N°301 Car BORGWARD RALLY TEAM

NANI ROMA

(esp) 1.9m / 90kg

Hobbies

Montar en bicicleta, esquiar y fútbol 7 con amigos

Sponsors

Borgward, Monster Energy, BF Goodrich

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

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

“Let's see what the Saudi desert looks like”

Nani Roma was at the center of one of the transfers of the year ahead of the 2020 Dakar, which will be his 24th. Last September, the two-time Dakar champion and only Spanish competitor to have won on two and four wheels announced he would drive a Borgward BX7 DKR EVO, alongside co-driver Dani Oliveras. Roma left the large Mini team to join the privateer squad with the help of Wevers Sport, which has taken part in the last two Dakars. In 2018 Nicolás Fuchs was in the top ten just until he retired with a mechanical problem- and in 2019 with Erik Wevers himself at the commands, it again failed to reach to the finish line. Nani has participated nine times on a bike and 14 in a car. In 2004, he won with KTM when the Dakar was still contested in Africa and in 2014, he won the car category in a Mini in South America. Both consistent and extremely fast, Nani Roma, drove a nearly error-free rally to finish runner-up last time out on the Dakar, behind Nasser Al Attiyah. Thus, he got his revenge after what happened in 2018, when a very serious accident on stage three delayed him and forced him to retire soon after, as he was too physically diminished to continue on. Aware that he is about to take on a difficult Dakar in which he will be in a new car with a new co-driver, team and country – and handicapped by a lack of testing, he is nonetheless excited following his participation in the Morocco Rally and even more so the Baja Portalegre where he finished second. The car from the German constructor is an evolution of the model that debuted in 2018, with a new engine and suspension adapted to the new technical regulations. Although winning is still Nani’s objective, he his more realistic hope is to be in the Top five in a desert that reminds him of Mauritania.

N.R.: “What motivated me in my choice is that Borgward has been strong on the Dakar in recent years. The brand’s sporting identity is rally-raid, the Dakar. And they have already done two Dakars. The car works very well but we still have a lot of work to do with it, but I think it could do something special. The team is very motivated. I think that together, we can do a great job and get some very good results very soon. Now, I have a co-driver that lives close to me in Girona, former bike racer, Dani Oliveras. So, there will be two bikers in the car. He is a goo mechanic, he has done a Dakar in a car, he has participated in several races in the World Rally-Raid Championship this year and he has experience, but we will have to get to know each other at the start. My goal is always the same: to win. We will have to be aware that there will be a lot of new things for this Dakar: the car, the team, the co-driver and the desert. We have a strong car; I have to create an osmosis with my co-driver and then see how the team works. What I do know, is that if each day we start the stage and if we finish with a problem, in the end we will be with the leaders as was the case in the last edition of the Dakar. This desert is also something new. A 2020 Dakar with a new desert and a new country. Let's see what the Saudi desert looks like. I think it could work in our favour because it is similar to the Mauritanian desert. We are very optimistic, but we are also very realistic. This will be a difficult Dakar, a Dakar that, is we do a good job, we could be competitive.” D.O.: “Last year, I did the Dakar with Gerard Farrès in an SSV and we got an excellent result, finishing second and the team was very pleased. After the Dakar, I went with Cyril Despres to race in Abu Dhabi with the X-Raid team and the conversations began for the following season. However, there was nothing sure and the opportunity came up to team with Nani in the Borgward, which is a pleasure for me. We have known each other for many years, dating back to the days when he took part in testing. He always kept an eye on what I was doing, especially when I raced with his wife Rosa Roma in the Himoinsa team. I think that the Borgward has a lot of potential. It is already shown its worth. We didn’t have much time to test, but Nani was very satisfied after his test in Morocco, then in Portalegre, where the car worked perfectly. The goal is to be competitive and finish in the Top five. We have a team with very professional people and a lot of competition experience.”

Vehicle

BORGWARD RALLY TEAM

  • Mark : BORGWARD
  • Model : BX7 EVO
  • Performance tuner : Borgward Rally Team
  • Assistance : Wevers Sport
  • Class : T1.1 petrol modified A-T 4x4

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 16 16 16
2 11 11 13
3 19 19 13
4 68 68 44
5 13 13 32
6 12 12 28
7 11 11 24
8 10 10 23
9 13 13 22
10 64 64 33
11 12 12 29
12 12 12 27

All news of N. Roma

Newsflashes - 15/01 15:33 [GMT +3] - Auto

Roma finally finishes

Nani Roma eventually managed to solve the problem with his gear box and resume the stage. The Spaniard, who was second overall in the car category last year, finished the special 4 hours and 22 minutes behind Carlos Sainz. As a result he tumbles down to 33rd in the general standings.

Newsflashes - 15/01 10:17 [GMT +3] - Auto

Roma at a standstill

Nani Roma has ground to a halt after 100 km of the special following a gear box problem on his Borgward. The Spaniard was trailing the stage leader by 6 minutes prior to this setback.

Reactions - 13/01 15:51 [GMT +3] - Auto

Nani Roma: “Now the car is much better”

Nani Roma placed his Borgward in the top ten of the eighth stage. The Catalan and his German car continue to progress as the rally goes on.

“Today it was not an easy stage for everybody in the bivouac after the tragedy with Paulo yesterday. It was a hard day for everybody, but this is the race. But this morning, it was a strange feeling to be honest. Afterwards,...

Newsflashes - 08/01 16:03 [GMT +3] - Auto

Roma at a standstill for 35 minutes

This Dakar is not going the way Nani Roma might have hoped. The Spaniard's Borgward was hit by a mechanical at km 354 and now he is waiting for his support vehicle to fix it!

Newsflashes - 08/01 12:18 [GMT +3] - Auto

Roma off the pace

14th at 6’32 behind Stéphane Peterhansel after 108 km, Nani Roma has been unable to keep up with the fastest drivers since the start in Jeddah. The 2019 Dakar runner-up is languishing in 13th place overall, more than an hour back...

Newsflashes - 05/01 15:22 [GMT +3] - Auto

De Villiers and Roma losing buckets of time

It's a bad day at the office for Giniel De Villiers and Nani Roma, with the two favourites losing 23 and 28 minutes, respectively. Hardly an ideal start to the rally...

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