- An excellent second place for Gerard Farrés in the 23rd Edition of the Baja Aragón.
- Rosa Romero, first in the women’s category, and Antonio Gimeno, 11th on his KTM 450 Rally, complete a great showing for the HIMOINSA Team with all of its riders past the finish line.
A very positive weekend for the HIMOINSA Racing Team at the 2016 Baja Aragón, with Gerard Farrés finishing in 2nd, Rosa Romero placing 1st among the women and Antonio Gimeno crossing the line in 11th position.
Gerard finished in second position overall after a race with no mistakes running a very fast pace, while trying to hunt down Joan Barreda, which proved to be impossible, ending up 8 minutes and 17 seconds behind his fellow Spaniard. In Saturday’s two stages, Gerard attacked through all 360 kilometres, separating himself from the others and keeping the pressure on an untouchable Barreda. On Sunday, with a second run at the long stage from the previous day, Farrés tried to manage his lead over third place, to cross the finish line at Masía Pelarda in 2nd position overall. A very positive weekend for Gerard, showing he is in great shape and he can keep up with the fastest.
Rosa Romero climbed up to 36th place overall, which ranked her as the first female competitor. With a constant pace and no mistakes, Rosa keeps the ball rolling in her 2016 season. Only an issue with the front suspension on Saturday’s stage could unsettle the Catalan rider, which motivated her to finish a great Baja which left her wanting more.
Antonio Gimeno geared up for this race with the objective to try new settings for his KTM 450 Rally, which he will use in Dakar 2017. A job well done and an excellent overall position for the rider from Madrid, who proved himself once more as a quality rider in any competition.
In their home race, the HIMOINSA Team enjoyed both the course and the support from their fans, racking up some very valuable kilometres for Dakar and showing once more that they are a rival to watch out for among the official structures.
Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres): “Very happy with the job we did, we raced well and we are on the podium. Joan was untouchable and the victory was out of reach, but to be second in a race where ten riders have chances to win is a good result. I liked the course, and the spectators’ support was really worth it, racing here is incredible. I thank the whole team for their huge effort, they did a faultless job. We will keep our head down and keep working towards Dakar, but we are going back home knowing that we gave it all we had in Teruel.”
Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont): “The course suited me well, I was expecting more fesh fesh and rocks but I liked what I found a lot, I really enjoyed this Baja. I am super happy with having finished and with the pace I ran during the weekend. At first it was hard to adapt to the four stroke again after the last few races on the two stroke, but eventually I felt really comfortable and raced well.”
Antonio Gimeno (@antoniogimeno_): “I finished my 5th Baja, so I am really happy. The bike was great, I gradually adapted to it although it wasn’t the best choice for this course. On the last day I started passing several riders, but I had a small crash without consequences and I decided to be more conservative. The testing was really successful, the bike felt fantastic and we made a great stride towards Dakar, all the tests we did were really productive.”
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