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Price wins eighth Finke crown

Toby Price has won an eighth Finke Desert Race crown, and second on four-wheels, with a record time.

Price to lead Team Australia Baja entry

Dakar winner Toby Price will team up with former Supercars racer Paul Weel in a Team Australia entry for the 2022 SCORE International Races.

Finke responds to death with spectator restrictions

New rules for spectators and campers will be in place for the 2022 running of the Finke Desert Race in response to last year's tragic death.

Walkinshaw launches off-road racing programme

Walkinshaw Automotive Group will field a pair of cars in the Australian Off Road Championship this season.

Sanders to make Finke debut

Dakar stage winner Daniel Sanders will make his first appearance in the Finke Desert Race later this year.

Finke tightens entry rules after fatality
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Finke tightens entry rules after fatality

Organisers of the Finke Desert Race have tightened the entry requirements in response to the crash that killed a spectator at this year's event.

Police looking for witnesses of fatal Finke crash

Northern Territory Police are looking for witnesses to the Finke Desert Race crash that claimed the life of a spectator on Monday.

Spectator killed at Finke Desert Race

A spectator has been killed after a vehicle left the track during the Finke Desert Race in Australia.

Emergency services called to Finke incident

Emergency services are responding to an incident at the Finke Desert Race.

Price takes historic Finke victory

Toby Price has made history by becoming the first person to win the Finke Desert Race on both two wheels and four wheels.

Dakar winner Price lands top Supercars recruit

Two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price has recruited Triple Eight team manager Mark Dutton for his 2021 Finke Desert Race campaign.

Button was stranded in the desert for "17 hours"

Jenson Button spent "17 hours" stranded in the desert on his off-road racing debut, as his car broke a differential during the Baja 1000.

Finke heartbreak for Dakar winner Price

Reigning Dakar bikes champion Toby Price was robbed of a first major crown on four wheels by a rear gear failure on the Finke Desert Race.

Button to make off-road debut in Baja 1000

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will take part in the Baja 1000 off-road classic in November. 

RFC India: V5 Offroaders' Nanjappa seals maiden win

Former rally driver Jagat Nanjappa clinched the 2018 RFC India title on Saturday, becoming only the second Indian to win the prestigious off-road event.

Ultra4 Europe 2017: Round 4 – Maxxis King of Britain

The climax of the season was the King of Britain at the famous Kirton Off-Road Centre

2017 Maxxis Ultra4 Europe King of Portugal

The small town of Vimioso, used to a much quieter way of life welcomed crews from every corner of Europe...

RFC India: Virdi successfully defends title

Gerrari Offroaders’ Gurmeet Virdi has been crowned the 2017 RFC India champion after 26 vigorous stages and seven successive days of off-roading.

Maxxis King of France Day 2

Another day at the 2017 Ultra4 Europe Round 1 saw Jim Marden ahead the competitors

2017 Ultra4 Europe Round 1 – Maxxis King of France

Round 1 of the Ultra4 Europe championship is in the rolling hills of north east France about 80 km east of Paris

BODA wins inaugural JK Tyre Xtreme 4Play in Chandigarh

The Bangalore Off-Roaders (BODA) duo of Sidhartha Santosh and Lokesh Shivaraja have been crowned winners of the first edition of JK Tyre Xtreme 4Play.

Virdi and Singh take RFC class win in Malaysia

Team India duo of Gurmeet Virdi and Kirpal Singh grabbed a class win during the grand finals of Rainforest Challenge in Malaysia.

RFC India, Leg 6: Virdi beats Lim by 10 points to take maiden win

Gerrari Offroader’s Gurmeet Virdi defeated Merwyn Lim to claim the 2016 Rainforest Challenge India title, ending Force Motors’ hegemony in the annual off-road event.

RFC India Leg 5: Lim maintains superiority on penultimate day

Force Motors' Merwyn Lim’s (co-driver Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid) lead in Rainforest Challenge India remains intact following the conclusion of the fifth leg on Thursday.

RFC India, Leg 4: Force Motors' Lim goes on top

Force Motors' Merwyn Lim (co-driver Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid) took over the lead of Rainforest Challenge India for the first time, dethroning Gurmeet Virdi in at the end of Leg 4.

RFC India, Leg 3: Gerrari's Virdi maintain lead over Force Motors' Joo

Gerrari Offroader’s Gurmeet Virdi and co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung continue to lead Rainforest Challenge India following the conclusion of the third leg in South Goa.

