GO TEAM: Miguel Puertas, Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno (L - R) make up a 100% Spanish team, Team HimoinsaImage: Dakar
PARIS, France - Miguel Puertas, Rosa Romero and Antonio Gimeno make up a 100% Spanish Dakar 2014 entry, Team Himoinsa, whose ambition is to make sure all three amateur riders reach the finish.
They're taking it very seriously...
They may be amateurs but they're not dilettantes. In fact, Team Himoinsa champions the designs of those whose sporting ambitions are moderate. The Spanish group will make its debut on the Dakar with the same seriousness shown by elite teams, while entrusting its KTM 450 ECX bikes to a trio who are just aiming to finish the race.
Completion of the route through South America will represent a special achievement for Miguel Puertas, who's unaccustomed to improvisation: “I've completed the last nine consecutive Dakars, which means I've already covered slightly more than 90 000km on the race,” said the Spanish Air Force pilot.
“This year my aim is to reach the finish to make sure I break the 100 000km."
Miguel's mission will also be to provide valuable advice to his team mate who does not boast the same consistency.
"Although she's the wife of two times Dakar winner Nani Roma, Rosa Romero has failed three times to finish the rally, but is persevering and hoping to enjoy a collective and complete adventure:
“This team has a group philosophy. The aim is for all three of us to reach the finish line”.
The third member of this small group is Antonio Gimeno, returning to the race after finishing the 2011 edition in 46th."
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