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David Zille moves to the T3 category in the UTV cars and trains in the sand of Morocco in preparation for the Dakar 2023.

After the 10th position achieved in the last Dakar Rally 2022 in the Side by Side category, the driver of 25 de Mayo, based in Neuquén, David Zille redoubles his bet on his sports career.

Throughout the year he was active in competitions in the Cordoba Rally Championship, he was present at the last Atacama Rally as the event’s opening, which helped him to be in contact with the dunes and the sand again, and now he faces his greatest challenge of the season that will be to run in the Morocco Rally, 3rd round of the Cross Country World Championship.

But the challenge will be double because, in addition, he made the decision to climb to the highest division of the UTVs. He will participate with a Can Am Maverick X3 from the South African team South Racing within the T3 category, with greater power and speed, and together with Sebastián Cesana as navigator, they will try to compete with the best in the activity:

“We wanted to take the leap and compete against the best,” said Zille. “It will be a very tough 5-day race that starts and ends in Agadir. We will have 1,500 km of special stages with a total of 2,500 km counting the liaisons. There will be two camps in the desert and the most important thing is that we meet again with the dunes, the hard desert, the stones and the navigation that will help us for the 2023 Dakar, which we will also run in the T3 category”. “The cars are more powerful, they have a higher top speed and I think we will adapt to all these changes without problems.”

For his part, his co codriver, Sebastián Cesana highlighted: “For us it is very important to carry out this competition after the training we did in the Atacama Rally in the middle of the desert, we have the best expectations.”

It is the second time that the crew will race with the South Racing team vehicle, the best in the world in the division: “For us it is reassuring to be part of such a squad that has been winning everything in recent years worldwide. That allows us to just focus on our driving and what we have to do as a crew.” “Our first objective is to have a good preparation for the Dakar on terrain similar to what we will have in January, and then to have a good measure of where we stand with respect to the best in the world with a vehicle on equal technical conditions. In the 2022 Dakar we finished in the top ten in the T4 category and we have expectations of riding well in the largest side-by-side class” concluded Zille minutes before getting on the plane for a new challenge.