Joan Barreda

Joan Barreda

1983-08-11 (age 38)


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Barreda runs out of fuel on penultimate Dakar stage Dakar
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Barreda runs out of fuel on penultimate Dakar stage

Honda rider Joan Barreda is out of the Dakar Rally after running out of fuel on Thursday's penultimate stage.

Dakar 2021, Stage 6: Barreda wins, Price leads at halfway Dakar
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Dakar 2021, Stage 6: Barreda wins, Price leads at halfway

KTM rider Toby Price leads the 2021 Dakar Rally at the halfway point, while Joan Barreda scored his third stage win of the event so far on Friday's shortened sixth stage.

Dakar 2021, Stage 2: Barreda wins on bad day for KTM Dakar
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Dakar 2021, Stage 2: Barreda wins on bad day for KTM

Joan Barreda achieved a landmark 25th Dakar Rally stage victory on Monday to vault into the overall lead of the event, while KTM's hopes of taking back the title from Honda took a knock.

Barreda: Dakar 2021 could be my last on two wheels

Honda rider Joan Barreda admits that the 2021 edition of the Dakar Rally could mark his final participation in the event on a motorcycle.

Dakar 2019, Stage 3: De Soultrait wins as leaders suffer

Yamaha rider Xavier de Soultrait scored his first career Dakar Rally stage win on Wednesday, as several big names hitting trouble prompted a reshuffle of the overall leaderboard.

Barreda crashes out of Dakar contention

Honda rider Joan Barreda has been forced to retire from the Dakar Rally for a second year in a row after getting stuck in a dip on Wednesday's third stage.

Dakar 2019, Stage 1: Barreda tops opener from Quintanilla

Honda rider Joan Barreda kicked off the 2019 Dakar Rally with a stage win, setting the fastest time within the Lima-Pisco route.

Merzouga Rally: Leading duo collide in “crazy” stage finish 

Honda's Joan Barreda still leads the Merzouga Rally, but Thursday's stage was overshadowed by a bizarre finish, where an unclear roadbook caused chaos and a collision between Barreda and Pablo Quintanilla.

Merzouga Rally: Barreda defies injury to win stage one

Honda rider Joan Barreda won the opening stage of the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, despite still suffering pain from a wrist injury.

Top 10 Dakar Rally competitors of 2018

Looking back at a particularly gruelling 2018 edition of the Dakar Rally, we narrow down our list of standout competitors across the marathon's various classes to a top 10.

Injury threatens Barreda's Dakar victory bid

Dakar 2018 frontrunner Joan Barreda sustained a knee injury in a crash during the rally's seven stage, with his Honda team not certain he can continue to battle at the front of the rally.

Dakar 2018, Stage 7: Barreda wins, van Beveren retakes lead

Joan Barreda notched up a third stage win of this year's Dakar Rally, as Adrien van Beveren reclaimed the outright lead in the bikes' category.

Up to 20 riders could still win Dakar, says Honda

As many as 20 riders could still win the 2018 Dakar Rally in the bikes class, according to Honda team manager Raul Castells.

Dakar 2018, Stage 5: Barreda dominates, van Beveren keeps lead

Honda rider Joan Barreda has cut 15 of his 22-minute gap to the lead of the 2018 Dakar Rally's bike class by dominating Stage 5.

Dakar 2018, Stage 3: Sunderland retakes lead, Barreda suffers

Sam Sunderland has retaken the lead of the 2018 Dakar Rally in the bikes category after winning the third stage, as overnight leader Joan Barreda lost considerable time.

Dakar 2018, Stage 2: Barreda grabs bikes lead with win

Honda factory rider Joan Barreda was fastest on the second day of the 2018 Dakar Rally in the bikes category, and claimed the overall lead from defending champion Sam Sunderland.

Ten things to watch for in the 2018 Dakar Rally

The 40th edition of the most gruelling rally event of all, the Dakar, begins on Saturday in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the two-week marathon event.

Top 10 Dakar Rally competitors of 2017

After another memorable Dakar Rally, our correspondent Valentin Khorounzhiy picks his top 10 performers from the 2017 running of the gruelling South American event.

Dakar 2017, Stage 11: Goncalves fastest, Sunderland closes on win

Paulo Goncalves took his first stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally on the event's penultimate test, as Sam Sunderland maintained his advantage at the head of the standings.

Dakar 2017, Stage 10: Metge fastest as leaders come unstuck

Honda's Michael Metge took his first Dakar Rally stage win on Thursday, as the overall classification's leading riders all dropped significant amounts of time.

Honda appeals one-hour Dakar refuelling penalties

The Honda factory team has filed an appeal with the French motorcycling federation over the one-hour penalty its riders received for illegal refuelling during the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Barreda hits out at "watered-down" Dakar challenge

Joan Barreda has voiced his frustration at Wednesday's Dakar Rally stage being cancelled, saying the challenge of the event has been "watered down" as a result.

Dakar 2017, Stage 8: Barreda quickest, Sunderland edges clear

Joan Barreda was the pacesetter on the eighth stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, as overall leader Sam Sunderland added to his advantage over his nearest rivals.

Dakar 2017, Stage 5: Sunderland takes lead as rivals get lost

Sam Sunderland has taken the lead of the Dakar Rally bikes contest after several of his rivals got lost during Friday's fifth stage of the South American event.

Dakar leader Barreda handed severe penalty

Dakar 2017 bikes leader Joan Barreda is among the three Honda factory riders who are to have an hour added to their times following Thursday's stage.

