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Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014


Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014


Baja Poland: "We have prepared an extra attractions for fans in this year". | 21.08.2014


Asia Cross Country PHOTOS: Impressions Asian Rally Thailand-Cambodia (71). | 19.08.2014


Asia Cross Country: Outlander PHEV completes Rally for second straight year. | 19.08.2014


Baja Poland: Baja Poland Ambassador Krzysztof Holowczyc - "I love this rally". | 18.08.2014













































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Australia 2014: Robinson / Skinner winning AORC opening round in Kalgoorlie.






Beau Robinson and Ken Skinner struck gold in their #413 OBR Trophy Truck this weekend, taking their maiden "Australia Off Road Championship" AORC round win at the opening round of the 2014 season, the "Kalgoorlie 400" Rally. The Perth based team thrived in tough, dusty conditions, finishing in a time of 04:46:15 hours, picking off the twin turbo V6 powered buggies one by one in the Tonka & BF Goodrich backed V8 Truck as the five lap race progressed.

"It was tight and twisty and I thought it would have suited the lighter turbo buggies. But we kept it consistent and had no issues, so it goes to show what a clean run can do. Everyone has done a great job with the new event and we’ll now look forward to keeping everyone on their toes at Finke."

Reigning AORC Champions, Shannon and Ian Rentsch picked up where they left off in 2013 to finish second outright in the #1 Hogs Breath BFGoodrich Jimco. After qualifying fourth, Rentsch had moved into second heading into the final two laps, but was unable to haul in Robinson during the closing section to finish 2min 01sec behind the West Australian.

"The track chewed up a lot across the weekend, in some spots the wheel ruts were deep and we were bellying out, so it was a challenge to get through sections without stopping. It’s probably one of the toughest we have raced on for a while, so it was good to get the finish."

Matt Hanson and Leigh Wells rounded out the podium in third after a testing the weekend. The pair won Saturday mornings prologue in the #3 Snap SMU Jimco, but then battled with turbo boost and brake issues in the top ten shoot out and first lap which followed. Hanson then charged on Sunday, battling through the dust to be second quickest in the final section, which was enough to secure third in a time of 04:48:36.

"It was a real offroaders track that we enjoyed once it became more settled and defined, and we really enjoyed the final section. It is a good start for future nationals here in West Australia," said Hanson

North Queensland’s Michael Marson and Steven Gates were 4th outright in their Ford V8 powered #32 Racer Pro Buggy, ahead of fellow Queenslanders and the Prolite Class winners, Tony Fehlhaber and Garry Howell who finished fifth outright. Fehlhaber had initially piloted the #138 Karcher Prolite into third, but was relegated to fifth after a five minute penalty was applied for hitting a marker.

After blitzing the top ten shoot out and opening up a comfortable lead in the first section, Travis Robinson and Paul Currie looked set to claim a one, two victory for Outerbound Racing in the #13 OBR Jimco until an alternator failure on lap four saw them relinquish first place on the road. A quick pit stop saw them rejoin the race to finish in Eighth outright.

While the overnight race leader, Jack Rhodes fell prey to the bull dust in the #91 Jimco on lap 3, becoming bogged and loosing in excess of half an hour before he was recovered. Rhodes then wound up the pace again in the final section to climb back into 10th outright.

Paul Youman and Mitch Marsden took the Performance 2WD Class win and 11th outright in the #502 General Tires V8 Hilux. The team almost threw in the towel with one lap to go, with the cab starting to come loose, but Paul’s wife Simone spurred them on to keep going and get to the finish.

"The track sorted the men out from the boys in places, but I loved the fast sweeping stuff where you were hanging on the berms, but the white powdery stuff was just out of control," said Hillbilly Racings, Paul Youman

Extreme 4WD Class winners, Clayton Chapman with TV presenter Kate Peck in the navigators seat were the 14th and last car to complete the entire race distance. After giving the top ten a good nudge in the Mitsubishi Triton on the first couple of laps, the Triton required all hands on deck during the service interval when it limped into the pits at the end of section two.

With the rear diff, clutch and starter motor all needing to be replaced, the Chapman Offroad Team knuckled down and got the job done within the 30 minute service interval. Allowing Clayton to go on and claim the class win.

WA State Championship entrants, Chris Dawes and Zeb Casey were the quickest of the Production 4WD’s in their GU Patrol, taking the class win with the completion of 3 laps. While Kalgoorlie locals, Jermey Lia and James Lia were the best of the Super 1650’s after locking away 3 laps in their Rivmasta.

The Australian Off Road Championship now heads to the Northern Territory for the second round of the season, the Tatts Finke Desert Race on June 6-9. For more information visit [ AORC.COM.AU ].

