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Dani Oliveras claims the third step of the podium at the 2017 Panafrica Rally

  • Oliveras ranked third after a long rally with faultless navigation.
  • Rosa Romero takes the win in the women’s category, defending her title in this Rally.
  • Marc Solà ends up in 6th and Iván Cervantes in 8th, completing the Murcian team’s great performance, with all their riders across the finish line.

 

HIMOINSA Team continues its progress towards 2018 Dakar with a steady pace. A little under 100 days to the start of the most important event of the season, the team has raced an excellent Panafrica Rally which has provided all the necessary ingredients to fine tune riders and machines. As expected, the Rally did not disappoint, with tons of sand and, above all, very complicated navigation which brought out the best from the red squad.

Very complete specials, with some very fast sections, some more technical parts, dunes, lots of sand and a demanding marathon stage after the second day. These have been the challenges along the 1300km of racing which the HIMOINSA Team riders have completed. A very productive race for all riders, who were not disappointed.

Already in the prologue Dani Oliveras showed his intentions, with a third place in the 60km special, keeping a conservative pace during the first stages until the fourth, where he attacked and finished second to slip into third place overall, a position which he would stay in until yesterday´s finish. A fast and very strategic rider, who has been able to demonstrate all his potential in this Rally.

Rosa Romero was spectacular, first in women and 21st in the overall, faced some rough days off the start due to physical discomfort which she was suffering from a crash previous to the race. She started with issues with the rear tank in the second day, the first of the marathon stage, but was able to persevere and continued improving day to day and climbing positions with impeccable navigation, the key to her success in this edition.

Ivan Cervantes, 8th across the line, readapting to his KTM Rally after his collarbone injury. With some suspension problems in the fourth stage which delayed him in the overall, he finished the rally with very good feelings after doing a great job in the navigation section. Riding with him almost the entire race, Marc Solà also stayed in the Top 10 throughout the rally, disputing a clean and uncomplicated race, racking up the kilometers on his KTM in the demanding Moroccan sand.

From here on, the HIMOINSA Team is at full power with just over three months left until Dakar Rally 2018 with great enthusiasm and committed to fight to improve on last year’s podium.

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “I am delighted with this result. I tackled the race as a training session and this third place gives me a lot of confidence. I started slow and day by day I was catching up to my rivals and riding with more confidence and speed. Today I have been able to lead the pack for a while, which is very positive for me as it is my first time. The truth is that I have taken it safe and I am very satisfied. I know I can give more and keep improving because I have had a couple of days with issues, problems with the navigation instruments in stage one and a way point in a radar which was very confusing in the third stage, which cost me quite a bit. I think we have shown that all the training work we have done is paying off. I want to thank the team for everybody’s effort, it is a joint effort and I want to thank everyone.”

Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “It was an awesome race, very beautiful. I rode at my own pace, away from the edge and taking care of navigation, with a very cold head. In my case I raced on the KTM Enduro, and in the fast areas it was a little short and unstable but it made up for that in the dunes, so it was a good compromise. The only mistake I made was in the last stage, not finding the refueling where Roadbook indicated due to slip of the Organization. I had to slow down the pace and in the end Txomin Arana and Hernan Samaniego gave me some fuel to finish, which I really appreciated. In spite of everything I have enjoyed myself a lot in the dunes, I have had a wonderful time. The truth is I really wanted to race here and I’m really happy, it’s been a great race. “

Marc Solà (@marcsola34): “I have been improving every day, I have felt very strong and this is very positive for me. The navigation has been especially complicated, I made some mistakes that I can learn a lot from, although I have also managed to gain speed day by day and that gives me a lot of security. I really liked the specials, some very fast ones too! The only negative point I had was in the marathon stage, with a brake problem that slowed me down that day, but I’m happy for all the work done. Now we are going to train a few more days to continue polishing the small flaws we detected. I am so grateful for the HIMOINSA Team for this opportunity, this is the first time I have worked with the complete team and I am very satisfied.”

