GERARD FARRES GUELL(esp) 1.8m / 75kg
Mountain bike, bicicleta de carretera, pádel, cine, deporte, bicicleta, familia y amigos
South Racing, Can-Am, Motul, Jjuan Brakes, Tensor Neumático, HTI Clinic, McDonalds, Aquaflix, Macbor Motorbikes, 24MX, PlayStation, Garmin, SIXS Spain, Olympia Cycles, Farreti Events.
2022: SSV/2º (1 victoria de etapa)
2020: SSV/11º (3 victorias de etapa)
2019: SSV/ 2º
2018: Motos/ 5º
2017: Motos/ 3º
2016: Motos/ 8º
2015: Motos/ Abandono en la 8ª etapa
2014: Motos/ Abandono en la 5ª etapa
2013: Motos/ 69º
2012: Motos/ 7º
2011: Motos/ 28º (Mochilero de Francisco Chaleco López)
2010: Motos/ Abandono en la 8ª etapa
2009: Motos/ 19º (Mochilero de Marc Coma)
2006: Motos/16º (Mejor Rookie)
2022: 2º en T4 en el Rally Andalucía
2021: 4º en T4 en la Baja Aragón
2020: 11º en la categoría Autos y 2º en la clase T4 del Rally Andalucía, 2º en la clase T4 de la Baja Polonia.
2019: 1º Rally Panáfrica
2018: 2º Rally Marruecos, 1º Rally Panáfrica
2016: 1º Hellas Rally, 4º Merzouga Rally, 2º Baja Aragón.
2015: 2º del Merzouga Rally, 1º de la Transanatolia, 1º en la Baja Aragón
2014: 3º en el Rally de Cerdeña
2013: 8º del Merzouga Rally
2012: 2º de la Baja España; 9º del Mundial de Rally (11º en Abu Dabi, 5º en Qatar, 7º en Cerdeña)
2011: Ganador de la Baja España
2010: Abandono en la 4ª etapa del Rally de Faraones (1 victoria de etapa); Participación en la Baja España (Abandono) y en el Rally de Cerdeña (Abandono).
2007: Campeón de España de Raids; 4º en el Rally de Túnez; Ganador de la Baja-Aragón.
2000: Campeón del Mundo de Enduro por Equipos; Campeón del Mundo Junior de Enduro
1999: Campeón del Mundo de Enduro por Equipos
1998: Campeón del Mundo de Enduro por Equipos
“The Touareg is my goal, but it's not an obligation”
2023 will mark Gerard Farrés'16th Dakar appearance, his fifth behind the wheel of an SSV. The veteran from Manresa has been a regular on the toughest rally in the world for years and is one of those special characters that rally-raids produce. He made his debut on a bike in 2006 when the Dakar was still an African adventure, and he finished top rookie of the 119 riders that year. He has always been a team player and was a rapid assistance rider for Marc Coma and Chaleco Lopez, from whom he learned the law of the desert. In 2017, he made history by finishing third for the first time with the private Spanish team HIMOINSA in an almost impossible feat and with his eternal smile after a tough battle until the final metres of the last special stage. But destiny led him to four wheels in 2019, when he made his debut with an unexpected second place in the SSV category. Since then, he has established himself within the South Racing Can-Am team, and last year he came within a whisker of his first outright victory. But a series of circumstances meant that he again had to settle for the second step on the podium. The Spanish rider also has a co-driver representation agency. The fruit of this is his relationship with Diego Ortega Gil -a former quad rider and mechanical engineer by profession- with whom he made his debut on the right-hand side for the first time on the Prologue stage of the 2022 Dakar, which has paid off. In their second year as a duo, they finished runner-up in the Rally Andalucía, and they are ready, with pace and enthusiasm. The objective can only be to fight for victory in Saudi Arabia. However, it will depend on the role assigned to them by South Racing to be able to dream of that much-desired official victory.
G. F: “I am excited to continue with the team that has given me everything. It will be my fifth year with South Racing after taking my second podium with them and coming very close to victory in 2022. The SSV has changed my mentality a lot compared to my time on a bike; I was never afraid of it, but I had a lot of respect for the challenge and the danger of this rally. Being in a T4, I can focus more on driving and enjoying the competition. It will never be like motorcycling, which has always been my passion, but I am having a great time. And I am still competitive”.
“Ever since I made my debut in 2006, I have dreamed of winning the Touareg, and I know I will do it. It is my goal, but it is not an obligation either. I know I can do it. I will put all my dedication and work with the mechanics and my co-driver to good use so that one day, I can achieve it. I am with the team for this edition. And I am grateful for another opportunity to do the Dakar. Diego and I have worked hard this season, and we are now prepared fully for a new adventure”.
D. O. G.: “My dream was always to do the Dakar on a quad, but when I saw that it wasn't going to happen due to the lack of sponsors and budget, I accepted an offer from José Antonio Hinojo to partner with him as co-driver. And that was the beginning of this new adventure for me. Last year in November, I wasn't with a team, and I contacted Gerard. I was surprised when he told me I would race with him in South Racing. The Prologue was the first time we got in the car together... and it wasn't bad at all! We were left with a bittersweet feeling last January, but very happy with the Dakar we did and for showing how competitive we are. We know more opportunities will come, and we want to fight for everything again this year. We have prepared with desire and enthusiasm, and we're not ruling anything out. We are going to give it our best shot”.
SOUTH RACING CAN-AM
CAN-AM MAVERICK XRS TURBO
SOUTH RACING CAN-AM
- Marque CAN-AM
- Modèle MAVERICK XRS TURBO
- Préparateur South Racing Can-Am
- Assistance South Racing Can-Am
- Classe T4 SSV de série modifié
Toute l'actualité de G. Farres guell
Farres gagne l’étape 10
Dauphin d’Austin Jones l’an dernier en SSV, Gerard Farres figure parmi les favoris pour le titre cette année. Il vient de s’adjuger sa première victoire de l’année aujourd’hui. L’Espagnol conclut la journée avec le meilleur temps et 55’’ d’avance sur Marek Goczal. Eryk Goczal monte finalement...
Farres se maintient en tête
Au km 84, Gerard Farres signe à nouveau le meilleur temps avec 35’’ d’avance sur Eryk Goczal. Marek, père de ce dernier, pointe à 41’’. Rien n’est joué pour Farres.
4’’ entre Farres et Seaidan
Les SSV aussi affrontent les 114 km de la spéciale du jour. Au km 29, Gerard Farres est le plus rapide, mais ne compte que 4’’ d’avance sur Yasir Seaidan et 24’’ sur Eryk Goczal, vainqueur hier. Leader au général devant E. Goczal, Rokas Baciuska pointe déjà à plus d’une minute....
Farres passe devant De Soultrait
Chez les SSV, Gerard Farres passe devant au km 43. L’Espagnol, troisième au général à 6’ du leader, devance un certain Xavier De Soultrait, auteur du deuxième temps provisoire à 23’’. Après de nombreuses années à moto, XdS fait ses premiers pas au Dakar en SSV au volant d'un Polaris....
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