Sunday, August 24 2014
Stage 1: Goiania – Caldas Novas
Road connection: 40.50 km – Selective Section: 155.65 km – Road connection: 20.06 – Total: 216.21 km
The first special stage of the Rally Dos Sertoes joined Goiania and Caldas Novas, a town where its hot springs attract many tourists. During this first racing session of 155 km, some damages were registered among the competitors: burn engines, joints, direction, and some other problems.
For the Xtremeplus team, Celio VInicius Oliveira and Pipo Mirone took some advantage and finished this relatively difficult stage in the third place.
Celio Vinicius Oliveira / Pipo Mirone n°216 in 2h09’56, 2’54 from the winners, n°203 Varela/Arena: “During the tests, and thanks to Marco, I learned many things that I applied today. I am making progress and can steer the RZR better. I also drove faster than yesterday, but without taking unnecessary risks.”
Carlos Ambrosio / Carlos Eduardo Piacentini Sachs (Cadu) n°204 — 6th in 2h12’25, 5’23 from the winner: “It was very fast special stage, on laterite tracks with many bumps and creeks to cross. I almost took the car to the limits and, today, my driving was more aggressive.”
Leandro Torres / Idali Bosse n°208, 9th in 2h18’23, 11’21 from the winner: “Slow but sure, that is my rule! I am a bit tired at the end of this stage, but very happy about the day.”
Monday, the Dos Sertoes Rally continues its road towards Catalao, with a special stage of 260 km, with a selective section of 202 km.