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Cyril Despres is having a good time at Baja familiarizing himself with the Menzies Motorsport #TrophyTruck he will racing at the upcoming +Baja 500

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Difficulties in securing a satisfactory route for the 2019 edition have led rally organizer ASO to begin talks with African nations about a possible future return to the continent.
Next year's Dakar will take place solely in Peru after Chile withdrew at the last minute and Argentina and Bolivia both declined the chance to return.
Dakar Rally director Etienne Lavigne has revealed his team has started exploring the possibility of moving the rally raid back to the African continent for 2020.
https://r.sa-seo.com/Dakar2020
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Pela Renet new Rally Team Coordinator at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Following his retirement from competitive racing due to injuries sustained at the Atacama Rally in August 2017, the Frenchman will remain with Husqvarna Factory Racing to assist the team in their next Cross Country Rally world championship and Dakar campaign.

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Aubert finishes in an outstanding sixth position in the general classification; Barragán, fifteenth, finishes as the second best ‘rookie’ of the race, and Cristian España is thirtieth, completing the hat-trick achieved by GasGas on its return to this demanding competition.

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The Dakar 1979 to 2009, 30 years with lots of histories and crashes compiled. Good video that could do without that music.... :(

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Pharaoh's rally 1991 (Vatanen, Camel Citroen ZX Rallye Raid) Includes the Jacky Ickx wreck where his co-pilot Christian Tarin died tragically.
Rally Raid Results:
1. Vatanen / Berglund - Citroen ZX Rallye Raid.
2. Waldegard - Citroen ZX Rallye Raid.
3. Ambrosino - Citroen ZX Rallye Raid.
Bikes: Winner: Danny Laporte, USA, Cagiva Elephant.

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Adrien Van Beveren crashed hard approximately 3 km from finish of today’s stage leading comfortable. Despite heroic afford was the injured french rider not capable to finish the stage. He has been evacuated by the medical team’s helicopter.
The overall standings leader has broken his right collar bone, injured his thorax and spine. His injuries are too severe to be able to complete the remaining 3 km of the special stage or the rally!

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The 11th stage will take the field to Chilecito. A part of the drivers will start into the stage in a special procedure, the so-called ‘Super Fiambalá’: the top 10 of the motorbike and the car standings as well as the top five of the trucks will start in mixed order according to their times set in stage 10.
In addition, 70 percent of the 280 kilometer stage will feature the famous dunes of Fiambalá.

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Stage 7 from La Paz to Uyuni. The liaison amounts to 302km, the timed special is 425km. To make it special it is a so called “marathon stage” ie only riders/drivers and copilots can work on their vehicles!! No permission to receive any external mechanical assistance!
The vehicles are parked in a parc ferme style holding area until start the coming day to continue with the longest special stage 8 of the rally, covering nearly 500 kilometers, a genuine test in high-altitude sand dunes 3,500 m above sea level.

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Weather conditions in the area in the last few days are preventing assistance crews from refurbishing race vehicles for stage 9 after the demanding marathon stage.
The field of the Dakar will therefore head to the Salta bivouac by road. The rally will resume with stage 10 from Salta to Belén at the 16th of January 2018
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