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Our OnLine Store is now available! Enjoying our official equipment is only one click away!

We are delighted to be launching our own online store, where you will find the official HIMOINSA Team Dakar attire, as well as a catalog filled with gifts and team related merchandise.

We want to share with all our followers the clothing chosen by the HIMOINSA Team riders. They all use this attire throughout the whole season and, of course, during the two weeks of Dakar. Tested in the toughest of conditions, the garments are manufactured with the best quality and are available in a wide range of sizes, both for men and women. Take a look at the official T-shirts and polos, as well as the hoodies and sneakers with the Team’s characteristic Red color.

Click on the following link to access the store: http://www.himoinsateam.com/shop/

Also, browse the gifts on offer for you and your friends: Key chains, Lanyards, Bandanas… racing details for the most adventurous. 

Don’t forget to visit this new space in our website, and stay tuned for giveaways and promotions which we will announce on our Social Networks. 

Here you can find some pictures of our merchandising! Detailed photos of our products at our official Flickr account: On-Line Catalog

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Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

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Presenting 2018 Dakar: HIMOINSA Racing Team starts its engines

   The HIMOINSA Racing Team was present in the launch of Rally Dakar’s 40th edition, which took place in Barcelona.

   “Dakar’s Red Army” confirms its presence on the starting line of such a special edition with more ambition than ever after Gerard Farrés’ third place finish in 2017.

   Marc Coma has revealed the details of a race whose itinerary will live up to the expectations.

 

The 40th Edition of Dakar was presented today in Barcelona city. This annual meeting, framed within the “Dakar World Tour” by the organization, serves as a meeting point for all the Spanish competitors year after year. Despite having been brought forward a few weeks from the usual dates, still present was 2017’s third place finisher Gerard Farrés, joined by his teammates Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras, Rosa Romero and his team leader, Miguel Puertas. Absent due to personal reasons were Antonio Gimeno and Antonio Ramos, making up the rest of the team.

A few days ago the full itinerary of the next South American event was released, with Perú’s comeback and Paraguay’s exit as the main novelties. As of today, it was Marc Coma who emphasized on these details for the new edition of the race: 3 countries (Perú, Bolivia and Argentina), 3 legendary cities (Lima will host the start, La Paz the rest day and Córdoba the finish line), 14 days of competition, 1  marathon stage and 3 loop stages; the basic ingredients for a race which celebrates its birthday in better shape than ever.

As for the stages, five of them will run through Peruvian territory (the start will take place in Lima), four in Bolivia (with the rest day in its capital, La Paz) and five in Argentina, with the finish line in Córdoba.

The HIMOINSA Racing Team will be lined up at the start of this new edition on January the 6th, keeping up its ambitions of battling against the great official structures. After 40 years of adventures and challenges in Dakar, the HIMOINSA Team is already part of its history.

Gerard Farrés: “This meeting in Barcelona is always magical for me: the race companions, the new itinerary… it marks the real starting point towards next year. Marc has told us the details and it is a pity to leave Paraguay, its people are amazing and we all have great memories of that country. On the other hand, going back to Perú is great news. Also those first stages with so much sand will be good for us, it will be a demanding route from the start and I really like that. This year we are working really hard and will do many races to arrive to Lima in the best shape. It will be a spectacular year!”

Miguel Puertas: “We have been working since we got back from Dakar and we have set up a very complete season, training from the very first day. We are completing a calendar of races which will start at the coming Merzouga Rally, and which also contemplates training sessions and races in Morocco and some events in South America. We try to get better every year and that translates into the team’s great results. Gerard’s podium was historical and we are ambitious for next year. Iván Cervantes will spend the whole year working 100% focused on Rally, and that is great news for the whole team. The rest of the riders and team personnel are also plethoric and eager to attack this new season.”

 

DAKAR 2018 STAGES

Stage 1: Lima – Pisco – January 6th

Stage 2: Pisco – Pisco – January 7th

Stage 3: Pisco – Marcona – January 8th

Stage 4: Marcona – Marcona – January 9th

Stage 5: Marcona – Arequipa – January 10th

Stage 6: Arequipa – La Paz – January 11th

Rest Day La Paz – January 12th

Stage 7: La Paz – Uyuni – January 13th

Stage 8: Uyuni – Tupiza – January 14th

Stage 9: Tupiza – Salta – January 15th

Stage 10: Salta – Belén – January 16th

Stage 11: Belén – Chilecito – January 17th

Stage 12: Chilecito – San Juan – January 18th

Stage 13: San Juan – Córdoba – January 19th

Stage 14: Córdoba – Córdoba – January 20th

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About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

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2018 DAKAR is coming: a new challenge begins for the HIMOINSA Team

The challenge is here: the 2018 Dakar has been launched today . This morning has been presented in Paris one of the most special editions of the race. Nothing less than 40 years of adventures and challenges that are already part of the history of HIMOINSA Team.

