- Without barely any rest after Merzouga Rally, the HIMOINSA Team shifts from the desert’s dunes to the intricate mountains of the Hellas Rally, which will take place in Greece from May 21st to 28th.
- Rosa Romero starts her Raid season and on this occasion will join Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras and Gerard Farrés, who is a repeat participant in this interesting event after his victory last year.
Second round of the season for the HIMOINSA Team. Barely a few days after taking part in the Merzouga Rally, the red squad sets its sights on Classic Greece to tackle the Hellas Rally. After Gerard Farrés’ great performance last year, the red squad rises its bet and lines up with four of its riders.
Rosa Romero, Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras and Farrés himself will represent the Team aboard their usual KTMs. For this occasion the team will use two 450 EXC (lighter and better suited to this type of terrain) for Rosa and Gerard, and two 450 Rally for Dani and Iván with the mission of continuing to improve on technical aspects towards Dakar.
The race will consist of a prologue and 6 stages, and will set off from the city of Nafpaktos to roam a total of 1700km of tracks. The race days’ format is different to the rest of the calendar, given that there will be two specials every day. The characteristics of this race are the tight, intricate routes and some complicated navigation due to the countless crossings and the little time riders will have to rest between Roadbook indications. A true test of mental toughness, with very varied terrain and, as it has been announced, a possibility of snow during the 6th stage.
A new challenge which the Murcian team tackles with high ambitions and the goal of resuming their preparation towards Dakar 2018.
Miguel Puertas, Team Manager (@MIGUELPUERTAS58): “We are persistent on our goal of racking up the maximum number of kilometres leading up to Dakar 2018, it is the key to keeping improving this season. This May the team is making a great effort and after Merzouga we wanted to come back to Hellas. Gerard won there last year and told us that it is a very interesting race from the navigation point of view, very complex due to the type of terrain. Precisely, it is an aspect which we want to reinforce, and that is why this year we are lining up with Gerard, Dani, Iván and Rosa, who is starting her season in Greece. These have been two very intense months and we are sure that Hellas will provide a lot of information to continue working.”
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