Offroad & Motorsport

Rally Livereporting


FIA/FIM Standings


Rally Links

Paper Models

Picture Database

Imprint & Contact

Photo Services

Public Relations


Please type your
search-word(s) and
press "Enter"

This is the single-news section of the news "Offroad & Motorsports". To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.

Dakar 2010: Ruben Faria as Cyril Despres´ support rider.

Following the longer than expected recovery from a leg injury, which has called into question his fitness for the forthcoming Dakar, it has been decided to replace James West with Ruben Faria as Cyril Despres’ support rider in the Red Bull Team.

"The first time James came over from Dubai to Andorra he was limping but we were reassured by medical advice that suggested he could be fully fit for the Dakar. On James’ recent second visit however we realized that while progress had been made it wasn’t as quick as we had hoped and that he risked not being fully fit by the beginning of January. It was a very difficult decision to take and I feel bad for James but the Dakar is just too tough to take any chances."

"Fortunately for us the Portuguese rider Ruben Faria was available at short notice and we jumped at the chance. He is a professional off-road rider with plenty of rally experience who I have known for a while now and I am sure he will do a great job. He is coming up to Andorra for a week from next Sunday and we will be able to train together and spend some time with the team before flying out to Buenos Aires right after Christmas."

2009/12/08 | 14:20 CET | Editor: MR/HS/KTM

News Navigation: [ News Rally Live ]x[ News Offroad / Motorsports ]x[ Newsletter ]x[ Home ]

Copyright 2003 - 2010 | Imprint | Privacy / Credits / Legal | All rights reserved by international
Offices/Representatives: London | Cologne | Budapest | Qatar | Cairo | Kuala Lumpur | St. Petersburg | Prague | Manila
Major office: international | Broicher Weg 6 | 53844 Cologne-Troisdorf | Germany
Phone: +49 151 25 22 33 47 | Fax: +49 30 48 49 83 087 | Email: