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Antonio Gimeno and HIMOINSA Racing Team part ways

  • 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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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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HIMOINSA Team, second in the sand labyrinth of Merzouga Rally

  • Gerard Farrés, after achieving a stage victory, keeps his successful streak going as he finishes the rally in second position after a hard fight with  Xavier De Soultrait.
  • With all the HIMOINSA Team riders across the finish line, Iván Cervantes finished in an excellent 8th position and Dani Oliveras was 13th after the hell of Erfoud.

 

Spectacular is the word that best defines Merzouga Rally´s last stage: the “Grand Prix des dunes” is a show in the form of a crazy circuit through sand dunes, topped off with a mass start which gave goosebumps to every spectator in attendance. To arrive there, six intense stages in which the HIMOINSA Team has shined once again with Gerard Farrés, Iván Cervantes and Dani Oliveras fighting every day against the sand labyrinth which was prepared for this round of the Dakar Series.

The race started six days ago, with a very busy first day: prologue, practice and first stage all in the same day. With a conservative mindset, the three riders placed themselves within the top ten overall, an unbeatable start to the rally which held up on day two, with Farrés strongly positioned in second place overall.

The strategy changed on the third stage, where Gerard made an attack and got his first stage win, cementing his second position in the overall standings, four minutes behind french De Soultrait. A great day as well for Oliveras, who crossed the finish line in fifth position. The day finished with an impressive sandstorm which hampered the assistance’s bike maintenance jobs.

The following day, the riders would tackle the Rally’s main course: the marathon stage, which would prove crucial towards the unfolding of the race. Two days separated by a remote bivouac with no assistance in the middle of the desert. Undoubtedly, the strategy was to avoid any mistakes and to take care of the bikes mechanically to get through the almost 500km unharmed. Uneven luck for the HIMOINSA Team riders, with Gerard Farrés suffering from gearbox issues and Dani Oliveras who ended up paying up a handful of minutes due to a costly navigation mistake. Once more, meteorological conditions were nothing short of extreme, and the wind in the desert provided for a rough night in all the rider’s tents in the improvised bivouac.

The final day, a true party, gave no opportunities to improve on their respective positions in the barely 50km of itinerary. A Rally very much to the liking of the HIMOINSA Team riders, with varied stages, complicated navigation, and of course, the ruthless sand dunes which have made their appearance every day of the race. A great performance by the team, with all its riders across the finish line and a great job done in the season kickoff.

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “The win has escaped us one more year, but I am very happy with the work we have done. Finishing second in a race this tough is great news, and it keeps us near the top after Dakar’s third place. Strategy was very important, keeping rivals under control at all times and studying our options day by day. We decided to attack in the third stage and ended up getting the stage win. The marathon stage was the key to this edition, and we were fighting very hard with De Soultrait and Caimi, but an issue with the gearbox made me lose a few precious minutes which I was unable to make up in the final day. I am very happy with the whole team’s effort and I think we are on the right track towards this oncoming season.”

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): “It has been a fantastic race. We have worked hard on the sand and I am especially happy with my navigation. It is true that I have made some mistakes which have cost me some minutes and that has dragged me down in the standings, but we have surely made another step forward, I felt very comfortable with the navigation and the results got better day by day, finishing in eight place overall. We have been able to test a lot of settings on the bikes and the team has worked like clockwork. I am content wit the last day’s third place, fighting hand in hand with all the riders, it was really fun!”

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “The previous weeks of training we had before starting Merzouga were one of the keys to achieving this result as a team. We had good speed on the bike and that has showed from the first stage. There were lots of navigation traps which we have gotten through well but which have been very demanding and have forced us to keep our focus. The third stage went perfect and without mistakes in the navigation, which took me to a fifth place stage finish, which gave me a lot of confidence. On the negative side, a mistake in a Way Point on stage 4 cost me almost 50 minutes and proved that you must stay focused at all costs during a race like this. The KTM has worked flawlessly and we have very good sensations, we have done a good job.”

 

MERZOUGA RALLY 2017 OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

1º Xavier De Soultrait 14:54:36

2º Gerard Farrés +13:07

3º Franco Caimi + 22:31

8º Iván Cervantes +01:30:01

13º Dani Oliveras +02:12:13

 

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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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Round one to HIMOINSA Racing Team: Merzouga Rally

  • The HIMOINSA Racing Team is back on track for the prestigious 2017 Merzouga Rally after its historical podium in Dakar.
  • Gerard Farrés, Iván Cervantes and Dani Oliveras will represent the team in the season’s first event.
  • The race will develop from May the 7th to the 12th with 6 stages characterised by sand and navigation.

 

Returning to the desert is always great news for the HIMOINSA Team. This weekend, the red KTMs of the Murcian team will roar again in the prestigious Merzouga Rally which will take place in Morocco from the 7th to the 12th of May. This legendary race marks the start of the 2017 season for the team after Gerard Farrés’ podium finish in the past Dakar. A third place which still tastes like glory and gives the team wings to battle for the win in Merzouga.

The action will start on Sunday the 7th with a very complete day in which riders will get their day rolling with the classic “free practice” offered by the organiser, followed by the prologue and the first stage of competition. A good appetizer for what they will face during the next five days throughout more than 1200km of racing. As usual, sand and navigation will be the keys of this race located around Erfoud, which will include a Marathon stage and a bivouac in the middle of the desert. To cap it all off, the classic “Grand Prix des dunes” where the riders will tackle the last stage riding simultaneously through a complicated sand itinerary.

For this occassion, the HIMOINSA Team will line up with three of their riders in this race: Gerard Farrés, Iván cervantes and Dani Oliveras will represent the “Red Army” which will battle against 85 riders for the glory in Merzouga. After an intense training programme during the past few weeks in Morocco, the team is highly motivated to face this first challenge of the year.

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “We are back racing! After a brief break since Dakar finished, the whole team got back to work immediately to keep improving on the weaknesses we detected. The past few weeks we have been in Morocco training and testing new equipment for the bikes, and we have really enjoyed ourselves. Now it’s time to focus back on racing and giving it our best effort, although we are aware that there is a very high level in this race, and of  the toughness that the six days will entail. Last year I finished fourth after an incredibly tough rally. I remember crossing the finish line with an injured hand and very exhausted physically, so we will not hold back to try to improve on our result.”

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): “This will be my first Merzouga Rally and I am impatient to get things started. This year I will focus 100% on rallyes, and kicking off the season so early gives me a lot of time to improve. After the kilometres of training we have been racking up these past months, starting with such a similar race to Dakar I think is key to a good preparation. The team is getting really involved and at this stage in the year we have already rode lots of kilometres in the sand, testing the bikes and working extremely hard on navigation. I hope to ride a good race and above all, enjoy this new challenge.”

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “This is my second Merzouga rally after our participation in 2015. I feel really comfortable with the dunes and the navigation, so I am very motivated. I was really pleased with how I finished Dakar, and I start this season with a lot of energy and looking forward to improving and bringing success to the HIMOINSA Racing Team. We have planned a very complete season with several training sessions and especially lots of racing, so I think there couldn’t be a better start than this competition in the desert.”

Presented as a stepping stone towards Dakar for new participants, Merzouga rally is really a master in dune riding and navigation in the unforgiving moroccan desert, which will surely live up to the expectations.

 

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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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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

See you at Dakar 2018!


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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