Baja Russia Northern Forest: The Good & Bad for Overdrive Toyota in Russia

Neil Perkins February 18, 2018

For the Belgian Overdrive Toyota Racing Team the Baja Russia Northern Forest was an event with mixed emotions. FIA World Champion T1 Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel won the race in their first participation, Saudi Arabian FIA World Champion T ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Spain´s Fernando Alvarez 7th with VW Amarok

Neil Perkins February 18, 2018

Spain’s Fernando Alvarez and Argentinean navigator Juan Pablo Monasterolo delivered a professional performance on tricky surface conditions to finish seventh overall in the Baja Russia Northern Forest Rally with their South Racing-run Volksw ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Qatar´s Adel Abdulla T2-Third with new Car

Neil Perkins February 18, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla recovered well from his stage delay on Saturday to confirm 3rd position in the T2 category at the finish of Baja Russia Northern Forest Rally on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 FIA T2 champion had been fighting with Russian d ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Al Attiyah / Titov / Ponomarenko the winner

Hansy Schekahn February 18, 2018

ATTN: Results corrected at 18:25 CET in the SSV - new winner here the Russians Ponomarenko / Shubin!  The FIA World Cup Champions Nasser Al Attiyah from Qatar and Mathieu Baumel from France have preliminary won with their Ove ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Al Attiyah and Baumel leading after Day 2

Hansy Schekahn February 18, 2018

Special stages laid near the Russian-Finnish border are extremely dynamic and speedy, almost every driver spoke about the track very enthusiastically. A good mood is supported by clear sunny weather, frost and absence of falling snow.

Baja Russia Northern Forest RESULTS: Overall Results after SS2-3 Saturday

Hansy Schekahn February 18, 2018

It is the Baja that opens the FIA World Cup For Cross-Country Rallies season in Karelia on 16-18 February. The unique format of the race, held on the snow-ice surface, puts it apart from the World Cup events. The preparation process is rather expe ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Domzala rolled twice, Gadasin with a fire

Hansy Schekahn February 17, 2018

We have no results yet, but the first interesting stories of today´s SS02 and SS03 in Karelia, Russia, only some kms from the border to Finland. The most dramatcin show was shown by the Polish Toyota-Overdrive pilot Aron Domzala, who rolled ...

SACCS 2018: South African Cross Country Series starts with Mpumalanga 400

Hansy Schekahn February 17, 2018

The tranquil town of Dullstroom is better known as one of South Africa’s premier fly-fishing locations, but will echo to the sound of high powered racing engines when the "Mpumalanga 400" – round one of the "South Africa ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Quotes after SS02 on Saturday about 104 kms

Hansy Schekahn February 17, 2018

In clear morning the crews have already managed to pass the 104-kilometer SS-2 and shared their impressions of how difficult it was to travel a long distance over an unusual snow-ice surface.

Vladimir Vasilyev (X-ra ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest RESULTS: Stage / Overall Prologue Friday

Hansy Schekahn February 17, 2018

It is the Baja that opens the FIA World Cup For Cross-Country Rallies season in Karelia on 16-18 February. The unique format of the race, held on the snow-ice surface, puts it apart from the World Cup events. The preparation process is rather expe ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: 27 crews overall were admitted to the start

Hansy Schekahn February 16, 2018

The event uniting two competitions on the same track – the first round of the FIA World Cup and the first round of the Russian Championship – traces its history back to 2003 and is traditionally held in the North-West of Russia.
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Baja Russia Northern Forest: Aron Domzala fastest in Prologue in Russia

Hansy Schekahn February 16, 2018

Polish Overdrive Toyota Pilot Aron Domzala and navigator Maciej Marton were the fastest in today´s prologue of the FIA World Cup opener 2018, the Baja Russia Northern Forest in the Karelia region near to Finland with 12:08 minutes. The Overd ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Russian Rallychampion to start with Lada Niva T1

Hansy Schekahn February 16, 2018

Not only the FIA-field in the "Baja Russia Northern Forest" 2018 is interesting: Next to the FIA Cross Country World Cup, the only Baja on snow and ice will also be the opener for the Russian Rallyraid Championship. And here we will see ...

Breslau 500: Organizers of Breslau-Rally will announce new Power-Weekend-Race

Hansy Schekahn February 16, 2018

For more than 20 years the licence-free "Breslau Rally" in the north-west of Poland was not only unique in its style and familiar, licence-free idea, it was also the biggest one-week Rallyraid in the middle of Europe. Some years ago the ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Three actual and former X-raid Mini and BMW

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

Taking on the challenges of Baja Russia Northern Forest and its five special stages for Mini Motorsport is the crew of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (Poland) and co-driver Tom Colsoul (Belgium), in a Mini John Cooper Works Rally. This pairin ...

Tuareg Rally 2018: Bowler to start with five new Bulldog and Bowler-Support

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

British Rallycar-manufacturer Bowler is returning to its extreme racing roots in a few weeks at the Tuareg Rally Morocco. In its first race in 2018, the Derbyshire based company will support five Bowler Bulldog competing customers with a full raci ...



