Kevin Benavides riding a Honda
motorcycle won the 4th stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2018. In
the evening of the stage, held on April 19, 2018 in Morocco in Africa, the Race
Direction rectified the results following the decision to stop the stage at km
224, instead of the original 241,10 km. That meant that Juan Pedrero Garcia of Sherco
TVS Factory Rally Team came in 3rd, improving his overall position 7th
after four stages.
The Argentinian Kevin
Benavides (Honda), winner of the prologue and the second stage, won the stage,
while his team mate Joan Barreda maintained the leadership of the overall. In
the quad category, Axel Dutrie (Yamaha) finished second behind Jeremy
Forestier, but remains first in the overall. Bruno Varela, second behind
Frederic Henricy, is the new leader of the SxS category.
For Hero MotoSports Team Rally, CS Santosh
came in 24th, for the first time beating is teammate Mena Oriol who could only manage a 26th position.
Stage 4 standings
Pos. No. Name Team
1 2 BENAVIDES
2 15 BRABEC
3 4 PEDRERO GARCIA JUAN SHERCO TVS
12 18 DUPLESSIS DIEGO MARTIN SHERCO TVS
21 31 COMINOTTO VANNI SHERCO TVS
24 29 CS SANTOSH HERO
26 17 MENA ORIOL HERO
67 36 SANTOLINO LORENZO SHERCO TVS
Overall standings after four
1 10 BARREDA
BORT JOAN HONDA
2 2 BENAVIDES
3 7 QUINTANILLA
7 4 PEDRERO GARCIA JUAN SHERCO TVS
10 18 DUPLESSIS DIEGO MARTIN SHERCO TVS
15 17 MENA ORIOL HERO
19 29 CS SANTOSH HERO
22 31 COMINOTTO VANNI SHERCO TVS
32 36 SANTOLINO LORENZO SHERCO TVS
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