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Sat 10 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Preparations for next year's event
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UAE Desert Challenge: Preparations for next year's event

EMIRATI DRIVER NEEDS SPONSOR BOOST TO CONTINUE DESERT PATROL After battling UAE Desert Challenge display in standard Nissan Patrol, Bin sougat seeks backing to stay in rallying Just a week after his battling performance in the UAE Desert...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki final notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki final notes

The dust has settled and the pace of life in the Rub Al Khali has returned to normal. Camels can now go back to leisurely wandering the desert, the herders and farmers have to wait for another 12 months until they can once again sit on top of a...

Wed 07 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg three summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg three summary

The good news continues in the Saluki Camp. Talk of the camp last night was that Gayle was due to be bringing treacle pudding for our dessert as both she and Tracy are arriving today. Let's hope she's remembered it or the peasants will up in...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Series event summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Series event summary

PETERHANSEL KING OF THE DESERT AGAIN WHILE SAINZ CLINCHES WORLD CUP TITLE Final leg heartbreak for Qatar's Al-Attiyah; world champion Coma breaks away to retain Desert Challenge bikes title French star Stephane Peterhansel Peterhansel ...

Sat 03 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Award ceremony
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UAE Desert Challenge: Award ceremony

SHEEIKH MAYED PRESENTS AWARDS AT DESERT CHALLENGE GALA DINNER H.H. Sheikh Mayed bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of H.H.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, presented the...

UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki final leg summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki final leg summary

Apologies for the lateness of this update but it was a very very long day yesterday and most of us didn't get into our bed until 2am this morning. Yes I know we're slacking but it's been a long week and the appeal of an ice cold drink, a nice...

Fri 02 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg four summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg four summary

Oh dear, there was almost a revolt in Camp Saluki last night. Gayle didn't take down the long hoped for treacle pudding. turning up with a peace offering of chocolate muffins. The muffins seem to have pacified the crew though, they've...

Thu 01 Nov 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg one summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg one summary

A lovely start to the day - sitting in the garden of the Emirates Palace hotel, Tim briefing us on the origins of the word "toe rag" whilst we waited for the Ceremonial start. Little did we know at the time that the first of those words would...

Wed 31 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg two summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki leg two summary

There's good news and bad news from Team Saluki today. The good news is that the Saluki is back to full health today. Roel, Rick and Leno did their spanner monkey magic last night and diagnosed and fixed the problem from last night. It wasn't...

UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day three notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day three notes

It's the day of the prologue where the starting positions for the official start tomorrow morning are decided. The Saluki team are up and running early morning to shoot off and get the "out of towners" their UAE driving licenses. At the ...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Newsletter 2007-10-23
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UAE Desert Challenge: Newsletter 2007-10-23

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SPECTACULAR DESERT CHALLENGE Medical, Search and Rescue teams play key roles as UAE drivers share big stage with Sainz and other world stars Carlos Sainz and Abdulbari Bin Sougat are poles apart when it comes to achievements...

UAE Desert Challenge: Bruno Saby preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: Bruno Saby preview

SABY AIMS TO TURN BACK CLOCK IN DESERT CHALLENGE Veteran French star aims for a winning return to World Cup series Veteran French rally star Bruno Saby will be aiming to turn back the clock when the UAE Desert Challenge brings the 2007 FIA...

Sat 27 Oct 2007
UEA Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day two notes
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UEA Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day two notes

Enroute to scrutineering The Saluki team have been joined over the last day or two by Bob, Craig for reporting and photograph duties and Roel from Fast and Speed, the buggy builders bringing the Team up to it's full complement. It's the day of...

UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day one notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day one notes

Today was the first official day of the U.A.E Desert Challenge of 2007. It involves actually registering formally and of course paying the fees for the challenge. The team are provided with the necessary navigation and emergency equipment which...

Fri 26 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Atif Al Zarouni preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: Atif Al Zarouni preview

ZAROUNUI AIMS FOR ANOTHER DESERT CHALLENGE WIN TO BOOST WORLD QUADS TITLE HOPES Emirati rider chases third victory in four years in climax to cross country rally season Emirati quads star Atif Al Zarouni is hoping a successful defence of...

Thu 25 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Carlos Sainz preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: Carlos Sainz preview

SAINZ HOMES IN ON WORLD CUP CROWN IN UAE Double WRC winner has title in his grasp, but must avoid repeat of last year's misfortune in Desert Challenge Carlos Sainz can bridge a 15-year gap by clinching a third world rally crown in...

Fri 19 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Event sponsors anncounced
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UAE Desert Challenge: Event sponsors anncounced

DESERT CHALLENGE SETS STAGE FOR CLASSIC BATTLE It doesn't get much better than this, says Sulayem as world cross country rallying spotlight falls on UAE The 17th edition of the UAE Desert Challenge promises a spectacular climax to the ...

Tue 09 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: PM Rustam Minnikhanov preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: PM Rustam Minnikhanov preview

PRIME MINISTER AIMS TO BUILD ON DESERT CHALLENGE WINNING RECORD Coma aims for repeat bikes victory as he homes in on another world title Rustam Minnikhanov, Prime Minister of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, will be looking to build on a near...

Mon 08 Oct 2007
UAE Desert Challenge: Luc Alphand preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: Luc Alphand preview

ALPHAND SETS SIGHTS ON BACK-TO-BACK DESERT CHALLENGE WINS Former world champion downhill skier heads powerful line-up for World Cup showdown Former world champion downhill skier Luc Alphand will be going all out to defend his title in the UAE...

Tue 18 Sep 2007
Ben Sulayem comments on loss of McRae
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Ben Sulayem comments on loss of McRae

MCRAE'S DEATH A TRAGIC LOSS FOR MOTOR SPORT, SAYS SULAYEM Former World Rally Champion had been looking forward to Desert Challenge return Mohammed Ben Sulayem said today that the death of former World Rally Champion Colin McRae in a ...

Tue 11 Sep 2007
UAE Desert Challenge news 2007-09-10
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UAE Desert Challenge news 2007-09-10

Sulayem backs Nakheel to help event attract more top drivers Former World Rally Champion Colin McRae could face a battle with brother Alistair in the 2007 UAE Desert Challenge, which is being sponsored for a third successive year by Nakheel, ...

Wed 05 Sep 2007
Sulayem adds Sainz to team for UAE Desert Challenge
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Sulayem adds Sainz to team for UAE Desert Challenge

UAE DESERT CHALLENGE: - NISSAN PUTS DESERT CHALLENGE IN TOP GEAR Nissan Patrol named as official car for spectacular event at climax of World Cup series Dubai, UAE, 3rd September 2007: Mohammed Ben Sulayem today tipped former World Rally ...

Sun 26 Aug 2007
Team Rally PanAmerica Australian Safari day 3 notes
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Team Rally PanAmerica Australian Safari day 3 notes

Team Rally PanAmerica after 3 days Racing in Australia. On the morning of the 4th day of the Australian Safari, Jonah and Casey are feeling good and going strong. By this time, we can assume that they have come to terms with their new RMA...

Sun 19 Aug 2007
Team Rally PanAmerica set for Australian Safari
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Team Rally PanAmerica set for Australian Safari

Team Rally PanAmerica arrives in Australia. Jonah Street and Casey McCoy are on their way to Australia to contest the Australian Safari, the "Dakar Down Under." Our guys will be part of the RMA Yamaha team, riding WR450s alongside 18 year-old...