After only five months with his new outfit, Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla clinched his first race victory aboard the Honda in the Rallye du Maroc.
This pre-Dakar test allowed the riders to learn, and reacclimate to the uniqueness of rally racing and to accumulate a lot of good experience during the 5 days of the race which presented them with a demanding and varied route.
Pablo Quintanilla: “I am very happy with the victory. It was a very difficult week and I want to thank the whole team for the great job they did. It was fantastic for us. Personally, I felt very comfortable, I was riding with great pace, with good navigation and that's very good for my confidence. I am also very motivated for the next objective, which is the Dakar. We are going to take a short break, rest, recharge our batteries and then we will concentrate on the Dakar”.
Rallye du Maroc 2021, General Ranking
1. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda)
15. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco)
18. Rui Gonçalves (Sherco)
19. Jacopo Cerutti (Husqvarna)
20. Harith Noah (Sherco)
credits: press.Ktm.com; Honda racing and Sherco racing
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