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Thu 17 Nov 2005
Repsol UAE final summary
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Repsol UAE final summary

VICTORY FOR STEPHANE PETERHANSEL AND TITLE FOR MARC COMA IN DUBAI With his second place in the UAE Desert Challenge in Dubai, the Repsol rider took his first world title The fifth and last leg of the UAE Desert Challenge was held with ...

Team Saluki UAE final summary
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Team Saluki UAE final summary

Team Saluki - The dog's crossed the line. Starting the day in 15th place, the charge is on for a long run from the Liwa campsite back to the finish at Dubai. The Saluki is built for running fast -- and this is where the vehicle can show off ...

Repsol, Marc Coma take championship
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Repsol, Marc Coma take championship

MARC COMA AND REPSOL, 2005 RAID WORLD CHAMPIONS With his second place in the UAE Desert Challenge in Dubai, the Repsol rider scored the necessary points to take his first world title The fifth and last leg of the UAE Desert Challenge was held ...

Wed 16 Nov 2005
Repsol's Marc Coma - champion interview
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Repsol's Marc Coma - champion interview

MARC COMA, THE DESERT PRINCE BECOMES WORLD CHAMPION After the Rally Dubai, the Repsol rider gets back home with the 2005 Cross Country Rally World Championship title At the start of the 2005 season it was not one of his targets in ...

Sadafco UAE final summary
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Sadafco UAE final summary

Trenker finishes 2005 UAE Desert Challenge On Podium Place of Marathon Category Dubai - on 14th of November 2005: Sadafco DHL TT Racing UAE based moto rider Tim Trenker finishes the 2005 UAE Desert Challenge on a podium place on bikes marathon...

UAE Desert Challenge final summary
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UAE Desert Challenge final summary

PETERHANSEL CLINCHES THIRD DESERT CHALLENGE VICTORY AS DESPRES WINS FOURTH BIKES TITLE IN UAE Coma secures world bikes crown as Alheli, Al Shamsi give host country double cause for celebration Dubai, UAE, 14th November, 2005: Stephane...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Repsol UAE leg four summary
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Repsol UAE leg four summary

COMA, WINS THE LEG AND IS ONE STEP FROM THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Repsol rider is still second before the last leg to be staged tomorrow. Duran was third. In the car class, Peterhansel and Roma finished first and second respectively Positive day...

Sadafco UAE leg four summary
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Sadafco UAE leg four summary

Trenker looking to finish on top category Dubai - on 12th of November 2005: Sadafco DHL TT Racing moto rider Tim Trenker looking forward to finish the 2005 UAE Desert Challenge on podium place on marathon category (over 450 CC)...

UAE Desert Challenge leg four summary
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UAE Desert Challenge leg four summary

PETERHANSEL AIMS TO END FRUSTRATING RUN WITH MASSIVE DESERT CHALLENGE VICTORY Coma within reach of bikes world title as Despres holds on to lead; Alheli content with third place after tough day in Empty Quarter Moreeb Hill, Liwa, UAE,...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Sadafco UAE leg three summary
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Sadafco UAE leg three summary

Trenker retain Marathon Category leads Dubai - on 12th of November 2005: After excellent performance, Sadafco DHL TT Racing moto rider Tim Trenker retain the marathon category lead (over 450 CC) after the 300 km fourth stage...

Repsol UAE leg three summary
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Repsol UAE leg three summary

PETERHANSEL WINS AND CONSOLIDATES HIS LEAD IN THE DESERT CHALLENGE Nani Roma, still suffering from stomach problems did not finish the special. In the bike class, Coma second and Duran fifth, same position as in the overall standings Stephane...

Repsol UAE leg two summary
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Repsol UAE leg two summary

Peterhansel and Coma, winners of the second leg in Dubai Peterhansel extends his lead in the overall standings while Nani Roma retires due to physical problems. In bikes, Coma is already second, 4 minutes behind the leader The second leg of...

Ellen Lohr UAE event ends early
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Ellen Lohr UAE event ends early

Ellen Lohr forced into retirement, in the Dubai Rally Ellen Lohr and her co-pilot, Detlef Ruf, had to retire during the course of the second stage of the Dubai Rally. Just a short time after having passed the first checkpoint, in...

