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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


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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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Australia 2011: East meets West in Australian Off Road Championship 2011.



Since joining the "Australian Off Road Championship" in 2005, ‘Smithy’s Place’ at Hyden has played host to the West Australian round of the AORC. This Easter all the high flying, high powered offroad racing action returns to the West, as Australia’s top competitors converge on Hyden, 340 km east of Perth for the first round of the 2011 championship, the ARB Pinjarra Engineering Hyden 450.

Headlining the 71 strong field are the 2010 Australian Off Road Champions, David Fellows and Mark Bergamin. The South Australian team are refreshed after the long off season and are ready to defend the hotly contested title in their twin turbo charged Peter Kittle Motorsports Jimco.

Fellows kickstarted his 2010 championship assault with a win at the ARB Pinjarra Engineering Hyden 450 and will be striving to repeat that form this year. Fellows is not likely to have it all his own way, with an East meets West battle of world class offroad racing machinery entered.

Former Australian champs Shannon Rentsch and Hayden Bentley are making the trip across the Nullabor, along with Sydney’s Brad Prout who finished third outright in 2010. While last season’s runner up, Danny Auricht will be heading west from the red centre to lock horns with the strong field of locals, which includes the Outerbounds Racing Jimco’s of Beau and Travis Robinson, Eric Phillips, Brad Cooper and Justin Steadman to name just a few.

The charge for the podium is likely to extend further than just the Proclass machinery. Extreme 2WD Class Champ, Chris Western has powered up his Mickey Thompson truck during the off season, with the addition of a fresh Chevy, while Colin Hunter will be debuting his Dodge Dakota Trophy Truck in the Extreme 4WD Class at Hyden.

Effectively rolling their race cars out into the backyard will be Brad Mudge from Holt Rock, who is fresh from a second outright performance at the Gascoyne Dash in his Razorback and the high flying De Tomaso Pantera of Glen and Jay Ward from Wagin. Three generations of Hosking’s will also be racing with Terry entering his Ford Ranger in the Performance 2WD Class, his father Tom campaigning in the Extreme 2WD Class and his Daughter Annabelle unleashing the 1300cc buggy in the Sportsman Class.

The popular event boasts a new race format for 2011. The point to point section from Smithy’s to Hyden and back on Saturday has been dropped due to the logistics of the large entry field, in favour of a new look four lap race on Sunday. The track has almost doubled in length to 112 km thanks to the generosity of the land owners, the Smith family and the neighbouring Lynch and Nichol families.

It incorporates many of the old favourites including the massive series of jumps down Christie’s Hill, the high speed straights through the wheat paddocks and the stadium style arena at Smithy’s. The extended course loops close to Hyden with an exciting new jump built at the gravel pit just outside town. Guaranteeing there will be some exciting action for both the spectators and TV cameras alike.

Before the green flag drops on the 448km long course race, the starting order will be determined by a 13km sprint around Smithy’s Place on Saturday afternoon. Following the prologue the Top Ten will have a final shoot out for pole position and the dust free run from the startline on Sunday morning.

Round two of the five round title fight for the Australian Off Road Championship will be the Tattersall’s Finke Desert Race, held in Alice Springs on the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, June 10th-13th.

While the race to greet the chequered flag first on Sunday afternoon will be paramount, the battles within the class ranks will be equally as fierce. With most of the 2009 Class champions including Justin Watt (Prolite), Werner Zettl (Super 1650), Chris Western (Extreme 2WD), Clayton Chapman (Production 4WD) and Colin Hunter (Extreme 4WD) all looking to get their season off to a good start.

2011/04/15 | 14:16 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/KILNER












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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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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