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Dakar 2013: Stage 12, Barreda Takes Third

Dakar 2013: Stage 12, Barreda Takes Third

High speeds throughout and a lot of navigation made the 12th stage of the Dakar, from Fiambala to Copiapo a tough one. Joan Barreda proved to be the best of the Husqvarna Team by Speedbrain taking third place on the day, and bringing the team its 10th podium place out of the 12 stages competed… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 11, Goncalves on the Podium Again

Dakar 2013: Stage 11, Goncalves on the Podium Again

Paulo Goncalves took second place in the much-feared La Rioja to Fiambalà stage of the Dakar 2013. The Portuguese rider rode an error-free race on the TE449RR by Speedbrain which handled the sandy terrain perfectly. Gonclaves thus moves up to eleventh place on the overall leader-board. Botturi too, put in a valiant effort struggling throughout… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 10, Barreda Wins His Fourth

Dakar 2013: Stage 10, Barreda Wins His Fourth

Joan “Bang Bang” Barreda wins the 10th stage of the Dakar, from Cordoba-La Rioja with a special test of 222 miles (357 km). With this, his fourth stage victory, the rider who hails from Castellon, Spain, becomes the most honored rider so far in the competition. Barreda, on his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain, showed once again… Continue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 7, The Marathon Starts

Dakar 2013: Stage 7, The Marathon Starts

The 135-mile (218-km) first segment of the Dakar 2013’s only marathon stage, won’t be remembered by the riders as a particularly special one. The stage presented no particular difficulties other than the dust and a navigation-heavy beginning which saw the riders approach the race with a calm and prudent attitude. The special test, at more… Continue Reading »