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RICKY BRABEC AND SKYLER HOWES TALK DAKAR: THE WRAP

Last weekend, the Dakar rally wrapped up with two Americans in the top 10. Monster Energy Honda factory rider Ricky Brabec was second overall and privateer Skyler Howes was fifth. Now that they are back in the U.S. , I got a chance to interview both of them. RICKY BRABEC ON DAKAR Dirt Bike: Did […]

KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS DAKAR 2021

The 2021 Dakar Rally is complete. Monster Energy Honda’s Ricky Brabec won the final stage and closed in on the lead, but had to settle for second to his teammate Kevin Benavides.  It was an exceptionally good event for the Honda team, which had struggled winlessly for years prior to 2020. This time they won […]

DAKAR STAGE 11: KTM GETS BACK IN THE GAME

As the 2021 Dakar Rally winds down, all of the major teams are licking their wounds from what has been a grueling event. Red Bull KTM hasn’t had much too boast about this year, but today they had a great day with Sam Sunderland finally taking a stage win. The victory moved him into second […]

BRABEC WINS DAKAR STAGE 10

Ricky Brabec has turned around his misfortunes of week one and has been riding flawlessly in the second half of the Dakar Rally. He won stage 10, jumping up to second place overall, just 51 seconds behind his Honda teammate Kevin Benavides. The event has reached a point where fatigue is taking a toll and […]

DAKAR STAGE 9: TOBY PRICE OUT

Stage nine started and finished at the coastal city of Neom, covering a total distance of 579km. It was a rough day for Red Bull KTM rider Toby Price, who started second on the stage following overall leader Jose Ignacio Cornejo. Two kilometers from checkpoint five, price went down hard. Ricky Brabec was the first […]

DAKAR STAGE 8: MARATHON!

Today the second half of the Marathon stage started from the Sakaka bivouac, where the riders stayed yesterday without any help from their mechanics. It featured 375 kilometers of timed special on mainly hard gravel and sandy tracks with the cold temperatures giving way to the heat and strong winds blowing at the Neom bivouac. […]

DAKAR STAGE 7: BRABEC TO THE FRONT!

American Ricky Brabec won today’s stage, leaping into eighth place overall. This first half of the event’s marathon stage will see riders sleep in a temporary camp before continuing with the second leg on Monday, stage eight. Arriving at the bivouac, competitors are forbidden from receiving any outside mechanical assistance on their machines and must […]

DAKAR STAGE 6: NEW DAY, NEW LEADER

The first week of the 2021 Dakar rally has been defined by instability and navigational hardship. Riders have found it difficult to turn in two consecutive good stages and the overall lead has changed each day. Today, it was Joan Barreda’s turn to win again, solidifying his status as the rider with the third highest […]

DAKAR STAGE 4: THE DAILY RESULTS REMIX

The day by day seesaw of results continued for stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Joan Barreda of the HRC Honda team took his second stage win, while Toby Price, Ricky Brabec and many other top contenders chose to ride conservatively. It was a fast day whereas tomorrow promises to be more difficult and […]

DAKAR STAGE 3: SKYLER HOWES LEADS!

The up and down nature of the 2021 Dakar rally played out once again on Stage 3. After finishing up front in Stage 2, the Honda teammates of Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec had to lead out again and suffered the consequences. While they struggled with navigation, America Skyler Howes of the South American BAS […]

DAKAR 2021, STAGE 2: BRABEC UP TO SECOND, SHORT DROPS OUT

The second stage of Dakar 2021 once again turned the standings upside down with tricky navigation that penalized those who stared up front. Yesterday’s winner Toby Price was hit especially hard with navigational issues, ultimately losing 32 minutes on the day and dropping from first to 16th overall. Conversely, Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec who […]

BRUTAL STAGE ONE FOR DAKAR RALLY

After winning the prologue, America Ricky Brabec suffered through a difficult day one of Dakar 2021, eventually finishing in 27th place, 18 minutes behind stage winner Toby Price.  The rally got off to a tough start with a 623-kilometer stage – including 277 kilometers against the clock – which turned out to be both highly-technical […]

450 MX BIKES ON THE DYNO: WRAPPY NEW YEAR!

The year 2021 has just begun and we’ve already tested most of the new motocross bikes of the year. Last week, we posted the 2021 450 motocross shootout, which had seven motorcycles, including the new GasGas MC 450F. The Suzuki RM-Z450 still had not cleared customs, so we used a 2020 model provided by Simi […]