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Cristiano BATISTA

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Vehicle

Brand: Can-Am
Model: Maverick
Preparator: South Racing Can-Am
Assistance: South Racing Can-Am
Category: SSV T4 FIA

Rankings

2024: 7th SSV (1 stage win), 41st overall
2023: DNF (1 stage win)

As a warm up for Cristiano Batista’s first Dakar in 2022 he and his co-driver Fausto Mota decided to enter every round of the FIA Baja World Cup. And despite Cristiano’s jetlag they won the T4 class and finished 4th overall. The 2023 Dakar was more of an up and down affair. They were second in class on the prologue, were P1 in stage 4 and P2 in stage 7. Unfortunately, in between those impressive performances there were quite a few breakages that saw them yoyoing up and down the rankings. Then on stage 12 they broke their gearbox and arrived out of time at the next bivouac. That didn’t however stop them finishing P2 again on the last day, although by then they were off course out of the rankings. Undiscouraged they again decided to go after Baja World Cup glory and won every 2023 round except the Qatar where they finished 2nd! With their second Baja world title under their belt, not to mention what they learnt in Saudi Arabia last year, they are confident of being able to put in a more consistent performance on the 2023 Dakar…

Ranking 2024

Total Dakar Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge BP Ultimate Rally-Raid Desafio Ruta 40 Rallye du Maroc
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