2018 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results: Honda’s Barreda Leads Motorcycles (Video Recap)

Honda's Joan Barreda
Honda's Joan Barreda

2018 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results

Following a fourth place finish in Saturday’s opening stage of 2018 Dakar Rally, which was won by the reigning champion Sam Sunderland (Red Bull KTM), Monster Energy Honda’s Joan Barreda Bort took the top time and the overall lead Sunday.

The Honda CRF450 Rally pilot finished stage 2, which took riders about 172 miles (95% of those timed) on the outskirts of Ica and Paracas, Peru, in 2.56:44.

The Spaniard finished 2:54 ahead of Yamalube Yamaha’s Adrien Van Beveran, and 4:24 ahead of Red Bull KTM Factory Team’s Matthias Walkner.


The stage required skillful navigation in soft yet physically demanding dunes, and the conditions were further complicated further by the altitude.

With his win, Barreda moved to the head of the overall leader board.

“A hard, tough stage with quite a confusing part at the beginning where we had to keep our concentration,” Joan Barreda says. “I jumped a dune hard and I really felt that in my hand over the next few kilometers. The final part was very fast and I was able to pick up quite a bit of space and in the end it turned out well. Tomorrow we have to open the track and everything changes again, but we always knew that it would be that way and we just have to keep on as best we can.”

Honda's Joan Barreda
Honda’s Joan Barreda

Sunderland finished the day in seventh, and is fourth overall as he chases a 17th-straight Dakar title for KTM.

As for the notable Americans, Barreda’s Honda teammate finished 12th Sunday, and is 11th overall. As for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Andrew Short, a 15-year Supercross rider, he finished stage 2 in 25th, and is 25th overall.

Stage three takes riders 313 miles from Pisco to San Juan de Marcona, with 184 of those timed.

2018 Dakar Rally: Overall Motorcycle Results after 2 of 14 stages:

Pos.Exp.Drive-TeamMark-ModelTimeVariationPenality
15

JOAN BARREDA BORT

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM03h 18′ 36”
24

ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN

YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM03h 21′ 06”+ 00h 02′ 30”
32

MATTHIAS WALKNER

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03h 23′ 26”+ 00h 04′ 50”
41

SAM SUNDERLAND

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03h 23′ 40”+ 00h 05′ 04”
510

PABLO QUINTANILLA

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING03h 24′ 20”+ 00h 05′ 44”
623

XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT

YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM03h 24′ 58”+ 00h 06′ 22”
747

KEVIN BENAVIDES

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM03h 25′ 15”+ 00h 06′ 39”
87

FRANCO CAIMI

YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM03h 25′ 46”+ 00h 07′ 10”
914

MICHAEL METGE

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM03h 26′ 09”+ 00h 07′ 33”
108

TOBY PRICE

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03h 27′ 40”+ 00h 09′ 04”
1120

RICKY BRABEC

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM03h 27′ 45”+ 00h 09′ 09”
1260

JONATHAN BARRAGAN NEVADO

GAS GAS MOTORSPORT03h 28′ 07”+ 00h 09′ 31”
1319

ANTOINE MEO

RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM03h 28′ 11”+ 00h 09′ 35”
1468

JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO

HEINRICH RACING03h 30′ 32”+ 00h 11′ 56”
1533

DANIEL NOSIGLIA JAGER

HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING03h 31′ 13”+ 00h 12′ 37”
163

GERARD FARRES GUELL

HIMOINSA RACING TEAM.03h 32′ 03”+ 00h 13′ 27”
179

STEFAN SVITKO

SLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM03h 36′ 19”+ 00h 17′ 43”00h 01′ 00”
1877

LUCIANO BENAVIDES

KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM03h 36′ 38”+ 00h 18′ 02”
1940

JOHNNY AUBERT

GAS GAS MOTORSPORT03h 37′ 51”+ 00h 19′ 15”
2015

LAIA SANZ

KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM03h 42′ 08”+ 00h 23′ 32”
2144

RODNEY FAGGOTTER

YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM03h 43′ 00”+ 00h 24′ 24”
2212

JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA

SHERCO TVS RALLY FACTORY03h 43′ 08”+ 00h 24′ 32”
2318

ALESSANDRO BOTTURI

BOTTURI ALESSANDRO03h 43′ 27”+ 00h 24′ 51”
2422

ONDREJ KLYMCIW

KLYMCIW RACING03h 43′ 40”+ 00h 25′ 04”
2554

ANDREW SHORT

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING03h 44′ 01”+ 00h 25′ 25”