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Dakar Rally Raid - Endurance Rally Racing
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The Stuttgart-based automaker Borgward will be returning to motor sports. The Borgward BX7 DKR is a thoroughbred SUV prototype that was specially created for this rally. The vehicle’s appearance is based on that of the Borgward BX7 volume model and will participate in the prototype class T1.1, which includes many illustrious vehicles.
Borgward has hired Nicholas Fuchs from Peru to drive the vehicle. Fuchs is an experienced rally driver with German roots who became the WRC2 Production Champion in 2013 and has also won numerous endurance races in North and South America.

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Nice clip of 2012 Dakar - better view it before it will be taken off by the #DakarRally #trademarkbullies as many other videos before - this people are relentless in their greed.

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Nice clip by the Walcher Racing-Team introducing their #racecar for the #2018Dakar, the QT Wildcat. The #Wildcat was initially made by Bowler Offroad and it is an evolution of the #Bowler Tomcat using some components from the Land Rover Defender.
https://goo.gl/xyJeSa #Landrover #Defender #RallyRaid
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The aero package was of major importance and was enhanced together with KLK Motorsport in many simulations and the final looks of the vehicle were created in cooperation with MINI design. BMW Steyr designed – within the framework of the regulations – a completely new engine, based on the well-known BMW six-cylinder power unit.
And it goes without saying that long-term partners, such as BMW Motorsport, Magna, Heggemann, CP Autosport and Faster, also took their part in the development.
In the 2018 Dakar Rally, X-raid makes a significant move into a new era by presenting the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy! During the last 15 years, the Trebur (GER) based team fully focused on four-wheel drive vehicles, but in the 2018 Dakar which starts in early January at Lima, Peru, the team will enter with a premiere: a X-raid designed two-wheel drive desert racer.
The American Baja racer Bryce Menzies and his copilot Pete Mortensen will be one of the x-raid crews in the 2WD buggy

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Duel in the desert! Jan de Rooy in his turbo twin-engine 1000 hp monster FAV 3600 4x4 TurboTwin DAF truck (a simple but sturdy spaceframe aluminum chassis, with two monstrous 11.6 L I6 biturbo diesels mounted side by side and powering an axle each!) vs Ari Vatanen in his Peugeot 405 T16.

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Toyota South Africa has announced Dakar 2018 team. The three crews will all be driving the new Toyota Hilux, a mid-engine layout with new suspension geometry. The new car conforms to the latest rules as set out by the FIA, and will race with a 38 mm air restrictor in Dakar 2018. The teams are:
Giniel de Villiers with navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz
Nasser Al Attiyah with Mathieu Baumel
Bernard ten Brinke with Michel Péro
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Video is in German and it's an older Rally Raid. Rallye Dakar 2007 with start in Lisbon, Portugal

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Team Peugeot Total - Rallye du Maroc 2017, 4.-10. October. In addition to playing a key role in Team Peugeot Total’s preparations for the 2018 Dakar, the Rallye du Maroc will serve as another competitive dress rehearsal for Sébastien LOEB and Daniel ELENA whose growing confidence saw them set an impressive pace on the summer’s Silk Way Rally. The trip to Morocco will also mark a return to competitive action for Spaniards Carlos SAINZ / Lucas CRUZ who will be eager for revenge after coming second on the same event in 2016.
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A roadmap for the future of cross-country rallying was agreed in a late-2016 strategic meeting between the FIA and representatives from rally-raid's leading manufacturers – X-Raid Mini, Peugeot and Toyota Overdrive.
The new FIA ruleset would apply to the revamped cross-country world championship that is reportedly being planned, but it is not fully clear what effect it would have on the Dakar.

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Dakar organizer ASO to handicap two-wheel drive buggy-style vehicles such as the 3008 DKR based on new regulation. Peugeot to walk away from Rally Raid if the concept presented by the FIA cross-country commission is adopted.
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