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25):  “I’m happy with this Panafrica, which for me has been a very positive test for Dakar. We came with the idea of ​​finishing without mistakes, which meant not crashing and compromising the next months. We made other mistakes, with some navigation issues and some mechanical problems, but I am staying positive because after almost two months off the bike the pace was obviously not there, but I did recover that great feeling on the KTM. It has been a very demanding and varied race, and we have overcome it without excessive problems. I am delighted with the team, they are very competitive professionals and we complement each other very well, with Miguel at the front providing all his experience. “

 

2017 RALLY PANAFRICA OVERALL RANKING:

1st Joan Pedrero García

2nd Adrien Metge Bresil

3rd Daniel Oliveras Carreras 13:42:59

6th Marc Solà Terradellas 14:06:04

8 th Iván Cervantes Montero 14:16:56

21st Rosa Romero Font 17:53:15

 

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HIMOINSA Team sets its sights on Morocco’s Panafrica 2017

 

 

  • HIMOINSA Racing Team shows up to the African race with Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras, Rosa Romero and Marc Solà.
  • Gerard Farrés finally decides to withdraw in order to continue with the recovery of his knee after suffering some discomfort in the Baja Inka.
  • The Panafrica Rally will be held in Morocco from September 23rd to the 30th.

 

Bareli stopping to take a breath after Inka Baja in Peru, the HIMOINSA Team sets out for Morocco to face one of the key events for the team this season: Panafrica Rally. With 6 days of competition, 2000 timed kilometres as well as plenty of sand and navigation in each stage, this race has become one of the most attractive tests to prepare for 2018 Dakar.

The spanish team travels to the Moroccan town of Erfoud with most of its structure, with the intention of testing its technical and human resources in racing conditions. Ivan Cervantes will be on the starting line, already almost recovered from his collarbone fracture from Baja Aragon, alongside Dani Oliveras, Rosa Romero and Marc Solà. The breaking news is the withdrawal of Gerard Farrés, who after participating a few days ago in the Baja Inka Paracas 1000, is forced to slow down his transition into racing to ensure a full recovery from his knee injury. The medical crew has advised the rider to slow things down and continue with his recovery away from the stress of competition after having had discomfort in Peru.

As for the racing side of things, the riders will get their first taste of Morocco on Sunday the 24th with the Prologue, followed by 5 loop stages with their start and finish line located near Hotel Xaluca, in Erfoud. An important milestone in the race will be the Marathon Stage, which will take place between the 2nd and 3rd day of racing, yet another incentive to participate in this interesting event.

After months of intense work, the HIMOINSA Racing Team enters the final stretch of its preparation for Dakar with the aim of improving on the third place obtained by Farrés in the 2017 edition.

 

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): “I am very happy to compete again after the collarbone injury. I have rode many kilometres on the bike and I feel great, with no discomfort and eager to continue training hard. I’m picking up the pace on the KTM 450 Rally and Panafrica will be perfect to get back on the race pace, fine tuning navigation and remembering the Rally routines. I really want to work with the HIMOINSA Team, this race is the beginning of the countdown to 2018 Dakar and we have to fight very hard for the next three months.

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “I arrive to Panafrica full of excitement. We have been training in Morocco for the past month and getting back to racing is very important to back up the conclusions we have come to. The last race was Merzouga Rally, and we have made a lot of progress, so we want to see where we are now. My goal is the usual for me: to race my own race, set my own pace, but giving it my best to not make any mistakes. I usually focus on it as a workout, but riding at race pace to see where we are. It will be a great rally.”

Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “This is my second participation in Panafrica and it’s a race I was looking forward to race again. For me it is a very important week because it will be a great opportunity to race on sand, through lots of dunes and plenty of navigation, which will be just what we will face in Peru at the start of Dakar, so there is no better opportunity to get ready. This year I will participate on a KTM 450 Enduro equipped with a Rallty Kit, lighter and more agile, I’m sure I’ll be very comfortable on it. Physically I am a bit bruised after a little crash last week, but I’m sure that once I start the competition I will be able to focus and attack.  

