Honda’s Ricky Brabec has triumphed at the 2020 Dakar Rally, taking the title for the Japanese factory for the first time since 1989.

Honda WINS the Dakar Rally for the first time since 1989 with Ricky Brabec ending KTM’s 18 year winning streak.


Honda’s Ricky Brabec has triumphed at the 2020 Dakar Rally, taking the title for the Japanese factory for the first time since 1989.

Honda WINS the Dakar Rally for the first time since 1989 with Ricky Brabec ending KTM’s 18 year winning streak.

After 18 years of KTM dominance, Honda’s taken the top spot at this year’s Dakar Rally – and Brabec has become the first American to ever win the race.

Speaking about the win Brabec said: “At the end, we put the pieces to the puzzle together. We couldn’t do it without every rider in the team. I’m really happy. It’s my fifth Dakar, my second time finishing… I woke up this morning just happy to ride the last day. And we’re here. We won! We had to be smart and focused every day. There’s no top guy on the team, we all work together, we’re a family. We all won.”

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Honda WINS the Dakar Rally for the first time since 1989 with Ricky Brabec ending KTM’s 18 year winning streak.

HERE’S THE TOP TEN RIDERS FROM THE 2020 DAKAR. FOR A FULL BREAKDOWN OF THE FINAL STANDINGS, CLICK HERE.

Pos. Exp. Drive-Team Mark-Model Time Variation Penalty
1 9 RICKY BRABEC MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 40h 02′ 36”
2 5 PABLO QUINTANILLA ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING 40h 19′ 02” + 00h 16′ 26”
3 1 TOBY PRICE RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 40h 26′ 42” + 00h 24′ 06” 00h 02′ 00”
4 17 JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 40h 34′ 19” + 00h 31′ 43” 00h 01′ 00”
5 2 MATTHIAS WALKNER RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 40h 37′ 36” + 00h 35′ 00”
6 16 LUCIANO BENAVIDES RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 40h 40′ 10” + 00h 37′ 34”
7 12 JOAN BARREDA BORT MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 40h 53′ 33” + 00h 50′ 57” 00h 15′ 00”
8 22 FRANCO CAIMI MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM 41h 45′ 11” + 01h 42′ 35” 00h 05′ 00”
9 59 SKYLER HOWES KLYMCIW RACING 42h 06′ 37” + 02h 04′ 01”
10 6 ANDREW SHORT ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING 42h 13′ 16” + 02h 10′ 40” 00h 30′ 00”

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