The rally that made history.
Dust, mud, Brain-melting heat or damp cold, into the night, in dirt or asphalt roads, treks in the forest, ravines and flatlands. Crossing big cities and little villages, contacting simple, caring and hospitable people. All this is part of Sertões International Rally. Besides the bold competition, the event is also a great life lesson. Competitors from all over the world face an unknown reality, with completely new landscapes. The harder it gets, the most pleasure to win. This is the way competitors and sertões' people are.
The contrast between scenario and characters is huge. Just imagine state of the art, powerful, fast machines passing by paths where not even oxcarts have been through.
Those are realities that mix in a powerful and outstanding manner. Racers covered in dust and full of will get thrilled with the race itself, but also with the hospitality of their hosts. And they learn a lot from the local people who, as the Brazilian writer Euclides da Cunha used to say, "are, above anything, strong".
This is how Sertões International Rally translates: Emotion, speed, adrenaline, overcoming obstacles, life lesson, citizenship, and 24 years of history in 2017.

When it all began...
The history of Sertões International Rally has started with the making of Rally São Francisco in 1991, between Ribeirão Preto, in São Paulo state countryside, and Maceió, by the beaches in northeastern Brazil. The architect Chico Morais organized the event. This was the first competition like this only for motorbikes.
In 1992 it did not happen, and in 1993 the first edition of Sertões International Rally was organized, starting from Campos do Jordão, in the mountain region of São Paulo state, and finishing at the beaches of Rio Grande do Norte state. The 34 riders that applied to the single category (bikes) rode 3,500 kilometers. The city of Natal kept being the final destination in the second edition of the race in 1994, being the total course 4,500 kilometers with 44 riders from all over Brazil and abroad, thus, initiating the international phase of the event.
The positive results of the two first years yielded the 3rd edition of Sertões International Rally, 1995, the status of big event, and the confirmation came through the participation of world motor biking icons, like the Italian Edi Orioli, who won the Dakar in 1996, and the Spaniards Fernando Gil and Jordi Arcarons. Sertões' 3rd edition also had the debut of 4WD cars, turning the race's possibilities even bigger.

2017 PROGRAM:
  • AUGUST 16th Box Area Opening (Goiania International Circuit)
  • AUGUST 17th Administrative Checks and Technical Scrutineering (Goiania International Circuit)
  • AUGUST 18th Administrative Checks, Technical Scrutineering, Press Conference and Briefings (Goiania International Circuit)
  • AUGUST 19th Prologue and Promotional Start
  • AUGUST 20th Stage 1
  • AUGUST 21st Stage 2
  • AUGUST 22nd Stage 3
  • AUGUST 23rd Stage 4
  • AUGUST 24th Stage 5
  • AUGUST 25th Stage 6
  • AUGUST 26th Stage 7 + Prize Giving Cerimony

RACING CATEGORIES
The "Rali dos Sertões" counts for the Brasilian national championship in cars and trucks (Campeonato Brasileiro de Rally Cross Country de Velocidade)
The Auto and Truck teams race under FIA Rules or the Brasilian Federation 

CARS and TRUCKS
FIA
  • T1 FIA - Conforme Regulamento Técnico FIA
  • T2 FIA - Conforme Regulamento Técnico FIA
CBA - Brasilian National
  • Protótipos T1
  • Pró Brasil
  • Super Production
  • Production T2
  • Protótipos T3

The Motos, Quads and SSV teams race under the FIM regulations and of the Brasilian Motorcycle Federation (Confederação Brasileira de Motociclismo)

CONTACTS:
Adress:
Alameda Rio Negro, 1030
Barueri, SP 
Brasil

Phone:
+11 4191.0133

Competitors contact:
Sabrina Proença – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://www.sertoes.com

2017 MAP OF THE COURSE

 
 




SOURCE: Oficial site
Information date: 13/MAY/2017