ASO, organizer of the event, featured the keys of this significant edition: 3 countries (Peru, Bolivia and Argentina), 3 emblematic cities (Lima will host the departure, rest day at La Paz with the finish line placed in Cordoba), 14 days of competition, 1  marathon stage and 3 stages in loop. Basic ingredients for a great race.

The sand returns to be the main character, this time from the beginning of the race being present in the first 5 stages that will be raced in Peru. From there the caravan will ascend to the Bolivian plateau,  to enter finally in Argentina with the last stages heading Cordoba.

The HIMOINSA Team faces this new edition full of energy and enthusiasm after the historic third place of the 2017 edition, taking even further their ability to fulfill dreams, surpassing edition after edition.

 

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Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

 

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2017 DAKAR Best Moments in our Flickr

Do not miss the best moments of the 2017 Dakar available on the album “Best Moments” from our Flickr. Enjoy the selection of the most impressive images of this historic edition for the HIMOINSA Racing Team.

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Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

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HIMOINSA Racing Team will take part in the 2017 Merzouga Rally

· The team will be back on track for the prestigious Merzouga Rally after its historical achievement in Dakar 2017.

· The red squad will be represented in this edition by three of its riders: Gerard Farrés, Iván Cervantes and Dani Oliveras.

· The event, part of the Dakar Series, will take place from the 7th to the 12th of May in Morocco. 

Barely one month after finishing Rally Dakar 2017 with the historical third place finish achieved by Gerard Farrés, the HIMOINSA Racing Team starts to unveil its racing program in Rally Raid for this coming 2017 season. After a few days of well deserved rest, the team gets back to its usual activity with its sights already set on Dakar 2018 and the objective of continuing to improve on its excellent results in the South American race. 

The season promises to be packed with activity and Dakar’s “Red Army” has confirmed its assistance to the 2017 Merzouga Rally. This event has transformed into one of the most important races of the year and a great opportunity to work on new solutions towards Dakar 2018 from the start of the season. The big presence of sand, its demanding navigation and a Dakar style format from being part of the Dakar Series will allow the HIMOINSA Team to kick off their Raid activity in the best possible conditions.

For this edition the Murcian team increases its presence from last year going from one rider to three in the race, this time listing up Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras and Gerard Farrés, who will attempt to improve on his excellent 4th place finish from 2016. Very motivated by their success in Dakar, the team is incredibly excited to get back to competition and with their aspirations set on fighting for the top step of the podium.

In the technical department, the red squad will line up with three of its KTM 450 Rally with the objective of trying new improvements in a very Dakar resembling itinerary.

The race will take place from the 7th to the 12th of May in 2017 in the surroundings of Erfoud, and will consist of six stages and a mainly off-piste itinerary, a marathon stage, and tons of sand which will be enjoyed by the whole HIMOINSA Team in their return to the desert.

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Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centers in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and eleven commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.

Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

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The CSD celebrates Gerard Farrés’ podium in Dakar 2017

  • The Sports General Director, Jaime González Castaño, hosted the HIMOINSA Racing Team rider along with the team director, Miguel Puertas

The National Sports Council (CSD) hosted Gerard Farrés for a visit this morning, the Spanish rider from the HIMOINSA Racing Team has achieved a third place finish in the toughest race in the world: Dakar.

Jaime González Castaño, Sports General Director, was in charge of welcoming the Manlleu native and took advantage of the occasion to congratulate the rider and to emphasize on this great moment in Spanish motorcycling: “Our compromise is that we are all part of a team and thus the Spanish athletes’ success is assumed as our own success. Spain is a worldwide powerhouse in motorcycling. In every discipline we have World Champions who have who have taken the reins from previous generations. You are our best ambassadors”, he commented.

Gerard Farrés, on his behalf, thanked his main sponsor, HIMOINSA, for the oportunity they gave him to achieve this podium and commented about the great toughness of the event: “It has been one of the toughest Dakars in the last 10 years especially due to the challenging navigation. Keeping calm and making the right decisions was paramount. The cancellation of two stages which suited our strong points was detrimental for us, but that’s how Dakar works”, he explained.

