Nimo is after his own challenge

Nimo is after his own challenge

Juan María Nimo for some years now has had as a special objective to compete in this Desafío Ruta 40 YPF. In 2006, he suffered a spinal cord injury and is wheelchair-bound, so he had to modify his motorbike, a Honda Tornado 250, in order to be able to compete.

He adapted the bike with extra safety measures, and will race with two “backpacks”. «It’s been 16 years since my injury and we have achieved a lot. On an administrative level, we achieved the first accreditation in motorcycling for a spinal cord injured person, first for motocross, then for enduro,» the Revo team man said.

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«It is very difficult to accompany a person with a disability and it is not easy to transcend to professionalism. We are trying to get out of the pitiful image, because what we do is something very professional and the idea is to try to complete the race,» Juan sais before the start of Desafío Ruta 40 YPF.

It is one of the most difficult races in the world, that’s why I run with two «backpacks», that is two people who accompany me in case I have to solve any issue. As for physical training, I’ve been doing it in a neuro-rehabilitation centre with one of the people who knows the most about this in the country» said Gato (Cat), as he is nicknamed.

This whole project will be told in an audiovisual film that will show the before, during and after of this Desafío Ruta 40.

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