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2021: 3rd (2 stage wins)
2018: Ab. Stage 7
2017: 3rd (1 stage win)
2016: Ab. Stage 11 (1 stage win)
2015: Ab. Stage 6
2014: Ab. Stage 6
2012: Ab. Stage 4 (1 stage win)
2011: 5th
2010: Ab. Stage 5

2021: Vegas to Reno (5th)
2020: American UTV Championship
2016: Desafío Chaco (2nd), Mina Clavero Rally (Ab.), Argentine Cross-Country Rally Championship
2015: Argentine Cross-Country Rally Championship (7th)
2014: Argentine Cross-Country Rally Championship (9th)
2013: FIM Quads World Championship (4th); Qatar Rally (4th), Cerdeña Rally (2nd), Desafio Ruta 40 (5th)
2011: Baja 500 (3rd)
2010: Atacama Rally (5th)


“The goal is always to win the Dakar”

Pablo Copetti has been one of the top competitors in the quads for over a decade, and returns for his milestone 10th outing on the Dakar with ambitions of claiming overall victory. The 46-year-old from Argentina is now based in the USA, and even acquired American nationality two years ago. Following his excellent podium finish at Dakar 2021 he got a call from Pablo Veglia, the owner of Del Amo Motorsports, who was keen to get him involved with a new project. One of the biggest motorsport dealerships in the country, Del Amo ended up joining forces with Yamaha USA to get behind Pablo, thus creating the first American team to compete in the quads class at the Dakar. Pablo was born in Cordoba and only began riding seriously at the age of 31, when he moved to Patagonia and began competing in quad cross. The Dakar switched to South America in 2009 and he quickly seized the opportunity to get involved, making his debut in 2010 and demonstrating his potential with an impressive fifth place in 2011. He has had to deal with plenty of frustration over the years, abandoning the rally on six occasions, but third-placed finishes in 2017 and 2021 show that he is a force to be reckoned with. Pablo is a fierce competitor, but also has a keen sense of fair play; the image of him hugging last year's winner Manuel Andujar when they both crossed the finish line was an admirable display of Dakar spirit. This year, Pablo took part in Vegas to Reno -the longest offroad race in the USA- as well as training hard in California and Nevada. He has previously described the quads as the “hardest vehicles to drive” at the Dakar, but that won't stop him trying to steer his Yamaha Raptor into top spot on the Saudi Arabian sands.

P.C.: “I've lived in the USA for almost 10 years, and I feel very proud to compete for Team USA. Since my first day here I've received support, and I was able to start a professional career. Thanks to support from the government to athletes, I became an American citizen two years ago. I'm very thankful and I love this country!! I was born in Argentina and I also love Patagonia. I always miss my friends and part of my family. Dakar 2021 was a good experience, although we had many problems with the quad. After two years without racing the rally, it was hard for the team to come back and be competitive. We had some problems with the engine that didn’t allow us to fight for the win. But overall it was good, because I was third and won some stages. I knew Manu before he started racing in the Dakar. Although I'm a very competitive person, I have no problem recognising who is the best. Last year Manu was the best and I felt happy for him. We haven't made many changes for Dakar 2022. We've improved the navigation system. The engine is almost the same setup, because we decided to compete with a reliable configuration. The goal is always to win the Dakar, but the class is very competitive. You have many riders who can win the race: Andujar, Enrico, Giroud, Medeiro, Pedemonte and Vitse are the main rivals. We know that one big mistake or one big problem with the quad and you cannot win it. I trust my team and I will do my best to win it.”




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Clasificación 2022

Toute l'actualité de P. Copetti

Reacciones - 11/01 16:57 [GMT +3] - Quad

Pablo Copetti: "Él quiere la victoria y yo quiero la victoria"

El piloto argentino con pasaporte estadounidense no ha dicho aún su última palabra: segundo en la general, hará todo lo posible por alcanzar a Alexandre Giroud, que le saca 24'31''.

“Resulta difícil remontar, pero hoy he logrado reducir un poco la distancia, ganar la etapa y acercarme a Giroud. Estoy peleando y seguiré...

Últimas noticias - 11/01 13:39 [GMT +3] - Quad

Copetti se impone y araña 5 minutos a Giroud

Pablo Copetti se adjudica la victoria hoy delante del líder provisional, Giroud. El argentino con pasaporte estadounidense recorta 5 minutos al francés, que cuenta ahora con una ventaja de 24’31’’ sobre su primer rival. Con el tercer puesto del día, Moreno se acerca peligrosamente a Wisniewski en la pugna por el tercer escalón del...

Últimas noticias - 11/01 11:01 [GMT +3] - Quad

Copetti acorta distancias

En el km 118, Pablo Copetti registra el mejor tiempo, con el brasileño Medeiros, segundo, a 1’22’’. Giroud sigue cerca a 1’55’’. En la general provisional, el francés conserva su liderato, pero Copetti acorta distancias y remonta a 28’52’’. Giroud cuenta con cierto margen… aunque se va reduciendo poco...

Últimas noticias - 11/01 10:12 [GMT +3] - Quad

Giroud aguanta

El brasileño Medeiros, sin opciones a la victoria, es el más rápido. ¡Al igual que ayer, domina la especial en el primer registro de tiempo en el km 40! Copetti es segundo a 5 segundos y Giroud, tercero a 23 segundos. El francés conserva su posición de líder en la general provisional, con una ventaja de media hora sobre Copetti.


Últimas noticias - 07/01 09:15 [GMT +3] - Quad

Giroud, en el punto de mira de Copetti y Andújar

Alexandre Giroud es hoy el hombre a atrapar. Ayer por la noche se colocó a la cabeza del 44º Dakar con una renta de 27’40 en la general provisional sobre Copetti, a quien destronó tras la especial abreviada de ayer. Andújar, por su parte, le sigue a 58’39. ¡El estadounidense y el argentino no se lo van a poner hoy fácil al francés!


Reacciones - 05/01 18:06 [GMT +3] - Quad

Pablo Copetti: "Mi ventaja no basta"

Líder de la general en quads, el piloto argentino-estadounidense conserva una renta de 13’20’’ sobre el francés Alexandre Giroud.

“He arrancado delante y sabía que los tres pilotos que me seguían me alcanzarían. Así ha sido y al final hemos rodado toda la etapa juntos. Me he quedado...

Reacciones - 04/01 13:05 [GMT +3] - Quad

Pablo Copetti: "Terminar todas las etapas y ser consistente"

El piloto argentino-estadounidense, vencedor de hoy, asume también el liderato de la categoría con 2’ de ventaja sobre el francés Alexandre Giroud.

"Una etapa rápida. Mi objetivo era poder alcanzar a los dos que salieron delante de mí. Los pasé y seguí. Esa era la estrategia para...


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