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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Hansy Schekahn / Belta.by February 07, 2018

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

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 ...

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

Hansy Schekahn January 26, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 25, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 25, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 20, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

Now the rivals Eduard Nikolaev from team Kamaz and Federico Villagra from team De Rooy have grabbed attention of hundreds of fans. The Argentinean Federico Villagra nicknamed “Coyote” i ...

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

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

SS12 showed us a big fight in the trucks which ended in the return of Russian Eduard Nikolaev as overall leader - with only 1 second. The stage was also good for the Dutch Riwald Racing Team with t ...

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

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The Czech Martin Kolomy of the Tatra Buggyra Team was deprived of his first stage victory by two defects in the second part of Thursday´s speed test. Martin Soltys with the second Tatra Phoen ...

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

Hansy Schekahn January 19, 2018

The 2018 Dakar Rally is incredibly exciting, especially in the trucks. After just one day, De Rooy Iveco´s Federico Villagra lost the lead in the classification again to Kamaz´ Eduard N ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS12 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

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

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS11 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 18, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 17, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

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

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

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

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

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

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

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

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

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault - ´It’s a massacre - this is the real Dakar´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Organizers are not holding it back. This edition of Rally Dakar is extremely difficult right from the first stages. 3rd stage was no exception - vehicles going in somersaults and flips or early dro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hino´s 76year-old Dakar Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara to retire

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Due to becoming stuck in sand in the SS near Pisco, Hino Team Sugawara's Car 1 crewed by 76year-old Dakar Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara and Katsumi Hamura from Japan had to be pulled out by an orga ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kolomy gets stuck in the dunes, Soltys pleasantly surprises

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Stage three became fatal for many pilots. Including the Czech Tatra-Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy, who got stuck in dunes shortly before the finish. The Dakar newcomer Martin Soltys surprised by mast ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Good and bad for Iveco - Villagra wins, Van Genugten rolls

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The Argentinian truckpilot Federico Villagra has booked his first ever stage victory in the Dakar Rally. The driver of Team De Rooy Iveco finished the third stage over nearly 300 kms, in 03:56:37 a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz´ Eduard Nikolaev ´We caught Loprais and he caught us´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Relief dunes with sand especially loose this hot season appeared to be a serious challenge on the crews’ way to the finish. After the stage Vladimir Chagin’s question was – on a s ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Despite a collision with a car Buggyra´s Kolomy ´only´4th

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Czech Tatra-Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy of the Buggyra Team achieved the fourth best time in the second stage, despite a collision with a car at abut kilometer 150. "This stage was really dema ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault´s Van den Brink ´Crazy things are going to happen´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The Renault Trucks of the Dutch Mammoet Rallysport Team both finished the tough second stage of the Dakar Rally. Martin van den Brink finished 8th and Janus van Kasteren qualified as 13th. "We ...

Dakar Rally 2018: De Rooy Iveco´s good in front,  Ardavichus crashed with car

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

It was only the second day in the Dakar Rally, and there were only nearly 300 kilometers of race distance covered, but the differences in the truck rankings are already considerable. Federico Villa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bad start for Dutch DAF-Team Leeuw - stop after 500 Meters

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

For the Dutch Marc Leeuw the Dakar started not as expected. Only 500 meters after the start the DAF crew had to stop due to technical problems. The repair took more than two hours, so that the Truc ...

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault Sherpa of v.d. Brink with surprising 2nd place

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Totally sensational start of 40th edition of Rally Dakar for MKR Technology: The Renault Sherpa of the Dutch Martin van den Brink finished second in the first stage on Saturday. The Czech Ale&scaro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: 76year old Dakar-Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara to start again