Dakar 2017, Stage 4: Barreda keeps lead, Price crashes out

Joan Barreda has kept the lead of the Dakar Rally bikes contest after Thursday's stage, as defending champion Toby Price was forced to retire after a late crash.

Dakar 2017, Stage 3: Aravind retires after second fall, Santosh endures tough day

TVS Sherco's Aravind KP was forced to retire from the 2017 Dakar Rally after crashing at the start of Stage 3, while Hero MotoSports Rally Team's CS Santosh dropped down the pecking order at the end of the third day's running.

Dakar 2017, Stage 3: Barreda takes control, Price suffers

Joan Barreda took control of the Dakar Rally bikes competition on Wednesday, dominating the day's stage as overnight leader Toby Price slipped down the order.

Top 10 Dakar Rally competitors of 2016

From four competitive categories, each with their own established stars and revelations, picks out its top 10 performers of the recent Dakar Rally.

Barreda’s challenge in ruins after dropping five hours

Joan Barreda’s challenge for victory in this year’s Dakar Rally lies in tatters after the Spaniard lost five hours on Friday’s stage with engine problems.

Dakar Bikes, Stage 6: Price edges closer, disaster for Barreda

Toby Price closed in on Dakar Rally leader Paulo Goncalves with his third stage win of the event, as Joan Barreda dropped out of contention with engine trouble.

Dakar Bikes, Stage 5: Price fastest, Goncalves holds the lead

KTM rider Toby Price surged up the 2016 Dakar Rally leaderboard with his second stage win on Thursday, as Honda's Paulo Goncalves held the overall lead.

Barreda loses Dakar lead with second speeding penalty

Joan Barreda has lost the lead of the Dakar Rally for a second time in as many days with another penalty for speeding on a road section.

Dakar Bikes, Stage 4: Barreda back in the lead with another win

Honda rider Joan Barreda has retaken the lead of the Dakar Rally with his second win of the event on Wednesday's marathon stage.

Dakar Bikes, Stage 3: Barreda bounces back to take overall lead

Honda's Joan Barreda made up ground after a quiet Stage 2 performance by sweeping Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally, taking the overall lead in the process.

Fast Dakar prologue for Red Bull Desert Wings

The 38th edition of the Dakar Rally got underway with a fast-paced opening stage.

Dakar prologue suspended as car hits spectators

The prologue stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally has been suspended, as rally organisers confirmed that spectators have been hit after a car went off the road.

Coma’s absence makes winning Dakar no easier, says Barreda

Dakar Rally favourite Joan Barreda says that the absence of Marc Coma from the bikes category will not make the task of winning the rally any easier in 2016.

Red Bull Desert Wings await Dakar starting pistol

Ranging from battled-hardened veterans to wide-eyed rookies, the Desert Wings are aiming for the top prize in all four categories of the 2016 Dakar Rally.

Dakar 2016 runners and riders: Bikes and Quads

With the 2016 edition of the fearsome Dakar Rally getting under way on Sunday, takes you through all the likely contenders for victory - starting with the bike and quad categories.

Dakar Bike Race: The Number 1 Plate up for grabs!

The situation is unique in the motorcycle category: after the Despres-Coma era, the rally is now wide open for a confrontation among their former rivals and probably some ambitious young talented riders in the mix…

Desafio Ruta 40: an extreme edition

Gonçalves, Terranova, Bonetto and Mazzucco came home first in their respective categories.

Winning the Dakar like a boss

Marc Coma, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Rafał Sonik, and Ayrat Mardeev won the 2015 Dakar!

Price joins the elite, Terranova enjoys himself

Orlando Terranova's victory this Friday will not change the course of the rally.

Barreda and Al-Attiyah win again

Nasser Al-Attiyah has handled his status as the rally leader in the car category since the second stage with vigor.

Barreda wins, Gonçalves threatens

Joan Barreda has his second consecutive victory and Paulo Gonçalves has not released the pressure on Marc Coma.

Ninth stage of Dakar a day of redemption for some

The ninth stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally has come to an end.

Quintanilla wins, Coma takes control

Pablo Quintanilla won his first special stage and Marc Coma boasts a solid lead on his favorite rally.

Gonçalves fights on

Sunday Paulo Gonçalves claimed his second Dakar win.

Yamaha riders look back on the first week of Dakar 2015

At the end of a particularly hard first week, all the bike competitors of the 2015 Dakar are enjoying a well-earned rest day.

Rodrigues steps out of the shadows, Al-Attiyah rams home his advantage

Helder Rodrigues, Nasser Al-Attiyah, and Ignacio Casale were the Stage 6 winners in their respective categories.

2015 Dakar Rally: Stage 5 results

Check out the top ten runners in each class from the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally.

Dakar competitors recover from savage second day in third stage

The third day was not nearly as hard on the teams as yesterday was, a relief for all and even salvation for some.

Barreda takes control

On Bike Category, Joan Barreda got the show on the road today with an imposing victory, on Quad category, Rafal Sonik takes control.

Action Begins in Argentina as 2015 Dakar Kicks Off

The Yamaha Factory Racing Rally Team Yamalube riders have made a positive start to the gruelling Dakar 2015 challenge.

The first winners of the first day at Villa Carlos Paz

Sam Sunderland claims KTM's first win of the year and Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Orlando Terranova by 22 seconds...

Sunderland takes line honours for KTM in Stage 1

The young British rider who is based in Dubai finished the 175 km special in one hour 18.57.

Sunderland lands the first blow

Sam Sunderland claims KTM's first win of the year!