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Dos Sertões - PLP: International Rally announces route on April 24th

The route of the 16th edition of the Sertões - PLP International Rally will be announced next Thursday, April 24th. The pre-event Briefing for competitors, assistance teams and media will be at the auditorium of the Comfort Suítes Hotel in Alphaville, Barueri, in great São Paulo area. The rally will take off on June 17th with the promotional start in Goiânia (State of Goiás) and will cross the finish line on a beach in the northeast part of the country on June 28th.

Besides talking about the cities, Marcos Moraes, Dunas Race President, company that organizes and promotes the year´s largest rally in number of competitors, will also speak about the characteristics of each one of the 10 timed specials. Other subjects that are in the program of the Briefing are the changes in the regulations, compulsory equipment and documents, travel agency packages, logistics, images purchase, medical orientations and nocturnal Super Special (Super Prime)

In 2008 the Sertões - PLP International Rally debuts as a round of the FIA Cross Country World Cup, the most important cross country rally competition organized by the International Automobile Federation. Since 2005, the event is part of the FIM World Championship calendar for bikes and quads. The race is planned to have almost 5000kms.

Course for bikes - Dimas Mattos, a veteran motorcycle rider and 11 times participant of the Sertões will give his course "Dimas´ tips for the Sertões", before the pre-event Briefing. The course will begin at 1PM and will finish at 7PM and will use the same auditorium.

Dimas has 26 years experience as a motorcycle rider and will share his experiences of 11 participations in the Sertões talking about subjects such as how to prepare your bike, physical preparation and planning for the event.

Part of the money of the course enrollment will be destined to the Instituto Brasil Solidário (IBS), responsible for the Sertões Social Actions. The enrollment costs R$ 170 per person. More information with Ana Luiza de Araújo, at (+5511) 4191-0133 or e-mail [ ].

2008/04/19 | 23:42 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Vipcomm

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