Joan Barreda is once again triumphant on completion of the sixth special. The HRC rider wins for the third time this year, just 13 seconds in front of the Yahama ridden by Ross Branch and 53’’ ahead of Daniel Sanders’ KTM.
By finishing behind Xavier De Soultrait, Kevin Benavides, with an injured nose and ankle, has lost 1’06 to the Frenchman. Not everybody has finished the special yet, but this is already good news for the Husqvarna rider.
The first bikes have just crossed the finishing line on the day’s special. For the moment, Ross Branch has posted the best time ahead of Matthias Walkner, but we will have to await the arrival of Joan Barreda or Daniel Sanders to discover the outcome of today’s battle.
Ricky Brabec has gone slightly astray and has lost 3’38’’ to current stage leader Joan Barreda after 265 km, pushing the title holder down into seventh position!