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 ...

Qatar Cross Country: Al Attiyah leads again, Erik van Loon rolled his Toyota

Neil Perkins April 20, 2018

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel overcame hefty penalties that were added to their overall time to regain the outright lead with the fastest time on the 34 ...

Qatar Cross Country: Qatar´s Adel Abdulla takes commanding T2 lead Friday

Neil Perkins April 20, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla is firmly on course to secure a memorable first ever T2 category victory at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR). The Nissan Patrol driver completed the second st ...

Rally Raid Kenya: Round 2 ready to rumble in the Naivasha mud on April 28-29

Hansy Schekahn April 20, 2018

The Ranch House Bistro on South Lake Road, Naivasha, will play host to the second round of the "2018 Fly-540 Kenya National Rally Raid Championship" when the top riders and drivers in Ken ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: MAN-Team Jacinto continues to recover positions

Anabela Martinho April 20, 2018

The Portuguese driver Elisabete Jacinto finished the fifth stage of the Morocco Desert Challenge, which took place Thursday between Fezzou and Merzouga, in the eighth place among the trucks. The te ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Mechanics deliver Van Kasteren his second stage win

MDC Press Announcement April 20, 2018

MKR-Renault Truck-pilot Janus van Kasteren reached the bivouac on Wednesday evening at an unusual low speed. A broken radiator slowed down the Mammoet Rallysport member and it was so bad that three ...

Qatar Cross Country VIDEO: Howie to stay in Hospital with broken vertebrae

Hansy Schekahn April 20, 2018

It was a day of high drama in the desert near the Qatari capital of Doha, as Toyota Gazoo Racing SA continued their quest for victory. Unfortunately, Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Robert Howie w ...

Qatar Cross Country: Kuba Przygonski new leader after massive time penalties

Hansy Schekahn April 20, 2018

The officials of the Qatar Cross Country Rally, 4th round of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, had a long evening and gave some penalties to several competitors, which mixed the stage- and fin ...

Qatar Cross Country: Al Attiyah and Fournier winning the first stage in Qatar

Hansy Schekahn April 19, 2018

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel romped to an emphatic victory on the opening 358.15 km desert stage of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally today (Thursd ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: Canadian ALDO Racing introducing new Car for 2018

Maxdo d'Orsonnens April 19, 2018

On Tuesday evening, the Canadian ALDO Racing Team of David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé unveiled their brand-new rally-raid vehicle: The FIA homologated ALDO Racing CR-6, which is powered by ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: MAN´s Elisabete Jacinto returns to the Truck Top10

Anabela Martinho April 19, 2018

The Portuguese driver Elisabete Jacinto reached the seventh place among the trucks on Wednesday, a day when competitors crossed once again the Erg Chegaga dunes. The special allowed the team Bio-Ri ...

Qatar Cross Country: Vasilyev and Zhiltsov explaining Qatar characteristics

Hansy Schekahn April 19, 2018

Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov from the Russian G-Energy Team are back in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in Qatar, fighting for the overall win in the Championship. After the firs ...

Merzouga Rally: Joan Barreda, Axel Dutrie and Ruben Faria the winners of SS03

Merzouga Press April 19, 2018

Competitors in the Merzouga Rally faced a 241 km course on Wednesday with dunes as far as the eye can see. The queen stage took bikers, quad riders and Side by Side drivers to the heart of the dese ...

Qatar Cross Country VIDEO: ´Nasser and Giniel did what we expected of them´

Riaan Esterhuysen April 19, 2018

It was a solid start for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA on the 2018 Qatar Cross-Country Rally, as pre-race favourites Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel (Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Hilux) set the f ...

Qatar Cross Country: Nasser Al Attiyah wins Prologue, Van Loon crashed Hilux

Neil Perkins April 19, 2018

Nineteen cars and SSV were officially permitted to start the Qatar Cross-Country Rally 2018 and 14 lined up in the Qatar National Baja, in addition to the four that were eligible from the main even ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Second Victory for Ales Loprais in SS04 in Trucks

MDC Press Announcement April 19, 2018

Ales Loprais / Ferran Marco Alcayna / Petr Pokora took his second victory in the fourth stage of the Morocco Desert Challenge to Fezzou. The Czech Tatra-team took another quarter of an hour to Mart ...

Merzouga Rally: Benavides, Axel Dutrie and Casey Currie the winners of SS02

Hansy Schekahn April 18, 2018

The stakes keep getting higher at the Merzouga Rally. After Monday's 206.71 km opener, the competitors tackled a 175.30 km stage with two lengthy loops crossing massive fields of dunes. The com ...

Rally Kazakhstan 2018: PH Sport to start with former factory Peugeot 3008 DKR

Hansy Schekahn April 18, 2018

French Team PH Sport has already taken part in three Marathonrallies in 2018 – the Dakar, the Dubai Baja and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – with Khalid Al-Qassimi (3008 DKR) and Harry ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Again Technical Problems for Elisabete Jacinto MAN

Anabela Martinho April 18, 2018

Elisabete Jacinto completed the third stage of the Morocco Desert Challenge on Tuesday, a difficult day in the Erg Chegaga dunes that proved to be devastating for the Truck-team from Portugal. In t ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Mammoet-MKR Renault of Van den Brink second overall

Hansy Schekahn April 18, 2018

In third stage of Morocco Desert Challenge the Czech MKR-Renault crews team had a good and bad day. The Dutch Mammoet Renault of Van den Brink / Van den Brink / De Graaf could finish third with +39 ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Loprais fastest truck before Versluis and Vd Brink

Hansy Schekahn April 18, 2018

The first two days of the Morocco Desert Challenge were not in favour of Peter Versluis. On the third day, in a very varied stage of 335 kilometers to Mhamid, the Dutch Veka MAN crew of Peter Versl ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Many cars in difficulties during SS03 on Tuesday

Hansy Schekahn April 18, 2018

A diverse third stage of the Morocco Desert Challenge turned out to be no easy one for the cars. Initially, the Toyota Hilux of Paolo Ferreira and Jorge Monteiro from Portugal seemed to have won th ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Mammoet MKR Renault Van den Brink leading trucks

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

Second stage and second victory for MKR Renault at the Morocco Desert Challenge. This time Dutchman Martin van den Brink was happy with gold, as he totally owned the second and longest stage of 10t ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Czech Tatra Pilot Ales Loprais third after SS02

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

Sorry, we like to give you more updates about the Morocco Desert Challenge, but there are no official news in English available. So herewith the report of the Czech Tatra Team of Ales Loprais. Alre ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: MAN´s Elisabete Jacinto recovers 22 places in SS02

Anabela Martinho April 17, 2018

Sorry, we like to give you more updates about the Morocco Desert Challenge, but there are no official news in English available. So herewith the report of Truck-Lady Elisabete Jacinto from Portugal ...

Merzouga Rally: KTM riders Price and Sanz problems with the right checkpoints

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

First day also for the KTM factory riders Toby Price and Laia Sanz. Australian Price, following his runner-up position from Sunday’s Prologue, set off 14th from the bivouac in the morning. Ke ...

Merzouga Rally: First Start for Indian Hero-Pilot CS Santosh after his Crash

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

Both the riders from Indian Hero MotoSports Team delivered home a steady stage on Monday. Oriol Mena from Spain rode solid from the beginning, tackling the tricky navigation to finish at 11th posit ...

Merzouga Rally: Husqvarna´s Andrew Short with small crash, Quintanilla Third

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

Making full use of his vast experience, reigning Cross-Country Rallies World Champion and Husqvarna Factory rider Pablo Quintanilla remained calm and collective throughout the 206km-long first spec ...

Merzouga Rally: Winner Joan Barreda ´The first stage was a complicated one´

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

Honda-rider Joan Barreda on Monday rode to a sensational win in the first full stage of the Merzouga Rally with the team’s other riders also placing in top positions. Barreda clinched the tri ...

Merzouga Rally: Joan Barreda, Tomas Kubiena and Ruben Faria the first winners

Hansy Schekahn April 17, 2018

The five-stage Merzouga Rally in Morocco (for Bikes, Quads, SSV only) began on Monday with a 206.71 km stage featuring fast tracks and several tricky dune sectors. It was an ideal start for the mul ...

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 ...

Sunraysia Safari Australia: Entries open for the 2018 Australian Rallyraid

Troy Bennett April 16, 2018

It's less than 4 months until the 2018 "Sunraysia Safari Rally" kicks off in Wentworth / Australia from August 7-11, and the preparations running well. "Course surveys are progre ...

Qatar Cross Country: Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul with only factory Mini

Hansy Schekahn April 16, 2018

Jakub Przygonski from Poland and co-driver Tom Colsoul from Belgium will take the FIA World Cup challenge of Qatar for the X-raid Mini factory team as the only official Mini-team - next to the priv ...

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 ...

Merzouga Rally: 80 Bikes, 12 Quads and 31 SSV to start in Morocco on Monday

Hansy Schekahn April 16, 2018

After an intense morning dominated by the technical scrutineering, the field of the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, only open for bikes, quads and SSV, hit the tracks for the first time for the free pra ...

SACCS 2018: Battlefield 400 invites SACCS in South African Kwazulu-Natal Area

Charmaine Fortune April 16, 2018

Cross country motor racing enthusiasts who like to combine a little South African history and game viewing with their racing need look no further than the Battlefields 400, in Dundee on May 4 and 5 ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Mud delayed the MAN of Portugal´s Elisabete Jacinto

Anabela Martinho April 16, 2018

Elisabete Jacinto completed Sunday´s prologue of the 10th edition of the Morocco Desert Challenge, which was composed of a selective sector of 77 kilometers completed along the Plage Blanche ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Race started with roll of Favourite Ourednicek

Hansy Schekahn April 16, 2018

The Morocco Desert Challenge started with the prologue stage this Sunday in Morocco - and we have the first big accident of the top-favourite in the cars and last year´s winner Tomas Ourednic ...

Qatar Cross Country: Martin Prokop to open 4th FIA World Cup round as leader

Neil Perkins April 16, 2018

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and his French co-driver Matthieu Baumel head a truly international field of competitors from 18 countries set to challenge for honours in their various catego ...

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 ...

Qatar Cross Country: Qatar´s Adel Abdulla aims for first ever T2-Victory

Neil Perkins April 16, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla admits his goal is to win the T2 category for the first time in this week’s Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR). The fourth round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Countr ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: 5 legs in China, 5 legs in Russia, Airlift to Astrakhan

Natalie Einsargueix April 16, 2018

Five legs in China, five legs in Russia, an airlift linking Urumqi to Astrakhan: The Silk Way Rally organizers offer an 8th edition totally redesigned. Start will be given on July 15th, from Xi&rsq ...

Qatar Cross Country: Merzouga and Morocco DC Rally full - Qatar nearly empty

Hansy Schekahn April 13, 2018

Think about it is World Cup - and nearly nobody is coming. The Qatar Cross Country Rally (April 17-22) marks the fourth round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies and second round for the ...

Qatar Cross Country ENTRY LIST: Entries CARS & SSV FIA World Cup 2018 RD-4

Hansy Schekahn April 13, 2018

Herewith we present the entry list of the Cars and SSV category of the Qatar Cross Country Rally 2018 (April 17-22 2018), 4th round of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup 2018. This list will be ...

Qatar Cross Country ENTRY LIST: Entries CARS & SSV FIM World Cup 2018 RD-2

Hansy Schekahn April 13, 2018

Herewith we present the entry list of the Bikes and Quads category of the Qatar Cross Country Rally 2018 (April 17-22 2018), 2nd round of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Cup 2018. This list will ...

Qatar Cross Country: Overdrive Toyota to start with five Hilux in Qatar

Neil Perkins April 13, 2018

Overdrive Racing is sending five Toyota Hilux to the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, round four of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on April 17-22. Defending FIA World Cup champion Nass ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Portugal´s MAN Trucklady Jacinto back in the Desert

Anabela Martinho April 13, 2018

A few days before the start of the 10th Morocco Desert Challenge, Elisabete Jacinto and the Bio-Ritmo MAN team are setting the final details to start their third participation in this competition. ...

Merzouga Rally 2018: Franco Caimi as only Yamaha Factory Rider ready to race

Hansy Schekahn April 12, 2018

Following on from their positive Dakar Rally campaign in January, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team return to the 2018 international rally racing scene at the Merzouga Rally on April 15 to 20 ...

Rally Kazakhstan 2018: Organizers puts the finishing touches and logistics

Neil Perkins April 11, 2018

The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (AMFK) is putting the finishing touches to the route and the logistics operation for Rally Kazakhstan, the fifth round of the 2018 FIA Wo ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Three MKR Renault Rally Trucks back after the Dakar

Hansy Schekahn April 11, 2018

Presentation in Lyon (France), tests in Almeria (Spain) and attempt for golden hatrick in "Morocco Desert Challenge" - the actual programme of Czech Renault-Rally specialist MKR Technolog ...

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 ...

Adrenalin Kupa: Baja will open Hungarian Cross Country Season on April 20-22

Tereprali April 11, 2018

The 2018 season of Hungarian MNASZ Cross-Country Rally Championship kicks off with "Adrenalin Kupa" on 20-22 April. The race organised in Bugac also counts for Central European Zone Champ ...

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 ...

Balkan Offroad Rally: Reconnaissance for 2018 Edition started near Sofia

Hansy Schekahn April 10, 2018

There are still some months until the "Balkan Offroad Rally 2018", the biggest licence-free Cross Country Rally in Eastern Europe, open for Bikes, Quads, Side-by-Sides, Cars and especiall ...

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 ...

Rallye du Maroc: Registrations open for Morocco FIA/FIM World Cup Rally

Hansy Schekahn April 10, 2018

The registrations for the "new" Rallye du Maroc, final round of the FIA and FIM Cross Country Rally World Cup and first time under the hands of the ODC Events organisation by David Caster ...

Qatar Cross Country: Katara Cultural Village to host QCCR Ceremonial Start

Neil Perkins April 10, 2018

Katara, Qatar’s exciting cultural village, will host the ceremonial start and the official pre-event press conference for the Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR), round four of the FIA World Cup ...

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 ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Loprais Tatra Team to start first time after Dakar

Hansy Schekahn April 05, 2018

It has been a while since Dakar and Czecj Ales Loprais is getting ready for another race. The second biggest truck race in the world – the famous licence-free Morocco Desert Challenge. Loprai ...

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 ...

Qatar Cross Country: Toyota-Gazoo Dutchman Erik van Loon preparing for Dakar

Hansy Schekahn April 04, 2018

Cross Country and "regular" cars-rally: Dutch Erik van Loon is preparing for the Dakar Rally 2019 and will start in different competitions, with a Overdrive Toyota Hilux and a Skoda Fabia ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: G-Energy Team ´The FIA fight will be outstanding´

Hansy Schekahn April 04, 2018

The longest five-day round in the FIA World Cup calendar, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge rally raid has finished last week in the United Arab Emirates with the victory of the Czech driver Martin Pr ...

Refinement ventures Off-Road with all new GMC Sierra AT4 Truck

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

GMC redefines the off-road space by introducing the all-new 2019 Sierra AT4. For the first time ever, the Sierra AT4 delivers a unique formula of authentic off-road capability and innovative techno ...

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 ...

SACCS 2018: Leeke/Kohne power the Speedglas X3 into the top 10 in first race

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

The "Young Guns" Richard Leeke and Henry Koehne (combined age of 52) have made a storming start to their 2018 Cross Country campaign, powering their BMW X3 to fourth in class T and 10th o ...

Former Range Rovers of Spain´s Juan Carlos sold with new world record

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

International auctioneers "Coys" have set new world records for two Range Rovers, originally commissioned for King Juan Carlos of Spain, at their Essen Techno Classica sale in Germany. Th ...

World Premiere for 590 HP TwinTurbo V8 Maserati Levante Trofeo SUV

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

Maserati reveals the first Levante built around a V8 engine at the New York International Auto Show. It is the Levante Trofeo, the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, capable of accelerating in style from 0 ...

New Hyundai Tucson worldwide debut at New York International Auto Show

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Hyundai Motor is celebrating the world premiere of the New Hyundai Tucson, the redefined version of Hyundai’s most important sales driver worldwi ...

Merzouga Rally: Nani Roma not to start after injury of his codriver Haro

Hansy Schekahn April 03, 2018

Nani Roma will not be able to participate in the Merzouga Rally, as it was announced, because of his injured co-driver Álex Haro. "We had the bad luck that Álex was injured durin ...

Qatar Cross Country: Martin Prokop tops the standings of FIA CC World Cup

Neil Perkins April 03, 2018

Czech driver Martin Prokop is the leader of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies heading to the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, the fourth round of the series being hosted by the Qatar Motor and ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Qatar´s Abdulla and Al-Kuwari second in T2 class

Neil Perkins April 02, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla confirmed second position in the T2 standings at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with the fastest time in the final 218.57km selective section from Hameem to the south of ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Prokop and Quintanilla celebrate first victories

Hansy Schekahn April 02, 2018

Czech driver Martin Prokop and Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla completed their paths to victory in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, avoiding any late dramas as the event reached its conclusion after ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: 195 Teams to start in 10th edition of Morocco Rally

Hansy Schekahn April 02, 2018

On April 14, the 10th edition of the Morocco Desert Challenge (MDC) will start in Agadir. This modern rally classic is experiencing steady growth year after year, but the 2018 edition exceeds all e ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Husqvarna´s Pablo Quintanilla claims the title

Hansy Schekahn March 29, 2018

There were no problems for Husqvarna´s Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla, who captured his first Desert Challenge title, finishing fifth fastest on the day but winning overall by 5:11 minutes f ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Prokop and Al Shegawi the winners in the cars

Hansy Schekahn March 29, 2018

After six days racing and five days in the desert, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, third round of the FIA Cross Country World Cup, is over. During the last especially five days we could see dramati ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: ´Nightmare in Dunes´ for Nissan´s Marsh/Greyling

Hansy Schekahn March 29, 2018

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts!" This is the motto of the South African duo Terence Marsh and Riaan Greyling, competing in one of t ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Sunderland 235 kms no GPS and Water after Crash

Hansy Schekahn March 29, 2018

SS04 of the 2018 Desert Challenge proved to be one of the toughest yet for the competitors - especially for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ‘s Sam Sunderland who opened the stage following his wi ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Al Qassimi fourth but he will fight for Podium

Hansy Schekahn March 29, 2018

The UAE champion Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi slipped by a spot into fourth place, but remained within striking distance of a podium finish at the end of SS04 "ADNOC" of the Abu Dhabi Desert ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: A crazy SS04 mixed some positions in the cars

Hansy Schekahn March 28, 2018

What a crazy SS04 "ADNOC" in the dunes of Abu Dhabi: Many retirements in the cars and some surprises - and again a tough fight during the best brought again some changes inside the Top 10 ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Pablo Quintanilla wins SS04 and leads the bikes

Hansy Schekahn March 28, 2018

Making short work of a demanding SS04 "ADNOC" at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla has secured stage victory and regained the lead in the event’s p ...

