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Algarve Team tunes up for adventure


The Algarve based Portuguese team will participate on the world’s biggest humanitarian rally: the Budapest-Bamako. Take a peek on the video of AfroTeam preparing its vehicle: a 37 years old classic Land Rover. The departure is set to January 8th 2011 and no detail is left behind to ensure the best conditions to head to Budapest, Hungary, and from there to Bamako, Mali, in the heart of Africa.

The Afroteam racing vehicle is an historical off-road car, a Land Rover series III from 1973. The team pilot is António Vilela and the co-pilot is António Vargues.

For the first time in 6 years a classic Land Rover will be participating in the Budapest-Bamako rally. The team praises the car: "Being able to get a satisfactory performance on the Budapest-Bamako rally starts by using a vehicle that transmits the true adventurous spirit. With this Land Rover we think we're on the right track with its 37 years of history!"

The support vehicle is a Land Rover Defender 110, where the technical and logistical backup team drives: Pedro Lopes, Marco Teixeira, Nuno Assunção and Rafael Dias, the team’s official mechanic.

Currently one of the biggest off-road competitions in the world, the Budapest-Bamako is synonymous with adventure and unique challenges, becoming the largest trans-saharian rally ever.

Created in 2005 rebuilding the original Paris-Dakar spirit, this is the ultimate motorsports and orientation event, challenging pilots and machine between Europe and Africa.

On its sixth edition, the Budapest-Bamako returns to its capital Mali, crossing 10 countries throughout 8547 kms. Starting from Albufeira, the Afroteam will sum around 18.000 kms.

TV series for RTP2

The AfroTeam has an exclusive agreement with RTP2 for the transmission of the high definition on the road documentary to be produced by the team during the rally.

This agreement is afterwards extend to RTP Internacional, RTP África and RTPN.

source: algarvemais.com

 

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