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Sun 30 Nov 2008
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...

Sun 03 Feb 2008
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Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crash

Colin McRae (39) and his son Johnny (5) have been reported dead in a helicopter crash near the McRae home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, shortly after 4 PM local time. The helicopter burst into flames on contact, though, making identification ...

Fri 11 Apr 2008
Porsche announces Transsyberia Rally drivers
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Porsche announces Transsyberia Rally drivers

Transsyberia Rally 2008 Andy Schulz co-drives Armin Schwarz Stuttgart. After his debut in 2007, the former European rally champion Armin Schwarz (44) will again contest the Transsyberia Rally for Porsche in 2008. Schwarz will be navigated by ...

Sun 03 Feb 2008
Petersen/White Lightning Racing announce 2008 plans

Petersen/White Lightning Racing announce 2008 plans

Petersen Motorsports Turns Focus to Rally in 2008 Two-Time Championship-Winning Owner to Shutter Sports Car Effort Until 2009 PAHRUMP, Nev., January 17, 2008 - 2003 and 2004 24 Hours of Le Mans GT class winners. 2005 American Le Mans Series GT2...

Wed 23 Jan 2008
Libya Rally Raid preview
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Libya Rally Raid preview

Libya Rally Raid: More and more Top-Teams, registration still possible Only a few days until registration closing for the 1. Libya Rally Raid: Up to the 31st of January there still is the possibility to register for the new German rally in ...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
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 ...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
Trans Europe Rally confirms new date
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Trans Europe Rally confirms new date

Following the decision to postpone their Trans Europe Rally from an over-crowded September 2008 until 2009, Trans World Motorsports are pleased to announce that the new dates will be: 16th May to 4th June 2009 Starting in Monte Carlo on 16th...

Sat 28 Jun 2008
Rally dos Sertos Volkswagen final leg summary
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Rally dos Sertos Volkswagen final leg summary

Volkswagen celebrates one-two win with Race Touareg in Brazil Wolfsburg. Commanding one-two win for Volkswagen: At the Rally dos Sertoes the factory duos Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) as well as Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford ...

Thu 10 Jul 2008
TransSyberia Rally: BFGoodrich preview
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TransSyberia Rally: BFGoodrich preview

BFGoodrich heads for Siberia The second edition of the Rallye Transsyberia will run from July 11 until July 25, 2008, via a route of more than 7,000km stretching between Moscow and the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. The American...

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...

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& ...

Mon 16 Jun 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-06-15
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Volkswagen newsletter 2008-06-15

Rally dos Sertoes 2008 Volkswagen all set for Brazilian debut with Race Touareg 2 For the two Volkswagen factory pairings, Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) and Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford (USA/RSA), the Rally dos Sertões will start...

Fri 29 Aug 2008
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...

Fri 20 Jun 2008
Transorientale Rally: Official report of Tonin, Lang deaths
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Transorientale Rally: Official report of Tonin, Lang deaths

This morning, at 12:09 a.m. local time (8:09 a.m. FT 6:09 a.m. GMT), at km 120 of special stage no.6 of the Transoriental Rally, between Qaratubak and Torgai, an accident occurred involving French motorcyclist Philippe Tonin, a native of Nyons (on...

Wed 20 Aug 2008
Australasian Safari: Event newsletter 2008-08-19
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Australasian Safari: Event newsletter 2008-08-19

TOP FIELD GATHERED FOR AUSTRALASIAN SFARI Eighty cars, motorbikes and quad bikes will leave Kalgoorlie this Sunday in Australia's toughest motorsport challenge, the 2008 Australasian Safari. Ahead of them awaits seven days and over 2700 ...

Wed 11 Jun 2008
Rally dos Sertoes: Volkswagen preview
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Rally dos Sertoes: Volkswagen preview

New terrain Brazil: A step towards the "Dakar" for Volkswagen Wolfsburg (10 June 2008). Volkswagen once again enters uncharted waters in Cross Country Rallying with a brace of Race Touareg 2 in the middle of June: The driver duos of Giniel de ...

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...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-06-29
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Volkswagen newsletter 2008-06-29

Rallye dos Sertoes 2008 @Volkswagen clinches one-two win with Giniel de Villiers and Mark Miller in Brazil Commanding one-two win for Volkswagen: At the Rallye dos Sertoes the factory duos Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) as well as...

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...

