Isidre Esteve

Isidre Esteve

2003 - 2005 moto / 2017 - Present coche

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Isidre Esteve

Isidre Esteve, impossible is nothing

He signed up for Dakar in 1998 after a long and successful career in Enduro competitions.

He was confined to a wheelchair after an accident in 2007, but far from giving up, he returned to competition, this time in cars. Despite reduced mobility, he is one of the most competitive drivers on the current Dakar scene.

Isidre Esteve
  • copa

    10 Wins

    at the raid on a bike

  • copa

    9 Spanish Championship

    6 all-terrain motorcycling rallies and 3 Enduro

  • copa

    13 Dakar rallies

    21-time best result in cars

Isidre Esteve Nubolo

Competing with a disability

With the help of the technology we have today, disability doesn't have to be a barrier to competing in equal conditions

Isidre Esteve 2018
Morocco 2018

Competitive spirit

When I had the accident in 2007, I started making a list of things that I could do with this new stage in life (...) and the idea of returning to competition, returning to the track, feeling the way the car slips, how it accelerates, how we jump... That made me forget all disability (...) it just makes me feel good. Is there anything better?

Isidre Esteve 2017
Isidre Esteve crossing the desert

About the Dakar

It's the only big competition in which amateur and professional drivers compete together, that is what makes it different. Drivers come here every year, in search of the greatest adventure of their lives

Isidre Esteve 2018

Never stop

A rider with exquisite technique on a bike, who has proven his bomb-proof solidity in Dakar, Isidre has participated in 13 editions, four of them in cars.

He began his career in Enduro races, where was victorious several times. In 1998, he signed up for Dakar. By his own admission, he did this without having the slightest clue as to what he was getting himself into. Despite his limited experience, he was admired by experienced riders. Between 2003 and 2005 he rode on the Repsol KTM Team with Nani Roma and Marc Coma.

In 2007 he had an accident that confined him to a wheelchair, but far from giving up, he continued competing, this time in buggies and off-road vehicles. He returned to Dakar in 2009 and began to develop a smart cushion that would allow him to prevent injury from spending many hours sitting.

In 2017 he returned to the Dakar in the hands of Repsol with a new project. The goal: to fight for the world's most famous rally in the category of all-terrain cars.

2004 Dakar

2004 Dakar

2005 Dakar

2005 Dakar

Morocco 2018

Morocco 2018