J.JUAN dominates the Dakar again

J.JUAN dominates the Dakar again

The first 11 SxS USE J.JUAN BRAKES

With only a single stage of 452km left between Yanbu and Jeddar, J.Juan can confirm that we have had another spectacular Dakar. And that’s three in a row!

The Can Am Maverick X3, that uses the special brake calipers of the Barcelonese company, have won 11 of the top 12 places in the general classification of the category T4.

Only Wayne Matlock, one of the great stars of America’s Side by Side, where he has conquered several low 1,000 mile races and several trials of the Best in The Desert, finished 12th  in his Polaris RZR. Matlock has “infiltrated” the top 20 with his RZR and is the only non-Can Am and only vehicle not using J. Juan Brakes to reach that group.

Likewise, the 11 stages contested so far have been dominated by four teams that use J. Juan Brakes.. South Racing Can Am has won 7 stages (Chaleco Lopez (6) and Khalifa Al Attitah). Monster Energy has won 4 stages (Austin Jones (2), Aron Domzala and Reynaldo Varela). One stage each has been won by FN Speed (Saleh Alsaif) and SNAG Racing Team (Sergei Kariakin).

Three out of three is a great success for J.Juan and also adds this triumph to those obtained in Superbikes (6 title) or Trial (16 Worlds). In the Dakar, particularly in each of the last three years, the mark of the double J’s has propelled 19 vehicles in the top 20.

Vehicles equipped with the J. Juan Kit have also won the light vehicle category, which also included prototypes.

An important note is that of the 29 vehicles that departed in the event with J.Juan brakes, 26 have reached the final stage.



J.Juan brake systems are acquiring great prestige worldwide. You may think that it is anexaggeration of the marketing or commercial team, but our systems have won in the competitions where they have been present. Be it speed, off road, two or four wheels. Sounds like an over exaggeration but it’s a reality, and a direct result f the hard work of everyone in the J.Juan Group.


Speedies to the Podium


If we look in the field of speed, J.Juan has been proclaimed champion in Italy, France, Portugal and Spain in Moto3, monodisk, and Premoto3. He has also won in the European (FIM-CEV) motorcycle 3 and in the Talent Cup, and we have done so in multiple ways by equipping different brands such as Honda, BeOn, RMU, KTM or MIR.

Many will tell us that in Moto3 of the World Cup we have not been successful. This is false! In the World Cup we cannot equip our double disc front system because our engineering team considers that it is not in the proper development phase to win races, but the riders who have used our Thumbrake have climbed, continuously, to the top of the competition. This is the case with Aaron Canet, and, it seems that next season will bring very positive news about our thumb brake in all categories, even in MotoGP.

Also, in Moto2 of the World Cup we have had a breakthrough. This season has been equipped by Stop and Go, a team that in previous seasons struggled to score. In this season, they hav achieved 2 pole position and they have climbed twice to the podium! We already foresee them competing for first place with Alex Márquez next year.


Another World Championship to Rea

As for Superbikes … More incredible news! Jonathan Rea has broken a historical record by winning the World Cup for an amazing fifth time! Few know that Kawasaki had never won in this category until the Roda brothers (Guim and Biel) took control and equipped, in passing, J.Juan hydraulic tube systems. In seven seasons, they have won 6 world titles.

Ana Carrasco, on the other hand, has not been able to conquer the World Cup due to two inopportune falls that have relegated her to third place, but the future is exciting for her! We are convinced that this is just the beginning of a promising career for this future Murcia lawyer of just 22 years.

In Trial, what am I going to tell you…!

On Off Road, we have revived a classic: Braktec sweeps the trial. More surprising news would be that one day some motorcycle without our product would reach the podium of GPTrial, or the Junior World Cup, or the World Cup. With this it is seven years (2012-2019) that Braktec is owner and sits atop the throne. Thanks also must go to the pilots Bou, Raga and Emma Bristow.


The Enduro Came, Saw and Conquered

The novelty, yes, has been the Motocross. The new system designed by Braktec was released in 2019 undergoing training only for the Spanish Championship. The idea was to test the product on this stage. The test has become the achievement of the competition with Jezyk. In addition, the pilots have competed in only some tests of the European competitions that has already earned them a fourth-place finish.

As if that were not enough, the Spanish team of the Six Days of Enduro tested the brakes that had just been produced, and the result was that the captain of the national team, Ivan Cervantes, a “nobody” who has only won 5 World Cups, gave them a 9.5 out of 10 on average.


