International Offroad News provides the latest worldwide information about from offroad events and news. en-us Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. After some political / military cancellations in the Dakar-rally some years before, now the first time a political situation forced a European rally to stop the race. Actually the "Rally Breslau Poland", the biggest Amateur-Rally in Europe, is in a special situation. Because of the eventual shoutdown of an Malaysian Airplane over the East-Ukraine, the NATO-military in the Polish Drawsko Pomorki... 18.07.2014 Breslau Poland RESULTS: Daily results after SS01 Recz / Recz roundcourse <b>RESULTS PROV CARS CROSS COUNTRY</b> 01) Cenkov / Marinov (BG/BG) I Opel Antara RR I 01:12:56 I 00:00:00 02) Jasper / Blaauw (NL/NL) I Bowler Nemesis I 01:13:29 I 00:00:33 03) Kufel / Samosiuk (PL/PL) I Ford Ranger I 01:13:39 I 00:00:43 04) Sobota / Sobota (PL/PL) I Mitsubishi Pajero I 01:14:40 I 00:01:44 05) Lloyd / Lloyd (GB/GB) I Milner Proto I 01:17:20 I 00:04:24 <b>RESULTS PROV CA... 13.07.2014 Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. Saturday midday: The "Breslau Poland" rally has started with the technical scrutineering. 66 cars, 28 trucks, 17 bikes and 17 SSV signed in for the race, which will take place from 13-19th July 2014 in the north-west of Poland around the cities Recz, Drawsko Pomorskie and Borne Sulinowo. The race itself will start on Sunday with two stages: In the morning the competitors have to handle a "warm ... 12.07.2014 Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). 2014/07/12 | 14:28 CET | PHOTOS: MR/HANSY... 12.07.2014 Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. The participants of the [ <a class="gorm05a" href="" target="_blank"><b>AFRICARACE.COM</b></a> ] have really benefitted of the preferential rates which were only till June 30th. As a result, at the rally office, registrations rife in and it is now obvious that the 2015 edition will be a grand cru with a lot of newcomers. Indeed, since Jean Louis Schlesser announced his... 04.07.2014 Rally Raid VIDEO: Special tuned and loud Nissan Patrol RB25DET from Bulgaria ... 04.07.2014 Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014 The 11th edition of the "Red Bull Romaniacs" (RBR) is only two weeks away and the organizing team around Martin “Frein” Freinademetz is on cruise control for final preparations. The team is now growing by a dozen per day and will reach it's race-mode size of 400 people with the start of the registrations. The group of track managers around director Klaus Sorensen had finished the race track... 04.07.2014 Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. The Brazilian Team Mitsubishi Petrobras fulfilled a new deal: Former FIA Cross Country World Champion Carlos Sousa from Portugal switched from the Chinese Great Wall Team to the Brazilian Mitsubishi crew for the Dakar Rally 2015 and further events. Sousa, with a career spanning over 26 years in cross-country rally, will be involved continuing the development of the Mitsubishi ASX Racing prototy... 04.07.2014 Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Summary of Dutch competitors in Germany in June ... 04.07.2014 TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7 The weekend of racing at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway saw Douglas Motorsports challenge all weekend for the top spot on the podium. The competition as well as the track is always a tough combination to beat when the US-based "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" come to the "Big House" and the past weekend was no exception. After completing every lap in all three events, Douglas continued hi... 04.07.2014 Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary. The last competiton in the popular shooting range around the city Veszprém near the famous "Lake Balaton" was in 2009 - the only time when the "Hungarian Baja" took place two days. The organizers have been working to bring the competiton back to this unique place in the last nine months and the previous four years to enrich the FIA Cross Country World Cup. "We are looking forward our licences ... 03.07.2014 TORC 2014: Barlow Motorsports - All four cars had various levels of success Barlow Motorsports is one of the hardest working teams at every US-series "TORC presented by AMSOIL" event. The team maintains two PRO-4x4 trucks, a PRO-2WD truck, and a Super Buggy. All four drivers had various levels of success during the "Big House Brawl" in Crandon, Wisconsin as podium finishes and fast lap times were the keys to their overall performance. The weekend got off to a slow sta... 03.07.2014 Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: The all-new Peugeot 2008 DKR buggy - first preview ... 03.07.2014 Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. After grabbing public attention with the stunning new 2008 DKR, Team Peugeot-Total has finally lifted the lid on the inner workings of this muscular beast, which will take on the 4x4 brigade on the 2015 Dakar with just two driven wheels. Dunes, mountains, dry river beds, canyons, furnace-like temperatures, salt deserts, rough terrain, fesh-fesh sand… These are just some of the joys that await... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC: The African sands deliver their verdict in the Dakar Challenge (See also single reports of the Teams Ford and Rhide). The 3rd leg of the "Dakar Challenge" 2014, which took place with the South African "Donaldson Cross Country Series" round in Botswana, saw Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau (Ford Ranger) pick up their tickets for the Dakar 2015 in the car category, whilst in the bike race, quad rider Brian Baragwanath triumphed. More importantly, this leg ... 03.07.2014 TORC 2014: Team Kleiman Off Road Racing - "Big House Brawl" Race Report It's all about keeping the faith for Kleiman Off-Road Racing and after its struggles at the "Big House Brawl" stop on the "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" tour, the family based team knows better days are on the horizon. The two truck PRO-Light team continues to flash some of its potential only to have an issue get in the way of a strong finish. This story line continued throughout weekend at Cra... 03.07.2014 TORC 2014: Ross Hoek gets first PRO-4x4 Podium - third place in round 8 The effort that Ross Hoek Motorsports has put forward competing in the premier division of short-course off-road racing is nothing short of herculean. The privateer PRO-4x4 racer entered his sophomore TORC season with one goal in mind, finish on the podium. Last weekend at the most storied short-course venue in North America, Ross Hoek stood on the final step of the podium after finishing Round Ei... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC VIDEO: Impressions Toyota Team Kalahari Botswana Desert race ... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC: Rhide SA´s Brian Baragtwanath wins Quads Dakar Challenge One of Team Rhide SA’s three quad riders, Brian Baragwanath (26) has won the Dakar Challenge at the "Botswana Motorsport Desert Race" that was held over two days (Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 June) and about 800 kilometers in the Jwaneng area in Botswana. This result secures his entry in the quad category of the 2015 Dakar Rally. The three team-members – Baragwanath, Hannes Saaijman and T... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC: Bertholdt / Rousseau win free entry for the Dakar Rally 2015. Atlas Copco Ford Racing crew Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau booked a free berth in next year’s Dakar Rally in South America, when they won the "Dakar Challenge" race within a race at the "Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000" Desert Race in South Africa last weekend. Fourth place on the Toyota 1000 Desert Race saw Bertholdt and Rousseau finish just outside the podium places in the Production ... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC: History repeats in Special Vehicles Class in Botswana rally The "Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race" invariably produces a sting in the tail, but no one was prepared for the high drama that surrounded the finish of the Special Vehicle category on round four of the South African "Donaldson Cross Country Championship". History, with a little twist, repeated itself with Wichard and Hermann Sullwald, in the Elegant Fuel Stryker, winning the only mara... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC: Taylor / Murphy win Toyota Botswana 1000 Dakar Challenge. Reigning South African champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lockout of the podium positions on the "Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race", round four of the South African "Donaldson Cross Country Championship", also round of the "Dakar Challenge". Taylor and Murphy finished 32 seconds clear of Team Castrol Toyota Hilux team-mates Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie, with privat... 03.07.2014 OiLibya Morocco: Organizer NPO unveils details of the 2014 stages in Morocco. The [ <a class="gorm05a" href="" target="_blank"><b>OILIBYA RALLY OF MOROCCO</b></a> ] 2014 is ready to welcome competitors and teams from 3rd to 9th next October. Almost 2,000 kilometers including 1,450 kms of selective sections compose the six stages. Competitors will be able to take advantage of the great diversity of Moroccan land (sandy tracks, fast tracks, canyon... 27.06.2014 OiLibya Morocco VIDEO: Official trailer for the OiLibya Rally in Morocco 2014 ... 27.06.2014 Dakar Challenge: Team Rhide SA ready for the Dakar Challenge in Botswana After a successful outing at the fourth round of the "South African National Off-road Quad Championship" at Stella in the North West Province, Team Rhide SA is ready to tackle the Dakar Challenge that takes place in conjunction with the "Toyota Botswana 1000 Desert Race" this coming weekend. All three Team Rhide SA quad riders scored completed the most recent national off-road event and their resu... 26.06.2014 FIA CC World Cup: UAE study points way to increasing safety to saving lives. A first of its kind study into the effects of fatigue on drivers and riders in cross country rallying, published by the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), delivers a comprehensive plan to increase safety on events and save lives. The first copy of the report, which is based on research conducted during April’s "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge", was presented to H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Ma... 