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 ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Vasilyev - ´Feeling like alone in the desert´

Hansy Schekahn March 28, 2018

In the third stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challange the Russian G-Energy team of Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov improved their result and crossed the finish line fourth. In the general ...

SACCS 2018: Giniel de Villiers and Rob Howie first leader in cars category

Charmaine Fortune March 28, 2018

A couple of salient points emerged from the Production Vehicle category on the opening round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Mpumalanga 400, with nasty weather in Dullstroom ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Luc Alphand ´Today it was a perfect day for us´

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

French "Rally Legend" Luc Alphand stole the show while Czech driver Martin Prokop retained his overnight cars lead in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with his X-raid Mini Buggy. A two-minu ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Al Balooshi ´Thanks to Toby Price who helped me´

Narayan Marar March 27, 2018

UAE-based KTM-rider Mohammed Al Balooshi, who was transferred to Madinat Zayed Hospital by helicopter after crashing on the stage, is being kept under observation for 24 hours. Although concus ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Quintanilla - ´Great day until refuelling point´

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

Reaching the end of a gruelling SS03, the former leader in Abu Dhabi Pablo Quintanilla is currently fourth in the event’s provisional overall standings. With two more long rally stages remain ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: New-3rd Benavides ´We have to keep on like this´

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides remains on the provisional podium of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after day three where he opened the track for much of the special stage. Benavide ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Sunderland wins SS03 and leads now in the Bikes

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

Dubai-based Brit Sam Sunderland dominated on the bikes, winning today´s (Tuesday) SS02 "Al Ain Water" by just over six minutes from KTM team-mate Matthias Walkner to take a 7:34 min ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Sensational comeback for Luc Alphand in SS03

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

The fourth day with SS03 "Al Ain Water" saw a big comeback of the French X-raid Mini Buggy pilot Luc Alphand and his German navigator Andreas Schulz - after yesterday´s bad luck tod ...

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 ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Walkner - ´I’m starting to get more comfortable´

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

There were mixed fortunes for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team on day three of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. The 287.92 km timed special stage, the second of the rally, was again predomi ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Rolled Nissan, Despres no water, crazy Top 10

Hansy Schekahn March 27, 2018

What a Rally! After only two days the field is mixed after one week of Dakar - the Dunes is this year are tougher than expected. Only 6 cars inside the Top 10 are less then one hour from each other ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Qatar´s Adel Abdulla takes T2-Victory in SS02

Neil Perkins March 27, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla claimed the fastest time in the T2 category on the 287.92 km SS02 "Nissan" of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge through the deserts of Liwa on Monday. The Qatari b ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Husqvarna´s Pablo Quintanilla new leader in Bikes

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

On a day when the heat and soft sand of the desert dunes made it a particularly tough stage for the riders, Chilenian Pablo Quintanilla set the fastest time on his Husqvarna with 03:40:37 hours in ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Martin Prokop takes overall lead after SS02 win

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

Czech driver Martin Prokop and navigator David Pabiska have won the spectacular 287 km SS02 "Nissan" with their Ford F150 Evolution in 03:55:15 hours, 13:48 minutes in front of last-year& ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge TICKER: ED Racing´s Essa Al-Dossari rolled again

Neil Perkins March 26, 2018

ED Racing’s Essa Al-Dossari blotted his copybook by rolling his South African-built Red-Lined Nissan Navara in the second 287.92km selective section of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge on Monda ...

Merzouga Rally: Casey Currie, Varela, Lukaszewski, Villas-Boas, Faria Lineup

Neil Perkins March 26, 2018

The South Racing Can-Am Team has entered five Maverick X3s in Morocco’s Merzouga Rally, the first round of the ASO’s Dakar Series, which is based in Merzouga and takes place under the p ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: KTM enjoy perfect start in first FIM Round 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

Following Saturday’s demonstration lap of the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, Sunday’s stage marked the first of five timed specials in the dunes to the south of the city. With no prol ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Al-Dossari best Red Lined Nissan Navara in SS01

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

ED Racing’s Essa Al-Dossari and navigator Ali Hassan Obaid from Saudi Arabia negotiated the first of the treacherous sand dunes on the opening 276.01 km selective section of the Abu Dhabi Des ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Cautious start for Monster Energy Honda Riders

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

The first round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship for Bikes and Quads, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge sprung in to action in the UAE with the first heavy dose of dunes in this ope ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Pablo Quintanilla - `Really good stage for me`

Paolo Carrubba March 26, 2018

Reigning FIM Cross Country Rallies World Champion Pablo Quintanilla has made a positive start to his 2018 international rally racing campaign by securing a 5th place result in the first full rally ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Al Qassimi - ´Make as much progress as we can´

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

Peugeot-Abu Dhabi Racing Team driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi was confident of playing catch-up with the rest of the field after finishing fourth best at the end of the Yas Marina Circuit Stage at ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Cyril Despres back and in good mood with Buggy

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

Cyril Despres is back! After the French former Dakar-winner in the Motorbikes and Peugeot-factory driver finished the Peugeot-engagement, he is back on four wheels in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Russian G-Energy Mini Crew to collect FIA Points

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

The third round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies is a multi-day race and it has an increased double coefficient of points for complexity. Taking into account the fact that at two prev ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Przygonski and Toby Price the first UAE leaders

Hansy Schekahn March 26, 2018

Two X-raid in the Top 3 after the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: The Pole Jakub "Kuba" Przygonski and Belgian navigator Tom Colsoul could win the first stage in the UAE ab ...

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 wi ...

Maruti Desert Storm: Abhishek Mishra leading in Cars, Aaron Mare in Bikes

Hansy Schekahn March 23, 2018

Some news from the Indian Maruti Desert Storm Rally: Overnight leaders Abhishek Mishra in the Xtreme class and Aaron Mare of Aga’nta Racing in the Motorbikes class maintained their overall le ...

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 Midwe ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: All systems on go to launch FIA/FIM Marathonrally

Hansy Schekahn March 23, 2018

The South Grand Stand support pits at Yas Marina Circuit were alive with activity today (Friday March 22nd) as competitors and mechanics fine-tuned preparations for the start of the Abu Dhabi Deser ...

Aicha des Gazelles 2018: 5-times winner Montillet / Godeau leading after SS01

Hansy Schekahn March 23, 2018

Like on Wednesday, the Gazelles got off to a slow start on the first leg, despite the relatively easy terrain and navigation. After the second checkpoints, some sand in Erg Moulay Aamar could have ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Stage set for first FIA/FIM Marathonrally 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 22, 2018

The stage is set for another epic chapter of cross country rallying in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which starts on Saturday under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ru ...

Aicha des Gazelles 2018: Women´s rally started with Prologue in Morocco

Hansy Schekahn March 22, 2018

With 80% novice participants, navigation and driving issues were only to be expected during the Prologue of the 2018 "Aicha des Gazelles", a marathonrally for women only which started yes ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Adel Abdulla with hired Nissan Patrol Safari Y61

Neil Perkins March 22, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla has managed to piece together a second successive deal to rent a car and will be hoping to extend his FIA T2 World Championship at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Desert Challe ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Sheikh Al Qassimi ´I am here to defend my title´

Hansy Schekahn March 22, 2018

UAE’s champion Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi has stressed he will leave no stone unturned while defending his title at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round three of the FIA C ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Former KTM Sport-Boss to start with X-raid Mini

Hansy Schekahn March 22, 2018

As we reported, X-raid Mini is back in the UAE. After only one factory car in the "Dubai International Baja" in March (next to the private Mini of the Russian G-Energy Team), this time th ...

Road to Dakar: Five Partner-Rallies searching for new ´Dakar Talents´2018

Hansy Schekahn March 22, 2018

All means are valid when it comes to realizing one's dreams. When it comes to the Dakar, some are nevertheless hazardous, while others have already proved their worth. For the past several year ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: KTM back in the UAE with three Dakar winners

Hansy Schekahn March 21, 2018

Together with KTM Rally Team Manager Alex Doringer and KTM Rally Sport Manager Jordi Viladoms, the three-rider team of 2018 Dakar-winner Matthias Walkner (Austria), 2017 Dakar-winner Sam Sunderland ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge ENTRY LIST: Entries BIKES/QUADS FIM World Cup 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 21, 2018

Herewith we present the entry list of the Bikes and Quads category of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 (March 24th-29th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. If you see a ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge ENTRY LIST: Entries CARS/SSV FIA World Cup 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 21, 2018

Herewith we present the entry list of the Cars and SSV category of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 (March 24th-29th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. If you see any ...

Breslau Rally Poland: Big-trucks Extreme winners will fight back with MAN

Hansy Schekahn March 21, 2018

The Breslau Rally in Poland, the biggest licence-free Crosscountry Rally in the heart of Europe, opened the registrations and day by day more competitors subscribe for the 2018 edition. In 2018 the ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: Dutch Astronaut driving with biofuel made of waste

Hansy Schekahn March 21, 2018

From Space into the Desert: The Dutch astronaut André Kuipers will start in the biggest Desert Amateurrally "Morocco Desert Challenge" from April 14-22. Kuipers was already involve ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Essa Al-Dossari to start again with 2018 Nissan

Neil Perkins March 20, 2018

ED Racing’s Essa Al-Dossari is aiming for success at next week’s Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ADDC), the third round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, after an accident cos ...

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 racin ...

Maruti Desert Storm: 16th Edition of Indian Rallyraid flagged off on Monday

Hansy Schekahn March 19, 2018

On Monday March 19th the "Maruti Desert Storm", biggest Rallyraid in India, was flagged off from the Great India Place in Noida. The five-day rally will take place in the scorching hot (4 ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Alphand - ´Looking forward to participate again´

Hansy Schekahn March 19, 2018

For the German / British Mini / X-raid squad, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 will be a "real festival". First, Rally- and Skiing-legend Luc Alphand will celebrate his comeback as a d ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Comeback of Despres, Alphand and second Peugeot

Hansy Schekahn March 19, 2018

30 cars, 10 SSV, 30 bikes and 3 quads will start at the "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge", round 3 of the FIA Cross Country World Cup for cars and round 1 for the FIM World Cup for bikes and q ...

SACCS: De Villiers - ´Happy to have started the new year off with a victory´

Hansy Schekahn March 19, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA started the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) with resounding victory in Round 1 of the six-round championship, winning the inaugural Mpumalanga 400 thanks to a ...

SACCS: Three Ford Ranger finished - Second overall and winner in Class T

Hansy Schekahn March 19, 2018

Four Ford Ranger entered the "Mpumalanga400" in Dullstroom - the opening round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). Even if they are FIA-approved, they started "on ...

SACCS: (+VIDEO) First Rally-Win for Toyota´s Giniel de Villiers after Dakar

Charmaine Fortune March 19, 2018

First Rally-win for Toyota Gazoo South Africa and Dakar-hero Giniel de Villiers together with his South African codrover Rob Howie this weekend: During rainy, muddy and slippery conditions they cou ...

SACCS: (+VIDEO) Van Pletzen / Pieterse wins in Mpumalanga 400 Special Cars

Charmaine Fortune March 19, 2018

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) season opener Mpumalanga 400 was run in cold and wet conditions with a slippery course that demanded intense concentration from competitors last Satur ...

AlgeRally 2018: Rallye d’Algérie will be back in October 2018 with new name

Hansy Schekahn March 16, 2018

The "Rallye d’Algérie" returns from October 14-20 under the new name "AlgeRally" and invites motorsport enthusiasts to participate in the wild open desert country o ...

Maruti Desert Storm: Record starter field of 250 competitors, new Roadbooks

Hansy Schekahn March 16, 2018

The stage is set for the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally. India’s longest marathonrally will see a record participation of 250 competitors, who will be vying for top honours in various ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Pablo Quintanilla set to kick off Rally Season

Hansy Schekahn March 16, 2018

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla will re-start his 2018 international rally racing campaign on March 24 to 29 at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in the United Arab ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: South-Racing's Ourednicek aims for second victory

Hansy Schekahn March 15, 2018

After last year’s win of the Morocco Desert Challenge, with his co-driver David Krípal, Czech Ford Ranger pilot Tomas Ourednicek is under a lot of pressure. Of course the Team South Ra ...

Sonora Rally 2018: Mexican ´Road to Dakar´ event to start upcoming Monday

Hansy Schekahn March 15, 2018

This year’s "Yokohama Sonora Rally", held March 19-23 in Mexico and open for Cars, SSV, Bikes and Quads, will see a new Sonara-record of competitors this year: 31 bikes and quads, 6 ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Nissan powers Rally in Abu Dhabi for 15th year

Hansy Schekahn March 15, 2018

One of the longest running partnerships in Middle East motor sport has entered its 15th year with the approach of the "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge" Powered by Nissan, which turns the focus ...

Merzouga Rally: Matthias Walkner participating, Nani Roma as rally-teacher

Hansy Schekahn March 14, 2018

The last three winners of the Dakar Rally in the bike category, Matthias Walkner (2018), Sam Sunderland (2017) and Toby Price (2016) will be representing the colours of KTM on the tracks of the Mer ...

Breslau Rally: (+VIDEO) Breslau 500 category new chapter in 20years history

Hansy Schekahn March 14, 2018

When the Breslau Rally in Poland started in 1995, nobody had an idea how the motorsport will be more than 20 years later. The participants were enthusiasts, driving in short pants and t-shirts, wit ...

SACCS 2018: (+VIDEO) Ford against Toyota and Nissan, Baragwanath with Buggy

Hansy Schekahn March 14, 2018

The 2018 South African Cross Country Series Auto kicks off on 16 and 17 March in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, and the Ford South Africa Neil Woolridge Motorsport team can't wait to commence their ch ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Rally to start at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit

Narayan Marar March 13, 2018

The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is set for a launch at Yas Marina Circuit when the Middle East’s longest running world championship motor sport event returns to the UAE capital from 24-29 Marc ...

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Patron for the FIA Rally

Hansy Schekahn March 12, 2018

The 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will be held under the patronage of of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dafrah Region. Taking place fr ...

Maruti Desert Storm: Tricky stages await participants in Indian Rally 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 12, 2018

Long days, high temperatures and tricky stages await the participants in the 2018 "Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm" Rallyraid in India, which will be held from March 17-23. True to the spirit ...

Dakar Rally 2019: HRC announces José Ignacio Cornejo as new official rider

Hansy Schekahn March 12, 2018

Team HRC Monster Energy Honda continues to show faith and nurture the talents of the young and promising riders who, one day soon, will turn out to be the great names in the sport. This is true in ...

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 dar ...

Former Football Trainer Villas-Boas to drive Maverick X3 in selected events

Neil Perkins March 12, 2018

Esteemed former Premier League soccer manager André Villas-Boas has reached an agreement with South Racing to tackle select rounds of his native Portuguese National Championship of Cross-Cou ...

Dubai Baja 2018 RESULTS: Results and Overall results after SS02 CARS

Hansy Schekahn March 12, 2018

Herewith we present the results of the Cars category of the Dubai International Baja 2018 (March 9th-10th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. If you see any mistakes, plea ...

Dubai Baja 2018 RESULTS: Results and Overall results after SS02 SSV

Hansy Schekahn March 12, 2018

Herewith we present the results of the SSV category of the Dubai International Baja 2018 (March 9th-10th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. If you see any mistakes, pleas ...

SACCS 2018: Beefed-up FIA Class and Toyota/Ford battle in Class T in SA

Charmaine Fortune March 11, 2018

A beefed-up FIA Class, a Toyota versus Ford battle in Class T and some old and new faces characterise the Production Vehicle category at the "Mpumalanga 400" in Dullstroom, the first roun ...

SACCS 2018: Special Vehicles Preview for South African opener Mpumalanga 400

Charmaine Fortune March 11, 2018

With the retirement of multiple South African champions Evan Hutchison and Danie Stassen and current champions Marius and Jolinda Fourie committed to a limited campaign this season, the Special Veh ...

The Mint 400: Brock Heger Class 1000 winner, double-win for Polaris in SSV

Jim Graham March 11, 2018

Brock Heger beat more than competitors in 20 classes to be the first finisher in the three-lap morning race at the BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 (see all results via Link below this article). Starting ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Mini-double win for Jakub Przygonski and Vladimir Vasilyev

Hansy Schekahn March 10, 2018

The Dubai International Baja, round 2 of the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, was on Saturday March 10 the scene of celebration for two Mini´s out of the German X-raid Garage: Factory ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Qatar´s Adel Abdulla second in T2 but leading T2 World Cup

Neil Perkins March 10, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla finished a close second overall in the T2 standings at the Dubai International Baja after the second desert selective section through the UAE’s Al-Qudra Desert on S ...

