Excellent 2nd place from Chavo today, just 51" behind Goncalves. He said his top speed was limited to 130kph in the sand and that Paulo ripped past him like he was in reverse. He needs more power, like HRC supported power. Chavo was very happy with his own speed during the rally and said he had no trouble keeping up with Ullevalsetter.
His goals for Dakar are now a top 20 finish and winner of the non-elite riders. I think he has a good chance.