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


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


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


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













































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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











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




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




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




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




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




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: 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




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




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




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




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




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 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




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 |




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




















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