October 9th

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TOUGH OPENING DAY FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING AT 2021 RALLYE DU MAROC

LUCIANO BENAVIDES - ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING
LUCIANO BENAVIDES – ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING

LUCIANO BENAVIDES CLAIMS TOP-10 FINISH ON TECHNICALLY DEMANDING STAGE ONE
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Luciano Benavides has completed his first full stage riding the new 2022 FR 450 Rally in a solid ninth place. A navigation error while running in fourth dropped teammate Skyler Howes down to 23rd after losing his way in a visibility-reducing sandstorm.

The opening day of the 2021 Rallye du Maroc proved to be a real challenge for all riders. A sandstorm that appeared midway through the stage made an already tricky-to-navigate special become extra demanding, especially for those opening the route.

Luciano Benavides was able to successfully make it through the storm without losing too much time to the riders behind to maintain a top-10 position. Enjoying racing the new version of the FR 450 Rally in its first, full competitive stage, Benavides was also able to find a strong rhythm in both the dunes and fast, stony tracks – a positive step both for him and the development of the new bike. Now with four more days of racing, and a good start number for stage two, the young Argentinian is in a strong position to fight his way up the standings tomorrow.

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