Autonet, Schlemmer, Satu Mare Delphihttp://www.manigyenes.ro
2015: 21ST (winner marathon class)
2011: 17th (winner marathon class)
2009: Ab. Stage 2
2018 Red Bull Romaniacs (15th), Enduro Slovakia (1st), enduro races.
2016 Morocco Rally (28th)
2015 Romanian Enduro championship
Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco
Throughout the years, Emanuel Gyenes has become one of the best privateers in the bike class. The Romanian enduro specialist who first appeared on the Dakar back in 2007 when it was in Africa, managing to finish at a fine 46th spot, has since then opened a great path to glory. The rider from Satu Mare first made the headlines in 2010 when he captured 17th spot, capturing victory in the Marathon class. Since then he has become a specialist in that category of amateur bikers. After a three-year break he returned to the event to win the class in style and reach the finish in 21st position. A year later he did even better, moving up to 14th spot despite losing his Marathon trophy to Mario Patrao. A performance he knew would be tough to beat. Registered in Super Production in 2017, the Romanian had to be satisfied with another Top 20 finish. On what he considers as one of the toughest ever editions, Gyenes had to settle for 23rd position last year. His preparation for this edition have been rather tough. The Romanian indeed suffered a humeral fracture during a photo shoot on his bike in November. A real blow with under two months to go. Gyenes is however convinced he’ll have recovered on time but he’ll need all the energy in the world to achieve his task of finishing while in the Original by Motul class with no assistance.
“The organisers wanted the 2018 Dakar to be memorable and indeed the level of difficulty kept on increasing, making this edition the toughest of the eight I participated in. The race lasted two extra days with a lot of off-piste sections making the navigation extremely difficult. A lot of competitors had to quit rather rapidly. All these difficulties make my final 23rd position a real satisfaction, a precious result. It wasn’t the place I was aiming for but based on the conditions, I was really happy with my performance. This year, we’ll be exploring Peru during two weeks and we certainly won’t have an easy rally in 2019. The last few weeks before leaving for the Dakar Rally will take place in a different way. During a photo session, I suffered a humeral fracture and I had to focus on recovery. I will do my utmost to reach the finish of Lima on January the 17th."
AUTONET MOTORCYCLE TEAM
Emanuel Gyenes, a two-time winner of the Marathon category, is about to start his ninth Dakar. The Romanian rider, considered one of the top private competitors in the rally, signed up for the Original by Motul class. "I've been dreaming of tackling the race without assistance for quite some time", he explains. "I was tempted by the prospect of going back to the spirit...
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