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2022: Moto / 5º (2 victorias de etapa)
2021: Moto / Abandono etapa 11 (3 victorias de etapa)
2020: Moto/ 7º (1 victoria de etapa)
2019: Moto/ Abandono en la etapa 3 (1 victoria de etapa)
2018: Moto/Abandono (3 victorias de etapa)
2017: Moto/ 5º (4 victorias de etapa)
2016: Moto/Abandono (1 victoria etapa prólogo)
2015: Moto/ 17º (4 victorias de etapa)
2014: Moto/ 7º (5 victorias de etapa)
2013: Moto/17º (4 victorias de etapa)
2012: Moto/11º (1 victoria de etapa)
2011: Moto/Abandono en la 2ª etapa

2021: 1º en el Andalucía Rally, 1º en la Baja España Aragón y 11º en el Rally Marruecos
2020: 5º en la categoría Motos del Rally Andalucía.
2019: 5º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rallies Cross Country: 14º en el Rally de Abu Dhabi, 9º en el Rally de Silk Way, 3º en el Atacama Rally y 3º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2018: 1º Merzouga Rally, abandono en el Rally de Atacama.
2017: 1º Baja España, 1º Vegas to Reno (California)
2016: 2º en el Desafio Ruta 40, 1º Baja Spain, 1º Vegas to Reno, 1º China Grand Rally
2015: 15º en el Rally de Abu Dabi; 2º en el Rally de Qatar; Abandono en el Rally de Marruecos durante la última etapa siendo líder destacado de la general.
2014: 3º del Desert Challenge / 1ero del Rally de Qatar / 6º del Rally de Cerdeña / 4º del Rally de Marruecos; 2º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rally Raid 2014;
2013: 3º en el Rally de Marruecos; 1º de la Baja Aragón.
2012: Ganador del Rally de Egipto; 2º en el Rally de Marruecos; 5º en el Rally de Dubái; Ganador de la Baja España-Aragón.
2011: Rally de Marruecos (abandono; 2 victorias de etapa) / 5º en el Campeonato de España de Enduro.
2010: Rally de los Faraones (Abandono en la 4ª etapa, 2 veces 2º en las etapas 2 y 3) / Abandono en la Baja Aragón (ganador del prólogo)
2009: Abandono en la Baja Aragón
1996: Ganador del Campeonato de España de Motocross (categoría juvenil), tenía 12 años.


“I have recovered and the objective is to fight for the Dakar”

Joan Barreda is a Dakar legend. In the 2022 edition, he made history by surpassing the 27 stage victories of the great Jordi Arcarons. With his two stage wins, the Spaniard is now just four wins shy of the Dakar record, 33 held by Peterhansel and Despres. Barreda is the rider with the most stage victories in active service, thanks to his trademark style of aggressive riding, constantly going on the attack in search of victory while not caring about having to open the stage the following day and without the slightest bit of caution. He will employ this same style in his 13th participation on a motorbike. He will aim to finish for the eighth time, but his ultimate goal is what has eluded him so many times: the overall victory. His best result is 5th place in two editions, in 2017 and last year's edition (2022). He came ever so close to glory in 2013, 2014 and 2015, achieving repeated victories, but crashes or mechanical problems prevented him from triumphing. He also fought for the win on the 2021 Dakar but retired on stage 11 when he ran out of fuel and was exhausted after a fall two days earlier. And in 2022, after losing almost 42 minutes on stage one B, he didn't give up and went for it. He made a spectacular comeback, winning stages two and four, reducing his deficit to 14 minutes. Then came a hard crash on stage five. He broke his collarbone and pelvis. It seemed all was lost, but despite the pain, he held on heroically. Even on stage eight, he had to ride for a few minutes with one hand after his collarbone popped out of place. But that didn't stop him from sticking to his strategy and attacking. He finished stage ten only eight minutes behind the leader but had to settle for fifth place. He thus added to his legend. Several previous editions put the Torreblanca rider's endurance to the test. In 2018 he dropped out when he was in second place due to knee and wrist injuries. In 2019, he went off the road at km 143 of stage three and fell into a rocky ravine when he was in the lead. In 2020, affected by a cracked rib in the run-up to the Dakar, Joan rode the first few stages very constrained, and his injury worsened after crashes on days two and four. He experienced mechanical problems but finished in seventh place. Joan is no longer with the factory Monster Energy Honda Team. He chose to spend the first part of the year recovering and has made specific preparations to be at his best for the 2023 Dakar. The 39-year-old rider returns to competition after a year in which he only raced in the 2022 Dakar. But he is now recovered and focused on his goal of fighting for everything once again.

J.B.B: “2022 was a good Dakar. I arrived very well prepared. It was a shame that we lost a lot of time in the opening stage (1B), but I always remained positive and ambitious. Obviously, as I was making up time, there were some small navigation mistakes along the way, but I did my best. I was affected by the crash and injuries I had, but the feeling I had was good. I did a decent job. I broke my collarbone and fractured my pelvis, and I tried to be positive and do the best I could. In spite of that, I was making up time, and there were some stages at the end where I also lost some time because of a navigation error when opening the stage, but the feeling was good”.
“Getting the record of stage wins this year will be difficult. It's not something I've always aimed for, but it's come a little bit just because of my understanding of the rally. But more than that, my goal is to fight for the Dakar. And I don't want to abandon my style. In normal conditions, we have a shot. There is a group of five or six riders that can win. They are all excellent navigators, fast and experienced. I have prepared to arrive at the Dakar ready to be in that group of riders with a real chance of winning. Ultimately, you must avoid mistakes, lose as little time as possible with the navigation, and be well positioned”.




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All news of J. Barreda bort

Newsflashes - 11/01 09:55 [GMT +3] - Bike

Joan Barreda latest

After taking a tumble 16 km into yesterday's special, Joan Barreda was flown to hospital in Riyadh to undergo further tests for back pain. Last evening, the Honda biker announced he had suffered a fracture of the second lumbar vertebra. "It's a real pity to have to quit the Dakar", he wrote on Instagram. "We started the special today with the idea to take the race head...

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

Barreda joins the openers

Joan Barreda has caught up with the three men at the front 250 km into the special. It is getting crowded out there, as "Bang Bang", who started the stage in fifth place overall, joins Skyler Howes, Luciano Benavides and Toby Price. The Spaniard, no longer an official HRC factory biker, is racing under the "Monster Joan Barreda" banner, but he is receiving the wholehearted...

Reactions - 06/01 18:04 [GMT +3] - Bike

Joan Barreda: “I’m just so happy to be here at my age”

 Despite his nasty fall yesterday, Joan Barreda finished in fourth place on stage six, which is identical to his position in the general rankings. Lagging ten minutes behind Skyker Howes, the Honda rider is still in the reckoning for overall triumph.  

“Today I tried to keep my rhythm. At the beginning it was a little bit difficult....

Summary - 04/01 18:26 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2023 - Stage 4 | Barreda and Loeb on the hunt

The fourth stage of the Dakar took place at altitude, with a profile that never dropped below 800 metres and sometimes climbed up to 1,300 metres. The cool weather accompanied the riders, drivers and crews on this 425 km long loop to the west of Ha'il. The previous day’s rain significantly changed the nature of the terrain, but not the beauty of the canyons...

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