Desafio Paraguarí 2023: Otazo-Elizeche at the top of the podium in podium in the "Desafio Paraguari".

Sensational was the first date of the Paraguayan Cross Country Championship 2023, the "Desafio Paraguari", which was much more complicated than expected by the riders.
After 2 very hard days in the T1 Nafta category, it had an infartante definition, since several of the competitors were able to alternate in the first location, until the Miller Otazo-Hugo Elizeche dupla with Mercedes Benz ML V8 won in a magnificent way for greater regularity.
Second in the classification was Bruno Fiore-Fernando Gonzalez, who despite some tire problems were able to put up a fight with the Isuzu Dimax and third was Luis Franco-Martin Martinez with Toyota Tacoma Proto V6.
Among the motorcycles, in the main category called Motorcycles, the winner was the rider from Lolita (Chaco Paraguayo) Gido Kranh with his GK Moto, followed by Rolando Martínez with a KTM and third was Damián Pedrozo with another KTM.
The next date of the Championship will be in principle in April in the Paraguayan Chaco, subject to confirmation in the coming days.

Miler Otazo-Hugo Elizeche Mercedes Benz ML V8
Marck Hicks-Giovanni Gill Mitsubishi Montero
David White-Amado Baez VW Saveiro
Gido Krahn GK Moto
Adrian Boettner KTM
Magui Britez Aean Edition
Carlos Zarca Benelli
Edwin Montaño CF Moto
Oscar Santos-Mirna Pereira CAN AM
Diego Becconi-Cristian Ortiz Polaris

Automatic translation from the original spanish version published by Campeonato Paraguayo Rally Cross Country
Source: Campeonato Paraguayo Rally Cross Country

Rally Minas 2023: Araxá opened the Brazilian Cross Country Rally in great style

Rodrigo Aché/Kaique Bentivoglio dominated the first race of the 2023 Brazilian Cross Country Rally

The rain set the pace of the 1st stage of the Brazilian Cross-Country Rally, held this week (March 7-11) at Rally Minas Brasil in Araxá (MG). Since the Prologue, which defined the starting order on Wednesday, until Saturday, the rain showers were present throughout the entire route.

Also since the Prologue, a duo dominated among the leaders in the accumulated result. Opening the specials (timed sections), Rodrigo Aché and Kaique Bentivoglio (Ranger X-Rally category T1 Basil) opened a good advantage in the first two days, reaching the end with a total of 7h41m42s to finish the 582.98 km. Saturday was the day to manage the leadership. In 2nd place overall, another team duo, Marcos Baumgart/Beco Andreotti (Ranger X-Rally category T1 FIA) 12m2s7 behind the leaders and in 3rd place the duo Glauber Fontoura/Marcos Pastein (Toyota Hilux category T1 FIA) 25m54s73 behind the winning duo.

The variety of conditions of the specials and the configuration with few shifts (links between support and sections) were the differentials of this edition of the Minas Brazil Rally. "The race was very well organized, with perfect finishes and a very selective choice of specials. The Support Park could not have been better, in the premises of an excellent hotel. So, ten points for Rallymakers (the event promoter)", said the President of the National Rally Commission of the Brazilian Confederation of Motor Sports, Haroldo Scipião.

The next event of the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship will take place between April 11 and 15, with the 25th edition of the traditional RN 1500 Rally, between the states of Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.

Minas Brasil Rally 2023 Results
1st event of the Brazilian Rally Cross Country for Cars (Accumulated - Top 5)

1º - Rodrigo Aché/Kaique Bentivoglio
Ranger X-Rally - Categoria T1 Brasil

2º - Marcos Baumgart/Beco Andreotti
Ranger X-Rally - Categoria T1 FIA

3º - Glauber Fontoura/Marcos Pastein
Toyota Hilux - Categoria T1 FIA

4º Marcos Moraes/Fabio Pedroso
UTV Polaris RZR Pro-R - Categoria T4

5º Mauro Guedes/Flavio França
Ranger X-Rally - Categoria T1 Brasil


Automatic translation from the Brazilian Portuguese available on 
Source: CBA
Photo: Rallymakers

Jalapão Rally 2023: Organizers announce schedule and return to the origins

Registrations are open for the event that will take place from June 19 to 24. Palmas (TO) will host the start and finish program of the race which will pass through Mateiros and São Félix, in Tocantins

The Jalapão Rally, the second biggest cross country rally in the country, will take place between June 19 and 25, in Tocantins, and will be hosted by Palmas, Mateiros and São Félix do Tocantins. As in the eight previous editions, the event attracts the country's main teams, which promise to accelerate in search of the title of the 2023 edition, which returns to the stage of its first edition in 2015. The race is worth points for the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship (CBM and CBA), in the cars, motorcycles, quads, and UTVs categories.

