|Desafió Inca: Brazilian Guilherme Spinelli to start at Dakar-series Rally|
He is already one of the leading drivers: Guilherme Spinelli, dominating a nevertheless stiff level of competition on the national stage, has twice won the "Rally Dos Sertoes", the flagship race of the Brazilian all-terrain circuit. What’s more, since his first participation on the Dakar, he finished the race in the Top 10 in 2010 (10th) and 2011 (9th) and fully intends to continue progressing this year.
Despite dropping out two years running, the Mitsubishi Petrobras team has unswerving trust in his abilities and have continued to develop the ASX 4x4 that “Guiga” tried out for the first time on the last Dakar. In order to arrive at the next edition with the best chances of rubbing shoulders with the Top 5, the Spinelli-Haddad duo have chosen to fine-tune their preparation on the Desafio Inca, from 3rd to 6th October.
The three days of competition will give them the opportunity to confirm the performance level they displayed in August on the Rally Dos Sertoes, where they were only beaten by Stéphane Peterhansel.
“It will be the desert in its purest state,” says a thrilled Spinelli, “with dunes of all sizes and very soft sand. It’s an event on which we can both improve how the team works and develop the car”. In a roundabout way, his co-pilot Youssef Haddad sets out the striking ambitions held by the team for next month in Peru: “Excellence is something that comes with repetition. The more we drive together, the better our performance will be”.
2013/09/11 | 01:34 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/ASO