The great challenge of Laia Sanz in the Dakar 2016


it is Not easy to overcome the hardness of the Dakar, but less is breaking Laia Sanz. However, the woman who harvested in 2015, the best result of a feminine in the Dakar is the most important challenge of his career, outdo itself. Laia Sanz, now in its sixth Dakar with the aim of improving the ninth place harvested a year ago, and it does so with a new team. It will be his first participation as a pilot official KTM Factory Rally Team, the team that has achieved the victory in the last 14 editions of the raid more hard of the world.

Little more than 20 days apart to Laia Sanz in the start of his sixth Dakar. The pilot of Corbera de Llobregat is fully prepared to compete in a Dakar that will have 9.332 miles, being more than 50% special timed:will Not be easy. I’m in the best team and the winning bike, but it doesn’t mean anything. There is a registered list of impressive, with a score of riders who can win stages. Despite the absence of Marc Coma, will be one of the years with highest level in the category of bikes“.

despite the high demand, Laia Sanz has things very clear: “a Lot of people take for granted that I’ll be among the first ten. There are those who believes that I will end up fifth or even the third, but my goal is to be among the first fifteen, because you have to be realistic. From there, we’ll see what happens,”. In addition, Laia is considered: “I’m better than last year and I have more experience, but as I have just four positions further back than in the last edition and in return I feel more satisfied with the career carried out. On the Dakar, everything is an unknown until the end because anything can happen“.


Laia Sanz will compete with a KTM 450 Rally and although you will have companions
the likes of Matthias Walkner, Jordi Viladoms, Toby Price in Antoine
Meo, she will perform her own career: I feel very comfortable with the KTM and
since months I have the same material as my peers, so I
able to train well and adapt to the new bike. This year, I have been able to
play three races of preparation
, the TransAnatolia Rally, the Rally
of Morocco and the Merzouga Rally, at the margin of the Low Aragon, who has
a format that is more short”.

The Catalan will leave for South america the
28 December
to address the last phase of his preparation for a
Dakar that, according to Laia: “it Will be by elimination. Not the type of
surface, but the speed. With so many riders pointers, there will be
a lot of competition and many eager to catch the baton of Marc Coma. It is
likely to pass many things because it is difficult to hold a rhythm
high for fifteen days
. That’s why the Spanish is practical and according to
says: “I’m Not going to press or to tune into how I am going in the
classification. I have to make a career of smart, working as
a hormiguilla
and be patient”.