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02 May 2013

GRC: Roma in Barcelona

Category: GRC, News Posted 02.05.13 17:03 by

According to the official Barcelona X Games website Spanish 2004 Dakar Rally winner Nani Roma has confirmed to participate in the Global X Games of Spain on May 19.


Joan “Nani” Roma Cararach, the famous Spanish Rally Raid driver and winner of the 2004 Dakar Rally with a KTM motorcycle, has been confirmed for the Global X Games to be held in his home town of Barcelona on Whit Sunday, May 19. Roma, who has been present last weekend at Montalegre to demonstrate his MINI Cooper during the Portuguese round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship (RX), is said to participate with his just 400bhp Rally Raid car. The cars of his competitors are rated of up to 600bhp strong.

Nani Roma, who is from the small village of Folgueroles in Barcelona, is a member of the organising committee of the Spanish X Games. “It is a global event that is closely followed all around the world. A very special and brutal event to motor fans. One has to learn more about its volume to realise what this all means. It is a great pleasure to participate and to do it at home, on a stage as iconic as the ‘Estadi de Montjuïc’ [the Barcelona Olympic Stadium]”, claimed the Spaniard two weeks prior to the event.