Joan Barreda, on his debut in the team HUSQVARNA MONSTER by SPEEDBRAIN has achieved a clear victory in the first stage between the towns of Ouarzazate and Zagora, with 294 kms timed.
Barreda, who started in position number 12, has had to overcome during the stage on the dust several riders who preceded him, but has maintained a steady pace during the first part of the journey, and after refueling at km. 175 printed in a little over speed to get a lead of three minutes on his Portuguese teammate Paulo Gonzalvez. In this way, the new Husqvarna TE 449 RR achieves an impressive double the day of his debut in the internationals rallies.
Joan Barreda: “I am very satisfied. It is important to debut in this way with this team,and also translate on the track work has been done previously. I must congratulate for the excellent performance of the SPEEDBRAIN bike. Tomorrow will be another difficult day, which will open in sand and dunes. I hope to keep progressing and keep taking my driving experience”.
Classification Stage 1
1º JOAN BARREDA 04:08:15
2º Paulo Gonçalves a 02:54
3º David Casteau a 03:15
4º Helder Rodrigues a 07:10
5º Oliver Pain a 07:10