N°204 Car BAHRAIN RAID XTREME

NANI ROMA

(esp) 1.9m / 90kg

Hobbies

Montar en bicicleta, esquiar y fútbol 7 con amigos

Sponsors

Bahrain Raid Xtreme, Monster Energy, Samsung Data, Sparco, Bradol

2021: Auto/5º
2020: Auto/ 27º
2019: Auto/ 2º
2018: Auto/Abandono en la etapa 3
2017: Auto/4º
2016: Auto/6º
2015: Auto/Abandono en la etapa 10 (1 victoria de etapa)
2014: Auto/1º (4 victorias de etapa)
2013: Auto/4º (4 victorias de etapa)
2012: Auto/2º (3 victorias de etapa)
2011: Auto/Abandono en la etapa 9
2010: Auto/Abandono en la etapa 3 (1 victoria etapa)
2009: Auto/10º
2007: Auto/13º
2006: Auto/3º
2005: Auto/6º
2004: Motos/1º (2 victorias de etapa)
2003: Motos/Abandono (1 victoria de etapa)
2002: Motos/Abandono (3 victorias de etapa)
2001: Motos/Abandono (3 victorias de etapa)
2000: Motos/17º (4 victorias de etapa)
1999: Motos/Abandono (1 victoria etapa)
1998: Motos/Abandono (2 victorias etapa)
1997: Motos/Abandono
1996: Motos/1ª participación, 1 victoria de etapa

2021: 5º en la Baja Aragón
2019: 2º en la Baja Aragón, 7º en el Rally de Marruecos y 2º en la Baja Portalegre.
2018: 1º Baja Hungría, 1º Turkmenistan Rally, 1º Rally Portalegre y 19º Silk Way Rally
2017: 3º Rallye Marruecos, 4º Baja España Aragón
2016: 1º Rally Navarra, 1º Rally Bellpuig, 6º Rallye Marruecos
2015: 2º en el Rally Tierras Altas de Lorca; 1º en el Rally de Navarra; 1º en la Baja España Aragón; 1º en el Rally Vidreres- Maçanet.
2014: Ganador de la Baja España Aragón; Ganador del Desafío Inca ; Abandono en el Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1 victoria de etapa); Abandono en la última etapa del Rally de Marruecos.
2013: Ganador de la Baja España, de la Baja Hungría, del Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge y del Desafío Ruta 40 (copiloto: Michel Périn); 1º en el European Final Gymkhana Grid de Madrid.
2012: 2º en el Desafío Litoral; Campeón de Cataluña de Rally (copiloto: Pilar Barceló)
2011: 3º en el Rally de Túnez (con Mini), Abandono en el Rally de Marruecos.
2010: 3º en el Campeonato de Cataluña de Rallies (con Mitsu Evo) ; 6º de la Baja Aragón (con Mitsu Stradale).
2009: 1º en la Baja Aragón; 1º en el Campeonato de Cataluña de Rallies Tierra,
2008: 2º en la Baja Aragón; 2º en el Rally de Guijuelo; 6º en el Rally Portugal Dakar Serie.
2007: 2º en la Baja Aragón; 2º en el Rally Vodafone Transibérico; 7º en el Rally de Guijuelo; 3º en el Rally de Lanzarote.
2006: 2º en la Por Las Pampas; 2º en el Rally Vodafone Transibérico; 1º en el Rally de Cáceres (Grupo N); 1º en el Rally de Ourense (Grupo N).
2005: 1º en la Baja España-Aragón; 4º en el Rally Patagonia-Atacama; 4º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2004: 2º en el Rally de Cerdeña
2003: Ganador del Rally de Egipto; Ganador del Rally de Cerdeña; 2º en la Baja España-Aragón; 3º en la Copa FIM Rallys TT; 3º en el Rally de Túnez, 3º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2002: Ganador del Rally de Túnez (KTM 950 Rally); Ganador de la Baja España Aragón.
2001: 2º de la Baja España Aragón; 2º en el Rally de Túnez; 2º en el Rally de Egipto; 3º en los ISDE Francia.
2000: Ganador de la Baja Italia; Ganador de la Baja España Aragón; 3º en los ISDE España.
1999: 2º en el Raid de Egipto; 2º en el Rally de Dubaï UAE Desert Challenge; Ganador de la Baja España Aragón; Ganador de la Baja Italia; 1º en el ISDE Portugal.
1998: Ganador de la Baja España Aragón; Campeón de España de Raids; 4º en el Rally de Túnez.
1997: Campeón de España de Enduro; Campeón de España de Raids; Ganador de la Baja España-Aragón.
1996: 3º en el Campeonato de España de Enduro 4T; 2º en el Campeonato del Mundo de Enduro 4T; 2º en la Baja España-Aragón.
1995: 2º en el Campeonato de España de Enduro 4T; 3º en los ISDE; Ganador de la Baja España-Aragón; 8º en el Campeonato del Mundo de Enduro.
1994: Campeón de Europa de Enduro Senior; 1º en los ISDE USA; 4º en el Campeonato de España de Enduro Senior.
1993: 4º en el Campeonato de España de Enduro Senior; 3º en los ISDE.
1992: 5º en el Campeonato de Europa de Enduro Senior (125 cc); Subcampeón de España de Enduro Senior (125 cc).
1991: Subcampeón de España de Enduro Junior (125cc); 3º en los ISDE Checoslovaquia.

