Entries by himoteam

Stage 8. Uyuni / Iquique

End of a very tough marathon stage with atrocious conditions and the drivers nearly refusing to go out. Despite this, HIMOINSA Team obtained its best classification The cold and the rain made this second part of the marathon stage even harder. The riders left the Salar de Uyuni salt plain and completed a special section […]

Stage 7. Iquique / Uyuni

HIMOINSA Team reaches the Salar de Uyuni salt pan on a marathon stage Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno put in outstanding performances to complete the 7th stage of the Dakar rally in  71st and 72nd position respectively at 2hrs 33mins 27secs and 2hrs 33mins 54secs from the race leader. The majestic Salar de Uyuni salt […]

Rest Day

False day of rest for the HIMOINSA Team The team took the opportunity to visit Miguel Puertas, who is waiting to be transferred to Santiago de Chile, and from there to Spain for surgery. The assistance truck was able to reach Iquique and is already working on the bikes ridden by Rosa and Antonio for […]

Stage 6. Antofagasta / Iquique

HIMOINSA Team is left without Miguel Puertas. Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno continue and successfully reached Iquique. Although Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno were able to reach the city of Iquique finishing the stage, today was marked by sadness in the HIMOINSA Team, after the withdrawal of Miguel Puertas. A fall 15 km from the […]

Stage 5. Copiapó / Antofagasta

HIMOINSA Team reaches Antofagasta, and finishes the 5th stage without its support truck We witnessed a mammoth effort from Miguel Puertas, Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno who had to seek help from other teams, including Team Fernández and in particular the Pedrega team, which provided them with tents, a place to sleep and the necessary […]

Stage 4. Chilecito / Copiapó

HIMOINSA Team successfully crosses the Andes and enters Chile. HIMOINSA Team is still in the competition following the 4th stage of the Dakar. The riders had to drive at altitudes of close 5,000m before reaching the camp in Copiapó, Chile. Miguel Puertas finished in 85th place,  1h 25m 26secs behind stage winner Joan Barreda, while […]

Stage 3. San Juan / Chilecito

HIMOINSA Team overcomes canyons and clifftops to reach Chilecito Miguel Puertas is well on path to reaching his personal milestone of 100,000 km in the Dakar event and is currently placed 83rd in the general rankings. Rosa Romero (ranked 102) and Antonio Gimeno (103) remain committed to their objective of having the three HIMOINSA Team […]

Stage 2. Villa Carlos Paz / San Juan

HIMOINSA Team prove their credentials on the longest special section of the Dakar rally. Miguel Puertas crossed the finishing line in 85th position, 3h35m37s behind stage leader Barreda in a gruelling test of endurance that forced him to stop for over two hours to counter early signs of dehydration. Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno put […]

Stage 1: Buenos Aires / Villa Carlos Paz

Successful debut by HIMOINSA Team in the prologue British rider Sam Sunderland of KTM wins Stage 1 (with a time of 1:18:57) and grabs the early lead towards the winner’s podium in Buenos Aires, with little trouble for Miguel Puertas (102th, +00:25:50), Rosa Romero (118th, +00:30:52) and Antonio Gimeno (116th, +00:30:51). The 37th edition of […]

Start for the HIMOINSA Team in Dakar 2015

Start for the HIMOINSA Team in Dakar 2015 The Spanish team appeared before thousands of fans in the Plaza de Mayo square of Buenos Aires at the symbolic start line for Dakar. Having undergone the technical and administrative scrutineering the day before and setting up at the Tecnópolis, where adoring fans visited during the days […]