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Joan Barreda

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Joan Barreda is one of the most talented riders on the Cross-Country Rallies scene and made his eleventh participation in the Dakar Rally in the 2021 edition. It is a speciality in which he has continued to achieve all kinds of successes since beginning in 2010

Joan Barreda

The Spaniard’s career began in motocross, where after demonstrating both talent and speed, was selected by the Spanish Federation to compete in the 125cc World Championship, before a serious injury kept the rider out of the competition for a long spell. After a stint in enduro he moved on to rally-raid where he was discovered by Wolfgang Fischer, after clinching the 2012 Baja Aragón. No sooner had he been signed up for the team when he brought home the first success, taking the top step of the podium in the Pharaons Rally. 2013 saw the rider pick up some excellent results including four stage wins in the Dakar Rally with a sensational performance, as well as a podium finish in the Morocco Rally. Barreda shone in the Dakar 2014, grabbing five stage victories and was in the running for the overall win until a heavy fall in the penultimate stage meant having to accept seventh place.

During all this years, Barreda has proven to be very fast in the specials stages and, at times, that very fact has been detrimental to his interests, but without a doubt, his participation brings a very important value to the team.

In 2020, despite not reaching the Dakar in good condition and a premature crash, he was struggling to try to finish on the podium.

Career Information

1993

Motocross Spanish Champion

1996

Motocross Spanish Champion

1998

Motocross Spanish Champion

2000

Motocross Spanish Champion

2001

Motocross Spanish Champion

2002

Racing in MX world Championship 125

2011

First participation at Dakar Rally

2012

Winner Baja Aragon, Winner Pharaons Rally, 11th overall at Dakar & 5th overall Cross Country Rally World Championship

2013

17th overall Dakar with 4 stage wins

2014

7th overall Dakar with 5 stage wins, winner in Sealine Qatar rally, 3rd in World Championship

2015

17th overall Dakar with 4 stage wins

2016

Winner Baja Aragón. Winner Vegas to Reno. Winner China Grand Rally. 2nd Desafio Ruta 40

2017

5th overall Dakar with 4 stage wins. Winner Baja Aragón. Winner Vegas to Reno.

2018

Winner Merzouga Rally

2019

3rd place Atacama Rally. 3rd place Rallye du Maroc

2020

7th place Dakar Rally. 1 stage win

2021

DNF. 3 stage win

Rider Statistics

Date of birth

11th August 1983

Birthplace

Castellon, Spain

Residence

Canillo, Andorra

Height

180cm

Weight

74kg

Hobbies

Snowboard, wakeboard, surf