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Desafío Ruta 40 - Dakar Series

Since today (Monday 13th May), entries are officially opened to participate in the Desafío Ruta 40 - Dakar Series rally, an international Cross-Country event to be held from 16th to 22nd June in the Northern and Cuyo regions in Argentina, supervised by Dakar organizers ASO (Amaury Sport Organization) and supported by the National Ministry of Tourism. Se adjunta fotografía/Attached photo: Pablo Rodriguez, ganador Categoría Motos Desafío Ruta 40 2013
Crédito: Prensa Desafío Ruta 40 | Paco Photo

18.5.13, Argentina, Red. (mk)

DESAFIO ROUTA 40

Ruta 40 Challenge will be run for a fourth time this year, now with a Dakar Series format and valid as round 4 of the FIM World Cross-Country Rally Championship as well as round 2 of the Argentine Cross-Country Rally Championship (CARCC). It includes several attractions in its course, going through impressive and demanding roads in a vast area of the mythical Route 40.

Interested teams must go to http://www.desafioruta40.com.ar/preinscribirse/, download the entry form and send it by e-mail to info@desafíoruta40.com.ar together with the first payment receipt.

Entries will only be accepted until 4th June.

Categories competing
These are the same participating in the CARCC series. Bikes and Quads competing in the FIM World Cross-Country Rally Championship will have to be adjusted to the following FIM rule code:

Cars
T1. Petrol and Diesel engines
T2. Petrol and Diesel engines
T3. Light cars and UTVs (since 2013, UTVs run in the T3 class because they are considered light cars)
T4. Trucks

Bikes
No capacity limit for Dakar Series and CARCC
Up to 450 c.c. for FIM World Cross-Country Rally Championship

Quads
4x2 and 4x4 for Dakar Series and CARCC
The Quad class only exists for the FIM World Cross-Country Rally Championship

Dakar Challenge. Direct ticket to Rally Dakar 2014
Desafío Ruta 40 is the best shortcut to Rally Dakar 2014. Three amateur drivers might get an entry in the next edition of the most famous raid event. The Argentine rally is part of a selected number of worldwide events which presents some of the best competitors that have never started a Dakar before the chance to make sure their entry at the peak of the Cross-Country scene.

Just like it happened last year with the Desafío Litoral rally, there will be an extra result for amateur entrants in Desafío Ruta 40 wanting to take part in 2014 Rally Dakar for the first time. A car entrant can receive a full entry prize and a bike rider a 50 per cent as well as a Quad rider.

The course
Desafío Ruta 40 - Dakar Series will have a starting ceremony at San Salvador de Jujuy (16th June) and a finish at San Juan (22nd June). The only change to the original course is a pass through the town of Tinogasta instead of Belén in the province of Catamarca.

June 16th | Start - San Salvador de Jujuy.
June17th | Leg 1. Jujuy – San Miguel de Tucumán
June 18th | Leg 2. San Miguel de Tucumán – San Fernando de Catamarca
June 19th | Leg 3. San Fernando Catamarca – Belén
June 20th | Leg 4. Belén – Chilecito
June 21st | Leg 5. Chilecito – San Juan
June 22nd | Leg 6. San Juan – San Juan

For further information, please go to Desafio routa 40, send enquiries by e-mail to info@desafioruta40.com.ar or call +54 351 4872010 and 4872727.

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Desafío Ruta 40 - Dakar Series

Coma and Roma will be there

From 16th to 22nd June, the first act of the Dakar Series 2013 will take place in Argentina, with the Desafio Ruta 40. Marc Coma on his bike and Joan “Nani Roma” in the car category are already taking position…



Just a few days after registration opened, the Dakar Series event Desafio Ruta 40 did not waste any time in displaying its appeal. Just one month from the race, it already seems that the title up for grabs between San Salvador de Jujuy and San Juan will be one of the prime cuts on the menu for 2013. After missing out on the last edition of the Dakar, Marc Coma set himself the objective or renewing acquaintance with Argentina. The Catalan has clearly taken little time to get back on form, having won the two races in which he has participated since his return, in Abu Dhabi then in Qatar. A success on the Desafio Ruta 40 would consolidate his position at the head of the all-terrain rally world championship, but he will also have to deal with controlling two KTM team-mates who have also announced their participation: Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez, 3rd on the last Dakar, and American Kurt Caselli, a two times stage winner last January on his debut in the king of rally-raids. Watch this space for announcements from other competitors…

In the car category, the field should be just as impressive. Among the favourites for the race, only the X-Raid team has currently announced the squad that they will be calling upon in Argentina. Nani Roma, 3rd in the general standings and a four times stage winner on the Dakar 2013, continued his successful form with a victory several weeks ago in Abu Dhabi. To remain at the top, he will also have to tame the zeal of one of his team-mates, in the person of Argentina’s Orlando Terranova, who will be driving in front of a home crowd with also the Desafio Litoral title from last year to his name.

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Crédito: Prensa Desafío Ruta 40 | Paco Photo

Marc Coma Copyright A.S.O. Photo credit : DPPI MEDIA

Crédito: Prensa Desafío Ruta 40 | Paco Photo

Copyright A.S.O. Photo credit : DPPI MEDIA

Crédito: Prensa Desafío Ruta 40 | Paco Photo