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Post Race: Ricky Brabec, Honda and the Dakar Rally 2020

January 19, 2020

After Africa and South America, the most recent chapter of Dakar Rally history, in the Middle East, has opened, adorned in the colors of Monster Energy Honda Team and American Ricky Brabec as the leading race protagonists.

Historic Victory for Ricky Brabec and Honda at the Dakar 2020

January 18, 2020

Monster Energy Honda Team has once again laid claim to the coveted bronze Tuareg prize as Ricky Brabec makes history to become the first ever American to win the world's toughest and cruelest rally.

Ricky Brabec Wins Dakar 2020 Giving Honda First Victory in 31 Years

January 17, 2020

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Ricky Brabec today rode his factory CRF450 RALLY to overall motorcycle class victory in the final, 12th stage of the Dakar Rally 2020 which had moved to Saudi Arabia from this edition. His win gave Honda its first Dakar victory in 31 years, since its last win in 1989.

Ricky Brabec and Honda Claim the Final Victory at the 2020 Dakar Rally

Jan 17, 2020

Eight years after the return of the official Team HRC squad to the world's toughest rally, Honda rider Ricky Brabec has topped the overall podium, having commanded from the start of the rally to the final special held in Saudi Arabia.

Ricky Brabec Leads the Dakar with One Stage to Go

Jan 17, 2020

Monster Energy Honda Team's Ricky Brabec holds on to the overall leadership of the 2020 Dakar Rally, poised to tackle the final stage which could be a historical one for the Honda squad.

Monster Energy Honda Team Podium Lock-Out in the Marathon Stage

Jan 16, 2020

Barreda, Brabec and Benavides occupied the top three places in the tenth stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally to confirm Monster Energy Honda Team's intentions for the overall victory.

Ricky Brabec Remains in Command at the Dakar

Jan 15, 2020

The Dakar heads into its final stretch – expected to be the toughest of all – with the riders of Monster Energy Honda Team well-positioned for the final assault.

Stage 8 cancelled in tribute to the memory of Paulo Gonçalves

Jan 13, 2020

After the accident yesterday which claimed the life of motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves, today’s stage, the eighth of the Dakar Rally 2020, has been cancelled in the motorcycle category out of respect for the mourning of family and friends in the bivouac.

Kevin Benavides Claims First Dakar 2020 Stage Win on Brutal Day

Jan 12, 2020

The seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2020 has concluded in Wadi Al-Dawasir with Kevin Benavides taking the top honors.

Monster Energy Honda Team Set to Build on Fine Work Done

Jan 11, 2020

With Ricky Brabec heading the overall leader board, many might believe that the Monster Energy Honda Team hold good chances of triumphing in the rally.

Ricky Brabec Arrives at Rest Day as 2020 Dakar Leader

Jan 10, 2020

Ricky Brabec continues his Dakar 2020 crusade with another stage triumph, the second of this edition, consolidating his leadership as the new Dakar – held in Saudi Arabia – arrives at its rest day in the capital Riyadh.

Honda 2020 Motorsports Program Overview

Jan 10, 2020

Since the days of its early period, Honda has been enhancing its technologies and human resources, and sharing the fun, joy and inspirational experiences with the fans and customers by competing in various races.

Ricky Brabec Controls the Dakar and Remains Leader after the Fifth Stage

Jan 09, 2020

Monster Energy Honda Team overcome a tricky stage to obtain fine results with Ricky Brabec, on his arrival at the bivouac in Ha'il, expressing his satisfaction at continuing to hold the leadership.

First Dakar Stage Win for Nacho Cornejo

Jan 08, 2020

Stage four of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the Monster Energy Honda Team components arrive at the final destination at the Al Ula bivouac, very well-positioned in the race.

Monster Energy Honda Team Leads the Dakar

Jan 07, 2020

An outstanding performance on track from Ricky Brabec, José Ignacio Cornejo, Kevin Benavides and Joan Barreda in Neom on stage three of the 2020 Dakar Rally placed Monster Energy Honda Team riders in the top five positions in the general standings.

