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Luciano Benavides – The Legendary KTM Team Rider

Luciano Benavides is an Andalucia Rally competitor who has crashed on mutliple occasions, yet has achieved some remarkable wins.

In this English guide, we’ll help you better understand this rally raid competitor.

Let’s begin.

Luciano Benavides

Luciano is a Dakar Competitor and is known internationally to compete alongside his brother, Kevin Benavides. They’re seriously quick when riding side by side at a million miles per hour. They are known among the commentators as ‘THe Benavides Brothers’ given how much each shares the same passion.

Luciano generally rides a KTM 450 Rally and is with the Red Bull KTM Factory Team. Pair this with 6D Helmets and Alpinestars apparel, and you’ve got a competitor who can outperform most others. In the Dakar, he choses to have #16 bike.

Luciano happens to be one of the youngest riders in the Dakar Rally at age 23. He grew up racing motocross in Argentina and those skills have certainly transferred to the desert sands.

Riding for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Recently, Husqvarna Motorcycles has annouced the signing of Luciano. Certainly he’ll be much needed in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge as well as the RIM Cross-Country Rally.

He’s becoming ever more prominent and seriously which in the open country. Luciano isn’t as known for crashing or sustaining broken bones from accidents. Perhaps this is something to be said about his young age, and indeed, something that the brand would’ve been happy have on the team.

Future Plans

We do look forward to seeing Luciano taking a spot on the Dakar Rally in future years. Clearly the COVID-19 Pandemic has altered some rally competitions at this point in time.

What we know for sure is that there is no stopping this rider. He’s 10 years into a 25 year career and clearly loves the game. That is: Going fast and winning championships.

We’ll be watching this one closely.

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