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Fri 19 Jun 2009
Volkwagen Rally dos Sertoes preview
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Volkwagen Rally dos Sertoes preview

"Dakar" winner Volkswagen returns to South America Wolfsburg (12 May 2009) From Goiânia to Natal -- "Dakar" winner Volkswagen will be "in town" at ten Brazilian locations from 23 June to 04 July 2009. The Wolfsburg-based automobile brand that...

UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki stage four report
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki stage four report

Team Saluki - DC2009 - Day 4 - I don't think we've got a bonnet anymore. A not so hot day in the Empty Quarter - the temperature barely reached above 40oC, however the wind has picked up causing severe sand storms and the obvious issues that...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari: Auto preview
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Australasian Safari: Auto preview

Riley favourite to defend Safari crown Victorian Steve Riley will start the 2009 Australasian Safari as the favourite in the Auto division after taking a convincing victory in last year's outback marathon. Riley heads a strong field of ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Safari Rally newsletter 2009-02-27
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Safari Rally newsletter 2009-02-27

NEW REGULARITY EVENT TO BE RUN WITH EAST AFRICAN CLASSIC SAFARI Organisers of this year's East African Classic Safari Rally have announced that they will also be running a Regularity event to be known as the Safari Challenge. The Challenge will...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari: Quad preview
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Australasian Safari: Quad preview

Quad section ready for Czech assault The Quad Bike section of the Australasian Safari looks set to be hotly contested, with a influx of Czech Republic riders determined to wrestle the title from reigning champion, John Maragozidis. Four riders...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki event summary
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki event summary

Five days of constant sandstorms -- all during the race days - most unpleasant - and now we've had five days of constant rain in Dubai! Weather-wise we always knew what to expect when the UAE Desert Challenge took place in November. The date ...

UAE Desert Challenge: Series stage five notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Series stage five notes

News from leg 5 -- Oasis stage finish Marc Coma wins the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2009....Pal-Anders Ullesvalseter pips Mark Ackerman (5th o/a) to the stage win.....Cyril Despres confirms second place. BIKES Marc Coma (2) -- "It's a great...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari: Series leg four summary
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Australasian Safari: Series leg four summary

Gruelling course takes its toll on Safari The gruelling 3600 kilometre course of the Australasian Safari has started to take its toll on riders and drivers as day four of the seven day marathon took competitors from Leonora to Laverton in...

24 Hours of Germany preview
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24 Hours of Germany preview

German Rallyraid Championship in third round After two years the GORM (German Off Road Masters) has established as "the" German championship. Due to the co-operation with the German Motor Sport Association "DMV" now the GORM even leads...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki stage three report
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki stage three report

Team Saluki - Abu Dhabi DC2009 - Day 3 - The dog stretches its legs. It's been a hot day here in the Empty Quarter with temperatures outside reaching 41oC, and as far as the race is concerned we've had transmission failures, suspension ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg three summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg three summary

Volkswagen continues setting the pace at "Sertoes" Wolfsburg (26 June 2009). The Volkswagen three-pack on the third leg: Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E), Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) and Mauricio Neves/Eduardo Bampi (BR/BR) ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Series stage four notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Series stage four notes

News from leg 4 -- Hertz stage finish BIKES Marc Coma (2) - "It was not easy at all today. The wind was strong and the visibility was difficult for all the riders. It was a case of finding a safe pace.Tomorrow is a big day. It will decide...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari newsletter 2009-07-23
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Australasian Safari newsletter 2009-07-23

Three car China team to tackle Safari The Australasian Safari's international reputation has received a major boost with a three-car team from China arriving for the event to be held in Western Australia's outback from August 1 to 8. The China...

Australasian Safari: Series leg three summary
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Australasian Safari: Series leg three summary

Honda riders dominate day three of Safari Condobolin's Jacob Smith leads the field in the motorbike section of the Australasian Safari, having moved ahead of his brother Todd on the run between the West Australian towns of Mt Magnet and Leonara...

Australasian Safari: Series leg two summary
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Australasian Safari: Series leg two summary

Smiths still dominate Safari There continues to be a domination of Smiths at the head of the Australasian Safari as the second day of the 3600 kilometre marathon took crews from Geraldton on the coast to the inland town of Mt Magnet. KTM...

Rallye dos Sertoes mid-event notes
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Rallye dos Sertoes mid-event notes

The 17th edition of Rally dos Sertoes probably will be decided only in its 10th - and final - stage. In the thrilling fight for the leadership of the competition, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Timo Gottschalk returned to stay in front of Carlos Sainz and...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-07-05
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Volkswagen newsletter 2009-07-05

Rallye dos Sertoes Volkswagen celebrates one-two in Brazil The Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil ended with a Volkswagen one-two for Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D). Volkswagen won ten of a...

Australasian Safari: Bike update
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Australasian Safari: Bike update

Safari heads into extreme final days With only and handful of days remaining in the 2009 Australasian Safari, riders are pushing themselves to the limit to finish the 3,500 kilometre event. Event Director, Justin Hunt, is impressed with the ...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg nine summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg nine summary

Volkswagen driver Sainz: with stage win to overall 'Sertoes' lead Wolfsburg (02 July 2009). After clinching their fourth stage victory at the Rallye dos Sertoes the Volkswagen factory duo Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) has taken the...

