- The charismatic rider, a key figure to the team’s recent success, is tackling new professional challenges which force him to hang up his boots for this season.
Professional, discreet, fast, resourceful… these are just a few of the adjectives with which some of his teammates describe Antonio Gimeno. A key rider for the HIMOINSA Racing Team who announces today that he is provisionally retiring from competition with the objective of focusing 100% on new professional projects which will require his full dedication.
Antonio has been present in the team since the origins of the HIMOINSA adventures in Dakar. Since the introduction of the structure to Dakar 2015, when he competed alongside Miguel Puertas and Rosa Romero, he has set the team’s guidelines while being witness, and to a large degree participant in the team’s evolution into what it is nowadays.
The rider from Madrid has not given up racing year after year, with unbeatable reliability as he has proven with his streak of finish lines reached in the Dakars he has raced: four out of four. Never crashes, persistent and and a great navigator, Antonio has been the perfect support for the structure, and his work and effort have been essential in the achieving of Gerard Farrés’ third place in the latest edition.
His upcoming future requires his full dedication in a new business adventure, which has forced him to give up racing temporally to put all his effort into this new professional path.
The whole team pays tribute to this great rider and wishes him nothing but success in this new stage which is starting, grateful for his dedication, proffesionalism and virtue along these last years in the HIMOINSA Team.
Antonio Gimeno (@antoniogimeno_):“These have been some incredible years within the team. I have always felt very comfortable and at home, the HIMOINSA family has always supported me so much and we have enjoyed every race we have taken part of. It has been a beautiful experience to push this project from the beginning, and having arrived to where we are currently in Dakar. Now it’s time to take a break to focus on new projects and challenges for which I am eager and which require my full dedication. Motorcycles are my life, and I will not stop enjoying them, and who knows, maybe in the future I will consider returning to competition. I thank Miguel, my teammates, the mechanics and all the staff who are always behind the scenes for how they have treated me, we are a big family and that shows. And of course, thank you to the fans who have pushed me in every race and through social networks, I have felt very loved.”
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