2004 Dakar Rally Winner Nani Roma To Compete in Barcelona
Global Rallycross continues to attract some of the finest race drivers in the world to compete in its events, drivers whose successes range from stage rally to Formula 1. In Barcelona, the series will diversify even further when Nani Roma, the 2004 Dakar Rally champion, joins the lineup.
He will bring the same car that he uses to compete in Rally Raid events, a Mini prepared by All4 Racing. The same style of vehicle has won the past two Dakar events.
“The X Games are a global event, which are followed across the world,” said Roma. “It’s a brutal event that is very special to motorsport fans.”
Roma has competed in numerous raid events over the past decade and a half, with a special focus on Dakar. He started his career on motorcycles before making his debut in a car in 2005. In 2012, he scored his best career finish in a car, placing second overall.
Earlier this year, Roma followed up four stage victories and a fourth place finish at Dakar with a win in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Besides his rally raid commitments, the Barcelona native is also a member of the organizing committee of the first X Games event in his home town.