The first great African stage of the rally-RAID “Dakar” in 2003, which took place between Tunisian towns of Tozeur and El Borma, for the victory fought the pilots of Mitsubishi’s Hiroshi Masuoka and Stephane Peterhansel.
However, the main trouble of the stage waiting for leaders and Ari Vatanen: Nissan uttu Kleinschmidt in a Volkswagen. Ari and Jutta were victims of high water, stuck in a deep Ford in crossing the river.
Despite these difficulties, and Vatanen, and Kleinschmidt managed to continue the race and at the finish in Sharm-El-Sheikh, were seventh and eighth...
12 Nov cars of the team “KAMAZ-Master” went all the way to the start of the rally-marathon “Dakar-2018”. This was preceded by the traditional parade of teams on the test track in Carluke. In order to carry out on rally “Dakar” and wish good luck to the members of the team arrived the General Director of JSC “KAMAZ” Sergey Kogogin, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Minister of sports and youth policy of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov, and mayor of Naberezhnye Chelny nail Magdeev.
2018 year will be notable...
In 1992, for the first time in the history of the legendary rally-RAID participants crossed the equator on the African continent to be at the southernmost point of the continent – Cape town.
That year the competition was officially called the “Paris-Cape town”, but on the way to the second largest city in South Africa riders waiting for danger.
The promotion of the pilots was stopped in Namibia, where the river overflowed. It got Stephane Peterhansel, who with great effort, but still overcame the obstacle. Others are less fortunate.
For example, motorcycle Cagiva American...
Twin brothers Tim and Tom Coronel always wanted to speak at the rally-RAID “Dakar” together, and in 2018, their wish will come true.
In previous years, Tim and Tom played in a single-seat SUVs, but in 2018 they will act in the same buggy nicknamed “the beast”, designed in the Bureau Damen Jeffries in the United States. Buggy will be equipped with 6.2-liter V8 Chevrolet engine.
In that time, one of the brothers will be flying the buggy, the second one will perform the role of Navigator.
“I’m tired to be alone,’ said the WTCC veteran Tom Coronel....
Without exception, all participants of “Dakar” know that for a long itinerary of the rally-RAID, you cannot lose concentration for a second.
But sometimes the route is fraught with hidden threats that can bypass even the best.
In 2010, a large number of participants landed in a mud pit on the way from Copiapo to Antofagasta, which at the end of the stage, the organizers even had to compensate for the time riders. In that year, Cyril despres was lucky to maintain a comfortable lead in the overall standings.
In 2012, the riders again caught in a mud trap in Chile, but this time...
The organizers of the fortieth in the history of the rally-RAID “Dakar”, which will be held across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina from 6 to 20 January 2018, for the first time introduced the participants of the tests of motorcycles and ATVs in Facebook. On the official page of the famous race was published start number 193 pilots.
143 riders will perform in the Moto category we, and the first number will start the last year’s winner, Briton Sam Sunderland.
Interestingly, the numbers 13 and 113 are not used.
In the classification of ATVs 50 participants, among them the...
“Paris-Dakar” 2004 will be remembered not only by victories Nani Roma (motorcycle), stéphane Peterhansel (SUVs) and Vladimir Chagin (trucks), but one of the most colorful days in the history of the legendary rally-marathon.
In the cultural capital of Burkina Faso town of Bobo-Dioulasso “Paris-Dakar” was met by the fearless participants of the traditional national racing mopeds under the name of “Ramo”.
Young people competed in races on the streets of Bobo-Dioulasso on mopeds with engines of 50 cubic centimeters.
By the way, the organizers of the race...
The Korean company SsangYong will be presented at the rally-RAID “Dakar-2018”.
The legendary rally-RAID Motorsport team SsangYong has developed a brand new SsangYong Tivoli DKR, at the wheel which will make the Spaniard Oscar Fuertes. Final version is not yet available.
SsangYong Motorsport will take part in the “Dakar-2018” as the factory team, which will allow Fuertes to compete for the title of best rookie of the South American competition. In addition, together with the crew on the rally will go to support the truck and eight mechanics.
“This is my debut...
Bruno Saby, who represented Mitsubishi in the rally-RAID “Paris-Dakar” in 1996, was designed to compete with the racers Citroen Pierre Lartigue and Ari Vatanen in the standings SUVs.
However, in the third stage of the competition, Bruno lost his hopes for replicating the success of 1993, when he was crowned in Dakar.
Sabi lost control of his Pajero 4×4, with the result that the car made several somersaults in the air, and then landed on its wheels. Fortunately, the pilot and his Navigator Dominic Serger escaped serious injury and was able to continue the fight. However in...
Peugeot confirmed the completion of the racing program “Dakar” rally-RAID 2018.
Apparently, Dakar 2018 will be the last Peugeot
“Due to the fact that this “Dakar” will be the last Peugeot we would like to finish here on a positive note, – quotes the head of Peugeot Sport Bruno Famenne AUTOSPORT.com. But we can’t be confident in your next success. Harder to win and defend his title”.
At the same time, 13-time champion of “Dakar” Stephane Peterhansel in no hurry to say goodbye to the legendary rally-RAID.
“Nobody knows whether...