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DAY 8 – BALKAN CROSS COUNTRY: It ain’t over till it is over

The finish of Balkan Offroad Rallye is at the finishline on the beach at the Black Sea. Not just a finishline, but a legendary location in the Bulgarian motorsport. The teams who thought to be certain of a position were quick to wake up from their dream, as today the stage was fast, with tricky […]

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DAY 6 – BALKAN CROSS COUNTRY: you need only one mistake…

The third marathon stage in the Balkan Offroad Rallye with almost 500 km in total and 318km special stage has left its mark on the ranking. Going from Dyuni to Shkorpilovtsi, the competitors spend their day crossing mountain range after mountain range, with beautiful scenery and fantastic driving on the tracks through the forests and the […]

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Casey Currie wins the Inca Challenge!

UTV’s are quickly becoming the platforms of choice for Rally Raids including the infamous Dakar. Casey Currie came to Inca Challenge to prepare for the Dakar Rally and won overall!“WINNER!!! We came to Peru to learn for Dakar and came home winners in the SXS categories. My co-driver absolutely killed it with the tough navigation […]

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DAY 5 – Balkan Offroad Rallye – Driving on the ‘red line’!

On the fifth day of the Balkan Offroad Rallye all eyes are on the overall ranking, with just three days left to realise the dream of a good result. Three special stages made the day, from technical and a bit rocky to fast and flowing. The early arrival in the bivouac was a nice chance […]

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Balkan Rally: DAY 4: the Marathon to the Black Sea

Arriving at the coast of the Black Sea is special treat for the competitors, after no less than 580 kilometer today. With such distance, the stages are fast, the kilometers fly underneath the wheels and with breathtaking views sometimes the concentration is less than needed… In the Car category the battle is between Doncho Tsanev, […]

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Third Win of the Season for Ford NWM in Harrismith

The Free State proved a happy hunting ground for the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team for the second year in a row as Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer scored their second consecutive Harrismith 400 Class T victory this weekend. Having earned their first career win at this event last year, it was once again […]

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HUSQVARNA’S STAR SEASON

A trio of Cross Country Moto seconds Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing came home from the South African national Cross Country Motorcycle Championship finale at a dusty and windy Carletonville with a brace of championship seconds for OR1 rider Kenny Gilbert, who ended second in both the overall and his class championships, OR2 rider Taki Bogiages […]

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NEW WINNERS IN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY EMERGE AT WINDY AND DRY HARRISMITH 400

The Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place this weekend saw new winners emerg while racing conditions claimed its victims that will result in the standings looking somewhat different when teams line up for the final event. Gale force winds during the qualifying and main race […]

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ONE-TWO-THREE FOR TOYOTA AT HARRISMITH 400, PENULTIMATE ROUND OF 2018 SACCS

HARRISMITH – It was a Toyota whitewash at the Harrismith 400, Round 5 of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), as the first three cars across the line all had one thing in common: They were all Toyota Hilux race cars. The race, which took place on 14 and 15 September, brought mixed results […]

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Porizek in the lead after the longest day of HOFEKA Cup

The longest day of HOFEKA Cup was full of adventures for almost all competitors. After the second day of the fourth round of the Hungarian Championship and ninth round of the Central European Zone Championship Czech Republic’s Zdenek Porizek is in the lead in cars, Karoly Fazekas in trucks, Akos Jobbagy in SSV and Csaba […]

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Balkan Rally day 2: From the mountains to the Vineyards!

  Descending from the mountains at high speed: this was the goal of today for the competitors in the Balkan Offroad Rallye 2018, going from Borovets to Starosel in three specials with in total 200km in competition through the mountains around Borovets, the majestic Rhodopian forest and finally the plains between Plovdiv and Starosel. ‘Fabuleux!’ […]

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Desafio Inca 2018: Terranova, Price, Uribe and Salvatierra are the first race leaders

Orlando Terranova is the first leader of Desafio Inca, after winning friday’s leg with his Mini John Cooper Works.  The first leader of the race was Francisco Leon, but later Terranova  assumed the front of the race with 5h54m of total time. Francisco “Pancho” Leon finished the day in the second spot, 11m10s behind the […]

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Balkan Cross Country: The Bulgarians master the mountains!