Sadafco UAE leg two summary
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Sadafco UAE leg two summary

Trenker Still Strong after Second Leg on 2005 UAE Desert Challenge Dubai - on 11th of November 2005: Sadafco DHL TT Racing Dubai based moto rider Tim Trenker still strong with his suspension problems after the two special stages second leg...

UAE Desert Challenge day two report
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UAE Desert Challenge day two report

PETERHANSEL BUILDS HUGE DESERT CHALLENGE LEAD AS HOST COUNTRY'S HOPES GET DOUBLE BOOST Despres holds on to bikes lead while Khamis climbs to fourth place, Al Helei goes third in cars battle as Roma suffers illness setback Moreeb Hill, ...

Fri 11 Nov 2005
Ellen Lohr UAE leg one summary
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Ellen Lohr UAE leg one summary

For the Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz Team, the Dubai Rally represents th e first competition and the final test for the 2006 Dakar at the sam tim e "It was a day with ups and downs," said rally driver Ellen Lohr yesterday evening, at the end of the...

Sadafco UAE leg one summary
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Sadafco UAE leg one summary

Trenker Leads his Moto Category on 2005 UAE Desert Challenge Great results achieves by Sadafco DHL TT Racing & Top UAE Moto entrant German Moto rider Tim Trenker, he leads his marathon category - over 450 CC after the first leg of 2005 UAE...

Repsol UAE leg one summary
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Repsol UAE leg one summary

Peterhansel strengthens his lead in Dubai Roma with stomach problems finishes third. The battery plays a dirty trick on Coma who finished third ahead of Duran who was sixth. After the short and spectacular prologue stage of yesterday, the ...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Repsol UAE Desert Challenge prologue summary
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Repsol UAE Desert Challenge prologue summary

Coma and Peterhansel lead the standings in Dubai Repsol riders and drivers take the lead after the prologue stage of the UAE Desert Challenge. Duran and Roma take second place in motorbikes and cars. The 2005 UAE Desert Challenge, which will...

Sadafco Racing UAE prologue summary
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Sadafco Racing UAE prologue summary

A Good Start for Trenker on 2005 UAE Desert Challenge Sadafco DHL TT Racing & Top UAE Moto entrant German Moto rider Tim Trenker made a good start on the prologue stage of the 2005 UAE Desert Challenge. Trenker finish the stage on...

UAE Desert Challenge prologue summary
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UAE Desert Challenge prologue summary

ABU DHABI GIVES DESERT CHALLENGE BIG START Peterhansel, Coma lead powerful international line-up into action from UAE capital Dubai, UAE, 9th November, 2005: The focus of the international cross country rallying world switches from Dubai to...

UAE Desert Challenge pre-event notes
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UAE Desert Challenge pre-event notes

DESERT CHALLENGE SET FOR BIG SEND-OFF IN DUBAI Ibn Battuta super stage propels world championship climax towards spectacular five-day desert examination Dubai, UAE, 8th November, 2005: The 15th edition of the UAE Desert Challenge comes to life...

Sadafco Racing UAE pre-event notes
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Sadafco Racing UAE pre-event notes

Tim Trenker & Khaled Khamis leading the UAE's entrant on 2005 UAE Desert Challenge Sadafco DHL TT Racing team UAE's based German Moto rider Tim Trenker & UAE's rider Khaled Khamis takes the big challenge ahead of other top Moto riders on 2005...

UAE Desert Challenge sets the pace
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UAE Desert Challenge sets the pace

DESERT CHALLENGE SETS PACE IN RALLY WORLD CUP Event organisers from South Africa, China in UAE to see how top FIA event is run Dubai, UAE, 6th November 2005: The UAE Desert Challenge has been singled out by the FIA, motor sport's world...