Dubai Baja 2018: T2-World Champion Yasir Seaidan with impressive Third in T1

Neil Perkins March 10, 2018

Saudi Arabian driver Yasir Saeidan finished in a stunning podium position and third overall in the Dubai International Baja, round two of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Tackling ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Mini´s Przygonski wins in front of Vasilyev and Seadin

Hansy Schekahn March 10, 2018

Polish driver Jakub Przygonski and Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul in their Factory X-raid Mini battled their way to victory in the Dubai International Baja on Saturday (March 10) in 04:10:27 hours, ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Only 12 cars finished in max-time - doublewin for Minis

Hansy Schekahn March 09, 2018

What a first day in the dunes of Dubai! Only 12 cars could finish today´s stage in the maximum-time - behind them the officials started a "Festival of Penalties" so that some compet ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Essa Al-Dossari out after rolling his all-new Nissan Navara

Neil Perkins March 09, 2018

ED Racing’s Essa Al-Dossari started his quest for a podium finish at the Dubai International Baja in emphatic style and was leading the rally outright through the opening 173.69km selective s ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Qatar´s Adel Abdulla blighted by punctures in Dubai SS01

Neil Perkins March 09, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla, running with the support of the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), the Qatar Government and Ooredoo Qatar, began his challenge for T2 success at the Dubai Int ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Technical Issues to stop Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi in SS01

Hansy Schekahn March 09, 2018

The UAE’s champion Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi and his French co-driver Xavier Panseri ran into technical issues with their Peugeot 3008 DKR of Abu Dhabi Racing and PH Sport and so he ...

Dubai Baja 2018 RESULTS: Results and Overall results after SS01 SSV-SXS

Hansy Schekahn March 09, 2018

Herewith we present the results of the SSV-SXS category of the Dubai International Baja 2018 (March 9th-12th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. If you see any mistakes, p ...

Dubai Baja 2018 RESULTS: Results and Overall results after SS01 CARS

Hansy Schekahn March 09, 2018

Herewith we present the results of the Cars and SSV categories of the Dubai International Baja 2018 (March 9th-12th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. If you see any mist ...

DMACK launches new Rally Raid Tyre ´X-Surfer- at Dubai Baja 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 09, 2018

DMACK’s latest motorsport tyre will head straight into international competition on some tough desert roads in the Middle East. The all-new rally raid tyre, DMACK X-Raid Surfer. The new tyre ...

Dubai Baja 2018 ENTRIES: Entries list Cars - SSV - Bikes - Quads

Hansy Schekahn March 09, 2018

Herewith we present all the Starters in the CARS / SSV / BIKES / QUADS categories of the Dubai International Baja 2018 (March 9th-12th 2018). This lists will be saved in our database permanentely. ...

The Mint 400: Letner and Millen best in 1500 / 6100 classes qualifyings

Jim Graham March 09, 2018

Harley Letner bested the deepest Trick Truck field of the season by qualifying first at the Method Race Wheels Time Trials for the BFGoodrich Mint 400. While Trick Trucks are typically considered t ...

The Mint 400: (+VIDEO) Race kicked off with big ´The Strip´ Las Vegas Parade

Hansy Schekahn March 08, 2018

400 vehicles are registered for the "The Mint 400", making it the largest off-road race in North America. 150 of those vehicles got to participate in the big parade in the center of Las V ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Russians Vasilyev / Zhiltsov will fight for more FIA points

Hansy Schekahn March 08, 2018

Even if Mini is not announcing them - there will be a second Mini crew in the Dubai International Baja this weekend: The Russians Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov. The Second of this year& ...

Dakar Rally 2019: (+VIDEO) Sam Sunderland and his fight for a Dakar-comeback

Hansy Schekahn March 08, 2018

After fearing that he’d been paralysed during the Dakar Rally, British KTM-rider Sam Sunderland was back competing in just over a month. Now he shares his journey with his Sponsor Red Bull, w ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Essa Al-Dossari aims for Podium with 2018 Red Lined Navara

Neil Perkins March 08, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Essa Al-Dossari is aiming for a podium finish at the Dubai International Baja, which fires into life across the UAE’s Al-Qudra Desert on Friday morning. Driving a al ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Mini´s Przygonski and Colsoul aim for Dubai desert success

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

Dubai’s desert arena will once again see Mini Motorsport take up the challenges of sand, stone tracks and rising temperatures. In the 2017 edition, Mini secured third overall after a very tou ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi to start with 2017 Peugeot 3008DKR

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, FIA World Champion in the two-wheel drive category and the "Peugeot Abu Dhabi Racing" Team driver successfully completed the testing day to get a feel ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Top drivers and riders face big battle on Al Qudra desert

Narayan Marar March 07, 2018

The rolling dunes and plains of Al Qudra desert provide a dramatic stage this weekend when the "Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani" (Dubai Baja) delivers another ...

New Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is Bentley’s first step towards electrification

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

Bentley announced full details of the world’s first luxury hybrid model: The Bentayga Hybrid represents Bentley’s first step towards full electrification, combining the serenity of sile ...

SsangYong showcases its Electric e-SIV Concept Car at Geneva Motor Show

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

SsangYong has unveiled its e-SIV concept car at the Geneva motor show, a strategic model showcasing the brand’s future approach to electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving. As a ...

Luxury First: (+VIDEO) 999-limited 557hp Range Rover SV Coupe for $295,000

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

Nearly 50 years ago, Land Rover created the luxury SUV segment with the introduction of the Range Rover. Now it’s defining a new genre with the world’s first full-size luxury SUV Coupe: ...

GMC introduces next Generation 2019 Sierra Denali and SLT Pickup Truck

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

GMC is taking its most popular pickup truck to the next level with the completely redesigned 2019 Sierra Denali and SLT. Distinguished by bold design and segment-leading technologies, the next gene ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Qatar´s FIA T2 challenger Adel Abdulla back with Nissan

Neil Perkins March 07, 2018

Qatar’s 2016 FIA T2 World Champion, 2017 FIA World Cup T2-second and challenger for the T2 World Cup 2018, Adel Hussein Abdulla Adel will start in the Dubai International Baja, this week ...

The Mint 400: FOX offers 10.000 USD for Overall Winner of The Mint 400 2018

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

The Mint 400 announced FOX Shocks has returned as a supporting sponsor of the 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 powered by Monster Energy. FOX designs and develops high performance shock absorbers and ...

The Mint 400: The 4 Wheel Parts Mint 400 Vehicle Parade today at 3:00pm

Hansy Schekahn March 07, 2018

The world's toughest off-road race vehicles will parade down world famous Las Vegas Strip during the "4 Wheel Parts Mint 400 Vehicle Parade powered by Odyssey Battery". This year, the ...

Breslau Rally Poland: (+VIDEO) Registrations open - new Breslau 500 class

Hansy Schekahn March 06, 2018

The Rallye Breslau International Association (RBI) opened the registrations for the licence-free "Rallye Breslau Poland" and "Balkan Offroad Rallye" 2018. For this, the organiza ...

TORC 2018: Major Midwest Tracks withdraw from TORC Off-Road Racing Series

Hansy Schekahn March 06, 2018

Citing the need to ensure the future of short-course off-road racing in the American Midwest, Crandon International Raceway, Bark River and ERX Motor Park today announced their immediate withdrawal ...

SACCS 2018: Youngs Guns Leeke/Koehne to start with BMW X3 at Mpumalanga 400

Hansy Schekahn March 05, 2018

The ATS motorsport "Young Guns" have changed allegiance in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and will henceforth race with a blue and white roundel on the bonnet, rather than ...

Lazer Lamps Unveil Grille Integration Kit for Land Rover Discovery 4

Nick Linstow March 05, 2018

UK based manufacturer, Lazer Lamps, is delighted to announce the launch of two bespoke grille integration kits, designed for fitting their high performance, auxiliary LED spotlights into the front ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Emirati rider Balooshi aims for World Cup breakthrough

Narayan Marar March 05, 2018

Top Emirati rider Mohammed Al Balooshi has set his sights firmly on a World Cup breakthrough next weekend as he looks to lead his team of Arab challengers to collective success in the Dubai Interna ...

Dubai Baja 2018: (+VIDEO) 88 competitors to start in 2nd FIA and 1st FIM run

Hansy Schekahn March 05, 2018

The second round of the FIA Cross Country World Cup and first round of the FIM Baja World Cup will be held next weekend with the "Dubai International Baja" in the UAE - and 88 competitors ...

Baja Drawsko 2018: Entries open until March 20th for the small Baja Poland

Hansy Schekahn March 05, 2018

Drawsko Pomorskie - the secret "European Center of Rallyraid". Next to the "Baja Poland", round of the FIA Cross Country World Cup, the gigantic military area next to the city o ...

Trail Desert Challenge: Raid of Rallye du Maroc of David Castera and crew

Hansy Schekahn March 05, 2018

When David Castera took over the "Rallye du Maroc" one of his main goals was to take the adventure bike back to the desert and its trail bike roots. The "Trail Desert Challenge" ...

Dubai Baja 2018: From Snow to Desert - Amarok Pilot Fernando Alvarez in UAE

Neil Perkins March 05, 2018

Spain’s Fernando Alvarez teams up with Uruguayan navigator Sergio Lafuente to represent Team South Racing at this weekend’s "Dubai International Baja", round two of the FIA Wo ...

SACCS 2018: Cross Country instead of Fly-Fishing at Mpumalanga 400 in March

Charmaine Fortune March 05, 2018

Cross Country motor racing will temporarily replace fly-fishing as the preferred sport when Dullstroom hosts the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), ...

SACCS 2018: (+VIDEO) Toyota Gazoo with De Villiers and three teams in SACCS

Hansy Schekahn March 02, 2018

Having returned from the 2018 Dakar Rally with silverware in hand - for their second and third place overall - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA is shifting its focus to the South African Cross-Country Series ...

BITD 2018: Ford to offer prize-money for Ford-Competitors in US BITD Series

Hansy Schekahn March 02, 2018

Best in the Desert (BITD), the largest off-road race series in North America, announced that Ford will remain as Official Truck Sponsor of the 2018 BITD Series. BITD will continue to use Ford truck ...

Baja Carpathia 2018 - After 10 years of racing Polish event is cancelled

Hansy Schekahn March 01, 2018

After 10 years of organization, the Polish "Baja Carpathia", second round of the Polish Rallyraid Championship and Rally Car Cup which was announced for the last weekend of April, will no ...

Aicha des Gazelles: Monaco´s Royals daughters to start in Women-only Rally

Hansy Schekahn March 01, 2018

Monaco´s Royals are back in Rallyraid: After Prince Albert of Monaco participated in the Dakar Rally 1985 and 1986 with a Mitsubishi Pajero (retired both times) and his sister Princess Caroli ...

Kalahari Rally: South African Rally invite Bikes, Cars, Quads, SSV in October

Hansy Schekahn March 01, 2018

Six stages, 2,600 till 2,800 kilometers, open for Cars, Bikes, Quads and SSV: This is the offer of the "Kalahari Desert Rally" in South Africa, which will be held from October 13th-19th 2 ...

KTM Factory extends Contract with Laia Sanz from Spain to 2020 Season end

Hansy Schekahn March 01, 2018

Biker-Lady Laia Sanz form Spain will continue to concentrate on cross-country rallies and the Dakar during the period of her extended contract, with the five-time FIM Enduro Women World Champion se ...

Rally du Maroc: (+VIDEO) New Organizers announces interesting Rally Details

Hansy Schekahn March 01, 2018

After the reputation of the former "OiLibya Morocco Rally" was too bad and the FIA penalized the old organizer NPO, the Rally was sold to the new organizer ODC of David Castera and his cr ...

Baja TT do Pinhal: (+VIDEO) Portugal´s season opener inviting spectators

Hansy Schekahn February 28, 2018

325 kilometers to race for Motorbikes, Quads, SSV and Cars: The "Baja Todo Terreno do Pinhal" will open the rallyraid-season and local AFN Rallyraid Championship on March 16-17th. The thr ...

Rally Raid Kenya: Glen / Garner first Winners in 2018 Kenya Rallyraid Season

Crispin Kennedy February 28, 2018

The first round of the "Fly-SAX Fly540 Kenyan National Rally Raid Championship" was always going to be a popular event. Many have spent the off-season tweeking old vehicles, buying new on ...

The Mint 400: Rugged Radio Driver Meet and Greet for Rallyfans in Las Vegas

Hansy Schekahn February 28, 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, the Rugged Radios Driver Meet and Greet is back. Rugged Radios is hosting the official Mint 400 Meet & Greet session Thursday night in the Pit Crew Challenge lot ...

Rolls Royce announces ´Don´t call it SUV´ High Bodied Vehicle Cullinan

Hansy Schekahn February 27, 2018

Bentley Bentayga, Maserati Levante, Lamborghini Urus... also the first-level manufacturers want to have a SUV in their portfolio. Because it´s cool, everybody of the "high rollers" ...

Alpina to present all new BMW Alpina XD3 SUV with 388 hp and 266 km/h max

Hansy Schekahn February 27, 2018

World premiere at the 88th International Motor Show in Geneva: The new BMW Alpina XD3 builds on the great success of its predecessor, taking performance, driving dynamics and versatility to a new l ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Dubai Autodrome the new home for Rally HQ and Media Center

Narayan Marar February 27, 2018

The Dubai Autodrome will host the Dubai International Baja (powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan). Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club for the UAE and Emirates Motor Sp ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: (+VIDEO) Registrations are open and timetable announced

Hansy Schekahn February 27, 2018

Since February 15th the Organizers of the Silk Way Rally opened the registrations for the competitors and now announced the timetable for this year´s edition. Sand, dunes, navigation and plea ...

Volkswagen confirms brand´s first SUV Convertible with the T-Roc Cabriolet

Hansy Schekahn February 26, 2018

Green light for a new convertible based on the T-Roc: within the framework of its major model offensive, the Volkswagen brand is launching its first convertible SUV. The new model is to be produced ...

Dakar Rally 2019: Cyril Despres with X-raid? Carlos Sainz back with Toyota?

Hansy Schekahn February 26, 2018

"There are many good pilots but less cars" - well spoken words of this year´s Dakar-winner Carlos Sainz from Spain. While many were discussing about a retirement of Sainz, the Spani ...

Rally Raid Kenya: Glen / Garner first in SS01 of Fly SAX Nanyuki Rally Kenya

Hansy Schekahn February 26, 2018

Saturday the flag dropped on the opening round of the "Fly SAX Fly540 Kenyan National Rally Raid Championship" with the "FlySAX Nanyuki Rally Raid". The event was based on the 2 ...

Rally Kazakhstan 2018: 93% new routes in fifth round of FIA World Cup in May

Neil Perkins February 26, 2018

The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced a number of revisions to "Rally Kazakhstan", the fifth round of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, ...

Dubai Baja: (+VIDEO) 548 km to race from March 8-10 - two Events for ATCUAE

Narayan Marar February 26, 2018

The "Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani" (Dubai Baja) brings World Cup cross country rallying back to the UAE from March 8 – 10, with a powerful assembly of ...

Fiat-Chrysler Canada reveals unique-to-Canada 2019 RAM 1500 Sport Pickup

Hansy Schekahn February 22, 2018

Ram Truck today unveiled the all-new and exclusive-to-Canada 2019 Ram 1500 Sport. Debuting during media day of the Canadian International Autoshow, Ram 1500 Sport is designed specifically for Canad ...

All-new 2019 RAM 1500 Lone Star Pickup Truck launched in Texas

Hansy Schekahn February 22, 2018

RAM unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition — the all-new version of the original "Texas Truck" because it will be only sold in Texas - at the Dallas Auto Show in the US. The R ...

Les Comes 4x4 Festival again with special Dakar Zone and Dakar Conference

Hansy Schekahn February 22, 2018

The "Les Comes 4x4 Festival" in the near of Barcelona (Spain) was created to be the event for all lovers of the 4x4 world. A place where professionals, 4x4 enthusiasts, adventurers and na ...

Jamie Barrow breaks Snowboard World Record towed by a Maserati Levante

Hansy Schekahn February 22, 2018

Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a Maserati Levante SUV on the frozen lakes ...

SsangYong teases electric e-SIV Concept and new Musso Pickup at Geneva

Hansy Schekahn February 21, 2018

SsangYong will showcase its e-SIV concept at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on Tuesday March 6th alongside the European launch of its all-new Musso pick-up truck. The new Musso Pickup is base ...

Dubai Baja 2018: Dubai Sports TV Channel signed partnership with Organizer

Narayan Marar February 21, 2018

Dubai Sports Channel has signed a partnership agreement with the Automobile and Touring Club (ACTUAE) for the UAE to boost the return of World Cup cross country rallying to the emirate next month. ...

SST 2018: Bill Hynes declared a the winner of Round 1 at Lake Elsinore

Hansy Schekahn February 21, 2018

After an extensive video review by USAC and "Stadium Super Truck" (SST) officials it has been deemed that Bill Hynes from Pennsylvania (USA) is declared the winner of Round 1 in the 2018 ...

Merzouga Rally 2018: Organizer published the 2018 Competitors Regulations

Hansy Schekahn February 21, 2018

For many riders, the "Merzouga Rally" in Morcco, a rally only for Bikes, Quads and SSV organized by the Dakar-organizer ASO, is an opportunity to discover navigation, dunes and endurance; ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: Al Attiyah testing Kamaz and won free entry for 2018

Hansy Schekahn February 21, 2018

Baja Russia Northern Forest, the first round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and only race on ice of the season, was won last weekend by Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel, three-t ...

