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LAIA SANZ

(esp) Born on 11/12/1985 at BARCELONA 1.8m / 78kg

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KH7, Seat, Soficat Xerox, Petronieves, Nike, Laika, ASV, Racc, 100%.

http://www.laiasanz.com/

2017: 16º
2016: 15ª
2015: 9ª (8ª en la 4ª etapa y 5ª en la etapa 8)
2014: 16º (7ª de la 9ª etapa)
2013: 93º (12ª de la 8ª etapa)
2012: 39º
2011: 39º

13 mundiales de Trial, 5 mundiales de Enduro, 10 Europeos de Trial y 6 veces ganadora del Trial de las Naciones.
2017: 3ª mundial de Enduro, 8ª en el Rally de Marruecos (3ª en una etapa).
2016: Campeona del Mundo de Enduro; 10º en el Abu Dahbi Desert Challange; 12ª Atacama Rally; 2ª individual ISDE (International Six Days of Enduro)
2015: Campeona del Mundo de Enduro; 11ª en el Rally de Marruecos; 5ª en el Rally de Merzouga; 6º en la Baja Aragón; Medalla de oro X Games.
2014: Campeona del Mundo de Enduro / 12ª en el Rally de Marruecos / 6ª en el Rally de Merzouga.
2013: Campeona del Mundo de Trial; Campeona del Mundo de Enduro.
2012: Campeona del Mundo Trial; Campeona del Mundo de Enduro.
2011: Campeona del Mundo de Trial; 2ª en el Mundial de Enduro

Interview

“The Dakar is the race of the year”

After finishing 16th last year and feeling very satisfied, “despite missing out on some stages and having come up a bit short of her objective’’, the Catalan rider heads to the Dakar with new hopes and a new bike, a KTM with which she has already ridden on the Atacama Rally and Morocco Rally. “It is lighter, easy to ride and safer in the dangerous zones. It will be a big help for my physical well-being and my riding style”. During this season, Sanz competed in the World Enduro Championship, finishing third. A position she also occupied at the end of a stage in Morocco (8th in the GC). Laia will finish her preparation by working on her fitness and with a few tests in December in the Moroccan dunes before heading to Lima. “Let's see what Peru and its dunes will offer”, she exclaims. “I have ridden several times there. I felt good despite a few difficult sectors. The sand was thick and the heat made the terrain complicated.”

“My goal is to finish in the Top 15, but it will be difficult due to the excellent riding level of my rivals. It’s dangerous to be too ambitious on the Dakar. I have to be intelligent and sure as well as not crash and ride good stages. It is the race of the year for all the riders. If everything goes well, it is fantastic. But if it doesn’t, all the work during the season will have been for nothing and you have to wait another year to come back and try to do better. The weather, the dunes in Peru, the altitude and the cold temperatures in Bolivia and the heat of Argentina…All of this makes it a very hard race.”

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KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM

  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY REPLICA
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  • Class : M_G1.1 : ELITE

All news of L. Sanz

Newsflashes - 20/01 09:32 [GMT -3] - Bike

Sanz close to the top 10

Laia Sanz has started the last special. The KTM rider occupies 12th in the general standings, only 10 minutes behind ninth-placed rider Daniel Oliveras. As a reminder, her best result on the Dakar is her 9th overall place in 2015.

Newsflashes - 13/01 09:01 [GMT -4] - Bike

Laia Sanz in the race

Laia Sanz has started the special. The official KTM rider is currently sitting in 17th place overall in the motorcycle category.

Newsflashes - 06/01 10:13 [GMT -5] - Bike

A female touch

There are 11 women on the start list of the 2018 Dakar. Laia Sanz, riding an official KTM motorcycle, is back with the same ambition as always and will be fighting for a top 10 spot to go with her ninth-place finish in 2015.

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