The Dakar is still one of the toughest tests for man and machine. Watch Helder Rodrigues of Honda HRC Rally preparing for Dakar 2014.
Honda has released official photos of the new CRF450 RALLY designed specifically for rally racing. TEAM HRC (Honda’s motorcycle works team for rally races) will use the CRF450 RALLY at the upcoming “2014 Dakar Rally – Argentina, Bolivia, Chile” in January 2014. Continue reading →
Motor sport in the UAE will be given a fresh boost later this year with the launch of a new national rally championship designed to capitalise on the country’s spectacular natural assets for the staging of cross country events. The UAE Desert Championship is being introduced to safeguard the future of rallying on a national basis, and in doing so will take the country’s original motor sport discipline to a new level. Continue reading →
Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser, Spaniard Marc Coma and Pole Rafal Sonik claimed outright victories in their respective car, motorcycle and quad categories of the four-day 2013 Sealine Cross-Country Rally, which finished in southern Qatar on Friday.
The trio held on to their overnight advantages in very different circumstances to clinch the wins after a punishing all-desert route of over 1,500km had tested both man and machine to the limit. Schlesser, Chilean rider Francisco Lopez and Sonik were triumphant on the fourth and final stage. Continue reading →
An action-adventure documentary chronicling the most notorious and dangerous race in the world – the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Rivaling the Indy 500 and 25 Hours of Daytona, the race across Baja’s peninsula is unpredictable, grueling and raw – just like the uncharted American West of yesteryear. Continue reading →
Olivier Pain only started in 30th place, but by the time he got to Nazca, he had already left almost 20 other riders in the dust. Francisco López took his second stage win in three days at the 2013 Dakar. In the car category, Nasser Al-Attiyah won his 15th special at the Dakar, while the X-Raid team’s delight at seeing Stéphane Peterhansel seize the overall lead was tempered by the injuries and withdrawal of key driver Pole Krzysztof Hołowczyc. Continue reading →
Today’s loop around Pisco saw Joan Barreda win the stage and the usual supporting cast of the Dakar step up to the plate and take the top honours, together with talented rookies like Matt Fish and Kurt Caselli. In the car category, Sainz and Al-Attiyah’s navigational problems were a blessing for the most experienced of the Dakar champions: Peterhansel, who took his 60th special, and Giniel de Villiers, who climbed to second in the general classification. Continue reading →
Born and bred in Dubai, and having grown up amidst the desert sands of the UAE, Sebastian Husseini has been dreaming of the Dakar ever since he was a little boy and riding quads, well before his memory serves him. Husseini has been served now with his lifelong aspiration as everything lined up perfectly this year, for the 2007 quad cross-country world champion to give it a go at the toughest of all rallies which will take place from 5th to 20th January 2013. Continue reading →
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain notched up a third stage victory on the fourth day of the Pharaons rally. The Spanish rider proved himself to be both fast at racing and deft at navigation on the TE449RR by Speedbrain, dominating the stage throughout the entire 530 km of special test. Team mate Paulo Goncalves finished third just over a minute behind Przygonsky. Continue reading →
Honda has unveiled its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 Intermot, and it will compete in the 2013 Dakar Rally to be held from January 2013. Honda aims to put fuel efficiency and endurance technology developed for its commercial vehicles to new challenges and in turn use the technology acquired from the race in commercial applications. Continue reading →