N°401 SSV MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM

GERARD FARRES GUELL

(esp) 1.8m / 75kg

Hobbies

VTT, pádel, cine, deporte, bicicleta, familia y amigos

Sponsors

Can-Am, Monster Energy, JjuanBrakes, HTI Clinic, McDonalds, Ecologika, Farreti Events, DaleAlPlay, six Spain, Olympia Cycles, KTM Spain, CAR Sant Cugat, Optica Torrents, Bar Restaurant Calbeulo

2019: 2º
2018: 5º (motos)
2017: 3º (motos)
2016: 8º (motos)
2015: Abandono en la 8ª etapa (motos)
2014: Abandono en la 5ª etapa (motos)
2013: 69º (4º de la 4ª etapa, motos)
2012: 7º (2º de la etapa 11; 4º de la etapa 14, motos)
2011: 28º (Mochilero de Francisco López, motos)
2010: Abandono en la 8ª etapa (motos)
2009: 19º (Mochilero de Marc Coma, motos)
2006: 16º (y primer rookie, motos)

2019: 1º Rally Panáfrica
2018: 2ºRally Marruecos, 1º Rally Panáfrica
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

Interview

“We are doing the Dakar to win”

This year, once again, one of the most complete competitors from Spain will race in the Dakar. After having done 11 editions in the bike category, Catalan’s Gerard Farrés will participate for the second consecutive year in the most demanding motor race in the world in the SSV category. In Saudi Arabia, He will be partnered with old friend Armand Monleón. They’ve known one another for a long time when they motorcycle tested together in Catalonia. This will be the fifth Dakar for Monleón, but the first that he will do as a co-driver. Farrés, who led the rally last year before finishing second, is aware that victory is now his only objective. “We are doing the Dakar to win. We know that the category is very competitive with some major rivals and it is clear that it will be a Dakar like the others, very tough and with a lot of navigation where our experience could be very important in the management of the rally”. Precisely, this navigation theme is also underscored by Monleón who is in favour of receiving the roadbook just before the start of each special stage, because it "puts all the competitors on an equal footing". It is clear that Farrés and Monleón are heading to the 2020 Dakar to give it their all. The duo will be at the start to compete hard and not disappoint their fans, in as much as they are one of the favorite crews to march onto the top step of the podium, after having won the Panafrica Rally.

G.F.G:” We are better prepared this year because we have worked hard on all that we didn’t do well in Peru with the goal of improving. In Saudi Arabia, I hope it will be a very hard Dakar, with a lot of navigation, but where all the competitors will start with the same chances. It will be very important to manage race strategy in order to not make a human mistake.” A.M: “We have a lot to learn and the preparation has changed a lot. You need to be a lot stronger physically to ride a bike than drive a car. You have to lose weight and most especially prepare psychologically because the stress and tension in the car is a lo greater than on a bike. I think that the Saudi Arabian terrain will be an advantage for us. Not knowing what to expect is extra motivation for the drivers like us, the old guard, which feels very comfortable in unknown situations.”

Vehicle

MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM

  • Mark : CAN - AM
  • Model : MAVERICK
  • Performance tuner : South Racing
  • Assistance : South Racing
  • Class : T3.P Prototype A-T vehicles

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 8 8 8
2 30 30 21
3 1 1 12
4 28 28 16
5 34 34 18
6 1 1 14
7 8 8 12
8 31 30 14
9 14 14 13
10 3 3 11
11 8 8 11
12 8 8 11

All news of G. Farres guell

Newsflashes - 13/01 16:34 [GMT +3] - SSV

Farrés finally finishes

Although it seemed he would withdraw from the race at one point, Gerard Farrés was finally able to repair his Can-Am and resume racing to finish the special. The Spaniard reached the finishing line more than 2 hours and 12 minutes behind the stage winner...

Newsflashes - 13/01 13:50 [GMT +3] - SSV

The race is probably over for Farrés

Gerard Farrés, second on the Dakar last year and the winner of two stages in 2020, is currently in a very sticky predicament. The Spaniard crashed into another competitor after 400 km and is waiting for his assistance team to take him to the bivouac by road, which would mean an exit from the race for the Spanish driver…

Newsflashes - 10/01 16:59 [GMT +3] - SSV

Farrés wins by one minute

Gerard Farrés has won his second stage since the start of the rally, by 1’22 in front of general standings leader Chaleco López, after 477 km of racing! Reinaldo Varela finished in third place, 5 minutes behind the stage winner.

Newsflashes - 08/01 17:17 [GMT +3] - SSV

Farrés 1 h 30 down

Stage 3 winner Gerard Farrés is having a hellish day today. The Spaniard continues to ship time and went through km 296 with a deficit of 1 h 30 to the leader of the SSV race.

 

Newsflashes - 08/01 11:46 [GMT +3] - SSV

Farrés in trouble

The first part of today's special has not been kind to yesterday's winner, Gerard Farrés. The talented former biker has lost almost 11 minutes in 55 km!

 

Newsflashes - 07/01 16:56 [GMT +3] - SSV

Farrés pips everybody at the post

Gerrard Farrés was in 5th place after 352 km, but was the quickest SSV driver on the last part of the special. Following a catastrophic day yesterday, the second placed finisher on the last edition reacted perfectly to grab a fine win in Neom, just 18 seconds in front of Sergei Kariakin. Casey Currie finished third on the stage and takes the lead in the general standings,...

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