Finally, the action has return in Ica Desert with the Mitsubishi Motors Desafío Inca. With 338 kilometres full of emotions, the race completed the first day having Toby Price leading in Moto’s category, Orlando Terranova in Cars, Juan Carlos “Chavo” Salvatierra in Quads and Juan Carlos Uribe in SxS.

Price at the front for the beginning

The Australian pilot of Red Bull KTM Racing Factory, give the first blow in the Mitsubishi Motors Desafío Inca 2018. With his KTM 450, he took the best time on Friday between the Motorcycles, marking a time of 4h 10m 19s after completing the 338 KM.

In second place finished Adrien Van Beveren from the Yamaha Yamalube Racing. With his Yamaha 450 he ended at 2m 1s 30 from Price. The third place was for the Chilean Ignacio Cornejo from the Monster Energy Honda Racing, at 2m 24s from the leader.

In Promotional Moto’s, Ian Salazar is leading.

Quads: “Chavo” Salvatierra’s time 

The pilot Juan Carlos Salvatierra, achieved his first stage winning in the Quad category. With a Yamaha Raptor 700, the Bolivian who knew how to excel in motorcycles, changed category and in a short time, showed his best expression. With a time 5h 5m 6, he beaten the Peruvian riders Ignacio Flores, at 6m 59s and Emilio Choy, at 36m 59s, both with Yamaha Raptor as well.

Cars: Terranova gets bigger with the Mini

The Cars category was for the Argentinean Orlando Terranova. With his John Mini Cooper from the X-Raid he set the pace. The morning with Francisco León leading after the first loop. But at the end, the Mini driver improves his performance and finished the day leading the overall with a time of 5h 54m.

The local driver “Pancho” León arrived in second place with his Mitsubishi L200 Dakar and Alvaro Brandes, with a Toyota Hilux, was third at 53m 53s from Terranova.

SxS: Juan Carlos Uribe ahead in the first stage. “Chaleco” López follows closer

A great start for the local driver Juan Carlos Uribe. With his Can Am Maverick, he was able to overcome a hard stage and get the leadership after 4h 55m 11s.

A great beginning had also Francisco López in the SxS. After being absent during the last years in rally raid races in Moto, the Chilean driver was back to action in a Can Am Maverick arriving in a second position at the end of the day.

The third place was for the American Casey Currie



“We had a very good start. Some waypoints were difficult to find at the beginning. The pilots who were ahead were lost, I noticed it by the tracks, but I was lucky to find them and I had a great day. Tomorrow I have to open and I’ll start ahead, so I’ll try to make the best possible day and learn as much as possible before the rest of the pilots reach us. This is going to be a great training for the Dakar in January. “


“I am very happy to win today’s stage. More than a year and a half ago, and for various reasons, I had no results according to the training and work that has been done. Today I feel we started on the right path.”


“The race is very nice. The track is very similar to the Dakar, to what we did in the last Dakar. We had a delay because my navigator Ronnie (Graue) broke down and we had to stop; We even thought about leaving when we did the first round. But then it got better and we were able to complete the stage.”