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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 ALL ENDS WELL !

The last stage of the AFRICA ECO RACE between Akjoujt in Mauritania and Saint Louis in Senegal went perfectly well. Starting with the special stage of 218 kilometers which left from the bivouac to join Fimlit, a village situated 80 kilometers from Nouakchott. This stage was without difficulty for the leaders of the ranking. It […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 MAURITANIA’S NATURAL SELECTION!

As in 2018, this 11th stage of the AFRICA ECO RACE between Amodjar and Akjoujt was ruthless for the competitors, should it be in moto or auto category. The navigation was especially complicated. Proof is, if you calculate the average speed of the winners, which is 69 km/h for the motos and 78km/h for the […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 MAURITANIA ALWAYS AS CHALLLENGING

After the hectic day yesterday due to the accident of both OPTIMUS buggies on the arrival of the special stage, the atmosphere was back to normal and focused on the race leaving from the CHAMI bivouac this morning. Luckily, because this stage of 507 kilometers towards Amodjar is known to be extremely challenging. The clerks […]

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Africa Eco Race steams into Mauritania, stage ends with a spectacular collision for the leaders

After the cancellation of the 6th special stage yesterday due to the absence of helicopters the race was back on track with the first real Mauritanian stage between Northern Station and Chami- 481km.  All was well until the arrival of the first the buggies at the line when N°202 and211 crashed into each other. The […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 FIRST MAURITANIAN STAGE CANCELLED !

After an early morning start from Dakhla, the entire AFRICA ECO RACE caravan passed the Mauritanian at 10AM this Monday 7th of January 2019. A quick formality facilitated by agreements made between the organisation and the administration of the Mauritanian customs. From now on, visas will be done individually at the Chami bivouac by the […]

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Africa Eco Race 2019: Stage 4 – Towards the south

Temperature was 23 degrees on the arrival of the Fort Chacal bivouac, a locality situated approximately 30 kilometers from Laayoune. Ideal racing conditions for this 4th stage, as it has been since the beginning of the 2019 AFRICA ECO RACE. Also, since the first stage of this 11th edition, navigation is at the center of […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 A QUIET DAY

After the arrival of the special stage yesterday at the bivouac, this Thursday morning, the starting line was set up a few dozen meters from the AFRICA ECO RACE camp. A comfortable situation for the competitors who earned some well-deserved extra sleeping time, especially for those who arrived late during the night of the second […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 A SELECTIVE SECOND DAY

In the end, the first Moroccan night on the Bivouac of La Momie wasn’t as cold as cold as predicted as the temperature did not go bellow 3 degrees. Luckily because after this first long stage of the 11th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE, some competitors arrived very late. Therefore, repairs and maintenance went […]

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Ed Racing’s Essa Al-Dossari storms back to win Ha’il Nissan Rally

ED Racing’s Essa Al-Dossari fought back from fourth overall to win the final stage and secure a second successive victory in the 14th Ha’il Nissan International Rally on Tuesday.The Nissan Navara driver and his Emirati navigator Ali Hassan Obaid benefited from the fast nature of the final 170.02km selective section through the An Nafud desert […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 AN AGITATED FIRST STAGE !

This Tuesday 1st of January, at 6AM sharp, the “GNV CRYSTAL” ferry transporting the AFRICA ECO RACE caravan arrived at Nador port in Northern Morocco. After customs formalities, that were longer than usual due to a new software inaugurated that day, the race was able to start two hours late. A delay without consequence other […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019: Successful start from Monaco

At 9AM sharp, the moto driver Pal Anders ULLEVASETER, big favourite of this 2019 edition, was the first to launch the festivities after Adriana gave him the signal by drawing the flag of the principality. The Norwegian was smiling under his helmet but boasted serious determination to try get a 4th title after these two […]

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Upcoming Land Rover Defender Looks Very Inspired By G-Wagen

Fans of the Land Rover Defender have been anxiously awaiting the new model for several years since the last update was in 2011. Finally, the company has unveiled a new Land Rover model with the caption, “Do not unwrap until 2019.” More information is set to be available on Dec. 27, 2018, according to Land […]

