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Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014


Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014













































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Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe.







The participants of the [ AFRICARACE.COM ] have really benefitted of the preferential rates which were only till June 30th. As a result, at the rally office, registrations rife in and it is now obvious that the 2015 edition will be a grand cru with a lot of newcomers.

Indeed, since Jean Louis Schlesser announced his retirement at the end of the 2014 edition of the Africa Eco Race, after winning six editions, a lot of contenders want to take the place of the "Boss", therefore the rally should have a high-standard pack fighting for victory.

In parallel, press conferences in Europe are nearly over. It is always a very privileged moment for the organizers to get to know, meet up and share with new participants.

Belgium and Netherlands in Lommel - June 4th

A lot of people made the move at the motocross field of Lommel on June 4th to meet Jean Louis Schlesser and Rene Metge. Thanks to Jacky Loomans, Noel Essers, Raf Berkmans and Wouter Tyberghien for their help and support to organize of the presentation.

Metge, who just got back from his first recos, took word in the first place to explain the course but most of all, to explain what makes the Africa Eco Race so special: "As you may all know, for this edition we will have an extra stage with 100% of sand in Mauritania. The participants will be submerged in a saharian atmosphere that only Africa can give."

Metge added: "Once more, the 2015 edition will put forward the true values of the discipline which are mutual aid and solidarity, giving the opportunity to the participants to get closer and having an ambiance which they’ll find nowhere else. As always, bivouacs will be in the middle of nowhere, quality catering will be available for the troups and security will be our priority. Of course all of this is possible due to the efforts of the organization composed of real passionates which always give their very best."

Then came Schlesser’s turn to speak: "I’m looking for someone which will succeed me! Jacky Loomans and his Overdrive Toyota Hilux could be one of them but there are many others. Bets are open as long as the finish line isn’t crossed so nothing is decided."

Sofia / Bulgaria - June 18th

The new representative for Balkan countries, Todor Hristov from Bulgaria, did things in big. First of all an interview of Rene Metge was broadcasted on the national TV news of Bulgaria but also, he offers a Bike/Quad registration for the winner of his Balkan Rally from september 4th to 12th 2014. Finally, this conference gave the opportunity to René to measure the infatuation for the event as already teams have confirmed their participation.

Lisbon / Portugal - June 25th

The presentation of the 7th edition of the Africa Eco Race took place at the Altis Belem Hotel in Lisbon, where were exposed off road vehicles. Numerous personnalities were present at the such as Manuel Marin, President of FMP (Federation Moto Portugal) along with Joaquin Capelo, President of the Automobile Federation of Portugal, the driver Miguel Barbosa and Elisabete Jacinto with her team Oleoban MAN.

Proof that the AER arouses interests in Portugal. René Metge, always present, was of course part of it as well to present the key points of the course and to meet the different Car, Bike and Truck participants already registered. The rendez-vous was also matter of discussing the future of the growing event and why not one day, Portugal’s implication in the organization.

2014/07/04 | 15:44 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/AER











Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 | NEW




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 | NEW




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 | NEW




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 | NEW




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 | NEW




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Both Ford Rangers reached top speeds above 175 km/h. | 27.08.2014 17:07 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Onboard with X-Rally Ford Ranger Baumgart / Cincea | 27.08.2014 16:35 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Stagewin for Toyota´s Varela in S3 but Spinelli still leader. | 27.08.2014 16:19 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Goncalves - "Hope to ride hard without making mistakes" | 27.08.2014 16:00 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins again in Bikes and remains the leadership. | 27.08.2014 15:35 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 19:14 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 |




Baja Poland: X-raid with four Mini All4 Racing - chase for World Cup continues. | 26.08.2014 17:21 |




Baja Poland: Overdrive Racing with five Toyota Hilux and Nasser Al Attiyah. | 26.08.2014 16:45 |




Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014 05:17 |




Rally dos Sertões: Gonçalves wins SS2 in Bikes but Coma still overall leader. | 26.08.2014 05:02 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Nice impressions from the first days in Brazil (79) | 26.08.2014 04:53 |




Baja Poland VIDEO: Official trailer of the Baja Poland FIA CC World Cup 2014 | 26.08.2014 04:32 |




Donaldson CC: Test of character for the teams at South African Vryburg 450 | 26.08.2014 03:49 |




Rallyraid: Kamaz Master legend Ilgizar Mardeev tragically died in an accident. | 26.08.2014 03:09 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 02:30 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014 01:28 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment video of SS01 Sunday (crash) | 26.08.2014 00:56 |




















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