The HIMOINSA Racing Team director, Miguel Puertas, also had some words of gratitude towards the CSD: “We have always wanted to portray that a 100% Spanish team with such limitations can perform at the highest level with hope, hard work, effort and team spirit, and we were able to convey these values in sport through such a tough race as Dakar. Values that are also conveyed here at the CSD”.

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About HIMOINSA:

Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centers in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and eleven commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.

Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

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Gerard Farrés: “It takes an incredible amount of speed to beat the factory teams”

 DAKAR 2017 – FINAL

  •  The Spanish rider reflects on his road to third position in Dakar 2017, his best result in the race and an absolute success for the HIMOINSA Racing Team
  • “In Dakar, regularity is vital, it is won day by day”, commented the Manlleu native.

Buenos Aires (Argentina). Gerard Farrés took home the third position of the Dakar 2017 podium after finishing a flawless race during which he defeated over a dozen factory bikes.

With this podium finish, the HIMOINSA Racing Team harvests its best result in the second year as a team in Dakar, presenting itself as a candidate to be among the favorites in 2018.

Gerard Farrés: third place overall in the motorcycle category.

Question. What was the key to your best result in Dakar so far?

Answer. The biggest thing was sitting in fifth place after finishing the first week, which gave us the opportunity to work towards big objectives. Nevertheless, during the second week we were constantly at risk of everything going south on us. The border between success and failure is incredibly narrow. So, being consistent was the main key towards this result, as well as the crucial teamwork from all my teammates during the whole rally, but especially in these final stages.

  1. How were you able to withstand the pressure in the decisive days?
  2. Ideally, you want to find a point where you are hard on the gas but comfortable and not taking unnecessary risks. Here the main aspect is being competitive, and this means thinking before acting, not racing mindlessly and, above all, racing stage by stage. Knowing that there is a stage every day, and only worrying about the present. In doing so we found a great motivation, because each day was a small but huge reward which enabled us to tackle the next stage with more optimism than pressure. Nevertheless, with the bike we have fighting against the best, required holding an incredible pace, as it was visible in the final stage, for example.
  3. Would you change anything from these two weeks?
  4. There is always room for improvement, and in this race everybody makes mistakes, but our team is excellent at this, because we are constantly learning from each other. However, keeping in mind that this is Dakar and we are spending eight to ten hours on the bike every day for two weeks, the possibility of making mistakes is always there. What matters is that in this team we all work together to avoid them.
  5. What sequels has such a tough Dakar left on you?
  6. In that sense we have also been quite fortunate and we have done things profficiently. I have only had a couple of crashes and they were at very low speeds, which shows that we have raced with a cold head, without surpassing our capabilities but staying in the fight with the best. The only harm for me at the moment is a small infection in my right hand from hitting some plant in the last stage. My hand has swollen quite a bit but it is nothing serious. As for the bike, I have to say that since the second stage, when we had out biggest issue, we have not had any serious troubles and whatever issues we have had (with the navigation devices) we have been able to solve.
  7. How do you recall the moment when you climbed onto the podium?
  8. A. Mainly you feel filled with happiness from having finished the race and being surrounded by your team after going through so much hard work. Then you start thinking how much it took you to make it to where you are, how much I have fought personally and the sacrifices my family has made. Then you really do feel happy. It is a very special feeling.
  9. When will you start thinking about 2018?
  10. I will try to keep it off my mind for at least the next two weeks. It will be hard because we are so driven that we cannot stop thinking about it, but we have to. This race puts you through so much suffering that you need to disconnect for a few days, clear your mind and rest your body. When you recover you are then eager to get started on the preparation for next year.

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About HIMOINSA:

Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centers in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and eleven commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.

Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

 

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

 

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GERARD FARRÉS, ON THE 2017 DAKAR PODIUM

STAGE: 12 – RIO CUARTO – BUENOS AIRES (786 KM SPECIAL 64 KM)

  • The Manlleu native held his own in a nail biting final stage in which he tied with his oponent.
  • The HIMOINSA Racing Team is once again crowned as the best Spanish team in the World’s toughest race.

Buenos Aires (Argentina)-. Shedding tears of joy and hugged by his teammates, Gerard Farrés could not hide his emotions while through his mind went many years of hard preparation in search of his objective: “I have no words to explain how this feels, all the memories of ten years of Dakar Racing, of hard work, from when I was nobody or riding for “Chaleco”…Wow!  I’m just delighted, I owe this to this awesome team I am a part of, to these guys (hugging Gimeno, Oliveras, Romero, Ramos and Cervantes), who have given me everything to make it to where we are”.

