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Gas Gas presents its official team for the next Dakar

19/12/2014
The Gas Gas Pont Grup Seguros Dakar Team (Pont Insurance group) presents its riders for next Dakar Rally Argentina-Bolivia-Chile 2015, an edition in which Vodafone, Braktec and the insurance company add to the dakar project. Gerard Farrés and Dani Oliveras will represent the Girona factory in the most demanding off-road test on the planet, where they will test the new Gas Gas EC450 Raid in order to be among the best.


The riders Gerard Farrés and Dani Oliveras will represent the Gas Gas Pont Grup Seguros Dakar Team, the official team of the Girona firm that incorporates their Dakar project with sponsors Vodafone and Braktec in addition to the insurance company. The Catalan brand will be at the Dakar with the goal of finishing the most demanding raid on the planet, both the mechanics and the riders have placed among the best. With thisfourth consecutive participation in the Dakar Rally, Gas Gas reaffirms their commitment to competition and extreme adventure in this edition, which is the debut of the new Gas Gas EC 450 Raid, a bike created to deal with the difficulties of the most extreme endurance test on the planet.


Vodafone, Pont Grup Seguros and Braktec join the Dakar project

The factory in Salt is also pleased to announce the addition of Vodafone, Braktec and Pont Grup to theteam for the 2015 Dakar. A project that without the help of these companies and the rest of the collaborating firms, would hardly be possible simply because of its magnitude. The new technological collaboration with the international telecommunications company added with Pont Grup - an insurance company specializing in motorcycles - and Braktec, - a maker of high-performance products for off-Road -, teams with the Gas Gas Dakar Rally project in the off-road event with the most worldwide media coverage.



The 2015 Dakar Argentina-Bolivia-Chile departs on the 4th of January from Buenos Aires, the output stage and the arrival destination of the most prestigious event of raids that after thirteen stages and more than a nine thousand kilometers long loop, returns to the port city on the 17th of January.

With the Dakar as a litmus test for the premiere of the new Gas Gas EC 450 Raid, Gerard Farrés and Dani Oliveras will demonstrate the quality, durability, and reliability that are the obligations of any desert bike, and whose series will be released next February.


The CEO of Gas Gas, Ramon Puente, (in photos on the left) initialed the agreement with Ivan Dominguez and Albert Buixadé (pictured right), representatives of Pont Grup and Vodafone respectively.

Ramon Puente (General Director of Gas Gas)
We are excited to return to Dakar with a totally new bike and a highly competitive team that hopefully can really give us many joys in this demanding race. I want to personally thank the efforts of our sponsors and contributors who make it possible for Gas Gas to dispute this race for the fourth year and in the near future, allow us to develop new projects that are sure to be part of the business development of Gas Gas. Good luck and Gas Gas......


#23 Gerard Farrés
The bike has changed a lot over the past year and think it's a bike that can help us a lot. In the Dakar we will really know what is the potential of this bike because it's a race like no other. For me, personally, I think I come to Dakar in a very good shape, well prepared and confident with the results this year: the victory in the Baja and the podium in the Rally of Sardinia. A few days ago, we also did some testing in Morocco with my teammate, Dani Oliveras, and this has gone very well and this helps to motivate us. Although I believe that in the Dakar you have to go day by day, where we will see where we are. And from there, we set for ourselves, ambitious goals because we like doing it well. Obviously we'd like to be in the top ten and fight for the win, but in such a long and demanding test as the Dakar, past experience has taught us to go step by step to achieve our goals.


#47 Dani Oliveras
Last year, in my first Dakar, I had a fantastic experience. I could see first hand what it takes to finish this race. So this year I could prepare better for it. The bike has evolved a lot since last year and there have beensome modifications. During the first days we'll see where we can be and what our place is in the rally, I think we can do better as a team. My goal is to finish and improve my thirty-sixth position of last year. And, of course, also to give maximum support to my teammate Gerard Farrés. I think we deserve a good year and a good result, and for my part I will help in any way necessary for the two of us to come to Buenos Aires and to show that we can be in front.


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Agradecimientos especiales al ayuntamiento de Tossa de Mar y a todos sus vecinos por la colaboración en el rodaje de éste video y la realización de éstas imágenes

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