Date: 5 months ago   Category: Moto

The last boundary before Dakar-2019: KTM wins Rally of Morocco


The factory rally Honda and KTM teams clashed once again in the final of the World Rally Championship in Morocco: it is the last - and a decisive stage of preparation for forthcoming Dakar - who whom?

of МОТОГОНКИ.РУ, on October 10, 2018 - Ricky Brabek from the factory Monster Energy Honda Team team won a victory on the 5th stage of the rally of Morocco, having outstripped a Trinity of factory pilots of KTM Factory Racing - Toby Price, Matthias Valkner and Sam Sanderlend, and TOP-5 was closed by other representative of HRC Paulo Goncalves. However, Brabek's efforts appeared obviously insufficiently for correction of the situation which developed after the 1st day of a race.

Pilots of KTM set the rate of Rally of Morocco of 2018 from the very beginning and held it up to the end: Price and Vilkner headed offset after the first day and that moment were just interchanged the position, without giving Honda and chance to come nearer closer, than for 11 minutes. Brabek who took the 3rd position in general offset did not manage to reduce this lag - it increased to the last stage up to 17 minutes. Only at the last minute Ricky came a little, but finished a race in 16 minutes 35 seconds behind Price who became the winner of the final of the World Cup.

Thus, Toby Price the second in career of Rally of Morocco, having repeated success of 2016. The victory in Morocco provided it a world champion title.

C of 2014 pilots of KTM undividedly dominated in sands of the northern Sahara: Mark Côme won in 2014, Sam Sanderlend in 2015, Price in 2016, Valkner in 2017. Paulo Goncalves from Honda pulled out a victory at KTM in 2013.

is so much - already 6 seasons in a row proceed opposition of factory racing departments of Honda and KTM: the World Cup is used as the training and test platform before rally marathon Dakar.

Start of Dakar-2019 will take place on January 6 in the capital of Peru, the city of Lima and finishes in the same place on January 17.

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