Marc Solà (@marcsola34): “For me it is the first race with navigation on the HIMOINSA team, it will be very interesting to work with my teammates on this important aspect which is decisive in Dakar. It will be my first participation in Panafrica, I have very good references of this race and lots of energy to go race. My goal is to keep learning and racking up the kilometres on the KTM, so I don’t have a result in mind but I will push as hard as I can without taking unnecessary risks. The team wants to arrive to Dakar in the best conditions as we enter the final stretch, these kilometers on sand will be crucial for all of us.”

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “We have been working very hard and we always try our best, but sometimes common sense forces us keep calm and this is one of those times. I have just returned from Peru and the truth is that I have not been at 100% in the Baja Inka. In addition, the discomfort that I have felt in the knee has encouraged us to make the decision not to compete in Panafrica to make sure that all the recovery work we have done so far will pay off. It is really frustrating because it is a race where I wanted to be with my teammates, but it is more reasonable to sit this out, so I will try to support them to the fullest and I will continue working from home to be fully recovered for Dakar. Thank you all for your encouragement, and we will be back to twisting the throttle when I’m back at 100%.”

 

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Gerard Farrés overcomes the Baja Inka Paracas 1000 challenge

  • Gerard fulfils his objectives in Peru, surpassing a very demanding Inka Baja which was proposed as a training session to continue his knee’s road to recovery.
  • The HIMOINSA Team makes the most of this key terrain towards 2018 Dakar.
  • Loyal to his sportsmanship, Gerard stopped in the third stage to help Nacho Cornejo, yet another example of Fair Play by Farreti.

 

Objective fulfilled. Gerard Farrés travelled to Paracas with a triple mission for the 2017 Baja Inka: to get back into racing after his knee injury from the Greek Hellas Rally, to cover some valuable kilometers in the the Ica desert, which will be the stage of the upcoming Dakar Rally 2018 and, above all, keeping everything under control and avoiding unnecessary risks that could put a stop to the recovery process. A very conservative approach that has paid off, finishing the competition without incidents and with very good sensations on the bike as well as gaining some valuable experience in the ruthless dunes of Peru.

The competition set off last Thursday with a short timed stage, just 55km long, where Gerard grabbed a discreet 13th place in his first contact with the sand of Ica. The two central stages were the true test for all competitors, with 389km and 386km respectively, which proved the real toughness of this territory: tons of sand, majestic dunes and demanding navigation which required maximum focus. In this category, more favorable for him, Gerard maintained his cautious approach and was completed the stages without problems, stopping in the 3rd special to help Nacho Cornejo, escorting him to the finish after he had ran out of gas. A new episode of solidarity from the Manlleu native, his own personal trademark.

In yesterday´s racing, the event finished with a final stage of 135km, in which Gerard came through to a 9th overall final position in a Baja which directs him immediately to his next competition, the Panafrica Rally, to be held in Morocco from September  23 to 30 and where Farrés and the rest of the HIMOINSA Team will be present.

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “It was a great success to be able to come here, we took a lot of very positive things for the next three months of preparation towards 2018 Dakar. I rode comfortably and without forcing the pace, controlling the gas! I can tell that I have physical work to do until I am back to the shape I was in back in May when I suffered the injury, I am certainly not at my highest level yet, although we are surely on the right track.

The goal was to avoid risks, which explains the discreet result obtained on this occasion. We are very happy to have been here, it has been a great race with a very demanding course, a lot of sand and a lot of navigation. I have been reunited with the KTM 450 Rally, which has worked perfectly and on which I have relived the thrill of riding in the desert, which is always very rewarding. Now we travel almost directly to Panafrica, where we will continue working to be in the best conditions in January.”

