Javier Pizzolito #7:
This was a very technical stage for my riding style. I am more of a sand rider so Iâ€™m not used to the rocky terrain, but I did quite well. Iâ€™m really happy for Helder and his victory for the team. Now Iâ€™m looking forward to tomorrowâ€™s stage, which Iâ€™m expecting to be quite tough with a lot of navigation.
Martino Bianchi â€“ General Manager Team HRC Rally:
We are really happy with todayâ€™s results. It's great for the morale of the team, for HRC and Honda, but especially for Helder. This victory was very important to him and proves that he is a fast and talented rider in the tough conditions that the Ruta 40 presents. Javier did a great job on terrain he is not used to and we're also very happy with the performance of the CRF450 Rally during this very technical stage. There is still a long way to go, but this is a very good way to start the rally.
Special stage 2 results:
1. Rodrigues (Team HRC) on 4h57â€™29â€
2. Coma (KTM) + 2â€™40â€
3. Goncalves (Speedbrain Honda) + 3.04â€
4. Lopez ( KTM) + 4â€™38â€
5. Caselli (KTM) + 4â€™46â€
6. Casteau (Yamaha) + 5â€™17â€
7. Pizzolito (Team HRC) + 6â€™23â€