|Abu Dhabi DC: Joan Barreda "we are on track but we must continue working".|
Husqvarna Speedbrain rider Joan Barreda from Spain has concluded his participation in the first round of the 2012 FIM Cross Country World Cup held in Abu Dhabi / UAE.
Barreda, who has remained for six days of racing disputing podium positions, obtained in this way a great result that confirms the excellent projection and began to look at the past Dakar Rally. His team-mate Paulo Goncalves from Portugal became 3rd.
"In the last stage I started strong to catch some time from the leader, but later I decided not to push more to avoid risks and to finish the race without problems" Barreda said after the last stage.
"I want to thank all staff of Husqvarna-Speedbrain fro the work they have done in developing our rallybike, we are on track but we must continue working to achieve our goals. A great result for our team, getting to the podium carrying the two bikes."
In just ten days, Qatar will host the second round of the World Cup and the Spaniard will also start in Qatar. "It is important to finish this rally as well. A great result for our team, getting to the podium carrying the two bikes."
2012/04/10 | 14:21 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/BARREDA