SACCS 2018: Botswana Kalahari Desert 1000 third round of SA´s Championship

Charmaine Fortune May 23, 2018

In the five years since Jwaneng (Botswana) became the host town of the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, the biggest sporting and social event of the year in the country, a number of significant changes have taken place in what is this ye ...

Rally Kazakhstan 2018: Overdrive Toyota with Al Attiyah, Seaidan and Chabot

Neil Perkins May 23, 2018

Overdrive Toyota Racing’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah from Qatar faces a crucial test of his nerve when he takes part in Rally Kazakhstan, round five of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies - a series that he has won for the last three ye ...

Rally Kazakhstan 2018: Przygonski, Vasilyev, Al Attiyah, Prokop and more tops

Neil Perkins May 23, 2018

The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (AMFK) has announced the entry list for the forthcoming Rally Kazakhstan and 28 FIA crews will tackle the fifth round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies on May 27-June 2, in a ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: Hanwei Motorsport to start with four French SMG Buggies

Hansy Schekahn May 16, 2018

Han Wei, 3rd overall of the last edition after having been 2nd until the last stage, participates once again in the Silk Way Rally, both as the main pilot of the "Geely Auto Coopertires Team" but also as owner of the Hanwei Motorsport th ...

Interview Joan Barreda: ´I am happy to be back riding the way that I want to´

Hansy Schekahn May 15, 2018

Rallyraid Honda-Motobiker Joan Barreda was forced to retire from the most recent Dakar Rally 2018 after being unable to support the knee pains resulting from a crash in the heavy downpours in Uyuni, when Barreda had clawed back ten minutes from th ...

Africa Race 2019: Entries open - Rally from December 30th until January 13th

Hansy Schekahn May 15, 2018

While the Dakar-rally in South America still is searching for hosting countries and has - simple to say - no plan until today, the Organizers of the "Africa Eco Race" 2019 unveiled the dates for the upcoming edition. The rally on the foo ...

SACCS 2018: De Villiers takes early Production Vehicle Championship lead

Charmaine Fortune May 14, 2018

Reigning South African champion and Dakar Rally legend Giniel de Villiers and the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team are old hands when it comes to topping championship tables. With that in mind it is no surprise to see de Villiers and the ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: PH Sport´s Bernard Piallat `We are aiming for Victory

Hansy Schekahn May 10, 2018

News from China and Russia: The roadbooks for the Silk Way Rally 2018 (July 15-27)are done! After more than a month driving accross China and Russia, the recos-team has finished to write the road book for this year´s edition. As announced, t ...

Husqvarna Factory Racing welcome Pela Renet as new Rally Team Coordinator

Hansy Schekahn May 10, 2018

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing are pleased to announce the appointment of Pela Renet as their new Rally Team Coordinator. Following his retirement from competitive racing due to injuries sustained at the Atacama Rally in August 2017, the ...

Breslau Rally Poland: UK´s Off Road Legend Jim ´Gigglepin´ Marsden returns

Hansy Schekahn May 09, 2018

It´s always an honour for an organizer to have very big names on the starting-list. One of the really big off-road celebrities in the 2018 Rally Breslau Poland is Jim Marsden, the most successful tough off-road racer in Europe with over 70 i ...

SACCS 2018: Drama and Surprises in Special Vehicles on Battlefield 400 Rally

Charmaine Fortune May 07, 2018

On a day of drama and surprises KwaZulu-Natal crew Andre and Ralph Voigts scored a maiden national championship victory when they won the Battlefields 400, round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

SACCS 2018: Two Toyota and one Ford winning in Battlefields 400 SACCS round 2

Charmaine Fortune May 07, 2018

South African champion Giniel de Villiers scored his second win this season in the Production Vehicle category when he won the Battlefields 400, round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), in a war of attrition last Saturday. &quo ...