26.06.2014 LOORR 2014: Solid weekend at Miller sport park in Utah for Casey Currie Drivers and their crews made their way North for rounds 7&8 of the "Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series" (LOORR). Little did they know that they would be making their way into a war zone. This weekends races were held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City. With a tight course that provided countless action packed moments for fans that packed the stands full. Su... 26.06.2014 Dakar Rally 2015: Japanese Hino truck already preparing for 2015 Dakar Rally Hino, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, has already started its preparations for the 2015 Dakar Rally. The company is once again teaming up with Team Sugawara to enter two, four-wheel drive Hino 500-Series trucks in the event which will take place in South America from January 4-17, 2015. Hino has by far the best reliability record of any participating manufacturer in this gruelling annu... 26.06.2014 Dakar Rally 2015: X-raid strikes back - Dakar winner Roma extends contract. After the bad news with Stéphane Peterhansel (switched to Peugeot) and Nasser Al Attiyah (switched to Toyota): Good news for the Monster Energy X-raid Team and bad news for its opponents: The pairing that won the 2014 Dakar – Catalan Nani Roma and his French co-driver Michel Périn – also will contest the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Dakar for the German team, as the long-term cooperation wi... 25.06.2014 ULTRA 4 Europe: Second day report ULTRA 4 race in Italy - by Robb Pritchard The inaugural "ULTRA4 Europe King of Italy" kicked off in style last weekend with some of Europe’s fastest and most capable 4x4s blasting off through the forests, ravines and hills of northern Italy. Thanks to his stellar qualifying performance in the prologue, Italy’s Roberto Caini was first away but two minutes on the road behind, with a noticeably much smoother application of the power ... 25.06.2014 AXCR Asia CC Rally: Outlander PHEV to tackle rally for second straight year. Mitsubishi announces that it will dispatch a team of technical support engineers for an Outlander PHEV entered in the T1.3 4x4 Electric class of the grueling 2,200 km FIA-certified "Asia Cross Country Rally 2014" (AXCR) from August 9 through 15, to be run from Thailand to Cambodia. The Two & Four Motor Sports rally team (Two & Four), headed by Kenji Ishida, will run an Outlander PHEV in the rac... 25.06.2014 AXCR Asia CC Rally VIDEO: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid in AXCR Rally ... 25.06.2014 Donaldson CC: Desperate times for Special Vehicles in Botswana 1000 desert A number of Special Vehicle category teams will be desperate to come away with a large slice of the double points cake on offer at the "Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race", round four of the South African "Donaldson Cross Country Championship", in Jwaneng from June 27 to 29. As the season reaches the halfway mark two father and son teams are threatening to walk away with the series. Gerh... 25.06.2014 TORC 2014: Flying Dutchman Mike Vanden Heuvel prepares for Crandon Brush The Flying Dutchman Off-Road team will be back on the track next weekend at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Mike Vanden Heuvel will once again pilot the family's familiar red Maxxis Tire equipped TORC PRO-2WD as the team marks its thirty-sixth year of racing at the "Big House." The Flying Dutchman PRO-2WD #77 is recognized as one of the crowd favorites as Mike's all-out attitude always ... 25.06.2014 TORC 2014 VIDEO: Impressions from TORC Series by Amsoil round Bark River ... 25.06.2014 TORC 2014: Dale Chestnut wins RD2 and leads TORC Classix Championship Dale Chestnut is looking for "one for the thumb" as he begins his quest for his fifth consecutive Classix championship. Each year the competition gets stronger and somehow the blue Ford Bronco prevails. If the opening weekend of the season in Bark River is an indication for the rest of the year, Chestnut knows there's a bull's eye on his back. The 1.4 mile long all natural terrain Bark River l... 25.06.2014 TORC 2014: Steve Barlow and Adrian Cenni take PRO-class podiums in BR The first stop during the Midwest swing of the "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" saw all three Barlow Motorsports teammates battle through adversity during the "Throwdown in the U.P." three day event in Bark River, Michigan (USA). Thanks to the solid efforts of their entire crew, not only did every racer take the green flag each day, but were running when the checkered flag was waved. Origin... 25.06.2014 Dakar Rally 2015: Former Winner Nasser al-Attiyah to switch to Toyota 2015. After Stéphane Peterhansel, now also the former Dakar-rally winner Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah from Qatar will leave the X-raid team and want to start with Toyota in the Dakar Rally 2015. This was reported by the [ <a class="gorm05a" href="" target="_blank"><b>GULF-TIMES.COM</b></a> ] today (Tuesday... 