2013 Desafio Ruta 40 Stage 2 ResultsFollowing the cancellation of the open stage in the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40 Rally in Argentina, the action got under way Tuesday with stage two.
The opening stage was due to fog making it impossible to have the rescue helicopter airborne, so official called the event off.Stage two took riders 668 kilometers from San Miguel de Tucuman to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, with a special stage of 346.5 kilometers.And taking the stage 2 win was Team HRC’s Helder Rodrigues aboard the Honda CRF450 Rally. Rodrigues was joined on the podium by Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma and Speedbrain Honda’s Paolo Goncalves.Tuesday’s race was delayed over an hour due to weather, but once the riders took off, Rodrigues was in control, making no mistakes to take the victory. Coma finished just 2 minutes and 40 seconds back, with Goncalves just over three minutes back. A video is attached below of the action.Helder Rodrigues (Team HRC Honda CRF250 Rally) says: “I am very happy. It was a very long and technical stage, mainly through the mountains with many twists and turns. My Honda was really good on this technical terrain. I am really pleased with the result, both for myself and for the team because everyone is working so hard.”2013 Desafio Ruta 40 Stage 2 Results 1. Rodrigues (Team HRC) on 4h57’29” 2. Coma (KTM) + 2’40” 3. Goncalves (Speedbrain Honda) + 3.04” 4. Lopez ( KTM) + 4’38” 5. Caselli (KTM) + 4’46” 6. Casteau (Yamaha) + 5’17” 7. Pizzolito (Team HRC) + 6’23”[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”134397″]
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