Victoria de Brabec and Benavides is the new Dakar leader

The American Ricky brabec (Honda) has signed its second victory of this Dakar in the tenth and penultimate stage, a 342-kilometer special between Neom and Al-Ula, which has led to a change of leader in the motorcycle category due to a fall of the Chilean Nacho Cornejo 90 kilometers from the metal, delivering 17’42 ”at the finish line with respect to the American and later he left without leaving the link, putting himself in the hands of the medical service since there was a risk of concussion.


Despite the fact that Kevin Benavides has paid to open the track giving up 5’11 ”in goal, the Argentine takes over from the Chilean at the head of the classification by 51” over Brabec, who is re-engaged to revalidate the title. And although Cornejo remains at 1’07 ”, it is discarded since it is mandatory to complete the link and he will not mount the Honda again, as reported by the organization.

The stage has not lacked anything as corresponds to this stage of the Dakar and that this Thursday is in principle the ‘bogeyman’ and where everything must be resolved. Kevin Benavides started and lost before reaching WP2, giving 4’51 ”to Cornejo, who was first with 37” over Joan Barreda and 49 ”over Brabec. But from the third WP (km 126) the defending champion Brabec has already begun to set the best times after a certain hesitation by Cornejo who has yielded 1’19 “with him to stay at 30” and has also cut him 1 ‘ Benavides.


The leader Cornejo has overcome and his spillover with respect to Brabec has been under the minute and defending his second place before the progress behind Joan Barreda. Until the refueling, the Chilean has maintained the type and already for the WP6 Brabec has distanced 1’01 ”from Cornejo and 1’45” from Joan Barreda with Kevin Benavides losing 5’24 ”

The theater coup has arrived at km 252 due to the fall of Cornejo. He got back on the bike and continued in the race, but suddenly in the penultimate WP he lost 10’41 ”to Brabec, still maintaining the virtual lead as he had a 17’26” advantage over the last champion.

[+] Cornejo continued driving like this despite the hard fall:

But some serious physical problem dragged the Chilean whose honor has led him to the finish, yielding 17’42 ”with the winner of the stage before putting himself in the hands of medical assistance for the race.

Joan Barreda lost 3’15 ”to Brabec and finished second and scored 5’11” against Benavides, who opened the track and became the new leader by 51 ”. Sunderland at 10’36 ”and Barreda at 15’40” overall will still have a lot to say.

Loren Santolino was 9th at 15’08 ”, seventh overall (40’41” behind the new leader), 12th Oriol Mena at 18’06 ”, 15th Schareina at 19’49”, 18th Joan Pedrero at 26 ‘ 34 ”, 19º Jaume Betriu at 29’05”.

CLASSIFICATION STAGE 10 DAKAR – MOTORCYCLES

1. Ricky Brabec (USA / Honda) 3h12’33 ”

2. Joan Barreda Bort (ESP / Honda) at 3’15 ”

3. Kevin Benavides (ARG / Honda) at 5 ”11”

4. Skyler Howes (USA / KTM) at 5’48 ”

5. Matthias Walkner (AUT / KTM) at 5’56 ”

6. Daniel Sanders (AUS / KTM) at 9’07 ”

7. A. Van Beveren (FRA / Yamaha) at 11’09 ”

8. Sam Sunderland (GBR / KTM) at 12’37 ”

9. Lorenzo Santolino (ESP / Sherco) at 15’08 ”

10. J. Rodrigues (POR / Hero) at 16’24 ”

11. Oriol Mena (ESP / Rieju) at 18’06 ”

14. Tosha Schareina (ESP / KTM) at 19’49 ”

17. Joan Pedrero (ESP / Rieju) at 26’34 ”

18. Jaume Betriu (ESP / KTM) at 29’05 ”

30. Laia Sanz (ESP / GasGas) at 1h03’39 ”

36. Marc Calmet (ESP / Rieju) at 1h14’11 ”

45. Sara García (ESP / Yamaha) at 1h31’49 ”

49. Javi Vega (ESP / Yamaha) at 1h36’30 ”

GENERAL MOTORCYCLES

1. Kevin Benavides (ARG / Honda) at 40’20 ”08”

2. Ricky Brabec (USA / Honda) at 00’51 ”

3. Sam Sunderland (GBR / KTM) at 10’36 ”

4. Joan Barreda Bort (ESP / Honda) at 15’40 ”

5. Skyler Howes (USA / KTM) at 29’38 ​​”

6. Daniel Sanders (AUS / KTM) at 30’55 ”

7. Lorenzo Santolino (ESP / Sherco) at 40’41 ”

8. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL / Husqvarna) at 1h04’02 ”

9. A. Van Beveren (FRA / Yamaha) at 1h12’22 ”

10. S. Vitko (SVK / KTM) at 1h16’19 ”

14. Jaume Betriu (ESP / KTM) at 2h45’26 ”

15. Tosha Schareina (ESP / KTM) at 3h11’17 ”

17. Joan Pedrero (ESP / Rieju) at 3h34’13 ”

18. Oriol Mena (ESP / Rieju) at 3h53’36 ”

20. Laia Sanz (ESP / GasGas) at 5h22’51 ”

36. Marc Calmet (ESP / Rieju) at 1:39’04 ”

44. Sara García (ESP / Yamaha) at 18h16’41 ”

45. Javi Vega (ESP / Yamaha) at 18h18’28 ”