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FINAL TEST AHEAD OF THE DAKAR: RALLYE DU MAROC WRAPS UP THE CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Fez, one of Morocco’s imperial cities and the country’s cultural and religious centre, will host the forthcoming #rallyedumaroc, the fourth points-paying round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Monster Energy Honda Team are all set to take part in the race which could offer a wide range of possible outcomes.

Ricky Brabec, #kevinbenavides, #joseignaciocornejo and #joanbarreda are the four Honda HRC factory riders who line up for the final #Event of world championship campaign. American rider Brabec has every faith in maintaining the race pace needed in the desert, ahead of January’s Dakar #rally to be held in Saudi Arabia. Benavides has a great challenge lying ahead. A good result for the Argentine in Morocco, holding third place in the overall championship standings, could see the rider take runner-up position in the final world championship table. Likewise, Monster Energy Honda Team members Chilean #joseignaciocornejo and Spaniard #joanbarreda are poised for possible top five positions in the final reckoning.

The team will pass the administrative and technical shakedown, taking place next Thurday, at 10:30. Then, it will be on to Friday’s prologue which kicks off at 14:00 hrs. The 7.3 kilometre curtain-raiser will dictate the order for the first full stage on Saturday, 5th October in Fez as the entourage heads southbound. The bivouac will be situated close to the city of Erfoud.