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ATTENTION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DUE TO THE STRIKE MOVEMENT EXPECTED ON DECEMBER 5th IN FRANCE, THE SCRUTINEERING AND THE BOARDING WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 3rd AND 4th.
N°44 Bike AUTONET MOTORCYCLE TEAM
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EMANUEL GYENES

(rou) Born on 03/03/1984 1.8m / 90kg

Sponsors

Autonet, Schlemmer, Satu Mare Delphi

http://www.manigyenes.ro

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

Interview

“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.”

Vehicle

AUTONET MOTORCYCLE TEAM

  • Mark : KTM
  • Model : 450 RALLY REPLICA
  • Performance tuner : Autonet Motorcycle Team
  • Assistance :
  • Class : M_G2.2 : G2.2 Marathon 0 à 450 cm3

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