 

BAJA INKA PARACAS 1000 OVERALL CLASSIFICATION (Provisional):

1st Paulo Gonçalves 09:54:43

2nd Adrien Van Beveren 09:55:03

3rd Kevin Max Benavides 09:57:17

9th Gerard Farrés 11:08:02

 

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Gerard Farrés returns to competition at Baja Inka Paracas 1000

 

 

  • The rider is back on the racing calendar after his knee injury from Hellas Rally.
  • It will be his first participation in this event, the most important of the Peruvian Cross Country calendar.
  • The Baja Inka will be held from September 13 to 18 in Paracas (Peru).

 

HIMOINSA Team returns to Peru. Absent from the team’s racing calendar since 2013, this year the red squad returns to the Andean country to participate in the 2017 Baja Inka for the first time with its best rider, Gerard Farrés, who returns to competition after an injury to his meniscus at the Hellas Rally in late May.

Farrés, who was unable to participate in Baja Spain alongside his teammates, faces this competition as part of his physical recovery, with the intention of regaining the feeling on his KTM 450 Rally and, at the same time, ride on the sand of the Peruvian desert. Weeks of physical work and the first kilometers on the bike in Morocco have allowed Farrés to get back in shape, which has led the team to sign him up for this event.

The Baja Inka is the most important Offroad competition in Peru and will consist of 4 stages and a total of 1000km along the dunes of Ica, with almost 800 of them being timed. The race’s headquarters will be established in the city of Paracas, about 270km south of Lima, where the departure and arrival ceremonies will be held for the 23 participants in the motorcycles category.

The event, known as “The South American Maximum Challenge”, has a total of 69 participants from motorcycles, cars, trucks and quads, and is part of the Dakar Challenge in the category of cars and UTV’s, awarding the best amateur with a spot in Dakar.

HIMOINSA Team, fully focused on the preparation of the 2018 Dakar, faces a very complete September with several navigation training sessions in Morocco, the Baja Inka with Farrés and their presence in the Panafrica with the whole team at the end of month.

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres):: “I am delighted to return to competition, and even more so if it is in Peru. It is a country that I am in love with, with some very supportive fans, so I am sure it will be a great race. I am coming back from an injury that has kept me on the sidelines since June and I will be cautious at first to gradually get back on the race pace. The team is working very hard, we are coming straight from Morocco where we got done with a few days of training and we are already traveling to Peru to get started with this Baja Inka. It is a very interesting race for Dakar, it will allow us to ride on similar terrain to what we will find in January and it is always nice to participate in new challenges. I am very motivated and we hope to enjoy this competition a lot. It’s going to be a very tough month, because as soon as I finish I will join the rest of the team again in Morocco to participate in the Panafrica, so we are very eager and excited.”

 

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HIMOINSA Team finishes a demanding Baja Aragón

 

 

  • Iván Cervantes abandons due to an accident while battling for the race lead.
  • Marc Solà ranks in an excellent 6th place in his debut with the spanish squad.
  • Rosa Romero slots into 2nd place in her category after a hard fight for the win, finishing in 15th place overall.
  • Dani Oliveras, key figure for the team in this edition, crosses the line in 9th place.

 

 

Once more, Baja Aragón did not disappoint. Its toughness and demanding nature have come through once more offering a great show and a greater challenge for all participants. Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras, Rosa Romero and Marc Solà were the four riders representing the HIMOINSA Team in the race.

The action started on Friday the 21st with a day filled with activity for the red squad: administrative and technical verifications, autograph signings with fans and Gerard Farrés’ visit, who is almost recovered from his knee injury, were the highlights of the first half of the day. In a great act, Gerard, ambassador of the Step by Step Foundation, gifted his official shirt to Susana García, rider of the ParaBaja. A symbolic act to keep Gerard’s spirit in the race pushing these brave riders with his energy.

Past midday, riders jumped on track for the 9km prologue. Iván Cervantes managed an amazing 2nd place only 5.9 seconds off the leader with good riding and looking very comfortable on the bike, granting himself an unbeatable starting position for the second day. Marc Solá qualified 5th with a cautious start of the stage to adapt to his new KTM in his team debut. Tougher luck for Dani Oliveras, who caught up with a slower rider on course and, after surpassing him, stopped the clock in 7th position. As for Rosa Romero, placed first among the women and ranked in 21st position in the overall classification. A good start, placing three of its riders within the top 10.

