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Thu 31 Dec 2009
Stradale Off Road buys out MMSP
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Stradale Off Road buys out MMSP

STRADALE OFF ROAD BUYS OUT MMSP The Eligroup company which is represented by Nicolas Misslin has bought out MMSP sas, the cross country sport entity of the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), based in Boz, France. The ...

JMB Stradale Off Road Team enters 2010 Dakar

JMB Stradale Off Road Team enters 2010 Dakar

4 Cars entered in the 2010 Dakar for JMB Stradale Off Road Team The crew members entered in the 2010 Dakar for the new JMB Stradale Off Road crosscountry racing team are Guilherme SPINELLI -- Filipe PALMEIRO, Orlando TERRANOVA -- Pascal MAIMON,...

Team Hummer arrives in Buenos Aires

Team Hummer arrives in Buenos Aires

The Monster Has Landed Buenos Aires, Argentina (December 29, 2009) -- Fresh off of an eight and a half hour flight from Miami, Florida, Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER have arrived in Buenos Aires ready to tackle the most grueling race in all of ...

Volkswagen Dakar in numbers

Volkswagen Dakar in numbers

4 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Touareg, therapists, packet soup: The Dakar Rally in numbers Wolfsburg (29 December 2009). At the turn of the New Year the Dakar Rally spellbinds millions of people around the planet. From 1 January 2010 when...

Volkswagen targets Dakar victory

Volkswagen targets Dakar victory

5 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Operation title defence -- Volkswagen targets "Dakar" victory Wolfsburg (28 December 2009). The greatest adventure motorsport has to offer -- the biggest challenge a manufacturer can confront: Volkswagen...

Team Hummer preview

Team Hummer preview

Team HUMMER 2010 Dakar Rally Preview Charlotte, NC (December 28, 2009) -- Just days until the start of the highly anticipated 2010 Dakar Rally, Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER are preparing to head south to Argentina. The HUMMERS are flying ...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
PS Laser Racing Team pre-event news 2009-12-27

PS Laser Racing Team pre-event news 2009-12-27

Car released and ready for start of 2010 Dakar In four days the caravan will line-up for the start of the world's most gruelling test for man and machine, the 2010 Argentina Chile Dakar Rally. In that line-up will be South Africa's Dakar legend,...

South African teams preview

South African teams preview

HIGH HOPES FOR SA TEAMS There will be high hopes for South African teams -- and those with close South African ties -- when the 2010 Dakar Rally gets underway in Buenos Aires on January 1. The South African assault on this year's event will be...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-27

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-27

6 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Deserts, vineyards and coastal resorts: Dakar Rally as holiday destination Wolfsburg (27 December 2009). The toughest test in cross country rallying is, at the same time, a worthwhile journey: When, at the...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-26

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-26

7 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Detailed procedures for Volkswagen technicians at the "Dakar" Wolfsburg (26 December 2009). The real work actually begins for the team when the five Volkswagen Race Touaregs with drivers Carlos Sainz, Giniel...

Rally PanAm preview

Rally PanAm preview

Street heads to South America for 2010 "El Dakaro" American Rider Jonah Street and Team Rally PanAm soon fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2010 running of the Dakar Rally. Street, winner of Stage 5 at the 2009 version of this epic 16-day ...

Series Bikes preview

Series Bikes preview

MOTORCYCLE RACE -- NOT JUST THE TWO OF THEM It might well be a whole different ball game in the motorcycle race from now on... For many years, it was mostly an internal struggle between KTM riders, for a while split between the Spanish and...

Sun 27 Dec 2009
Event caravan arrives into Argentina

Event caravan arrives into Argentina

The Dakar caravan has arrived in Argentina The massive 2010 Argentina-Chile Dakar caravan aboard the Grande Brazile has arrived at the Delta Dock complex at Lima, Argentina. In all 550 vehicles, for the most part entered in the rally, others to...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-23

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-23

10 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Do it yourself: The choreography of a tyre change Wolfsburg (23 December 2009). A sharp stone hidden in deep sand or a massive boulder lying on the track are the trigger -- during the 2010 Dakar Rally...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-22

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-22

11 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally The Dakar Rally -- global media event of superlative nature Wolfsburg (22 December 2009). Millions lining the route, billions worldwide in front of television screens -- the longest marathon that motorsport...

Volkswagen Race Touareg and its wins

Volkswagen Race Touareg and its wins

Victories by the dozen -- the Volkswagen Race Touareg and its wins Wolfsburg (21 December 2009). The Volkswagen Race Touareg celebrated its debut at the Dakar Rally in 2004. In 28 rally events to date the successful model from Wolfsburg has ...

PS Laser Racing Team pre-event news 2009-12-21

PS Laser Racing Team pre-event news 2009-12-21

PS Laser Racing Team excited about 2010 Dakar Excitement is building as South Africa's Dakar legend, Alfie Cox, and his German co-pilot and team-owner, Jurgen Schroder, spent their last weekend at home before departing for Buenos Aires in ...

Mon 21 Dec 2009
Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-20

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-20

13 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Volkswagen team perfectly equipped for the Dakar Rally Wolfsburg (20 December 2009). They are the unsung heroes of a Dakar Rally: The engineers and mechanics who, thanks to the daily service stop, always ...

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-19

Volkswagen pre-event news 2009-12-19

14 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Volkswagen navigators guide the Race Touaregs to success Wolfsburg (19 December 2009). A crucial task: Without Lucas Cruz, Timo Gottschalk, Clecio Maestrelli, Ralph Pitchford and Dirk von Zitzewitz the ...

