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Divino Fogao

2019: 3rd (SSV)
2018: 1st (SSV)
2014: Ab. Stage 6
2013: 57th (solo car)
2001: 22nd

2019: Qatar Rally (6th- 1st in SSV), Abu Dhabi Desert Chalenge (5th - 2nd in SSV), Kazakhstan Rally (8th- 1st in SSV), Morocco Rally (7th- 1st in SSV) – Winner of the FIA SSV World Cup
Rally Dos Sertoes (2nd SSV)
2018: Rally Dos Sertoes (6th SSV)
2017 Baja 1000
2013: Baja Italia
2012: 2012 World Cross Country Rally Champion in T2 class
2002: Rallye Dos Sertoes (1st)


“The number of competitors will carry on growing”

It took him four editions to reach the highest step of the podium. Four editions on two different continents and in very different vehicles. After living his first Dakar on African soil back in 2001 and finishing at an excellent 22nd position, Reinaldo Varela returned to the rally ten years later and did it the hard way. The Brazilian was indeed in what was then called a Can-Am UTV and again reached the finish in Santiago at a good 57th position (3rd of the solo class), Reinaldo however had company for his third rally. Alongside his usual co-driver Gustavo Gugelmin, and in a far bigger Mitsubishi ASX, he however failed to reach the finish, quitting the race after 6 days. For his fourth Dakar, it was back to basics for the two-time winner of the Dos Sertoes Rally who also competed in the Baja 1000. Possibly inspired by the victory of his compatriot Leandro Torres in the Side by Side class, Varela took his Can Am Maverick, still with Gugelmin as his precious guide to victory. The quest to retain their title was a tough one especially with far tougher competition and the Brazilian pair had to settle for third place behind newcoming rivals Chaleco Lopez and Gerard Farres. Varela shows up at the start of his 6th Dakar full of confidence after winning the SSV class at the rallies of Qatar, Kazakhstan and Morocco earning himself victory in the FIA World Cup. Despite fierce opposition, they will be on the start line of the event as the crew to beat.

R.V.: “After winning in 2018, we could say that Brazil is now the world capital of the SSV category. Indeed after Torres and Roldan in 2017, we gave our country a second consecutive victory. Last year’s result was satisfying. I suffered punctures and several other things that make you lose a rally. But we still managed to make it on the podium. In 2018, there were 15 cars at the start, last year there were over 30 and I believe the number of competitors will carry on growing.” G.G: “Straight from the start of the rally, we rapidly noticed that we had the car and capacities to fight for first place again. We suffered all type of issues during the rally but the car wasn’t the problem. Maybe that fatigue and bad focus made us lose time. Reinaldo was impressive during the Morocco Rally. I’m not only proud but also honoured to have a partner like him especially since I know we’ll achieve many other things together.”



  • Marca : CAN - AM
  • Modelo : MAVERIC X3
  • Preparador : South Racing - Can Am
  • Asistencia : South Racing - Can Am
  • Clase : T3.P Vehículos TT prototipo

Clasificación 2020

Scratch Etapa General
1 37 37 37
2 10 10 26
3 7 7 19
4 14 14 15
5 23 23 16
6 3 3 13
7 6 6 11
8 2 1 10
9 18 18 9
10 6 6 9
11 30 30 10
12 1 1 9

Toute l'actualité de R. Varela

Últimas noticias - 17/01 12:22 [GMT +3] - SSV

Varela gana la última y Currie, campeón

Reinaldo Varela, ganador de la prueba en 2018 ha tenido un Dakar 2020 más complicado. Pero el brasileño logra terminar de forma muy positiva, con una segunda victoria de etapa, gracias a su ventaja de tan solo 24 segundos sobre Blade Hildebrand. En su segundo Dakar, Casey Currie gana el premio gordo, con 39 minutos de ventaja sobre Sergei Kariakin en la general.


Reacciones - 13/01 15:18 [GMT +3] - SSV

Reinaldo Varela: "Por fin una etapa sin percances..."

El brasileño, que se impuso en la categoría en 2018, se ha proclamado segundo en la octava etapa.

"Por fin una etapa sin percances. Ni en términos de navegación ni de mecánica. Nos hemos encontrado con pistas rápidas pero también con algunas dunas difíciles, de nivel tres, donde se han...

Últimas noticias - 07/01 12:50 [GMT +3] - SSV

Varela por poco

Reinaldo Varela se aferra al primer puesto en la especial SSV. Sin embargo, el brasileño cuenta con menos de un minuto de ventaja sobre Casey Currie y Austin Jones. Por su parte, Chaleco López pierde tiempo y se encuentra a 4’40.

Últimas noticias - 07/01 11:32 [GMT +3] - SSV

Varela empieza con buen pie

Reinaldo Varela, ganador de la categoría SSV en 2019, no ha conocido el inicio de Dakar que esperaba en Arabia Saudí. Sin embargo, el piloto brasileño está realizando un excelente comienzo en la tercera especial, con 13 segundos de ventaja sobre Gerard Farrés. Chaleco López se encuentra, por su parte, a 29 segundos.


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