Brabec
Ricky Brabec 2
Monster Energy Honda Team
This was definitely a long day for me, thankfully it rained the last two days and I felt the track was like a motocross stage with a lot of wet sand. It was kind of fun. Unfortunately this kind of race doesn’t suit us, but anyway I am looking forward for the last day – it will be pretty short.

José Ignacio Cornejo
José Ignacio Cornejo 11
Monster Energy Honda Team
I just finished stage 3. I have started with some delay and try to recover the lost time, but I made a couple of mistakes in the navigation. Now is just one more day to go and I will do my best to help the team to score as much as possible to keep and celebrate our leadership in manufacturers championship.

Provisional Overall Standings after Stage 3

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Team

Constructor

Time/Gap 

1

VAN BEVEREN Adrien

FRA

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

08h33m55s

2

BENAVIDES Kevin

1

ARG

Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team

KTM

08h36m53s

3

BENAVIDES Luciano

77

ARG

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Husqvarna

08h39m01s

4

SANTOLINO Lorenzo

15

SPA

Sherco TVS Rally Factory

Sherco

08h44m50s

5

SUNDERLAND Sam

3

GBR

Gas Gas Factory Team

Gas Gas

08h45m27s

6

EVAN BRANCH Ross

16

BWA

Hero Motorsports Team Rally

Hero

08h50m09s

9

BRABEC Ricky

2

USA

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

08h52m10s

12

CORNEJO José Ignacio

11

CHI

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

09h11m24s



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