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Barely a few days after taking part in the Merzouga Rally, the HIMOINSA sets its sights on classic Greece to tackle the Hellas Rally.
After Gerard Farrés’ great performance last year, the red squad rises its bet and lines up with four of its riders.
Rosa Romero, Iván Cervantes, Dani Oliveras and Farrés himself will represent the team aboard their usual KTMs.
For this occasion the team will use two 450 EXC (lighter and better suited to this type of terrain) for Rosa and Gerard, and two 450 Rally for Dani and Iván with the mission of continuing to improve on technical aspects towards Dakar.
The race will consist of a prologue and six stages, and will set off from the city of Nafpaktos to roam a total of 1700km of tracks.
The race days’ format is different to the rest of the calendar, given that there will be two specials every day.
The characteristics of this race are the tight, intricate routes and some complicated navigation due to the countless crossings and the little time riders will have to rest between Roadbook indications. A true test of mental toughness, with very varied terrain and, as it has been announced, a possibility of snow during the sixth stage.
A new challenge which the Murcian team tackles with high ambitions and the goal of resuming their preparation towards Dakar 2018.