Farrés and Van Beveren took care of putting on the final show in Dakar 2017. The third position on the Buenos Aires podium depended on just a few seconds and only 63 kilometres of fast tracks, two great riders would give everything to see who would take home the glory. So close was the fight, that after the whole special, their time was exactly the same and they both tied for first place in the stage, which goes to show that they left nothing on the table. The HIMOINSA Racing Team supported Gerard during the whole special, placing his assistants Dani Oliveras and Antonio Gimeno at the different checkpoints to cheer him on and inform him about time differences and assist him in case of any problems. “It was a great reward for all of our work, it was a very tough Dakar, with a lot of suffering, but this is well worth it all.” Commented Antonio Gimeno, who completes yet another Dakar and does so in a meritory 23rd position.

The Himoinsa Racing Team, undoubtedly the best private team in the world as well as the best Spanish squad, stood out from the rest once again in this Dakar 2017. Last year they reached a milestone by getting all their components to the finish line of the world’s hardest challenge, although this year it was not possible due to unfortunate mechanicals which took down two of their riders; experienced Antonio Ramos due to electrical issues and multiple time enduro World Champion, Iván Cervantes, due to breaking a wheel; nevertheless, the Murcian team has once again put the icing on the cake for the Spanish fans with a podium in reward for the hard work and team spirit of an exemplary structure. As well as Farrés with his third place and Gimeno’s solid finish, Dani Oliveras landed his best result ever in the rally, finishing within the top twenty and proving himself as one of the revelations in the race. Rosa Romero also surprised everybody with yet another Dakar completion, overcoming all the difficulties and setbacks without her companion since the second stage, proving that an amateur woman, with a great fighting attitude, can strive towards such a great accomplishment.

“Fighting Together” was the Red Army’s war song for this race, a motto which is summed up in the collective hug at the end of the race and in Farrés’ statement moments before setting off on the last liaison towards the Argentinian capital and that elusive and well deserved podium: “This is not an individual achievement, this is for all of us. Now I remember all the sponsors who helped me when I was nobody, my family, my friends and this huge team, private, but with endless ambitions, in which everybody does their best at their jobs in this incredible race called Dakar”.

Congratulations Gerard, you earned your glory!

 

STAGE

2nd Farrés 0:00 behind

81st Romero 18:45 behind

85th Oliveras 21:00 behind

90th Gimeno 26:09 behind

 

GENERAL

3rd Farrés 35:40 behind

19th Oliveras 3:59:57 behind

23rd Gimeno 4:39:15 behind

80th Romero 18:51:48 behind

 

 

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About HIMOINSA:

Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centers in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and eleven commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.

Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

 

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

 

 

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A highly demanded podium

 STAGE 11 – SAN JUAN – RIO CUARTO (759 KM)

  •  Twelve seconds are currently separating Gerard Farrés from third place in Buenos Aires.
  • Dakar 2017 shows no mercy to Iván Cervantes, who withdraws due to mechanical issues in the penultimate stage.

Río Cuarto (Argentina).- The toughest race in the world, wandering across a whole continent covering six thousand kilometres in two weeks and overcoming all sorts of physical and climatological obstacles, could be decided in the final straight. The final stage, which is usually reserved as a tribute to the heroic survivors of Dakar, will still have undecided positions at the front of the race. The times are really tight and regarding the bikes, podium contenders will have to fight to the finish line.

An easy 64 kilometre long special with barely any complications will be the deciding factor between Walkner, Van Beveren and Gerard Farrés, the three contenders to stand beside Sam Sunderland on the podium in Buenos Aires. The Himoinsa Racing Team leader made his start from San Juan in third position, but in a hard fight against the clock, and despite riding a great stage (finishing fourth), he could not prevent French Van beveren from gaining back the three minutes which kept them apart  at the start. Their pace across the fast tracks of the Cordoba province was so fast that they even significantly reduced their gap to the second rider in the overall, Mattias Walkner. Farrés, despite being set back to the fourth position, was satisfied with the job done: “It was a very fast stage, with no time to rest and on the gas the whole time; I did everything I could and it still was not enough. We thought by this point it would be all decided, but we were wrong, tomorrow we will have to keep fighting until the last moment, it won’t be easy but we will give it our best shot.” In the final special, he will attempt to claw back the twelve seconds to Van Beveren, or even the four minutes and thirteen seconds separating him from second placed Walkner.

