News Release

The Yanmar supported HIMOINSA Racing Team will be participating in the 2017 Dakar Rally

December 1, 2016
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar (Head Office: Osaka City; President: Takehito Yamaoka; Hereinafter referred to as simply "Yanmar") supports the HIMOINSA Racing Team which will be participating in the Motorcycle Class of the 2017 Dakar Rally, known as the most rigorous and rugged rally raid in the world.
Yanmar has supported the Himoinsa Team since 2015 along with the Himoinsa (Spain) company, which is a member of the Yanmar Group.

The HIMOINSA Racing Team has participated and achieved outstanding results in a number of events held in various countries throughout the world this season, including the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (Venue: United Arab Emirates), Hellas Rally (Venue: Greece), Merzouga Rally (Venue: Morocco), and Rally di Sardegna (Venue: Italy). In addition, team rider Gerard Farres won 8th place in the 2016 Dakar Rally that was held in January this year.

The HIMOINSA Racing Team officially announced their team composition for the 2017 Dakar Rally on November 17th in Madrid Spain. The team welcomes Antonio Ramos, an 11 time veteran of the Dakar Rally, as its 6th rider to make for an even stronger team to compete in the race.

The Dakar Rally is said to be the world's most rugged and severe motor sport, running over 8,000 km in extremely rugged environments including mountain ranges and desserts. The rally will be held from January 2 to January 14, 2017, starting from Asuncíon, Paraguay and running through Argentina and Bolivia before ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Going forward Yanmar and HIMOINSA will continue to convey to the world the core values of "POWER", "DURABILITY", "RELIABILITY", and "CHALLENGE" of both company's generator businesses through the sponsorship of the team.

1. HIMOINSA Racing Team composition (Class: Motorcycle Class)

  • Team Captain: Miguel Puertas
  • Participating Riders: Ivan Cervantes, Gerard Farres, Antonio Gimeno, Rosa Romero, Dani Oliveras, Antonio Ramos (6 riders total)

2. HIMOINSA company overview

  • Company Name: HIMOINSA S.L.
  • President: Francisco Gracia
  • Head Office Location: San Javier, Murcia, Spain
  • Business Description: Onsite generator, floodlight and other equipment development, manufacturing, and sales

<About Yanmar>

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinerys and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
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