After Rallye du Maroc, the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship is back in Europe for the last stop. Monster Energy Honda Team is strongly motivated. Starting on the 19th of October, the Andalucia Rally is synonymous of intense and technical tracks where dust sometimes is the worst enemy.
Between October 19th and 23th, the action of the FIM Cross-Country World Championship is back with the fourth and last stop of the calendar. The Andalucia Rally follows the Dakar Rally, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and Rallye du Maroc bringing with it a drastic change in format and above all in conditions. A total of 1952 kilometres will be covered over four stages, corresponding to 1014 km of selective sector in the Spanish provinces of Cádiz and Seville.
The Monster Energy Honda Team will be for sure on the spotlight after the victory in the previous edition. Now the squad starts with three CRF450 RALLY bikes in the experienced hands of Ricky Brabec (USA), José Ignacio Cornejo (Chile) and Adrien Van Beveren (France). Pablo Quintanilla (Chile) won’t be racing since he is recovering from an injury cause by a crash in the Rallye du Maroc.
With a comfortable lead in the Constructors’ World Championship, Honda has proven its consistency in the toughest conditions. The sporting results speak for themselves, with emphasis on the silver achieved by Quintanilla (Dakar Rally) and by Brabec (Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge), who was also bronze recently in the Rallye du Maroc.