Nani Roma

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Roma and the second or maternal family name is Cararach.
Nani Roma
NaniRoma MichelPerin.jpg
Roma (right) with co-driver Michel Périn
Born (1972-02-17) February 17, 1972 (age 43)
Folgueroles, Barcelona, Spain
Dakar Rally career
Debut season 1996
Current team X-Raid
Former teams KTM, BMW, Mitsubishi
Championships 2004 Dakar Rally (motorcycle), 2014 Dakar Rally (cars)

Joan "Nani" Roma Cararach, (born 17 February 1972) is a rally racing driver from Folgueroles, Barcelona, Spain. He won the Dakar Rally riding a motorcycle in 2004 and car in 2014. Since then he has entered in the car category, finishing as high as 1st in 2014.

Honours[edit]

Year Tournament or trophy
1991 2nd in the Rallies Cross Country Junior Spanish Championship 125 cc
1992 5th in the Rallies Cross Country Senior European Championship 125 cc
1993 4th in the Rallies Cross Country Senior Spanish Championship

Bronze medal in the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)

1994 1st in the Rallies Cross Country Senior European Championship

Golden medal in the ISDE
4th in the Rallies Cross Country Senior Spanish Championship

1995 2nd in the Rallies Cross Country 4T Spanish Championship

Bronze medal in the ISDE

1996 3rd in the Rallies Cross Country 4T Spanish Championship

2nd in the Rallies Cross Country 4T World Championship
1st participation in the Dakar Rally

1997 1st in the Rallies Cross Country Spanish Championship

1st in the Raids Spanish Championship

1999 Golden medal in the ISDE

2nd in the Raid of Egypt
2nd in the Rally of Dubai
1st in the Baja España Aragón and Baja Italia

2000 Bronze medal in the ISDE
2001 Bronze medal in the ISDE

2nd in the Baja España Aragón

2002 1st in the Rally of Tunisia

1st in the Baja España Aragón

2003 2nd in the Baja España Aragón

3rd in the FIM Cup of TT Rallies
3rd in the Rally of Tunisia
3rd in the Rally of Morocco
1st in the Rally of Egypt
1st in the Rally of Sardinia

2004 1st in the Clermont-Ferrand–Dakar Rally (motorcycle)

2nd in the Rally of Sardinia

2005 6th in the Barcelona–Dakar Rally (car)

4th in the Rally of Patagonia-Atacama
4th in the Rally of Morocco
1st in the Baja España Aragón

2006 3rd in Lisbon–Dakar Rally (car)

Dakar results[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
1996 Bike Austria KTM DNF 0
1997 DNF 0
1998 DNF 1
1999 DNF 1
2000 17th 4
2001 Germany BMW DNF 3
2002 Austria KTM DNF 1
2003 DNF 1
2004 1st 2
2005 Car Japan Mitsubishi 6th 0
2006 3rd 0
2007 13th 0
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Car Japan Mitsubishi 10th 1
2010 Germany BMW DNF 1
2011 DNF 0
2012 United Kingdom Mini 2nd 3
2013 4th 4
2014 1st 2
2015 DNF 1

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Sainct
Dakar Rally
Motorcycle Winner

2004
Succeeded by
Cyril Despres
Preceded by
Stéphane Peterhansel
Dakar Rally
Car Winner

2014
Succeeded by
Nasser Al-Attiyah