SARR and Sertões Rally join forces


The SARR organizers are overjoyed to confirm the date of SARR 2024 and to make the announcement that the famous Argentinian race will join forces with the massive Sertees Rally, conducted in the neighboring nation of Brazil, an event with more than 30 years of history.

The 5th South American Rally Race, dubbed SARR 2024 Sertoes Series, will take place from February 1 to February 10.

More information regarding a special edition that will mark the beginning of an administrative, athletic, and media union with Brazil will be made public by the organizers in the following days.

The SARR organization would like to express its gratitude to everyone who made it possible to combine the two biggest competitions in this sport in South America.


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Sertões Rally 2023: Under the motto: ‘Our stage is Brazil’

The largest rally in the Americas revealed on Thursday night the script for its 31st edition, scheduled for 11-19 August.

After holding the world’s largest rally in 2022, from South to North of Brazil, a historic competition that celebrated the 30th anniversary of the race, the 2023 edition returns to its origins. The main novelty is the more compact format, in bonds, with shorter displacements to privilege teams, competitors and the competition. It promises to be the most intense, as the route chosen by the technical team led by Edgar Fabre and Du Sachs will be “the most demanding and challenging of all.” In total, it will be 3,800 km, of which 2,080 km will be timed.
The backdrop of the Sertões is Brazil. Every year the organization brings an unprecedented script, honouring its mission of revealing a Brazil that few Brazilians know. By 2023, the competition will be concentrated in five cities: Petrolina/PE, Xique Xique/BA, Crato/CE, Sobral/CE and Cruz/CE. The pernambucan Petrolina, whose name honors D. Pedro II and which today is also known for the cultivation of the grapes of the Vale do Rio São Francisco, premieres as the stage of the launch. You will receive the prologue; the first two stages (in the form of a bond where competitors leave and arrive in the same city), as well as the start of the Marathon, towards the Bayana Xique-Xique; and the arrival of the second leg – the fourth stage. Then the competitors start the fifth stage, towards Crato, in Ceará, which will also receive the caravan for the first time.
From there, the destination will be Sobral/CE, which integrates the roadmap for the third time. No penúltimo dia de rally, segue em direção ao litoral, com a chegada em Cruz, cidade conhecida pelas dunas e pelas belas praias. The most famous of them, by the way, will mark the end point of the adventure: the village of Preá, which after lending its beautiful appearance and strong winds to the Sertões Kitesurf, this time will welcome men and machines to meet the champions of the 2023 edition. A oitava etapa será mais uma em formato de laço e promete testar ao máximo os competidores antes da festa da chegada.
Testing, by the way, is the verb that best summarizes what is being prepared for Sertões BRB 2023. Climb and descent from the mountains; a lot of navigation, trial, sand, stones and specials with few straight lines and few points of overpass will be the menu of a ‘thin’ roadmap with 3,800 km, of which 2,080 km timed.
And as the history of the Sertões is made of grandiose and superlative numbers, the race this year promises a record: that of the largest number of UTVs enrolled in a cross-country rally on the planet. Marca que por enquanto é do Dakar, com 97 na edição 2022. Here, the 2021 edition recorded 90, and everything moves to an even greater grid.

The Treasures

The Rio San Francisco will once again show its imposition, from other angles. O Raso da Catarina (BA), região de solos arenosos, vegetação rasteira e cânions, desta vez será percorrido em sentido inverso ao habitual – foi nele que Virgulino Ferreira, o Lampião, mais famoso dos cangaceiros, se escondeu das volantes que o procuravam. E o “grand finale” com a chegada na Praia do Preá, no Município de Cruz (CE), uma das praias mais extensas do litoral cearense, com suas dunas formadas pelo clima tropical da região e que faz divisa com a APA (área de proteção ambiental) de Jericoacoara.