On Saturday things did not go nearly as well for the Murcia team. In the day’s first 134km long stage, Iván Cervantes fought for the race lead until km 100 of the special, where his rear gas tank suffered a perforation and lost all its fuel. Minutes behind,  his teammate Dani arrived to help, sharing a few liters of fuel to finish. Rosa Romero rode comfortably controlling her rivals while Marc Solá put in the 6th fastest time of the morning.

The day’s second special was marked by Iván Cervantes’ crash, which happened when he hit a rock and fractured his collarbone in the crash. Assisted again by Oliveras, the emergency services acted within a few minutes lifting Iván in a helicopter. Rosa struggled with the dust after catching the rider in front, keeping her from overtaking and losing some valuable seconds which saw her docked into the women’s second position. Dani Oliveras finished the stage without issues after helping Cervantes while an inspired Marc Solà clicked off the 6th best time. In total, 217km of special with a very rough terrain after the passing of cars and trucks.

Sunday’s stage would prove decisive. The first bikes set off at dawn to tackle the final 184km of a Southward itinerary which started at Barrachina. Marc Solà came in strong and, with a faultless stage, came through in an excellent 6th place. Rosa, meanwhile, held an epic battle to regain the lead in the women’s race while proposing an aggressive strategy which helped her to claw back 1:31 min, although they were not enough to see her victorious. Dani Oliveras was energetic on track coming off a job well done the previous day, and was able to ride fast and overtake multiple riders up to 8th place in the stage and 9th overall on his KTM Rally.

A tough and demanding race which took no prisoners and which, once again, brought the best out of the HIMOINSA Team and the whole Rally Raid community. The team is taking only the positives and sets its sights on Dakar in this second half of the season.

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25):  “I was very excited to come to Baja, but things did not turn out as well this time. I made a good start in the prologue and we fought very hard with Joan Barreda during the first special, for which I am very happy with my performance. The misfortune came with my crash on Saturday’s second stage. It was very frustrating because I had the lead’s pace, but I hit a rock and got sent flying. I could do nothing to avoid the impact and I was instantly conscious that I had hurt my collarbone. In just a few minutes Dani stopped to help and made notice of my accident. I thank the Organization and the emergency services for acting so quickly, now it is time to recover well and get back to training as soon as possible. I also am grateful for the fans’ support, they were really involved and they will soon see me back on the gas, thank you!” 

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “I came to Baja with the goal of riding and getting back on the pace after my injury. I raced with caution and had good sensations, although I did notice that I am still not 100%, I am still missing a bit of ¨spark¨. I am happy beacause we did a great job as a team and were able to get past every obstacle we found. The bike worked perfectly and I didn’t make any mistakes, so I can’t ask for more. I am bummed for Iván, he was riding really strong and it was really unfortunate.”

Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “It was one of the most demanding Bajas for me, it has been years since I had fought this much on the track. I rode a progressive race, controlling my rivals, but I faced a very strong Sara who forced me to give my best. I think it was a beautiful fight on some very complicated terrain, although I believe the time I lost during SS2 behind another slower rider was key to losing the race. It has been a really great year so far and I hope to keep it up, we will work really hard to do so.”

Marc Solà (@marcsola34): “Before setting off here in Teruel it was all new for me: bike, team, work ethic… now that we are done I am convinced that I am really well surrounded. We rode a perfect Baja, without mistakes and really enjoying my new KTM. I kept calm I think there is a big potential to improve and that is very motivating. A sixth place in these conditions is unbelievable. I am really pleased with y new teammates, I walked into a great atmosphere and it was a race to remember.”