Sat 23 Aug 2008
Australasian Safari: Series ceremonial start notes
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Australasian Safari: Series ceremonial start notes

The country's toughest motoring challenge, the Australasian Safari, has returned to the outback for the second running of the event through the diverse Western Australian countryside. With the support of the Western Australian Government, this...

Fri 27 Jun 2008
Rally dos Sertuos: Volkswagen leg nine summary
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Rally dos Sertuos: Volkswagen leg nine summary

Volkswagen is about to clinch one-two win in Brazil Wolfsburg. After the penultimate leg of the Rallye dos Sertoes, Volkswagen is about to clinch a one-two victory: While Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) with their fourth-place ...

Australasian Safari: BFGoodrich readies for tough event
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Australasian Safari: BFGoodrich readies for tough event

BFGoodrich gears up for Australasian Safari BFGoodrich Tires is is gearing up for the battle of speed and excitement as the official tyre sponsor for the 2008 Australasian Safari, which crosses the extremes of the Western Australian outback in...

Mon 14 Jul 2008
TransSyberia Rally: Armin Schwarz leg one summary
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TransSyberia Rally: Armin Schwarz leg one summary

Today we took off from Moscow's Red Square as one of 30 teams to tackle the 7000 km Transsyberia Rally to Ulaan Bataar in Mongolia. The first leg turned out to be really tough. I'll be back here tomorrow with more news from our magical mystery...

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...

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

BATTLE FOR POSITIONS HOTS UP IN AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI Mitsubishi Pajero driver, Steve Riley, continues to lead the Auto category of the Australasian Safari, increasing his lead by nearly 13 minutes on the final stage of Leg 5. The Victorian...

Sat 26 Jul 2008
Transsyberia Rally: Ammin Schwarz final summary
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Transsyberia Rally: Ammin Schwarz final summary

Transsyberia Rally: Final Sprint onto the Podium Today we raced absolutely full bore and tried to improve from third to second overall. We started the last stage with a time gap of 13 minutes to the second placed Pau Soler and Laia Peinado of...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Rally dos Sertoes: Volkswagen facts and figures of event
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Rally dos Sertoes: Volkswagen facts and figures of event

Facts and figures on the Volkswagen one-two win in Brazil Wolfsburg. With the one-two win clinched by Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) and Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford (USA/RSA), Volkswagen celebrated a successful Brazilian debut at...

Tue 26 Aug 2008
Australasian Safari: Leg two summary
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Australasian Safari: Leg two summary

GRABHAM EXTENDS LEAD ON DAY 2 OF SAFARI Bathurst's Ben Grabham, riding a Honda CRF 450X, has extended his lead in the Australasian Safari after day two of the event in outback Western Australia. Grabham extended his advantage over his rivals...

Sat 12 Jul 2008
Transsyberia Rally: Porsche leg two summary
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Transsyberia Rally: Porsche leg two summary

Transsyberia Rally 2008, Leg 2 Vladimir - Kazan Top time for Porsche duo Armin Schwarz and Andi Schulz Stuttgart. Armin Schwarz and Andi Schulz of Team Germany 1 achieved the top time at leg two of the 2008 Transsyberia Rally powered by ...

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 ...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Rally dos Sertoes: Volkswagen leg four summary
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Rally dos Sertoes: Volkswagen leg four summary

Volkswagen drivers strengthen top positions in Brazil Wolfsburg (21 June 2008). On the first of two marathon legs at the Rally dos Sertoes across Brazil Volkswagen drivers Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) and Mark Miller/Ralph ...

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...

Sat 26 Jul 2008
Transsyberia Rally: Porsche North American final summary
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Transsyberia Rally: Porsche North American final summary

PORSCHE CAYENNES FINISH 2008 TRANSSYBERIA RALLY IN TOP SIX POSITIONS AMERICANS FALL SHORT AFTER TOWING TOP GERMAN TEAM THROUGH LATE STAGE Porsche has won the Transsyberia Rally for the third time in succession. After its one-two finish in 2006...

Thu 03 Jul 2008
Transorientale Rally: Ronn Bailey final summary
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Transorientale Rally: Ronn Bailey final summary

AMERICA'S RONN BAILEY CROSSES THE FINISH LINE NEAR THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA IN THE TRANSORIENTALE -- THE WORLD'S LONGEST OFF-ROAD RACE - Sole U.S. Car Team Finishes 29th Out of 48 Cars That Started in Russia-to-China Rally Covering 10,000 km in...