Dakar 2019: Minister of Tourism of Ecuador confirmed to be part of Dakar

Hansy Schekahn May 04, 2018

Since Marc Coma has left the organization of the Dakar Rally and the country of Argentina is not really interested "to pay" for the Dakar Rally 2019, the French organizer has a problem... normally in this time of the year everything is f ...

Dakar 2019: Interview Antoine Méo ´My best goal is to win Dakar with a car´

Chris Parkin May 04, 2018

When four-time World Enduro Champion and former supercross and motocross star Antoine Méo made his Dakar debut in 2016, the French rider went at it in his inimitable hard-nosed style, winning two stages. After crashing out on stage 12, KTM& ...

Breslau Rally Poland: The Beast from the West - GINAF-DAF-MAN-URAL Racetruck

Hansy Schekahn May 03, 2018

Are there only trucks in the Breslau Rally Poland? No, for sure. And we will report also about other competitors and categories in the next days. But again we have a very special truck, especially built for the Breslau. While the German Unimog-Rac ...

SACCS 2018: Giniel de Villiers with Dennis Murphy as codriver in South Africa

Riaan Esterhuysen May 03, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be heading to the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa on the weekend of 4-5 May 2018, in order to tackle the Battlefields 400, Round 2 of the 2018 SACCS. The team will have a new look about it for this race, d ...



Nissan launches toughest Navara Pickup ever together with Arctic Trucks

Hansy Schekahn April 25, 2018

Nissan is taking performance of its Navara pickup to a new extreme with the launch of the "Navara Off-Roader AT32", the most capable Navara ever. It is the first time a Navara has been de ...

Mercedes Maybach introduces Vision Ultimate Luxury Crossover in China

Hansy Schekahn April 25, 2018

At "Auto China 2018" in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the Vision "Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury", a crossover, based on an exclusive high-end sedan and an SUV, includi ...

The other Promotion - Nissan Smokin´ Titan on BBQ-Off Road grillin´ Tour

Hansy Schekahn April 20, 2018

Nissan's Smokin' Titan is fired up and ready to roll. The ultimate tailgating and barbecuing pickup truck has officially departed for a four-city tour en route to "The Great Titan Meat ...

Legendary Range Rover only Car ever built as a Riposte to BBC Top Gear

Hansy Schekahn April 16, 2018

In the early days of the BBC’s Top Gear show, aired every Thursday evening on BBC 2, presenter Chris Goffey was a very influential voice in UK car culture. And on one such Thursday evening in ...

Jaguar Land Rover official partner of new James Bond 007 Elements

Hansy Schekahn April 16, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has a new mission with James Bond – a three-year partnership at the state-of-the-art interactive experience, "007 Elements" in Soelden, Austria. Fittingly Jaguar L ...

Volkswagen presented Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak Concept Cars

Hansy Schekahn April 10, 2018

Volkswagen is igniting the next stage of its global SUV campaign. After recently presenting the new Touareg in China, Volkswagen now presented two new versions of the Atlas developed for the USA: T ...

Jaguar F-Pace SVR SUV with 5-liter V8 680 Nm engine good for 283 km/h

Hansy Schekahn April 04, 2018

The Jaguar F-Pace, 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year, gets the SVR treatment to make it the fastest and most powerful F-Pace yet, with an enhanced chassis and aerodynamics ...

All-new Acura MDX A-Spec variant makes surprise debut in New York

Hansy Schekahn April 04, 2018

The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec made a surprise debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. Launching mid-year at Acura dealerships, the MDX A-Spec will complete the introduction of A-Spec varian ...

Chevrolet announces ´aggressive look´ Tahoe Custom Midnight special edition

Hansy Schekahn April 04, 2018

Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, a rugged and stylish statement featuring a bold, black design and the superior capability customers expect from Chevy full-size SUVs, all ...



Crandon announces $87,000 purse for Silver Anniversary FCP Brush Run Weekend

Hansy Schekahn May 16, 2018

With an abnormally long winter now finally a rapidly fading memory, the arrival of spring in Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods (USA) also marks the coming of an off-road motorsports tradition celebrating its 25th anniversary. Next month’s ...

