Desafio Ruta 40 2023: A short rehearsal to get everything ready

Desafio Ruta 40 2023: A short rehearsal to get everything ready

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The start of Desafío Ruta 40 YPF is imminent. With the competition scheduled to take place from 26 August to 1 September, as the fourth round of the World Rally Raid Championship (W2RC) in the provinces of La Rioja, Belén and Salta, the teams had the opportunity to carry out private tests in advance.
Son los momentos finales de preparación para el emocionante comienzo de esta emblemática competencia. Este viernes, desde temprano, los pilotos y equipos aprovecharon la oportunidad para realizar un último test y asegurarse de que sus máquinas estén listas para enfrentar los desafíos que les esperan.
These are the final moments for getting ready for the exciting start of this iconic competition. Early this Friday, drivers, riders, and teams had the opportunity for a final test to make sure their machines are ready to face the challenges ahead.

Nasser: “We got here as Championship leaders and we hope we can win this race”.

On Friday, one of the stars of the W2RC and the championship leader in the car category, Nasser Al Attiyah was «very happy to be back in Argentina, and to come to the DR40 for the first time» and he made clear his intentions of sealing his title in this same competition: «We hope to do a good job, we got here as championship leaders and we hope we can win this race».
We have a lot of experience on the roads in Argentina, Desafío Ruta 40 is new for us, but we know La Rioja, Salta as well, and we know it won’t be easy, but we will try to do our best», Qatar driver, winner of the last edition of the Dakar Rally, said.

The official activity of Desafío Ruta 40 YPF starts tomorrow.

This Saturday, the Administrative Verifications and Scrutineering will take place at Superdomo. From 9 a.m. onwards, the teams will gather for verifications, a crucial step in the pre-competition process. This will be the time when the teams will complete all the necessary tasks to ensure that their machines comply with the regulations and are ready to face the challenges of the race.
The fans will also have the first opportunity to see the teams, as rally fans will be able to visit the bivouac from 12pm until 7pm, with free admission.

Key weekend schedule for the fans.
Saturday 26 August:
Bivouac (Superdomo): 12.00pm to 07.00pm

Sunday 27 August:
Bivouac (Superdomo): 12.00pm to 07.00pm
Prologue (Dique Los Sauces): 03:00 pm (The public can get to the place up to 01.00 pm)
Aerobatics Show (Superdomo): 06:00 pm
Freestyle Show with Aykol and Jaff (Superdomo): 06:20 pm
Choosing the starting order (Superdomo): 06:30 pm
Starting Ceremony (Superdomo): 07:30 pm


Photos: RallyZone / ShakedownTeam

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