HONDA AND GONCALVES CHAMPIONS!

This is done, Honda is world champion rally for its first year of participation in the championship. Portuguese Paulo Goncalves and the new CRF 450 Rally is taxed at Rally of Morocco and offers a springboard HRC size for the Dakar 2014!

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Amazing day on the last day of the Rally of Morocco! The unthinkable happened at km 40 of the special when Joan Barreda and Sam Sunderland, leading parties, are lost. Marc Coma immediately understand the situation in no more traces seeing before him. Honda released the two openers, it remains for him to attack for not being taken advantage by Goncalves 4 minutes behind. Lopez is just cover behind him, the ideal scenario for KTM, a disaster for Honda … But at km 185, a cap on the wrong road book as drivers breaks the dream of Coma. Marc announced that left 15 km in search of WP hidden. Goncalves takes the well and stays off till where the suspense is total. The red and orange are clans gathered at the edge of the finish banner, the helicopter arrives at the far hedgehopping, Coma and Caselli arise to stop and turn their heads. The title of world champion and the victory in the Rally of Morocco Oillybia plays “live” … Goncalves rises rapidly, the die is cast …

Coma, which champion!
Marc admit the end of the day, he believed in his luck, including the title soared, so much emotion that could make it bitter orange. But nothing was, not a bit nervous on arrival. The Catalan congratulate his rival puts sincerity and refers to its location and natural there a year: “I think of my position here where I am hurt and rejected me from Dakar. When I see that I’m back here after a full season and still at this level, I’m happy. For KTM, the goal remains the Dakar. “. Paulo Goncalves does not hide his emotion and viewed in the context incredible day: “With Mark, we ran six races, timed 35 days, nearly 10 000 km of Dubai through Latin America to finish here in Africa and join us this morning to 14 seconds apart. This is incredible! “Unbelievable, but true. Portuguese talented and HRC will offer a world championship crown with a machine that will only run once in the season. As Wolfgang Fischer, Team Manager Speedbrain, scout talent Barreda and Goncalves said: “We have done a tremendous job. We must realize that we have done all season with a private motorcycle before receiving the new Honda. ” The German refers to the HVA that his team has inherited and continued to develop the technology before receiving the HRC. A year after its initial release, already here in Morocco, the conclusion is clear: Honda has a machine ready to rally to win the Dakar, the height of the new KTM. The HRC has been a year to arrive at twenty years of experience in KTM. Marc Coma concluding press conference, casual, accessible, great champion, “The rally has entered a new era” RS.

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Ranking Step 6:
1. Ben Grabham – 2:26 ’39 – AUS – KTM – KTM Rally Factory AUS
2. Helder Rodrigues – +01’18 – PRT – HONDA – Team HRC
3. Kurt Caselli – +02’41 – USA – KTM – Red Bull KTM Factory Rally
4. Jeremias Israel – +03’00 – CHL – Speedbrain – Team Speedbrain
5. Paulo Goncalves – +04’56 – PRT – HONDA – Team HRC
6. Marc Coma – +08’26 – ESP – KTM – Red Bull KTM Factory Rally
7. Frans Verhoeven – +11’06 – HOL – YAMAHA – Yamaha Netherlands Verhoeven
8. Alessandro Botturi – +16’40 – ITA – Speedbrain – Team Speedbrain
9. Joan Barreda – +17’14 – ESP – HONDA – Team HRC
10. Olivier Pain – +18’35 – FRA – YAMAHA – Yamaha Racing

Final Standings OiLibya Morocco Rally 2013:
1 Paulo Goncalves – 5:08 p.m. ’59 – PRT – HONDA – Team HRC
2 Marc Coma – +03’44 – ESP – KTM – Red Bull KTM Factory Rally
3 Joan Barreda – +07’39 – ESP – HONDA – Team HRC
4 Chaleco López – +32’58 – CHI – KTM – Red Bull KTM Factory Rally
5 Sam Sunderland – +45’57 – ENG – HONDA – Team HRC
6 Ben Grabham – +55’08 – AUS – KTM – KTM Rally Factory AUS
7 Kurt Caselli – +01:04 ’32 – USA – KTM – Red Bull KTM Factory Rally
8 Olivier Pain – +01:06 ’09 – FRA – YAMAHA – Yamaha Racing
9 Alessandro Botturi – ’58 +01:08 – ITA – Speedbrain – Team Speedbrain
10 Frans Verhoeven – ’38 +01:41 – HOL – YAMAHA – Yamaha Netherlands Verhoeven

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