Sadafco Racing Team UAE Desert Challenge preview
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Sadafco Racing Team UAE Desert Challenge preview

UAE's Tim Trenker aiming for a top finish and title defence in UAE Desert Challenge & Qatar Baja Sadafco DHL TT Racing & Top UAE Moto entrant German Moto rider Tim Trenker is aiming to defending his last year achievements in UAE Desert...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
South Africa to host 2006 event
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South Africa to host 2006 event

South Africa has been included on the calendar for the FIA Cross Country World Cup next year. South Africa's elevation to the World Cup has been ratified at a meeting of the FIA World Council in Rome. This follows the success of the Toyota...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Ellen Lohr to enter UAE Desert Challenge
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Ellen Lohr to enter UAE Desert Challenge

LOHR AIMS TO MAKE HER MARK ON DESERT CHALLENGE German lady driver gives world debut to new prototype in UAE as powerful force arrives for World Cup climax Dubai, UAE, 2nd November 2005: Germany's most successful female touring car...

Tue 01 Nov 2005
UAE Desert Challenge news 2005-10-31
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UAE Desert Challenge news 2005-10-31

DESERT CHALLENGE SETS PACE IN WORLD CUP Sulayem says Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority will help drive rally to new heights Dubai, UAE, 31 October 2005: The UAE Desert Challenge will continue to set the highest standards for international cross...

Fri 28 Oct 2005
Team Saluki UAE Desert Challenge Shakedown summary
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Team Saluki UAE Desert Challenge Shakedown summary

The dog's got a new heart. Competing in the Ajman rally prior to the Desert Challenge served its purpose. It was meant to be a shakedown for both the vehicle and passengers and a shakedown was exactly what Team Saluki received. We managed to...

Thu 20 Oct 2005
UAE Desert Challenge pre-race Bike notes
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UAE Desert Challenge pre-race Bike notes

COMA MUST BEWARE OF FRENCH THREAT AS HE CLOSES IN ON WORLD TITLE Spanish rider has championship in his grasp but Casteu, Despres plan last gasp attack in UAE Desert Challenge Dubai, UAE, 20th October 2005: Spain's Marc Coma will face ...

Thu 13 Oct 2005
UAE Desert Challenge pre-race notes
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UAE Desert Challenge pre-race notes

SUPER TEAMS HEAD FOR DESERT SHOWDOWN AS ARAB DRIVERS PREPARE TO SHARE WORLD STAGE World Cup winners aim to keep Peterhansel in their sights as French ace plots third UAE Desert Challenge victory Dubai, UAE, 12th October 2005: The ...

Fri 07 Oct 2005
Marc Coma UAE Desert Challenge preview
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Marc Coma UAE Desert Challenge preview

The young Repsol rider is making big steps towards winning the Cross Country Rallies World Championship in Dubai, heading for his fifth participation in the Dakar Just arrived from Egypt after winning Egypt's Pharaohs' Rally, Marc Coma is now ...

Wed 05 Oct 2005
UAE Desert Challenge profiles medical team
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UAE Desert Challenge profiles medical team

DESERT CHALLENGE TAKES WORLD CUP TO NEW SAFETY LEVELS Al Noor Hospital medical laboratory to protect drivers and riders from dehydration threat Dubai, UAE, 5th October: New medical safety measures will help competitors in the UAE Desert...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
UAE Desert Challenge pre-event news
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UAE Desert Challenge pre-event news

ABU DHABI GIVES NEW DRIVE TO UAE DESERT CHALLENGE Sulayem says tourism authority's backing is important step for spectacular World Cup event as Peterhansel eyes third win Dubai, UAE, 25th September 2005: The Abu Dhabi Tourism ...

Team Saluki UAE Desert Challenge preview
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Team Saluki UAE Desert Challenge preview

It's green, it's mean and it's ready to rumble. Team Saluki rise to the Challenge Team Saluki are set to maintain their lead as both the No.1 rally team in the Gulf and also the highest placed non-works team in the forthcoming U.A.E. 2005 ...

Tue 27 Sep 2005
South Africa on 2006 FIA Cross Country World Cup calendar
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South Africa on 2006 FIA Cross Country World Cup calendar

South Africa has been included in the calendar to host a round of the FIA Cross Country World Cup next year. In a major coup for the Motorsport South Africa Off Road Racing Commission, the FIA this week confirmed South Africa's inclusion in a...