Barreda consolidates Baja Aragón leadership with one day to run

Joan Barreda and Michael Metge wrapped up a great all-around Monster Energy Honda Team effort on day two of the 2017 Baja Aragón, dominating both special stages of the competition.

In the first of the two specials, Barreda rocketed through the 133.78 km course, opening the track before posting the day’s fastest time of 1:42’32. The only competitor to get anywhere near was Monster Energy Honda Team comrade Michael Metge, finishing some eighteen seconds adrift of the rider from Castellón.

The second special proved to be the longest and toughest of the day due mainly to the fact that the cars and trucks had previously carved up the track, leading to several close scrapes for Barreda. In part two the Monster Energy Honda Team ace was again flying to cruise home seven minutes ahead of Metge. The overall standings after day two show Barreda comfortably leading with a 7’28” surplus over team-mate Michael Metge and 9’27” ahead of third place Joan Pedrero.

The Baja Aragón 2017 concludes tomorrow with a single timed stage of 184 kilometres.

Results SS3

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap 1 BARREDA Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team 1:42’32 2 METGE Michael FRA Monster Energy Honda Team +0’18 3 PEDRERO Joan SPA Sherco TVS Rally Factory +1’56 4 ADRIÀ David SPA Pont Grup Yamaha JVO +1’59 5 ARANA Txomin SPA GOR Sport +3’31 6 SOLÀ Marc SPA Himoinsa Team +3’46 7 ASENSIO Héctor SPA Asensio Racing Team +4’22 8 METGE Adrien FRA Sherco TVS Rally Factory +4’39 9 ESPAÑA Cristian AND Team CE Rally +5’15 10 MARTINS Ricardo BRA Spirit Rally Team +7’28