Press Release 10_2018

« An incredible dream »: Peña Campo & Tornabell Cordoba at the Baja Portalegre to win the T3 title of the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

Portalegre – Portugal (October 25th) – After the technical checks and the shakedown on the tracks around the Portuguese town of the Alto Alentejo, the Baja Portalegre, last stage of the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, officially kicked off its 32nd edition organized by  the Automóvel Club de Portugal with the starting podium hosted at the Jardim do Tarro.

In the historical center of Portalegre, the four Xtreme Plus crews were welcomed by the Portuguese public, starting from the Spanish José Luis Peña Campo and Rafael Tornabell Cordoba, on the Polaris RZR 1000 (#613), currently at the top of the T3 ranking with 4 points of advantage on the opponent Santiago Navarro: « At the beginning the idea was to participate in the World Cup to do some tests and have fun but after the first races we realized that it could be more than just fun – commented José Luis – After eight consecutive podiums, with three first places and five seconds, and after overcoming the difficulties on the endless dunes of Morocco, it has become an incredible dream. It will not be easy but we will believe in it until the end. Our goal is to win the title of T3 … « .

The Swiss Vincent Gonzalez, sailed by Frenchman Loic Minaudier, on Polaris #617 and the

British Graham Knight and David Watson (#621) keep the colors of the French team of Gorrevod high. Finally, to support Peña Campo/Tornabell Cordoba, Marco Piana, team manager and driver, with co-driver Sébastien Delaunay, driving another Polaris RZR 1000.

The Baja Portalegre will enter live tomorrow, October 26th, with the first special stages that will continue on Saturday 27th and then finish with a podium and an award ceremony.

Press Office Xtreme Plus Team Sonja Vietto Ramus