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2015: Abandono en la 8ª etapa
2014: Abandono en la 5ª etapa
2013: 69º (4º de la 4ª etapa)
2012: 7º (2º de la etapa 11; 4º de la etapa 14)
2011: 28º (Mochilero de Francisco López)
2010: Abandono en la 8ª etapa (problemas mecánicos)
2009: 19º (Mochilero de Marc Coma)
2006: 16º (y primer rookie)
2016: 1º Hellas Rally, 4º Merzouga Rally, 2º Baja Aragón.
2015: 2º del Merzouga Rally, 1º de la Transanatolia, 1º en la Baja Aragón
2014: 3º en el Rally de Cerdeña
2013: 8º del Merzouga Rally
2012: 2º de la Baja España; 9º del Mundial de Rally (11º en Abu Dabi, 5º en Qatar, 7º en Cerdeña)
2011: Ganador de la Baja España
2010: Abandono en la 4ª etapa del Rally de Faraones (1 victoria de etapa); Participación en la Baja
España (Abandono) y en el Rally de Cerdeña (Abandono).
2007: Campeón de España de Raids; 4º en el Rally de Túnez; Ganador de la Baja-Aragón.
2000: Campeón del Mundo de Enduro por Equipos; Campeón del Mundo Junior de Enduro
1999: Campeón del Mundo de Enduro por Equipos
1998: Campeón del Mundo de Enduro por Equipos
Gerard Farrès managed to stride onto the third step of the podium of the 2017 Dakar. The Spanish rider, who joined the Himoinsa team three years ago, acknowledges that the credit for this result was only his doing but in fact the entire team. “I received help during several stages from the other riders in the team, the mechanics and the managers. Results don’t come by themselves.” This season started well in preparing for the 2018Daakr with a second place in the Merzouga Rally and a win at Hellas in Greece. Yet, a crash during the battle on the final stage of this rally caused a knee injury that did not stand in the way of taking the overall victory but did cause a lot of discomfort ever since. As he does each time he climbs on his bike and heads out on to the tracks, his professionalism sees him battle at the highest level. “We will do our best against the best riders and will then see what result we get from this Dakar.”
G.F.: “I was exhausted and suffered in this Dakar. Since 2001, I have had an injured knee but it got worse with this crash. I have that is not going away, but I am staying positive. I am going to battle as hard as I can. Although I'm not in the same shape as last year, anything can happen and I can’t wait to be there. It is going to be tough from the start with the sand. It is likely that half of the competitors will be out of the race after the Peruvian stages. The dunes that you can’t see and the heat will be determining. Then the high altitudes in Bolivia will come and the rain and finally Argentina that will be a final obstacle to complete what will be a very hard Dakar.”.
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Gerard Farrés is the second rider to finish after Matthias Walkner. The Spaniard, who finished third on the Dakar in 2017, crossed the line after the group of 6 riders who took the wrong track. He is the most fortunate of the finishers, since he is only 16’21’’ behind the day’s winner.
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