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Monster Energy Honda Team have accomplished their dual mission planned for the participation in the Baja Inka Paracas 1000. Not only did the team come away with a fine result in the race itself, but performed notably when faced with the arduous navigation that was required in the Peruvian dunes.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves clinched the victory at the Baja Inka Paracas 1000, while Argentinean team-mate Kevin Benavides occupied third overall place in the rally. Michael Metge finished further behind in the general rankings.
Clocking up over 1000 kilometres of Peruvian desert during the four days of racing, Monster Energy Honda Team were a force to be reckoned with over much of the 800 kilometres of timed special stage. The team set the pace throughout, were victorious in the most crucial stages and displayed considerable navigational expertise.
Next date for the Monster Energy Honda Team will be in October as the team tackles the Morocco Rally – the fifth and final event in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with Paulo Gonçalves aspiring to the title.