Trenker Prepare for the big challenge

DHL TT Racing German Moto rider Tim Trenker return to action on UAE Desert Challenge for third time in row and his six since starts on 1996. Trenker prepare his motorbike (No. 21) - KTM LC4 660 Rally Replica - for big action on five days rally - raid event after great result he did on 2003 when he finish last special on seventh overall, and finish on top ten at two more special.

Trenker looking forward for more improving to finish all five days on top ten, with highly hopes to get his best ever rally-raid result, before going for more challenge in future.

The UAE Desert Challenge super show as Dubai gives a spectacular launch on Sunday afternoon to the event that sets the pace in World Cup and World Championship cross country rallying.

Starting at 4pm on Sunday at Jebel Ali Racecourse, the Nakheel Prologue brings together many of the world's top drivers and riders for an action- packed time trial

sending a powerful international force of prototype cars, modified 4WDs, trucks and bikes around a specially-built two-kilometre track.

Admission is free, and with a big crowd of spectators expected, the Desert

Challenge organisers have urged the public to set off early for the venue beside the Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Dubai Media City.

With the event doubling up as the penultimate leg of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship for bikes, Norway's Pal Anders Ullevalseter could clinch the world title in the UAE. He has a big lead over Poland's Jacek Czachor and Spain's Marc Coma and, barring mechanical disasters, should be world champion by next Friday.

The high speed action at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Sunday beings at 3.30pm with a demonstration of the newly-launched AKOffroad Desert Racer AK40, designed for racing on the toughest terrain, built in Dubai, and raced by some of Europe's fastest drivers, as well as motor sport fanatic and major recording artist, Jamiroquai.

The real test for drivers and riders will come when the official start at the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning launches the cars, bikes and trucks into five days of dramatic desert action in the Empty Quarter. But for spectators, Sunday's Nakheel Prologue is an event not to be missed.

Fittingly, an event bringing the world of cross country rallying to Dubai is being sponsored by Nakheel, the internationally acclaimed property developers who are creating The World in Dubai, as well as The Palm and other iconic projects grabbing international attention.

Tim Trenker sponsored by number one courier service company DHL, with co- sponsored by Mobil, MGMotorsports.

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