At Fittexport we are proud to be able to inform you that we are the official sponsor of the SSV Dakar team formed by Gerard Farrés and Diego Ortega.

Gerard Farrés

Our warrior behind the wheel. Gerard Farrés. Farreti. An excellent pilot, but even more: a great person. Positive, outgoing, kind, familiar, passionate…

Born in Manresa in 1979, he started racing bicycles and motorcycles at a young age. His first victories came in enduro, where he became junior champion in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

In 2006 he debuted in the Dakar, finishing 16th and being the second best rookie. That, taking into account that 2 months earlier he had broken his meniscus, left lateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament. But the one from then on known as the Desert Wild Boar started the 2006 Rally with his KTM and leaving everyone speechless.

In subsequent participations in the Dakar, he finished 3rd in motorcycles in 2017 and 2nd in 2019 and 2022 in the SSV category.

In the 2024 Dakar he suffered a spectacular accident in the fifth stage when he was leading the race in SSV with his Can-Am, thus saying goodbye to his chances of victory. Although, together with Diego Ortega, they managed to finish the Dakar.

Gerard Farrés
Diego Ortega

Diego Ortega

Our spectacular co-pilot is key to set up this team of warriors. Outdoors lover, familiar, a fighter, serene, intelligent… Diego is vital to reach the goal.

Born in Melilla in 1982, his dream was to participate in the Dakar on a quad, but seeing that he might not be able to do it, he decided to accept being a co-pilot. And what a great decision for everyone! He has become one of the most reliable co-pilots and, together with Gerard Farrés, they are a successful team.

In 2022 they were about to win, finishing in 2nd position at the end. And, in 2024, going in first position in SSV with their Can-Am, they suffered an accident that took away all his chances of victory. Although all the pains from the accident, he was able to finish the Dakar together with Gerard Farrés.

Diego does not give up and will continue fighting for his Dakar dreams.

The experiences of the Dakar