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  1. Pirelli Claims Wrc2 Win And Scores Points In PortugalRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

    Following his switch to Pirelli tyres, former Production Car World Rally Champion, two-time Dakar winner and Olympic medallist Nasser Al-Attiyah has immediately won in Portugal, claiming the WRC2 category after an intense fight over some new stages. Having been based in the south of Portugal in recent years, the Portuguese round of the World Rally Championship returned to classic stages around Porto - including the legendary Fafe - for the first time since 2001.

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  2. Riders cana t wait for Hattah Desert RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MCNEWS

    ... is in the best form of his career, having recently won a stage and claimed third overall at the world-renowned Dakar Rally. "The Hattah Desert Race is one I look forward to every year," Price said. "The conditions are tough and it is a real test. ...

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  3. Paulo Goncalves And Honda Crf450 Rally Dominate The Ruta 40Read the original story

    Sunday | Paddock Talk

    Team HRC's Portuguese ace Paulo Goncalves has clinched overall victory in the Desafio Ruta 40. Goncalves and the other Honda CRF450 RALLY riders commanded the tough, lengthy and demanding rally throughout, winning four of the five stages. It was a successful outing for Team HRC at the Desafio Ruta 40, the first of the Dakar Series rallies to be disputed in South America.

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  4. Desafio Ruta 40: an extreme editionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Motorsport.com

    The Desafio Ruta 40 , the first event in the Dakar Series 2015, finished yesterday at Villa Union after five testing stages over 2,825 kilometres, of which 1,540 km were special stages. GonA alves, Terranova, Bonetto and Mazzucco came home first in their respective categories.

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  5. One-Two-Three Win! Latvala, Ogier And Mikkelsen Celebrate Triumphant RallyRead the original story

    Sunday | Paddock Talk

    Latvala beats Ogier and Mikkelsen - Rally Portugal exciting down to the wire Third one-two-three win overall for Polo R WRC in the FIA World Rally Championship First time a manufacturer has ever secured the maximum points in all three WRC standings As good as it gets: Volkswagen got a triumphant one-two-three win in the FIA World Rally Championship , seeing them celebrate the most successful rally in the history of the Polo R WRC.

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  6. Harry Hunt to Join MINI for Dakar 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | MotoringFile

    ... British rally driver, Harry Hunt, as the new MINI brand ambassador and one of youngest contenders for the Dakar Rally 2016 title. As part of the MINI ALL4 Racing team, London-based Hunt, 26, will drive 10,000 kilometres across deserts, mountains, ...

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  7. Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Formula One is stuck in the past with its current tyre sizes and should switch to bigger ones that are more commercially relevant, according to Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon. Pascal Couasnon , the Motorsport division director of French tyremaker Michelin Group, talks to KTM bike riders, France's Cyril Despres and Spain's Marc Coma, during a news conference before the Dakar Rally 2013 in Lima January 3, 2013.

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  8. Ari Vatanen Appointed As DMACK Brand AmbassadorRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Paddock Talk

    DMACK is proud to announce that former world rally champion Ari Vatanen is to become its first brand ambassador. Finnish rally hero Vatanen won the FIA World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1981 and is a four-time Paris Dakar Rally winner.

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  9. Simon Jean-Joseph for Sol Rally Barbados: Double European Rally Champion to drive Ford Focus WRC08Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Bajan Reporter

    ... to the ERC title for the first time in 2004. In the next few years, he combined ERC with three outings in the Dakar Rally Raid and development work for Renault and Citroen (particularly on the C2 R2), winning his second European title in 2007 ...

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  10. Successful Start For Mini In Argentina - Mini All4 Racing Lead After First Stage Of Desafio Ruta 40Read the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Paddock Talk

    ... above sea level). Some of the race sections even take the competitors across the same areas used in the 2015 Dakar Rally. The Desafio Ruta 40 concludes Saturday 23rd May with the completion of Stage Five between the South American points of ...

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  11. Ebola numbers rise again in Guinea and Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Age

    Dakar: Only days after declaring the lowest number of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone this year, officials at the World Health Organisation said Tuesday that there had been a nearly fourfold increase during the most recent week of reporting, to about 35 new cases. With Liberia, the other West African nation at the centre of the epidemic, being declared free of Ebola this month, the recent drop in infection numbers in Sierra Leone and Guinea had offered hope that the worst Ebola outbreak in history might end soon.

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  12. Rally hat trick for Cronje, HoughtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Iol.co.za

    Ford Racing crew Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton led from start to finish in their Fiesta S2000 to post their third consecutive National win of 2015 at the inaugural Secunda Rally. But it wasn't all plain sailing, even after they won the first five stages in a row; the Fiesta clipped a fence in stage nine, ripping off its rear wing and a roof vent, and starting a slow puncture.

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  13. Team HRC In Argentina For The Desafio Ruta 40Read the original story

    Sunday May 17 | Paddock Talk

    Team HRC Rally are all set to tackle the sixth edition of Argentina's Desafio Ruta 40 which heads out from Catamarca on Tuesday May 19 before winding up - after five days of racing - in Villa Union on Saturday May 23. The Ruta 40 forms part of the Dakar Series and will be the first of three competitions to be held on South America soil; second up will be Paraguay's Desafio Guarani in July, with the Desafio Inca in Peru rounding off the series later in September. Team HRC will be lining up Joan Barreda, Paulo Goncalves and rookie Ricky Brabec for the Ruta 40 challenge.

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  14. Mitchell Oldenburg Signs With TLD/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTMRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Transworld

    ... championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world's toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate ...

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  15. Meet The Mitsubishi Pajero Evo: The Last Forgotten Homologation SpecialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Jalopnik

    ... Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution, PajEvo for short, was built from '97 through '99 as a means of sneaking into the Dakar Rally's production-based T2 class. The Dakar Rally is the toughest car (and bike) race in the world, and building a car for it is a ...

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  16. Dream Racer - Dakar Movie ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Motorcycle USA

    ... within, boils the blood, a desire that plagues thoughts and won't go away. Christophe needed a challenge. The Dakar Rally was it. Dream Racer tells two concurrent stories, foremost Christophe and his journey to and at Dakar. But it also tells the ...

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  17. Honda headed for 'Adventure' class with CRF1000L Africa TwinRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Los Angeles Times

    ... was offered to consumers in 1989 after its race version won four successive wins by the company's NXR750V in the Dakar Rally -- the off-road endurance race that has set the standard for dual sport requirements. Honda withdrew from Dakar racing that ...

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  18. The Africa Twin is Back: CRF1000L Africa Twin Confirmed for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Sys-Con Media

    Its go-anywhere ability, rugged durability, easy-handling agility and all-day comfort made it the perfect partner with which to explore. And it helped to define a motorcycling segment that has now grown into one of the most popular worldwide.

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  19. 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin PeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Motorcycle USA

    Honda has confirmed the return of its Africa Twin to the U.S. lineup as 2016 model. The new CRF1000L, revives a moniker popularized in the late '80s and early '90s thanks to the company's XRV650 and its successor, the XRV750.

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  20. 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin First LookRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Sport Rider Magazine

    ... is all about. The original XRV650 Africa Twin-which debuted in 1989 after Honda's four successive wins in the Dakar Rally-was one such machine. Its go-anywhere ability, rugged durability, agile handling and all-day comfort made it the perfect ...

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