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New home for the Toyota 1000 Desert Race

Official announcement of the new home of the Toyota 1000 Desert Race, which will take place in the Selebi Phikwe area for the next three years, subject to renewal. Botswana has been home to the Toyota 1000 Desert Race since 1991 traversing thousands of kilometres in several areas including Gaborone, Mantshwabisi, Lentsweletau, Hatsalatladi and Kumakwane with […]

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YOUNG GREEN’S ROOF GOLD

Husqvarna rising star delivers in Lesotho Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing youngster Matthew Green delivered a star turn to finish sixth in the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ 2018 Motul Roof of Africa’s most extreme gold class. The bruising race through the toughest gorges and most daunting climbs the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho has to offer, is […]

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Ssangyong Rexton DKR to compete in the 2019 Dakar Rally

SsangYong has unveiled the Rexton DKR to compete in next year’s Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest rally, following the brands successful campaigning of a Tivoli inspired car in the 2018 eventSsangYong has unveiled the Rexton DKR to compete in next year’s Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest rally, following the brands successful campaigning of a Tivoli […]

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SHEMUD: An All-Female Extreme 4×4 Challenge

Proving that hoonery is a pastime enjoyed around the world, SHEMUD sends competitors into the Malaysian rainforest to face all manner of off-road obstacles.Combining off-road competition and touring adventure, the event is officially known as the SHEMUD Women’s International 4×4 Challenge. Special stages are set up along predetermined routes, with all hands participating and staying together as […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 A HUNDRED COMPETITORS DEPARTING FROM MONACO

Over a hundred vehicles will be joining the AFRICA ECO RACE in Monaco, awaiting the launch of the 11th edition on the 30th of December, which will be given by Adriana, the event’s ambassadress. The Moto, Auto and Truck participants, passionate about Africa, will follow Thierry SABINE step to join the famous Rose Lac after […]

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The Rainforest Challenge Malaysia – Best 4X4 Event

The Rainforest Challenge, held in Malaysia fron 23 November, is one of the most memorable 4×4 endurance tests on the planet.When it comes to competitive off-roading, it doesn’t get much more extreme than the Rainforest Challenge (RFC). Founded by Malaysian Luis Wee in 1997, the globally recognized and reputable 4×4 off-road obstacle racing and adventure […]

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Steele claims unofficial Baja 1000 win

With a long day and night of racing through one of the toughest courses in memory behind him, veteran racer and Baja impresario Cameron Steele has been unofficially named as the four-wheel overall winner of the 51st BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 1000. Image:  Andy Meyers Based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Steele and his Desert Assassin […]

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Alexander Rossi Just About Crashed Head-On with a Fan’s SUV in the Baja 1000

Open wheel racing can be a terrifying sport full of near-misses, but there’s a good chance that Indy 500 champion and former Formula One driver Alexander Rossi has never experienced anything quite as terrifying as a potentially terrible crash within the first fifty miles of the Baja 1000. Rossi was piloting the No. 709 Honda […]

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Waikato’s offroad Grandma a national champ

A Waikato grandmother has become the first New Zealand woman to win a national offroader racing title.After nine years of racing Putaruru’s Samantha Atkins, 51, recently won her class, for offroaders with a rear motorcycle engine up to 1500cc, during the New Zealand National Offroad Racing Championships held in Christchurch. Atkins, who had five children […]

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Algeria Rally – Sahari Rally : The final stage

ALGERIA RALLY : SAHARI RALLY El Goléa (El Ménéa) – Ghardaïa Liaison 33.43km – SS 7 178.30km – Liaison 119.03km Thursday, November 8th  2018 The final race day was a day of speed.  Today’s race started out by a small Erg, then continued on to flat lands until adrars were visible in the distance, before […]

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HARD EARNED HONOURS FOR 2018 SACCS CHAMPIONS 

The recent Gold 400 rounded off the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that consisted of six tough events all over the country and Botswana with various title battles from the start. It was also a season where teams and manufacturers developed and competed with state of the art vehicles and equipment and a […]

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Desafio Inca 2018: Action and emotion in the Ica Desert

