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Tue 10 January 2012

Juan Carlos Salvatierra Enjoys Best Day At The Dakar So Far For Bel-Ray Super B Honda

Stage eight of the Dakar Rally got underway today following yesterday’s rest with a 245km connection and Bel-Ray Super B Honda rider Juan Carlos Salvatierra enjoyed his strongest day by winning the non-elite rider class as well as finishing 21st in the 477km special.
The Bolivian rider has now moved up the order to 45th overall, with all other team riders making it successfully through the Copiapo to Antofagasta stage.

 
Henk Hellegers: Bel-Ray Super B Honda Team Manager
Juan Carlos has done an excellent job today finishing 21st in the stage and the first rider in his class. He’s now 45th overall, and he’s happy with the changes we’ve made to his bike.
We have used some of the special parts initially reserved for Sam Sunderland and Quinn Cody, so Juan is looking to make the most of these with his aim of finishing as the top non-elite rider. This will be tough, as he lost a lot of time at the start, but he’s already come from around 150th to 45th place and there’s still time yet. Also all of our riders have made it in okay, which is good news. Tomorrow is going to be another long day, but I hope we can continue with this kind of progress.”
 
 

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