The Mint 400: Odyssey Battery Returns as Mint 400 Contingency Title Sponsor

Hansy Schekahn February 21, 2018

"The Mint 400" announced today the return of Odyssey battery as title sponsor of Tech & Contingency. This year, the Odyssey battery Mint 400 Contingency has expanded to two full days ...

Rally Raid Kenya: A star studded entry list for RD 1 Fly-SAX Nanyuki Rally

Hansy Schekahn February 20, 2018

Defending champions Ross Field and Shivam Vinyak headline an impressive entry list for the Fly-SAX Nanyuki Rally Raid which kick-starts the 2018 "Fly Sax and Fly-540 Kenyan National Rally Raid ...

Baja Russian Northern Forest: RE Autoclub first in T2 class with Titov/Rusov

Ieva Stulpina February 20, 2018

Good and bad start in the sesaon for the Latvian RE Autoclub Team: Tapio and Toni Lauronens from Finland (Mitsubishi L2 Prototype) and Alexey Titov / Andrey Rusov from Russia (Ford Raptor F150SVT) ...

Italian Baja 2018: Shakedown - Two days of open pre-season testing in Italy

Gianna Vardanega February 19, 2018

A shakedown as Italian Baja! The idea came from Gianluca Marotta, president of the Italian Cross Country Commission of the local ACI Sport Association. "We do a shakedown in Valvasone so we gi ...

Dakar Rally 2019: Adrien van Beveren will be back, meanwhile driving Citroen

Hansy Schekahn February 19, 2018

The next Biker in a car: After the Australian KTM-rider Toby Price will start for Mitsubishi Australia in a Triton/L200 SUV in Australian UTE-Race-Series and French KTM-rider Antoine Meo will (and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Northe ...

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 201 ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest RESULTS: Final Results after SS04-05 Sunday

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 ...

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 Baum ...

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 weathe ...

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 ...

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 Polis ...

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 ...

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.
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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 ...

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 trad ...

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 re ...

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 Rus ...

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 Rall ...

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 (Belgiu ...

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. ...

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 B ...

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 ...

Tuareg Rally 2018: Varying starterfield in Morocco and a very special X-raid

Hansy Schekahn February 15, 2018

The German organized "Tuareg Rally" in Morocco, this year held from March 3-10, is well known for his uncomplicated and familiar organization - and because you need no license also as a g ...

Sahari Rally 2018: Completely new courses in the Sahara of Algeria in 2018

Paola Picone February 15, 2018

After the success of the third edition, the 2018 edition of the "Open for Everybody" (no international licence needed) "Sahari Rally Algeria" from October 30th until November 11 ...

Qatar Cross Country: Organizer QMMF confirms Shipping Solution for Qatar Rally

Neil Perkins February 14, 2018

The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) has confirmed that the Rally Guide for the 2018 Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR), round four of the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup and round two ...

Rally Greece Offroad 2018: New edition to start from 17-20 May in Kastoria

Hansy Schekahn February 14, 2018

Atlas Team, the organization committee of 6th "Rally Greece Offroad", starts working for a totally reformed event compared to previous years. New places, new routes, new race setup, upgra ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Entry list the strongest in the race-history

Hansy Schekahn February 14, 2018

"Baja Russia Nothern Forest" starts this weekend in Karelia and combines two competitions on the same track: The first round of the "FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies" and ...

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 f ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: 2016 T2-Champion Adel Abdulla starts with Toyota

Neil Perkins February 14, 2018

Qatar’s Adel Hussain Abdulla, the 2016 FIA T2 World Cup champion and second in the 2017 T2-World Cup (with a Nissan Patrol), begins his campaign to regain the prestigious title for drivers of ...

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 ...

24H Morocco 2018: After Marrakech edition TT24 announced an Agadir edition

Hansy Schekahn February 13, 2018

TT24, French organizer of the legendary "24H Tout Terrain de France", announced more details about their second event, the 2018 "24 Hours Off Road of Morocco", which will be hel ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Entries list FIA Cross Country World Cup only

Hansy Schekahn February 12, 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 ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Bike-Lady Anastasiya Nifontova to start in Car

Hansy Schekahn February 12, 2018

She was the first female Russian bike-rider in the Rallyraid Sport, participating in the FIM Bike Championship (winning here in 2015) and Marathonrallies like the "Africa Eco Race" or &qu ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Three Toyota Hilux to start in World Cup Opener

Neil Perkins February 12, 2018

Overdrive Racing will run three Toyota Hilux at the "Baja Russia Northern Forest Rally", the opening round of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, and each of the three drive ...

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 2019: Indian Rider CS Santosh comes back more motivated than ever

Red Bull, Vivek Phadnis February 12, 2018

If you are not from India, you maybe have problems to pronounce or write a name like "Santosh Chunchunguppe Shivashankar", which is also spreding all results-lists... so to make it easier ...

Qatar Cross Country 2018: Organizers announces 1,395 racing-kms in Qatar

Neil Perkins February 12, 2018

Officials at the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) have announced initial plans for this year’s Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR), round four of the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cu ...

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 2 ...

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 d ...

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 machi ...

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 ...

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 als ...

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, in ...

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 Hel ...

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 " ...

Morocco Desert Challenge: 60 Bikes, 30 SSV, 30 trucks and Bowler Challenge

Hansy Schekahn February 09, 2018

Not less than 30 SSV’s will show up for the 10th edition of the Morocco Desert Challenge (MDC) that starts on Plage Blanche in Morocco on April 15th. A 100% increase or doubling compared to t ...

Merzouga Rally 2018: Road to Merzouga started with Spanish Bassella 1 Race

Hansy Schekahn February 09, 2018

At the Bassella Race, the two-wheel Dakar-fans were able to meet experienced riders like Gerard Farrés, Laia Sanz, Armand Monléon or even Ivan Cervantes. In several years time, p ...

Dakar Rally 2019: Antoine Meo and Toby Price testing Peugeot DKR with Loeb

Hansy Schekahn February 09, 2018

The kitchen of rumours is open! After Peugeot Sport officially retired from the Dakar Race after this year´s edition, there are several rumours what to do with the Team and Rallycars. New tea ...

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 ...

All-new Chevrolet Traverse RS offers 257 HP Turbocharged Performance

Hansy Schekahn February 09, 2018

With turbocharged performance and aggressive, blacked-out styling cues, the 2018 Traverse RS injects a distinctive dose of fun-to-drive sportiness into the midsize SUV segment in the US. Based on t ...

Nissan Titan and Titan XD now available with authorized Suspension Lift Kit

Hansy Schekahn February 09, 2018

For the first time ever, Nissan is offering a factory-authorized suspension lift kit for select models of the Titan and Titan XD full-size pickups. The bolt-on kits, developed by California-based & ...

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 tha ...

Dakar Rally 2019: SsangYong Spain with two or three cars in the Rally 2019?

Hansy Schekahn February 08, 2018

While Peugeot is leaving the Dakar Rally, we eventually will see a bigger semi-factory-team of the Korean brand SsangYong in 2019. The Spanish division of SsangYong this year started with a Herrado ...

Hyundai released first teaser image of all-new Kona Electric SUV

Hansy Schekahn February 08, 2018

Hyundai Motor has released a first teaser image of its first fully-electric SUV ahead of the official unveiling, on February 27. The All-New Kona Electric reinforces the company’s leadership ...

Ares X-raid Mercedes G-Wagen: If you are bored only to have an AMG

Hansy Schekahn February 08, 2018

We just saw the presentation of the "new" Mercedes G-Wagen class, which, and this is for sure, is not really "new" - but this is good as it is. The G-Wagen is an icon, next to t ...

Minas Rally Brasil: New opener of Brazilian Championship in exuberant nature

Hansy Schekahn February 08, 2018

With the "Minas Rally Brasil" the Brazilian Rallyraid Championship "Campeonato Brasileiro de Rally Cross Country e Rally Baja" will offer a new rally for Cars, Motobikes, SSV an ...

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 ...

Rally of Patagonia: Rebirth of Argentinian ´Norpatagonico´ this weekend

Hansy Schekahn February 07, 2018

After 10 years of absence, the Argentinian marathonrally "Desafio Norpatagonico" will be back with the new name "Rally Cross Country de la Patagonia" from February 10th-17th 201 ...

Rally Raid Kenya: Fly-SAX Nanyuki Rally will open 2018 Kenyan RR-season

Hansy Schekahn February 07, 2018

The Kenyan Rallyraid Season will start this month: On February 24th-25th the "Fly-SAX Nanyuki Rally Raid" will be the first rally in the Kenyan calender. With the two new sponsors, the re ...

New 163HP V6 3.0 TDI 4x4 Volkswagen Amarok Trendline

Hansy Schekahn February 07, 2018

Pickup buyers looking to put Volkswagen’s award-winning Amarok on their driveways, worksites or grounds can now do so for less. The introduction of the new Trendline V6 3.0 TDI 163PS model to ...

Citroen to launch all-new DS7 Crossback under DS-label

Hansy Schekahn February 07, 2018

2018 sees the launch of a world premiere for DS Automobiles, the luxury label of Citroen. DS 7 Crossback is an SUV with a strong personality, and proportioned to embody a balance between comfort an ...

Hyundai Motor reveals first Images of the new Santa Fe SUV

Hansy Schekahn February 07, 2018

Hyundai Motor unveils its first images of the New Generation Santa Fe which will celebrate its world premiere in February 2018. The fourth generation Santa Fe displays a modern and elegant appearan ...

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 dir ...

Nissan Armada Snow Patrol debuts at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Hansy Schekahn February 06, 2018

The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol, which makes its world debut this week at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, takes Nissan's flagship SUV to new heights – literally. With its three-inch suspension ...

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, Ariz ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: From hot Argentina to cold Russia in February

Hansy Schekahn February 05, 2018

In 2018, 11 countries continue to demonstrate the off-road driving and navigating possibilities to the world – Russia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain, Hungar ...

SACCS 2018: Terence Marsh and Coetzee Labuscagne first member of ‘100 Club’

Hansy Schekahn February 05, 2018

Red-Lined Motorsport team principal Terence Marsh, a former professional cricketer, is 102 not out and top of the scoreboard when it comes to membership of an exclusive ‘100 Club’ in th ...

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 ...

Lamborghini unveils SUV Urus during opening of 5th French Showroom

Hansy Schekahn February 04, 2018

Lamborghini officially opened its brand new showroom in Paris in the presence of Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. The new showroom and service centre is the ...

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 clas ...

Italian Baja: FIA Observers rated Italian Baja with the highest Score 2017

Hansy Schekahn February 02, 2018

It is confirmed: in 2017 the Italian Baja got the highest score (1622) among FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup races. A historical result – considering that until now no race ...

Chinese-British MG ZS SUV now available to lease on Mobility Scheme

Hansy Schekahn February 02, 2018

MG Motor UK’s brand-new Compact-SUV, the MG ZS, is now available to lease on the Motability Scheme, meaning you could drive from as little as a £45 / 52.- € / $65 advanced payment. ...

Kalam Frozen Rush: Islamabad Jeep Club to organize Snow-Rally in February

Hansy Schekahn February 01, 2018

Also Pakistan has an offroad-rally in Snow: The Islamabad Jeep Club (IJC) announced the "Kalam Frozen Rush" Rally on Sunday, February 4th 2018. The event is being organized with the colla ...

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, Californi ...

Dakar 2019: US-American Bryce Menzies wants to become first American to win

Hansy Schekahn February 01, 2018

After crashing early in the 40th edition of the Dakar, US-American driver Bryce Menzies wants to return in 2019 and complete his dream of becoming the first American to win the Dakar. Menzies, the ...

Skoda to present Urban crossover Study ´Vision X´ in Geneva

Hansy Schekahn February 01, 2018

Skoda is presenting an outlook on the further development of their model range with the hybrid study "Skoda Vision X". The concept of the urban crossover transfers the characteristic feat ...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with more than 100,000 sales in Europe

Hansy Schekahn February 01, 2018

Four years after its European* launch on October 21st, 2013, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) can announce that its Outlander PHEV has reached 100,000 cumulated sales in Europe. Initially limite ...

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 Competitio ...

Baja de Loulé: Second round of Portugal Championship to start 7-8th April

Hansy Schekahn January 30, 2018

Under the patronage of the Portuguese "Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo e Karting" (FPAK) and the "Federação de Motocilismo de Portugal" (FMP), ...

Baja Russia Northern Forest: Baja will traditionally open World Cup season

Hansy Schekahn January 30, 2018

The first round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, "Baja Russia – Northern Forest 2018" will be held on 16-18 February in Karelia. The snow and ice ral ...

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 ...

CICCR: Suzuki confirms participation - 19th Suzuki Challenge with big prizes

Hansy Schekahn January 29, 2018

The 2018 season of the Italian Cross Country Championship (CICCR) will once again give Suzuki the chance to express its sporting DNA in the off-road racing world, highlighting its ...

Rallye Du Maroc: David Castera takes over the organisation of the Rally

Hansy Schekahn January 29, 2018

After competing in numerous rally raids, both on bikes and in cars, as well as 10 years as Sporting Director of Dakar, David Castera has taken on the role of Director of the "Rallye du Maroc&q ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Th ...

Volvo XC40 SUV rides strong order number towards China launch

Hansy Schekahn January 29, 2018

Volvo Cars’ first entry into the small premium SUV segment is proving popular among car buyers, with global XC40 orders already exceeding 20,000 units. Delivery of cars to dealers started ear ...

SUV Registrations reached a record of 4.56 units in Europe 2017

Nick Lawrie January 29, 2018

The European car industry had a solid 2017, with new registrations totalling 15.57 million, an increase of 3.1% when compared to 2016 and the highest volume of registrations since 2007 when 16.02 m ...

Hyundai releases first teaser image of the fourth generation Santa Fe

Hansy Schekahn January 26, 2018

Hyundai Motor has unveiled its first facts about the New Generation Santa Fe, which will celebrate its world premiere in February before making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. Th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault ´You cannot make it - but you cannot stop´

Hansy Schekahn January 26, 2018

What a rally for the Dutch-Czech Renault-rallytruck cooperation between the truck-sports specialist MKR Racing and the two Dutch Teams Mammoet Rallysport and Riwald Dakar Team. "This edition w ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Lithuanian Antanas Juknevicius third time best Baltic car

Martynas_Martikonis January 26, 2018

The 40th edition of the world famous Dakar Rally was brutal for the car category drivers - only 43 teams reached the finish line after 14 days of racing in the South America. Toughest ever for some ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hino with 9th consecutive win in the under 10-litre Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 25, 2018

In the early stages of the Dakar 2018, Japanese Hino Team Sugawara was left with only one of the two Hino 500 Series trucks that they entered due to an ill-fated problem which forced the Hino crewe ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Buggyra - ´We arrived here with much higher expectations´

Hansy Schekahn January 25, 2018

Both pilots of the Czech Tatra Buggyra Racing Team arrived in the finish of this year´s Dakar Rally. Martin Kolomy, who had to fight not only against his rivals but also against his unfavoura ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spanish Cristina Gutierrez the toughest rallylady in cars

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

Cristina Gutiérrez, a 26year-old dentist from Spain, has become a women-superhero of the Dakar 2018! The Rally-Lady, together with her navigator Gabi Moiset, was the only women driver to fin ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Last Dakar triumph for Peugeot - now Citroen? Or Opel?

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

After 8793 kilometers of dunes, mountain passes, rocky tracks and assorted hazards through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, the crew of Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz have given the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Revenge of ´El Matador´ - A perfect goodbye for Peugeot

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz have been unlucky over the last three Dakars but they bounced back in the strongest possible way. Having driven a masterful rally from the start, the two Spaniards ...

Peugeot 3008 SUV gets a Diesel-powered 2.0 litre HDi Engine

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

The Peugeot 3008 SUV range has been extended with the introduction of a diesel-powered engine, to supplement its existing petrol version. The 3008 Active and Allure models now comprise of two engin ...

Land Rover launches limited 5-ltr 405HP Defender V8 ´70years´ 

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

Land Rover announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary ...

New 2019 Jeep Cherokee made it´s debut at the Detroit Auto Show

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show boasting a new design, along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine ...

Volkswagen to present Amarok Pickup Dark Label special edition

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is set to welcome buyers to the "dark side" this spring with the launch of an exclusive new special edition Amarok. Available to order now, the new Amarok D ...

LR announces handcrafted 999 units limited Range Rover SV Coupé

Hansy Schekahn January 24, 2018

Land Rover announces the introduction of the full-size luxury SUV coupé: The new Range Rover SV Coupé. It will be a dramatic addition to the Range Rover portfolio, featuring a seducti ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Óscar Fuertes finished first Dakar with SsangYong Tivoli

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

The Spanish rally-rookies Óscar Fuertes and Diego Vallejo have completed the Dakar 2018 with their all-new SsangYong TivoliDKR Buggy, based on an Spanish Herrador. "We are destroyed, es ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ford-crew Ourednicek / Kripal finished toughest Dakar ever

Rita Konya January 23, 2018

Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal have successfully finished the 40th anniversary edition of Dakar Rally, that is widely considered as one of the most difficult ever in the history of the prestigio ...

