Dakar Rally 2018: Oscar Fuertes adventurous SS12 - one of two last rookies

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The Ssangyong Tivoli DKR pilots and Dakar-rookies Óscar Fuertes and Diego Vallejo were on the ropes in SS12. The Spanish couple suffered technical problems in their vehicle that were about to leave them out of the race just three days befor ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South African Rookies - or why an Amarok has Toyota-eyes

Maria Joubert / Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

South Africa. Did you know that South Africa is actually one of the biggest influencers in the Dakar Rally and the Rallyraid Sport? Not even because they have one of the best offroad-motorsport series in the world, no, they are responsible for man ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Dutch Scania-team ´Dakar Speed´ in the overall top ten

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

In the international rallyraid-sport there are only two truck-teams competing with Swedish Scania Trucks: The team Kovacs from Hungary (started at the Africa Eco Race) and the Dutch team "Dakar Speed". Dakar Speed is actually fighting in ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Al Qassimi ´My co-driver is better than the one last year´

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

Peugeot 3008DKR-privateer Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi and his navigator Xavier Panseri from Abu Dhabi Racing began SS12 as 8th, the position he finished the previous day but eventually classified a place higher in 7th overall. Displaying consistent f ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Nikolaev´s 1-sec lead ´I don’t remember anything like that´

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

Now the rivals Eduard Nikolaev from team Kamaz and Federico Villagra from team De Rooy have grabbed attention of hundreds of fans. The Argentinean Federico Villagra nicknamed “Coyote” is a seven-time winner of the national Argentine Ra ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Dutch Gert Huzink as last Renault Truck at 9th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

SS12 showed us a big fight in the trucks which ended in the return of Russian Eduard Nikolaev as overall leader - with only 1 second. The stage was also good for the Dutch Riwald Racing Team with their MKR Renault 4x4. Gerd Huzink finished 9th in ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ten Brinke ´Not easy to open the track without the motos´

Neil Perkins January 19, 2018

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah claimed his third stage victory and the Toyota Gazoo Team’s fourth in SS12. Al-Attiyah and French navigator Matthieu Baumel began the day 01:24:02 hours behind leader Carlos Sainz after the Spaniard&rsqu ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Former biker Isidre Esteve still fighting now 23rd overall

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

Isidre Esteve, driving a car only with his hands, is just days away from finishing his second consecutive Dakar Rally on four wheels. The Repsol Rally Team driver ended Thursday in 26th place with a good score in the largest special of this year&# ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel brothers raced 150 kms with 40 km/h in first gear

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The Dutch Coronel brothers have completed a tough Dakar day. After their strong performance on Wednesday, the duo had hoped for another top 25 result. The first part of the special that covered a distance of almost 400 kilometers went very smoothl ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The adventure of Czech Ourednicek and Kripal continues

Rita Konya January 19, 2018

The Czech Ford Ranger pilots Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal finished the 522 km special of SS12 as 33rd in the overall rankings. During Dakar Rally, every day is a race in itself, and however close the finish seems to be, anything can come into ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Great teamwork in the Buggyra Team, Kolomy missed stagewin

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The Czech Martin Kolomy of the Tatra Buggyra Team was deprived of his first stage victory by two defects in the second part of Thursday´s speed test. Martin Soltys with the second Tatra Phoenix also lived through a drama on the track and onl ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Mini finished in top 10 - Przygonski best overall

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The Argentinian Mini-crew of Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue quickly settled into SS12 and pushed hard to take the lead and held it until near CP2, when a puncture required attention. Despite losing time, the pair continued pushing the now fr ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Villagra ´We’re going to do everything to get that victory´

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The 2018 Dakar Rally is incredibly exciting, especially in the trucks. After just one day, De Rooy Iveco´s Federico Villagra lost the lead in the classification again to Kamaz´ Eduard Nikolaev, but after 3.425 kilometers of racing the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peterhansel ´We’re not thinking about the overall victory´

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

On this challenging SS12 for the cars, Peugeot managed the situation perfectly to defend its lead. With two stages remaining, Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz and Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret still occupy the first two places overall. ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Another fastest time enables Varela to extend the SxS lead

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin began the longest special stage of the Dakar Rally with an overall lead of 44:33 minutes in the SxS category and reached San Juan in Argentina with an advantage of 01:03:27 afte ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The longest special of the 2018 Dakar - short summary SS12

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The arrival of SS12 in the region of San Juan was by no means a soft landing, because the competitors had to tackle the longest special of the rally, totalling 523 km. It was a mixture of sand, fast tracks and bumpy rocky sections that severely te ...



