The Red Bull Junior Team is joining forces with Can-Am as part of a multi-year deal. Can-Am already has championships and wins in the Dakar Rally. The team will expand their roster of drivers from four to six. The purpose of the Red Bull Junior Team is to develop the next generation of off-road racers into stars of the future.
Twenty-year old Seth Quintero returns to the team, driving a Maverick X3 in the upcoming Dakar Rally. Quintero broke records with 11 stage wins at the rally. Also returning to the team is Mitch Guthrie Jr. who will be running a TM5 development hybrid car.
I think there are a lot of [future] legends coming up right now and our generation of drivers – coming into the sport at the same time – is one of the fastest that rally has ever seen,” said Seth Quintero.
New editions to the Red Bull Junior team include 26-year old AJ Jones. Spain’s Cristina Gutiérrez, Rokas Baciuška and Chilean Rally Star Francisco ‘Chaleco’ López. Team drivers will compete internationally at the Dakar Rally, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Ruta 40 Rally, Sonora Rally, Rallye du Maroc, King of the Hammers, Mint 400, Baja 500, Vegas to Reno and Red Bull Scramble events.