Save the date - Presentation of the 2022 Dakar
N°88 Bike MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2021
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JOAN BARREDA BORT

(esp) 1.8m / 74kg

Hobbies

Las motos, snowboard, wakeboard, surf

Sponsors

Monster Energy, Motul, Showa, Termignoni, Givi, Alpinestars

2020: Moto/ 7º 1 victoria de etapa
2019: Moto/ Abandono en la etapa 3
2018: Moto/Abandono (3 victorias de etapa)
2017: Moto/ 5º
2016: Moto/Abandono
2015: Moto/ 17º (3 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

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.

Interview

“I will fight for the podium”

Joan Barreda Bort is already a Dakar legend, with ten participations and six finishes. His best result is fifth place in 2017, but his speed makes him a contender for the win every year. He came close in the South American editions in 2013, 2014 and 2015, when he won several stages and when due to accidents or mechanical problems, he failed in his bid to win in the bike category. The last three editions have especially tested the courage of the rider from Castellón. In 2018, serious problems with one of his knees and wrists forced him to quit the race when he was second overall. In 2019, he left the track at km 143 of stage 3, dropped into a rocky basin where he was trapped and lost more than an hour, while leading the race. In 2020, Joan suffered a cracked rib and had to ride the first three stages in terrible pain. His injury caused him to crash in stages 2 and 4. In the second, faster part of the race, he was able to make up some time and climb back on the provisional podium and took win a stage. It was at that moment that he broke the engine of his Honda CRF and saw all his chances vanish with the penalty associated to an engine change. He had to settle for 7th place in the general classification, although he did celebrate Honda’s victory with his team. In a year with practically no competition, Joan had the opportunity to test himself on the Andalucía Rally where he finished 5th. After that, he intends to perfect his physical condition, navigation and race pace to fight for a place on the podium. Undeniably one of the most talented riders in the discipline and one of the leaders of the Honda team, the Spaniard will give it his all to get the job done in his 11th Dakar.

J.B.B: In 2020, I came into the Dakar with a cracked rib following a pre-Dakar testing accident. This made the first stages very difficult physically. Then I recovered and in the second week I was already back on the podium, despite the very sad moment we had to face with the loss of Paulo (Gonçalves). However, in the space of two stages, the engine broke down and with the 15-minute penalty, I couldn't do much more.
Honda's victory was very good. We have been chasing this victory for many years and something has always happened to prevent us from getting it. In any case, the team continues to work in the same way and with the same motivation, not only on the Dakar but in all the rallies.
What I want is to arrive in good shape for the Dakar, with a good rhythm, good navigation and in good physical condition. We haven't changed too many things on the bike. With the Covid virus, we couldn't do any testing. Anyway, the Honda has proven itself, it has been around for a while and we know it works very well. The team is planning a test session in Chile in December and we are looking forward to it. Personally, I will be fighting for a place on the podium, although of course there is a lot of competition between the teams and it will be difficult.”

Vehicle

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2021

  • Mark : HONDA
  • Model : CRF 450 RALLY
  • Performance tuner : Monster Energy Honda Team 2021
  • Assistance : Monster Energy Honda Team 2021
  • Class : G1.1 A.S.O. Elites

Ranking 2021

Scratch Stage General
0 2 2 2
1 20 20 18
2 1 1 1
3 29 29 8
4 1 1 2
5 17 17 9
6 1 1 7
7 14 14 6
8 6 6 5
9 7 6 5
10 2 2 4
11 - - -
12 - - -

All news of J. Barreda bort

Newsflashes - 14/01 14:02 [GMT +3] - Moto

Barreda exits the race

It was likely to happen and now it has been confirmed: Joan Barreda has drawn his adventure to a close. The Spaniard, who had ground to a halt after running out of petrol, requested an examination by the medical team that has airlifted him to the bivouac.

Newsflashes - 14/01 11:16 [GMT +3] - Moto

Barreda is out of gas!

Joan Barreda has run out of petrol after 267 km! After missing the refuelling point, unfortunately the Spaniard left himself open to such a mishap.

Newsflashes - 14/01 10:35 [GMT +3] - Moto

Big mistake for Barreda!

Joan Barreda boasts a lead of 12' over Ricky Brabec after 215 km! However, the Spaniard has not stopped at the refuelling point and has continued the special. The fifth placed rider in the general standings is likely to receive a big penalty at the finish and could end up running out of petrol...

Newsflashes - 14/01 08:12 [GMT +3] - Moto

Barreda is already at WP1

Joan Barreda, who predicted a long and difficult stage during which mistakes must be avoided, has already reached the first time check point after 41 km. He boasts a lead of several seconds over Ricky Brabec, but all eyes will be on Kevin Benavides’ time when he reaches WP1.

Reactions - 13/01 19:07 [GMT +3] - Moto

Joan Barreda: "It was a good day for me"

Joan Barreda came in second in the special that saw Nacho Cornejo crash out of the race, 3 minutes behind Ricky Brabec. The Spaniard remains 15 minutes behind new leader Kevin Benavides with his podium chances intact.

"I started in third place and the dust made it quite hard to overtake the others. I could barely see where I was going... In the end, it was a good day for...

Newsflashes - 13/01 09:52 [GMT +3] - Moto

Barreda goes on the attack

Nacho Cornejo has taken over the lead at the second time check by just 37" over Joan Barreda and 49" over Ricky Brabec. Honda are dominating the race so far with the notable exception of Kevin Benavides, who has slipped to ninth place at 4'51"!

Newsflashes - 12/01 12:15 [GMT +3] - Moto

Struggles for Barreda

Joan Barreda seems to be in greater difficulty than his rivals on the day’s special. Though he was in the leading group over the first kilometres, the Spaniard had fallen back to 15 minutes behind before completing 200 km. He is trying to regain time, however, because after 237 km, he now trails Kevin Benavides by 13’47’’.

Newsflashes - 12/01 08:59 [GMT +3] - Moto

Tricky navigation could trip up the riders…

Toby Price and Joan Barreda appear to have encountered a few difficulties at the start of the special. After 63 km, the Australian has lost 1’10’’, while the Spaniard has lost virtually the same amount of time. The Honda trio of Nacho Cornejo, Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides currently lead the battle and are within the same minute. They will have...

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