HIMOINSA Racing Team: the season starts at Baja Aragón 2015

  • The Baja Aragón will be raced by two HIMOINSA riders: Gerard Farrés and Antonio Gimeno.
  • The team’s training for the Dakar 2016 will continue in the hardest european meeting of the World Cup FIM of Bajas.
  • It will take place in Teruel (Spain) from July 23rd to 26th.

July 22nd 2015

23,000: That’s the total kilometers covered in the 31 editions of the Baja Aragón since 1983 until today. 23,000km of riders suffering and glory in the most demanding test of european Bajas. Widely respected by the Monegros desert hardness, once again it stands as one of the World’s Cup key events.

Hardness and desert are the perfect mix for the HIMOINSA Team, starting the season with all the enthusiasm and the goal of becoming the Dakar 2016 private reference team.

The 32nd edition of the Baja Aragón registers a total of 66 riders that will come face to face with the hard tracks, the terrible dust and the extreme temperatures. The race is based in Teruel (Spain) and preserves a long technical course.

The current champion Gerard Farrés will try to defend the 2014 title in his first race within the HIMOINSA Racing Team. He has trained thoroughly to achieve his 5th victory in this legendary event. Antonio Gimeno, newly recovered from the ailments that have kept him off the track these last months, is facing the Baja Aragón as a starting point for recovering the reliable and successful speed of HIMOINSA Team in the past races.

Divided into three stages, the Baja Aragón starts with a prologue section of 7.8 km on friday 24th, and 2nd day is expected complicated with more than 450 km of stages. Sunday 25th competition closes with a last stretch of 180km.

Miguel Puertas, sports director of HIMOINSA Racing Team (@miguelpuertas58): “We are very excited about the start of the HIMOINSA Racing Team in competition. After Rosa Romero´s participation in Sardegna Rally Race, this is the first opportunity to test the team in Dakar configuration. We bring to Teruel two riders, more resources and more technical staff, which will allow us to work in team coordination. It is a very demanding test that will allow us to draw many conclusions for the 2016 Dakar”.