2018: Abandono (3 victorias de etapa)
2015: 17º (3 victorias de etapa)
2014: 7º (5 victorias de etapa)
2013: 17º (4 victorias de etapa)
2012: 11º (1 victoria de etapa)
2011: Abandono en la 2ª etapa
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
Joan Barreda still has a score to settle with the Dakar. The Castellón based rider had to drop out after stage 11 in the last two editions due to serious knee and wrist issues, which forced him out of the rally while in second place in the general classification. Following surgery on his left wrist and with the pain behind him, Joan Barreda returned to win the Rally Merzouga. But then he had a major accident in the Atacama Rally that halted his progress. The Spaniard has intensified his preparation these past two months to show up for the Dakar in the best conditions. “After several hand operations, I believe that I am in decent physical shape and that was the goal after last year’s problems. I wanted to regain the feeling in the wrist and I have.” Joan Barreda’s big desire is still the overall victory in Peru and his 5th place in 2017, as well as, feeling comfortable on the bike give reason for optimism. “Clearly, the goal is to win, but a podium would be quite positive. I am going to try to be in the lead group.”
J.B. : “I like it that it will be 100% Peruvian sand and dunes. Even though I know that there are several sand specialists, I have always been among the fastest on this surface. The 10-race will be shorter and more like a sprint and more than ever before, we can’t afford to make any mistakes. We are going to give it our best on the Dakar.”
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2019
The winner of the opening stage and leader of the general classification this morning, Joan Barreda, will not be finishing his ninth Dakar. The Honda rider made a mistake in a screeching descent, got stuck and had to withdraw.
"I'm very disappointed. I got off to a great start, feeling strong, attacking and catching up with the riders in front of me. I got to a summit...
Joan Barreda has decided to call it quits after failing to get his motorbike out of the basin where it was stuck. The Spaniard was touted as a favourite to win the rally and started today's stage in the lead, but his ninth Dakar has now come to a premature end in a crushing blow for Honda.
The writing is on the wall for Joan Barreda, still stuck in treacherous terrain 300 metres from the right track. Although the Spaniard made an impressive display of speed in stages 1 and 2, his prospects of winning this year's Dakar look vanishingly slim.
The drama begins! Joan Barreda been at a standstill for a good number of minutes now, just off the right track, 143 km into today's special. The overall leader could be about to tumble down the general classification.
Joan Barreda has just blasted into the special. The Honda rider, leading the general classification for the second day in a row, will have two great pacemakers in the shape of Matthias Walkner and Ricky Brabec.
With a third place finish in San Juan de Marcona, Joan Barreda keeps hold of the lead in the general standings. The Honda rider now leads Matthias Walkner by one and a half minutes.
“It’s always difficult. On this kind of stage everybody is really fast along the lines, so it is exiting to start like this but sometimes it can be dangerous. We always need to...
Joan Barreda has started the bike special. The winner of the first stage will be followed by Pablo Quintanilla, Ricky Brabec and Adrien Van Beveren. A big challenge awaits the competitors today and, just like the car race, a keenly fought stage is expected!
“It’s always difficult, this kind of stage. Everybody is really fast over this terrain. It’s exciting to start like this, but sometimes it can be dangerous. You always need to take care. Finally, I think I rode a good stage, I’ve got a good feeling and we are ready for more stages”.
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