354 vehicles and 556 participants will take part in the Dakar
2016. Those are big numbers the next edition of the raid hard
world, a category that is multidisciplinary, which reflects the extreme toughness of the
motorsport. This year there will be a total of 60 nationalities are represented in the
Dakar, for the 53 that was a year ago. Lesotho will have its first participant
in a test that will take place between days 2 and 16 January 2016
Argentina and Bolivia. They are the only two countries that will host the test after the
low forced of Peru and Chile.
110 cars will compete in the Dakar 2016. As is logical, all the attention is on the duel between the big teams present. X-Raid will liza twelve Mini All4 Racing, Toyota a total of eight Hilux V8 and Peugeot will have five 2008 DRK in the tour. Are the big players and the big favorites to fight for the final victory. Nasser Al-Attiyah part as defending champion, , but in front will rival the likes of Giniel de Villiers, Stéphane Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz, Nani Roma, Yazeed Al-Rajhi, Vladimir Vasilyev, Orlando Terranova, Robby Gordon and Sébastien Loeb, the new media star of the test.
In this battle of three bands, one must not overlook the performance that they can get to have the Renault Dacia, Ford Ranger, and the different versions of the buggy. Among the 110 cars registered, there are a total of 11 Spanish participants in eight crews different. Corresponds to five drivers and six co-pilots. Among the first we find Carlos Sainz, Nani Roma, Xavier Pons, Xavi Foj and Ruben Gracia, while the co-pilots present are Luke Cross, Alex Haro, Diego Vallejo, Rafael Tornabell, Oscar Montano and Joan Ruby
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The elephants of the desert will once again be protagonists. 55 trucks will compete in the Dakar in the pursuit of victory. The troop of Kamaz part as a favorite to win since you only have left to escape the title once since the raid took place in South america. The current champion of the category is Ayrat Mardeev. However, Iveco has strengthened its commitment and Gerard De Rooy has joined forces with Ales Loprais to try to stop the supremacy Russian.
A total of five trucks will be Spanish representation. In the truck of Gerard de Rooy competes Moises Torrallardona doing the work of a co-pilot. In the same place, Ales Loprais is confident in the performance of Ferrán Framework. The third of the Iveco in liza is composed by a crew 100% Spanish. Pep Vila is at the controls of this Iveco accompanied by Xavi Colomé and Marc Torres. Also completely national is the MAN in the competing Jordi Juvanteny and José Luis Criado. The last is Spanish, Charly Rodriguez, co-pilot Michel Saumet.
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143 motorcycles will take the start in Buenos Aires. With the absence of Marc Coma-in the staff of the Dakar, and Cyril Despres -on hire-, the category looks for a new champion and, above all, a generational level. Seven pilots participating in the Dakar 2016 have reached the podium: Paolo Gonçalves, Toby Price, Helder Rodrigues, Ruben Faria, David Casteu and Olivier Pain and Jordi Viladoms. All of them are clear candidates to inherit the ‘1’ of the Dakar, with the permission of Paul Quintanilla and Joan Barreda, who have not stood on the podium, but they have proved their speed and worth.
In total there will be 16 Spanish riders in the motorcycle category. Are the above-mentioned Joan Barreda and Jordi Viladoms, in addition of Laia Sanz, Joan Pedrero, Gerard Farrés, Txomin Arana, Armand Monleon, Ivan Cervantes, Dani Oliveras, Marc Sola, Antonio Gimeno, Rosa Romero, Carlos Fernandez, Domingo Fernandez, Enric Martí, José Garcia and Julian Garcia.
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46 quads will be in the Dakar 2016. The category has experienced an increase in competitiveness in the last few years and the riders pointers have to get to make stockings very high. The Polish Rafal Sönik defends title and their main rivals are the chilean Ignacio Casale, Jeremias González, and Mohammed Abu-Issa, with the permission of some pilots in south america. Despite this, the news is the return of Marcos and Alejandro Patronelli. Both compete on two separate Yamaha, the first option for the strongest rider.
Three Spanish riders competing in the quad race at the next Dakar. The big absence is that of Jose Luis Espinosa, known as ‘The Black Knight’. On this occasion, will not be able to take part in the raid more hard of the world, so you have to give the baton forced to Alberto Prieto, Eduardo Marcos and Covadonga Fernández. The history of this femina is rather curious, as the asturian based in Venezuela will compete by doing the work of mochilera of her husband, the own Eduardo Marcos Echamiz.
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