For the 2023 Dakar Rally, Can-Am and Red Bull have teamed up with South Racing

creating the Red Bull Can-Am Factory Team. The new super team is composed of an impressive lineup of drivers that have dominated global FIA racing events over the past several years. Through this multi-year collaboration, both brands also aim to ensure the evolution of the Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team, a program designed to discover, develop, and grow the next generation of off-road racers.

Along with the rally schedule the team will contest globally, some members will field their Can-Am X3’s in select U.S. and Baja desert events.  No matter which corner of the globe these Can-Am, Red Bull racers will be competing in, we have no doubt, victory is part of the plan.

“We are very excited about this collaboration with Red Bull. Both of our brands share a common

passion and desire to push further, work harder, break boundaries and make the impossible

possible,” said Anne-Marie LaBerge, Chief Marketing Officer at BRP. “We can’t wait to watch this

new Red Bull Can-Am Factory Team take off and conquer everything that lies ahead of them on and

off the race course, leading the way for future generations of racers from around the world.”

The first race that the new Red Bull Can-Am Factory Racing Team will contest is the 2023 Dakar

Rally, in the T3 and T4 vehicles classes. The new roster is composed of a ‘dream team’ of race

winning drivers:

T3 Driver Lineup

● Seth Quintero, 20, USA, single Dakar stage winning record holder – 11 wins

Seth Quintero & Dennis Zenz posing for a photo in Dubai for Rally Dakar 2023 , UAE on December 06, 2022 // Kin Marcin / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202212120521 // Usage for editorial use only //

● AJ Jones, 26, USA, 2022 T4 Dakar Champion, 2021 World Rally Raid T4 Champion

● Cristina Gutierrez, 31, Spain, 2022 Dakar T3 third place finisher and only woman in history to

win a UTV stage at the Dakar Rally, 2021 World Rally Raid T3 Champion

● Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez, 47, Chile, three-time Dakar UTV Champion, 2022 World Rally

Raid T3 Champion

T4 Driver Lineup

● Rokas Baciuška, 23, Lithuania, 2022 Rallye du Maroc winner, 2022 World Rally Raid T4


These five drivers will look to take their performance to the next level in the 2023 Can-Am Maverick

X3 as they tackle the grueling 15-day, 5,000 km Dakar Rally. The team will contest the top levels of

off-road racing globally, including the World Rally Raid Series and key North American races. The

platform of the team and its drivers will also mentor the up-and-coming athletes of the Red Bull

Off-Road Junior Team.

“We couldn’t be happier with our driver lineup for the 2023 Dakar Rally. I feel we have a good

opportunity to win this race, especially with the Dakar-winning proven platform of the Can-Am

Maverick X3,” said Scott Abraham, Team Principal of South Racing and Red Bull Can-Am Factory

Team. “The foundation of what we are building today with this new team and the evolution of the

junior team program will help push the next generation of racers to new heights, and South Racing is

thrilled to be able to lead this.”

Through cooperation with Can-Am and South Racing, the Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team program

will serve to create a career roadmap for young racers to follow their goals and dreams to the Dakar

Rally. It will identify up and coming talent and help to support their racing on regional and national

levels, before taking them up to the international stage. Throughout this process, young racers will

learn mentoring and obtain guidance from seasoned professional racers. The Red Bull Off-Road

Junior Team isn’t just limited to racers, it is also looking to identify the future talents in engineering,

mechanics, and marketing that can play pivotal roles in shaping the future of the racing industry.

Mitch Guthrie will also return to Dakar as a Red Bull Jr. Team racer. The American driver and navigator (Kellon Walch) will continue to campaign  the new T3-M by MCE5 that he ended 2022 in. This is a development vehicle looking towards the future and our goal is to be the first UTV hybrid to race the Dakar. 

Kellon Walch & Mitch Guthrie are posing for the photo in Dubai for Rally Dakar 2023 , UAE on December 06, 2022 // Kin Marcin / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202212120464 // Usage for editorial use only //


About BRP

We are a global leader in the world of powersports products, propulsion systems and boats built on

80 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive

products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and pontoons, Can-Am on

and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft and Quintrex boats, Manitou pontoons and Rotax marine

propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts and recreational aircraft. We complete our

lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and apparel portfolio to fully enhance the riding

experience. With annual sales of CA$7.6 billion from over 120 countries, our global workforce

includes close to 20,000 driven, resourceful people.

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