Joan Barreda takes command in the Baja Aragón prologue

Joan Barreda dans le prologue © DR

Team HRC’s Spanish rider Joan Barreda proved to be the quickest today in the Super Special as the Baja Aragón got underway on the outskirts of Teruel.

The rider, aboard the Honda CRF450 E, threw down the gauntlet in the short nine-kilometre special with a two-and-a-half second margin over the runner-up.


Frenchman Michael Metge, competing on the Honda CRF450 RALLY, took fourth place some ten seconds adrift of teammate Barreda.

Tomorrow sees the SS2, which will be divided into two special stages against the clock over some 170 kilometres.
Results Session
1. Barreda Joan – SPA – Team HRC, 6:00.2
2. Farres Gerard – SPA     Himoinsa Team, 2.6
3. de Soultrait Xavier – FRA – Yamaha Racing, +5.6
4. Metge Michael – FRA – Team HRC, +10.6
5. Solà Marc – SPA – Pont Grup Yamaha JVO, +12.9
6. Adrià David – SPA – Honda Impala Team, +16.8
7. Mena Oriol – SPA – Honda Impala Team, +18.3
8. Pedrero Joan – SPA – Sherco TVS Rally Factory, +20.7
9. Buhler Sebastian – GER – Pinhelworks Buhler Racing, +21.2
10. Metge Adrien – FRA     Sherco TVS Rally Factory, +30.5

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