Farrés was also unhappy when he was told about his teammate Iván Cervantes’ withdrawal. Our country’s best enduro rider ever saw his race fall to pieces in a devastating way, in the penultimate stage and right after proving that he can be among the best in raids. Cervantes was again fighting at the top, he was sixth and only two minutes behind the leader, when he crashed and unfortunately destroyed one of his KTM’s wheels. Antonio Gimeno came to his rescue, but this only confirmed that the reparation was not possible and the race was over for “Torito”. Quintanilla, Brabec, De Soultrait… yet another front runner has to withdraw in the rally’s last moments.
Gimeno and Oliveras, despite losing some time to help their teammate, pushed on in their attempt to reach the Buenos Aires finish line among the 25 best. And of course, let’s not forget about the team’s most corageous component, Rosa Romero, who is about to set a new accomplishment by completing a new edition of this race of super athletes. The glory of the podium is waiting for all of them in Buenos aires, although it didn’t come easily.

STAGE

4th Farrés 6:04 behind

25th Oliveras 32:59 behind

30th Gimeno 39:09 behind

OVERALL

4th Farrés 37:22 behind

19th Oliveras 3:50:09 behind

2nd Gimeno 4:14:48 behind

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Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centers in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and eleven commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.

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About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

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Farrés storms onto the podium

  • The storm after the tempest, the tenth stage in Dakar 2017 shakes up the classification and boosts the  HIMOINSA Racing Team.

 

San Juan (Argentina).- There were plenty of complaints from some riders about the cancellation of the two stages which were shut down due to the weather conditions, which showed no mercy for the South American continent. Specifically, the supression of Wednesday’s king stage seemed to dumb down the race excessively and play into the hands of faster bikes and riders over expert navigators. Nevertheless, the tenth stage between Chilecito and San Juan was filled with difficulties which would cause the biggest upset in the standings so far, taking down some of the favourites, such as Quintanilla (forced to withdraw due to illness), De Soultrait (navigation issues) and would put Van Beveren against the ropes, fuelling the HIMOINSA Racing Team’s expectations as well as their leader’s Gerard Farrés, who took advantage of the situation with his usual consistency, improving his position in the overall classification. He finishes the day in 3rd position with two days left to arrive to Buenos Aires.

The first part of the special was deadly for the front runners as the great majority of them made mistakes in their navigation which made them lose “buckets” of minutes. This served as an opportunity to gain time back for the back runners of the rankings as well as for Gerard Farrés to regain his chances of a podium. The Manresan also struggled at times with the navigation and had issues with his iritrack along the whole stage, compromising the lecture of his passing through the checkpoints, but in the end he stayed consistent and profitted from the circumstances.

However, it wasn’t just Farrés fishing in troubled waters, as the whole team managed a great performance, especially Iván Cervantes, who got his confidence back and even fought for the stage win during the most technical areas at the start of the special. Finally, the Cambrils native finished the stage in seventh position, sneaking into the top ten.

Antonio Gimeno and Dani Oliveras made yet another statement of their skill in complicated situations, managing to mix it up with the best in this messy stage, enabling them to climb even further in the standings.

Gerard Farrés: “It was a very varied stage, with different kinds of terrain and truly complicated, really tough. Conscious of the chaos around me, I decided to go full speed in the second sector to attempt to regain as much time as possible, and it went well. Already third overall today and tomorrow’s battle with Van Beveren will be really hard, as only three minutes separate us. We must give it all we have and try to ride another solid stage to keep climbing in the standings.”

Iván Cervantes: “Today I was able to ride comfortably, making no mistakes and finally finding that good feeling I have been looking for. I am very satisfied with this stage result and also really happy for Gerard, who is killing it. Only two days left and the whole team is over the moon, tomorrow we will leave nothing on the table.”

STAGE

7th Cervantes 08:10 behind
14th Farrés 22:20 behind
19th Gimeno 47:57 behind
27th Oliveras, 1:08:46 behind

OVERALL

3rd Farrés 38:43 behind
16th Cervantes 2:22:04 behind
21st Oliveras 3:24:35 behing
25th Gimeno 3:43:04 behind

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About HIMOINSA:

Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centers in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and eleven commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. With more than 1.000 employees, the company has supplied electricity-generating devices and lighting towers to important international projects across all five continents.

Website: http://www.himoinsa.com/

 

About YANMAR:

Yanmar is a Japan-headquartered manufacturer with a sales and service network operating in over  130 countries.

A pioneer in the production of diesel engines, Yanmar also manufactures agricultural and construction machinery, energy systems, marine products and components. With a global turnover of 655 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the organization employs over 17,000 people worldwide

Website: http://www.yanmar.com