 

BAJA ARAGÓN 2017 OVERALL BIKES CLASSIFICATION

1st J. Barreda 06:50:12

2nd J. Pedrero +06:17

3rd M. Metge +7:43

6th Marc Solà +21:26

9th Dani Oliveras +43:01

15th Rosa Romero +01:31:04

 

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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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 HIMOINSA Team’s four aces at the Baja Spain

 

  • HIMOINSA Racing Team will line up with no less than four riders for the 2017 Baja Aragón.
  • Iván Cervantes makes his debut in this legendary race, for which he has the highest aspirations. As for Marc Solà, he competes with the HIMOINSA Team for the first time.
  • Rosa Romero will attempt to defend last year’s title, while Dani Oliveras is back racing having recovered from his broken collarbone.
  • Gerard Farrés misses the meeting due to his knee injury, but he will be present in Teruel collaborating with the Step by Step ParaBaja.
  • Baja Aragón will take place from July 21st to 23rd in Teruel, as part of the Baja World Cup.

July 19th, 2017

The Baja Aragón is a party and, without a doubt, one of the HIMOINSA Team’s favorite races. With no less than four of its riders at the starting line, the team goes for broke and prepares an unprecedented deployment in Teruel.

Many news are to be presented by the murcian team during this Baja, with an incredible sceneplay: Iván Cervantes’ debut in the aragonian event, Marc Solà’s first race with the team after his recent signing for the red squad, Dani Oliveras in his return to racing after his collarbone injury and Rosa Romero’s fight to defend her title in the women’s race are only a few of the storylines for this edition.

Iván Cervantes tackles his first Baja Aragón with a rookie´s excitement and the fight of a champion. Last year he was not able to participate due to an enduro race in the same day, but this year he did not want to miss out on a race he has always followed. With the highest of aspirations, he will go all out after preparing specifically for the occasion. The chosen bike will be a lightweight KTM 450 with Baja specs. The team’s great novelty, Marc Solà, will start for the first time on a KTM Rally with the goal of racking up as many kilometres as possible on his new bike. With his teammates’ support, Marc tackles his first race with caution but without losing his typical efficiency. He will be a rider worth watching in this edition.

Rosa Romero returns to racing after her brilliant performance in the Greek Hellas Rally. She will attempt to revalidate her title of women’s champion in what will be her fifth appearance. Dani Oliveras is back after missing out on last year’s edition due to injury, and will try his best to get back into racing shape with his recently recovered collarbone aboard another one of the team’s KTM Rally.

The only one missing on track will be none other than Gerard Farrés, last year’s second place finisher, although he will not miss out on the party and will escort the team to live the race from a very different perspective from the usual for him: from the sidelines. Almost recovered from the knee injury he sustained at the Hellas Rally, he decided not to rush it and complete his recovery towards 2018 Dakar. Loyal to his spirit of solidarity, his shirt will participate in the Baja dressing one of the participants of the Step by Step ParaBaja, Susana Rodriguez, who will live with the HIMOINSA Team this great competition.

Baja presents itself once more with competition of the highest level, a hot climate and a very technical itinerary which will consist of a Super Special on Friday the 21st, followed by two timed stages on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, all of which will have a new route. A total of 70 riders and more than 600 timed kilometres which will make riders and spectators smile.

As usual, Baja Aragón is a changing Point for the HIMOINSA Team in its preparation for 2018 Dakar, with its sights already set on the South American event and with the start of the specific Rally Raid competitions, as well as a series of navigation training camps throughout the second half of the season.

In addition to the pure competition, the team will offer multiple paralell activities for all of its followers: autograph signings, contests on social networks, the possibility of seeing the Dakar bikes in first person, photos with fans, an official store with the team’s merchandise… highlights of this weekend’s racing in which the team is one with the fans who give them so much support anywhere they go.

 

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25):  “I arrive at Baja Aragón full of energy, as it will be my first participation, which is always exciting. It is a race I have always followed through Television and the Press, and which I almost raced last year, but it was impossible due to my enduro races. I am very happy to be able to race it, I am eager to get started and very focused as well. I know I am at a disadvantage for not knowing the terrain or the race format, which everybody else already knows, but is new for me. We have worked hard these last weeks, both on the bike and regarding strategy, as it is a three day race and we want to make the most of it. We are ready for anything Aragón wants to throw at us.”

