Kevin Benavides claims the leadership with a second consecutive stage victory

The longest stage in the Atacama Rally, held today in Copiapó, turned out to be a great success for Kevin Benavides behind the bars of the Honda CRF450 RALLY. The Argentinean Monster Energy Honda Team rider set off this morning from first place and proved to be not only unreachable, but also managed to chalk up the day’s fastest time.

Results Stage 2 Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap 1 BENAVIDES Kevin 2 ARG Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 3:44’04 2 SUNDERLAND Sam 5 GBR Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +1’01 3 PRICE Toby 11 AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +2’05 4 WALKNER Matthias 3 AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +3’00 5 BRABEC Ricky 15 USA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +3’17 6 QUINTANILLA Pablo 1 CHI Husqvarna Factory Rally Team Husqvarna +3’33 7 CAIMI Franco 8 ARG Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +4’27 8 GONCALVES Paulo 4 POR Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +5’55 9 VAN BEVEREN Adrien 6 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +13’04 10 MENA Oriol 14 SPA Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +13’13 11 DE SOULTRAIT Xavier 9 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +14’16 12 SHORT Andrew 12 USA Husqvarna Factory Rally Team Husqvarna +17’54 13 CORNEJO José Ignacio 10 CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +20’09 14 GIEMZA Maciej 18 POL KTM Orlen Rally Team KTM +30’21 15 RODRIGUES Joaquim 16 POR Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +31’43

2018 Cross-Country Rallies Wednesday, August 15th 2018

Stage Round FIM-3 , 2 Atacama Rally 2018 Provisional standings after Stage 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap 1 BENAVIDES Kevin 2 ARG Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 6:39’39 2 QUINTANILLA Pablo 1 CHI Husqvarna Factory Rally Team Husqvarna +1’53 3 PRICE Toby 11 AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +6’04 4 WALKNER Matthias 3 AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +7’42 5 CAIMI Franco 8 ARG Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +12’40 6 BRABEC Ricky 15 USA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +17’20 7 GONCALVES Paulo 4 POR Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +19’06 8 SUNDERLAND Sam 5 GBR Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +19’52 9 VAN BEVEREN Adrien 6 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +23’46 10 DE SOULTRAIT Xavier 9 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +26’10 11 CORNEJO José Ignacio 10 CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +36’04

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