DeWalt SXS 2018: Race Report Round 2 of Australian DeWalt SxS Championship

Randall Kilner May 14, 2018

Stephen Henry tamed the wet and slippery conditions in his #96 CanAm Maverick X3 to win round 2 of the DeWalt SXS Australian Championship held at Monza Park near Ballarat in Victoria. The ribbon of track set into the hillside was ak ...

BITD 2018: BITD Series and Baja Designs to hold first ever SSV/UTV Nightrace

Hansy Schekahn May 14, 2018

Best in the Desert (BITD), the largest off-road race series in North America, announced that it is adding a night race for UTVs at the "Method Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic by Polaris" on October 11th to 14th 2018 in Laughlin, Nevada (U ...

Crandon Int. Raceway renews partnership with Forest County Potawatomi

Hansy Schekahn May 10, 2018

For off-road racing’s largest purpose-built facility, 2018 represents both a watershed moment for the past and also a groundbreaking year in securing the sport’s future for the US Off Road Motorsport. An important component to this uni ...

Breslau Rally Poland: UK´s Off Road Legend Jim ´Gigglepin´ Marsden returns

Hansy Schekahn May 09, 2018

It´s always an honour for an organizer to have very big names on the starting-list. One of the really big off-road celebrities in the 2018 Rally Breslau Poland is Jim Marsden, the most successful tough off-road racer in Europe with over 70 i ...

Red Bull Romaniacs: New adventures and back to the roots in 15th edition

Volker Jacob April 26, 2018

When the first Red Bull Romaniacs took off in 2004 it was a festival for nutters, a few Enduro enthusiasts who were looking for the extra kick and real adventure. 14 years later, the sport of "Hard Enduro" has become much more popular, i ...

LOORRS 2018: Douglas Motorsports Feels the Excitement in Chandler Arizona

Mike Reusche April 24, 2018

After the postponement of Round 1 due to impending weather, Scott Douglas and the rest of the touring pros in "Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series" (LOORRS) began the season this past Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler ...

DeWalt SXS 2018: Over 20 Teams at 2018 Australian Side-by-Side Championship

Randall Kilner April 16, 2018

The spotlight shone brightly on the opening round of the 2018 "DeWalt SXS Australian Championship" at Adelaide Motorsport Park on Saturday night. A loaded grid of over 20 teams including 2017 champs, Ewan McClue ...

DeWalt SXS 2018: First round of Australian SXS/SSV Championship in Adelaide

Randall Kilner April 11, 2018

The "DeWalt SXS Australian Championship" heads to Adelaide for the first time on April 14th, to launch the 2018 season on Australia’s first purpose built SXS stadium offroad course under lights at Adelaide Motorsport Park. Heading ...

Italian Baja di Primavera: First test for new TX Ultra4 Prototypes well done

Gianna Vardanega April 10, 2018

The 2018 edition of the "Italian Baja di Primavera" (23-25 March 2018) was held in a truly spring-like setting. The new category in the TX race for similar Ultra4 prototypes was tested by the Ace Acerni Racing crew formed by Pier Acerni ...

Gascoyne Dash 2018: Great Australian Off Road Motorsport Weekend over Easter

Dirtcomp Randall Kilner April 05, 2018

The curtains were raised on the new look 2018 "Coral Coast Helicopter Services Gascoyne Dash" held in Carnarvon, Western Australia over Easter. The event boasted an exciting new point to point off road race format, which bolstered the en ...

Dakar Rally 2019: Easy Rally will be new owner of three Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

Good news: The former factory Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi - and parts of the former team - will be in new hands. The French "Easy Rally" team, based in the Village of Tossiat, will buy three of the Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi and founded the team &q ...