The Balkan Offroad Rallye has started with 160km of special stage in the mountains around Borovets. On these technical tracks the Bulgarian teams show off with their experience, ruling the mountains in the Car and Side by Side class. Doncho Tsanev is the first to finish in the car ranking, with his Bulgarian made two-wheel […]

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Turkmen Desert Race 2018: Stage 4 – An easier day for all

STAGE 4: TURKMEN LAKE – GAMYSHLYJA : 410,61 KM Before the last day of « Amul-Hazar 2018 », the competitors have been eating the dust ! Leaving from the largest Lake of the country this morning, they crossed fesh-fesh and sandy tracks making hard to see anything, especially for those who followed a truck. A […]

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Turkmen Desert Race 2018: Stage 3 – A big day full of emotions

DARWAZA – TURKMEN LAKE : 256,61 KM The third stage of the Turkmen Desert Race gave once again, some strong emotions to the competitors. Big dunes made a lot of mechanical and navigation issues to some of the team. It was important to be careful and focused in order to reach the finish line. Same […]

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Balkan Offroad Rally

Balkan Offroad Rallye is not only a race, it is a huge event, unique in Europe, with two major competitions: the Balkan Cross Country and the Balkan Extreme and an equally appealing “experience” like the Balkan Discovery. Finally, for lovers of safari and historical cars, the Balkan Classic will also be held. The road book […]

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Turkmen Desert Race 2018: Stage2 – Surprises in surprises

STAGE 2: IKIUZAK PLAIN – DARWAZA CRATER -> 392 KM The 2nd day racing has already given us a lot of surprises on this Turkmen Desert Race. Some good news, some bad news, especially for Matthieu Serradori and Fabian Lurquin who lost the lead of the ranking because of a mechanical issue. The rally continues […]

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Egyptian female duo set to challenge for honours in new Jordan Baja

An-all female team from Egypt will be challenging for honours in the forthcoming Jordan Baja, the Hashemite Kingdom’s first international cross-country rally since 1990. The three-day off-road event takes place in the stunning Wadi Rum area on September 27-29. The Gazelle Rally Team’s Yara Shalaby and Nouran Ashry have entered in the car category and […]

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EYES ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA HEADS TO PENULTIMATE ROUND OF 2018 SACCS

Round 5 of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), the Harrismith 400, takes place around the Free State town of Harrismith on September 14th and 15th, and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA it offers an opportunity to cement its standing at the top of the championship table. Giniel de Villiers, partnered with Dennis Murphy, […]

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WADE YOUNG WINS RED BULL 111 MEGAWATT 2018: WESS ROUND 5 RESULTS

Securing his second consecutive WESS race win, Sherco mounted Wade Young claimed a memorable victory over Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak (POL) and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt (GB) in third. In what was a dramatic turn of events, series leader Jonny Walker (KTM – GB) crashed out of the race […]

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HARRISMITH 400 WILL REWARD CONSISTENCY WITH GOOD POINTS

Special Vehicle championship to tighten up even more at penultimate round The Harrismith 400, round five of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 September in the eastern Free State, will reward consistency with a healthy amount of points and could easily tip the scales […]

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AIMING FOR BEST RESULTS WITH THE FOCUS ON TITLES

Battle between Toyota and Ford for the titles to continue Competitors will feel the added pressure to claim the best results at the Harrismith 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 September in the eastern Free State, […]

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Title Chase Intensifies for Ford NWM in Harrismith

All eyes will be on the fiercely contested Class T Production Vehicle Championship when the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) returns to Harrismith for the penultimate race of the 2018 season on 14 and 15 September. Having dominated this event last year with an emphatic 1-2 finish, the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team […]

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Aravind and Tanveer to lead TVS team in PanAfrica Rally

India’s Aravind KP and Abdul Wahid Tanveer will lead Sherco TVS Factory’s four-member rider squad in the PanAfrica Rally in Morocco starting September 8.The team also has the French brother duo of Michael and Adrien Metge, a statement said on Monday. This will be the first rally of the Pre-Dakar series for Aravind, who has recovered completely from his injury. After the […]

