News 9 Jan 2020

Cornejo wins Dakar stage four while Brabec continues to lead

Defending champion Price moves to fourth in the overall standings.

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Day four of the 2020 Dakar Rally was once again dominated by the Monster Energy Honda Team, as Jose Ignacio Cornejo won the stage while teammate Ricky Brabec continues to the lead the overall standings.

Cornejo topped stage four with 35-second advantage over teammate Kevin Benavides (Monster Energy Honda Team), while it was KTM-mounted privateer Ross Branch who impressed with a P3 result.

Paulo Goncalves (Hero) was fourth followed by Brabec, while Australian Toby Price (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) had a consistent day to finish sixth on the results sheets.

Overall, Brabec leads Benavides and Cornejo, while Price has promoted himself to fourth ahead of Pablo Quintanilla (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing).

Australian Rodney Faggotter (Yamaha Motor Australia) wound up 18th on day four for a ranking of 17th, as fellow Aussies Phillip Wilson (Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team), Ben Young (Duust Rally Team), Trevor Wilson (Husqvarna) and Matthew Tisdall (Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team) are now ranked in positions 73, 76, 97, and 120.

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