Javier Pizzolito #7:
This was a very technical stage for my riding style. I am more of a sand rider so I?.?ªm not used to the rocky terrain, but I did quite well. I?.?ªm really happy for Helder and his victory for the team. Now I?.?ªm looking forward to tomorrow?.?ªs stage, which I?.?ªm expecting to be quite tough with a lot of navigation.
Martino Bianchi ?.?ª’ General Manager Team HRC Rally:
We are really happy with today?.?ªs results. It’s great for the morale of the team, for HRC and Honda, but especially for Helder. This victory was very important to him and proves that he is a fast and talented rider in the tough conditions that the Ruta 40 presents. Javier did a great job on terrain he is not used to and we’re also very happy with the performance of the CRF450 Rally during this very technical stage. There is still a long way to go, but this is a very good way to start the rally.
Special stage 2 results:
1. Rodrigues (Team HRC) on 4h57?.?ª29?.?ª
2. Coma (KTM) + 2?.?ª40?.?ª
3. Goncalves (Speedbrain Honda) + 3.04?.?ª
4. Lopez ( KTM) + 4?.?ª38?.?ª
5. Caselli (KTM) + 4?.?ª46?.?ª
6. Casteau (Yamaha) + 5?.?ª17?.?ª
7. Pizzolito (Team HRC) + 6?.?ª23?.?ª