Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk
This should be fun with the Coma/KTM, Despres/Yamaha face off.
I haven't kept up with the latest. I understood Ruta 40 was the last race where Paulo Goncalves would ride the Speedbrain 450 Rally and then he would switch to the HRC Team Speedbrain afterwards. Other sources say he doesn't make the switch until the Pharaons in September. Is he riding the Speedbrain 450 or Honda CRF450 Rally in the Dos Sertoes?
That's correct, Goncalves continues with the Speedbrain 450 through Sertoes before the switch to HRC for Pharaons which is (so far) still targeted as the debut rally for the new HRC bike. Barreda will join in Egypt as well. It looks like the Speedbrain team, at least for Dakar, will be Juan Carlos Salvatierra supported by Paolo Ceci and Alessandro Botturi supported by Dani Oliveras (Or so has been rumored).