HPs running wild at Hipódromo


YPF Desafío Ruta 40 2018 has just gone through verifications at Hipódromo San Miguel de Tucumán  and the action sets off tomorrow. The prologue is due to start tomorrow at 5.00 pm at El Cadillal. Later, as from 8.00 pm, the Starting Ramp will take place across from Casa de Gobierno, in the city center in  Tucumán capital city.

Waiting time is over.

From the early hours in the morning a parade of drivers and riders and their machines complied with the administrative and technical verifications at Hipódromo de San Miguel de Tucumán premises, which is also the scenario for the first bivouac of this competition that gathers the best riders of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship for Bikes and Quads, which will also be a Dakar Series.

The action will continue tomorrow with the first timed kilometers in the race Prologue. It is a 6.3km sector in the area of El Cadillal, which will serve as a qualifier to define the starting order of the first stage in each of the categories.

In the evening, the caravan will head for the center of San Miguel de Tucumán city. The protagonists will share the last hours of “calm” with the local public, just before the action begins, at the Starting Ceremony that will be held in front of the Provincial Government House from 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, August 27, the activity will begin on the first stage that will join San Miguel de Tucumán and Belén, in a section of 286 timed kilometers and another 286 of liaison.

YPF Desafío Ruta 40 2018 Schedule:

Saturday, August 25th:
Verifications (Hipódromo de San Miguel de Tucumán): 9:00am to 600 pm

Sunday, August 26th
Prologue (El Cadillal): 5:00pm
Starting Ramp (Independencia  square – S. M. de Tucumán): 8:00pm

Monday, August 27th:
Stage 1: San Miguel de Tucumán – Belén

Tuesday, August 28th:
Stage 2: Belén – Tinogasta

Wednesday, August 29th:
Stage 3: Tinogasta – Tinogasta

Thursday, August 30th:
Stage 4: Tinogasta – Villa Unión

Friday, August  31st:
Stage 5: Villa Unión – San Juan

Spectators Zones for the Prologue and Stage 1

Find the accesses for the Prologue and for El Cadillal and the Spectators Zones at http://www.desafioruta40.com.ar/zonas-de-espectadores/