|Dakar Rally 2013: Can-Am SA Team finishes with the title of 4x4 class|
After competing for more than 8.500 kilometers in 14 days of race, the Can-Am South America Team has overcome the challenges of the 2013 Dakar Rally. The quads and UTVs crossed the finish line in the city of Santiago, in Chile, this Saturday afternoon after covering the last 630 kilometers of route, being that only 128 were special stages which began in the city of La Serena.
The Chilean rider Sebastián Palma lead the Team from the beginning to the end of the competition, confirming the title of the 4x4 class and 5th place in the overall classification of the Quads on board his faithful partner the Can-Am Renegade 800 Xxc. The Argentinean rider Cláudio Clavigliasso also classified among the 10 fastest quads, finishing in ninth place.
In the UTVs, Reinaldo Varela showed why he is two-times world Champion in the Cars T2 class by having a notable performance regardless of being a rookie in the class. The Brazilian driver finished fourth in the T3 class, which is directed to the UTVs.
"I can say that it was an unforgettable adventure participating alone in such an exhausting race such as the Dakar”, commented Varela, who competed for the first time without the presence of a co-pilot.
The Chilean driver Francisco López was fifth Best in the T3, being that all the Can-Am South America Team competitors overcame the obstacles during the Dakar on board the Can-Am Commander 1000.
The world´s largest rally began on January 5th in the city of Lima, in Peru and went into the Argentinean territory as part of its route. The award ceremony will be this Sunday (20) when the competitors will cross the finish line ramp located in front of the La Moneda Palace, in the down town of the Chilean capital.
2013/01/21 | 19:41 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/CAN-AM