Mercedes-Benz unveils the 2019 edition of the Mercedes AMG G63 with 577 HP

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

The new 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 has undergone the greatest change in its history - while remaining true to its well-proven virtues. The G63 underpins its unique position among performance off-road ve ...

BMW manufacturing continues as largest Automotive Exporter of the USA

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2017. Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through ...

South African RGMotorsport turns a Land Cruiser Pickup in a 370 HP V8 Biest

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

V8 engines... everyone loves ‘em. We’re not talking brawny but basic American iron, and the bent eight is no longer the preserve of the American Big Three, which made the configuration ...

Skoda Kodiaq L&K topversion celebrates World Premiere at Geneva Motor Show

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

Skoda Auto presents the new top version of the Skoda Kodiaq at the International Motor Show 2018 in Geneva. The L&K equipment line is named after the company's founders Laurin and Klement. ...

Game Changer: 2019 Toyota TRD Pros typify ultimate off road performance

Hansy Schekahn February 13, 2018

The pulse-pounding, heart-racing TRD Pro Series from Toyota returns for its next generation of off-road dominance. For 2019, Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma will all feature Fox shocks and a host of imp ...

World premiere for KIA SP Concept, hinting at plans for an Indian-market SUV

Hansy Schekahn February 13, 2018

The Korean brand KIA unveiled the striking new SP Concept. The SP Concept provides a glimpse of what’s in store for motoring enthusiasts once KIA kicks off retail sales in India in the second ...

Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUV´s available as luxury ´GT Line Premium

Hansy Schekahn February 13, 2018

Peugeot’s 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV are set to boast even greater appeal with the introduction of a new ‘GT Line Premium’ trim on both models. Combining the versatility of the ...

Range Rover Sport PHEV is first SUV to climb to Heaven´s Gate in China

Hansy Schekahn February 13, 2018

A dizzying 99 turns and 999 daunting steps didn’t stop the new Range Rover Sport PHEV from completing a world-first at one of China’s most famous landmarks. The petrol-electric performa ...

Lazer Triple-R 750 now available with Integrated Position Light Function

Nick Linstow February 12, 2018

Lazer Lamps is delighted to announce the latest addition to the Triple-R range of Ultra-Long Range Auxiliary Spotlights, the Triple-R 750 featuring integrated Position Light. Building on the overwh ...



Rainforest Challenge Global Series South Europe 2018 double track in Italy

Gianna Vardanega February 14, 2018

The 3rd edition of "Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Global Series South Europe" will be held from 24 to 27 May and this year will offer four days of intense competition in a special location for tourism, food and wine as the region of Collio ...

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: Husqvarna´s Jarvis runner-up at Hell´s Gate 2018

Paolo Carruba February 12, 2018

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has earned a strong second place at the 2018 Hell’s Gate extreme enduro. With an all-new format for this year, concluding in a 20-minute sprint race, the event posed a fresh chal ...

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: Spanish Mario Roman wins after dramatic Saturday

Piero Batini February 12, 2018

Two hours of frozen Hell, and it’s just the beginning. The temperature on the Mountain is in freefall. Heaps of stones along the way, muddy roads, rocky cliffs, canals filled with water and dirt. Vertiginous drops. Against the north wind and ...

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: Mid-Term Hell - Teasdale wins first four stages

Piero Batini February 10, 2018

Half of the event is on the wharf. The half-way port of Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018 is crowded with cruisers of the Extreme. Above all, it’s the Enduro no-limits, no-compromises war machines that impress us. And even more, the merciless ...

Italian Baja 2018: Italian Rally to install new TX class for Ultra4 cars

Hansy Schekahn February 10, 2018

The legendary events "King of the Hammers" and "Breslau Rally" were the cradle for a class for cars of it´s own: Trophy offroaders which are tough in Mud or Rocks, but also able to race with high speed. For many years thi ...

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: the first Special Stage had to be cancelled

Piero Batini February 10, 2018

"Obstacles arising, riders stopped in their tracks like obstacles, race times: 90 minutes" - this was the nighttime scenario of the 3-minute Special Stage Show Event on Friday evening, instantaneously transformed into something insurmoun ...

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: Travis Teasdale in Friday Dusk Nightmare Night

Piero Batini February 10, 2018

Finally it’s Hell. Suddenly, the perverse side of Enduro takes the scene and the storm of punishment ensues! It’s the storm of Friday Dusk, preamble to the nightmare, antechamber of Hell. We are inside, trapped in the delirium of diffi ...

BITD 2018: Best in the Desert Parker Arizona Races set new Records

Hansy Schekahn February 10, 2018

"Best in the Desert", North America's leading off-road racing organization, started off 2018 at a torrid pace, seeing entries climb at the first two Parker events by 36%. At the "GMZ Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250" ...

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: Interview - Il Ciocco at the Center of the Future

Piero Batini February 09, 2018

It’s just a question of hours now: Soon it will be "Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018". Extreme Enduro in its most... infernal form! We know that. What you don’t know yet is that Hell’s Gate Metzeler is the springboard fo ...