Benavides on Overall Podium at Dakar Super Marathon in Neom

Jan 06, 2020

Monster Energy Honda Team's Kevin Benavides produced an excellent showing to take third place on the overall leader board – a minute and a half adrift of the leader – after the first leg of the Super Marathon Stage held between Al Wajh and Neom.

Fine Debut for Monster Energy Honda at the Dakar in Saudi Arabia

Jan 05, 2020

Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides were the fastest names among the Monster Energy Honda Team riders as the Dakar Rally made its maiden outing in the Middle East.

Monster Energy Honda Team All Set for the 2020 Dakar

Jan 04, 2020

With the shakedown completed and the administrative and technical verification processes carried out, Monster Energy Honda Team is now 100 percent set to get the 2020 Dakar Rally underway.

Honda's History at the Dakar Vol. 3

Dec 25, 2019

Leading into the Dakar Rally 2020, Honda has updated its Rally site with the fourth installment to its history of participation in the world's most grueling rally.

Monster Energy Honda Team Faces Most Challenging and Unprecedented Dakar

Dec 25, 2019

The definitive presentation of the Dakar Rally was conducted at the Arab World Institute in Paris, an apt setting given that the entire race will take place in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia as the sole host country.

Honda Announces Plans for 2020 Motorcycle Motorsports Activities

- Honda’s Participation in World Championship Racing and Dakar Rally 2020 -

Nov 05, 2019

Honda announced its plans for participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing for the 2020 season and the Dakar Rally 2020, at EICMA 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Joan Barreda Finishes on the Podium of a Tough Rallye du Maroc

Oct 10, 2019

The Rallye du Maroc concluded in Fez with a notable result for the Monster Energy Honda Team, with Joan Barreda grabbing a spot on the overall podium after finishing runner-up in the final stage and Kevin Benavides, third place in the World Championship.

Brabec Climbs Positions and Will Fight for the Final Rallye du Maroc Podium

Oct 9, 2019

Runner-up spot today, in the fourth stage of the Rallye du Maroc, went to Monster Energy Honda Team’s Ricky Brabec. The American rider leaps the overall leader board from eighth to third position, entering the tussle for the final overall podium.

Hard stage at the Rallye du Maroc halfway point

Oct 8, 2019

The third stage of the Rallye du Maroc continued in the same tough vein as the previous days, with riders having to cope without receiving outside mechanical assistance.

Stage Victory And Leadership for Joan Barreda in Morocco Rally Stage 2

Oct 7, 2019

An excellent triumph for Monster Energy Honda Team in the Rallye du Maroc as Joan Barreda claims the victory in the first part of the marathon stage, while team-mate Kevin Benavides takes second place.

Podium for Ricky Brabec in First Stage of Rallye du Maroc

Oct 6, 2019

A fine start for Monster Energy Honda Team’s American rider Ricky Brabec in the Rallye du Maroc, claiming third place in the first stage of the rally.

Benavides Among Front-Runners in Rallye du Maroc Prologue

Oct 5, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides finished runner-up in the Rallye du Maroc curtain-raiser, securing a notable starting position for tomorrow.

Final Podium for Joan Barreda in the Atacama Rally

Sep 8, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Joan Barreda claimed a final podium place at the end of the Atacama Rally after a second position finish in the final stage.

Kevin Benavides Rounds Off the Silk Way Rally with a Victory in the Final Stage

July 17, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Kevin Benavides clinched his fourth stage win in the 2019 Silk Way Rally on the tenth and final day of racing and the arrival in Dunhuang.

Benavides in the Running for a Podium Place

July 16, 2019

Kevin Benavides, the best positioned of the Monster Energy Honda riders, will be in the battle for the rostrum at the close of the first-ever edition of the Silk Way Rally featuring the motorcycle category.

