RALLYGP | STAGE 1 (SS 288 KM) - PROVISIONAL RESULTS1º Joan Barreda2º Ricky Brabec + 1'10'3º Pablo Quintanilla + 02'59'4º Matthias Walkner + 06'50'5º Daniel Sanders 7'31'RALLYGP | GC AFTER STAGE 1 (SS 288 KM) - PROVISIONAL RESULTS1º Joan Barreda 2º Ricky Brabec + 54'3º Pablo Quintanilla + 03'11'4º Matthias Walkner + 05'42'5º Daniel Sanders + 6'59'
Toby Price (Red Bull KTM Factory) : “We were opening when at about km 120/130 we got caught in a dust storm. It got pretty bad. The boys caught us up there and then we started riding back and forward trying to find the piste. I got lost coming out of a river bed. Lost about 40 minutes or so, probably a bit more. A rough day, not a great way to start off the Rallye du Maroc but there’s still 4 days to go and we’ll just try and make some improvements to the bike and stay on 2 wheels'.
Ricky Brabec (Monster Energy Honda), 2nd : “It was a long day out there. Starting up front would have been tough. It was super windy. At one time I was thinking ‘they’re going to cancel the stage cos I can’t see nothing out here. I was going really slow, but I met up with Joan (Barreda) and we got out of there. Now there’s four days left and tomorrow’s another long day.”
Joan Barreda (Monster Energy Honda), winner of stage 1: “Really happy. It was not easy at the beginning with the dust from the other riders. Then when we got to the dunes I tried to push hard and found a good rhythm. After the dunes I saw a lot of riders confused but I stayed calm, found the right direction and saved a lot of time. After it was more straight forward and I rode a good stage.”