- The HIMOINSA Team was full of activity today: it was time to pick up the vehicles that will take part in the race.
The Riders were nervous, as if they were missing something… It was a subtle feeling, but today, its cause was discovered: the bikes were missing. After so many kilometers of training, these few ride-less days have not gone unnoticed.
The vehicles arrived weeks ago, on a ship coming from Le Havre, where they set off in late November. Riders and mechanics congregated at the Euroamerican Terminal to collect the motorbikes, the 6×6 truck and the Bürstner motorhomes which will assist the HIMOINSA Racing Team.
Early in the day, several teams already gathered at the terminal, so the wait was long. Gradually, a trickle of trucks, cars, motorcycles and quads came out through the main entrance. Even part of the organization´s cars were picked up today, all this resulting in an impressive parade.
The procedure is simple: a team member presents the vehicle documents and credentials for its removal. After verifying the documents, access is granted to the parking lot (cars and trucks) or the warehouse (bikes and quads) where all the quality seals prepared upon delivery in France are checked. After this verification, the mechanical condition is reviewed and the vehicles driven to the door of the complex, where an ASO commissioner takes note of its departure. An operation lasting a total of 3 hours.
Finally, the 5 bikes and support vehicles pass through the main gate and head to Technopolis, where the organization centralizes the whole Dakar operation in Buenos Aires. A fair traffic jam, a quick stop to eat, a pit stop and 60km later, the team arrived at the first camp of 2016 Dakar. The next few hours were also intense, as the impressive amount of material being transported had to be organized: parts, tents, motorhome preparation, kits … all taken out to be returned to its final orderly position for the race.
A busy, but very satisfying day: the racing atmosphere is already flooding the camp!
HIMOINSA RACING TEAM
About HIMOINSA Racing Team:
The HIMOINSA Racing Team Dakar adventure started a decade ago with the sponsorship of Miguel Puertas. After nine appearances with excellent performances, in 2015 he faces the race from a new perspective. In 2016 he will lead the five riders with the aim of fighting for the victory in the next edition of the toughest race in the world, with a fully Spanish team. Our riders: Iván Cervantes (@IvanCervantes25), Gerard Farrés (@gerardfarres), Antonio Gimeno (@antoniogimeno_), Rosa Romero (@RosaRomeroFont) & Dani Oliveras (@danioliveras_21).
Multinational company specialized in manufacturing and commercialization of energy generation systems. HIMOINSA has nine productive centres in Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina, France, India and China, and ten commercial subsidiaries in Argentina, Panama, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Angola, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Singapore and Dubai. 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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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