Dakar 2017: Balance of the spaniards on bikes and quads


The ‘Spanish armada’ present in the Dakar 2017 has ended his participation in the raid more hard of the world on a good note. The podium of Gerard Farrés, the stage victory of Joan Barreda and the high rate of drivers who have reached the goal in Buenos Aires are symptoms of the great role of the our in the 39th edition of the Dakar in the motorcycle category. Even so, the abandonment of Armand Monleón, Ivan Cervantes, or Antonio Ramos has put a sour point to a Dakar in key Spanish in quads has experienced the low of José Luis Espinosa.

The proper name of this Dakar, Gerard Farrés. The rider from Manresa to the loins of one of the KTM team Himoinsa Racing Team has landed on the podium in the motorcycle category after finishing third, in the wake of the two KTM official Sunderland and Walkner. With four stage victories and the fifth end position has closed the rally Joan Barreda, although the sanction of an hour on the riders of HRC Rally, the controversy surrounding the same and the end result will not have satisfied the official driver of the Honda.

Joan Pedrero and Laia Sanz have been 13th and 16th respectively in a Dakar that in the case of the pilot of Sherco has finished with a stage win, achieved on the opening day after the sanction Of Soultrait. For his part, Laia Sanz has signed a second week very positive, to such an extent that the KTM would have gone miles to achieve a better result. has Also been remarkable for the Dakar of Dani Oliveras, every time that the pilot of Himoinsa Racing Team has succeeded in reaching Buenos Aires within the Top-20 of the category after signing a good tenth position in the fifth stage.


Antonio Gimeno (23) and Marc Sole (29) have also signed a Dakar
very solid, although in this aspect there are that highlight the performance of
Sergio Anguiano
, all time that has managed to finish the rally in his
first participation in the Dakar in a remarkable 64th position. Thirteen
posts by behind finished Julián José García, thus improving the
result harvested in their first appearance in the rally. Finally,
Rosa Romero has managed to finish the Dakar for the third time
, in a
shows remarkable capacity to overcome moments really

however, not all ‘riders’ Spanish
had a happy ending in this Dakar rally. The first lead to low was
Antonio Ramos
after not being able to take the output of the third stage by a
electrical problem on your bike. For his part, Armand Monleón had to be
evacuated after a hard fall
in the fourth stage, but promising
pilot did not lose consciousness at any time. Most painful were
the abandonment of Oscar Romero and Ivan Cervantes in the final straight of the
Dakar. The first one said goodbye by the rupture of the ecu injection
his Yamaha and the second by a fall in the eleventh stage.

Finally, Jose Luis Espinosa has not been able to finish the
. The ‘Black Knight’ was the only Spanish representative in the category
for quads, but his career in his third Dakar has finished with abandonment, as
in the editions of 2014 and 2015. In this case, the spaniard could not take the exit on the
third stage
of the rally after suffering big problems on the previous day. After
change the engine, Espinosa was eliminated by the commissioners to consider that
come out to compete in the middle of the first participants of the category of
car was dangerous to their physical integrity.