Kevin Benavides, interim leader of the Challenge Route 40

  • Kevin Benavides and Honda CRF450 Rally are front Rally Challenge Route 40 after completing the second stage of Argentina appointment.
  • Sam Sunderland has been out of the race after suffering a spectacular fall. Jeremiah Gonzalez Ferioli commands between the quads.

Argentine leader Kevin Benavides is Route 40 Challenge test to Ecuador despite suffering a sharp drop in the first stage. The Honda rider leads in 48 seconds mate Paulo Gonçalves, since the enormous hardness of the test has been carried forward the aspirations of some of the favorites. Without going further, Sam Sunderland is out of the race after a heavy crash that affected her vision. Jeremiah Gonzalez Ferioli Argentina sends in the category of quads, while 'Orly' Terranova sends between cars Rally with Mini JWC.

With a hardness greater than that of the last edition of the Dakar, the first two stages of Rally Challenge Route 40 they have left large alternations. In fact, Adrien Van Beveren got the victory in the opening prologue with his Yamaha, while Sam Sunderland with KTM became the victory in the first stage of the test. The pilot of the Austrian firm narrowly exceeded by Paulo Gonçalves and Kevin Benavides, although the Argentine ended the day with a fall in the final stretch of the special. Nonetheless, Kevin Benavides won the second stage to climb to the lead.

The result of this partial victory, Kevin Benavides houses an advantage 48 seconds over Paulo Gonçalves, Honda teammate. For his part, Xavier de Soultrait closes the provisional podium with Yamaha, since it has benefited from the abandonment of Sam Sunderland. KTM rider suffered a fall in which the head is hit, which led him to have vision problems. In a decision with the team, Sunderland decided to leave the race. Thanks to that, Pablo Quintanilla with Husqvarna and Martin Duplessis as best KTM rider close the Top 5 of the test.

Quads category has been less alternation and a common note, the domain of local pilots. In the first stage was victory for Argentine Gustavo Gallego, although only win 3:03 minutes regarding Jeremiah Gonzalez Ferioli not worth it to retain its preferred position in the second stage. In fact, Ferioli is the absolute leader among quads with a lead of about 44:58 Pablo Copetti and Yamaha PSG 700. Rodolfo Guillioli, Walter Nosiglia and Rafal Sonik They are responsible for completing the Top 5 category, leaving out the same Kees Koolen Dutch.

Finally, in the category of cars there is a clear dominator. Orlando Terranova has joined victory in the two stages contested So far, it is worth you to have a lead of more than 22 minutes compared to Argentina's Sebastián Halpern. However, lmechanical superiority of the Mini JCW Rally of 'Orly' has been noticeable in the toughest sections of Argentina appointment while Newfoundland has asserted his own experience to the enormous hardness of Route 40 Challenge. The provisional podium between cars closes José García with Chevrolet S10.

Photos: Challenge Route 40