Ricky Brabec Wins the 2020 Dakar Rally

Brabec secures first win for Honda since 1989 and stops KTM’s winning streak of 18 consecutive titles

The riders reached the finished line of the 2020 Dakar in Qiddiya. Brabec finished second in the special 2m30s ahead of Quintanilla becoming the first American rider to win the Dakar in the bike category.

Jose Cornejo just clinched the win on Stage 12

The Honda rider just finished on top in the 374 km special 53 seconds ahead of his teammate Brabec who was ridden his bike without taking any risks.

KTM’s hopes of taking 19 consecutive wins remained a beautiful dream as Toby Price reached the finish line third followed by his teammate Luciano Benavides and Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla who had a tough day opening the special and having to take 14 minutes from Brabec if he wanted the 2020 Dakar title.
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Quintanilla’s efforts rewarded him a second overall result in the standings which is his best Dakar result.
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KTM rider Toby Price placed third in the overall standings, a result which makes him a top-three rider in the overall standings in each Dakar Rally he managed to finish.
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Stage 12 results:

1. JOSE CORNEJO – MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 – 01H 28' 15''
2. RICKY BRABEC – MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 – 01H 29' 08''    + 00H 00' 53''
3. TOBY PRICE – RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM – 01H 30' 40''    + 00H 02' 25''       
4. LUCIANO BENAVIDES – RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM – 01H 31' 24''    + 00H 03' 09''
5. PABLO QUINTANILLA – ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING – 01H 31' 38''    + 00H 03' 23''     
6. KEVIN BENAVIDES – MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 – 01H 32' 08''   + 00H 03' 53''     
7. ADRIEN METGE – SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY – 01H 32' 08''    + 00H 03' 53''       
8. FRANCO CAIMI – MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM – 01H 32' 29''   + 00H 04' 14''     
9. MACIEJ GIEMZA – ORLEN TEAM – 01H 32' 48''    + 00H 04' 33''         
10. ANDREW SHORT – ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING – 01H 33' 12''    + 00H 04' 57''

Overall standings results:

1. RICKY BRABEC – MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 – 40H 02' 36''
2. PABLO QUINTANILLA – ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING – 40H 19' 02''    + 00H 16' 26''     
3. TOBY PRICE – RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM – 40H 26' 42''    + 00H 24' 06''       
4. JOSE CORNEJO – MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 – 40H 34' 19''    + 00H 31' 43''
5. MATTHIAS WALKNER – RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM – 40H 37' 36''    + 00H 35' 00''
6. LUCIANO BENAVIDES – RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM – 40H 40' 10''    + 00H 37' 34''
7. JOAN BARREDA – MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 – 40H 53' 33''    + 00H 50' 57''       
8. FRANCO CAIMI – MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM – 41H 45' 11''    + 01H 42' 35''
9. SKYLER HOWES – KLYMCIW RACING – 42H 06' 37''    + 02H 04' 01''        
10. ANDREW SHORT – ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING – 42H 13' 16''    + 02H 10' 40''
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