News Release

Gerard Farres of the Yanmar supported HIMOINSA Racing Team secures victory in the 2017 Dakar Rally

January 17, 2017
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

<Photo center: Gerard Farres winning 3rd place>

Gerard Farres of the Yanmar Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka City; President: Takehito Yamaoka; Hereinafter referred to as simply "Yanmar") supported HIMOINSA Racing Team won 3rd place overall in the Motorcycle Class of the 2017 Dakar Rally held from January 2-14th.

This was the first time since the launch of the HIMOINSA Racing Team that it has managed to accomplish winning 3rd place overall in the Motorcycle Class and earn its place on the winners' podium. This race runs for 13 days over ground that includes both mountain ranges and desserts in South America's Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia, with participants travelling 500-1000 km per day, and is said to be one of the world's toughest rally raids. This year's event featured temporary suspensions of the race and course changes due to bad weather, and proved to be an even more difficult race than other years, but of the 6 HIMOINSA Racing Team riders who participated, a total of 4 riders, including Gerard Farres, managed to finish the total race distance of approximately 8,000 km.

The trucks used as maintenance pits during the rigorous race used generators equipped with Yanmar produced engines to support the team with the stable power supply vital for nighttime maintenance.

<Left: Maintenance truck, Right: Yanmar engine equipped generator>

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

■ HIMOINSA Racing Team results (Class: Motorcycle Class)

Gerard Farres (3rd place), Dani Oliveras (19th place), Antonio Gimeno (23rd place), Rosa Romero (80th place),
Antonio Ramos (withdrew midway), Ivan Cervantes (withdrew midway)


Founded in Murcia Spain in 1982. The company provides onsite type generator systems and total solutions for said systems in Europe and worldwide. The company began building a relationship as a generator manufacturing business partner with Yanmar in 2006 and later became a member of the Yanmar Group in 2015.

<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.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to Yanmar’s determination to providing us with “A Sustainable Future.” For more information, visit Yanmar Co., Ltd. at its global website at

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