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N°12 Bike MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020
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JOAN BARREDA BORT

(esp) Born on 11/08/1983 1.8m / 74kg

Sponsors

Monster Energy, Motul, Showa, Termignoni, Givi, Alpinestars, Scott y Suomy

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2019: Moto/ Abandono en la etapa 3
2018: Moto/Abandono (3 victorias de etapa)
2017: Moto/ 5º
2016: Moto/Abandono
2015: Moto/ 17º (3 victorias de etapa)
2014: Moto/ 7º (5 victorias de etapa)
2013: Moto/17º (4 victorias de etapa)
2012: Moto/11º (1 victoria de etapa)
2011: Moto/Abandono en la 2ª etapa

2019: 5º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rallies Cross Country: 14º en el Rally de Abu Dhabi, 9º en el Rally de Silk Way, 3º en el Atacama Rally y 3º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2018: 1º Merzouga Rally, abandono en el Rally de Atacama.
2017: 1º Baja España, 1º Vegas to Reno (California)
2016: 2º en el Desafio Ruta 40, 1º Baja Spain, 1º Vegas to Reno, 1º China Grand Rally
2015: 15º en el Rally de Abu Dabi; 2º en el Rally de Qatar; Abandono en el Rally de Marruecos durante la última etapa siendo líder destacado de la general.
2014: 3º del Desert Challenge / 1ero del Rally de Qatar / 6º del Rally de Cerdeña / 4º del Rally de Marruecos; 2º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rally Raid 2014;
2013: 3º en el Rally de Marruecos; 1º de la Baja Aragón.
2012: Ganador del Rally de Egipto; 2º en el Rally de Marruecos; 5º en el Rally de Dubái; Ganador de la Baja España-Aragón.
2011: Rally de Marruecos (abandono; 2 victorias de etapa) / 5º en el Campeonato de España de Enduro.
2010: Rally de los Faraones (Abandono en la 4ª etapa, 2 veces 2º en las etapas 2 y 3) / Abandono en la Baja Aragón (ganador del prólogo)
2009: Abandono en la Baja Aragón
1996: Ganador del Campeonato de España de Motocross (categoría juvenil), tenía 12 años.

Interview

“I’d like to have ridden in all the deserts in the world”

Joan Barreda has an old score to settle with the Dakar. His best result in nine participations is a 5th place in 2017, even though he has many stage wins to his credit after starring in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions, in which due to falls and breakdowns, he has never managed to win the general classification. The past two editions have particularly tested the mental of the rider from Castellón. In 2018, he retired with serious knee and wrist injuries while he was in second place overall. In 2019, he dropped out at km 143 of stage three after falling into rocky basin where he lost more than an hour while leading the race. Following this disappointment, “Bang Bang” wanted to put in the mileage on all the rallies during the year and thus complete the healing process of his wrist. The good ride on the Silk Way Rally (9th) – despite a fall on stage five while trying to take the lead of the rally- and the podium finishes in the Atacama and Morocco have increased his prospects for a successful Dakar. The Spaniard is one of the most talented riders in the discipline and one of best chances for Honda, which has renewed its confidence in him to end KTM’s Dakar supremacy. Nearly 100% physically fit and a Honda that has improved in the dunes after major work done to the suspension, Joan Barreda will take on his 10th Dakar in conquering mode.

J.B.B: “I have had four wrist surgeries over the past two years. It has been hard to continue, but I am where I wanted to be. I rode all the kilometres planned in my season programme in four major rallies and testing sessions. While the rallies were not easy, with a breakdown on the opening day in Abu Dhabi and a fall on the Silk Way Rally while trying to take the lead, I still fulfilled my objective, which was to finish each rally. I hesitated about riding in Morocco, because it is very close to the Dakar, but I did it in the pursuit of this same goal. I have always said that one day I would like to have ridden in all the deserts in the world. The 2020 Dakar is a good opportunity for each of us to discover a new country and new places. This will be a good challenge. Expectations are high after the past few months. I wasn’t perhaps 100% physically the past few years. We now have to race in a two-week rally without mistakes, with a bike that works well and a need that functions perfectly. We know it is possible and we will try.”

Vehicle

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020

  • Mark : HONDA
  • Model : CRF 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : HRC Honda
  • Assistance : HRC Honda
  • Class : M_G1.1 : ELITE

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