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ATTENTION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DUE TO THE STRIKE MOVEMENT EXPECTED ON DECEMBER 5th IN FRANCE, THE SCRUTINEERING AND THE BOARDING WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 3rd AND 4th.
N°15 Bike HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY
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ORIOL MENA

(esp) Born on 01/05/1987 1.78m / 76kg

Sponsors

Gervall, Finca Valldosera, Partauto.it, Vivinwine, Mev, Movilpark, Nutrisport

2019: 10º
2018: 7º

2019: 6º Rally Silkway (Ganador de 1 etapa); 3º Merzouga Rally
2018: 12º Rally Merzouga, 12º Atacama Rally, 14º Desafío Inca
2017: Subcampeón de España de Enduro, 2º Rally de Cerdeña, 12º Rally Merzouga
2016: Campeón de España de Enduro, 5º Mundial de Enduro 2
2015: 5º en el Mundial de Enduro 2, Subcampeón de España Enduro 2
2014: Campeón de España de Enduro 2, 4º en el Mundial de Enduro 2

Interview

“Due to my accident, my goal has changed”

Just prior to the start of the Morocco Rally, a serious fall during testing put Oriol Mena in check. The Catalan rider broke five ribs, scapula and clavicle, in addition to suffering from a pneumothorax and a damaged arm. After several weeks of intense convalescing, he started to recover at the end of October at the San Cugat High Performance Center (Barcelona). The process began with simple exercises and a treatment using the most advanced technology: shock waves and ultrasound to fuse the bones as quickly as possible. This is why Oriol Mena arrives in Saudi Arabia with little preparation and with truncated objectives. His goal will be to ride to help his team in the event that one of his team mates will be competing at the sharp end of the order. Mena, who turned more than a few heads in 2018 in finishing 7th in his debut Dakar, before his 10th place result in Peru last year, was one of the favorites for the first edition in Saudi Arabia. Finally, his accident will require patience and a strong recovery to come back stronger in 2021.

O.M: “I am expecting an authentic Dakar. A rally where navigation will be essential, with long and difficult stages. Although I am not completely physically fit, I hope the stages won’t be too fast, with a lot of navigation. Before my injury, the goal was to run upfront as much as possible and to improve upon the previous results. The priorities have changed: I will help my team mates.”

Vehicle

HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY

  • Mark : HERO
  • Model : 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : Speedbrain
  • Assistance : Speedbrain
  • Class : M_G1.1 : ELITE

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