Australasian Safari: Series newsletter 2009-07-01
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Australasian Safari: Series newsletter 2009-07-01

US star to debut Hummer at Safari One of the United States' best endurance racers, Josh Hall, has confirmed his participation in this year's Australasian Safari in one of the world's iconic off-road vehicles. The likeable US driver is set to...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day one notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki day one notes

Today's the official start of the Desert Challenge so it's up and out early and wheels are rolling at 5:30am. Rick, Girish and Mark are in the Duellie (the Saluki support truck), Craig and Glen take the Honda Pilot and we pick up Laurie en-route...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari: Series prologue summary
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Australasian Safari: Series prologue summary

Prologue marks start of great WA adventure The Isuzu D-MAX of Bruce Garland and Harry Suzuki has set the pace in the Auto section at the prologue for the Australasian Safari in Western Australia today. But the veteran pair are well aware that...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Series stage four report
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UAE Desert Challenge: Series stage four report

COMA RE-PASSES DESPRES IN FASCINATING GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE IN ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE BMW'S GUERLAIN CHICHERIT IN CONTROL IN THE CARS * Echtibi and Gaugain shine in Hertz stage; Mabbs holds fifth overall * UAE's Al Husseini leads...

Australasian Safari: Event newsletter 2009-02-09
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Australasian Safari: Event newsletter 2009-02-09

Internationals set to take Safari early bird entry option The Australasian Safari, now in its third year in Western Australia, looks set for strong growth despite the times, with significant international interest set to boost numbers. Entries...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari: Series leg six summary
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Australasian Safari: Series leg six summary

Smith, Riley, Machacek eye Safari titles With just three stages remaining of the 3600-kilometre Australasian Safari marathon, it seems that only disaster can stop Honda rider Jacob Smith from climbing on to the top step of the podium in ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Series leg three update
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UAE Desert Challenge: Series leg three update

News from leg 3 -- Nissan stage finish CARS -- update At 16.18hrs (local time) only nine cars had completed the selective section and Ian Barker (214) and Abdul Bari Bin Sougjhat (232) had not reached the second passage control, according...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Pharaons: Team Aprilia Giofil stage 3 summary
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Pharaons: Team Aprilia Giofil stage 3 summary

Off-day for Chaleco A BANAL DAMAGE TO THE STARTER MOTOR RELAIS FORCE LOPEZ TO STOP IN THE DESERT FOR TWO HOUR AND A HALF, WHEN FRANCO PICCO ATTAIN TO RESTART IT. ZANOTTI IS FIFTH ON STAGE TODAY, FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY PAOLO CECI. PAOLO CECI,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Australasian Safari: Bike leg six summary
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Australasian Safari: Bike leg six summary

Spectacular Safari heating up West Australian outback The 2009 Australasian Safari is nearing its conclusion in outback Western Australia, with competitors only one day away from completing the gruelling week-long Enduro event. Jacob Smith ...

Australasian Safari: Series newsletter 2009-07-15
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Australasian Safari: Series newsletter 2009-07-15

'Most Adventurous Driver' back for another Safari tilt Undaunted by her experiences in 2008, New Zealander Sarah Twaddle is again making the trip across the Tasman to tackle the Australasian Safari in 2009 for a second consecutive...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki scrutineering notes
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UAE Desert Challenge: Team Saluki scrutineering notes

What I hear you cry - it can't be a year already since we last heard about the exploits of Team Saluki in the Desert Challenge. You'll be glad to know that your memory is indeed correct - it's only been six months since it last ran. The ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes debrief
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes debrief

Volkswagen drivers Sainz and Al-Attiyah: "A good test" Wolfsburg (04 July 2009). At the Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil a captivating team-internal duel thrilled the fans: Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah in the Race Touareg jointly won all ten...

Australasian Safari: Series leg one summary
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Australasian Safari: Series leg one summary

Smiths common at top of Safari leaderboard The Smiths have dominated the leader board at the end of the opening day of the Australiasian Safari that took competitors across nearly 100 competitive kilometres from Perth to Geraldton. The...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes final leg summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes final leg summary

Volkswagen celebrates one-two win at "little Dakar" in Brazil Wolfsburg (03 July 2009). Ten out of ten possible stage wins, four lead changes and a captivating duel: Volkswagen decided the Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil in their favour with a ...

Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg two summary
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Volkswagen Rallye dos Sertoes leg two summary

Volkswagen driver Carlos Sainz takes lead in Brazil Wolfsburg (25 June 2009). The Volkswagen factory duo Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) took the lead on the second day of the Rallye dos Sertoes in front of their team- mates Nasser ...

Australasian Safari: Series final leg summary
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Australasian Safari: Series final leg summary

Safari run and won - Smith, Riley, Machacek the stars Smith becomes youngest ever Safari winner Twenty-year old Condobolin rider, Jacob Smith, has become the youngest ever winner of the Australasian Safari after dominating the seven-day event,...

Australasian Safari: Bike preview
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Australasian Safari: Bike preview

Grabham the man to beat in Safari Two-time champion Ben Grabham will face over 50 competitors from across Australia and around the world, but he remains the man to beat in this year's Australasian Safari which gets in the Western...