“In a 12-day event there is no luck, there is work, there is commitment…” Ruben Faria

“In a 12-day event there is no luck, there is work, there is commitment…” Ruben Faria


The Algarve Ruben Faria, as reported by diariOnline Su Region newspaperl, in his role as sport director for the Monster Energy Honda Team, won the mythical Dakar Rally that took place earlier this year in Saudi Arabia for the second time in a row.

Exclusive to diariOnline South Region newspaper, Ruben Faria explained how the route for the victory of the Argentine Kevin Benevides and the double of the American Ricky Brabec was in the toughest all-terrain rally in the world, proves that remember, the native of Moncarapacho (municipality of Olhão ), as a motorcycle rider, has already commanded and finished in 2nd place (2013) being the best Portuguese ever in the Dakar.

Ruben Faria also revealed that the team will only make four of the six races of the Off-Road World Championship, which should start in Portugal, in April, in the Comporta area, and is likely to come to the Algarve.

At the age of 46, Ruben Faria revealed that he personally feels fulfilled, but still wants more and that is what he will continue to work for.

Special thanks to the Monster Energy Honda Team for providing images of the Dakar 2021 that illustrate part of the exclusive interview with the team's sporting director, which is a pride for the Algarve and for the Algarve.

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