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “I am tackling this Baja as a training session, I am not looking for any result and I will be racing on the Rally bike. In addition, it has only been a few days since I got back on my bike after my injury, and I have to take it step by step. Last year I injured my wrist just a week before the race and wasn’t able to race for the HIMOINSA Team, which was really frustrating and I hope to make that up this year. I know the race well, I have raced here three times before without any luck due to crashes and mechanicals. This is my year!”

Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “I am very happy and excited to participate once more, it will be my fifth. Last year was great and I really enjoyed myself getting the win in my category. This time I will also have to fight hard because my rivals will be very well prepared. It is a race format I really like, demanding and fast, and it requires good physical preparation and focus to avoid crashing, especially in the high speed sections. I do miss the roadbook work, but it will be three very competitive days on the gas.”

Marc Solà (@marcsola34): “I really like Baja, it is a very high speed race and I have always been good at it, I have been third twice and and I am really looking forward to this year, I am making my debut with the HIMOINSA Team and I am really happy to start competing with the team. I will be aboard the big bike, it is perfect to test some stuff and to adapt it to my style. I have trained on it a lot and I am adapting to it little by little, but we can still improve and try new solutions. The team is not asking me for a result, just testing and riding along, although I really want to push and give it my best shot!

 

 

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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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Dani Oliveras renews contract with HIMOINSA Team for 2018 Dakar

  • The young rider renews another year with the team to race his thirth Dakar with in the Murcian structure.

 

Dani Oliveras has signed today in Murcia his renewal with the HIMOINSA Racing Team with the aim put in next Dakar 2018. Dani has demonstrated a great evolution and his contribution to the team has been capital, being a fundamental piece in the successes achieved in the last editions. His effort, motivation, team spirit and ability to sacrifice have motivated the bet by this great rider and has led the structure to renew his contract for another year.

The whole team warmly welcomes this news and supports Dani in this new challenge, the HIMOINSA family goes for it.

Dani Oliveras (@ danioliveras_21): “On the return of the Dakar Miguel conveyed to me his satisfaction with the work we had done in the race and he informed me of his intention to count on me this year and my continuity in the team for the Dakar 2018. Today we have formalized this contract and I am very happy to be able to continue demonstrating my abilities in this great Team. I know we will do a great job and I am very motivated to face what is left of the season and reach the Dakar with maximum energy. I’m recovering very well from the injury and in a couple of weeks I can be on the bike again.”

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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

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

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Gerard Farrés makes a pit-stop due to a knee injury

  • The Catalan rider sustains a kneecap fracture which will keep him from racing for six weeks.

Strong, smart, fast… but not indestructible. That is the only missing asset in Gerard Farrés –and the rest of the mortals-, who is forced to make a brief pit stop after being diagnosed with a fractured kneecap in his left knee. A crash during Hellas Rally was the cause of the injury, although the pain did not slow him down as he came out victorious in the greek event. After an exhaustive check up a couple of days ago, the bad news was confirmed.

The doctors recommend from 6 to 8 weeks of rest for a full recovery, which will almost certainly force the “boar of the desert” to miss his favourite race of the season, with the exception of Dakar: Baja Aragón. Depending on how his recovery develops, Gerard will most certainly have to miss out on his home race as he will try to rest as much as possible.

Far from getting frustrated, Gerard tackles his injury with his usual good mood and willingness to keep improving, a “breakdown” which has not damaged his enthusiasm, and is pushing him to fight even harder if possible, to be even better for the South American event.

