Road connection: 22.20 km – Selective Section: 209.86 km – Road connection: 128.39 – Total: 360.45
This third stage of the 22 edition of the Rally Dos Sertoes left the Goiania state to get to Paracatu, which received the competitors for the first time. For the joy of the Xtremeplus drivers, this special stage was the longest of the race, but its ground was difficult and very technical.
Celio Vinicius Oliveira / Pipo Mirone N°216 – 9th in 1h58’40 – 10th overall at 21’37:
“Because of my poor result in the last stage, I took the start far back and had to take over many competitors. But I managed to stay focused and did not take any inconsiderate risks. Pipo also focused in navigation and we closed the day as a good journey. The special stage was the longest of the race since the start, but I want to get to tomorrow, when we will have a real rally race stage.”
Carlos Ambrosio / Carlos Eduardo Piacentini Sachs (Cadu) N°204 – 11th in 3h00’28 – 6th overall at 11’41:
“At one third of the special we had a puncture and we took some time to understand that the problem came from a tire. So, we stopped to change it. We were in a limited speed zone and because of that, cars would go slowly. It was not the best conditions to do mechanics, but I am glad because we did not take any penalties and we managed to keep our overall position!”
Leandro Torres / Idali Bosse N°208 – 13th in 3h04’50 – 11th overall at 26’18:
“I am tired but glad to finish this stage, which wasn´t easy for us. We had an issue with a break hose and the temperature went up. So, I had to go slower and had troubles concentrating because I wasn´t at my own rhythm. “