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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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Dakar 2010: Cox and Schroeder now best Nissan in the Race.


Very difficult terrain in soft river beds and dunes with very little indication of tracks in some places marked the first real desert conditions, that immediately left a trail of devistation at the base of the Andes Mountains and the Atacama desert during today’s relatively short 182km special stage. Alfie Cox and Jürgen Schröder suffered a puncture 50km from the finish, and their Navaras fuel pump was not working properly, but they had an absolutely flying pace and finished 7th on the stage, whilst leeping into 7th place overall amongst the cars.

"Jürgen called an excellent race today; although we are amateurs, he was an absolute professional navigator! In fact, I kept arguing with him because there were so few tracks ahead of us! We did not realise that we were making up so many places. We are thankful and very happy that things have gone this well so far. We worried that we would run out of fuel towards the end, but fortunately we made it," commented Alfie Cox at the stage finish this afternoon.

"I am a little concerned about the high altitude tomorrow, last year I felt nauseous when we crossed the Andes at 1500m above sea-level, hopefully it will not be that bad this year. Word is out that VW has oxygen for their teams to eliminate the effect of the high altitude. We can only build on the base we have established and I look forward to the race in Chile," mentioned Cox at the bivouac tonight.

In the bike category mechanical problems were at the order of the day with defending champion Marc Coma (Spain) losing a lot of time after his KTM grinded to a halt. KTM water carrier, Jordi Viladoms (Spain), crashed heavily and was immediately transported to the medical centre in Fiambalá, but he was fortunately not seriously injured. David Frétigné (France) also suffered mechanical problems and he lost a lot of time when his Yamaha was stubborn to take off. Cyril Despres (France) grabbed the opportunity and immediately snatched the stage and the overall lead from the 450cc machines, with the Sherco of David Casteau (France) now in 2nd place ahead of the Yamaha of Helder Rodrigues (Portugal) in 3rd.

Nani Roma again lost a lot of time today when he rolled the BMW X3 a second time, whilst South Africa’s defending champion, Giniel de Villiers suffered serious misfortune when his five-Cylinder diesel powered Touareg developed engine problems. He was forced to stop and wait for the support truck for assistance. He is now in 23rd place overall, 3-hours behind the overall leader, Stéphane Peterhansel (France) in his BMW X3 who won his 52nd Dakar stage. VW is currently 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively with Carlos Saintz (Spain), Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar) and Mark Miller (USA). The top Navara of Kryzysztof Holowczyc (Poland) is in 5th place overall.

In the truck race, Vladimir "The Tsar" Chagin (Russia) won his third consecutive stage with the KAMAZ, picking up the 50th triumph of his career, ahead of his team-mate and defending champion Firdaus Kabirov (Russia).

2010/01/05 | 16:12 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Van Zyl











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




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




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




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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