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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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OiLibya Rally of Morocco: Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres leading.





In the mountainous territory of the Ait Atta tribes, the fifth and penultimate stage of the OiLybia Rally of Morocco was consistent with everyone’s expectations. Technical, stony trails winding through the Anti-Atlas were a challenge for both man and machine.

The Comfortable leaders: Peterhansel/Cottret (BMW X3CC) gave way to their X-raid partners the Polish Kristof Holowczyc and the Belgian co pilot Fortin in Friday’s selective section, first stage victory for them.

Closely followed, in third position by Novitsky/Schulz. If Friday’s winner, who suffered an electrical problem at the beginning of the 5th stage, is to retain his first honorable mention, he will have to work hard, tomorrow at the desert GP, the final stage of the OiLybia Rally of Morocco.

Behind the BMW’s, the battle still rages. French Jerome Pélichet and Eugenie Decré (MD Buggy) with a 5 minute penalty for being pulled in Friday’s leg, and victim yesterday of problems with their GPS and a broken rim, are now only 2 minutes 36 seconds ahead of Patrick Sireyjol and François Beguin’s Bowler in the overall after reaching 6th in the selective section.

In the Trucks, Elisabete Jacinto, Charly Gotlib and Marco Cochinho (MAN) took their fourth consecutive stage win.

In the bikes, having absorbed the bulk of his delay due to a 30 minute penalty, during the second stage on Tuesday, Marc Coma (KTM 450), was hoping to add pressure on his team-mate Cyril Despres (KTM 450), in this fifth stage of the race).

"Impressive" was the word describing Cyril Despres Friday after wandering off into the desert for 15 minutes on Friday; he claimed his third stage victory in the OiLybia Rally of Morocco, ahead of Spaniard Jordi Viladoms (Yamaha 450 WRF No. 5) and Dutchman Frans Verhoeven (BMW G450RR Speedbrain), first in their respective stables.

No such luck for the Portuguese Gonçalves (BMW R450GG) amongst the leaders at CP1 he was halted by engine trouble 8 kilometers from the finish line and forced to wait for his teammate Pedro Bianchi Prata, who towed him back to Zagora, Goncalves conceded approximately an hour.

Worse still, the Frenchman Olivier Pain (Yamaha YZF 450), lost an hour and a half, believing his motorcycle had engine failure; it turned out his new reserve fuel tank had been installed without a hole! A spanner came in useful.

As for quads, Pascal Delesque (Polaris) can rejoice, with a six hour lead over his teammate Frédéric Alard (104 Honda), of the Nomad Racing Team, Le Havre is ready for his first victory ... on his first African rally.

2010/10/22 | 14:36 CET | EDITOR: MR/HS/NPO












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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