An outstanding CRF450 RALLY and a third win for Joan Barreda in the

Dakar 2014
The Ra! Dakar eft Argentina toda! and for the first ti"e in the
ra#e$s histor! entered Boi%ia& 't was Joan Barreda who took the
honours in the (ata)*!uni stage& +,der Rodrigues finished in
se%enth -a#e and Laia (an. twefth&
/eek two of the Ra! Dakar got underwa! this "orning fro" the
Argentine #it! of (ata0 in the northern region0 heading towards
Boi%ia0 for the first -art of the s-e#ia& 1e%ertheess0 the
"eteoroogi#a #onditions were su#h that the start had to 2e "o%ed
103 k" further u- the #ourse to the site of the wa!)-oint&
Joan Barreda started at a #ra#king -a#e0 #o#king u- the 2est ti"es in
2oth -arts of the the s-e#ia 2efore arri%ing ho"e with a 4&03 "inute
defi#it o%er 4ar# Co"a0 the stage runner)u- and o%era eader&
A fine -erfor"an#e too fro" +,der Rodrigues in the se%enth stage
on the +onda CRF450 RALLY0 who hods on to eighth o%era -a#e&
The tea"$s third rider Ja%ier 5i..oito0 "ade a signifi#ant
i"-ro%e"ent in this stage0 awa!s u- a"ong the to- twent! riders
and arri%ing in *!uni in 16th0 where the riders wi 2e without
"e#hani#a assistan#e0 as this is the first -art of the ra#e$s se#ond
"arathon stage&
't was aso a da! of su##ess for the tea" su--orted 2! T7A4 +RC
with the new +onda CRF450 RALLY "a#hine& Laia (an. goes fro"
strength to strength and toda! re#orded so"e e8#eent ti"es on the
sto-wat#h& (he #rossed the ine in twefth -a#e& +er +onda Argentina
Ra! Tea" #oeague0 5a2o 9on.:e. -ut in a stead! -erfor"an#e
too&

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