Stage 2
RallyGP 2022
Round 3

Stage Win For Adrien Van Beveren

ma Rally of Morocco

Heading to the south desert close to Laayoune, the third day of Rallye Du Maroc brought great news for Monster Energy Honda Team with the first stage win for Adrien Van Beveren. Ricky Brabec was third, José Ignacio Cornejo 5th and Pablo Quintanilla finished in 10th place.

Stage Win For Adrien Van Beveren

The wide desert landscapes from the south of Morocco has finally arrived! In the third day of Rallye Du Maroc the convoy left Tan Tan in the direction of Laayoune. Riders had to face a total of 437 kilometres  122 km in laiason followed by 315 kilometres of special stage in this second stage. It was time to embrace the great plateaus, with rocky tracks and much longer dune sections – the famous ergs. Bivouac has been set up in middle of the oued and the temperatures raised to 37ºC!

Adrien Van Beveren was the winner of today’s stage, signing the first success of his career with Monster Energy Honda Team. 2020 Dakar winner Ricky Brabec was third, José Ignacio Cornejo 7th and Pablo Quintanilla – who struggled with pain due to yesterdays crash – was 10th.

Tomorrow’s stage of Rallye Du Maroc consists on a circuit with departure and arrival in Laayoune. There will be a total 323 kilometres  to cover, 23 km in liaison followed by 299 kilometres of special stage. More sand and dunes are already in the riders minds!


Adrien Van Beveren
Adrien Van Beveren 42
Monster Energy Honda Team
It’s a great feeling to win a stage and this comes when I am just starting my collaboration with Honda – this is my first race with the team. I had a great day and I was able to navigate the best possible way. That was where I made the difference. This is very good news not only for me – sure it counts to my motivation - but also for the all team.

Ricky Brabec
Ricky Brabec 2
Monster Energy Honda Team
Today I felt pretty strong, but at the begging I lost some time. I was off piste and I couldn’t find a way point control, so I guess I lost here around six minutes. Then my team mate Adrien Van Beveren arrived and we continue together. In the end it was not a bad stage. I have a delay of around 4 minutes and tomorrow everything can change. I believe we are still on contention for a podium position.

José Ignacio Cornejo
José Ignacio Cornejo 11
Monster Energy Honda Team
Today I felt much better than yesterday. I was quite comfortable in the bike and that made the difference. I have made a little mistake in the navigation when I was off piste in the bush, so I lost some minutes. In one word I can say I had a solid day.

Pablo Quintanilla
Pablo Quintanilla 7
Monster Energy Honda Team
This was a tough stage for me, because I was struggling with a lot of pain in my shoulder due to yesterday’s crash. I did my best to keep the focus on the riding but it was not an easy job, specially in the off piste sections. Now priority is keep doing a good race for the team trying to avoid mistakes. I am happy to be here in Morocco! 

Provisional Result Stage 2 Tan Tan - Laayoune

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Team

Constructor

Time/Gap 

1

VAN BEVEREN Adrien

FRA

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

03h18m44s

2

BENAVIDES Kevin

1

ARG

Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team

KTM

03h21m38s

3

BRABEC Ricky

2

USA

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

03h21m45s

4

HOWES Skyler

5

USA

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Husqvarna

03h21m56s

5

PRICE Toby

18

AUS

Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team

KTM

03h24m49s

6

SUNDERLAND Sam

3

GBR

Gas Gas Factory Team

Gas Gas

03h24m50s

7

CORNEJO José Ignacio

11

CHI

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

03h24m57s

8

CAIMI Franco

6

ARG

Hero Motorsports Team Rally

Hero

03h27m40s

9

BENAVIDES Luciano

77

ARG

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Husqvarna

03h27m57s

10

QUINTANILLA Pablo

7

CHI

Monster Energy Honda Team

Honda

03h28m33s



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