The sixth stage of the 2019 Gibraltar Race was the toughest so far: rising temperatures and challenging off-road conditions put the riders to the test.
The sixth stage of the Gibraltar Race 2019 was the most demanding of all the stages so far, both in terms of the length, the technical level of the off-road sections and the rising temperatures that have exhausted our heroes. They set off from the Mille Miglia Museum and reached Cuneo in the evening after at least ten hours on the saddle, but they were welcomed by the local citizens and motorcyclists.
The stage put to the test not only the physique of the riders – who we remember are all amateurs – but also the bikes that need maintenance. For both of them there is still one more stage, the one up to Arles, before they can benefit from the day off.
The arrival in Cuneo was also the moment for the expected handover between the forerunners Franco Picco and Roberto Boano. Unfortunately, however, this morning Roberto had a sudden personal impediment and to everyone’s great regret he had to give up. The handlebars of the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports with the number 00 will therefore be entrusted to our second forerunner, who we will present in the next release.
Meanwhile, the standings see Jens Behling (Class 1) leap into the lead chased by Bob Coerse (Class 3) who overtakes Allan Alistair (Class 1) and Mark Kinnard (Class 3). He closes the top five, the first of the Italians Mirco Bettini on Honda Africa Twin. Renato Zocchi, on the special Honda X-ADV, is seventh overall and first in Class 2.