Varela Can-Am Monster Energy confirms another title and keeps winning streak after great season
In another great performance in the 2022 season, Bruno Varela/Matheus Leite became Saturday's Brazilian Cross-Country champions. Aboard their Can-Am Maverick X3 UTV, the duo confirmed their victory in the Rally Caminhos da Neve, disputed between Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, and were 26 points ahead of the closest competitor.
In the last seven seasons, the Varela Can-Am Monster Energy team has already won three Brazilian Cross-Country Rally titles, as well as another five in the Brazilian Baja Rally Championship (see below).
The triumph crowned another historic season for Varela Can-Am Monster Energy, a team that also won the Rally dos Sertões with the Rodrigo Varela/Matheus Mazzei duo. But, more importantly, it continues a sequence of great triumphs in the Brazilian off-road for the "Dust Family".
Despite having increased his difference in the overall table in the last of the two days of racing, Bruno highlights that he competed very carefully in the last special of the race. "We needed to be very careful today for us not to have any kind of problem, so I was very cautious," said the new Brazilian champion. "Our intention was to maintain the difference to guarantee the title, but the result was even better because we managed to win. I am very happy with our work. In the end, we were the only ones to win more than one stage this year, achieving two wins, and we crown this season with another title. I'm very happy."
"Very important day" - Reinaldo Varela who, in the Over Pro category, won the rally and was runner-up alongside navigator Ari Fiuza, said that "this is a very important day for me and for our team." And he highlighted the fact that the team consistently wins titles in Brazilian off-road racing: "These titles show how committed we are to doing the best job possible every year, and with excellence. Just look at our team's recent history. We closed the year with a title in the general classification of both the Rally dos Sertões and the Brazilian Cross-Country."
"I would very much like to thank all of our sponsors who have always believed in our potential and work. Furthermore, I would also like to extend my compliments to the organizers after another year competing for Brazil," concluded Reinaldo Varela.
Check out the top-5 after the end of the Rally Caminhos da Neve:
1. Bruno Varela/Matheus Leite (UTV 1) - 08:49:06.970
2. Fabio Pirondi/Marcelo Ritter (UTV 2) - 08:51:17.830
3. André Hort/Idali Bosse (UTV 1) - 09:01:32.660
4. Reinaldo Varela/Ari Fiuza (UTV OVER PRÓ) - 09:02:08.630
5. Cristiano Batista/Robledo Nizoletti (UTV OVER PRÓ) 09:04:59.070
Confira os títulos nacionais da equipe Varela Can-Am Monster Energy nos últimos sete anos:
2016 - Campeão brasileiro de Baja: Gabriel Varela
2017 - Campeão brasileiro de Baja: Bruno Varela
2018 - Campeão brasileiro de Baja: Rodrigo Varela
2019 - Campeão brasileiro de Baja: Bruno Varela / Campeão brasileiro de Cross-Crountry: Gabriel Varela
2020 - Campeão brasileiro de Cross-Country: Bruno Varela
2021 - Campeão brasileiro de Baja: Rodrigo Varela
2022 - Campeão brasileiro de Cross-Country: Bruno Varela
Source Varela Can-Am Monster Energy
Photo: Claudiney Sandro/Fotop