Face to Face
December 31, 2005
moto: A repeat performance?
NUMBER 1 - GAULOISES KTM
Cyril Despres (FRA)
The Cyril Despres story is the stuff of dreams. A mechanic six years ago, he
now finds himself in the role of title-holder for this 28th...
Jean-Louis Schlesser powered his Schlesser-Ford buggy to victory in the
first stage on the African continent in the 2006 Dakar, eclipsing the
factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen teams.
Jean-Louis Schlesser and FranÃ§ois Borsotto.
The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out
unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers
disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team
Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...
Stephane Peterhansel set the all-time mark for stage wins with today's
victory of the marathon special stage nine. However, any thoughts of
celebration were abandoned after the news of the death of KTM rider Andy
Caldecott as the riders and...
Two-Time Le Mans Champions Announce Multi-Year Dakar Effort Starting in
Petersen/White Lightning Returns to Off-Road Roots with Dakar Buggy Entry
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA, November 14, 2006 - Petersen Motorsports/White
Lightning Racing has...
Actor adventurer Charley Boorman is set to take on the unforgiving
elements in the World's ultimate test of endurance for man and machine,
the notorious Dakar Rally (31st December -- 15th January). Viewers
will witness the highs and lows of ...
It was no secret that MOL Dakar Team is to set out for this year's Dakar
distance with an international crew. Team leader Balazs Szalay already
introduced team members in August; the Slovakian Jaroslav Katrinak,
the Romanian Zsolt Szilveszter...
Face to face
January 10, 2006
moto: Bonjean, here and elsewhere
The story begins at the end of the 18th century, on a quay, somewhere in Europe. Mr. Bonjean, a chemist by trade, readies to
board a ship to travel to the new world, Brazil.
While the Gauloises KTM team might be starting out from Lisbon on the 31st
December with a number of new elements, their ambition remains resolutely
the same -- to take the number one spot 16 days later at the famous Lac
Rose in Senegal.
Ellen Lohr: "We're perfectly prepared for the Dakar"
Lisbon -- Tomorrow, Saturday, 31 st December 2005, represents the start
of the Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz team's inaugural Dakar appearance. "We're
perfectly prepared for the Dakar...
MARC COMA AND LUC ALPHAND EXCHANGE MACHINES AT LAC ROSE
A day after winning the Lisboa Dakar 2006, one in the two-wheel category
and the other in cars, the two Repsol racers exchanged wheels and views.
Marc Coma and Luc Alphand...
Nearly 30 positions gained -- a splendid Dakar day for Ellen Lohr in her
Quarzazate/Morocco -- For Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz and the team's rally
driver, Ellen Lohr, the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally turned out to be
RACERS SHOW THEIR RESPECT FOR COLLEAGUE
As a mark of respect for the death of Australian rider Andy Caldecott, who died yesterday, the organisers agreed with the
riders to neutralise the tenth stage of the rally. This meant that for the entire...
JORDI ARCARONS, LEADER IN THE SHADOW OF A WINNING PROJECT
After taking the victory with Nani Roma in 2004, the Catalan Team Manager
looks forward to clinching the Dakar title again with the impeccable Marc
Affable and hard worker, Jordi...
All the five Mercedes-Benz vehicles complete first half of the Dakar
Rally. Ellen Lohr draws positive balance.
Nouakchott/Mauritania - From Portugal to Morocco, from Morocco to
Mauritania: Ellen Lohr and Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz have covered ...
Ãkos varga fell on the head
Competitors knew well enough that stages set in Mali are extremely fast, winding tracks and need plenty of those navigational
skills. This meant no problem. However the balÃ¡zs Szalay - LÃ¡szlÃ³ Bunkoczi duo got off...
Face to Face
January 15, 2006
bike: Gypsum flower
"There is an English expression that says all women are roses, but I prefer
to think of a desert rose to a garden variety." Hands swollen with blisters,
Patsy removes her helmet....
Oh, the legendary Africa
Stoney, winding roads, needing plenty of navigation, led from Nador to Er Racidia on the first African day of Dakar Rallye.
Quite a few of the big aces got lost,too, but not the Balazs Szalay - Laszlo Bunkoczi duo, who...
Nightshift for Ellen Lohr and the ORC racing team
Kiffa/Mauritania -- For Ellen Lohr and her co-pilot, Detlef Ruf, the
longest leg of the 2006 Dakar Rally (874 kilometres) ended in the middle
of the night between 9th and 10th ...
"More Fun than Legally Allowed ... unless you're driving Dakar"
December 31, 2005 -- Have you ever dreamt of opening up your car through a
mountain pass road or racing through the city streets without regard to the
neighborhood cops? The Dakar...
As challenging and unpredictable as the desert always is, the 2006 Dakar
cross-country rally is even harder to call than its predecessors. While the
Dakar experience is key, especially with the new regulations' emphasis on
navigation skills, new...
On this first day of the year, the organisers had chosen the Algarve region for the second timed sector of
this 28th edition of the Dakar. A superb special stage, 115 km long (quite exceptional in Europe), where
driving skills were vital. Like the...