(rou) 1.8m / 90kg


swimming, bicycling


Autonet, Schlemmer, Satu Mare Delphi

2019: Ab. Stage 8
2018: 23rd
2017: 17th
2016: 14th
2015: 21ST (winner marathon class)
2012: 39th
2011: 17th (winner marathon class)
2009: Ab. Stage 2
2007: 46th

2019 Red Bull Romaniacs (4th), Hungarian Enduro Championship (1st)
2018 Red Bull Romaniacs (15th), Enduro Slovakia (1st), enduro races.
2016 Morocco Rally (28th)
2015 Romanian Enduro championship
Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco


“Returning a lot stronger and motivated”

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 has however lived very different fortunes on the race. From an initial 46th spot on his debut he managed a career high 14th position in 2016 and claimed the Marathon class twice. He was also forced to quit twice including last year. 2019 was indeed supposed to be a turning point in the Dakar journey of the Romanian from Satu Maru. Registered in the Original by Motul class, he had set high goals. Sadly a crash two months before the event saw the rider break his arm during a photo session. He still decided to start his 9th Dakar but another fall on day 8 forced him to retire for good. “Mani” who competed in the Hungarian Enduro championships winning a third consecutive title is now fully focused on the love of his life, hoping to this time shine in the toughest of classes.

“I tried the impossible and I was about to make it. But stage 8 of the Dakar didn’t go the way I wanted it to. It was a stage where bikes were mixed by the cars and trucks and it made it really difficult to follow the right tracks and find your way in the dust. Just after the first way point, I crashed and damaged my entire navigation tower. I also badly hurt my right arm that I had broken two months before. I tried to carry on but after 10 kilometres, I had to stop. My hand couldn’t hold the handle bar. I waited long minutes to see if I could carry on but eventually I had to call the helicopter. I will return to the Dakar a lot stronger and motivated.”



  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY REPLICA
  • Performance tuner : Autonet Motorcycle Team
  • Assistance :
  • Class : G2.2 Marathon

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 48 48 48
2 49 49 48
3 42 42 43
4 39 39 41
5 45 45 37
6 34 34 35
7 31 31 33
8 - - 33
9 33 32 32
10 16 16 29
11 32 32 29
12 34 34 29

All news of E. Gyenes

Newsflashes - 17/01 10:52 [GMT +3] - Moto

Original by Motul: Melot takes the final stage and Gyenes the overall

Benjamin Melot has won the stage in the Original by Motul class and claimed second place in the final general classification of bikers racing without support. The winner of the class is Dakar Legend Emanuel Gyenes, who also finished 29th overall.

Newsflashes - 17/01 05:55 [GMT +3] - Moto

Original by Motul: Gyenes almost there

The end is in sight for Emmanuel Gyenes! The Romanian only needs to finish his tenth Dakar to win the Original by Motul classification, in which he has 1 h 20 to spare over Benjamin Melot heading into the final stage. Despite racing without support from day one, his performance is good enough for 29th place overall so fa!

Newsflashes - 16/01 06:05 [GMT +3] - Moto

Original by Motul

Emanuel Gyenes is now only two days away from a splendid victory in the Original by Motul category. This morning, the Romanian, who won stage 10, has a lead of 1 hour and 38 minutes over Florent Vayssade, who in turn is only two minutes ahead of his countryman Benjamin Melot. 28 brave riders are still in the race.

Newsflashes - 14/01 06:45 [GMT +3] - Moto

Gyenes in a league of his own

Emanuel Gyenes continues to dominate the Original by Motul class. The Romanian with ten Dakar starts under his belt will be starting stage 8 with a healthy margin of 1 h 25 over Florent Vayssade.


Newsflashes - 09/01 07:15 [GMT +3] - Original by Motul

Original by Motul

Emanuel Gyenes is still firmly in control of the category for those brave souls who race the Dakar without support. The Romanian added another stage win to his tally in Al-ʿUla yesterday and will be starting today's special with a margin of almost an hour over Florent Vayssade in the general classification.

Newsflashes - 07/01 08:56 [GMT +3] - Original by Motul

Gyenes in charge

Romanian Emanuel Gyenes, the winner of the first two specials in Saudi Arabia in the Original by Motul category, is in form. As a result, he leads his nearest pursuer by almost 40 minutes as he prepares to tackle the loop around Neom.

Newsflashes - 06/01 07:30 [GMT +3] - Original by Motul

Original by Motul

Like every year, there are 40-odd bikers and quad riders competing in the Original by Motul category, a class for the daredevils who tackle the Dakar the old-fashioned way, without any support whatsoever. Veteran Emanuel Gyenes is in the lead after the opening stage.

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