DAKAR 2019

Stage 2 : San Juan De Marcona, Peru


Hero MotoSports Team Rally posts a strong finish to a challenging second Stage

The first full stage of the Dakar kicked off today from Pisco, taking the Rally all the way to San Juan De Marcona over a total distance of 552 km, including a 342 km long special. It was a challenging yet positive day Hero MotoSports Team Rally as all three of its riders successfully completed the second stage of the Dakar Rally 2019.

Oriol Mena continued his good run was the first one to head out and brought home a solid 17th place finish in the stage.

Joaquim Rodrigues and C S Santosh met with some difficulties during the stage, with both having to deal with technical glitches en route. JRod was forced to stop and attend to a fuel issue, in the process losing some time while Santosh had to ride with caution in the second part of the stage sensing some trouble with his clutch. JRod and Santosh finished stage 2 in 34th and 37th position respectively.


"I pushed hard, got into a good rhythm and made up some time as well."


"It was a crazy fast stage but I felt good today and the bike performed perfectly"


"Had a good stage today and now we fix the glitch and go racing again tomorrow."


Provisional Stage 2 Results

01Matthias WalknerKTM Factory Racing03h 23m 57s
02Ricky BrabecHonda Factory Racing+22s
03Joan Barreda BortHonda Factory Racing+01m 41s
17Oriol MenaHero Motosports Team Rally+22m 54s
34Joaquim RodriguesHero Motosports Team Rally+39m 07s
37C S SantoshHero Motosports Team Rally+42m 23s

Provisional Overall Results

01Joan Barreda BortHonda Factory Racing04h 23m 14s
02Matthias WalknerKTM Factory Racing+01m 31s
03Ricky BrabecHonda Factory Racing+01m 33s
16Oriol MenaHero Motosports Team Rally+28m 20s
32Joaquim RodriguesHero Motosports Team Rally+47m 40s
33C S SantoshHero Motosports Team Rally+49m 55s