Mar 04, 2018
SOUTH RACING’S ALVAREZ TEAMS UP WITH LAFUENTE TO TACKLE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BAJA
Spain’s Fernando Alvarez teams up with Uruguayan navigator Sergio Lafuente to represent South Racing at this weekend’s Dubai International Baja, round two of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The event will be fought out over two short timed sections on March 9 and 10.
Backed by Conarpesa, the Spaniard finished seventh overall at the opening round in Russia last month with Argentinean navigator Juan Pablo Monasterolo. The heat of a Dubai spring weekend will be a far cry from the sub-zero temperatures that Alvarez faced as he guided his Vokswagen Amarok to a useful points-scoring finish across the frozen tracks in the Republic of Karelia.
Lafuente, 51, is a former quad rider who took part in the Dakar on a quad on four occasions and achieved a best finish of fifth overall in 2012. He switched to navigating after the 2015 Dakar and has tackled the Dakar on two occasions since then as a co-driver.
South Racing’s managing director Scott Abraham said: “This a new challenge for the team and, of course, very different temperatures compared to Russia. It certainly will be a big change, but we are looking forward to this race. It’s the first time that the team with Fernando will be taking part. It is a short Baja but I am sure the ATC (UAE) will put on a great event.
“Fernando will be pushing for a good result. Sergio is experienced and has competed with the likes of Emiliano Spataro and Nazareno López before.”
The Dubai International Baja evolved from the Dubai International Rally, which had traditionally been the final round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship since the mid 1980s.
With massive construction and development work going on in the Dubai emirate for many years, terrain for special stage events became hard to find and it was a natural progression for the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE to switch to a cross-country rallying format.
The event is based at the Dubai Autodrome for the first time and gets underway with a ceremonial start on Thursday evening. The first of two selective sections fires into life on Friday morning (March 9) and a second timed section follows on Saturday before the finish at the Dubai Autodrome from 18.30hrs.
Jan 23, 2021 Comments Off on Nürburgring: World’s most challenging track opens 2021 WTCR season following calendar changes
Jan 23, 2021 Comments Off on #ONETRUCKFAMILY Esports Challenge Kick-Starts in Hungary
Jan 23, 2021 Comments Off on SPARCO triumphs at the Dakar rally 2021 with Peterhansel
Jan 23, 2021 Comments Off on Registrations open for new 2021 FIA RX2e Championship
Comments Off on Nürburgring: World’s most challenging track opens 2021 WTCR season following calendar changes
Comments Off on #ONETRUCKFAMILY Esports Challenge Kick-Starts in Hungary
Comments Off on Registrations open for new 2021 FIA RX2e Championship
Comments Off on Simply accelerating fast in a straight line is not enough for BMW
Jan 15, 2021TweetThe Lola Cars Brand, Trademarks, Extensive Technical...
Jan 09, 2021Tweet Once driven by motor sport legend Takuma Sato...
Jan 02, 2021TweetIn association with T Sport Bernau and team sponsors...
Dec 29, 2020Tweet The official Championship Manual for the FIA RX2e...
Nov 28, 2020Tweet*FIA ERC season decider among events celebrating...
Jan 21, 2021Tweet Defending FIA Middle East rally champion Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and WRC star Kris Meeke are the top seeds on an international 18-car entry with competitors from nine nations (subject to FIA...
Jan 21, 2021
Jan 17, 2021
Jan 16, 2021
Jan 16, 2021