Kevin Benavides: “I had to keep my concentration all the time”

January 14 th 2020 - 14:58 [GMT + 3]

The Argentinean rider set out alone to open the way and still managed to post the sixth best time on the special.

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“Today was a difficult stage, to restart the race after the tragedy with Paulo. But anyway, I focused a lot on the start. The stage was really dangerous at the beginning and then it was faster, so I had to keep my concentration all the time. I did a good job, I think. At the end Joan caught up with me sixty kilometres from the end and he opened the way over the last part, so I think we did a good job together”.

#07 Benavides Kevin (arg), Honda, Monster Energy Honda Team 2020, Moto, Bike, Motul, action during Stage 9 of the Dakar 2020 between Wadi Al-Dawasir and Haradh, 891 km - SS 415 km, in Saudi Arabia, on January 14, 2020
#07 Benavides Kevin (arg), Honda, Monster Energy Honda Team 2020, Moto, Bike, Motul, action during Stage 9 of the Dakar 2020 between Wadi Al-Dawasir and Haradh, 891 km - SS 415 km, in Saudi Arabia, on January 14, 2020 © A.S.O/Charly Lopez

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