RFC India, Leg 2: Gerrari's Virdi takes over lead from Force Motors

Gerrari Offroader’s Gurmeet Virdi (co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung) took over the lead of Rainforest Challenge India after erstwhile leader Tan Eng Joo suffered from a blown tyre in Leg 2.

RFC India: Force Motors dominates Leg 1

Force Motors’ Tan Eng Joo and co-driver Tan Choon Hong lead the Rainforest Challenge India standings after the conclusion of the opening leg in Goa.

RFC India announces 25 teams for third edition

The third edition of Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India will feature 25 teams, including an entry from Malaysian drivers Tan Eng Joo and Mervyn Lim.

RFC organisers keen on Mahindra entry

Cougar Motorsport would like to see Mahindra take part in Rainforest Challenge India, with the organisers keen on spurring up manufacturer presence in their annual off-road event.

Jagat Nanjapa wins RFC South India

Nine-time National Rally Riders’ champion Jagat Nanjapa emerged victorious in the South edition of Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India, beating Dr. Chaitanya Challa and Pradeep Kumar to the crown.

Tejinder Singh wins RFC North round

Gerrari Offroaders’ Tejinder Pal Singh emerged victorious in the inaugural RFC North Round in Chandigarh, beating Gurpratap Singh and Sanbir Dhaliwal to the crown.

Cougar Motorsport retains RFC India rights till 2019

After hosting two successful editions in 2014 and 2015, organisers Cougar Motorsport have retained the rights to host the Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India up till 2019.

Overcoming Baja adversity in 1970 VW Beetle

In our battered and beaten up 1970 VW Beetle we had a plan for the Baja. The Baja laughed! Actually, I think it just scoffed nonchalantly.

Experiencing the Baja 1000

For the world’s off-roading community mid-November in Mexico is the time and place for the one and only Baja 1000, undoubtedly one of the greatest motorsport events in the world.

Previewing the 2015 Baja 1000

For the world’s off-roading community mid-November in Mexico is the time and place for the one and only Baja 1000, undoubtedly one of the greatest motorsport events in the world.

Scotty Steele wins SST race in Toronto

Six days after a hospital stay following a crash.

Sheldon Creed leads SST into Toronto

Defending winner back for doubleheader.

Patrick Dempsey heads to the The Mint 400 to battle Dax Shepard in a Zero One Car

Zero One Named the Official “Arrive & Race” Class for the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire

Stadium Super Trucks series sets 2015 schedule

Will race in eight U.S. markets, plus Australia and Canada.

Stadium Super Trucks moves Las Vegas date

Second race changed from November 5th to the 6th.

Stadium Super Trucks wind up second season at Las Vegas

Two races scheduled for MGM Resorts Village.

Four MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles to make the trip to Hungary

Orlando Terranova travels to Hungary to win.

Robby Gordon fastest in Formula Off-Road; Paul Tracy back behind the wheel

Tracy to return to competition at the Honda Indy Toronto in a TRAXXAS truck.

King of the Mountains - Ultra4 Europe (Day Three)

Here's Robb Pritchard with a recap of the second day of Ultra4 action in Italy.

King of the Mountains - Ultra4 Europe (Day Two)

Here's Robb Pritchard with a recap of the second day of Ultra4 action in Italy.

King of the Mountains - Ultra4 Europe (Day One)

Here's Robb Pritchard with the opening day recap of the Ultra4 action in Italy.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park

North American off-road racing show returns for fifth annual visit

Lopez takes win at X Games Formula Off-Road feature

Takes his second win of the season, one day after racing in the Baja 500; Robby Gordon third

Arie Luyendyk Jr. to run his Formula Off-Road truck at the X Games Sunday

Formula Off-Road series part of the festivities at Circuit of the Americas in Austin

X Games: Largest Formula Off-Road field ever to compete

20 trucks ready to take the green flag in Austin

Viso three for three in Detroit trucks

Overtakes Burt Jenner in the closing stages

Viso wins second race in two days in Detroit Formula Off-Road series

But IndyCar's Viso rolls in a failed attempt at a victory burnout

Arie Luyendyk Jr. to race in Detroit Stadium Super Truck competition

Schedule calls for three races on each of three days

Arie Luyendyk Jr. to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Arie Luyendyk Jr.: "I'm happy to return to Indianapolis and race at the greatest track in the world..."