Hell's Gate Metzeler 2018: Pioneers Of Extreme Enduro back on this weekend

Piero Batini February 06, 2018

Hell’s Gate Metzeler is the history of Extreme, the history of Enduro in a somersault back in time to its most "brutal" origins, and at the same time it is a step forward in the direction of a modern concept of spectacular, uncompr ...

BITD 2018: Andy McMillin and Toyo Tires win the BlueWater Resort Parker 425

Hansy Schekahn February 06, 2018

Andy McMillin and Toyo Tires won first overall and first in the Trick Truck class during the "Best In The Desert (BITD) BlueWater Resort Parker 425" race this past weekend in Parker, Arizona (USA). This is McMillin’s second consecu ...

ULTRA4 2018: Crandon International adds ULTRA4 Series to 2018 Championships

Hansy Schekahn February 02, 2018

Adding even more world-class competition to the iconic Fall Crandon event, Crandon International Raceway announced a new alliance with Hammerking Productions to bring the hugely popular ULTRA4 class to its massive Labor Day weekend gathering of fa ...

SST 2018: Apdaly Lopez claim first Victory in 2018 Stadium Supertrucks Series

Hansy Schekahn February 01, 2018

The 2018 Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks World Championship (SST) kicked off last Saturday night (Jan.27th) with a return to the sold out Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, California (USA). Fans in attendance witnessed one of the m ...

Hell's Gate Metzeler 2018 - The relentless struggle among Extreme specialists

Piero Batini January 31, 2018

Winter is making major strides toward the crucial appointment of 9th and 10th of February. On that date, the "Massacre of the Enduro" is unleashed. The heart of the fire of the Competition is the Mountain. Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018 ...

Rainforest Challenge Global Series 3rd edition Italy from 24th-27th May 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 29, 2018

The organization FLS 4x4 Italy has already started for the "Rainforest Challenge Global Series South Europe 2018" with interesting innovative ideas. A first news is the race days, in 2018 you can run one more day. The event will take pla ...

2017 MORR Sportsman Banquet celebrating the 2017 TORC Sportsman season

Hansy Schekahn January 29, 2018

The MORR Sportsman Banquet saw nearly five hundred racers, friends, fans, and supporters pack the banquet hall at the Island Casino and Resort in Harris, Michigan (USA) this past Saturday night. The night began with the top drivers and all the cla ...



SACCS 2018: South African Cross Country Series starts with Mpumalanga 400

Hansy Schekahn February 17, 2018

The tranquil town of Dullstroom is better known as one of South Africa’s premier fly-fishing locations, but will echo to the sound of high powered racing engines when the "Mpumalanga 400" – round one of the "South Africa ...



Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Joan Barreda Bort will be return to rallying soon

Hansy Schekahn February 19, 2018

Joan Barreda has paid a visit to the operating theatre to undergo surgery for the double fracture that led to him competing in the most recent edition of the Dakar Rally far from full-fitness. The ...

KTM´s Dakar Winner 2016 and Third 15+18 Toby Price to start with Mitsubishi

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

Australia´s KTM Bike-talent, Dakar Rally winner 2016 and third in this year and his first Dakar in 2015 Toby Price will start for his Australian partner Mitsubishi and Team Triton in the Aust ...

Lazer Triple-R 750 now available with Integrated Position Light Function

Nick Linstow February 12, 2018

Lazer Lamps is delighted to announce the latest addition to the Triple-R range of Ultra-Long Range Auxiliary Spotlights, the Triple-R 750 featuring integrated Position Light. Building on the overwh ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Former Dakar Winner Marc Coma quits as Sporting Director

Hansy Schekahn February 10, 2018

The five-time Dakar champion Marc Coma decided to leave his position as Sporting Director for the Dakar Rally after three years because he wants to concentrate on own projects, said the Dakar Organ ...

Budapest-Bamako: First crew passed the 8,600km Adventure Rally with Tesla X

Hansy Schekahn February 09, 2018

Yes, the World is a disk, Television will destroy the evolution, the Internet is a short hype. And electric cars are bullshit. Well, even the Fans of the bubbling sound of Gasoline-V8 can´t i ...

Dakar 2018: Belarusian success at Dakar 2018 will boost MAZ Trucks sales

Hansy Schekahn / Belta.by February 07, 2018

The recent success of the MAZ-SPORTavto team at the Dakar Rally 2018 will have a positive impact on the sales of the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) products, Belarus' Vice Premier Vladimir Semash ...

Gravel 2018: New Game will offer virtual rallycareer in a TV Show

Hansy Schekahn February 05, 2018

Rallyraid at Home: There are plenty of Videogames for Rallyfans, some are more real, some less. Now the Italian programmers of "Milestone" will release a new game this month, combining WR ...

The FIM launches a new interesting online-platform for motorcyclists

Isabelle Larivière January 29, 2018

In 1988 the FIM established a panel to address these issues, led by the late Neville Goss MBE, Deputy President of FIM. In the same year FIM became a recognised non-governmental organisation at the ...

Cross Egypt Challenge 2018 for Motos and Scooters open the registrations

Hansy Schekahn January 29, 2018

The "Cross Egypt Challenge", scheduled for 11-19 October this year, has opened registrations for interested participants. According to the initiative's website, the Cross Egypt Challe ...



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