Joan Barreda Bort joins the Hero MotoSports Team Rally ahead of the 2024 Dakar Rally

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The veteran racer joins the team with experience of 13 Dakar Rally appearances

Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motorsports arm of the Hero Motocorp has signed Joan Barreda Bort on to the Rally Raid team, ahead of the Dakar Rally, which starts in January 2024.

Joan Barreda Bort boasts a storied career in Rally Raid racing, winning at prestigious events such as the Rallye Des Pharaons, the Andalucia Rally, the China Grand Rally, and numerous others. His record includes 13 appearances at the Dakar Rally, with seven successful finishes. Notably, he achieved fifth place twice, first in 2017 and then again in 2022. Over the years, he has clinched victory in 30 rally stages, lending to his experience in the sport.

Joan Barreda Bort joins Hero Motosports as their fourth rider of the team. He rejoins with Wolfgang Fischer, the team’s manager, who he has worked with in the past.

The seven year old Hero Motosports team finished the 2023 World Rally Raid Championship in fourth position and won two stages at the Dakar 2023 Rally. The team has expressed hopes that with Barreda Bort’s entry, the young team will benefit from the rider’s expertise and ability to scale up a small team.

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