Francisco Moreno, the Tupungatino who put Mendoza at the top of the Dakar in his first experience


Francisco Moreno achieved a historic second place in the Dakar 2022

Until Governor Rodolfo Suarez took the time to congratulate Moreno on his performance and expressed on Twitter: “Congratulations to Francisco Moreno, pride of Mendoza and all the people of Tupungato. This young athlete represented the country in one of the toughest competitions in the world, such as the Dakar, achieving a podium finish with a historic classification “.

With the quad number 192, Francisco was located behind the French Alexandre Giroud, the champion with a time 50 hours 51 seconds, at a difference of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 11 seconds.

“I can not more than happiness and I dedicate it to all the people who supported me during all this time. I wanted to get there anyway, it never ended. I am very happy !! “, he expressed when he reached the goal with his Yamaha quad assisted by the Drag’On team from France.

Francisco Moreno, on arrival

Tupungato prepares the welcome

Shortly after the feat was completed, the social networks circulated the Call for the Tupungatinos to welcome Moreno. It will be the Tuesday 18, at 20, and the caravan will begin in Atamisque to culminate in the departmental plaza.

“Remember to wear your Argentine flag and your chinstrap. It will be a great surprise for him!”, Indicates the call.

Moreno traveled to Saudi Arabia accompanied by his mechanic and by his father, José, who explained: “We came to do an adventure, to see if we could turn around and conquer some experience. Thanks to everything going very well. We have been able to have this second position is very important for Tupungato, for Mendoza and for Argentina “.

The best Mendoza in the history of the Dakar

  • 2nd. Francisco Moreno (ATVs, 2022)
  • 2nd. Sebastián Halpern (quadricycles, 2011)
  • 4to. Orly Terranova (autos, 2022)
  • 5th. Lucio Álvarez (cars, 2012)
  • 5to. Orly Terranova (autos, 2014)
  • 5to. Orly Terranova (autos, 2013)
  • 6th. Sebastián Halpern (quadricycles, 2010)
  • 6to. Orly Terranova (autos, 2017)
  • 6to. Orly Terranova (autos, 2020)

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