Rally dos Sertões 2023: More and better teams in SSV will be present on Sertões 2023

The category with the most participants of this 31st edition of Sertões BRB is the UTVs. Certainly, the race has at least a dozen candidates for the title. What became tradition in the largest rally in the Americas is repeated in the 2023 edition, from 11 to 19 this month, with a start in Petrolina (PE) and arrival in Preá (CE). Among the a hundred doubles starting the challenge, it is impossible to make predictions. Not only by quantity, but, above all, by quality. Especially when the differences usually stay in the house for a few seconds.

In the list of registered, are the most recent champions: Rodrigo Varela / Matheus Mazzei, who won the achievement of winning the largest rally in the world, in the edition of the 30 years held in 2022. The two champions, Deninho Casarini/Ivo Meyer (2020 and 2021); Deni Nascimento and Idali Bosse (2019), as well as Roldan himself (2015) complete this team.

Also among the registered no less than four Dakar champions (the drivers Reinaldo Varela and Leandro Torres and the sailors Gustavo Gugelmin and Lourival Roldan); two winners of stages in the race – Rodrigo Luppi and Cristiano Batista. The latter arrives with the status of champion of the FIA World Cup of Rally Low in the class T4 and current leader of the competition. And his son Otávio Leite fights for the title of the T3 category.

And to conclude this already selected list of beasts, no less than the biggest winner in three decades of trial, owner of seven titles in motorcycles: Jean Azevedo. He is back on four wheels, now on board a UTV, and in double with Idali Bosse. The pilot of São José dos Campos/SP did not need much time to feel at home in the new environment and show that he is a name to be among the first. In addition, the Portuguese Gualter Barros and Nuno Corvo guarantee the international touch to the contest, which will extend over 3,800 kilometers, 2,030 of them timed, divided into a prologue and eight stages.

Rodrigo Varela"Sertões is so great for us that I noticed a change in the kind of expectation I am experiencing. As the current champion, the look you have completely changes. People think that when you get there, things get quieter and more relaxed, but that's not true. The desire to accelerate is great, and, thanks to the good preparation work of our team, I know that we have a chance to get another good result."

Jean Azevedo: "This is my first time at Sertões de UTV, and I am quite excited, We managed to evolve a lot in the first races of the year and develop the equipment. I'm more entangled with Idali and ready to face a new challenge. I am looking for the victory in the new category, but there are a lot of people with experience, many years in the mode. We are very prepared, as the goal is always to fight for victory".


Automatic translation from the original Brazilian-Portuguese version available on Sertões Rally official site
Source: Rali dos Sertões
Photo: Rali dos Sertoes (social media)