20-year-old Seth Quintero Makes History as Rallye du Maroc’s Youngest Ever Winner
Seth Quintero has done it again! Another history-making performance by the young American as he raced to victory at Rallye du Maroc in the T3 category. Athe the midway point of the rally, Quintero found himself 10 minutes behind the race leader, but over the course of the final three stages, Quintero made up for lost time closing the gap, and eventually gaining 10 minutes in the lead.
Quintero enthused, “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 will 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.”