N°88 Bike MONSTER ENERGY HONDA
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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.

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 de 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.

Interview

“The goal is to win the Dakar, and the record of victories is appealing”

Joan Barreda Bort is a Dakar legend. In the 2021 edition, he made history with his three stage wins, as he equalled the 27 victories of the legendary Jordi Arcarons, with whom the Monster Energy Honda Team rider from Castellón is equal third on the list of stage wins. He is second only to Peterhansel and Després (33 each). Barreda is the most successful active rider, and he says that he is intrigued by the challenge of trying to reach the stage victory record in this 2022 edition, which will be his 12th on a bike, in which he is looking to finish for the 7th time. He took a career-best 5th place in 2017 and came very close to glory in 2013, 2014 and 2015, achieving repeated victories, but crashes or mechanical problems denied him victory. He also fought for it on the Dakar 2021 but was finally forced to retire on stage 11 when he ran out of fuel, weakened by a fall he had suffered two days earlier. The three previous editions had already tested the mettle of the rider from Torreblanca. In 2018 he withdrew when in second place due to knee and wrist problems. In 2019, he was in the lead when he went off the road at km 143 of stage three and fell into a rocky ravine. In 2020, affected by a cracked rib in the run-up to the Dakar, Joan rode cautiously on the first few stages, and his injury suffered from crashes on days two and four. He suffered mechanical problems but finished 7th. In 2022, 'Bang Bang' is still among the favourites in the battle for the overall victory. The Spaniard returns with lofty ambitions after winning the Andalucía Rally and the Baja Aragón and showing great speed in the Rally Morocco, where only a navigation error prevented him from fighting for the win. To win the Dakar, he wants to make a difference in the dunes and on the fast stages, two of his strong points, knowing that he has to ride a perfect Dakar in terms of navigation. At 38 years of age, Barreda is going for it.

J.B.B: “I'm looking forward to the 2022 Dakar with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement. I have worked tremendously during the year, and my motivation is intact. It's been a good year, especially in terms of race pace and because I haven't suffered any serious injuries. I did well on the Andalucía Rally and the Baja Aragón, and I also had a good race in Morocco. I only had a problem at the end with a waypoint, but I'm happy with the speed I showed”.
“The goal is to win the Dakar. With the level of competition, a podium would be great, but I'm working to win. I have to have a trouble-free rally and perfect navigation. If I can do it, I'm sure I can fight for the win. In Morocco, I felt fast in the dunes, and that's important for this Dakar. The dunes are my favourite terrain after the fast stages. On the slower and more complicated dunes, I always try to make more of a difference. But it's important not to wear yourself out too much on the long dune stages and to think that the second week is always hard”.
“The stage victories record is possible, and that speaks to all the work I have done over the years. Even if I haven't won the Dakar for different reasons, I have been at a very high level for several years, and I have won many victories. The victories record is appealing to me ».

Vehicle

MONSTER ENERGY HONDA

HONDA CRF 450 RALLY
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA

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Ranking 2022

All news of J. Barreda bort

Newsflashes - 13/01 12:23 [GMT +3] - Bike

Sunderland regains the lead of the Dakar

At the finishing line on special number 11, Kevin Benavides has achieved the best time, 4'' ahead of Sam Sunderland, 2'26'' in front of Hero’s Joaquim Rodrigues and 4'54'' ahead of Matthias Walkner. Pablo Quintanilla has finished in 6th place, 7'40'' behind the winner, Adrien Van Beveren in 12th place, 21'33'' behind and Joan Barreda in 16th place 25'10'' behind. Toby...

Reactions - 12/01 14:33 [GMT +3] - Bike

Joan Barreda: "I'm still focused"

The Spaniard is now fourth overall, just 1′48″ shy of the podium. Meanwhile, his teammate Pablo Quintanilla, second at 4′15″, is within striking distance of Van Beveren.

"I started fifth and ran into some navigation trouble. It was tough and I got lost twice, but I tried to push as hard as possible. The guys in front are really...

Newsflashes - 11/01 10:02 [GMT +3] - Bike

Quintanilla on the virtual overall podium

After 118 km, Quintanilla has done it! He has kicked VBA of the virtual podium by just 3 seconds. The Honda rider is in 5th position on the special, 1'12’’ behind Brabec, who is dominating proceedings followed by Cornejo. Sunderland and Walkner still lead the virtual general rankings at the moment, though Barreda and Benavides have moved to within 14 minutes of the...

Reactions - 10/01 13:41 [GMT +3] - Bike

Joan Barreda: “What’s most important is to have a good rhythm”

Despite his injured collar bone, “Bang Bang” is not giving up!

“It was really difficult at the beginning with a lot of sand. For me it was difficult with my suspension which is a little bit softer. I jumped a dune and I crashed. It was difficult to continue at a high rhythm, but I tried to keep pushing. It was a good day, but at...

Newsflashes - 07/01 07:37 [GMT +3] - Bike

Barreda grits his teeth and bears it

Joan Barreda set off this morning from the bivouac with gritted teeth to the applause of the Honda HRC team. “Bang Bang” has previously been forced to drop out five times and does not want to make it six for his twelfth participation. He hopes to reach the finishing line and profit from the rest day. He is the 26th rider to start this morning.

Summary - 05/01 13:28 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2022 - Stage 4 | Barreda and Al-Attiyah's trophy cases keep growing

Focus

The first third of the race came to an end with stage 4, a formidable challenge and, at 465 km, the longest special of the 44th Dakar. As David Castera put it in the briefing yesterday evening, it was a play in three acts. The first section, 40 km long, was packed with enough forks in the road to give competitors a headache. Then came today's dune area and, to cap...

Reactions - 03/01 12:45 [GMT +3] - Bike

Joan Barreda: “The only option was to push”

Trailing by a good number of minutes following navigation errors yesterday, the most prolific currently active stage victory collector was able to polish up his stats today: it is the 28th time that he has achieved the best time on a Dakar special.

“Today the only option was to push after the big mistake yesterday, but we are only on the second...

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