All this to coincide with the centenary of the arrival of the first man to the South Pole (The Norwegian Roald Admunsen on 12/14/1911) and will be our way of commemorating one of the big challenges achieved by men in the exploration history.
Having done together with Pep Busquets in the same car the Dakar 2000 (I Was the co-pilot), becoming the first team in the history that ended the world's toughest motor driving race, driving only with the hands; and we were up together (in separate cars) in the Dakar 2006 and 2007, now I face the challenge to promote and act as Team Manager, together with my partner and friend Rafael Galán, for the NO HANDICAP TEAM.
This team is very special because it will be made in all areas (Racing, mechanics and organization), for at least 50% of members with severe disabilities, fighting for the overall podium in the Spanish Rally-Raid Championship. All to prove that the limits or disabilities, are depending more on our attitudes that on our circumstances.
The team leader will obviously be Pep Busquets, who with his enthusiasm and perseverance has energized us all to fight for this goal.
AFTER PARTICIPATING IN 7 DAKARS, MY FIRST DAKAR
1st. Spanish facing the Dakar with a Buggy (two-wheel drive), and no copilot.
1st. Dakar facing as real adventure that focuses on a certain return to the origins of the event, rather than pure competition.
1st. Dakar in South America after racing 7 in Africa. Noting the problem of not being able to run in the Sahara due to the geopolitical problems.
1st. Dakar Aware: This participation will be the first test for the "Racing 4 Change" project, which aims to promote responsible attitudes, engaged and active from the sport.