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


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


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: 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













































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Dakar Rally 2014: Poland´s Neoraid team - good to have two X-raid BMW.







You remember the "Neoraid Team" from Poland? In 2011 we reported about the team of Piotr Beaupre and Jacek Lisicki, which were in the lucky situation to buy one of the late X-raid BMW X5CC after they experimented with a Range Rover amateur-car (Breslau/Wroclaw-Rally), the well improved Bowler/QT Wildcat and later a Bowler Nemesis (yes the British Rallycar which looks great but mostly failed in rallyraid because it´s imprudent construction).

The X5 in contrast to the Nemesis was a perfect and reliable rallycar, but little old-fashioned. So the Polish team decided to rebuilt the design of the X-raid rallycar to it´s actual design, under own management, with a regional partner - unique in the history of former X-raid BMW. You can review the Video [ HERE ].

The X5 was nice, the crew startet in 2012 and finished 52nd: "I've been competing since I was 18 years in age in races all over the world: Africa, in European Baja races, in Mongolia. The Dakar was my ultimate goal. It took quite some time to finally get there. Getting older and older, the 2012 Dakar was ´now or never´," Piotr Beaupre said after the race. "It was a very difficult race to cope with. I was impressed and proud to be able to finish after having bad accidents and damaging the car. Our BMW seemed not to like the dunes. I was just happy to finish."

In 2013 Beaupre and Lisicki wanted to know it again: "I'm an ambitious man. I now know that I'm worthy of a top 30 spot and that's why I'm coming back," Beaupre said before the race. And he should be right - the team finished on 37th position.

Enough honor for the team? No. If you have again the chance to get a former but more actual X-raid BMW (and have the budget), you will take the chance. So the Neoraid crew "updated" their fleet with a X-raid BMW X3CC for the 2014 Dakar.

In summer 2013 they bought the X3CC, a car which looks similar to the X5CC to ordinary fans - but between the both cars were 7 years of development and we don´t need to tell you what this especially means for prototypes... The car has the power to reach the Top 10 - especially the X-raid crew is using X3CC for customers today and the winning X-raid Mini´s are based on them.

To have a ´state-of-the-art´ car is an other dream which came true for the Polish team, even if they have to ´think new´. The car and it´s technology are different, also the handling. The mechanics had to gain knowledge of the construction and repairing, also the team need to upgrade their spare-parts, because the X5 components were not compatible with the new car. "The new car is much more complicated than the previous one," team manager Peter Wyczynski said - to say it in simple words.

The BMW X3CC already had it´s premiere at the "Baja Poland" in 2013 in the area of Drawsko Pomorskie in the North-West of Poland, where usually the legenday "Breslau/Wroclaw rally" or "MT Rally" takes part. "The organizers did not use the potential of this place, but for us it was a nice test of the new BMW," the team reported.

So, finally the team will start with the "new" X-raid BW X3CC... but what happened to the former X5CC? The car is still in use by the team: "We actually were for testing reasons in Morocco near Zagora to get some more experience in the dunes," Beaupre and Lisicki reported. "Whilst all the Dakar cars are on their way to South America, we joined the French experts Isabelle Pattisier and Thierry Delli-Zotti to get some more experience in the sand. It´s great to have the X5CC as a ´Back-Up-Car´."

2013/12/05 | 00:15 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/KWIECIEN [ TERENOWO.PL ]











Dakar Rally 2014: Nani Roma und Michel Périn win the legendary desert rally. | 20.01.2014 20:07 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Xavier Foj and Toyota achieves third place in T2 cars class. | 20.01.2014 19:56 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Honda Team HRC satisfied with 2014, begins work for 2015. | 20.01.2014 19:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014. | 20.01.2014 19:38 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Solid finish for Lucio Alvarez and new Ford Racing team. | 20.01.2014 19:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: De Villiers and Dabrowski as 4th and 7th best Toyotas. | 19.01.2014 21:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: 2013 winner Cyril Despres finishing fourth after tough race. | 19.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot in fast finish in the Dakar. | 19.01.2014 21:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team El Martillo Racing finished in their first Dakar Rally. | 19.01.2014 20:15 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Riwald Dakar Team crosses the finish line in Valparaiso. | 19.01.2014 20:01 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:45 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:43 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Orlando Terranova celebrates his first stage win in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:51 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Strong show from Argentine Alvarez in arid Atacama in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:21 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team HRC riders overcome long stage and maintain posis. | 17.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Third stage victory for overall bikes leader Marc Coma. | 17.01.2014 01:47 |




Dakar Rally 2014: No surprises for Speedbrain team in Atacama stage 11. | 17.01.2014 01:41 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 01:36 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 00:31 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 16.01.2014 23:25 |




Dakar Rally 2014: The tenth stage brought gold - Stagewin for Czech Loprais. | 16.01.2014 22:48 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team Dessoude with the last two cars reached the finish SS10. | 16.01.2014 22:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ford´s Alvarez - "We handled it well and did a good job". | 16.01.2014 22:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Carlos Sainz "I'm really disappointed to be out of the race". | 16.01.2014 21:17 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini 22nd after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Great Wall Haval and Lavieille moves up after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:27 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Iveco-pilot Gerard de Rooy still on the lead after SS10. | 16.01.2014 20:00 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Mini´s are leading 1-2-3, second stagewin for Al Attiyah. | 16.01.2014 01:55 |




Dakar Rally 2014 BLOG: Dongfeng Challenge heading forward to Antofagasta. | 16.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS10 Wednesday | 16.01.2014 00:29 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Spectacular double for Honda - Barreda still second overall. | 15.01.2014 23:40 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Bad luck for Speedbrain - Israel Esquerre out after crash. | 15.01.2014 23:37 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Coma continues to lead the Dakar after SS10 Antofagasta. | 15.01.2014 22:26 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:52 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 15.01.2014 01:16 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 23:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 22:33 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Gerard De Rooy 2nd in SS08 with only a little loss of time. | 14.01.2014 22:31 |




















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