The three riders of the Speedbrain Rally Team managed to steer their bikes safely over the finish line.
Starting with a brand new developed bike, the outstanding Honda CRF 450 Rally, Barreda was able to win a record of five stages.
Joan Barreda shone again with a flawless navigation.
Joan Barreda and his machine are in perfect shape and he is eager to attack the overall leader during the second week.
The Bavarian team and its riders delievered another set of solid performances on a day when it was important to arrive safely.
Although the team ultimately couldn´t quite meet the expectations, the squad can be very satisfied with the result.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain had two riders in the top at the end of the 13th special today. Paulo Goncalves was third and Joan Barreda placed fifth in the penultimate Dakar stage.
Dakar 2013, 6th Stage – Arica – Calama was a 764 km stage (477 miles) including 454 km special test. Alessandro Botturi really pushed his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain hard finishing just behind the leaders in fifth place.
On Chile’s Arica desert, the Husqvarna team riders had success except for the early Bike leader Joan Barreda had an engine change with a penalty.