With steady, efficient riding and good sensations astride the Honda CRF450 RALLY, Monster Energy Honda Team's Paulo GonÌ¤alves took victory as the Desafio Inca concludes in Ica, Peru.
This is the third consecutive triumph for the Monster Energy Honda Team in South America this month.
The final 180-kilometre stage was a highly productive one for GonÌ¤alves, who held a solid, error-free pace and was able to catch up the preceding riders. GonÌ¤alves crossed the line in Ica with the best time of the day sporting a three minute-advantage over Australian Toby Price.
It is the team‰Ûªs third victory in as many races, all disputed in South America within a single month, following the victories of Kevin Benavides in the Atacama Rally and GonÌ¤alves, once again, in the DesafÌ_o Ruta 40.
"We have finished this important test here in Peru, the Desafio Inca. It went very well because we won the race. Today I had a starting position that could have complicated things, but Kevin did very well opening the track. I was able to push a lot and those behind weren‰Ûªt able to catch me. I am happy for myself and for the team. This was a race with riders with a very good pace. You have to stay attentive and not relax. The most important part is still to come," GonÌ¤alves said.