On the return of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship to Morocco, the Monster Energy Honda Team is at full strength and determined to keep the lead. Starting on the 1st of October, the Rallye du Maroc promises an intense week for machines and riders.
Between October 1st and 6th, the action of the FIM Cross-Country World Championship is back with the third stage of the calendar. The Rallye du Maroc follows the Dakar Rally and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, bringing back a similar scenario that combines hard and soft tracks.
Covering more than 2,200 kilometers and over 1,500 kilometers of timed special stages, the 2022 edition of the Rallye du Maroc will be based around the Moroccan town of Agadir, a famous beach resort on the Atlantic. Competition opens on October 1st with a short 9 kilometer Prologue. The race will unfold with five long full stages held on fast tracks and open desert connecting Agadir to Tan Tan and Laayoune. Riders will be challenged in their speed and navigation skills through the sand dunes and rocky pistes – facing temperatures up to 30ºC.
The Monster Energy Honda Team starts with four CRF450 RALLY bikes in the experienced hands of Pablo Quintanilla (Chile), Ricky Brabec (USA), José Ignacio Cornejo (Chile) and Adrien Van Beveren (France).
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).