|Rally dos Sertões: More than 100 car and truck competitors in Brazilian rally.|
Dunas Race, organizer of [ RALLY DOS SERTOES ] in Brazil, released the entry list for the 22th edition in the categories Cars and Trucks. The event, which will have its start on August 24th in Goiânia and the arrival on the 30th in Belo Horizonte, will feature 45 vehicles and 90 competitors between cars and five trucks and 12 competitors in the category of "giants "of the rally.
The Entry list can be seen [ HERE ]. Apart from cars and trucks, the Sertões also has the contest categories motorbikes, quads and UTVs and will soon be disclosed the subscribers list.
Among the cars a lot of newness and expectation of a fierce fight between the top names in the national off-road. In the main category, the FIA T1, there will be four "super machines" and the strong Brazilian teams will accelerate the for the championship title.
Biggest winner of the race in the car category, the four-time champion Guilherme Spinelli from Brazil is one of them. After two runner-ups followed, besides the browser Youssef Haddad in the Mitsubishi Petrobras team, they want the title back. Partners for five years, they won two Sertões and hope to repeat it this season with the model Mitsubishi ASX Racing.
But for that, they will have to overcome other weight pairs: Reinaldo Varela, holder of a rally world title and also Rally dos Sertões champion, will be the browser side Gustavo Gugelmin to the staff Divino Fogao Rally Team / Overdrive with a Toyota Hilux; the staff of South Africa Rally X / NWM also arrives strong enough to fight with Mark Baumgart / Kleber Cincea and Cristian Baumgart / Alley Andreotti, with Ford Ranger models.
In Prototypes categories - T1 and T3 will be 11 vehicles, including the current champions Rafael and João Antonio Franciosi Capoani, which run through the Mitsubishi Ralliart Team Brasil with a L200 Triton SR. In Super Production, Glauber Fontoura and Minae Miyauti will also defend the current championship aboard a Mitsubishi Triton ERS. Already in Pro Brasil, will be eight cars in the race, with various brands and prototypes.
With three entered the Production - T2 will have one of the novelties this year: The return of the Suzuki competition. The brand - which won the first title of the Rally between cars in 1995 - have two pairs: Julian Diener / Gilson Rocha and Marcelo Mendes / Luis Felipe Eckel, who will pilot a Suzuki Jimny. The other car in the race category will be a Toyota FJ Cruiser dual Kffuri Marcus and Rodrigo Czech.
And closing the modality cars, the big highlight is the new Production category T2/TR4, which will feature 11 cars in competition. Created to encourage the rally base in the country, it attracted a good number of participants, which was the initial goal of Dunas Race to launch the project.
The truck category, which always draws attention wherever goes and surprises with the speed of these "giants" of the Rally, has five teams entered, two triples and three doubles. Two six-time champion are among the favorites: Edu Piano - current champion - will be aboard a Ford Cargo 1933 4x4 beside Solon Mendes and Antonio Carlos de Sales; and Guido Salvini Netto, who was the second place in 2013, shares the Mercedes Benz Atego 1725 4x4 with browsers Fernando and Flavio Bisi Chwaigert.
The modality will still have three teams with trucks Ford F4000: Fábio Freire / Fabio Rocha, Felicio Bragante / Ricardo Costa and Garcia Kenner / Rafael Dal Bello.
In addition to Goiânia and Belo Horizonte, five cities will receive the caravan Sertões in 2014. Of these five, three are to host the rally for the first time, Catalão (GO), Paracatu (MG) and São Francisco (MG). Complete the route, Caldas Novas (GO) and Diamantina (MG), which have received the Sertões in other editions.
Before leaving for the special stage, the competitors still compete at the prologue in Goiania on August 23rd, with the promotional start in the same evening, at the renovated International Goiania speedway.
Schedule Dos Sertões Rally Brazil 2014
23/08 - Prologue - Goiânia (GO)
24/08 - SS01 - Goiânia (GO) / Caldas Novas (GO)
25/08 - SS02 - Caldas Novas (GO) / Catalão (GO)
08/26 - SS03 - Catalão (GO) / Paracatu (MG)
27/08 - SS04 - Paracatu (MG) / San Francisco (MG)
28/08 - SS05 - San Francisco (MG) / Diamantina (MG) - MARATHON
29/08 - SS06 - Diamantina (MG) / Diamantina (MG)
30/08 - SS07 - Diamantina (MG) / Belo Horizonte (MG)
2014/08/14 | 19:41 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/GONCALVES