speedbrain BMW Rally Team News Release
The speedbrain BMW rally team celebrated their first victory at the opening stage of the Rally dos Sertoes in Brazil. Home rider ZÃ© HÃ©lio leads the motorcycle competition after winning WednesdayÂ´s stage going from Goiania to Caldas Novas.
ZÃ© HÃ©lio, who competes aboard a speedbrain BMW based on the BMW G 450 X, went into stage one having finished the prologue runner-up to fellow countryman Felipe Zanol. On the way to Caldas Novas, ZÃ© HÃ©lio revealed the capabilities of the new bike by stealing over two minutes from Zanol. He also clearly defeated former Dakar winner Marc Coma.
ZÃ© HÃ©lio: “I was pacing myself quite well. My aim remains to battle with the best, even if it is because you donÂ´t want to ride in the dust of those ahead.”
Rally dos Sertoes, Overall standings after Stage 1
- ZÃ© HÃ©lio (BRA), speedbrain BMW, 1:40:15,40 total time
- Felipe Zanol (BRA), Honda, +2:08,60 min
- Marc Coma (SPA), KTM, +3:06,90
- ke Klaumann (BRA), Yamaha, +4:52,60
- Deni do Nascimento (BRA), +5:43,60