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Dakar 2021 – Benavides and Cornejo bring the Dakar closer to Honda after Price’s loss

Argentine Kevin Benavides has conquered the ninth stage of the Dakar forward of Nacho Cornejo, in a consequence that leaves Cornejo in a privileged place to battle for the ‘Touareg’, Benavides himself being his predominant rival to obtain the ultimate victory together with his Honda. Actually, the day has served to clear the battle for the ultimate victory, since Joan Barreda has left 14 minutes and 29 seconds together with his teammates. All in all, the greatest hit of impact has been produced inside KTM by Toby Price’s abandonment after struggling a extreme fall during which one in all his shoulders and arms has been broken.


On paper, the marathon stage promised to be extra decisive than the particular loop round Neom that gave life to the ninth day of competitors. Nevertheless, it has not been like that. The 465 kilometers of particular and the extensive number of terrains have performed a trick on many ‘motards’. Actually, in the first bars of the stage Ross Department has suffered an engine downside on his Yamaha, whereas one in all the nice favorites to the ‘Touareg’ was out of the race. After having a tough accident, Toby Value has had to retire with a extreme trauma to his left arm and shoulder.

Benavides and Cornejo bring the Dakar closer to Honda after Price's lossNacho Cornejo has a lead of 11 minutes and 24 seconds over his teammate Kevin Benavides in the total.

Oblivious to these issues, Kevin Benavides and Nacho Cornejo have signed an impressive double for Honda with a really completely different race script, since the Argentine began fifth and the Chilean had to open the monitor. All in all, Cornejo has solely determined 1 minute and 34 seconds together with his companion on a day during which Adrien Van Beveren, Matthias Walkner and Joan Barreda have left fourteen minutes. For his half, Lorenzo Santolino completed 16 minutes and 43 seconds from the lead, whereas Ricky Brabec and Sam Sunderland are ready to obtain the time returned after helping Toby Value themselves.

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