After being featured at an event streamed by YouTube, the Puma Energy Rally Team will make its official debut in the off-road world with the participation of Andrea Lafarja in the Baja Spain Aragon, competition that will be played between next Friday 23 and Saturday 24.
Lafarja will start in this way its preparation for the rally Dakar 2022, to be held in Saudi Arabia between January 2 and 14. The Paraguayan pilot will debut in the competitive class T1 with a prototype Borgward BX7 DKR assisted by Wevers Sport. This will be the first of the two competitions that he will face this year with a view to reaching his second Dakar in the best way possible after the one held in 2019.
Lower Spain Aragon, which had a hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is valid for FIA Bajas Cross Country World Cup. The test will feature two stages and 580 timed kilometers by roads of the regions of Jiloca and the Community of Teruel. The number of participants exceeds 200, of which 132 will take part in the category cars.
“My expectations with this new team are very high, really. We took a few slow laps near the Wevers Sport headquarters and took several notes on the behavior of the truck. I am very comfortable with the vehicle and also with the team. For this race we want to go from smallest to largest to get to know the Borgward little by little… My final goal is the Dakar; that is why this year we are going to do two races before, but we are going to try to do our best for Paraguay and for all women ”, Andrea explained.
The preparation program for the Guaraní pilot includes a second participation in Europe in the Baja Portoalegre 500, from October 28 to 30. Before, possibly, dispute another competition in your country. Finally, it will carry out an exhaustive day of tests in Morocco.
The Puma Energy Rally Team is also made up of Juan Manuel Silva placeholder image, who will run the next Dakar rally on a truck MAN of the Wevers Sport. In due course, it will be announced how the preparation of Pato will be, who already has 12 Dakarian participations, ten as a pilot and two as a navigator.