Social Action – SAS – Health and Joy in the Sertões

No ano em que completa uma década de atuação, a startup social SAS Brasil (sigla de Saúde e Alegria no Sertões) segue com sua missão de transformar o acesso à saúde especializada no Brasil. During the Sertões 2023 the traveling caravan of SAS Brazil embarks on the rally route with the expectation of carrying out more than 8,000 visits along the four scheduled stops for the Rally.
Petrolina, Xique-Xique e Crato receberão a caravana com profissionais e a estrutura de atendimento, com foco na dermatologia. In Preá, where the project has one of its foundations, chronic non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity) and maternal-child care will also be included.
The initiative will bring the Mobile Health Units, adapted wheels with medical offices and cutting-edge technology, where health professionals, students and professionals from other areas will carry out the reception, care, examinations and procedures in various specialties, such as dermatology and ophthalmopediatrics

Much more than a rally

The Sertões is much more than the largest rally in the Americas, an iconic, genuinely Brazilian rally. It connects Brazil. It moves the economy of the small towns where it passes. The caravan of the Sertões has about 2,000 people who activate the hotel industry, restaurants, gas stations, markets; It promotes the cuisine and spices of the regions through which it passes, through the competition Sabores do Sertóns, engaging and motivating restaurants to participate;
Offers training for local small entrepreneurs in partnership with Sebrae;
Engage the schools of the public network through the Redação e Arte = Sertões Cultural Contest. It also promotes Brazil through tourist expeditions, which take place all year round.

The Sertons in PE

Pernambuco receberá os competidores do Sertões pela oitava vez – o mesmo vale para Petrolina, presente no roteiro desde a primeira edição, em 1993. The city, by the way, becomes the ninth in 31 years of the event to host a launch (São Paulo, Goiânia, Campos do Jordão, São Luís, Tibau do Sul, Campo Grande, Mogi-Guaçu and Foz do Iguaçu were the others).

What they said: 

Edgar Fabre, technical director: "Du Sachs and I did the biggest rally in the world last year, 14 days of riding, but we had nothing like what we faced to do this 2023 edition. We can guarantee: it's not the biggest, but it's certainly the best, in terms of difficulty, technique, and beauty. Let the competitors get ready! When you think you are in control, you may have a shock of reality. The Sertões is about challenges, overcoming. And that rally maxim: the worse the better. We will live up to this. But the reward will come in the end.

Joaquim Monteiro, CEO of Sertões: "Today is a very special day for us. After holding the World's Largest Rally in 2022, naturally there is an expectation of what will come in 2023. Our focus this year is to have a more economical race for teams, with looped sections, where the competitors start and return to the same city, which implies savings for the support, with smaller displacements. We are working to keep the title of "World's Largest Rally" in UTV entries and are quite confident in this milestone. Regarding the brand, the Sertões has expanded its family, and besides the rally, which is our locomotive, our range of competitions includes the Sertões MTB and the Sertões Kitesurf. And this year we set up the Sertões Institute, which comes to help develop our sport even more."

As etapas
11/8 – Prólogo: Petrolina (PE)

12/8 – Primeira etapa: Petrolina / Petrolina
DI: 18 km / SS: 174 km / DF: 54 km – Total: 246 km

13/8 – Segunda etapa: Petrolina / Petrolina (Raso da Catarina)
DI: 185 km / SS: 372 km / DF: 114 – Total: 671 km

14/8 – Terceira etapa: Petrolina / Xique-Xique (BA) (Maratona)
DI: 74 km / SS: 404 km / DF: 31 km – Total: 509 km

15/8 – Quarta etapa: Xique-Xique / Petrolina (Maratona)
DI: 0 km / SS: 324 km / DF: 290 km – Total: 613 km

16/8 – Quinta etapa: Petrolina / Crato (CE)
DI: 66 km / SS: 213 km / DF: 215 km – Total: 494 km

17/8 – Sexta etapa: Crato / Sobral
DI: 154 km / SS: 207 km / DF: 312 km – Total: 673 km

18/8 – Sétima etapa: Sobral / Cruz
DI: 83 km / SS: 226 km / DF: 49 km – Total: 357 km

19/8 – Oitava etapa: Cruz / Cruz (Preá)
DI: 51 km / SS: 160 km / DF: 26 km – Total: 237 km

* DI: deslocamento inicial/ SS: especial cronometrada / DF: deslocamento final


Distância total: 3800 km
Especiais: 2080 km


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Desafio Ruta 40 2023: Recce mode On

The Desafío Ruta 40 returns as part of the World Rally Raid Championship (W2RC), becoming, once again, one of the most exciting and challenging competitions on the calendar. The race will be held from August 26 to September 1, 2023 and will travel through the provinces of La Rioja, Belén (Catamarca) and Salta, in Argentina.

