Baja Spain Aragon 2011 - Gerard Farrés win the Baja...
Marc Coma, who was leading the whole race until today, has suffered a breakdown in the last stage. Meanwhile, Romero won in quads and Vila arrived on first position in the truck category.
After eighteen times participating in the Baja, the Portuguese Filipe Campos finally got today his first victory, an achievement which he has described as “really meaningful”. Although he has already been three times in the podium, he doesn’t consider himself an “expert in the Baja”.
The triumvirate has been completed by two Dutch: Bernhard Ten Brinke and Erik Van Loon, second and third, respectively, who also dominated the last stage of today’s journey together with his fellow Wevers, fourth in the general clasification.
During the press conference that took place after the final stage, Ten Brinke declared that “all the pieces were in place this time, so everything has fitted perfectely”, while Van Loon has declared that he was “very pleased” with his position because he didn’t expect it”.
Leonid Novitsiy and Jean Jouis Schlesser, the main favourites before the race started, have suffered from various mechanical problems which have pushed them back to a seventh position and tenth position. Therefore, Russia keeps his leading role in the World Cup FIA Cross Rally.
Among the Spaniards, Mark Blázquez has been the first, followed by Salvador Segura and Francesc Termens. Representing the only entire female team, the driver Marta Súria has ended up in the thirty sixth place.
In the motorbike category, Marc Coma has starred the great disappointment of the day when he was forced to leave due to do a mechanical problem of his KTM right at the beginning of the last stage. Coma, who has leading until then, was overtaken by Gerard Farres, who achived today his third victory in a Baja.
Farres dedicated kind words to his colleague, assuring that Coma showed a “great fair play” when the driver, once the incident had taken place, adviced him to “go slowly to assure the victory”.
Behind him, Paulo Gonçalves has ended up his first participation in a second place and has said that he will return “next year”, while young Adrià (20) assured that for him a third position was a “dream” and he couldn’t ask “for something else”.
In quads, Óscar Romero has proven its vast superiority with his third consecutive victory, followed by Massimiliano Masante and Maxime Albira.
In the trucks category, Pep Vila has accomplished his mision achieving a first position after having been sixth in this year’s Dakar. After him, David Oliveras, who was twice winner, and Manuel Borrero.
Press & Communication Department