Rally dos Sertoes: First Stage Victory For speedbrain BMW!

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 Zé Hélio leads the motorcycle competition after winning Wednesday´s stage going from Goiania to Caldas Novas.

Zé Hélio, 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, Zé Hélio revealed the capabilities of the new bike by stealing over two minutes from Zanol. He also clearly defeated former Dakar winner Marc Coma.

Zé Hélio: "I was pacing myself quite well. My aim remains to battle with the best, even if it is because you don´t want to ride in the dust of those ahead."

Rally dos Sertoes, Overall standings after Stage 1

  1. Zé Hélio (BRA), speedbrain BMW, 1:40:15,40 total time
  2. Felipe Zanol (BRA), Honda, +2:08,60 min
  3. Marc Coma (SPA), KTM, +3:06,90
  4. ke Klaumann (BRA), Yamaha, +4:52,60
  5. Deni do Nascimento (BRA), +5:43,60