Interview

“We are cautiously optimistic”

Nani Roma is to the Dakar what one of four wheels is to a car: indispensable. This January 2022, the veteran Catalan driver will be competing in his 26th edition, his second with the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team managed by Prodrive. His legacy in the iconic rally lies in the fact that he is one of only three competitors in the history of the rally to have won both on a bike (2004 with KTM) and in a car (2014 with MINI X-Raid). Although he grew up playing football, soon he was won over by motorcycling, and in 1991 he finished runner-up in the Spanish 125cc Enduro Junior Championship. His first participation in the Dakar was in 1996... and from the outset, he impressed everyone with a stage victory. Since then, he has not missed a single edition of the rally, and his legacy is such that even his wife, Rosa Romero, has competed in the race nine times. When everything seemed to indicate that his new project with Bahrain Raid Xtreme would be a year of developing the Hunter BRX T1 by competing in multiple events throughout the year, the T1+ regulation changes have forced them to test their new Hunter T1+ ECOpower. The redesigned prototype will also run with a biofuel developed by the British manufacturer in collaboration with Coryton Advanced Fuels that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent. Roma is back after a two-year absence with Alex Haro, with whom he competed from 2016 to 2019 and managed to finish second three years ago. They finished fifth in the Baja Aragon last July. Their goal is to fight with their rivals in Saudi Arabia after the Spanish driver has managed to bring the last two prototypes created from scratch with which he has competed - the Borgward in 2020 and the BRX T1 in 2021 - to the finish, despite various setbacks. They know that the challenge is great and that every detail counts in the headliner car category. While they are cautiously optimistic, they are confident that there will be opportunities to compete with the best raiders in the world.

N.R.: “This will be my 26th Dakar after an intense last few months of putting in a lot of kilometres in the desert. Although we had more races planned throughout the year, the change of regulations to T1+ forced us to concentrate on testing the new car built by Bahrain Raid Xtreme/Prodrive. With bigger wheels, more suspension travel and, therefore, extra weight, the inertia of the 4x4 has changed quite a lot. But it has been a matter of learning and adapting. I also think that the Balance of Performance [BoP] will make it very tight for all the top teams”.
“We have a great chance to get a good result this year, but having said that, we are a little bit short on time. If we have the same reliability as last year, if we improve on speed, if we improve on some things... we will have a chance, because we will all be on the same level. Last year the buggies were way ahead of us. Now Toyota, Audi, and us will be there. Last year we learned to work with little time and very quickly; we are cautiously optimistic.”
A. H.: “It's a real pleasure to be back with Nani. We stopped racing together two years ago, but we kept in touch, training and so on, and it's great to race together again with this super project that BRX is offering us, with Prodrive on the technical side. Everything is easy with Nani. When we re-teamed to race, it felt like the day before the last time we had both been in the car, when in fact, two years had passed. We hope to be at our best for this new Dakar, where we believe that it will be very tight, which will make it a fantastic rally”.

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BAHRAIN RAID XTREME

PRODRIVE HUNTER
BAHRAIN RAID XTREME

  • PRODRIVE
  • HUNTER
  • 4×4 Petrol and Diesel

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