|Dakar Rally 2013: Can-Am SA Team leaves Lima with a very warm goodbye.|
The warmth of the Peruvian public is the mark of the day the Can-Am South American Team is leaving the capital Lima. The start of the 35th edition of the Dakar Rally will be this Saturday and the first stage which heads to Pisco will have 263 kilometers (only 13 will be timed).
The UTVs Can-Am Commander 1000 and the Can-Am Renegade 800 Xxc quads are ready for the challenge that will have a total of 8.574 km (4.155 special stages). The world´s largest rally caravan will also cross Argentina, and is set to arrive on the 19th of January in Santiago, Chile.
Besides the technical scrutineerings of the vehicles there was also the document verification for the competitors. The days in the city of Lima were very receptive due to a very nice public present. The Can-Am South America Team machines called the attention of the crowd that came to the Dakar Vila. Another high point of the great festivity was the autograph session specially coordinated by the organizers of the event for the Can-Am Quad riders.
Leonardo Martinez and his son Diego Martinez, from Bolivia, felt very much honored by the support received from the team and the off-road fans in Lima. "We are very proud to be here representing Can-Am as well as the Bolivian people in the Dakar, we would like to thank this wonderful Peruvian public and the fans from other countries that were here in this very warm welcome that we have received here in Lima ", said Leonardo Martinez, visibly touched.
Another autograph session with the Can-Am team is set for this Friday. This time the competitors in the UTVs class will be in direct contact with the public. The Team will be represented in this class by Francisco López (Chile)/Sebastián Scholz (Argentina), Pablo Donoso (Chile)/Juan Pablo Cerda (Chile), Marta Marino (Colombia)/Carlos Bustamante (Colombia) and by the two-time T2 car world champion Reinaldo Varela.
2013/01/05 | 00:21 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/CANAM