After having spent seven days in the saddle, of which the last three were enormously taxing physically, the Honda Quest competitors will spend the next two days in Puros.

The time would be used to rest, do some washing and perform important vehicle maintenance on their Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twins, as well as on the trusted fleet of convoy vehicles that transport the support staff, tools, food and precious extra fuel for the whole group.

By now the organisers are starting to get a better picture of who the real contenders are to win the inaugural Honda Quest.