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Tue 02 Dec 2008
Australasian Safari: Event newsletter 2008-11-29
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Australasian Safari: Event newsletter 2008-11-29

PERTH START FOR 2009 AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI Australia's toughest motorsport challenge, the Australasian Safari, will start in the Perth next year, with a new course, new vehicle and competitor categories, as well as heavily discounted early entry...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Roof of Africa: Pre-event notes
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Roof of Africa: Pre-event notes

One of the extreme elements of this race, attracting competitors year after year, is the immensely testing conditions and the wide variety of racing terrain. One moment you are flat-out twisting the ear off the handlebars and the next moment you...

Roof of Africa: The Basotho People
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Roof of Africa: The Basotho People

The Basotho People and the race over 40 years For those international competitors who has never been to Lesotho, or raced in these mountains, be sure that you can expect very cold starting conditions in the morning and intense heat during the ...

Roof of Africa: Event built on solid history
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Roof of Africa: Event built on solid history

2008 Roof of Africa built on a solid history In 1967, fourty-two years ago, the Roof of Africa was contested for the first time. In November 2008, this famous event will see its 41st start, an achievement not easily equaled in...

Wed 05 Nov 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki post-event notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki post-event notes

UAE Desert Challenge Round Up Left or right... Sitting down for lunch on the Saturday after the final day with a very subdued Bowler team, Drew Bowler asked if it was always like this -- the feeling of 'flatness'. We had all just spent a...

BFGoodrich newsletter 2008-11-04
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BFGoodrich newsletter 2008-11-04

Two wins and another title for BFGoodrich BFGoodrich tyres succeeded in securing their 11th FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup this weekend thanks to BMW X3 CC driver Nasser Al-Attiyah, winner of the 2008 UAE ...

Mon 03 Nov 2008
Roof of Africa: Event preview
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Roof of Africa: Event preview

2008 Roof of Africa is definitely not for the faint hearted "Baboons" Lesotho Sun ROOF OF AFRICA - 27 to 29 November 2008 - Lesotho With less than a month to go to the start of the Roof of Africa in the streets of Maseru the tension and lots...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki final day notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki final day notes

Update on the truck / car recovery that the Team Saluki guys have been assisting on. Both vehicles are now out of the desert successfully - it seems that having the correct jack that's required to change the wheel on your truck helps a lot when...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day four notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day four notes

Following on from yesterdays communication it seems that Paul doesn't have a jinx after all. There were no blown engines when the Saluki guys returned to camp in the dark last night. There was at least progress on the recovery, however not...

Thu 30 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day three notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day three notes

Remember the car that was still located in the desert last night after having blown it's engine, well there was a plan involving recovering a truck that was also stuck in the dunes and then using that to recover the car. Well best laid plans of...

Wed 29 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day two notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day two notes

We don't know how to say this so we'll just say it as it is. The dog is dead. Following on from yesterdays problem, the investigation last night by the spanner monkeys revealed that a piston had decided to melt which caused a catastrophic ...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day one notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day one notes

Well the "Oh my god" early morning was not as bad as expected with everyone up and about by 5am and on the road by 5:15. Last minute additions as always made it into the cars - some reheated coffee and a pile of scooby-snacks were considered ...

UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki prologue notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki prologue notes

It's the day of the prologue which this year instead of some scrub land is taking place on the Jebel Ali Moto-Cross track. Tight twisty turns and lots of bumps meant an interesting course - especially for something like the Saluki and it's ...

UAE Desert Challenge: BFGoodrich preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: BFGoodrich preview

Two last outings for the new All-Terrain tyre before the 2009 Dakar Following its introduction in the course of 2008, BFGoodrich's new All -Terrain tyre - which won July's Baja Espana- is to make its final competitive appearances...

Sun 26 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki preview

D-Day -1: Look out, Look out there's a Saluki about. Yes folks, It's been a year since you last heard about the ups, downs and roll-overs of Team Saluki in last years Desert Challenge. Well the time has come again to keep you informed on how...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Pre-event notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Pre-event notes

DESERT CHALLENGE 'WILL BE SAFEST EVER' Sulayem hails medics, search and rescue team as unsung heroes of dramatic cross country rally Dubai, UAE: The UAE Desert Challenge, which rounds off the international cross country rally calendar next...

Sat 18 Oct 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Nasser Al Attiyah preview
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UAE Desert Challenge: Nasser Al Attiyah preview

ATTIYAH EYES DESERT CHALLENGE DOUBLE TRIUMPH Qatari gives new Dakar car rally debut as he pursues World Cup title Dubai, UAE: Qatar's Nasser Al Attiyah will be chasing a unique double triumph in next week's UAE Desert Challenge. The ...

Tue 30 Sep 2008
UAE Desert Challenge: Nissian challengers eye Desert Crown
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UAE Desert Challenge: Nissian challengers eye Desert Crown

Emirati Al Helei leads Nissan Patrol chase for victory as Sulayem sets stage for dramatic World Cup test Dubai, UAE: Nissan's role in keeping the UAE Desert Challenge at the forefront of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup could be rewarded...

Australasian Safari sets August date for 2009
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Australasian Safari sets August date for 2009

The legendary Australasian Safari has gathered new momentum following the success of the 2008 running of the event, and looks set for a bright future in its Western Australian home base. Competitor feedback has confirmed the event's status as ...

Tue 09 Sep 2008
Porsche announces 2010 Cayenne S Transsyberia SUV

Porsche announces 2010 Cayenne S Transsyberia SUV

PORSCHE ADDS 2010 CAYENNE S TRANSSYBERIA TO AN ALREADY POWERFUL SUV LINE-UP New, Special Model Pays Tribute to the Three-Time Rally-Winning Original ATLANTA --- Winning Porsches come in many shapes, and nowhere is the competitive Porsche ...

Sat 30 Aug 2008
Australasian Safari: Final leg summary
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Australasian Safari: Final leg summary

EPIC AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI ENDS IN PERTH After an epic journey of over 4000 kilometres, competitors in the Australasian Safari reach Perth this afternoon for the podium finish of Australia& ...

Fri 29 Aug 2008
Australasian Safari: Leg four summary
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Australasian Safari: Leg four summary

GRABHAM CONTINUES TO LEAD AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI Ben Grabham continues to dominate the seven-day Australasian Safari, being conducted in the Western Australian outback. Riding a factory-supported Honda CRF450X, Grabham has led the...

Australasian Safari: Final fling for competitors
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Australasian Safari: Final fling for competitors

FINAL FLING FOR AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI COMPETITORS A epic journey comes to an end tomorrow when the remaining Australian Safari competitors tackle the final day from the coastal Western Australian town of Geraldton to Perth. The brave riders and...

Australasian Safari: Leg six to be cancelled
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Australasian Safari: Leg six to be cancelled

STATEMENT BY AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI Leg 6 of the Australasian Safari on Friday, August 29 - from Mt Magnet to Geraldton - has been cancelled due to the potential of damage to land and infrastructure created by poor weather conditions. Three...