|Dakar Rally 2013: Can-Am South America Team is ready for final stages.|
The Can-Am South America Team is off to the last four stages of the Dakar Rally, having a little bit over 2500 kms of course until they cross the finish line in the city of Santiago, in Chile, this coming Saturday.
The quads and UTVs are holding up very well and are firm in the fight of the world´s largest rally and this Wednesday they leave La Rioja and go towards Fimbalá, in Argentina, with 481 kms of route (219 are special stage) valid for the 11th stage of the race.
On the Day 10 of competition that started this Tuesday from the Argentinean city of Córdoba with 632 km of route, where 353 were special stage, the Brazilian driver Reinaldo Varela did very well today among the UTVs.
Two-times world champion in the Cars T2 class, he was the second fastest today in the T3 class and 57th in the Cars overall classification table. "Today we had many long straights on asphalt ground which made it favorable to GO fast, which is always a great pleasure for those Who like motorsports", commented the driver, who is competing along on board a Can-Am Commander 1000.
The Can-Am Renegade 800 Xxc quads ridden by the Chilean Sebástian Palma, who confirmed the 14th fastest time of the stage - result that placed him in fifth place in the overall table. The Argentinean rider Cláudio Clavigliasso was the 17th Best of the Day and maintained his eighth place in the overall classification.
The Can-Am South America Team lost one of its competitors, the Chilean Barry Cruces, Who suffered a strong fall on the ninth stage of the competition. The rider was able to finish yesterday´s stage, but after being analyzed by the medical team He was forced to abandon the race: the doctors found a fracture in the collar bone as well as broken ligaments.
2013/01/16 | 13:25 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/CANAM