The KH-7 pilot today introduced its new project, which will premiere a motorcycle Honda CRF450 RALLY HRC.
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KH-7 and Laia Sanz Barcelona presented today at its new project for the Dakar 2014. The pilot Corbera de Llobregat held for the fourth consecutive year the world’s toughest raid. What will the KH-7 team riding a Honda HRC. His goal: to be the first sorted and finish in the top 25 ranked overall motorcycle woman.
Laia Sanz facing the 2014 Dakar after another historic year in which he won his 13th world title trial, enduro and the second of three gold medals at the X Games extreme enduro. And all this, despite making the season as a private pilot, ie, without the backing of a brand of motorcycle officer. “Surely, 2013 has been my best year. For results, you could say it has been a perfect year, but has also been the toughest , “he acknowledged.
The presentation ceremony was attended by Josep Maria Lloreda, the company president KH Lloreda, who highlighted the ” wrestler character “Laia Sanz has enabled him to overcome all the previous setbacks to ensure their presence in another edition the test. ” I was convinced that Laia run the Dakar again and sure will do well in our team, which is private but with great support from Honda , “Lloreda said.
Laia If 2012 was marked by injuries, the 2013 has undoubtedly been influenced by the progress of his former team-by choice-and the absence of an official endorsement of motorcycle brand. Nevertheless, the pilot Corbera de Llobregat has returned to multiply to defend his world titles trial and enduro, but sometimes combine both specialties is due on the same weekend, proving to have the gift of ubiquity. And to top it, he has played his first X Games where it has also come out champion.
It will arrive in good shape for the Dakar 2014 with the desire to remove the thorn from the previous edition, in which the mechanical problems were about to force her to leave. When struggled to finish in the top 30 overall motorcycle and after starring great performances that allowed him to be 12th in the eighth stage, Laia had to be towed by your backpacking for over 400 miles on an epic journey you will never forget.
Long were his worst moments experienced during his three appearances in the Dakar but once again, Laia recovered dramatically. Just two days after that ordeal without hardly rested, starring an amazing day. In step 11, soared 100 positions, to start from the 125th place and finish brilliantly in the 25th.
” Although it was not my fault, the experience of the last year was very hard and served for the real Dakar. It is also positive that live across the race and, despite the end result, I can say it was my best Dakar , “said moments before discovering his new Honda CRF450 RALLY. It is a very similar prototype that will drive the HRC official team members, developing 56 horsepower, more than 170 Km / h top speed and weighs about 140 kilos.
” I’ve never had a bike as competitive in Dakar before. It is true that the pilot long ago, but it is essential to have a good bike. I feel lucky to meet this raid with a machine like this and with the support of KH-7, without which none of this would be possible. I hope to get the maximum performance and return to the team the confidence you have placed in me , “he assured Laia Sanz.
About this mount will try to get some very ambitious goals: ” In the early days of the last Dakar went better than expected, which helped me to gain confidence and prove to myself that I can do well. This time the goal is mainly to finish a task that will not be easy. Rather than make a good point result in one step, what matters to me is the general framework and challenged me to fight with men to qualify at the end in the first 25 or 30 . ”
Laia Sanz try to overcome a Dakar expected harder than other years, to have 9,000 km Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, 5,000 of which will be timed. ” The organization has prepared longer and harder than other editions stages. For five days we completely separated from cars, so I suspect that the bikes we will go through very technical and complicated sites. Sure to be a highly selective Dakar, which force me to be very attentive and focused from day one “, says champion KH-7.