Gas Gas Motos enables the exit of rider Jordi Viladoms to KTM to compete in the 2014 Dakar Rally.
Gas Gas rider Jordi Viladoms will soon become part of another team. The
growing interest for the KTM brand, Viladoms last week has finalized
with Gas Gas providing the Barcelona rider to join them team and
complete the structure of the Austrian brand that will participate in
the upcoming 2014 Dakar Rally with Marc Coma.
Although Gas Gas had the participation
of Jordi Viladoms as one of the cornerstones of the Raid project, along
with Gerard Farrés and Marc Guasch, and despite having his bike already
shipped to Argentina, the Catalan brand has displayed their
sportsmanship and have not prevented Viladoms from joining with another
team, considering the reasons that led to it.
The Spaniard's season has been
completed, and at the controls of a Gas Gas EC 450F Baja he has raced in
the Sardinia Rally, the Serres Rally, and Baja Aragón, with victory in
the Greek race and third in the Spanish Baja Aragón. In the recently
completed Spanish Raids Championship, he was the winner of the first
race, and despite not being able to attend the final round for an
intestinal ailment, finished fourth. In the Merzouga Rally, where he
finished fourth, he finalized the settings of the Gas Gas EC 450 F Raid,
which, with a total of seven units, will have an unprecedented presence
of a Spanish motorcycle manufacturer in the Dakar Rally. Dakar Rally.
Gas Gas wishes the best of luck to Jordi Viladoms and concentrates on
the 2014 Dakar Rally, which starts in just over a month. The project
remains intact and soon the team will participate in the world's
"This year we started a big
project with Gas Gas, wonderful and with a great future. Unfortunately,
there has been a tragic circumstance in the KTM team which has led them
to seek a solution on a sporting level and they have contacted me to ask
me to join their team. For me it's a big opportunity in this sport.
I hate to change Gas Gas project because I had opted for a long-term
program and it had already begun to bear fruit, competing directly with
the strongest teams in the Dakar.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity that Gas Gas has provided me all
this time and it was a nice experience to share with the team, making
good races. The project is good and wish the best for those who have
been my teammates and the entire team that is in the project.
I hope that in other circumstances, in the future, that we can cross
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