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Rally dos Sertoes 2014 - 7 days 2,700km.
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:21:28 pm »
Bliksem, looking at these photos is making me keen. Panne, you going to do it this year? I think I might be up for this. I will decide in May.











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2014 Rally dos Sertoes will arrive in Belo Horizonte for the first time

Dunas Race announces the capital of Minas Gerais state to host the arrival of its 22th edition in August

One of the most off-road regions of Brazil, with trails, hills and beautiful landscapes will welcome the arrival of the 22th edition of the Rally dos Sertoes. The Dunas Race - the event organizer - announced on Monday (17th) the city of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state, as host of the 2014 finish of the race.

The rally will begin with a prologue on August 23rd in Goiania (GO) and part of the 24th towards Belo Horizonte, where the champions of another edition will be announced on the 30th. With a caravan that moves about 2000 people, messing with the economy and the behavior of the towns through which it passes, the rally will be one of the attractions of the state capital in 2014, since the city is also one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup in July.

The Sertoes has passed twice in Belo Horizonte: in 1993, when the event was created, and in 1997.

"We are very happy to announce the arrival of the rally in Belo Horizonte. Minas Gerais is a state that is synonymous with off-road, whether for their amazing trails or by strong competitors who always showed for the rally. Apart from Belo Horizonte, in 1993 and 1997, the Sertoes have had in other 15 cities in Minas Gerais over these his 22 years. I'm sure it will be a big party to finalize a new edition that promises the same challenges and the same adrenaline", said Marcos Moraes, CEO of Dunas Race.

Five categories will be disputed in the Sertoes: cars, bikes, quads, UTVs and trucks. Like last year, the dispute of bikes and quads will be valid for the 5th round of the World Rally Cross Country FIM (International Motorcycling Federation). Several national and international rally stars will be in the dispute.

As in past editions, the rally will also keep your social and environmental actions aimed at helping and guiding the population of the towns through which it passes.

Besides the support of the Governments of Goias and Minas Gerais, the Sertoes already announced some of their sponsors for the 22nd edition: Mitsubishi Motors, Polaris and Seotres Cosmetics. And many new features are coming.

Registrations remain open on the event website: www.sertoes.com. For questions and more information, contact the Competitors Department at Dunas Race by e-mail: sabrina@dunas.com.br.

2014 Edition / Pre Agenda:

August, 20th
Box Area Opening at the Shopping Flamboyant - Goiania (GO)

August, 21st
Administrative Checks (only for Assistance Teams)
Technical Scrutineering
Briefing for Assistance Teams

August, 22nd
Administrative Checks (only for Competitors)
Technical Scrutineering
Briefing for Competitors

August, 23th
Prologue
Promotional Stage

August, 24th to 30th
Rally dos Sertões Stages

August, 30th
Final Stage - Belo Horizonte (MG)
Award Cerimony

www.sertoes.com

Check out the Rally dos Sertoes on Facebook:
http://facebook.com/sertoesoficial

Follow Sertões on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/sertoesoficial

YouTube - Rally dos Sertoes Channel:
www.youtube.com/dunasrace

Further information / Press:
FGCom
Fernanda Gonçalves / Caio Scafuro
Phone: + 55 11 3473.4841 / 11 3473.4845
Mobile: + 55 11 9.8245.4511 / 11 9.5170.2324
fernanda@fgcom.com.br / caio@fgcom.com.br
www.fgcom.com.br

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« Last Edit: May 23, 2014, 10:51:33 pm by BlueBull2007 »
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Re: Rally dos Sertoes 2014 - To finish in Belo Horizonte!!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 04:10:50 am »
hmm 20 views so far...no interest?
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Re: Rally dos Sertoes 2014 - To finish in Belo Horizonte!!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 10:49:29 pm »
The organization announced:

Rally dos Sertões 2014 will have 60% of specials stages and three new cities

Biggest off road competition in Brazil will cross two states with seven host cities. In Goias State, the towns of Caldas Novas and Catalao joins to the capital Goiania. Minas Gerais will have the cities Belo Horizonte, Diamantina, Paracatu and Sao Francisco as representatives

The adrenalin of seven cities, two states and 60% specials stages mileage. This is the summary of the 22nd edition of Rally dos Sertões, organized by Dunas Race. The biggest competition which will cross two states, starts on August 24th at International Goiania racetrack, and arrives at Belo Horizonte (MG) on day 30th. Midway, five more cities will receive the Rally caravan, of those five, three receives for the first time: Catalao (GO), Paracatu (MG) and São Francisco (MG). Completes the route, Caldas Novas (GO) and Diamantina (MG).