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “I crashed during the fourth stage of Hellas Rally while I was distracted with my hydration backpack. I hit my knee, but ignored it and was able to continue racing under the medical team’s supervision. Now, after a week’s rest at home, I trained again and it was still painful. We went to the doctor and got a magnetic resonance done, and it turns out I have fractured my left kneecap! The truth is that after so many crashes and injuries, we are used to the pain and I didn’t think it could be so serious. It’s now time for some weeks of resting and I will be on the gas again. It’s really frustrating to have to miss out on Baja Aragón and not racing the Cross Country Nationals in L’Alcora in Castellon, where I had chances of taking the title. The positive side is that it won’t affect Dakar, because I have plenty of time to recover and to get back up to speed, whereas if it had happened later in the season, it would all be uphill towards January. The truth is it is quite hard for me to be sidelined, because I have a very nervous character and I can’t stand not being able to ride, but I like to look at the positive side of everything and I am sure we will make the most of this. I will take some time to help Marc Solá integrate to the team, I am very excited for his incorporation and anxious of racing alongside him and the rest of the HIMOINSA Team.”

 

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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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Marc Solà joins HIMOINSA Racing Team

  • HIMOINSA Team is proud to announce the incorporation of Marc Solà Terradellas as the structure’s new rider for Dakar 2018.
  • The Catalan rider signed his contract today in the team headquarters in Murcia, Spain.
  • A professional, calculated and fast rider, who will bring his full potential to the “Red Army” to take on the South American event in the best conditions.

 

The commitment continues. After a successful 2017 edition with Gerard Farrés’ third position, the HIMOINSA Team tackles Dakar’s 40th anniversary with even more excitement due to the addition of Marc Solà to the team. The HIMOINSA headquarters were the perfect stage to make the contract official, and after his signing this morning, Marc came out sporting the Murcian team’s characteristic red colour.

Solà was born in Vic (Barcelona) in 1989 and his family has always been strongly linked to motorsports. When he was 16 years old, he started racing and making a fast progression in enduro. The ISDE, the Baja Aragón (3rd in 2015), the Morocco Rally and the Spanish Rally TT championship, where he was second in 2016, paved his way towards the main stage: The Dakar. He made his dream come true in the 2016 edition, finishing the race in a more than meritory 34th position. He solidified himself in the race during the 2017 edition, finishing 29th and achieving another finish in the toughest race.

Marc has 206 days left until he faces the start line in Lima. Ahead of him, an intense training program to adapt to his new bike, the KTM 450 Rally with which he will participate in his third Dakar.

Respected for his calmed personality, his passion and his high riding level, Marc faces the next stage in his career full of energy within the HIMOINSA Team family and alongside his new teammates, with whom he already had a great friendship and which will help him to continue writing his own story in Dakar.

Miguel Puertas, Team Manager (@MIGUELPUERTAS58): “A while ago Marc caught our eye for being a very perseverant person, a very committed rider who has always fought hard to improve and get his own place in Rally. That is a very valuable asset for the us, it is the spirit we are looking for in the HIMOINSA Team. He is a very young rider and has a lot of potential ahead of him, so we know that if we provide him with the right tools, he will continue progressing quickly. Furthermore, his friendship with the team members is already exceptional, his character is very compatible and he will fit in perfectly; that is very important to keep our magic alive. We know that Marc will not disappoint with his racing, we have a lot of trust in him and he will help us to keep being successful in Dakar.

Marc Solà (@marcsola34): “In 2016 I made my dream of competing at Dakar come true… and today the dream of being part of this great team is also a reality. For me it has always been a reference in this race: the atmosphere it gives off, its riders, who I am very friendly with, their results… it was my idea of a great team which I have always wanted to join, and here we are!

I am very grateful for this opportunity and want to thank the whole Team for trussing me so much. I will try to bring all I can to the table to continue getting good results. I have come this far thanks to the support of many people and great teams to whom I owe everything, I thank them all. Now it’s time to keep going, willing to continue learning and improving, proud to be a part of this big family.”

 

 MARC SOLÀ track record and achievements

  • 34th position in Dakar 2016
  • 3rd position in Baja Aragón 2015
  • Spanish Rally TT runner-up (2014)
  • 4 participations in the ISDE with the Spanish team
  • 3rd position in the Spanish E2 championship (2011)
  • Spanish Enduro Junior champion (2007)
  • 3 times Catalan champion

 

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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