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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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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

Website: http://www.yanmar.com

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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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

 

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The “Red Army” stays strong: Farrés victorious in Hellas Rally

 

  • Gerard Farrés repeats last year’s victory in Hellas Rally after a hard fight with Svitko where fair play was once again the main theme between these great riders.
  • Dani Oliveras retires in the penultimate stage due to a crash after riding in the Top 5 for the whole race. Iván Cervantes finishes in an excellent 4th position on the 450 Rally, in an event riddled with navigation traps.
  • Rosa Romero crosses the line in an impressive 10th final position, placing her as the first woman.

 

 

Greece, land of the Olympic Games and legendary sporting achievements, was the stage for the unique Hellas Rally Raid. Altitude, rain, fog, twisting tracks and impossible crossings in the dream landscapes which have not let anyone down: these were the ingredients of a race where, through a very technical and navigation based itinerary, the HIMOINSA Team has shined once again.

Farrés set off in the prologue with the nº1 plate after his victory last year and the expected fight with Svitko, who finished second in 2016, started immediately with the Slovak taking the stage win. This first day already served as a warning to all participants: navigation errors would prove very costly. With an itinerary filled with crossroads, roadbook interpretation would be the key to the race. Cervantes and Oliveras, aboard their 450 Rally, proposed a different strategy due to being conditioned by their bike’s lesser agility in this terrain. As for Rosa Romero, she started the rally faultlessly and eager to tackle the following stages.

The second stage served as a starting point for the whole team, landing a spectacular performance which would extend through to the end of the event, placing three of their riders in the Top 5 with Farrés at the top of the standings. The race linked Farrés in a ruthless battle with Svitko day after day, and Oliveras and Cervantes pressuring them from behing without contemplations.

With varied lengths throughout the days, the stages ranged between 70 and 300 km, which forced to develop a very studied strategy to attack in the best sectors. The rain was a fundamental factor in the race, making the difference in stages 3 and 4, making for some slippery terrain, joined as well by the fog, which made for a true challenge for Farrés to be the first rider.

Doubtlessly, the most singled out stage was the penultimate day, with an unfortunate crash for Dani Oliveras after hitting a rock, which forced him to abandon with a small crack in his collarbone and several cuts in his hand. Bad luck for the Catalan rider after an outstanding race. During the same stage, Farrés stopped to help Svitko with his destroyed roadbook which made him unable to follow the course. After attempting to repair it, they rode together with Farrés guiding the Slovak rider to the finish line, allowing him to remain in the race. Another showing of sportsmanship which characterises this couple of riders: last year the roles were inverted as it was Svitko stopping to give  the Catalan rider some gasoline. A complicated day for Rosa Romero too, with problems in her rear gas tank, and an anecdote for Iván Cervantes to tell as he went down without further consequences while trying to avoid a calf standing on the track…

After seven demanding stages, the competition ended with Farrés in first position, Cervantes in a meritory fourth place with the 450 Rally, further solidifying his transition into Rallys, and Rosa Romero in an ambitious 10th pasition overall, making her the winner in the women’s category and 3rd in the 450cc category. A new success for the “Red Army” which continues to be unstoppable in its preparation for Dakar 2018.

Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “I am ecstatic with my victory. The second day we attacked and came out in first place, although we were very lucky to get away from the rain, the riders in the back had to suffer so much! Opening the track in these conditions was very good for us, and the best part is that we performed wonderfully, with barely any mistakes despite it being really complicated. It took me a little to adapt to the feedback of the enduro bike, as we were coming from training and Merzouga Rally on the Rally bike, and it wasn’t until the 4th stage that I really felt comfortable with the bike, and it showed in the final result. The batle with Svitko was brutal, he brought out my best riding! We get along really well and I didn’t doubt to stop and help him out, last year it was him stopping to help me and that is above all competition. I had lots of fun on the track and I am really happy to bring this new success to the team.”

Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25): “I arrived at Hellas Rally literally 2 hours before the start of the prologue. I had just finished in Merzouga  when I jumped straight to Lalin to race the Spanish Enduro Championship and from there, with tight schedules and plane after plane towards Greece to get back on the bike and set off with barely enough time to get dressed… I am very satisfied with this result, a third place in stage 3 despite being on the Rally bike, and a great 4th overall in this race with such stressful navigation, it was really tough and incredibly easy to make to make small mistakes which proved very costly in the end. I felt very strong and I am very, very happy. I truly loved Hellas, with lots of hours on the bike and difficult specials, and it was useful to go even faster while keeping ckeck of the navigation. It was unfortunate for Dani to crash, we rode the whole race hand in hand and worked together very well, I am sure he will recover soon.”

Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21): “I really liked the race, the passages were spectacular. I had a really great time on the bike, and that showed in the results, always among the best and surrounded by Gerard and Iván in the Top 5, so that was fantastic for the team. Racking up these kilometres on the Rally bike was good for us, although its weight slowed us down in the slower sections. The worst part was my crash on stage 6. I hit a rock while checking on the roadbook and went flying with the bad luck of cracking my collarbone and hurting my hands. I tried to continue, but after some kilometres, I decided to stop taking any risks. It is frustrating but I want to keep the positive side and the great race we have rode as a team, in a few days I will be recovered and back on the gas.”

Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “Hellas was my first race of the season after Dakar. The first stages I kept very calm to try to get back into the rhythm and not put too much stress into my shoulder, which has been on and off since January. The terrain was very good, with a lot of grip in some specials, which has allowed us to race with confidence, although an issue with the rear gas tank had me very cautious to be able to finish the specials and not abandoning. I had a great time and I got better as the days went by, so this 10th place feels great and encourages me to give my best for the rest of the season.”

 

2017 HELLAS RALLY RAID OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

1º Gerard Farrés 22:47:59

2º Stefan Svitko + 00:04:54

3º Ondreg Klymciw + 01:00:07

4º Iván Cervantes + 01:44:44

13º Rosa Romero + 03:20:47

 

Photos: Hellas Rally Raid, Xrepo, Actiongraphers

 

 

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HIMOINSA Racing Team sets off towards Greece

 

  • 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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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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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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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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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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