All-new Renault Koleos even more refinde with new Initiale Paris Version

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

Having gone on sale last summer, the All-New Koleos - made in South Korea - is now available with a new top-of-the-range Initiale Paris trim level. The arrival of this luxurious version provides cu ...

Yamaha launch performance boosting GYTR Turbo Kit for YXZ1000R Side-by-Sides

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

Since their launch, the Yamaha YXZ1000R models have brought a whole new level of thrilling pure sports performance to the Side-by-Side segment. Featuring an industry leading specification that incl ...

Jeep unveiled all new Jeep Wrangler 2018 at Los Angeles Auto Show in the US

Hansy Schekahn December 20, 2017

The all new Jeep Wrangler has made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December 2018, building on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of offroad capability, authentic Jeep des ...

World premiere of the new G-Class at North American International Auto Show

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz heads into 2018 with the relaunch of a classic: At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Mercedes will unveil the new G-Class. The offroad legend will undergo ...

Jaguar F-Pace SUV with five-star Euro NCAP rating with 93, 85 and 80 per cent

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

Jaguar´s performance SUV, which also won 2017 World Car Design of the Year at the 2017 World Car Awards, scored 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection and 80% fo ...

Land Rover introducing ultra-versatile commercial version of the LR Discovery

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

A new ultra-versatile commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery will go on sale in the UK on Monday, December 18th 2017. Featuring 1,856 litres of flexible load space replacing the second and ...

Production of Volvo’s first ever small premium SUV XC40 begins in Belgium

Hansy Schekahn December 13, 2017

A new era starts for the Volvo Cars plant in Ghent, Belgium in November 2017 as the first customer-bound XC40 small SUV is set to roll off the production line. The new XC40, for which the company h ...

BMW X6 as 900 HP hard-core edition Manhart MHX6 Dirt² concept for 400K Euros

Hansy Schekahn December 13, 2017

A few years ago the Geman based company Manhart, specialized in refining vehicles from the BMW M-GmbH, built the first Manhart MHX6 Dirt Edition. Based on the first generation X6 the Dirt Edition r ...

Top marks in Euro NCAP Test: Mercedes X-Class awarded five stars for safety

Hansy Schekahn December 13, 2017

With five stars, the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup has been awarded the highest possible score in the independent safety test "Euro NCAP Test". The Mercedes-Benz pickup impressed in th ...



BRP´s Cam Am brand celebrates racing successes in Dirt, Snow and on the Water

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

BRP is celebrating an outstanding 2017 racing year and is preparing for another great year in 2018. It all kicks off later this week with the Dakar Rally in South America, in which the company’s Can-Am Maverick X3 will compete for the first ...

Hell´s Gate 2018: Registrations for Italian Extreme Enduro Race are open now

Piero Batini December 15, 2017

Sure, the first thing you could say is that you didn’t know when, that you weren’t informed. That’s why the organizers would like to underscore the dates of Hell’s Gate race certified up until now. Just so you don’t h ...

Baja Rally 2018: Dates and starting fees announced for Mexican Ensenada Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

Bajarallymoto.com and Rally Comp have announced plans for a sixth consecutive edition its multi-day navigation rally-raid competition in the Mexican State of Baja California next October 8-13, 2018. Continuing in partnership with Rally Playero Ent ...

BITD 2018: Harley Letner and Toyo Tires win the Class 1500 Championship

Jay Jones December 06, 2017

Harley Letner piloted his Youtheory / King Shocks / Toyo Tires #1570 buggy to a first in class / second overall in the "Pahrump Nugget 250" in November in Pahrump, Nevada (USA).  As a result, he won the 2017 Class 1500 championship ...



Baja Rally 2018: Dates and starting fees announced for Mexican Ensenada Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

Bajarallymoto.com and Rally Comp have announced plans for a sixth consecutive edition its multi-day navigation rally-raid competition in the Mexican State of Baja California next October 8-13, 2018. Continuing in partnership with Rally Playero Ent ...



BRP´s Cam Am brand celebrates racing successes in Dirt, Snow and on the Water

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

BRP is celebrating an outstanding 2017 racing year and is preparing for another great year in 2018. It all kicks off later this week with the Dakar Rally in South America, in which the company&rsqu ...

Jean Todt re-elected FIA President for a third term at FIA General Assembly

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

Jean Todt was re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris on Friday, Dec 12th 2017. Stan ...

FIM Awards in Andorra - Pablo Quintanilla second time Cross Country Champion

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

The annual season closing prize giving ceremony welcomed a new era as the first edition of the new FIM Awards was realised in the stunning ballroom of the Andorra Park Hotel in Andorra la Vella, Eu ...



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