2014/04/21 | 13:38 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/HUMPHREY/KILLNER











Verva Street Racing VIDEO: Official trailer for the unique Warsaw sport-event | 21.08.2014 20:41 | NEW




Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014 20:25 | NEW




Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014 18:01 | NEW




Carpathian Buggy Challenge: First Buggy-Challenge in Romanian mountains | 21.08.2014 17:33 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Crandon welcomes Popcorn Sutton´s Sportsman Challenge | 21.08.2014 16:57 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Fannin Motorsports suffers first ever DNF at RD8 in Crandon | 21.08.2014 16:20 | NEW




Baja Poland: "We have prepared an extra attractions for fans in this year". | 21.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Sullwald tighten grip on SA´s Special Vehicle Class title chase | 19.08.2014 19:55 | NEW




TORC STC: Off-Road Syndicate takes Second in Crandon Off-Road Challenge | 19.08.2014 19:21 | NEW




Dakar Rally VIDEO: Historic - Top Gear´s Jeremy Clarkson riding Citroen ZX RR | 19.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Asia Cross Country PHOTOS: Impressions Asian Rally Thailand-Cambodia (71). | 19.08.2014 17:47 | NEW




Asia Cross Country: Outlander PHEV completes Rally for second straight year. | 19.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Baja Poland: Baja Poland Ambassador Krzysztof Holowczyc - "I love this rally". | 18.08.2014 17:17 | NEW




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango at the Dakar 2014 | 18.08.2014 16:32 | NEW




Dakar Rally 2015: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango Mexico dunes test trip | 18.08.2014 16:23 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Horns breathe new life into Production Vehicle Championship. | 18.08.2014 15:29 | NEW




Hungarian Baja PHOTOS: Impressions by MCH Photo / HB / Offroadsport (32) | 18.08.2014 14:32 | NEW




Hungarian Baja VIDEO: The Baja with Nasser Al Attiyah on Saturday by CinCin | 18.08.2014 13:56 | NEW




Hungarian Baja VIDEO: Nice impressions Hungarian Baja by Ábrahámhegy TV | 18.08.2014 13:44 | NEW




Hungarian Baja VIDEO: Short impressions of water-crossing SS04 on Saturday | 18.08.2014 13:41 | NEW




Hungarian Baja RESULTS: Final Overall Results Hungarian Baja 2014 BIKES | 18.08.2014 13:13 | NEW




Hungarian Baja RESULTS: Final Overall Results Hungarian Baja 2014 CARS | 18.08.2014 13:00 | NEW




Hungarian Baja: X-raid driver Vladimir Vasilyev consolidates World Cup lead. | 18.08.2014 12:42 | NEW




Hungarian Baja: Fortin - "A terrific result for Al Attiyah and Overdrive Racing". | 18.08.2014 12:24 | NEW




Hungarian Baja: Nasser Al Attiyah overall winner after dramatic fight Saturday. | 18.08.2014 12:00 | NEW




Hungarian Baja PHOTOS: Impressions Friday by Pawel Roslon and Teams (39). | 16.08.2014 17:22 |




Hungarian Baja VIDEO: Impressions and Interview Toyota´s Nasser Al Attiyah | 16.08.2014 16:54 |




Hungarian Baja: Mini´s Terranova leading in front of Al Attiyah and Holowczyc. | 16.08.2014 16:22 |




Hungarian Baja: Ruoso, Zanotti and Maré Hungary first winners in the bikes. | 16.08.2014 16:00 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Great Wall to copy Local Motors Rally Fighter for the Dakar?. | 14.08.2014 21:30 |




Rally dos Sertões: More than 100 car and truck competitors in Brazilian rally. | 14.08.2014 19:40 |




Hungarian Baja VIDEO: Nice impressions of Hungarian Baja 2013 by Rallyheart | 14.08.2014 18:39 |




Hungarian Baja: Lónyai with HRX-Ford after burnt BMW, Fazekas teamed up. | 14.08.2014 17:18 |




SPECIAL: Schwarz and AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck at Deutschland Rally | 14.08.2014 16:46 |




TORC LB 2014: Stingle wins Round 8 - and wins Limited Buggy Challenge | 14.08.2014 16:27 |




TORC STC 2014: Marquardt continues Podium Streak at RD8 Summer Crandon | 14.08.2014 15:39 |




TORC STC 2014: Super Stock Truck Championship will be decided at Big House | 14.08.2014 15:29 |




Baja Poland: Legendary Dakar truck - Polish Star 266 live at the Baja Poland. | 13.08.2014 18:51 |




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