South Racing runs divino fogao team’s Varela at Rally Dos Sertoes

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– Seven-stage Brazilian event starts in Goiãnia and finishes in Palmas

South Racing’s hectic season of international cross-country rallying continues this week, when the German-based car preparations company offers technical support to the Divino Fogäo Rally Team competing in Brazil’s demanding Rally dos Sertões.


The South American country’s premier off-road event is a former counting round of the FIM Cross-Country World Championship and takes place between September 3 and September 10.

South Racing will be running the Brazilian duo of Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin in a Toyota Hilux. The pair are the defending Rally dos Sertões champions in the car category and are keen to retain their local title.

Varela’s recent experience with the Toyota Hilux and this event, in particular, makes him one of the favourites for victory.  Last year, the Divino Fogão Rally Team won the Prologue stage in Goiânia and four of the seven timed special stages to reach the finish in Foz do Iguaçu (Igaucu Falls) 14min 22sec ahead of second-placed Marcos Baumgart.

“It’s another busy week for South Racing personnel and it is great to be back in Brazil and we are ready for the challenges that the Rally dos Sertões may throw up,