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Rally Raids and Cross Country Rallys News Reports Vehicle Tech in Endurance Off-Road Racing

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Sam Sunderland finished the Abu Dhabi Dessert Challenge Rally Raid with an overall time of 18:14.32.5 hours on his KTM 450 RALLY bike for the five desert stages and the opening Super Special.
This gave him an overall winning margin of 6:13.7 minutes on second placed Pablo Quintanilla of Chile.

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Everything is on track to make this 9th edition of the Africa Eco Race the most spectacular one yet, with an impressive lineup, a beautiful course, a crew eager than ever to assist all the teams.
#TheREALDakarRaid +Rally Raid +Offroad +Dakar Rally Raid - Endurance Rally Racing +Off-Road Bulletin

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As temperatures in the early morning hours were almost perfect (20° C), the riders faced their first real test of the Rallye OiLibya Maroc 2016. Monday´s special consisted of 120 kilometers with a neutralized section in between.
+Dakar Rally Raid - Endurance Rally Racing winner Toby Price won the first stage (timed 70km)

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Rally of Morocco 2016 overall car standing after Seaside Stage (1 - 70 km):
1) Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah
2) Hirvonen Mikko
3) Nani Roma
4) Carlos Sainz
5) Al Rajih Yazeed
6) Despres Cyril
7) Przygonski Jakub
8) Teraranova Orlando
9) Lachaume Pierre
10) Yasilyev Vladimir

+Baja Rally Raid +Baja Rally +Rally Raid +Dakar Rally Raid - Endurance Rally Racing +Husky OffRoad Team Club +Offroad +Off-Road Bulletin

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Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today forayed into the world of motorcycle rally racing. The newly formed ‘Hero MotoSports Team Rally’ will make its debut at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco later this month, a Dakar series race.                                  
The team will be riding on the upgraded version of the successful Speedbrain 450 rally bike.The Merzouga Rally will be held from 21. to 27. may 2016.
The Hero MotoSports Team Rally will also participate in international rallies across the globe, leading up to the Dakar rally 2017.
Flying the new colors will be the riders CS Santosh and Joaquim Rodrigues. Santosh, the off-road motorcycle star from India, has participated in several international rally events.
His teammate ‘J-Rod’ from Portugal, is a former Motocross and Supercross factory pilot.

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Nasser Al Attiyah, Toyota Hilux,  extended his overall cars lead in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Al-Attiyah won the 279km stage to increase his overall lead to 10 min 21 secs over Yazeed Al Rajhi
in a Mini All4Racing.
Husqvarna rider Pablo Quintanilla grabbed a slight advantage in a intense bike competition between three of the world’s top riders.

OVERALL positions after Stage 2 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2016 (Provisional)

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah / Mathieu Baumel (QAT / FRA) Toyota Hilux 7:24.14
2. Yazeed Al-Rajhi / Timo Gotschalk (KSA / DEU) Mini 7:34.35
3. Vladimir Vasilyev / Konstantin Zhiltsov (RUS / RUS) Mini 7:37.44
4. Jakub Przygonski / Tom Colsoul (POL / BEL) Mini 7:39.03
5. Marek Dabrowski / Jacek Czachor (POL / POL) Toyota Hilux :47.42
6. Mikko Hirvonen / Michel Perin (FIN / FRA) Mini 7:54.48
7. Bryce Menzies / Andreas Schulz (USA / DEU) Mini 7:55.57
8. Mathieu Serradori / Didier Haquette (FRA / FAR) Buggy 7:58.40
9. Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi / Khalid Al Kendi (ARE /ARE) Mini 8:01.54
10. Nunzio Coffaro / Daniel Meneses (VEN / VEN) 8:42.04


1. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL) Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory 7:43.28
2. Sam Sunderland (GBR) KTM 450 Rally Factory 7:45.11
3. Toby Price (AUS) KTM 450 Rally Factory 7:46.16                       
4.  Mohammed Al Balooshi (ARE) KTM 450 Rally 8:11.11
5. Txomin Arana Cobeaga (ESP) Husqvarna 450 Rally 8:11.43
6. Jakub Piatek (POL) KTM 450 Rally 8:16.07
7. Laia Sanz (ESP) KTM 450 Rally 8:16.59
8. Pierre Alexandre Renet (FRA) 8:17.38
9. David McBride (GBR) KTM 450 Rally 8:20.52
10. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (CHL) 8:36.25

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Abu DHabi Desert Challenge 1st #RallyRaid stage, 278 kilometer  - Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah surged into an early lead in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. with 2 mins 18 secs lead over Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al Rajhi. Poland’s Jakub Przygonski also in a Mini were 1 min 33 secs further away in third, with Russian Vladimir Vasilyev another 1mins 26secs behind.
Poland’s Marek Dabrowski in a Toyota Hilux and American Bryce Menzies in a Mini, completed the top six.
Australian rider Toby Price, ‪#‎Dakar2016‬ winner, took the stage to lead by 35 seconds from his KTM team-mate Sam Sunderland.
Chile’s Pablo Quintanilla is another 34 seconds away in 3rd on his Husqvarna, Helder Rodrigues and Jakub Piatek followed by Spain’s Txomin Arana Cobeaga completing the top six.
1. Nasser Al-Attiyah / Baumel (QAT / FRA) Toyota 3:30.00
2. Yazeed Al-Rajhi / Gottschalk (KSA / DEU) Mini 3:32.18
3. Jakub Przygonski / Colsoul (POL / BEL) Mini 3:33.51
4. Vladimir Vasilyev / Zhiltsov (RUS / RUS) Mini 3:35.17
5. Marek Dabrowski / Czachor (POL / POL) Toyota 3:35.54
6. Bryce Menzies / Schulz (USA / DEU) Mini 3:36.07
7. Mikko Hirvonen / Perin (FIN / FRA) Mini 3:39.53
8. Mathieu Serradori / Haquette (FRA / FAR) Buggy 3:43.26
9. Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi / Al Kendi (ARE /ARE) Mini 3:46.00
10. Nunzio Coffaro / Meneses (VEN / VEN) Toyota Hilux 4:05.22
1. Toby Price (AUS) KTM 450 Rally Factory 3:39.39
2. Sam Sunderland (GBR) KTM 450 Rally Factory 3:40.14
3. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL) Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory 3:40.48
4. Helder Rodrigues (POR) Yamaha WR 450 3:53.47
5. Jakub Piatek (POL) KTM 450 Rally Replica 3:54.55
6. Txomin Cobeaga (ESP) Husqvarna 450 Rally Replica 3:55.27
7. Mohammed Al Balooshi (ARE) KTM 450 Rally 3:56.56
8. David McBride (GBR) KTM 450 Rally Replica 4:00.42
9. Laia Sanz (ESP) KTM 450 Rally Factory 4:05.32
10. Pierre Renet (FRA) Husqvarna 450 Rally Factory 4:09.16

‪#AbuDhabiDesertChallenge‬ ‪#‎ADDC‬ ‪#‎RallyRaids‬
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Getting stuck in the dunes respective getting un-stuck making some V8 noise!! The ex Nasser Al-Attiyah, former x-raid Team "Zebra Buggy" piloted to fame by Guerlain Chicherit during #Dakar2015 now all in Black in the hands of former #DakarRally winner Jutta Kleinschmidt and navigator Tina Thörner
Let's see how she will perform. Long time out of Rally Raid - yet' it's like riding a bike: when you learn it one time it's there.
#AbuDhabiDesertChallenge #ABDDC #RallyRaid #ZebraBuggy #JuttaKleinschmidt #TinaThörner #xraidTeam  

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From Agadir to Saïdia, or from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. 14-21 April 2016: 7 stages Libya Rally 2016.

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Team Schoonesdakar pre Libya Rally 2016 video. It's in dutch yet still gives you an idea what teams, drivers and equipment has to expect.
#LibyaRally2016 #RallyRaid #LibyaRally #Schoonesdakar  
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