Absolute Kings of Side by Side

If we look in the field of four wheels, “for now” we only compete in the Side x Side category. And I say “just” because some car teams may be on the horizon….

In SxS we have swept. It is almost identical to that of Braktec in Trial. All competitions where a vehicle carried brakes produced in Sant Cugat have won with J.Juan systems. There is more. Famous pilots like Toby Price, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Nani Roma or Heinz Kimigarden have rated the performance of our systems through the clouds.

Let’s savor the joys of this 2019 with great satisfaction. These successes are not easy for us (you know well). Similar to the complications of production, competing is very difficult. Not only are we competing, but we are winning! Let us enjoy the successes and continue to strive for improvement to repeat them in the coming years.

J.Juan will equip the brakes of the official Can Am, favorites to win the Dakar 2019 in the SXS category

J.Juan will equip the brakes of the official Can Am, favorites to win the Dakar 2019 in the SXS category

South Racing is the official Can Am team that will compete in the Dakar 2019. The team directed by Scott Abraham will use the powerful Can Am Maverick X3, starting as clear favorites to win the Side by Side (SxS) category Side by Side.

South Racing has chosen to face the most beautiful race in the world, equipping the vehicles with the J.JUAN racing braking kit. A choice born from tests that the same Scott Abraham has achieved, equipping over 2018 more than 50 Maverick in the race with the brakes produced in Barcelona (Spain) for this type of vehicles. With only 667 kg of weight, these sports UTVs are powered by 120 horsepower. Their agility and maneuverability, gives it a sporty spirit that is convincing and converting the great drivers and riders of rally cars and motorcycles.

There will be three official drivers of the South Racing at the Dakar in Peru, all potential candidates for the final victory: the Brazilian Reynaldo Varela, already winner of the category in 2018 with the same Team, Gerard Farrés, the Spanish rider passed by the two wheels – third at the Dakar ’17 – to the Side by Sids and able to conquer several successes in the season on this new caterogy, in addition to the American star Casey Currie, great winner in the American trials of Best In The Desert and Baja California.

J.JUAN started working at best on this competitive braking system in 2018, after the success achieved in 2017 at the BAJA 1000 in California, where his driver Marc Burnett won the World Score Championship.

Since then, the presence of this braking kit counts its participations with successes of the aforementioned pilots as well as the Stéphane Brunet (France), Brett Comiskey (Australia), Jesus Cucharrera (Spain), Chrtistine Giampaoli (Spain), Austin Jones (USA), Werner Mostert (South Africa), Monica Plaza (Spain), André Vilas Boas (Portugal).and, also, the pilots presents in the next Dakar’19

  • 340- Reynaldo Varela (Brasil)  – Gustavo Gugelmin (Brasil)
  • 343 -Cassey Currie (USA)
  • 358- Gerard Farres (Esp) – Daniel Oliveras (España)
  • 344- Sergei Kariakin (Rusia) – Anton Vlasiuk (Rusia)
  • 348- Claude Fournier (Fra) -Charly Gotlib (Belgica)
  • 360- Francisco López (Chile) – Álvaro Juan Leon  (Chile)
  • 366- Hernan Garcés (Chile) – Juan Pablo Latrach (Chile)
  • 368 -Joan Font (España) -Juan Félix Bravo (España)
  • 372- Miguel Jordao (portugallo) y Lourival Roldan (Brasil)
  • 378- Ricardo Porem (Portugal) – Jorge Monteiro (Portugal)
  • 385 -Anette Fisher (Alemania, Andreas Mayer (Alemania)
  • 397 – Bruno Varela (Brasil)
  • 398- Cristian Baumgart (Brasil) – Alberto Andreotti (Brasil)
  • – Emilio Ferrando. (España) -Guillermo Gómez de las Heras (España)-
  • 412-Marcos Baumgart (Brasil) Kleber Cincea (Brasil)
  • – Dani Sola (España) – Pedro López (España)
  • 416- Roberto Carranza (España) – Juan Carlos Fernández (España)
  • – José A. Hinojo (España) – Xavier Blanco (España)
  • 431 – José Salaverry (Perú) – Raúl Aray (Perú)
  • 414- Diego Heilbrun (Perú) – Juan Pedro Cilloniz Duclos (Perú)