Twenty-Year-Old Seth Quintero has made history at the Rallye Du Maroc in North Africa as the youngest winner ever. Quintero won the overall T3 win for the Red Bull Junior Team.
Quintero fought a hard battle, finding himself 10 minutes behind race leader Chaleco Lopez at the halfway point. In the three final stages of the rally, Quintero hammered down doubling his time and putting a 10-minute lead on Lopez I the final stage.
“I don’t think I’ve ever driven so cautious and scared in my life. Previously I’ve always been in the position to fight for a lead at a rally, rather than having to manage a lead. But the stage was beautiful today, I was just kind of bummed out that I couldn’t drive as fast as I wanted to because I was so nervous. It’s great to be at the finish line and call ourselves the overall winner. We came into this thinking that we were going to be out of the championship and now we’re pretty close. We’ll fight for second, and first isn’t too far ahead. We’ll keep fighting until the end and you never know, maybe we win again in Andalucia and win the championship. It would be a miracle, but anything’s possible! This race has taught me that you can never say die. I was nine minutes down on day three and then we put some time down on the last two days. The whole Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team has put in so much hard work to be here and I’m glad that it finally paid off,” said Quintero.
All four of the Red Bull OT3 race vehicles placed in the top six. The team won a total of four out of five stages.