After Italian Botturi secured the team’s first-ever rally stage victory on Wednesday, Thursday’s special was another challenging 465.89km of rocky sections and sandy tracks that winded its way from Tagounite to Assa in Morocco.
Tarrés started from 11th and immediately made headway in the early part of the stage. Pushing hard, the 29-year-old Spaniard kept up an impressive pace and did not make a single mistake to bring his Ténéré 700 World Raid home in fourth in only his second competitive rally event.
His time of 6:11.37 saw him cross the finish line 51 minutes and 31 seconds behind the winner. This result means he moves up two places in the general classification to seventh with an overall time of 15:09.14, 2 hours 41 minutes and 33 seconds off the leader, and second in the +700 class.