Ruben Faria

Dakar13_Ruben_Faria_Final_KTM_1Rubin Faria of Portugal is a regular member of the KTM Factory Team and formerly rode as support rider for Red Bull KTM’s Cyril Despres.

Faria exited the 2014 Dakar in the third stage but he does have a solid record in the event.

Thanks to consistent strong riding he finished second overall in 2013 and was awarded the victory in the final stage to pick up his best ever result. He was twelfth in 2012, eighth in 2011 and eleventh in 2010. Faria also has four Dakar stage victories to his credit.

Born in 1974 in Olhão, Portugal, Ruben first raced in the Portuguese Championship in Piscainho in 1982.

He first rode a KTM machine, a KTM LC4 620 in 1995 and is passionate about racing the mighty Dakar.

Career Information

  •  Portugal Champion Motocross 125cc
  •  Portugal Champion Supercross 250cc
  • 2nd ISDE 125cc
  • Portugal Champion Enduro 125cc 1999
  • Portugal Champion Baja
2000     Portugal Champion Enduro 250cc
  • 1st Rally Morocco
2008    1st Pax Rally
2008    1st place in four stages Rally Dakar
  • 8th Rally Dakar
  •  7th Rally Dakar
    • – DNF Rally Dakar (Stage 3)
    • – Finished 8th Sardegna Rally Race
    • – 5th Morocco Rally

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