FIM World Champion, Matthias Walkner takes the stage win

Due to the heavy rains in the region last week, the FIA crew detoured the special stage in order to avoid a difficult crossings and competitors had to add 4 extra kilometers to the planned race track on their road books.

Stage Winner Matthias Walkner

Stage Winner Matthias Walkner

It was a tough day for Team Honda, young Kevin Benavides, winner of the special yesterday fell heavily in the second section left the rider unconscious on the track in an area that had recently been modified and hadn’t been indicated in the roadbook. Australian Toby Price – who the Honda team wish to thank for the gesture – was on hand to help bring the young Argentinean rider around to consciousness. Kevin was eventually able to get back onto the track and finish the special stage at a somewhat slower pace. The rider underwent a medical check-up to make sure he is in good shape.

Overall Leader Sam Sunderland

Overall Leader Sam Sunderland

The current FIM World Champion, Matthias Walkner (KTM) takes the stage win. Sam Sunderland is second at 16 seconds and Toby Price is third.


Overall standing after 4 stages

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