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The advance staff from the Japanese Hino Team Sugawara - really Dakar Legends - which will be fielding two Hino 500 trucks in the trucks in the 2018 Edition, arrived in South America very early: In ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech MKR Technology with three Dutch Renault Race Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Three north-bohemian (Czech Republic) Renault Trucks teams from MKR Technology centre are ready at the starting line - two Renault K520 4x4 and one Renault CBH 385 of the Dutch teams Mammoet R ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall Results CARS/TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS04: Assa - Fort Chacal (Jan 5th, 2018) - 499 km (Liaison: 0 km - Leg: 497 km - Liaison 2 km) - This stage was the longest leg ever since the beginning of the Africa Eco Race. Th ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Elisabete Jacinto out of the race with her MAN TGS

Anabela Martinho January 05, 2018

Truck-Lady Elisabete Jacinto from Portugal finished her participation in the tenth edition of the Africa Eco Race. The damage of the front differential of the team’s MAN TGS, which broke duri ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Johan Elfrink´s Zetros - ´Lot of strange and new sounds´

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Do you know Johan Elfrink? Now you will! The Dutchman, born in 1957, is a big fan of motorsport since years. He started in Autocross, drove Enduros and Formula V. Since 2004 he is participating in ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: De Rooy wants to win overall now, Van Ginkel out again

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

The third stage of the Africa Eco Race was a good day for the Dutch Gerard de Rooy. The captain of Petronas Iveco Team initially crossed the line with a gap of 48 minutes to the buggy of stage winn ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Broken differential made victory impossible for Jacinto

Anabela Martinho January 05, 2018

The Portuguese truckdriver Elisabete Jacinto concluded on Thursday another stage of the Africa Race 2018, the third one that was fulfilled between Agdal and Assa in Morocco. The day started very we ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall Results CARS/TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS03: Agdal - Assa (Jan 4th, 2018) - 421 km (Liaison: 0 km - Leg: 400 km - Liaison 21 km) - For the first time of this 10th anniversary course, the start was directly in front of ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: 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: Van Ginkel and his crew had to change a wheel six times

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

The second stage of the Africa Eco Race, with a special of 443 kilometers from Dar Kaoura to Agdal, was a beautiful, but also tough day in which both Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco trucks had a hard t ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Portugal´s Elisabete Jacinto increases among the trucks

Anabela Martinho January 04, 2018

The Portuguese driver Elisabete Jacinto finished Wednesday in the fourth place among the trucks the second stage of the Africa Race 2018, whose selective sector of 443 kilometers was disputed betwe ...

Africa Eco Race 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall Results CARS/ TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

CARS & TRUCKS SS01: Nador - Dar Kaoura (Jan 2nd, 2018) - 639 km (Liaison: 51 km - Leg: 92 km - Liaison 496 km) - The Africa Eco Race caravan touched ground early ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Good start for Dutch Gerard De Rooy and Wuf Van Ginkel

Team De Rooy January 03, 2018

Gerard de Rooy and Wuf van Ginkel made their mark immediately in the first stage of the Africa Eco Race. In the special stage of 92 kilometers De Rooy put down the third time overall, 5:25 minutes ...

Africa Eco Race 2018: Portugal´s Elisabete Jacinto fifth after first stage

Anabela Martinho January 03, 2018

Elisabete Jacinto from Portugal completed the first special of the Africa Eco Race 2018 on Tuesday, a short 92-kilometer journey held between Ameziane and Merada in Morocco, in the fifth place amon ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Hino Motors Employees to join as Support Car Drivers

Hansy Schekahn December 19, 2017

Three Hino Motors employees will be joining the Dakar Rally 2018 team for the first time, as support car drivers. These drivers will be driving the team’s support cars safely to camp sites du ...

Africa Eco Race: Dutch Dakar Veteran Johan Elfrink back with Mercedes Zetros

Hansy Schekahn December 11, 2017

Dutch Dakar-Veteran and Baja Deutschland winner Johan Elfrink and his team - better known for their Mercedes "Finstral" racing trucks Axxor, Actros and Unimog - will be back in motorsport ...

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 ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Belarusian MAZ truck-crews to start in South America

BelTA December 06, 2017

Belarus' MAZ-Sport truckteam will take part in the 40th edition of Dakar Rally, the Belarusian agency BelTA said. Belarus will be represented by three crews on MAZ race trucks, which have parti ...

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