Dakar Rally 2018: ´Only-hands´ driver Isidre Esteve ´ready to go back 2019´

Dakar Rally 2018: January 23, 2018

Isidre Esteve arrived back home to Spain after travelling from Córdoba, Argentina, where the Dakar 2018 wrapped up last Saturday. The Repsol Rally Team driver said he is "very happy&quo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hennie de Klerk and Gerhard Schutte win the Rookie race

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

South African duo Hennie de Klerk and Gerhard Schutte brought their locally built Volkswagen TreasuryOne Amarok V8 home to victory in the rookie rankings of Dakar 2018. The Pretoria crew was ecstat ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota President Akio Toyoda commenting the Dakar Result

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

This is not the normal way: The President of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, commented himself the results of the Dakar Rally 2018. "The 2018 Dakar Rally reached the finish line. Facing conditions includ ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah ´We have every reason to be proud´

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

"For us, Dakar 2018 was extremely tough," said the Dakar 2nd in the cars, Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah. "But we are very happy to finish in second place overall. Of course, we would have ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All South Racing cars in the finish - Halpern best as 9th

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

South Racing completed a remarkable record on the 2018 Dakar Rally, which turned out to be one of the most demanding ever events and the toughest that has been staged in South America since the eve ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel Brothers finished with a ´swimmingpool´ in the car

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

Mission accomplished for Tim and Tom Coronel. At least most of it. With the brand-new and brawny Jefferies Buggy, the duo has reached the finish of the 2018 Dakar Rally. "The Beast" did h ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot-privateer Al Qassimi ´It was not an easy adventure´

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a Peugeot 3008 DKR with Xavier Panseri as co-driver finished the Dakar 6th overall. ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Przygonski and Colsoul best Mini-crew 2018 as 5th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 23, 2018

A Dakar-rally with surprisingly mixed emotions for the X-raid Mini crews. The Dakar rally became back from South American WRC-style to African offroad-style and this forced many comepetitors to ret ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: Final Overall Results CARS 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

Herewith we present all the finishers in the CARS category of the Dakar Rally 2018 (January 6th-20th 2018). The brands of the CARS are combined with the team-names. This results will be saved in ou ...

Legend meets legend – Schwarzenegger introduces new Mercedes G-Class

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

On the eve of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the Michigan Theatre in Detroit played host to not one but two legends. It was the venue chosen by Mercedes-Benz for its traditiona ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Brazilians Varela/Gugelmin secure SxS Victory with Can Am

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin overcame the final nervy 120km of a punishing and energy-sapping 2018 Dakar Rally to seal a memorable victory in the SxS catego ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: Final Overall Results SxS 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

Herewith we present all the finishers in the Side-by-Sides category of the Dakar Rally 2018 (January 6th-20th 2018). The brands of the Side-by-Sides are combined with the team-names. This results w ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Casale ´The result of so much work and so many sacrifices´

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

There were fewer surprises in the Quads, where Ignacio Casale with his Yamaha Raptor 700 took the final stage and overall victory by a massive margin. The Chilean rider has been untouchable from th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Maybe end of career for Czech Dakar-legend Josef Machacek

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

Josef Machacek from Czech Republic is a real "Dakar-Legend": He has won the Dakar 5 times in the quad class, both in Africa and South America, his last victory dating back to 2009. Failin ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: Final Overall Results QUADS/ATV 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

Herewith we present all the finishers in the Quads / ATV category of the Dakar Rally 2018 (January 6th-20th 2018). The brands of the Quads / ATV are combined with the team-names. This results will ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Racefacts who´s the Austrian Dakar Winner Matthias Walkner

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

Just who is Matthias Walkner? Matthias Walkner hasn’t always had it easy when it comes to the Dakar Rally. But one year after finishing second behind teammate Sam Sunderland (GBR) and at just ...

Dakar Rally 2018: 17th win in a row for KTM - Walkner first Austrian to win

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

Holding his nerve and completing the last stage, Austrian Matthias Walkner did exactly what he needed to do to win the 2018 Dakar Rally. This victory, the first for an Austrian rider in the motorcy ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Rodney Faggotter ´I´m happy with my 16th position´

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

It's mission accomplished for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Team, who saw team rider Rodney Faggotter finish the final stage on Saturday without any issues. With it he ended his 2018 Dakar Rally ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Gas Gas successfully completes its sensational Dakar-return

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

The final hurdle before Torrot’s GasGas Rally Team concluded its brilliant return to this competition, taking its three riders to the finish line in Córdoba. Johnny Aubert rounded off ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Kevin Benavides earning a well-merited 2nd place

Hansy Schekahn January 22, 2018

After two weeks and 8000 kilometers of gruelling competition full of a thousand challenges in all kinds of conditions, Monster Energy Honda Team have completed the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally. ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero Motorsports riders proud finishing toughest SA-Dakar

Hansy Schekahn January 21, 2018

It was a glorious day at Cordoba as the Dakar Rally 2018 came to a grand end after a gruelling 14 day journey. As the competitors crossed the finishing line, the emotions rolled high amidst the che ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Pablo Quintanilla - ´We didn’t get the result we hoped for´

Hansy Schekahn January 21, 2018

With the 2018 Dakar Rally coming to an end in Córdoba, Argentina, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing teammates Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short have both successfully made it to the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Gerard Farrés finished 5th for Himoinsa in his last Dakar

Hansy Schekahn January 21, 2018

The 2018 Dakar rally, one of the toughest held in recent years, concluded with a masterful performance by the Himoinsa team, the best Spanish team in Dakar 2018. Four of the five components making ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: Final Overall Results BIKES 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 21, 2018

Herewith we present all the finishers in the Motobikes category of the Dakar Rally 2018 (January 6th-20th 2018). The brands of the Motobikes are combined with the team-names. This results will be s ...

Dakar Rally 2018 TICKER: Congratulations to the winners of the Dakar 2018!

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

CARS: Peugeot has made it again in front of a Toyota Double! Congratulations to Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz, they needed 49:16:18 hours! Second is the crew of Nasser Al Attiyah and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: X-raid´s Jakub Przygonski works his way up to fifth overall

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul are holdings the flags up for the German X-raid Mini Team, which was not really presented with luck in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The Pole and his Belgian navigator fini ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Dutch Tom Coronel - ´She is getting more and more naked´

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

The final part of the current running of the Dakar Rally is probably the toughest. The penultimate day of the gruelling rally in South America brought plenty of changes in the standings. Tim and To ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Husqvarna´s Quintanilla - ´Not been the best Dakar for me´

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

Battling through yet one more demanding stage at this year’s Dakar Rally, Husqvarna Factory rider Pablo Quintanilla has climbed one step higher in the event’s provisional overall standi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Bernhard Ten Brinke ´Not the end that I imagined´

Neil Perkins January 20, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Team’s duo of Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, and Giniel de Villiers emerged relatively unscathed from a dramatic penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally between San Ju ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bike overall-leader Walkner ´I’m feeling a little nervous´

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

Especially on Friday, riders had to decide whether to push or play it safe. One rider who had little choice but to push was Toby Price. After losing time on SS10 through a navigation error, the Aus ...

Dakar Rally 2018: From Heaven to Hell for Truckteam Iveco De Rooy on Friday

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

A dramatic day for the Dutch Iveco-Team De Rooy: Cordoba-based Argentinian Federico Villagra started the day as a contender for victory in the Dakar, but had to stop the fight because of a broken g ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Ricky Brabec out but Kevin Benavides 2nd overall

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides is a stone’s throw away from a final overall podium place when Saturday’s last stage concludes in Cordoba, Argentina. He performed well t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: For pilot Ourednicek - ´Friday was quite uneventful for us´

Rita Konya January 20, 2018

For the Czech Ford Ranger crew Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal the first part of the timed section of SS13 was really successful: They clocked the 17th time. In the second part they managed the k ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Carlos Sainz - ´I hope everything will be fine on Saturday´

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

Mixed emotions in the Peugeot Team - for them it will be (officially) the last Dakar, but rumours are telling that Peugeot will be back as private Team - eventually in the colours of Citroen. In SS ...

SS13 - Sat. 20.01.2018 - Córdoba - Córdoba

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

It’s time to celebrate—not only for the winners of the various categories, but also for all of the adventurers who manage to complete the 40th edition—in a city with one of the gr ...

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 t ...

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 ser ...

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 "Daka ...

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 pl ...

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” i ...

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 t ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 d ...

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 cl ...

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 Phoen ...

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 ...

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 N ...

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 C ...

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 Ju ...

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, fas ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS13

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: The Ticker here from Central Europe closes due to the not-working tracking and simply the time. This was the last night with the Dakar Rally 2018. Today especia ...

SS13 - Fri. 19.01.2018 - San Juan - Córdoba

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

In this stage, car drivers will enjoy the dunes of San Juan at the start of their day... but will also have to cross an area of fesh-fesh, which will put their nerves to the test. Those familiar wi ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS12 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

TRUCKS SS12: Chilecito - San Juan (Jan 18th, 2018) - 523 km Stage, 270 km Liaison, 793 km overall - 17% Sand, 65% Soil, 8% Stones, 0% Vegetation - This stage was cancelled for the bikes and quads. ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS12 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS12 Stage/Overall CARS

CARS SS12: Chilecito - San Juan (Jan 18th, 2018) - 523 km Stage, 270 km Liaison, 793 km overall - 17% Sand, 65% Soil, 8% Stones, 0% Veget ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot-privateer Al Qassimi 8th with a broken suspension

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi achieved this excellent result despite his Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi suffering a broken suspension just 50km into the stage, but after inspecting the damage, the Abu Dhabi Raci ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Japanese Hino Team leading the light-trucks at 9th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

The Japanese Hino Team Sugawara crewed by Teruhito Sugawara and Mitsugu Takahashi finished SS11 at 9th place overall and 1st place in the Under 10-liter class for an accumulated overall ranking at ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The rookies hero: Oscar Fuertes and Ssangyong still tough

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Three days. That is what the Spanish Dakar-rookie Óscar Fuertes has left to achieve his great goal in the 2018 Dakar: To finish the race in his first participation. Wednesday, he has taken a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Stéphane Peterhansel ´I think I’ve got a vertebra missing´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

With three days of competitive action now remaining on the Dakar, Team Peugeot Total continues to hold 1st and 2nd after SS11: One of the shorter ones on the menu for this year. Nonetheless, it was ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Villagra seizes the lead, Van Genugten loses two hours

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Not completely undamaged the Team De Rooy Iveco’s reached the finish of SS11. But the result was nonetheless: Federico Villagra took the lead in the rankings. Due to a penalty for a broken st ...

Dakar Rally 2018: GasGas - ´We can only have words of praise for our riders´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Torrot's GasGas Rally Team riders have successfully overcome one of the stages most feared by the participants of the Dakar Rally: The Super Fiambalá. Johnny Aubert, who finished 10th on ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha ´This Dakar has been one of mixed emotions for us´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Continuing to make progress in this year's Dakar Rally, Yamaha´s Rodney Faggotter wrapped up SS11 in 16th position, his second-best stage result to date. With all eyes focused on reaching ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ten Brinke - ´We are really moving in the right direction´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Team’s new Dutch driver Bernhard Ten Brinke paid back his team’s faith with a stunning performance to claim a second ever Dakar stage win on SS11 betwee ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Varela and Gugelmin still leading the rally in the SxS

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin set out to defend their SxS category lead of 48:12 minutes from 4th position on the road on the 11th timed special stage of 280 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel-brothers buggy now simply a little more naked

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

During SS11, Tim and Tom Coronel have achieved their best result to date. In scorching hot and tricky conditions, the duo scored a top 25 finish. After the unique victory by Bernhard ten Brinke, th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Pablo Quintanilla 8th ´I will do my best to go even higher´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Making the most of a challenging first half of the marathon stage, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing teammates Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short have both improved their positions in the ev ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Van Kasteren Renault not at the start, Huzink ranked 5th

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Both good and bad news came to the Renault-Team of MKR Technology during the 11th stage of Dakar Rally. While Janus van Kasteren`s Renault 4x4 did not manage to get to the start of the stage due to ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini of Mikko Hirvonen rolled in SS11 but they continue

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Right from the very start of the stage, it was clear the duo of Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver Andreas Schulz were determined to carry out what Hirvonen had promised the day before – to complet ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech Ford Ranger crew improved overall results to 35th

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Stage 11 of the 2018 Dakar Rally was not easy for the Ford Ranger pilots Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal. In the light of how their day started, the 28th time they clocked in the 280 km long spec ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero´s Oriol Mena - ´The stage looked longer than it was´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Hero Team´s Oriol Mena continued with his great form Wednesday as well to finish the first leg of the Marathon at 9th position. This result allowed him to break into the overall top 10 positi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Joan Barreda had to retire ´I couldn’t feel my leg any more´

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Wednesday’s rider starting order was dictated by the overall results of all vehicles Tuesday, which mean a mixed start that featured several cars and trucks interspersed with the motorcycles ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS12

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: A long stage for the trucks: Finally the Dutch Iveco-crew of Ton van Genugten has won today´s SS12 in 07:02:36 hours. Second ist Czech Martin Kolomy with ...

SS12 - Thu. 18.01.2018 - Chilecito - San Juan

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

Good physical management will be the key to success in this second marathon stage for the bike riders, whose arms will not be spared by the hundreds of twists and turns and stony sections they will ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS11 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

TRUCKS SS11: Belén - Chilecito (Jan 17th, 2018) - 280 km Stage, 467 km Liaison, 747 km overall - 70% Sand, 15% Soil, 0% Stones, 15% Vegetation - If the weather is particularly hot, reducing ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS11 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

CARS SS11: Belén - Chilecito (Jan 17th, 2018) - 280 km Stage, 467 km Liaison, 747 km overall - 70% Sand, 15% Soil, 0% Stones, 15% Vegetation - If the weather is particularly hot, reducing th ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS11 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

BIKES SS11: Belén - Chilecito (Jan 17th, 2018) - 280 km Stage, 467 km Liaison, 747 km overall - 70% Sand, 15% Soil, 0% Stones, 15% Vegetation - If the weather is particularly hot, reducing t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Matthias Walkner ´What a day! That was such a tough stage´

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

It wasn’t the intense heat that proved most difficult for the competitors in SS10 but the navigation. Matthias Walkner was running 3rd at the start of the second leg of the timed special, six ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Big misfortune and even a fire for the Kamaz crews in SS10

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

To the start of SS10, 30 trucks from 44 stay in the race. Not a bad statistics, considering that in other categories the percentage of left vehicles is higher. From 92 cars applied to the rally, on ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Al Qassimi ´SS10 a good feel for me although it was rough´

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi and Xavier Panseri of Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East moved up to 7th overall after finishing 4th on SS10. The challenge for the Abu Dhabi Racing driver ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech Ford Ranger crew could smile again an playing angles

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

After the Bolivian nightmare, the first stage on Argentinian soil finally brought Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal a day without ‘adventures’ and with real racing. This was reflected i ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tatra pilot Martin Kolomy on the side and with broken axle

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

Both pilots of the Czech Buggyra Tatra Team suffered SS10 through. Despite that both Martin Kolomy and Martin Soltys finally reached the top ten.  "This edition shows that the organizers ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Fagotter now best Yamaha pilot afte Van Beveren´s crash

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

SS10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally will be remembered as one of the most demanding rally stages in recent history. Taking competitors from Salta to Belén, Tuesday's stage included some very tr ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel brothers - ´We are enjoying it and let’s get on´

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

After the unexpected rest day due to the cancellation of SS09, Tim and Tom Coronel were able to push again with their Jefferies Buggy during SS10. The crew had given ‘The Beast’ a full ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Al Rajhi finally disqualified after starting SS10

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

Tuesday’s SS10 started with some good news for the Mini Family. Following the Dakar organisers’ decision to remove Yazeed Al Rajhi and co-driver Timo Gottschalk from SS07’s result ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero´s Oriol Mena delivers his best stage and finishes 4th

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

For Oriol Mena of the Indian Hero Motosports Team, however it looked like a different rally altogether as he attacked from the very beginning, consistently maintaining his top 15 position through t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Iveco winner Van Genugten - ´I did not want to win today´

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

Team De Rooy Iveco did good business in SS10 of the Dakar Rally. Ton van Genugten recorded his second stage victory and climbed to 4th in the standings. Federico Villagra came in second, at just 33 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Winner Stéphane Peterhansel ´I drove as fast as possible´

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

After the cancellation of SS09, the competitive action on the Dakar Rally resumed in Argentina with a 372-kilometer special stage from Salta to Belén. Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Pa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Nasser Al Attiyah ´Bad day for us but happy to see finish´

Neil Perkins January 17, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah slipped back to 3rd in the overall standings after dropping 29:16 minutes to the day’s winner Stéphane Peterhansel on a deceptively ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Varela remains in control in SxS, Uribe slips to third

Neil Perkins January 17, 2018

The South Racing Can-Am Team endured a dramatic 10th special stage on the Dakar Rally and a very difficult competitive section, held in punishing heat, between Salta and Belén in Argentina. ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Gerard Farrés makes the most of the great Argentinian trap

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

After the transitionary day which took the Dakar caravan from Bolivia to Argentina, the race was resumed with one of the most complex stages in this 40th edition of the toughest motorsports event i ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Husqvarna´s Quintanilla and Short inside the Top 6 in SS10

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

Making the best of a challenging day in this year’s Dakar Rally, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing teammates Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short have both finished inside the top six in ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS11

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Penalty for Carlos Sainz neutralized: After a maybe crash between the Dutch quadrider Kees Koolen and Carlos Sainz, the Spaniard got a penalty of 10 minutes for ...