For the technical director of Dunas Race, Eduardo Sachs, it was a challenge and a very big surprise to mount the route of the 22nd edition. "It's almost unheard route. Of the seven stages, six we never went anywhere near the tracks found. We think it would be difficult to find good specials stages, but it was a very good route. It has everything a good Sertões deserves, with a variety of terrain and challenges. The competition level and fun stills high. Will be a test that will please amateurs and professionals ", said Sachs, who in July travel to make the roadbook conference.

With a total of 2.679 kilometers of the competition in 2014, 1.623 will be of special stages. This corresponds to approximately 60% of the route. The competition is divided into seven stages. The prologue will be on dirt road, near Goiania on August 23rd. The next day (24th), the caravan of the capital of Goias goes to Caldas Novas, the main tourist hub of the state. On day 25th, the competitors move on to the rally newness cities, Catalao is the final destination of the second stage.

The third stage marks the changes between two states. The race begins in Catalao, crosses the border and arrives at Paracatu in Minas Gerais territory. From Paracatu, goes to Sao Francisco for the fourth stage. The fifth stage is planned as the only Sertões marathon stage. Leaving Sao Francisco, the competitors may not receive maintenance when they reaches Diamantina town. The sixth stage is the second part of the marathon and have loop format, coming in the same location they start but then teams will be free to maintenance the vehicles.

>From Diamantina, a large caravan goes the final destination in the state capital, Belo Horizonte, which will participate the rally for the third time, the first as finish line.

To do all the ground survey, Sachs took 16 days. There were more than 4000 km rotated to define the seven stages of Rally dos Sertões 2014.

Registrations
Registrations for the 22th edition of Country Rally remains open until July 1st
and must be made exclusively through the website www.sertoes.com. For more information, the competitor may contact the Competitors Department of Dunas Race by phone +55 11 4191-0133.

Sponsors and partners
Besides the partners of the Governments of Goias and Minas Gerais, the Sertões already announced some of their sponsors for the 22nd edition: Mitsubishi Motors, Polaris, Outback and Seotres Cosmetics. And many new features are coming.

Rally dos Sertões 2014 route:

August 23rd - Prologue - Goiânia (GO)

August 24th - 1st stage - Goiânia (GO) / Caldas Novas (GO)
Road Section: 40 km
Special stage: 155 km
Road Section: 21 km
Stage’s Length: 216 km

August 25th - 2nd stage - Caldas Novas (GO) / Catalao (GO)
Road Section: 39 km
Special stage: 201 km
Road Section: 20 km
Stage’s Length: 260 km

August 26th - 3rd stage - Catalao (GO) / Paracatu (MG)
Road Section: 22 km
Special Stage: 206 km
Road Section: 132 km
Stage’s Length: 356 km

August 27th - 4th stage - Paracatu (MG) / Sao Francisco (MG)
Road Section: 135 km
Special stage: 364 km
Road Section: 86 km
Stage’s Length: 585 km

August 28th - 5th round - Sao Francisco (MG) / Diamantina (MG) - Marathon Stage
Road Section: 223 km
Special stage: 413 km
Road Section: 81 km
Stage’s Length: 718 km

August 29th - 6th stage - Diamantina (MG) / Diamantina (MG)
Road Section: 23 km
Special stage: 159 km
Road Section: 30 km
Stage’s Length: 213 km

August 30th - 7th stage - Diamantina (MG) / Belo Horizonte (MG)
Road Section: 59 km
Special stage: 125 km
Road Section: 146 km
Stage’s Length: 331 km


7 Stages covering 2,679km almost half the distance we did in 2010. One long stage of over 700km. Looks like Amageza might be longer if not close!

1,623km of specials....What can Amageza do???  >:D >:D  :deal:  :peepwall:

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Re: Rally dos Sertoes 2014 - 7 days 2,700km.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 11:06:30 pm »
OK, This looks lekker but way out of my league.

I assume you are going, being that it is now almost end of May
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Re: Rally dos Sertoes 2014 - 7 days 2,700km.
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 01:45:08 am »
Nee ou mate, I would love to go, but I cant afford this right now.  

However if you want to experience what it is like, just click here:deal:
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 01:47:23 am by BlueBull2007 »
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Re: Rally dos Sertoes 2014 - 7 days 2,700km.
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 06:07:05 am »
Looks awesome  :ricky: That's a hell of a lot of specials by any standard  :thumleft:
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