What was achieved by Kevin Benavides on this Sunday’s stage he renews his illusion. After a start of competition with ups and downs, the Salta was second on the first day of the race of the second week and was very close to the leader of the general classification so the dream of repeating what was achieved in the past Dakar is latent.
Upon reaching the finish line, the Argentine spoke about the special: “It was a beautiful stage. I went out to push from behind and the navigation was quite complicated. I met Joan Barreda and we decided to shoot together, and I think that was also key to keep up the pace until the end of the stage. “
“It’s a nice way to celebrate my birthday. We have recovered a long time after a first week that was not good, but today we started with everything and I hope to be well focused to continue in this way,” wished the current champion who turned 33 this Sunday years.
The new leader of the general classification, Adrien Van Beveren, was another of the drivers who spoke at the end of the day: “I tried to attack as much as I could, but the navigation on the special was very technical. I knew I could get a good result and I have given 100%. Everything has been great. With my record, it is to be happy. I lived two difficult years due to accidents, so now let’s enjoy. “
“My goal is to cross the finish line, I have been saying it from the beginning and that has not changed. I have to learn from the mistakes of the past and follow my basic plan to the letter. Everything still needs to be done and I am going to push myself until the end. final. And if everything goes well, better than better, “he completed.