Breslau Rally Poland: Unique Breslau Legend and winner Girousse will be back

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

Breslau Rally Poland, in the early 2000´s. Our first Breslau as journalists. We were sitting in our press-tent. A French guy in an dirty shirt and woozily hair was walking in our direction with two bottles in his hands and some cups. "A ...

Lucas Oil partners with Crandon, Bark River and ERX to form new Short Course

Hansy Schekahn March 23, 2018

For the first time in a decade, the visceral motorsport of US-American short course racing will, once again, be unified - thanks to a newly completed partnership with Lucas Oil and a group of Midwest racing tracks that include Crandon Internationa ...

SCORE San Felipe 250: Over 250 entries expected in SCORE Championship opener

Hansy Schekahn March 20, 2018

Official entries from all across the United States, host country Mexico and several other countries from around the globe continue to arrive as racers pre-run the course and teams tweak their racing machines while finalizing their strategies for n ...

The Mint 400: Bryce Menzies squeaks out overall victory at The Mint 400 Race

Jim Graham March 12, 2018

The 6 PM sunset meant that there were many teams that spent more than half the race with their lights on trying to beat the 11-hour time limit for the race, and even the winners finished in the dark. As the sun dropped below the horizon the rain b ...



SACCS 2018: Botswana Kalahari Desert 1000 third round of SA´s Championship

Charmaine Fortune May 23, 2018

In the five years since Jwaneng (Botswana) became the host town of the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, the biggest sporting and social event of the year in the country, a number of significant changes have taken place in what is this ye ...



Interview Joan Barreda: ´I am happy to be back riding the way that I want to´

Hansy Schekahn May 15, 2018

Rallyraid Honda-Motobiker Joan Barreda was forced to retire from the most recent Dakar Rally 2018 after being unable to support the knee pains resulting from a crash in the heavy downpours in Uyuni ...

Husqvarna Factory Racing welcome Pela Renet as new Rally Team Coordinator

Hansy Schekahn May 10, 2018

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing are pleased to announce the appointment of Pela Renet as their new Rally Team Coordinator. Following his retirement from competitive racing due to injuries ...

Dakar 2019: Minister of Tourism of Ecuador confirmed to be part of Dakar

Hansy Schekahn May 04, 2018

Since Marc Coma has left the organization of the Dakar Rally and the country of Argentina is not really interested "to pay" for the Dakar Rally 2019, the French organizer has a problem... ...

Dakar 2019: Interview Antoine Méo ´My best goal is to win Dakar with a car´

Chris Parkin May 04, 2018

When four-time World Enduro Champion and former supercross and motocross star Antoine Méo made his Dakar debut in 2016, the French rider went at it in his inimitable hard-nosed style, winnin ...

Interview Nani Roma: Will be back in the cockpit - ´We have a new car coming´

Bastian Radloff April 30, 2018

At 46 years old, Nani Roma from Barcelona has entered the grueling Dakar Rally 23 times, and boasts the enviable accolade of being one of only a few people to win the legendary event on two- and fo ...

Qatar Cross Country: QMMF agrees two-year motorsport-support with Manateq

Neil Perkins April 16, 2018

The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) has reached a two-year agreement with "Manateq" to support all motor sporting activity in the State of Qatar, starting with the Qatar Cros ...

Red Bull Ring to host Camp Jeep 2018 from 13-15 July in Austria

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

Camp Jeep 2018 – the biggest and most exciting event of the year for the Jeep Owners Group (JOG) and fans of the brand from across Europe – will be held in the Spielberg Arena at the Re ...

Trail Desert Challenge: David Castera about the Rally du Maroc Adventurers

Hansy Schekahn March 28, 2018

The "Trail Desert Challenge" (TDC) will be the additional Raid-event for the new-organized FIA- and FIM-World Cup Rally "Rallye du Maroc" of ODC Events by David Castera. The for ...

Dakar Rally 2019: Easy Rally will be new owner of three Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

Good news: The former factory Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi - and parts of the former team - will be in new hands. The French "Easy Rally" team, based in the Village of Tossiat, will buy three of ...



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