spanish pilot Tosha SchareinaThe rally, which debuted as the king of rallies with a motorcycle belonging to the official Honda team, achieved its first victory in rallies. Dakar to earn motorcycle prologue Twelve seconds less than the Australian with a time of 17 minutes 35 seconds Daniel Sandersthe second one.

Schareina led the short 27 kilometer special race in which Botswana rider Ross Branch finished third. current champion Kevin Benavides of Argentina finished ninthanyone.

For your part, Castellón motorcyclist Joan Barreda finished sixteenth He made his debut for the Indian team, Hero, playing 19 minutes after falling down halfway through the course.

Although born in Germany, Tosha, a 28-year-old rider from Valencia, joined Honda in the summer and in his first races on the official Japanese team’s motorcycle, he finished second in the Sonora Rally and first in the Baja España Aragón. He then finished fifth in the grueling Moroccan rally, and his good results suggest he could be Spain’s biggest bet in the motorcycle category.

The scene did not create any big surprisesAlthough it confirms the good pace of Hero, the team to which Barreda is registered: his teammate Branch took third place on Friday afternoon, just nineteen seconds behind the Valencian, who will choose the starting place for tomorrow, Saturday.

The first stage of Dakar 2024 will cover the route between Al Ula and Al Henakiyah with a 405-kilometer track It will be the first big day of the ‘rally’, with a total of 532 people, and the top fifteen drivers of the prelude will be able to decide which starting position they want this Friday at 19:15.

Among them will be Argentinian Luciano Benavides, who finished fifth despite being just 26 seconds behind the Valencian and edging out the Australian by both margins. Toby Price His brother Kevin Benavides also finished second and first respectively in the last race of the Dakar.

Kevin was away from Schareina, only 56 seconds behind him in the 27 kilometer private race, so we will have to see what his situation is on a long stage like tomorrow, with a timeout of 405 km, because he explained to EFE on this Thursday that it was not. He is 100 percent due to the fracture in his fibula bone that he suffered on December 3 and could not fully recover.