Third Stage Victory for Kevin Benavides in the Silk Way Rally

July 14, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides took top honors in the eighth stage of the Silk Way Rally, overcoming rivals to become the first winner of a stage held on Chinese soil.

Barreda Recovers and Finishes Third in the Final Stage in Mongolia

July 13, 2019

Joan Barreda recovered to finish third in a complicated sixth stage of the Silk Road Rally as the confusing, winding routes across the Mongolian steppes wreaked havoc among riders and caused many navigational issues.

Kevin Benavides Pulls Back as the Marathon Stage Concludes

July 12, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Kevin Benavides successfully overcame the second leg of the marathon stage after having dropped time yesterday, finishing second in the fifth stage of the Silk Way Rally.

Positive Marathon Stage for Barreda and Cornejo

July 11, 2019

The first leg of the marathon stage of the Silk Way Rally held in Ulan Bator was an upbeat one for Joan Barreda claiming fourth and José Ignacio Cornejo, who improves race pace.

Benavides and Barreda Dominate as Silk Way Rally Heads into Mongolia

July 10, 2019

The third stage of the Silk Way Rally had a weighty presence from Monster Energy Honda Team, with Kevin Benavides claiming the stage victory and a spirited fight for second place from Joan Barreda.

Benavides Continues to Hold the Silk Way Rally Leadership

July 9, 2019

The second stage of the Silk Way Rally sees Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides continue his command at the head of the overall race leader board after a valiant effort opening the track throughout the stage in the Siberian taiga.

Kevin Benavides, First Leader of the Silk Way Rally

July 8, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides sees his name inscribed in the Silk Way Rally history books as he becomes the first leader in the maiden outing of the motorcycle category. 

Monster Energy Honda Team Set for Historic Edition of the Silk Way Rally

July 7, 2019

The tenth edition of the Silk Way Rally will feature – for the first time – the motorcycle category, with Monster Energy Honda among the hot favorites.

Final Podium for Cornejo at The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

April 4, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team is back on the final podium of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. José Ignacio Cornejo finished third in the inaugural round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship which concluded at the Yas Marina circuit.

Cornejo First, Barreda Second in Abu Dhabi Stage 4

April 3, 2019

Chilean rider for the Monster Energy Honda Team, Jose Ignacio Cornejo, took victory in the fourth stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, while Barreda and Benavides finished the special in notable positions.

Benavides Second in Abu Dhabi Stage 3 as Rally Reaches Halfway Point

April 2, 2019

Kevin Benavides finished in runner-up spot on day three of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, while Monster Energy Honda Team riders are also poised to attack from advantageous start positions for tomorrow's penultimate day of racing.

Cornejo Wins Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Stage 2

April 1, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team riders turned out a fine performance in the dunes of Liwa for Stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2019, with Cornejo winning the day, and Benavides gaining a notable starting position for tomorrow.

Prudent Start for Monster Energy Honda Team in Abu Dhabi

March 31, 2019

Prudence prevails on returning, two months after finish the Dakar Rally, to a competition as tough as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with its treacherous cut dunes capable of ruining a rally on day one.

Dakar Rally 2020 / Cross-Country Rallies 2019
Riders and Machine

Monster Energy Honda Team

Joan Barreda

Nationality: Spain

Monster Energy Honda Team

Kevin Benavides

Nationality: Argentina

Monster Energy Honda Team

Ricky Brabec

Nationality: U.S.A.

Monster Energy Honda Team

José Ignacio Cornejo

Nationality: Chile

Monster Energy Honda Team

Aaron Maré

Nationality: South Africa



2020 Dakar Rally Schedule


2019 Cross-Country Rallies

UAE Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Mar. 31 - Apr. 4, 2019

Russia Mongolia China Silk Way Rally

Jul. 6 - Jul. 16, 2019

chile Atacama Rally

morocco  Rally du Maroc

Oct. 3 - Oct. 9, 2019

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