Volkswagen relies on heavy support

Volkswagen relies on heavy support

15 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Wolfsburg (18 December 2009). When the five Race Touaregs fielded by Volkswagen start the Dakar Rally on New Year's Day 2010 they will not be the only participants competing for the Volkswagen Group. Also ...

Fri 18 Dec 2009
Volkswagen arrives in Buenos Aires

Volkswagen arrives in Buenos Aires

16 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Above the clouds: five Race Touaregs on the way to the "Dakar" Wolfsburg (17 December 2009). Five Race Touaregs, one destination: Buenos Aires. Volkswagen has flown the rally cars for the Dakar Rally to South...

Loprais Tatra Team preview

Loprais Tatra Team preview

Loprais Tatra Team sets off to Dakar 2010 The definite look of the 32th edition of the legendary Dakar in Argentina and Chile was officially unveiled in Paris on November 24. Ales Loprais and his Tatra special will be at the starting line again,...

Volkswagen interview with Mauricio Neves

Volkswagen interview with Mauricio Neves

17 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Mauricio Neves: "The TDI engines are quite simply fantastic" Wolfsburg (16 December 2009). Mauricio Neves is still a rather unknown name for the many Volkswagen fans in Europe. There are nevertheless good ...

Event newsletter 2009-12-16

Event newsletter 2009-12-16

THE EVE OF THE EVENT Paris, le Havre, Santiago, Buenos Aires... In the space of just a few days' travel, we can feel the event gaining stature. The many conversations - with competitors who have loaded their vehicles, with European and South ...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Volkswagen bio on Mark Miller

Volkswagen bio on Mark Miller

Mark Miller -- from finance expert to professional rally driver Wolfsburg (14 December 2009). Mark Miller has been a member of the Volkswagen factory team since 2005. The American made his mark at the Dakar Rally with an impressive performance...

Mark Miller preview

Mark Miller preview

American Volkswagen Factory Driver to Tweet Live from the Dakar Rally Mark Miller attempts to become the first American race winner beginning Jan. 1 in South America Herndon, VA (Dec. 14, 2009) -- When it comes to off-road racing, the Dakar...

Series Trucks preview

Series Trucks preview

TRUCKS: WHO CAN COUNTER KAMAZ? Real title collectors with seven out of the last eight editions of the Dakar won by one of theirs, the Kamaz drivers also tend to be vulnerable when over confident. A steering wheel virtuoso, Vladimir Chagin ...

PS Laser Racing Team preview

PS Laser Racing Team preview

Proudly South African Navara ready for grueling 2010 Dakar Boasting a CV of South African built Navaras finishing 4th, 5th and 20th in the 2009 Dakar Rally, Glyn Hall managed the planning, development, building and will be responsible for the ...

Volkswagen news 2009-12-13

Volkswagen news 2009-12-13

20 days to the 2010 Dakar Rally From snow to sand: Volkswagen team is ready for the "Dakar" Wolfsburg (13 December 2009). Now the going gets tough: The Volkswagen drivers concluded their comprehensive preparations for the latest running of the...

KTM - continued presence despite no factory effort

KTM - continued presence despite no factory effort

Despite the absence of an official KTM presence at the 2010 Dakar Rally following recent rule ambiguities, the KTM brand itself will certainly still be present. In fact, over half of the field will be putting their trust in perfectly engineered,...

Series newsletter 2009-12-10

Series newsletter 2009-12-10

The Lancers are back Mitsubishi's announcement last February that it was withdrawing from rally-raid sent shockwaves through the sport. This coming January 1st there will be no less than five Lancers in Buenos Aires for the start, led by ...

Cyril Despres newsletter 2009-12-03

Cyril Despres newsletter 2009-12-03

Ruben Faria as Cyril Despres' support rider in the Red Bull Team Following the longer than expected recovery from a leg injury, which has called into question his fitness for the forthcoming Dakar, it has been decided to replace James West with...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Volkswagen interview with Nasser Al-Attiyah

Volkswagen interview with Nasser Al-Attiyah

Nasser Al-Attiyah: "Volkswagen's 'Dakar' win is a great help" Wolfsburg (12 December 2009). Volkswagen signed Nasser Al-Attiyah this year. The Arab from Qatar who won last year's FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup contests the Dakar Rally for the...

Volkswagen puts the Dakar Rally on the iPhone

Volkswagen puts the Dakar Rally on the iPhone

22 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Wolfsburg (11 December 2009). From high-tech nomads for high-tech nomads: Volkswagen has launched a new iPhone application about the Dakar Rally in Apple's online store today. Under the name of "Volkswagen...

Volkswagen bio on Giniel de Villiers

Volkswagen bio on Giniel de Villiers

"Dakar" winner Giniel de Villiers and his dream homeland Wolfsburg (10 December 2009). In January 2009 Giniel de Villiers wrote history for Volkswagen after becoming the first African to win the Dakar Rally and by recording the first victory...

Thu 10 Dec 2009
Volkswagen news 2009-12-09

Volkswagen news 2009-12-09

24 days until the 2010 Dakar Rally Volkswagen's pioneering achievement in the toughest rally Wolfsburg (09 December 2009). Thirty-one years ago on 26 December 1978 the first ever Dakar Rally started from the Place du Trocadero. At the same...

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