The organizers of the Dakar have announced a three-year plan for the development of the category ATV Side-by-Side [SxS], better known as UTV, which in 2017 the Russian debutant Ravil Maganov finished third.
At the upcoming rally RAID starting January 6 in Peru, along with SxS one group of classes T3.2 [buggy] and T3 open [car Score regulations in force in American off-road competition].
Officially presented the route of “Dakar-2018”
According to the organizers, the main goal of innovation is to increase competition in the SxS category, which is at the “Dakar-2017” were first highlighted in a separate classification.
2018: SxS forms a single category from the T3.2 and T3 open single competition
2019: SxS, T3.2 and T3 remain open in the same category, but with separate classifications – one for the SxS and one for T3.2 and T3 Open
2020: T3.Open 2 and T3 again become part of the category vehicles, and SxS, it will remain as a separate category
Originally based on technical requirements T3 regulation SxS focused on the standard technique, which is more affordable and less complex for participants aspiring to participate in rally-raids.
It is interesting that in the category of vehicles and SxS at the upcoming rally-RAID will be the biggest increase in participants compared to 2017 – just 20%.
Motorcycles and ATVs
2018: 191 [+6,1%]
Cars and SxS
2018: 105 [+20%]
2018: 45 [-10%]
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