The Dakar Rally held its 40th edition and the 10th to be held in South America. The Dakar rally revisited the Pacific Ocean and the dunes of Peru, which drivers and riders tackled after just a few days sampling the delights of the capital, Lima. Competitors then headed through to Bolivia, for a welcomed rest day in the festive atmosphere of La Paz. Argentinian aficionados top the podium when it comes to enthusiasm and good humour, and the most joyous of them were waiting for the riders in Córdoba, host to the Dakar finish line for the first time.
“The Dakar 2018 was an extremely hard event, but we managed to win with a SxS Can-Am Maverick X3. We faced many types of terrain, from the hot dunes of Peru to the snow in the mountains of Bolivia. And in one of the days we finished the special stage in the 14th place in the overall of all the cars. I can affirm that Brazil is now the “World Capital of SxS.” After all, they were two titles in a row. Me and Gustavo Gugelmin in 2018 and Leandro Torres and Lourival Roldan in 2017.
I can not fail to recognize the excellent work of the South Racing team, the support of my family and the impeccable navigation of Gustavo Gugelmin”, said Reinaldo Varela. Read More: South Racing Can-Am Maverick X3 Team Rules the Field
2018 Dakar Rally SxS Results:
|SOUTH RACING – CAN AM||72H 44′ 06”|
|XTREMEPLUS POLARIS FACTORY TEAM||73H 41′ 43”|
|XTREMEPLUS POLARIS FACTORY TEAM||82H 53′ 31”|
JOSE LUIS PENA CAMPO
RAFAEL TORNABELL CORDOBA
|XTREMEPLUS POLARIS FACTORY TEAM||82H 57′ 26”|
|C.A.T RACING||100H 38′ 21”|
|SOUTH RACING – CAN AM||205H 04′ 18”|