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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°5 Bike ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING
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PABLO QUINTANILLA

(chl) Born on 10/12/1986 1.79m / 80kg

Sponsors

Husqvarna, Rockstar Energy, Mahindra, Clínica Universidad Los Andes, Transportes Artisa, Just1, Alpinestars

https://www.pabloquintanilla.cl/

2019: Moto/ 4º
2018: Moto/ 8º
2017: Moto/ Abandono etapa 10
2016: Moto/ 3º
2015: Moto/ 4º
2014: Moto/Abandono en la Etapa 3
2013: Moto/ Abandono en la Etapa 6

2019: 7º en el Campeonato del Mundo FIM de Rallies Cross Country: 1º en Atacama Rally, 2º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2018: Subcampeón Mundial FIM de Rally Cross Country: 1º en la General de Motos del Rally de Abu Dhabi, 3º en el Rally de Merzouga, 3º en el Rally Atacama, 3º en el Desafío Ruta 40 y 4º en el Rally de Marruecos.
2017: Campeón Mundial FIM de Rally Cross Country.
2016: Campeón Mundial FIM de Rally Cross Country
2015: Participó en el Campeonato FIM de Rally Cross Country 3º en Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, 5º en Sealine Cross Country Qatar, Abandono en Marruecos.
2013: Campeón del Rally de Antofagasta, 1° en el Rally de la Minería, 1° en el Dakar Series Desafío Inca, y Campeón Latinoamericano FIM Atacama Rally; 3° en el Rally de La Serena y 8° en el Desafío Ruta 40.
2012: 2° Rally Desafío del Desierto; Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar
2011: Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar
2010: Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar
2009: Campeón Copa Enduro Cross Esemar; 5° Mundial MX3 Chile; 2° Latino MX1 Guatemala; Mejor Motociclista Chileno 2009; Mundial MX1 Brasil.
2008: 5° Mundial MX3 Chile
2001: 1° Latino MX Guatemala

Interview

“To win is a dream and I work every day to make it come true”

Pablo Quintanilla is one of the top riders in the world and has quickly joined the list of potential Dakar winners. In 2019, he finished just off the podium after a crash on the final stage resulted in a double ankle fracture. After seven months off his bike, he returned with a win on the Atacama Rally and a second-place finish in Morocco. The two-time World Cross-Country Champion says he has a lighter and more reliable Husqvarna to try to finally win, in a new country for both him and his rivals.

P.Q: “After my fall in the last Dakar, a long healing process ensued, which was very painful and frustrating at the start. I had two operations on my left ankle, where plates and screws were put in, by an excellent doctor Manuel Pellegrini, who guided me through the convalescence. This accident is now ancient history to me. I will give it my all, like I always do and what is most important is to learn lessons, which will make me stronger. After seven months away from competition, I made my return with a win on the Atacama Rally and a second place in Morocco. It was an amazing way to conclude the year and to leave the injuries behind. At the start of these races, it was hard to find the pace, but I stayed focused, stayed calm and kept my conviction just until I found a competitive level. This will help a lot in the upcoming Dakar. I know nothing about Saudi Arabia and I believe no one has ridden there before, certainly not the contenders for the win. It is an open and untouched terrain, which is what I love, because we will all set off in the same conditions. My race plan is the same as it has been the past few years: try to be in the attacking group in the opening days and be relentless in my goal to finish on the podium. The Husqvarna FR 450 Rally Factory is the best bike I could have to take on the Dakar. Today, it is a little lighter and we have also improved the reliability. I am sure that we will do something important together. My rivals? They will surely be the same riders that I have raced against these past few years on the Dakar and in the World Cup: Price, Sunderland, Walkner, Barreda, Benavides, Brabec and my friend "Nacho" Cornejo. The French Yamaha guys (Van Beveren and De Soultrait) will also be in the mix as well as my team mate Andrew Short. I hope to win, that’s my wish. It is a dream that I want to make happen and I work every day with this in mind. Nothing has changed for me in the last three or four Dakars, because I have always set off with the goal to win.”

Vehicle

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING

  • Mark : HUSQVARNA
  • Model : FR 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  • Assistance : Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  • Class : M_G1.1 : ELITE

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