The Trail Blade X/T SXS by Atturo Tires has been chosen by Polaris Factory Racing Brazil for fitment to six Polaris Pro R UTVs competing in the Rally dos Sertões. The race takes place over eight days and spans 3,800km of harsh Brazilian terrain. Each vehicle will use either a size 30×10.00R15 or a 32×10.00R15, depending on the stage.
“Atturo Tires surprised us in the tests and during the Jalapão Rally, in which we had an incredible performance,” explained Polaris Factory Racing driver Jean Azevedo. “The products are very resistant, with qualities that are essential to overcome all the demands of the Sertões Rally. We are very happy to have this partnership.”
Azevedo enters the UTV Class for 2023 through a partnership with fellow racers Leandro Torres and Thiago Torres, and with support from the Torres family and Polaris Factory Racing Brazil. The team was formed with Polaris Brazil to demonstrate the capabilities of the Pro R UTV in endurance rally racing. The vehicle will be equipped with the Trail Blade X/T SXS, which has been engineered with a steel belted construction for additional durability.
“We are very confident with this partnership with the Torres e Azevedo Rally Team, the official Polaris team for the Sertões Rally, which is very strong,” said Rene Crovador Jr, sales director for Latin America, Atturo Tire. “The steel belted construction, race-inspired designs and aggressive sidewall of the Trail Blade X/T SXS give us confidence that these tires will perform excellently and withstand anything these racers throw at them.”
The Rally dos Sertões will feature approximately 200 racers, and will take place on August 11-19, 2023.