VICTORY FOR HONDA AND KEVIN BENAVIDES AT THE 2021 DAKAR RALLY18/01/2021
Kevin Benavides claimed the triumph after twelve gruelling stages.
Ricky Brabec accompanied him on the podium in second place.
This marks a first Dakar title for the Argentinean Monster Energy Honda Team rider and another historic result for Honda, who dominated throughout the 2021 Dakar to win the most gruelling race in the world for the second consecutive year on the CRF450 RALLY.
The Monster Energy Honda Team ruled the roost throughout the 7,600km race for a second consecutive year, winning 10 stages and leading nine of the thirteen days of racing.
It was an intense, yet intriguing 202-kilometre special stage, which brought down the curtain on the Dakar Rally on the shores of the Red Sea. And it could not have been a happier one for the elated Monster Energy Honda Team riders: we have won the 2021 Rally Dakar!
Kevin Benavides has clinched the 2021 Dakar crown with team-mate Ricky Brabec finishing runner-up. This marks a first title for the Argentinean Monster Energy Honda Team rider and, once again, a historic result for Honda, who dominated throughout the 2021 Dakar. Over twelve tough days, Monster Energy Honda Team commanded the rally, accomplishing the final mission for a second successive year.