Carlos Gracida Name:Carlos Gracida
Birth: 14-03-1975
City: Zapopan Jalisco
Nationality: Mexico
Number of Dakars: Third
Target: Finish


Carlos made his Dakar debut in 2014,in our team on a Honda. As a rookie he managed to finish his first Dakar on a 61th position overall. In 2015 he changed teams and went for a second Dakar on a KTM. This time he crashed in the 5th stage and wasn’t able to finish the rally. Winning and losing are close to each other.

Bikes and Racing are Carlos his passion and Dakar has become his life dream since he rode his first bike (Yamaha 50cc) at 8 years old.
“I saw the Dakar race on TV and I knew some Day I would love and have to race it! It is the combination of feelings, freedom, loneliness, adventure, huge mental and physical challenge and  the sensation of a touch of your own soul on the way, that I believe makes this race  one of a life time experience that I have to live.
I’m ready for this complex challenge. I enjoy every kilometre. The finish of a race is the peak of a series of efforts and struggles and gives you a hugh satisfaction of your achievements.

To race the Dakar the biggest challenge is to get the right balance between, work, family, technical and physical training. Next to that you have to have some personal characteristics like; perseverance, dedication, motivation and most important respect for the race and knowing your limits!”

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