The Desafío Ruta 40 organization team is currently doing the reconnaissance of the route, guaranteeing that the stages will offer a great challenge, characteristic of this prestigious competition. The north of Argentina features a combination of exceptional landscapes and demanding terrains that will be a true test of skill and endurance for the riders and teams of the different categories ( bikes, quads, cars, UTVs and trucks).

This iconic competition, which has become synonymous with adventure and racing skills, will offer the competitors from all around the globe the opportunity to enjoy exceptional and challenging stages. The grounds of the provinces of La Rioja, Catamarca and Salta are already known for their long history in the Dakar Rally in South America, which adds even more excitement to this race.

The 11th edition of the Desafío Ruta 40 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience for all riders at a time of definitions in the 2023 W2RC season. Registrations to be part of this competition are available online at


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Desafio Ruta 40 2023: From Desafio Ruta 40 to Dakar Rally

The Desafío Ruta 40 will take place from August 26 to September 1 in La Rioja, Belén (Catamarca) and Salta, marking the return of this famous competition to the world sporting scene as part of the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC).

Naturally, the Desafío Ruta 40 will be a great opportunity for the competitors of this discipline to race again in challenging terrains that were part of the history of the Dakar Rally when it was run in the South American continent.

In turn, the DR40 will also represent a great opportunity for a new generation of riders who dream of competing in the Dakar Rally, as the competition will be part of the Road to Dakar Challenge program, both for bikes and for the T4 category.

This interesting program gives drivers competing in the Desafío Ruta 40 the opportunity to win a free registration for the Dakar. To do so, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Never have participated in the Dakar in any category.
  • Never have finished in the top 10 of an FIM championship in any discipline and in any age category.
  • Never to have been part of the Elite / Priority list of the FIA and ASO (Motorcycle, cars/SSV or truck).
  • Never have won the Road to Dakar Challenge in the past.
  • Not be part of an official team.

The history of rally-raid is alive again from Argentina. For more information about the registration procedure and the Road to Dakar Challenge, visit our website:


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Jalapão Rally 2023: One month left for the 9th edition!

 The event takes place from June 19 to 24, starting and ending in Palmas, Tocantins, passing through Mateiros and São Félix.

We are just one month away from the most traditional cross country event of the national calendar, the Jalapão Rally. The capital of the state of Tocantins, Palmas, will once again host the event. It will be the fifth time that it will host the start and finish program that takes place between June 19 and 24. The race is valid for the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship and will bring together the main off-road stars in the categories of cars, motorcycles, quadricycles, and UTVs. Registrations are open on the site, and it is estimated that approximately 100 vehicles will participate in the race with over 1500 kilometers.

For this edition, Arena Promoções and Events is working hard to prepare a race that reaches the highest level possible for celebrate its ninth year. Starting on June 18, the Palmas Convention Center will be open to receive the assistance park,and also to run the the preliminary activities of the event, including scruteening.
On Tuesday (20), the Capim Dourado Shopping Mall will host the Jalapão Rally. The prologue is scheduled for 1 p.m., and then the cars will go to into the park fermé located in the parking lot of the convention center. The briefings for the four days of races start at 6 pm and the promotional start will take place at 8 p.m. in the presence of the public.

On Wednesday, the 21st, the first of four stages of the 2023 edition will start, heading to the city of Mateiros/TO. On Thursday, 22nd, the caravan leaves Mateiros to São Félix/TO, where it makes a loop on Friday and returns to São Félix. On Saturday, the 24th, the competitors leave São Félix for the final stage and arrive in Palmas/TO.  The end of the event, with the awards ceremony that will award the competitors with trophies for the first five places, will be at the Capim Dourado Shopping Mall, starting at 8 p.m.

The Jalapão Rally has open entries for motorcycles in the Moto 1 (formerly Super Production), Moto 2 (Production), Moto 3 (Marathon), Moto Brasil, Moto Over and Moto Regional categories; for quadricycles; for UTV in the 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 Experimental UTV categories.  And in the cars, for the categories T1, Prototype, Pro-Brasil, Super Production, T2, T3, T4, Open, and Trucks.

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

More informations here: 


Source: Sig Comunicação