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MINI wins Baja Poland 2018 with a superb one-two finish

Polish star Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski takes MINI John Cooper Works Rally to first place on home soil.Przygonski tightens his grip on the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup championship. Fellow countryman Krzysztof Holowczyc places another MINI John Cooper Works Rally on the podium with second place. Round nine of the 2018 FIA Cross Country […]

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HUSQVARNA CHASING WELKOM WINS

Advantage Caleb Tennant in SA motocross Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing heads to Welkom’s sixth round 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship races Saturday 8 August in a powerful position with Caleb Tennant leading both the MX1 and MX2 title chases, Maddy Malan also on a charge in those two open classes and young Neil […]

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Positive second-to-last stage at the Ruta 40 for Paulo Gonçalves who extends the overall leadership

The fourth stage of the Desafío Ruta 40 brought with it good results for the Monster Energy Honda Team. Despite opening the track, Paulo Gonçalves minimized the handicap and managed to finish the day on the podium. Brabec was fourth on the penultimate stage. In spite of the hindrance of having to open the field, […]

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A race with high expectations

For the first edition of TURKMEN DESERT RACE, no less than 83 crews will start from Amul on September 11th.This colorful race consisting of a caravan of 220 vehicles and 520 persons, will cross Turkmenistan from East to West through the legendary Karakum desert. During this race, the amateurs will have the pleasure to stay […]

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Desafío Ruta 40 2018: Paulo Gonçalves wins the 3rd stage and takes the leadership

Another complicated day in Fiambalá where the Monster Energy Honda Team colours shone in the immensity of the Argentine desert. Stage three of the Desafío Ruta 40 saw victory for Paulo Gonçalves and third place for Ricky Brabec. Today’s Desafío Ruta 40 was originally scheduled to cover a total of 210.89 kilometres of special stage […]

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Kahalari Rally 2018: Nearly 3000 kilometres of racing and discovery in the Kahalari Desert

For a long time, Africa is a synonym of adventure and discovery, offering those who dare to go many challenges and uncharted territories. The Kalahary Rally will be exactly that, a 3000 km adventure in a region that is not yet well known to rally-raid and motorsport fans, with a demanding route across breathtaking a landscape. 2018 Kalahari […]

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Desafío Ruta 40 2018: Brutally tough second stage at the Desafío Ruta 40

The Desafío Ruta 40 today put the competitors through one of the hardest ever stages in its history as it crossed the Fiambalá Desert. Riders had to tackle a highly demanding 320-kilometre special stage filled with tricky navigation and challenging off-piste racing. Paulo Gonçalves, who opened the track today, lies fourth overall. The severity of […]

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SAME AREA, BUT NEW ROUTE AS THE SA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO HARRISMITH FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR 

The Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), takes competitors back to the same venue and area they visited for the first time last year, but when they tackle the fifth round of the championship on 14 and 15 September, it will be on a new route.  There is […]

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Rally dos Sertões 2018: Demanding route on the last part of the marathon stage caused a lot of difficulties to the participants.

Yesterday the participants of the 2018 Sertões Rally had to tackle the second and final half of the marathon stage they started the day before.  This meant that this 5th leg of the rally was very demanding by several motives, but specially because the crews only had the chance to do by their own some […]

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CAN-AM OFF-ROAD TEAMS RULE THE AMERICAS WITH ENDURANCE RACING WINS

 Can-Am off-road racing teams earned numerous victories and class podiums this past weekend in both North America and South America, affirming Can-Am as the brand of choice for overcoming long-distance and endurance events. In the United States, Can-Am / XPS Lubricants drivers Phil Blurton and Kyle Chaney outlasted stiff competition and overwhelming conditions to record […]

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Rally dos Sertões 2018: Leaders in all categories kept their place in the 1st half of the marathon stage.

The caravan of participants of the 2018 Sertões Rally travelled yesterday from the city of Luís Eduardo Magalhães to Barra, both in Bahia’s state to race the first half of the marathon stage that will end only today.  Yesterday’s leg had 355 demanding quilometers , across a challenging terrain that made some casualties among the […]