SS11 - Wed. 17.01.2018 - Belén - Chilecito

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

If the weather is particularly hot, reducing the firmness of the sand, this will be one of the toughest spots in Argentina... and potentially the place where a racer in good shape will be able to s ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS10 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

QUADS SS10: Salta - Belén (Jan 16th, 2018) - All competitors: 372 km Stage, 426 km Liaison, 798 km overall - 75% Sand, 9% Soil, 8% Stones, 8% Vegetation - The Dakar has covered pretty much a ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS10 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

CARS SS10: Salta - Belén (Jan 16th, 2018) - All competitors: 372 km Stage, 426 km Liaison, 798 km overall - 75% Sand, 9% Soil, 8% Stones, 8% Vegetation - The Dakar has covered pretty much al ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS10 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

BIKES SS10: Salta - Belén (Jan 16th, 2018) - All competitors: 372 km Stage, 426 km Liaison, 798 km overall - 75% Sand, 9% Soil, 8% Stones, 8% Vegetation - The Dakar has covered pretty much a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Eduard Nikolaev ´Beautiful, but not very good for engines´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The weekend´s marathon specials indeed respected neither people nor vehicles. Height sickness, slippery tracks, cold and even high-mountaneous dunes – only a small part of the two days& ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Esteve is narrowing in on the top 20 in spite of the water

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Spanish Sodicars-driver Isidre Esteve - driving with his hands only - is just getting better as Dakar 2018 unfolds. Last Sunday, the Spaniard has once again taught us a lesson about self-achievemen ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Journey to the hell for Ford-team Ourednicek and Kripal

Rita Konya January 16, 2018

The 2018 edition of Dakar Rally has put the perseverance and fighting spirit of the Czech Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal to a test several times, but Stage 7, first part of the infamous marathon ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Dakar is over for Argentinian Renault/Dacia Duster Team

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

In its 2018 edition, the Dakar displayed a great demand and the Renault Duster Dakar Team could not escape such harshness. Despite the efforts to try to complete the almost 9,000 kilometers of rout ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Buggyra-Tatra of Martin Kolomy nearly 300kms without clutch

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Czech Tatra Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy had to struggle with technical issues in the course of SS08 again. Despite them he finally managed the 5th rank. "The marathon stage was beautiful. Trac ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Al Qassimi - ´A successful marathonstage with no problems´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a 3008 DKR Maxi, with co-driver Xavier Panseri, held on to his 8th overall position ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero´s Santosh ´This Marathon the hardest I have ever done´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

For the Indian Hero MotoSports Team Rally, both the riders delivered solid performances to close the Marathon stage in a strong position for the team. Oriol Mena has been consistently delivering un ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tim and Tom Coronel had a really beautiful day on Sunday

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

It was by far the longest stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, but Tim and Tom Coronel posted their best result of this year’s event so far. In the stage that covered almost 500 kilometers, the Jef ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Andrew Short - ´For me this event is a life experience´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Racing more than 4,000km in Peru and Bolivia, the duo of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short now have their eyes set on the third and final part of th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: First ever 1-2-3 finish for Can-Am brand on a Dakar stage

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin claimed yet another victory on the second half of the Marathon stage between Uyuni and Tupiza in Bolivia and continue to le ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Castells ´A pity that they decided to suspend SS09´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Monday there was no SS09 to ride in the 2018 Dakar. The organization on Sunday decided to annul the final special stage to be disputed on Bolivian soil after heavy flooding and swollen rivers wreak ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Al Attiyah ´Nearly 1,000 kms without the slightest problem`

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Toyota´s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah protected his second position in the overall standings on the second half of the Marathon stage between Uyuni and Tupiza in Bolivia on Sunday. The Qatari and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Two Mini crews complete in top ten, Al Rajhi disqualified

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

SS08 of the Dakar followed the overnight Marathon stage where the crews spent the night at high altitude without any outside assistance from their service crews. This meant the participating compet ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS10

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: The Dutchmen Ton van Genugten / Bernard van Kinderen and Belgian Peter Willemsen have provisionally won Tuesday´s SS10 in the Trucks with their De Rooy Iv ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Quad rider Kees Koolen - ´Penalty for Sainz is too lenient´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Quad rider Kees Koolen, who was involved in an maybe accident caused by Peugeot-driver Carlos Sainz, is very angry. "I think if I would be dead, it would have been a lot easier for Peugeot and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Team Peugeot to appeal the penalty handed to Sainz / Cruz

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The event stewards have penalised Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz by 10 minutes for an action that they deemed to be dangerous during SS07. Team Peugeot has announced its intention to appeal the decisi ...

SS10 - Tue. 16.01.2018 - Salta - Belén

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The Dakar has covered pretty much all of this region… but the dunes that the racers will have to ride on the vast sandy plateau during the first part of the day are a new addition. Along the ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

TRUCKS SS08: Uyuni - Tupiza (Jan 14th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 498 km Stage - Trucks: 381 km Stage - 15% Sand, 78% Soil, 0% Stones, 7% Vegetation - The second part of this marathon stage also inc ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

CARS SS08: Uyuni - Tupiza (Jan 14th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 498 km Stage - Trucks: 381 km Stage - 15% Sand, 78% Soil, 0% Stones, 7% Vegetation - The second part of this marathon stage also inclu ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

BIKES SS08: Uyuni - Tupiza (Jan 14th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 498 km Stage - Trucks: 381 km Stage - 15% Sand, 78% Soil, 0% Stones, 7% Vegetation - The second part of this marathon stage also incl ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Barreda with liquid inside knee ´Let's see if we can fix it´

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Honda riders got to tackle the part one of the first of two marathon stages scheduled for this edition of the Dakar. With the rest day over, the entourage has moved on from the capital of Bolivia t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Japanese Hino-Truckteam happy with 13th place overall SS07

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

SS07 was held on hilly highlands at elevations approaching 4000 meters. The Hino 500 crew of Team Sugawara from Japan stuck to risk-averse driving to complete the stage at 13th place overall. This ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Przygonski and Garafulic holding the flags for X-raid Mini

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

SS07 started with all competitors in good spirits and refreshed following the official rest day in the Dakar bivouac situated in the area of Bolivian city La Paz. At 3,625 metres altitude, the La P ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Sheikh Al Qassimi´s Peugeot pulled out of river by farmer

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a private3008 DKR Maxi, with co-driver Xavier Panseri, continued to stay inside the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren retakes overall Dakar lead in bikes

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Putting in a stellar performance on Saturday in the Bolivian mountains, French Adrien Van Beveren has worked his way back into the lead. Reaching the end of the first part of the two-day-long marat ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS08

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: The cars have reached WP3. Actual leader is Toyota´s Nasser Al Attiyah in front of his teammate Bernhard Ten Brinke (+1:18) and Peugeot´s Carlos Sai ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

TRUCKS SS07: La Paz - Uyuni (Jan 13th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 727 km Liaison| 425 km Stage | 1152 km - Trucks: 671 km Liaison| 369 k ...

SS08 - Sun. 14.01.2018 - Uyuni - Tupiza

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

The second part of this marathon stage also includes the longest special stage of the rally, covering nearly 500 kilometers. Before leaving the Altiplano, the competitors will be put to a tough tes ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

CARS SS07: La Paz - Uyuni (Jan 13th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 727 km Liaison| 425 km Stage | 1152 km - Trucks: 671 km Liaison| 369 km Stage | 1040 km - 28% Sand, 66% Soil, 0% Stones, 6% Vegetation ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

BIKES SS07: La Paz - Uyuni (Jan 13th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 727 km Liaison| 425 km Stage | 1152 km - Trucks: 671 km Liaison| 369 km Stage | 1040 km - 28% Sand, 66% Soil, 0% Stones, 6% Vegetatio ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech Ford Ranger Team ´Not in the position we dreamt of´

Rita Konya January 13, 2018

Czech Ford Ranger pilots Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal finished the two parts of SS06 with different feelings: While the first one was the best so far for the crew with an excellent 24th time, ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault´s Carlos Sousa ´We hope to continue in good shape´

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

Mud, water, low temperatures (even snow) and peaks up to 4600 meters above sea level welcomed the Renault Duster commanded by Carlos Sousa and Pascal Maimon to this new race segment. The pair perfo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot-privateer Sheikh Al Qassimi SS06 with help Despres

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a 3008 DKR Maxi, with co-driver Xavier Panseri, stayed inside the top 10 on complet ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Italian-French SMG Buggy of Amos / Delaunay now 9th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

The Dakar has moved up a gear or rather to the higher altitude and is leaving Peru for Bolivia, at over 4000 m. A last Special has been raced on the Altiplano, at an altitude that seriously diminis ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS07

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: French Axel Dutrie the provisional winner in the Quads! The Yamaha pilot could manage the stage in 06:59:04, 4:50 minutes in front of Marcelo Medeiros from Braz ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hino 500 truck of Japanese team Sugawara to re-start as 6th

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

The Hino 500 truck of Team Sugawara also reached Bolivia. Organizers took into consideration the 25-minute delay that Car 2 sustained on Jan. 10 from a car blocking their way, and the SS finish pos ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing brings all five rallycars to Bolivia´s La Paz

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

South Racing brought all five of its cars to the finish of the first week after some of the toughest special stages the event has thrown at competitors since the race toured the Mauritanian Sahara ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Przygonski now best X-raid Mini, Terranova left the SS06

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

X-raid Mini´s Mikko Hirvonen and Andreas Schulz did not waste time on SS06 in getting to grips with the mountain tracks with top five positions throughout the first series of checkpoints. At ...

SS07 - Sat. 13.01.2018 - La Paz - Uyuni

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

Upon crossing the border, a change of software is required, which racers and co-drivers will have to install without delay on their hard disks. Against this new backdrop, the daily mileage increase ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel brothers will have a fresh start in the second week

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

The first part of the 2018 Dakar Rally is in the books for Tim and Tom Coronel from the Netherlands. Many referred to the first week as the toughest Dakar in South-America ever, but the twins made ...

Dakar Rally 2018: This was just the beginning - the start in the second week

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

110 Bikes, 41 Quads, 71 Cars and SxS, and 30 trucks have reached La Paz in Bolivia for the rest day, at the end of a week’s racing which witnessed a significant cull carried out by the dunes ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota Gazoo crews 3-4-5 and preparing for the second week

Neil Perkins January 13, 2018

The Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa trio of Bernhard Ten Brinke, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers kept up the pressure on the leaders by recording the 7th, 3rd and 4th quickest times on SS ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peru Dakar Village brought together more than 100K people

Marcelo Carballar January 13, 2018

The 2018 Dakar Rally said goodbye to the challenging Peruvian routes after going through its territory for six stages, in which thousands of fans of motorsports vibrated with the roar of the engine ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Five key moments of Red Bull supported teams in first half

Red Bull Content Pool January 13, 2018

If there was any doubt that the Dakar Rally was the toughest test on the world motorsport calendar, then it has been swept aside by a rollercoaster first six days across the hostile terrain of Sout ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Belarus´ MAZ Autosport trucks on 3rd and 15th overall now

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

They are 3rd ranked overall: The red MAZ-Sportauto truck crew of Sergey Viazovich, Pavel Haranin and Andrej Zhyhulin from Minsk, Belarus. In the first part of SS06 the crew managed to overtake the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech Liaz Team of Martin Macik surprisingly 4th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Big, yellow, rarely: The Liaz racetruck of the Czech Martin Macik junior. In SS06 Macek and his copilots Frantisek Tomaszek and Michal Mrkva have kept their excellent 4th position in the overall tr ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Favourite Ales Loprais with problems in SS04 and retired

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Two days we didn´t heard anything about the Czech favourite Ales Loprais and his Tatra, then we got pictures from the SS04 that his Tatra flipped and was recovered by the German MAN-pilot Mat ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz Manager Gennadyevich - ´You feel the lack of oxygen´

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Cold weather in the Bolivian capital was over and above compensated by warm welcome of La Paz citizens, greeting the contestants of the Dakar Rally. The number of people on the street was impressin ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All three MKR-Renault started but Van den Brink not ranked

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

SS06 of the Dakar took place in a very strange atmosphere. MKR Renault Sherpa Truck driven by Dutch Martin van den Brink, which had stayed in the dunes the day before and had not made the start of ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tatra´s Martin Kolomy 2nd to Bolivia, Soltys with problems

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

While the altitude rose, Martin Kolomy of the Tatra Buggyra Racing team rose in the stage ranking. From the 8th he managed to rise to the 2nd in SS06. Teammate Martin Soltys had a problem with the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing´s CanAm Maverick SxS X3 hold 1st, 2nd and 7th

Neil Perkins January 12, 2018

The South Racing Can-Am Team has overcome a mountain of hurdles and some of the toughest terrain that South America could throw at it to bring all three Maverick X3s safely to the Dakar Rally rest ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spanish GasGas Rallyteam 13th, 26th and 56th after Stage 6

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Jonathan Barragán is 26th after a 5-minute penalty and his teammate in Torrot's GasGas Rally Team, Cristian España, is 13th in a stage where the dense fog forced the cancellation ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Husqvarna´s A. Short ´Had my first high-speed rally crash´

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

With the sandy dunes of Peru being replaced by the fast tracks of Bolivia, Pablo Quintanilla put in a solid performance during SS06. Securing a strong sixth place result for the day, the Husqvarna ...

Dakar Rally 2018: KTM´s stagewinner Antoine Meo - ´It was so cold out there`

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Setting off 4th due to his finish on SS05, KTM-rider Antoine Meo immediately set about chasing down his team-mate Matthias Walkner and the other riders in front. Slowly building pace as the day wen ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren and De Soultrait in the Bikes top 4

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Following six long and challenging days of racing in South America, the duo of Adrien Van Beveren and Xavier de Soultrait find themselves well-placed inside the top four of the 2018 Dakar Rally' ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All in all a good Dakar so far for India´s Hero Motorsport

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Both riders from the Indian Hero MotoSports Team decided to be safe and cautious with an aim to successfully complete the first half of the Dakar Rally without any unwanted incident. Oriol Mena con ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Kevin Benavides the new Dakar leader in the bikes

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

The Honda CRF450 Rally of the Monster Energy Honda Team continues to excel in this 40th edition of the Dakar. A dazzling performance by Kevin Benavides earns the Argentinean the overall leadership ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Dani Oliveras just 1:55 away from his first stage victory

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

The Dakar Rally has entered Bolivia and, as expected, it brings to the table a completely different race than the one offered by the Peruvian desert in the opening stages. The altitude and the weat ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

TRUCKS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountai ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall SxS

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

SxS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains. ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

QUADS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountain ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

CARS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

BIKES SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountain ...

Rest Day 12.01.2018

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Today is the Rest Day of the Dakar Rally 2018

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Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz´ stagewin in SS05 thanks to Czech Martin Kolomy Tatra

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

The morning on 10th January began with worrying news for the Russian truck favourites Kamaz: About half an hour after the start race officials announce that Eduard Nikolaev’s truck was on its ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Isidre Esteve forced by Orga-helicopter in wrong direction

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Isidre Esteve just keeps upping his game in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The Repsol Rally Team driver is adapting very well to the demands of the route and on SS05 he once again worked his way up the prov ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Al Rajhi took a bath - Terranova best Mini as 12th

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Once again the desert sands caused problems for nearly all competitors in all categories. Right from the outset the leading group of cars hit trouble in the deep sand and dunes of the Tanaca region ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bike-leader Van Beveren - ´I am really happy with my riding´

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Putting in a convincing stage five performance, Yamaha official team's Adrien Van Beveren remains at the top of the 2018 Dakar Rally's overall standings. Living up to the challenges of yet ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mixed emotions at MKR Renault, Van den Brink out but now in?

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Dakar is "destroying" teams in 5th stage as well: Never-ending sand and hard dunes. The Dakar Rally is still beating hard all the competitors, especially for the big trucks. For the Renau ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Carlos Sousa and Pascal Maimon last Renault Duster fighters

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

The Dakar Rally is saying goodbye to Peru, starting point for a very demanding 2018 edition of the most difficult competition in the world. After the blow to the aspirations of the team that meant ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The Coronel twins flipped, but went out and spent a beer

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Tim and Tom Coronel have mastered the longest day of Rally without too many problems. While many competitors again had to deal with major problems, the twin brothers from the Netherlands did it ver ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Both Borgward BX7DKR in the race - both with new adventures

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Peruvian driver Nicolás Fuchs finished SS05 of the 2018 Dakar Rally on a hard journey between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa on the penultimate day of competitions in the Peruvian territor ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero-Team´s Oriol Mena delivers his best stage of the Dakar

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Indian Hero-Team´s Oriol Mena looked like a man on a mission as he clocked in his best stage of the Dakar yet, finishing at 11th position, his second top 15 stage finish. Overall, Mena now st ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS06

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Fastest cars on "European Summer Soil" are now Carlos Sainz in front of his teammate Stéphane Peterhansel (both Peugeot)... followed by Qa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot with 1-2 overall lead, Cyril Despres back in race

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Peugeot is again first and second overall after the longest day of the rally, after taking a third consecutive win on a punishing SS05. Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret extended th ...

