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Seth QUINTERO

(usa)

Sponsors

Red Bull, KMC, BF Goodrich

Vehicle

Model: OT3 by Overdrive

Preparator: Overdrive Racing

Engine: 1000cc, 117 HP/290 NM

Assistance: Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team

Class: T3 / Lightweight prototype

Rankings

2021 : 10th in T3

Other races

2019: Best in the Desert series championship; MINT 400, Vegas-to-Reno, UTV World Championship, Parker 250 and the Silver State 300.

2018: MINT 400 (2nd), Vegas to Reno (2nd UTV)

2015: UTV World Champion and the WORCS champion in youth class

2014: UTV World Championship in youth class

A man in a hurry

Seth Quintero was born in 2002 in California and grew up in San Marcos. He was already riding a quad bike at the tender age of 4, spending his free time criss-crossing the desert with his family. He started competing in SSVs at the age of 10 and a year later, in 2014, won the junior category of the UTV world championship organised in the USA. No surprise he quickly came up on Red Bull’s radar! At 16, he won the Best in the Desert championship by winning five out of six events before setting a series of records: youngest driver to win the Mint 400, the Vegas to Reno, the UTV world championship in the pro category, the Parker 500 and the Silver State 300 in the SSV category. In 2021, after a 5th place in the T3 category on the Andalucía Rally, the Californian became the youngest winner of a Dakar stage on stage 6 at the age of 18. On stage 9, he and his teammate Dennis Zenz were leading their class ‘virtually’ overall before suffering a transmission problem. A weakness that would cost them dear for the rest of the season. For the 2022 Dakar, this Achilles heel was sorted thanks to new T3 regulations that allows the use of a stronger gearbox. But while he was flying high in the T3 category, having already won the first two special stages, Seth once again came to a griding halt with a broken differential casing. The American would make the best of it by embarking on a phenomenal charge that would see him win twelve special stages out of a possible thirteen! With each stage win worth 5 points, Seth is now 3rd in the W2RC with 63 points, despite finishing 16th overall on the Dakar in T3. His goal for 2022? To win the FIA rally-raid championship, ahead of those already in front of him, teammate Cristina Guttiérez and the Chilean ‘Chaleco’ Lopez. But in the dunes of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the reigning queen and the provisional leader of the category dominated the entire W2RC field. ‘Chaleco’ and the Spaniard beat the T1s entered in the championship, a historic first! Seth and Dennis were 9th overall after a bad start in the race, but they still maintained their position on the provisional W2RC T3 podium.

Ranking 2022

Total dakar abu-dhabi maroc andalucia
14 - 10 + 4
(7.)
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