N°416 SSV CAN-AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING

GERARD FARRES GUELL

(esp) 1.8m / 75kg

Hobbies

Mountain bike, bicicleta de carretera, pádel, cine, deporte, bicicleta, familia y amigos

Sponsors

South Racing, Can-Am, Motul, Jjuan Brakes, Tensor Neumático, HTI Clinic, McDonalds, Aquaflix, Macbor Motorbikes, 24MX, PlayStation, Garmin, SIXS Spain, Olympia Cycles, Farreti Events.

2021: SSV/11º
2020: SSV/11º 3 victorias de etapa
2019: SSV/ 2º
2018: Motos/ 5º
2017: Motos/ 3º
2016: Motos/ 8º
2015: Motos/ Abandono en la 8ª etapa
2014: Motos/ Abandono en la 5ª etapa
2013: Motos/ 69º
2012: Motos/ 7º
2011: Motos/ 28º (Mochilero de Francisco López)
2010: Motos/ Abandono en la 8ª etapa
2009: Motos/ 19º (Mochilero de Marc Coma)
2006: Motos/16º (Mejor Rookie)

2021: 4º en T4 en la Baja Aragón
2020: 11º en la categoría Autos y 2º en la clase T4 del Rally Andalucía, 2º en la clase T4 de la Baja Polonia.
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

“I never thought I would get this far in this legendary race”

In 2022, Gerard Farrès will take part in his 15th Dakar, the fourth behind the wheel of an SSV. The Manresa native is one of the leaders of the category in Spain. In 2006, he made his Dakar debut in Africa on a motorcycle. He finished 16th among the 119 riders in that edition, which garnered him rookie of the year honours. Step by step he climbed up the ranks, after riding in support for some of the big names of the time, he made headlines in 2017, finishing 3rd overall in the motorcycle category with the Spanish HIMOINSA team. Two years later, and another top 5 finish, he swapped two-wheels for four to venture into SSV with South Racing and Can-Am. After his debut in 2019 with a sensational second place, he helped his team to victory in the following two editions, now in Saudi Arabia. This year, he severed ties with Armand Monleón and will have a new co-driver with whom he will make his debut on 1 January in the Prologue of the 44th edition of the toughest rally in the world. But Farrès arrives with his desire and enthusiasm intact. A competitor with a broad smile even on the darkest of days, after hours of repairs in the middle of the desert, to try to complete a stage. The Spaniard says he never thought he would be able to do the Dakar in a car, and his objective now is to gain more experience and help the South Racing Can-Am structure maintain its recent dominance in the T4 category (light production vehicles).

G.F.: “I am so happy to take part in what will be my 15th Dakar. I never thought I would get this far in this legendary race and even less so to do it four times with a car. I am very grateful to the team for allowing me to grow in this world of four wheels, and I look forward to setting off on this new adventure. I never thought I would be able to do the Dakar in a buggy and look, I've done it for four years now. Gaining experience is the priority because it is very complicated to get sponsors to make this all happen. We have shown that we are pros, but in this sport you have to take small steps, like back in the day with the bike, to have a chance to win one day. Now we have to work hard to be in a position to take advantage of that opportunity when it comes.”

Vehicle

CAN-AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING

BRP CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS
CAN-AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING

  • BRP
  • CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS
  • CAN AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING
  • CAN AM FACTORY SOUTH RACING
  • S_T4_NO

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