Marathonrally.com International Offroad News http://www.marathonrally.com/en marathonrally.com provides the latest worldwide information about from offroad events and news. en-us http://www.marathonrally.com/m_en/gfx/01_index/hl_04.jpg Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/breslau_poland_rally_on_standby_by_military_because_of_actual_political_situation.24496.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/breslau_poland_results_daily_results_after_ss01_recz_recz_roundcourse.24495.0.html <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. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/breslau_poland_the_truck_legends_are_back_scrutineering_ford_ranger.24494.0.html 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). http://www.marathonrally.com/news/breslau_poland_photos_first_impressions_of_the_scrutineering_in_recz_60.24493.0.html 2014/07/12 | 14:28 CET | PHOTOS: MR/HANSY... 12.07.2014 Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/africa_eco_race_end_of_preferential_rates_review_rally_presentations_europe.24492.0.html The participants of the [ <a class="gorm05a" href="http://www.africarace.com/" 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/rally_raid_video_special_tuned_and_loud_nissan_patrol_rb25det_from_bulgaria.24491.0.html ... 04.07.2014 Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/red_bull_romaniacs_the_most_diversified_extreme_enduro_track_ever_in_2014.24490.0.html 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. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/dakar_rally_2015_carlos_sousa_switch_from_great_wall_to_mitsubishi_petrobras.24489.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/baja_deutschland_video_summary_of_dutch_competitors_in_germany_in_june.24488.0.html ... 04.07.2014 TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/torc_2014_douglas_continues_to_run_up_front_finishes_third_in_round_7.24487.0.html 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. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/hungarian_baja_2014_is_promising_a_big_challenge_for_11th_edition_in_hungary.24486.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/torc_2014_barlow_motorsports_all_four_cars_had_various_levels_of_success.24485.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/dakar_rally_2015_video_the_all_new_peugeot_2008_dkr_buggy_first_preview.24484.0.html ... 03.07.2014 Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/dakar_rally_2015_peugeot_2008_dkr_first_test_new_detailed_technical_data.24483.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/donaldson_cc_the_african_sands_deliver_their_verdict_in_the_dakar_challenge.24482.0.html (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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/torc_2014_team_kleiman_off_road_racing_big_house_brawl_race_report.24481.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/torc_2014_ross_hoek_gets_first_pro_4x4_podium_third_place_in_round_8.24480.0.html 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 http://www.marathonrally.com/news/donaldson_cc_video_impressions_toyota_team_kalahari_botswana_desert_race.24479.0.html ... 03.07.2014 Donaldson CC: Rhide SA´s Brian Baragtwanath wins Quads Dakar Challenge http://www.marathonrally.com/news/donaldson_cc_rhide_sa_s_brian_baragtwanath_wins_quads_dakar_challenge.24478.0.html 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. http://www.marathonrally.com/news/donaldson_cc_bertholdt_rousseau_win_free_entry_for_the_dakar_rally_2015.24477.0.html 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