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Dakar 2012, Stage 13: Two in the Top Five Again

Dakar 2012, Stage 13: Two in the Top Five Again

The penultimate stage of the Dakar 2012 provided one more strong result for the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain. Joan Barreda and Paulo Goncalves finished not far behind the winner in what was the final demanding test of this year’s race. Barreda and Goncalves were understandably aiming at a top score. They both delivered. Joan… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2012, Stage 12: Success in the Dunes

Dakar 2012, Stage 12: Success in the Dunes

The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain brought two riders into the top five at stage 12 of the Rally Dakar 2012. Joan Barreda was battling with his fellow countryman Marc Coma for the victory. Coma finally arrived at the finish in Nasca first, 2:43 minutes ahead of Barreda. Paulo Goncalves, still frustrated with yesterday’s jury… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2012, Stage 8: Full Throttle with Mixed Results

Dakar 2012, Stage 8: Full Throttle with Mixed Results

Stage eight of the Dakar 2012 saw mixed results for the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain. Joan Barreda was fighting for another podium finish before ending the day in fourth. Paulo Goncalves meanwhile had a difficult stage. Lying fourth overall in the morning, the Portuguese lost one place. He was finally content to complete today’s… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2012, Stage 7: Moving Up at the Halfway Point

Dakar 2012, Stage 7: Moving Up at the Halfway Point

The Bavarian-Italian Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain has reached the halfway point of the Dakar 2012 with Paulo Goncalves now in fourth place after another podium finish. Ahead of a rest day, the team raced in the seventh stage which started and ended in Copiapo, Chile after a 356-mile loop with a 260-mile special test. Goncalves… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2012, Stage 4: Goncalves Gaining Ground

Dakar 2012, Stage 4: Goncalves Gaining Ground

Paulo Goncalves finished the fourth stage of the 2012 Dakar in fifth position and moved from seventh to sixth in the overall standings. The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain rider gained valuable time against his closest rivals, as everyone endured a long and difficult test through the Rioja canyons. The stage totaled 435 miles with… Continue Reading »