After the excellent results achieved at the Rallye du Maroc in early October, Xtreme+ will be engaged to face the Portuguese routes of the Baja Portalegre 500 where the Spanish José Luis Peña Campo will try to win the T3 World Cup at the wheel of his Polaris RZR 1000.
Organized by José Megre (the first edition dates back to 1987), this cross country rally race will see four crews of Xtreme Plus Team at the start of the 32nd edition.
With the number #613, the Spanish Peña Campo and Tornabell Cordoba, currently leaders of the T3 ranking with 4 points ahead of Santiago Navarro: excellent protagonists of the 2018 motorsport season with first and second placements in all the races, driver and co-driver will do the impossible to maintain the leadership of the T3 Championship. The challenge with the compatriot Navarro, on Yamaha, promises to be exciting ever since the first kilometers of the baja.
Arriving from the third place in T3 overall ranking at the Rallye du Maroc, Vincent Gonzalez will be present at the start of the Portuguese race, sailed on this occasion by the French Loic Minaudier; their Polaris #617 will also be a valid support for Peña Campo as already in the race held in Morocco. A the baja to gain more confidence with the Razor 1000 but also to "have fun" on the charming tracks around the town of Portalegre, in the Alto Alentejo, the British Graham Knight and David Watson (#621) that in Morocco have crossed the line of their first real motorsport competition.
The team manager Marco Piana, with the co-driver Sébastien Delaunay, will complete the Xtreme+ lineup presenting himself at the start of the Baja Portalegre 500 with a Polaris RZR 1000 and the race number #649. Objective: to support the Spanish José Luis.
"The race in Portugal will be the most exciting challenge of the season considering that between the first and the second classified of the provisional general of T3 (Peña Campo and Santiago Navarro) there are only 4 points - comments Piana - Our crew will make its best to conquer the important title and the other Xtreme+ crews will give their precious help. On the tracks of Portugal, the tires will surely make the difference: the CST covers that equip our vehicles have always shown to be strong and reliability, making the Polaris riding more comfortable and performing ".
Program Baja Portalegre 500:
October 25th: Technical and administrative checks - Departure ceremony (Jardim do Tarro/ Portalegre)
October 26th: special stages
October 27th: special stages - Podium and award ceremony
Source Xtreme Plus's official press release