The awe-inspiring Ica Desert was the ideal stage for one of the most demanding races of the 2018 calendar, in which competitors faced some of the most dramatic and magnificent dunes in the world over 900 km of racing. With the 100% Peruvian Dakar fast approaching, the third edition of the Dakar Series featured many […]

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ALGERIA RALLY : SAHARI RALLY stage 5 review

TIMIMOUN – EL MENIA SS5: Liaison 23.11 – SS 344.06 Tuesday, November 6h 2018 A PARIS-DAKAR LIKE STAGE Today’s menu features an appetizer of tracks which were quick, seemingly endless and difficult to navigate, with a side of wild camels roaming between the wells rare and far between. Before getting to the main dish, the […]

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SUCCESSFUL TITLE DEFENSE FOR DE VILLIERS AS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA WIN IN GLENHARVIE

1st overall for De Villiers/Murphy 2nd overall for Lategan/White 1st in Class T for Bertholdt/Minnitt 1st in Class S for Visser/Visser De Villiers/Murphy crowned overall champions for 2018 Lategan/White crowned Class FIA champions for 2018 Manufacturer’s Championship for Toyota It was a racing weekend filled with spectacular action, culminating in not only overall victory in […]

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Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at Season Finale

Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at Season Finale Title glory for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable on Gold 400 in Gauteng Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end third in Class T for 2018 Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea cross the finish line in seventh place Ford earns Manufacturer’s Award for the third time […]

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CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES FOR TOYOTA AND FORD AFTER ROUGH AND ROCKY GOLD 400

The Gold 400, the final round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series that took place this weekend at Glenharvie on the West Rand of Gauteng, delivered the nail-biting action predicted and after 375 tough kilometres on a tight and rocky route, both Toyota and Ford were awarded with championship titles in the Production […]

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GOING FOR GOLD AT FINAL ROUND OF SA NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

The final round of the 2018 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Gold 400, that takes place on 2 and 3 November in the Glenharvie area on the West Rand, is the sixth and last chance for title contenders to put their seal on championship aspirations and with new leaders emerging in the […]

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Welcome to the Insane World of Off-Road ‘Ultra4 Racing’

By Bryon Dorr  Driving through rugged terrain is always a good time. Doing it at insane speeds with a purpose-built race truck is next-level fun. Our automotive guru, Bryon Dorr, checks in from the Ultra4 National Championship. First off you might ask, “What is Ultra4 Racing?” I had to ask the same question. I’d heard about the […]

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Gold 400: Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending

Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable set their sights on Class T championship title Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer also in contention after winning in Harrismith Brazil’s Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea return to SA for the season finale Gold 400 takes place on 2 and 3 November in Glenharvie on Gauteng’s West Rand For the […]

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Baja Portalegre 2018: Five-strong South Racing Can-Am entry to wrap up European Rallying season at Portugal’s Baja Portalegre

South Racing faces another hectic and exciting weekend of international off-road rallying when the team operating out of Germany and Portugal enters five Can-Am Maverick X3s in the increasingly popular SSV category in this weekend’s fully-subcribed Baja Portalegre 500 in Portugal. The traditional final round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies is based […]

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GOLD 400 COMBINES FAMILIAR SECTIONS WITH BRAND NEW ROUTE FOR THE GRAND FINALE

The 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) is drawing to a close with the sixth and final round of the season, the Gold 400, taking place on 2 and 3 November at Glenharvie, Westonaria and with almost all the championship titles still up for grabs tensions are running high, and everyone will be hoping […]

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FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY IN MOROCCO FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL

FES, MOROCCO – The 2018 edition of the Rally of Morocco, penultimate round of the FIA’s World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, drew to a close with the 198 km-long 5th stage, which saw the teams return to the city of Fes. Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel set the 7th-fastest […]

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Indian army’s Border Roads Organisation jumps into Raid de Himalaya fray

India’s celebrated rallyists have a tough fight on their hands in the 20th edition of the Raid de Himalaya, with the inclusion of a formidable team from the Border Roads Organisation.Col Pradeep Sharma of BRO’s Project Vijayak at Kargil will lead the team’s challenge in a Maruti Gypsy in the Raid Xtreme 4X4 category and […]