SS06 - Thu. 11.01.2018 - Arequipa - La Paz

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Feature of the day: Bikes, Cars and Trucks will again drive together. The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains. The route become faster, barely leaving enough time for a peek a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Stagewin catapults Varela / Gugelmin as new leaders in SxS

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and left the demanding sand dunes of Peru beyond him on a positive note by recording the quickest time in SS05 between San Juan de Marcona and Arequ ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ten Brinke again best Toyota, Al Attiyah changed gearbox

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Toyota Gazoo survived the last of the daunting special stages through the treacherous Peruvian sand dunes to remain firmly on track for honours at the Dakar Rally. Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: KTM´s Matthias Walkner now 3rd, Sam Sunderland flying home

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Following his third place on day four, Matthias Walkner had the opportunity to try and chase down the two riders starting ahead of him on SS05. At the first checkpoint, despite a small crash, Walkn ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Joan Barreda storms the fifth stage with another stagewin

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

In a magnificent 5th stage at the Dakar, Monster Energy Honda’s Joan Barreda Bort proved too hot to handle, commanding throughout the penultimate date in Peru. In addition to clawing back fou ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing Ford 44th - ´Horrible dunes, tricky navigation´

Rita Konya January 11, 2018

Wednesday’s fifth stage of the 40th anniversary Dakar Rally was announced to be one of the most difficult of the 2018 edition – and not for nothing. The dunes in the 267 kilometers agai ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Loeb´s navigator Daniel Elena: ´Usually, I do not give up´

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Contrasting fortunes on the Dakar today for the Peugeot Team: The squad is first and second overall after the longest day of the rally, after taking a third consecutive win on a punishing 5th stage ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS05 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

QUADS SS05: San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa (Jan 10th, 2018) - 1040 km (Liaison: 774 km - Leg: 266 km) - 84% Sand, 16% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - Bikes and quads will take a separate route fro ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS05 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

CARS SS05: San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa (Jan 10th, 2018) - 1040 km (Liaison: 774 km - Leg: 266 km) - 84% Sand, 16% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - Bikes and quads will take a separate route from ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS05 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

BIKES SS05: San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa (Jan 10th, 2018) - 1040 km (Liaison: 774 km - Leg: 266 km) - 84% Sand, 16% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - Bikes and quads will take a separate route fro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spain´s ´hands-only´ driver Isidre Esteve climbs top 30

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Spaniard Isidre Esteve continues to make progress in Dakar 2018. The Repsol Rally Team driver has experienced all sorts of setbacks in an extremely difficult stage, which he finished in 35th place ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Liaz´ Martin Macik ´That's what the Dakar should look like´

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Not only the Dutch and Russians are dominating in the Trucks: Next to the Buggyra team and the this year not so lucky Ales Loprais, the Czech Republic has many truckteams - like the yellow Liaz of ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Buggyra Tatra´s Martin Soltys surprisingly in the top ten

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Czech Tatra Phoenix pilot Martin Soltys´s performance keeps rising, he completed SS04 test with 8th rank. He now also holds the 8th rank in the interim ranking. "Tuesday we succeeded and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Hirvonen and Al Rajhi surprising, Terranova rolls

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Delayed by heavy fog, SS04 finally got off to a spectacular start with the car category getting under way in groups of four, side-by-side. The noise of competition engines was pure entertainment fo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders fight off a tough stage

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Both the Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders pushed hard to overcome the tough SS04 for the team. The stage, offered a changed landscape and a different kind of start to break the mould. It started o ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Good and Bad for Kamaz - E. Nikolaev wins, others lost time

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Huge sun-drenched beach and hundreds of vehicles on the sand. It looked exactly like Rose Lake in Senegal. The start area of 4th rally stage reminded the contestants of this stamping and sacred gro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Iveco´s Villagra 2nd, a special adventure for Van Genugten

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

While Team De Rooy Iveco teammate Federico Villagra stood firm in the top of the truck race – the Argentinian scored the second time at 28 minutes from Kamaz´ Eduard Nikolaev and also k ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Best day in the Rally for Czech Ford Ranger team with 28th

Rita Konya January 10, 2018

Stage 4 around San Juan de Marcona was the best day so far for Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The crew of South Racing clocked the 28th time in the 330 km special, first ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS05

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Austria´s Matthias Walkner reached the Top 3 overall today: "It's going to be the hardest Dakar ever, they said. And they were right" Day 5 ...

SS05 - Wed. 10.01.2018 - San Juan - Arequipa

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Feature of the day: Cikes and quads will take a separate route from the cars and trucks. The race will start at daybreak, and follow the two different sections of special stage on the programme. Th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Carlos Sousa best Duster as 13th, Spataro late after crash

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

The fourth special of the Dakar again made clear that with this edition it went back to its roots. The Renault Duster Dakar Team went through both ends on the last day. On one hand, the sustained p ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Argentinian Kevin Benavides now best Honda-rider as 3rd

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Kevin Benavides and Joan Barreda continue to battle on at a swift pace in a highly-complicated fourth stage at the 2018 Dakar Rally. Notable performance from young Chilean José Ignacio Corne ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Varela/Gugelmin Can Am 3rd overall caused of broken wheel

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Leonel Larrauri were firmly back on track through the demanding fourth special stage in the Peruvian deserts around San Juan de Marcona after a ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

CARS SS04: San Juan de Marcona Round (Jan 9th, 2018) - 774 km (Liaison: 444 km - Leg: 330 km) - 57% Sand, 20% Soil, 23% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itself ...

Dakar Rally 2018: André Villas-Boas injured after accident with his Toyota

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Former Soccer-Coach André Villas-Boas was transported by helicopter to a hospital despite an accident during SS04 Tuesday. As different media reported, he jumped after a high dune and landed ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tires ruined Toyota´s good SS04 results - except Ten Brinke

Neil Perkins January 10, 2018

Toyota Gazoo South Africa suffered a setback to its challenge for overall honours at the Dakar Rally when Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers both lost considerable time on the fourth loop sta ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot with 1-2-3 stagewin SS04 but Despres with bad luck

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

It’s now a Peugeot one-two-three at the front of the Dakar Rally, but the event bit hard for Cyril Despres and David Castera, who hit a rock and severely damaged the right-rear of their 3008D ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha 1-2 with Adrien van Beveren and Xavier de Soultrait

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Everything went according to plan for Yamaha´s Adrien van Beveren on Tuesday's SS04 of the Dakar. Making full use of his advantageous starting position - within the second group of riders ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

QUADS SS04: San Juan de Marcona Round (Jan 9th, 2018) - 774 km (Liaison: 444 km - Leg: 330 km) - 57% Sand, 20% Soil, 23% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itsel ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

BIKES SS03: San Juan de Marcona Round (Jan 9th, 2018) - 774 km (Liaison: 444 km - Leg: 330 km) - 57% Sand, 20% Soil, 23% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itsel ...

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault - ´It’s a massacre - this is the real Dakar´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Organizers are not holding it back. This edition of Rally Dakar is extremely difficult right from the first stages. 3rd stage was no exception - vehicles going in somersaults and flips or early dro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero Bike´s Dakar debutant Orial Mena breaks into top 20

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The third stage was a very good stage for Indiaá Hero MotoSports’s Spanish debutant rider Oriol Mena, who overcame tough navigation to clock-in a fast time today and finish the stage a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hino´s 76year-old Dakar Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara to retire

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Due to becoming stuck in sand in the SS near Pisco, Hino Team Sugawara's Car 1 crewed by 76year-old Dakar Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara and Katsumi Hamura from Japan had to be pulled out by an orga ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ssangyong Tivoli DKR of Rookie Oscar Fuertes climbs 43rd

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Spain´s Dakar-rookie Óscar Fuertes is still unstoppable in the Dakar, where he has passed another stage behind the steering-wheel of the all-new SsangYong TivoliDKR Buggy, built by Her ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bolivian Ford Ranger of Bulacia showing a good race as 21st

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

In Bolivia they are the big stars with more than 80.000 Followers on Facebook: The team "BulaciaDakar" of Marco Bulacia and the Argentinean Eugenio Arrieta and a Ford Ranger prototyp ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bikes-winner Sam Sunderland ´we still have a long way to go´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Good navigation was paramount as well as overall speed, and as such many of the top riders lost valuable time after missing a waypoint. Using his experience, KTM 450 Rally mounted Sam Sunderland fr ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kolomy gets stuck in the dunes, Soltys pleasantly surprises

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Stage three became fatal for many pilots. Including the Czech Tatra-Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy, who got stuck in dunes shortly before the finish. The Dakar newcomer Martin Soltys surprised by mast ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS04

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: KTM´s Laia Sanz about the stage: "Today was a difficult day! 150 km inside the dust and I didn't found my rhythm. Tomorrow's stage will be si ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Another day with mixed emotions for the Mini Team in SS03

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Day three of Dakar 2018 has once again provided drama from yet another tough, difficult special stage. For X-raid Mini it was again a day with mixed emotions. The Spanish duo of Nani Roma and co-pi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Al Attiyah ´We win the stage with two flat tyres´

Neil Perkins January 09, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel bounced back strongly from day two delays to record their second stage victory on the third timed section through the dunes and acr ...

SS02 - Tuesday 09.01.2018 - San Juan de Marcona

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itself perfectly to mass starts, with neat lines of 15 bikes and 4-abreast acceleration contests for the cars. After this sprint along the beach, the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ford Ranger crew Ourednicek/Kripal back in the ´good´ race

Rita Konya January 09, 2018

After the first two days full of problems, Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal from Czech Republic finally enjoyed real racing on third stage of Dakar Rally, bringing their Ford Ranger Dakar home in ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Can-Am Team´s Uribe and Varela first and second overall

Rita Konya January 09, 2018

Racing for the new South Racing Can-Am Team, the Brazilian duo of Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin put first stage delays firmly behind them to set the fastest time in the new SxS category of t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Second biker Benavides ´I´m very happy and satisfied today

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Mission accomplished for Kevin Benavides in the third stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally. The Argentinean rider, who posted second on the day, ascends the general rankings to second spot just three minu ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The majestic dunes of Ica starred in the third stage

Shakedownteam PromPeru January 09, 2018

Many areas of the Ica region were the protagonists of the third stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, which this year celebrates its 40th edition and that goes through Peruvian soil for the third time in ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Good and bad for Iveco - Villagra wins, Van Genugten rolls

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The Argentinian truckpilot Federico Villagra has booked his first ever stage victory in the Dakar Rally. The driver of Team De Rooy Iveco finished the third stage over nearly 300 kms, in 03:56:37 a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren ´A difficult day but nothing is lost´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Making the best of a demanding stage three, Yamalube Yamaha Team riders Adrien Van Beveren, Franco Caimi and Xavier de Soultrait all remain within striking distance to the provisional overall leade ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

BIKES SS03: Pisco - San Juan de Marcona (Jan 8th, 2018) - 800 km (Liaison: 504 km - Leg: 296 km) - 65% SAND, 35% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - At this point, Dakar veterans will still be warming ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

CARS SS03: Pisco - San Juan de Marcona (Jan 8th, 2018) - 800 km (Liaison: 504 km - Leg: 296 km) - 65% SAND, 35% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - At this point, Dakar veterans will still be warming ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz´ Eduard Nikolaev ´We caught Loprais and he caught us´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Relief dunes with sand especially loose this hot season appeared to be a serious challenge on the crews’ way to the finish. After the stage Vladimir Chagin’s question was – on a s ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault Duster crews finished 18th and 26th in second stage

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The Argentinian Renault (Dacia) Duster Team overcame a very tough section on Sunday that entailed great difficulty, on a highly unstable terrain and high temperatures that put all competitors to th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Despite a collision with a car Buggyra´s Kolomy ´only´4th

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Czech Tatra-Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy of the Buggyra Team achieved the fourth best time in the second stage, despite a collision with a car at abut kilometer 150. "This stage was really dema ...

Dakar Rally 2018: CS Santosh, Oriol Mena keep it steady for Hero MotoSports

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Shrugging off the unfortunate events of the Day 1, Hero MotoSports team Rally regained the momentum to make a solid show on the 2nd day of the Rally Dakar 2018. With a tough stage on the cards, bot ...

Dakar Rally 2018: ´Another stage to forget´ for the German Juergen Schroeder

Gerhard Schneider January 08, 2018

Sunday´s SS02 began good for the German Juergen Schroeder, competing with an all-new Nissan Navara, built by the South African Red-Lined Motorsport team. At the first checkpoint they could re ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Nicolas Fuchs ´against everything´ with health problems

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

WRC-expert Nicolás Fuchs "against everything": The Peruvian Borgward BX7DKR pilot overcame health problems and could not repeat the performance of the first day. Started on the thi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel brothers with fantastic help of some local fans

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

After the brief warm-up on the opening day, the first serious stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally followed on Sunday. The Coronel brothers Tim & Tom occasionally got stuck in the loose sand in the ea ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Joan Barreda takes the leadership in Dakar´s SS02

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Blistering performances from Monster Energy Honda Team with the stage victory for Joan Barreda, plus fourth and fifth spots for Michael Metge and Kevin Benavides as the race moves on from Pisco. Jo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot´s winner Despres ´Our strategy seems to be a good´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The proper Dakar action started Sunday, with the drivers launching into the first long-distance stage of the Dakar, covering 278 kilometers around the Peruvian town of Pisco. The scenery consisted ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault´s Van den Brink ´Crazy things are going to happen´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The Renault Trucks of the Dutch Mammoet Rallysport Team both finished the tough second stage of the Dakar Rally. Martin van den Brink finished 8th and Janus van Kasteren qualified as 13th. "We ...

Dakar Rally 2018: De Rooy Iveco´s good in front,  Ardavichus crashed with car

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

It was only the second day in the Dakar Rally, and there were only nearly 300 kilometers of race distance covered, but the differences in the truck rankings are already considerable. Federico Villa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: 2nd Van Beveren - ´Wasn't a day that I wanted to push hard´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Securing a second consecutive runner-up stage result, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Adrien Van Beveren retains his highly-positive second overall result in the 2018 Dakar Rally's pr ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS03

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: "Very nice and funny stage today! Navigation was difficult, specially for the riders who started in the first places. For me it was a good day, with no mis ...

SS03 - Monday 08.01.2018 - Pisco-San Juan de Marcona

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

After the heavy second stage the Rally will move to San Juan de Marcona today. At this point, Dakar veterans will still be warming up. The day’s challenge will mainly be disputed off-piste, b ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Giniel de Villiers ´The dunes were really difficult´

Neil Perkins January 07, 2018

Toyota Gazoo´s Giniel de Villiers, Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Bernhard Ten Brinke safely negotiated the second loop stage through the treacherous dunes around Pisco and reached the night hal ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three X-raid Mini crashed on SS02 - Terranova now best Mini

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The second stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, around the Peruvian city of Pisco, also proved to be a true challenge. Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue (Argentina) finished fifth with their Mini 4x4, ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Can-Am Maverick X3 double win in SS02 in the Side-by-Sides

Neil Perkins January 07, 2018

Racing for the new South Racing Can-Am Team, the Brazilian duo of Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin put first stage delays firmly behind them to set the fastest time in the new SxS category of t ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS02 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

BIKES SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 7th, 2018) - 546 km (Liaison: 279 km - Leg: 267 km) - 65% SAND, 12% Soil, 17% Stones, 6% Vegetation - The Pisco loop stage is 90% off-piste. This exercise in navigati ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS02 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

CARS SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 7th, 2018) - 546 km (Liaison: 279 km - Leg: 267 km) - 65% SAND, 12% Soil, 17% Stones, 6% Vegetation - The Pisco loop stage is 90% off-piste. This exercise in navigatio ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Former FIA champion Carlos Sousa back with Renault Duster

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Portugal´s rally-legend and former FIA World Champion Carlos Sousa is back! Together with his navigator Pascal Maimon they are piloting a factory Renault (Dacia) Duster of Renault Argentina. ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Isidre Esteve - if you have to handle a BMW only with hands

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

On Saturday we could see the rolling Sodicar BMW BV6 prototype of the first Lebanon Dakar Team - but there is another Sodicar BMW with BMW 340 hp 3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine, four wheel drive ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bad start for Dutch DAF-Team Leeuw - stop after 500 Meters

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

For the Dutch Marc Leeuw the Dakar started not as expected. Only 500 meters after the start the DAF crew had to stop due to technical problems. The repair took more than two hours, so that the Truc ...

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault Sherpa of v.d. Brink with surprising 2nd place

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Totally sensational start of 40th edition of Rally Dakar for MKR Technology: The Renault Sherpa of the Dutch Martin van den Brink finished second in the first stage on Saturday. The Czech Ale&scaro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: KTM´s stagewinner Sam Sunderland ´I had a great time today´

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

British Sam Sunderland got his 2018 Dakar Rally off to the perfect start with a commanding win on the short 30km special stage in the dunes just outside of Lima, Peru. The Brit, carrying the number ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Debut for SsangYong TivoliDKR and Oscar Fuertes on place 43

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The premiere of the all-new SsangYong TivoliDKR Buggy of Oscar Fuertes and Diego Vallejo, built by the Spanish rallycompany Herrador went well and the Dakar-Rookie Fuertes, who has won the ticket f ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel twins Tim and Tom day 1 - ´What a monster of a car!´

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

After a heart-warming welcome by the enthusiastic Dakar fans on the ramp in Lima, Tim and Tom Coronel got used to their brawny Buggy machine, although the stage didn’t run totally trouble-fre ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren happy with the way this Dakar started

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Enjoying a highly positive start, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team saw three of its riders finish inside the top seven in the provisional overall standings. Headlining the team's efforts ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS02

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: First Wevers-Borgward destroyed... but will be back: The Borgward prototype of Erik Wevers rolled yesterday ... but will be back as codriver Anton van Limpt rep ...

SS02 - Sunday 07.01.2018 - Pisco-Pisco

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The Pisco loop stage is 90% off-piste. This exercise in navigation offers the car drivers the privilege of setting off before everyone else... and that means no bike tracks to follow. The risk of b ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Technical problem spoiled first day for Ford´s Ourednicek

Rita Konya January 07, 2018

Ford Ranger Pilots Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal from the Czech Republic didn’t had an easy start in the 40th edition of Dakar Rally: They lost time in the first special due to technical ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Nicolas Fuchs and Borgward happy with 3rd place in SS01

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The Peruvian driver Nicolás Fuchs started his second adventure in the Dakar Rally. On board his new prototype BX7DKR of Borgward powered by the Dutch team Wever Sport, he reached the third p ...

