Rally do Jalapão 2023: Team X Rally Team "dominated the monster" of Jalapão

Rally do Jalapão 2023: Team X Rally Team "dominated the monster" of Jalapão

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The team of São Paulo dominated the final qualifying of the race with doubling in the three fastest categories among the cars; Marcos Baumgart wins his fourth title in the race

The "hunters" showed why they came. The Prodrive Hunter brought by the X Rally Team were the sensation of the 2023 edition of the Jalapão Rally, one of the hardest in the country. More than that, the team dominated the race in the three fastest categories in the race between cars: T1+, T1 FIA and T1 Brazil.

The winner was Marcos Baumgart/Kleber Cincea. It was Baumgart's fifth title in the race: he has already won the event once among the motorcycles and four among the cars; in 2022, he was also the winner, but having Beco Andreotti as his navigator. Second, the duo formed by Cristian Baumgart and Andreotti, just over three minutes back in the accumulated time after four stages.

“It was important that we ran here with the two Hunters. I think this was one of the few times we came without worrying about results. The goal here was even to test the cars, accelerate our process of acclimating with these machines and also fit them for the characteristics of the Brazilian terrain,” said Marcos. “Once you start counting back for the start, you forget everything and want to win. Fortunately, Kleber and I have achieved this goal with the team. It was a sensational dispute,” he said.

In its structure, the X Rally Team team aligns with six more crews among the cars. In the FIA T1 class are the duo Dan Nacif/Fred Buditkievitz and Gunter Hinkelmann/Daniel Spolidoro; in the T1 FIA Brazil, the team brings Pedro Prado/Josi Koerich, Rodrigo Ache/Luís Felipe Eckel, José Silmar Nogueira/Alisson Antunes, and Adroaldo ‘Major’ Weisheimer/Breno Resende, all with the X Rally Rangers produced at the team’s headquarters in São Paulo.

The X Rally Team also won the T1 Brazil class with Rodrigo Ache/Luís Felipe Eckel. They finished the race in third overall position and still won the first special of the rally. The doubling of the team in the category was completed by José Silmar/Alisson Antunes, a duo that finished sixth in the overall.

The FIA T1 was won by Gunter Hinkelmann and Daniel Spolidoro. The duo finished fourth in the sum of all cars and also led double in the class having Dan Nacif/Fred Budtikevitz second.

“A fantastic team effort. A tough rally, very disputed, and with all members of the team very committed to delivering the best to drivers and navigators. A collective effort that once again yields fruit. Rodrigo (Ache) and Felipe (Eckel) were impeccable in the test, as did Gunter (Hinkelmann) and Daniel. (Spolidoro). It is very important for us to win this mileage with Hunter in preparation for the Sertões. The car responded very well to the ground and, as always, it was a pleasure to run the Jalapão,” said Beco Andreotti, navigator and CEO of the X Rally Team.

The next commitment of the team is the Sertões, which takes place from 11 to 19 August starting from Petrolina (PE) to Jericoaquara (CE).

The race will have a total of almost 1,280 kilometers in four days, with the stages adding 843 kilometers of timed stretches. The program starts on Tuesday (20) with the prologue dispute that will define the starting order of cars, motorcycles and UTVs. On Wednesday (21), the caravan leaves the capital Palmas towards the heart of Jalapão, in the city of Mateiros, to make a two-stage stop at São Félix do Tocantins; then, on Saturday (24), the return to Palmas.

The X Rally Team team is sponsored by Vedacit, Motul, BF Goodrich and Rodobens.

RALLY OF JALAPÃO (1279 total km and 843 special km)
Results - Cars (Top-5)

1-) Marcos Baumgart/Kleber Cincea (X Rally Hunter) – 9h25min15s60
2-) Cristian Baumgart/Beco Andreotti (X Rally Hunter) – a 3min13s55
3-) Rodrigo Ache/Luis Felipe Eckel (X Rally Ranger) – a 13min21s46
4-) Gunter Hinkelmann/Daniel Spolidoro (X Rally Ranger) – a 35min36s83
5-) Dan Nacif/Fred Budtikevitz (X Rally Ranger) – a 49min22s72


Automatic translation from the original Brazilian Portuguese
Source X-Rally Team

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