24.06.2014 LOORR 2014: Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc captures third successive sweep in Utah Team Toyo Off-Road driver, Kyle LeDuc, became the winningest Pro 4 Unlimited class driver in the history of the "Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series" (LOORR) this past weekend. He scored his third successive sweep, this time at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah (USA). LeDuc’s #99 Ford F-150 has now won six consecutive races in 2014, making for a total of seven wins out of eight races f... 24.06.2014 Baja Rally: Mexican rally adds new Adventure Bike Expert class for 2014. officially announced the addition of an “Adventure Bike” class to the 2014 "Baja Rally" taking place in Mexico this September 24-28. The new "ADV Expert" class includes modified adventure bikes ranging from 700cc-1000cc and is generally targeted toward BMW F800GS and KTM 990. There is also a strict approval process that both riders and bikes must complete before being offi... 24.06.2014 Breslau Rally: Interview with 4x4-legend "Gigglepin" Jim Marsden for Breslau. The UK-based Team Gigglepin was created in 2001 by founder Jim Marsden of "Gigglepin 4x4". In the intervening 12 years the team has won and been placed at many high profile world wide events. Team Gigglepin pride themselves on their happy professional demeanour, and their continuing product development that has already brought the world many race winning products including the famous Twin-Motor... 24.06.2014 Australia 2014 VIDEO: AORC highlights - 2014 Tatts Finke Desert Race Best Of ... 24.06.2014 Donaldson CC: Ford´s Schroder and Badenhorst tied for championship lead. The Atlas Copco Ford Racing team is aiming for a strong showing in the Botswana Desert Race at the end of June as the 2014 South African "Donaldson Cross Country Championship" heads towards its halfway mark. The 33rd "Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race" takes place from 27 to 29 June, and is the only marathon event of the season with a total race distance of almost 1,000 km. Accordingly,... 24.06.2014 TORC 2014: Stingle wins Bark River opening round and leads light Buggies CC After just coming up short for the 2013 Light Buggy Championship, Greg Stingle started the Sportsman opening weekend of the "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" with a near perfect performance. After two rounds of racing the #172 Buggy is the early leader in the TORC Light Buggy Championship. The 1.4 mile long Bark River International Off-Road Raceway is unlike any other track on the TORC Series ... 24.06.2014 TORC 2014: Douglas Motorsports adds another podium at Bark River race After a winning the previous round of PRO-4x4 competition, Douglas Motorsports sport backed up the performance with a solid podium finish at the "Throwdown in the U.P." in Bark River, Michigan (USA). The string of race weekend podium finishes is now at six, which dates back to Red Bud MX in July 2013. Originally Rounds 5 and 6 of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL were scheduled in May at Gate... 24.06.2014 Hungarian CC: Gold for Miroslav Zapletal and Maciej Marton Hummer at Gyula Hungarian renowned spa town Gyula situated near the Romanian border was a beautiful venue for another race from the "Hungarian Cross Country Rally Championship" series held on the second weekend in June. The Czech Offroadsport team brought three racing Hummer H3 EVO to the starting line: Zapletal / Marton, Ourednícek / Vaculík and Porízek / Sýkora. As the start list was full of names of fam... 23.06.2014 TORC 2014: It's All in the Family at Bark River - Kleiman Racing team report After racing on both sides of North America during the first two weekends of the "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL", it was time for Kleiman Off-Road Racing to experience some good old fashion "home cooking" as the family Kleiman prepared to race literally in their backyard in Bark River, Michigan (USA). The two PRO-Light truck team fought off adversity as both trucks moved up in the points standin... 23.06.2014 TORC 2014: Fannin rebounds in round 2 to finish third in Super Stock Trucks After a very successful rookie race season, Jeff Fannin headed to Bark River International Off-Road Raceway looking to build on the team's runner-up finish in last year's TORC Super Stock Truck Championship. Early on during last weekend's opening Sportsman rounds of racing in the TORC series, Fannin Motorsports was fighting carburetor issues, but by the end of day two, the #804 Chevrolet had lande... 23.06.2014 ULTRA 4 Europe: 23 cars started in the second round of ULTRA 4 race in Italy Apparently there are some grown men kicking a ball to each other somewhere in South America. Well, you only need one ball for that. Here at the second round of the "ULTRA4 Europe series", in the rolling hills near Palma, Italy, you definitely need two! Preferably ones made of steel! Race boss Pier Acerni, himself a two-time King of the Valleys winner, designed the track and chuckled a little ev... 23.06.2014 TORC 2014: Danny Beauchamp wins Super Stock Truck round 2 in Bark River Last weekend the hardest working Sportsman race team in the Upper Peninsula was Danny Beauchamp Racing. The reigning two-time Super Stock Truck Champion hoped racing right down the road in Bark River would be a stress free weekend of racing and hanging out with family, friends, and fans, but racing in the toughest division in the TORC Sportsman Series has a way of changing one's plans. The week... 23.06.2014