Dakar Rally 2018: India´s Hero Moto-Team with retirement of Joaquim Rodrigues

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

This edition of Dakar marks the second year of participation for India’s Hero MotoSports Rallyteam, the rally racing division of the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoC ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Bryce Menzies ´Hopefully we can stay in the top 5´

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The first stage of the Dakar is complete with all seven Mini crews completing the 31km special stage. The 4x4-Mini of the US-Americans Bryce Menzies and Peter Mortensen was the fastest Mini today, ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peterhansel played it safe, Sebastien Loeb without brakes

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The first stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally was the shortest at just 31 kilometres, but it already provided a sharp taste of the action to come, with competitors launched straight into the dunes. All f ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

CARS SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 6th, 2018) - 304 km (Liaison: 273 km - Leg: 31 km - Liaison: 0 km) - 100% SAND - In Peru, racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of thi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Al Attiyah and Baumel win the opening stage 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Qatari Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah got down to business from the outset to claim the fastest time on the short, sandy opening stage through the Peruvian dunes, near Pisco. Running second on the road, t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Biker Gerard Farrés ´This will be my last Dakar on a bike´

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The charismatic rider Gerard Farrés announces that this 2018 edition will be his last on two wheels, during an emotional event surrounded by his Dakar family. Supported by the full Himoinsa ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

BIKES SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 6th, 2018) - 304 km (Liaison: 273 km - Leg: 31 km - Liaison: 0 km) - 100% SAND - In Peru, racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of th ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

QUADS SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 6th, 2018) - 304 km (Liaison: 273 km - Leg: 31 km - Liaison: 0 km) - 100% SAND - In Peru, racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: 76year old Dakar-Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara to start again

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The advance staff from the Japanese Hino Team Sugawara - really Dakar Legends - which will be fielding two Hino 500 trucks in the trucks in the 2018 Edition, arrived in South America very early: In ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS01

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Most Side-by-Side finished the first stage! Actual leaders are the Peruvians Anibal Aliaga and Juan Pedro Cilloniz with their Polaris in 00:31:27 hours, followe ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech MKR Technology with three Dutch Renault Race Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Three north-bohemian (Czech Republic) Renault Trucks teams from MKR Technology centre are ready at the starting line - two Renault K520 4x4 and one Renault CBH 385 of the Dutch teams Mammoet R ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota TLC Autobody ready to repeat the T2-class double win

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Toyota today is one of the biggest brands at the Dakar Rally - thanks to Toyota Gazoo South Africa and Overdrice Racing Belgium with their superb Toyota Hilux Pickups. But fans of the Dakar know: N ...

Dakar Stage 01 - Saturday 06.01.2018 - Pisco-Pisco

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The first stage will be a roundcourse around the City of Pisco (Peru). Racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of this five-day stretch of the race. This little start ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Varela/Gugelmin and Larrauri/Fernando with new Can Am X3

Neil Perkins January 06, 2018

South Racing announced a ground-breaking new collaboration with Can-Am back in May 2017 and this partnership with the off-road vehicle manufacturer will bear fruit when the team runs a pair of Can- ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall Results CARS/TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS04: Assa - Fort Chacal (Jan 5th, 2018) - 499 km (Liaison: 0 km - Leg: 497 km - Liaison 2 km) - This stage was the longest leg ever since the beginning of the Africa Eco Race. Th ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall Results BIKES/QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

BIKES & QUADS SS04: Assa - Fort Chacal (Jan 5th, 2018) - 499 km (Liaison: 0 km - Leg: 497 km - Liaison 2 km) - This stage was the longest leg ever since the beginning of the Africa Eco Race. Th ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Elisabete Jacinto out of the race with her MAN TGS

Anabela Martinho January 05, 2018

Truck-Lady Elisabete Jacinto from Portugal finished her participation in the tenth edition of the Africa Eco Race. The damage of the front differential of the team’s MAN TGS, which broke duri ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Seven Mini at the Dakar - Premiere for the new Mini Buggy

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

The start of the 40th edition of Dakar – the tenth in its present South America theatre – is now only hours away. Shakedown testing is complete and the Mini family of seven internationa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peterhansel - ´This could be one of the best Dakars in SA´

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

As soon as they arrived in Peru, the Peugeot Total crews took part in a final shakedown session on Thursday at the Autodromo de La Chuntana, south of the capital city, Lima. The four Peugeot 3008DK ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All Systems go for Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Everything is set for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team. In Lima since the beginning of this week, the team of Adrien Van Beveren, Franco Caimi, Xavier de Soultrait and Rodney Faggotter are a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing to run five cars from four differents makes

Neil Perkins January 05, 2018

Weeks of meticulous preparation will be put to the test when South Racing fields five cars in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The team has been hard at work preparing two Ford Rangers, one Toyota Hilux, a Ni ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spain´s 26yr-old Cristina Gutiérrez - we tell you: Tough!

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Yes, even if we know names like Jutta Kleinschmidt, Laia Sanz, Michele Mouton or Annie Seel - the rallysport is still dominated by men. So it´s always a highlight - especially for the men - t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota Gazoo´s Bernhard ten Brinke ready after final tests

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

After a successful preparation, Dutch Bernhard ten Brinke can not wait to start at the Dakar Rally 2018. As a factory driver of Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa, the rider is on the hunt for a top ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Shocking moment for South Racing´s Tomas Ourednicek

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Despite the nice hot weather in Lima, South Racing Ford Ranger pilot and Morocco Desert Challenge winner Tomas Ourednicek from the Czech Republic felt cold, ice cold when he and co-driver David Kri ...

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 ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Johan Elfrink´s Zetros - ´Lot of strange and new sounds´

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Do you know Johan Elfrink? Now you will! The Dutchman, born in 1957, is a big fan of motorsport since years. He started in Autocross, drove Enduros and Formula V. Since 2004 he is participating in ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: De Rooy wants to win overall now, Van Ginkel out again

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

The third stage of the Africa Eco Race was a good day for the Dutch Gerard de Rooy. The captain of Petronas Iveco Team initially crossed the line with a gap of 48 minutes to the buggy of stage winn ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Broken differential made victory impossible for Jacinto

Anabela Martinho January 05, 2018

The Portuguese truckdriver Elisabete Jacinto concluded on Thursday another stage of the Africa Race 2018, the third one that was fulfilled between Agdal and Assa in Morocco. The day started very we ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Serradoni winner in Cars, confusion in the bikes

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

The Africa Eco Race is special in many ways: In SS03 from Agdal to Assa (421 kms) on Thursday everything looks like Luis Oliveira from Portugal will be the winner in the bikes (after announcing the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Himoinsa - the self-named ´best Spanish team´ is ready

Himoinsa Press January 04, 2018

Ok, this is a 1:1 press announcement. But we like the style some teams are naming themselves. So: The red squad "Himoinsa" is once again expected to be the world’s best pri ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Monster Energy Honda Team ready but without Paulo Goncalves

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

The season’s main event is finally upon the Monster Energy Honda Team as the 2018 Dakar Rally kicks off this Saturday, 6th January in Lima. The squad will be aspiring to the top final positio ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall Results CARS/TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS03: Agdal - Assa (Jan 4th, 2018) - 421 km (Liaison: 0 km - Leg: 400 km - Liaison 21 km) - For the first time of this 10th anniversary course, the start was directly in front of ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall Results BIKES/QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

BIKES & QUADS SS03: Agdal - Assa (Jan 4th, 2018) - 421 km (Liaison: 0 km - Leg: 400 km - Liaison 21 km) - For the first time of this 10th anniversary course, the start was directly in front of ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Competitors started in SS03 Agdal - Assa (400 km timed)

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

For the first time of this 10th anniversary course, the start of SS03 on Thursday was given at the bivouac. This gave the competitors some extra time to sleep and allowed the assistance crews to se ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Serradori SRT Buggy on Schlesser´s steps with 200 km/h

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

Even if the Russians Vasilyev/Zhiltsov could win the second stage of the Africa Eco Race on Wednesday, it was especially the "Day for the Buggies". Fighting for the win are Mathieu Serrad ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS02 Stage/Overall Results CARS/TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS02: Dar Kaoura - Agdal (Jan 3rd, 2018) - 478 km (Liaison: 28 km - Leg: 443 km - Liaison 7 km) - The start of this first real African stage in the "Merzouga Dunes" ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Leader Vasilyev ´A great stage especially for Buggies´

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

The Russian duo Vladimir Vasiliev and Konstantin Zhiltsov continues to hold the lead in the Africa Eco Race with their G-Energy X-raid Mini after the second stage. The Dakar-experienced team and fo ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Van Ginkel and his crew had to change a wheel six times

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

The second stage of the Africa Eco Race, with a special of 443 kilometers from Dar Kaoura to Agdal, was a beautiful, but also tough day in which both Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco trucks had a hard t ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Portugal´s Elisabete Jacinto increases among the trucks

Anabela Martinho January 04, 2018

The Portuguese driver Elisabete Jacinto finished Wednesday in the fourth place among the trucks the second stage of the Africa Race 2018, whose selective sector of 443 kilometers was disputed betwe ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS02 Stage/Overall Results BIKES/QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

BIKES & QUADS SS02: Dar Kaoura - Agdal (Jan 3rd, 2018) - 478 km (Liaison: 28 km - Leg: 443 km - Liaison 7 km) - The start of this first real African stage in the "Merzouga Dunes". A r ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Laia Sanz - the maybe second women to win the Dakar Rally?

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

Laia Sanz is in the saddle of her KTM 450 Rally and on her way to South America for the two-week, 14 stage Dakar. Barcelona-born Sanz has been a revelation at toughest test of endurance motorsports ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Vasilyev and Ullevalseter the winners of SS02 to Agdal

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

The 2nd Moroccan day of the Africa Eco Race 2018 offered to the competitors the real beginning of the race. On the program a 443 kilometers leg between dunes and stony tracks under a summer sun, en ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Sébastien Loeb ´Now or never if I want to win the Dakar´

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

For Peugeot the return to the Dakar Rally was a "come and win" - and although the French brand has developed a new car for the Dakar 2018, it will be the last start at the biggest Maratho ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall Results CARS/ TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS01: Nador - Dar Kaoura (Jan 2nd, 2018) - 639 km (Liaison: 51 km - Leg: 92 km - Liaison 496 km) - The Africa Eco Race caravan touched ground early ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall Results BIKES/QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

BIKES & QUADS SS01: Nador - Dar Kaoura (Jan 2nd, 2018) - 639 km (Liaison: 51 km - Leg: 92 km - Liaison 496 km) - The Africa Eco Race caravan touched ground early morning i ...

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 ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Vasilyev, Ceci and and De Rooy the first stagewinners

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

After a busy day, celebrating New Year's eve on a rough sea, all the participants in the 10th edition of the Africa Eco Race arrived at the port of Nador at the end of Tuesday, January 2nd. A t ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Good start for Dutch Gerard De Rooy and Wuf Van Ginkel

Team De Rooy January 03, 2018

Gerard de Rooy and Wuf van Ginkel made their mark immediately in the first stage of the Africa Eco Race. In the special stage of 92 kilometers De Rooy put down the third time overall, 5:25 minutes ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Portugal´s Elisabete Jacinto fifth after first stage

Anabela Martinho January 03, 2018

Elisabete Jacinto from Portugal completed the first special of the Africa Eco Race 2018 on Tuesday, a short 92-kilometer journey held between Ameziane and Merada in Morocco, in the fifth place amon ...

Hail Rally 2018: Saudi Arabian Rally wants to be back in FIA CC World Cup

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

During the Dakar Rally, from January 15-18, the "Hail Rally" in Saudi Arabia will be back, organized by the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF). The rally is open for cars, bikes, side- ...

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 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peru to install Dakar Villages from January 3rd in Peru

Marcelo Carballar January 03, 2018

In the context of the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally, which will take place starting January 6, "PromPeru" has designed special activities that will allow destinations to be known by nat ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hungarian Opel Crossland Szalay Rallyteam returns to Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 20, 2017

The Hungarian Opel Dakar Team Balázs Szalay / László Bunkoczi returns to the Dakar Rally. This will be Szalay’s 13th Dakar Rally (a record number in Hungary) and the eigh ...

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 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Hino Motors Employees to join as Support Car Drivers

Hansy Schekahn December 19, 2017

Three Hino Motors employees will be joining the Dakar Rally 2018 team for the first time, as support car drivers. These drivers will be driving the team’s support cars safely to camp sites du ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero Motorsport announces team and new Hero RR450 Motobike

Hansy Schekahn December 19, 2017

Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motor-sport division of the Indian Hero MotoCorp Ltd., showcased its new Hero RR 450 rally bike for the first-time in India. Hero MotoSports also announced its Team ...

Dakar Rally 2018: At the end of a winning season for Ford Ranger South Racing

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

The 40th edition of Dakar Rally is approaching fast: Now there are only some weeks left until the start in Lima. But before that, it’s time to stop for a moment and look back to the very diff ...

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 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: T2-winner Xavier Foj to enter 28th consecutive Dakar Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

During his Dakar career, the Spaniard Xavier Foj has secured two class victories, nine podium finishes and has an impressive run of 13 consecutive finishes to his name. Completing all of the specia ...

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 ...

Dakar 2018: Spaniard Isidre Esteve - from Rally-Bike to wheelchair to Rally-Car

Hansy Schekahn December 13, 2017

The stories behind Dakar-competitors are not often normal. We don´t mean competing in rallyraid is naturally different like for example playing boules - we mean, that most of the motorsport-a ...

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 ...

Silk Way Rally 2018: Rally takes off in China and finish on Red Square Moscow

Hansy Schekahn December 12, 2017

Almost five months after the finish ceremony of the 2017 Silk Way Rally, with Cyril Despres (Peugeot) on top of car category and Dmitry Sotnikov (Kamaz) leading in trucks, all eyes are turned to th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Africa´s privateer Hennie de Klerk to start with Amarok

Hansy Schekahn December 12, 2017

Racing under #353, South African Hennie de Klerk will be South Africa’s only privateer in the Dakar Rally 2018 cars category - and next to Toyota´s factory driver Giniel de Villiers the ...

Fiat Fullback Cross Pickup with lavish standard outfit ready for offroad use

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

Rugged and versatile, with sedan-class comfort and a distinctive style - this is what Fiat promises for the new Fullback Cross pickup (the Italian brother of the Mitsubishi L200) which is the top-l ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: 200 competitors will take the start in Monaco Sylvester

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

For its 10th edition, the Africa Eco Race will welcome a record number of competitors. More than a hundred vehicles, nearly 200 riders, drivers and co-drivers, will start from Monaco on December 31 ...

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 ...

Africa Eco Race: Dutch Dakar Veteran Johan Elfrink back with Mercedes Zetros

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

Dutch Dakar-Veteran and Baja Deutschland winner Johan Elfrink and his team - better known for their Mercedes "Finstral" racing trucks Axxor, Actros and Unimog - will be back in motorsport ...

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 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mission accomplished - Fiat PanDakar crew is back with trucks

Hansy Schekahn December 08, 2017

Do you know Giulio Verzeletti? The 60-year old Italian will be back at the Dakar Rally 2018 for his 16th competition. 1996 he started with a bike, later switched to the truck category. Normally not ...

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 ...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV with 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510 hp is on sale

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio, first 4x4 SUV of the Italian brand Alfa Romeo, is on sale since beginning of November in Europe. As Alfa reported, the family´s child is the "fastest SUV around ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ssangyong Spain to start with Tivoli DKR Herrador V8 Buggy

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

SsangYong Spain will compete in the upcoming 40th edition of the Dakar with the new SsangYong Tivoli DKR. Instead of the 2009 Dakar-Ssangyong Kyron and recents year´s competing Tivoli Rally R ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Belarusian MAZ truck-crews to start in South America

BelTA December 06, 2017

Belarus' MAZ-Sport truckteam will take part in the 40th edition of Dakar Rally, the Belarusian agency BelTA said. Belarus will be represented by three crews on MAZ race trucks, which have parti ...

Sonora Rally 2018: Yokohama to sponsor 2018 Yokohama Sonora Rally in Mexico

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

Yokohama Tire Corp. will be the title sponsor of the 2018 "Yokohama Sonora Rally", an off-road rally scheduled for the Sonora desert in Mexico March 19-24. The 2018 Sonora Rally will be t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota South Africa with three Hilux cars at edition 2018

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

Toyota South Africa has announced its team destined to compete at the Dakar 2018. Toyota stalwart and former Dakar winner, Giniel de Villiers, will again partner with German navigator Dirk von Zitz ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Husqvarna announces Quintanilla and Short in 2018 rallyteam

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

Husqvarna Motorcycles confirmed their official rider line-up for the "Rockstar Energy Husqvarna 2018 Dakar Rally" team. Following an impressive season, FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cha ...

Dakar Rally 2018: X-raid with 4x4 and two-wheel-drive Mini John Cooper Works

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

In the 2018 Dakar, the German team X-raid makes a significant move into a new era by presenting the Mini John Cooper Works Buggy. During the last 15 years, the Trebur based team fully focused on fo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamalube Yamaha official Rally Team gear up for 2018 Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

The Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team of Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait, Franco Caimi and Rodney Faggotter are all-set for the most demanding challenge on the annual rally calendar. In w ...

Sahari Rally 2018: More than 29 cars, 50 bikes, 10 quads and trucks in Algeria

Michel Bizop December 06, 2017

Ready to get on the starting line of this third edition of the Sahari Rally, departing from Oran with a course that will take them plain south to Taghit, on the edge of the Grand Erg Occidental. Mo ...

Dakar 2018: Peru makes presentation of the 21 Peruvian drivers and co-drivers

Marcelo Carballar December 06, 2017

Peru´s Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, Eduardo Ferreyros, officially presented the Peruvian participants who will run in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The event, held in the Hall of Mirrors ...

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 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Football manager André Villas-Boas to start with Overdrive

Overdrive Toyota December 06, 2017

Renowned international football manager André Villas-Boas has switched allegiance to take part in his passion of cross-country rallying and will tackle January’s Dakar Rally in an Over ...

Borgward BX7 impresses in offset crash First EuroNCAP-based crash test passed

Axel Lengert December 04, 2017

As part of its market preparation measures, Borgward Group AG cooperated with TÜV Rheinland to have a crash test conducted today at an NCAP-certified crash lab. In an offset frontal crash that ...

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