The starting schedule will be concentrated in Palmas, between June 18 and 21. The inspections, briefings, and promotional start with the presentation of the cars, competitors, and teams will take place at the Capim Dourado Shopping Mall. Then the race goes on for four stages with the cities of Mateiros, São Félix and returns to Palmas where it will happen for the award ceremony also at the Shopping Capim Dourado.

For the dispute of the ninth edition of the Jalapão Rally, 1,200 kilometers of track are expected - of these, approximately 900 kilometers will be lengthened -, in five days of competitions, contemplating unpublished stretches. The first challenge will be in Palmas with the Prologue, which will be worth time for the competition on Tuesday (20/6). On Wednesday, June 21, the caravan will depart from Palmas (TO) and arrive in Mateiros (TO), where the Jalapão Rally caravan will stay overnight.

On Thursday (22), the overnight stay will be in São Félix do Tocantins (TO), - located in the southeast of the state and 386 km from the capital -, where the teams will have a loop and the start on Friday (23) and Saturday (24) for the third and fourth stages of the rally, returning to Palmas (TO).

Amidst beautiful landscapes full of enchantments, the Jalapão Rally is a guarantee of another great event. The competition will pass through one of the main stages of the national cross-country dispute of the season in high speed, full of adventure and challenges.

Registration is open on the website ( for Motorcycles in the categories Moto 1 (formerly Super Production), Moto 2 (Production), Moto 3 (Marathon), Moto Brasil, Moto Over and Moto Regional; for Quadricycles; for UTV in the categories UTV 1 (formerly PRO Elite), UTV 2 (PRO), UTV 3 (Super Production), UTV 4 (Production), UTV Over PRO, UTV Double, UTV Over 40, UTV Over 45, UTV Start and the UTV Experimental. And in the Cars, for Prototype-T1, Prototype-T2, Pro Brazil, Super Prodution and Open.

The Jalapão Rally is an Arena Promoções and Events event, sponsored by C6 Bank, supported by the Tocantins State Government, Shopping Capim Dourado, Mateiros City Hall and São Félix do Tocantins City Hall. The supervision is from the CBM - Brazilian Confederation of Motorcycling and CBA - Brazilian Confederation of Automobilism.

For more information, access the site Follow the stage on social networks through Instagram @arenarally, @rallyjalapao and facebook Rally Jalapão.


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Source Rally Jalapão // 
Photo: Doni Castilho/DFotos

SARR 2023: Video - Stage 4

 Sunday 19, Stage 4 from Belén to Fiambalá (Argentina)

 Stage results are available here:


SARR 2023: After three days, Rodrigo/Roldan maintain dominance in Argentina

Leading since the start of the South America Rally Race, the duo opens advantage over runners-up

The duo formed by Brazilians Rodrigo Varela and Lourival Roldan continues to lead the UTV category in the South America Rally Race, a nine-day race held in Argentina, in the same regions where the Dakar Rally was held until 2019.
After three days and 1,334km of race, the duo from the Can-Am Monster Energy team has accumulated a 17min34s advantage over the second-placed, also Brazilian Pedro MacDowell/Enio Bozzano Júnior. Facing problems since the beginning of the race, three-time world champion Reinaldo Varela, Rodrigo's father, and Argentinean navigator Fernando Imperatrice are in 10th place in the general classification.
So far, Rodrigo/Roldan have accumulated one victory, one fourth and one sixth place in the three days of competition. The race will be around 4,200 km long, passing through three provinces, equivalent to the states in Brazil: Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and La Rioja. The SARR takes place from February 14 to 25, with a rest day (February 21).

Overall result after three stages:
1. Rodrigo Varela/Lourival Roldan (Brasil), tempo de 19h37min01s para 1.334km
2. Pedro MacDowell/Enio Bozzano Júnior (Brasil), a 17min34s
3. Maxwell Fernadez/Gustavo Bortolanza (Brasil), a 33min06s
4. Juan Carlos Araya/Victor Silva (Chile), a 37min22s
5. Alfredo Olmedo/Daniel Lopez (Argentina), a 37min31s
6. Andrea Lafarja/Lisandro Sisterna (Paraguai), a 41min50s


Automatic translation from the original Portuguese version
Source BestPR