Nissan launches toughest Navara Pickup ever together with Arctic Trucks

Hansy Schekahn April 25, 2018

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

Mercedes Maybach introduces Vision Ultimate Luxury Crossover in China

Hansy Schekahn April 25, 2018

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

Silk Way Rally 2018: Africa Race winner Mathieu Serradori to start in Xi´An

Hansy Schekahn April 24, 2018

French pilot Mathieu Serradori will undoubtedly be one of the leaders of the 2018 Silk Way Rally. The 36-year-old pilot and former biker from southern France is one of the rising stars of the rally ...

LOORRS 2018: Douglas Motorsports Feels the Excitement in Chandler Arizona

Mike Reusche April 24, 2018

After the postponement of Round 1 due to impending weather, Scott Douglas and the rest of the touring pros in "Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series" (LOORRS) began the season this past Saturd ...

El Gouna Rally Egypt VIDEO: Egyptian Rally to start with new class May 10-12

Hansy Schekahn April 24, 2018

[ To watch the Trailer please scroll down ]  The Egyptian "El Gouna Rally" will be back from May 10-12. The Rally was launched in 2010 by the Bosla Organization and their brand " ...

Adrenalin Kupa: Zapletal leads after first day in Hungarian Championship

Rity Konya April 23, 2018

After the first race day of "Adrenalin Kupa", first round of the MNASZ Hungarian Rallyraid Championship, Czech Miroslav Zapletal and his Slovakian co-driver Marek Sykora are in the lead, ...

Qatar Cross Country: Second Vladimir Vasilyev - ´Qatar is always memorable´

Hansy Schekahn April 23, 2018

After five days of racing, the Russian G-Energy Team crew overcame 1,360 racing kilometers of Qatar Cross Country Rally and finished the race in second place with their private X-raid Mini, directl ...

Qatar Cross Country: Seaidan and Domzala Third and Fourth for Overdrive

Neil Perkins April 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Yasir Seaidan and French navigator Laurent Lichtleuchter sealed a podium finish in the second of the Overdrive Racing-run Toyotas and Poland’s Aron Domzala and Maciej Mar ...

Qatar Cross Country: Przygonski - ´We are so happy to have won this rally´

Matthias Schepke April 23, 2018

The Mini Family crew of Jakub "Kuba" Przygonski (Poland) and co-driver Tom Colsoul (Belgium) achieved victory on Sunday at the 7th edition of the Qatar Cross Country Rally – Round 4 ...

Qatar Cross Country VIDEO: Al Attiyah / Baumel to retire on the final stage

Hansy Schekahn April 23, 2018

[ Video below this article ] It was a disappointing end to a fantastic race for Qatar's Nasser Al Attiyah and French co-driver Mathieu Baumel. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA pairing had hardly set ...

Qatar Cross Country: Przygonski seals famous Victory after Al Attiyah Drama

Neil Perkins April 23, 2018

Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul confirmed a dramatic and vital victory in the Qatar Cross-Country Rally after overnight leader Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah suffered ter ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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: 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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& ...

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 ...

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: (+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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 ...

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: 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 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: 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 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 ...

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 ...

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: 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: ´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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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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