“We worked hard for such a result”
Throughout the years, Emanuel Gyenes has become one of the best privateers in the bike class. The Romanian enduro specialist who first appeared on the Dakar back in 2007 when it was in Africa, managing to finish at a fine 46th spot, has since then opened a great path to glory. The rider from Satu Mare first made the headlines in 2010 when he captured 17th spot, capturing victory in the Marathon class. Since then he has become a specialist in that category of amateur bikers. After a three-year break he indeed returned to the event to win the class in style and reach the finish in 21st position. His goal last year, on a new KTM, was to finish in the Top 15. Despite loosing his Marathon trophy to Mario Patrao, ‘Mani' accomplished his objective, claiming his best ever final spot: 14th. There's no stopping the Romanian now.
"It was a difficult Dakar, but I'm glad I did not have major problems and I managed to finish as I wanted in the first 15 overall. It is a result for which we worked hard and I want to thank the Autonet Motorcycle Team for supporting me. The new motorcycle played a very important role because clearly in the Andes I would have lost more time if I hadn't been riding with an injection engine. I captured my best result on a Dakar and also on a stage (11th of stage 12). »