Rodolfo Guillioli is taking a look to race on 4 wheels in 2024, albeit in a somewhat other automobile from what he’s used to. After completing runner-up within the International Rally-Raid Championship for Quads, the Guatemalan plans to turn into a co-driver for an FIA elegance beginning with the 2024 Dakar Rally and proceeding the remainder of the championship.
“As I stopped the International Championship in 2023 with a runner-up place within the W2RC identify, I’m taking a look ahead to proceeding being a part of the rally-raid circle of relatives,” Guillioli instructed Go-Nation Rally Information. “I didn’t plan of taking part within the Dakar 2024 in quads, however I’m taking a look to be a part of the T2/T3/T4 classes as a co-driver, sharing my revel in in navigation (two years of continuing navigation with the digital pill RB) and my mechanical talents.”
Guillioli isn’t any stranger to being a driving force or co-driver, doing so for South American rallies prior to switching to racing a quad together with competing within the FIM Go-Nation Rallies International Championship (predecessor to the W2RC) and on the Dakar Rally when it ran thru South The us. He returned to the championship in 2021 just for it to be reduce brief on the season opener by means of damage, and has been a normal within the W2RC since that integrated a podium on the 2022 Abu Dhabi Wilderness Problem.
After skipping the 2023 Dakar Rally, he entered the rest of the calendar. He completed fourth total at Abu Dhabi prior to stringing in combination runner-up finishes amongst W2RC points-earning riders at each and every of the general 3 rounds. Together with non-championship competition, he was once 6th at school on the Desafío Ruta 40 and 3rd on the Rallye du Maroc. The Sonora Rally simplest had two Quad entrants as he and Laisvydas Kancius traded blows, the latter successful the race prior to occurring to assert the championship by means of 9 aspects over Guillioli.
It’s not unusual for motorcycle and quad riders to change to racing vehicles later of their careers. Toby Worth, the runner-up within the RallyGP elegance, could also be envisioning a transfer to 4 wheels sooner or later.
The 2024 Dakar Rally starts on 5 January. With Guillioli’s absence, the Quad class could have ten riders headlined by means of Kancius.