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Dakar Rally Newswire

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  1. Bentley is proving that its Bentayga SUV can take on Range Rover and MercedesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... in Dubai. Admittedly, much of the testing documented in these videos is a far cry from the extremes of the Dakar Rally, considered by many to be the toughest race in the world. However, it should be noted that the most of these vehicles will never ...


  2. Surprise winners in Soutpansberg 400Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    ... end. Works Yamaha rider Brian Baragwanath claimed his fourth victory of the season, followed home by his 2015 Dakar Rally team-mate, Hannes Saaijman (Yamaha) with Damien Lee (Honda) third. Justin Robert (Honda) won the Q2 Class for the second time ...


  3. Continue ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Auto Channel

    ... driving with good navigation his personal secrets to success. The Wroclaw Poland Rally, also known as the "Dakar Rally of the North", is an international, licence-free and cross-border marathon rally. For the participants in the various commercial ...


  4. South Racing's Peter Jerie Takes Outright Victory In Desafio Guarani In ParaguayRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | Paddock Talk

    ... in Germany, the young, customer-driven team also has workshops in Portugal and has extensive experience of the Dakar Rally and rallying in South America. Organised by the Touring Automovil Club, with the approval of the Confederacion deportiva ...


  5. Honda rediscovers its sense of adventure with the new Africa TwinRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 26 | The Daily Star

    The waiting is over and it's time to hit the kill switch on the rumor mill. After a 12-year absence, the Honda is returning to the roads as well as heading off the beaten track with a new adventure bike.


  6. 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Second LookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Sport Rider Magazine

    After releasing very limited information about a new Africa Twin earlier this year, Honda has announced more details on the new model. The CRF1000L, featuring an all-new parallel-twin engine, will be available in the US as a 2016 model in two color options, Red/Black/White Dakar Rally and Silver; a DCT/ABS model has ABS, Honda's dual-clutch transmission and a three-level Honda Selectable Torque Control system.


  7. MINI Targets Baja Aragon With Six MINI ALL4 Racing Lined Up To Further World Cup SuccessRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | Paddock Talk

    Round six of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup sees MINI line up as championship leader and the MINI ALL4 Racing contingent challenging for the main title. Baja Aragon on 24th to 26th July is the second European event and one of the hotly contested rounds; it signals the start of the second half of the World Cup championship.


  8. 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Details Officially AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Motorcycle.com

    ... a height of either 34.3 or 33.5 inches. U.S. models will be available in silver or a red, black and white Dakar Rally color scheme. European customers will also have black and Honda tricolor options. American consumers have a choice between silver ...


  9. Honda Releases Details on 2016 CRF1000L Africa TwinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | RiderMagazine.com

    ... on the DCT/ABS version.) The CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available in two color options: Red/Black/White Dakar Rally and Silver. Pricing has not been announced. The lightweight 6-speed manual gearbox uses the same shift-cam design as found on the ...


  10. New Mini Countryman SUV will be on sale in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | IcChuddersfield

    Due to go on sale in the last quarter of 2016, the gen-2 Countryman is expected to take styling cues from the Mini X-Raid, four-time winner of the Dakar Rally. A version offering genuine off-road ability is thought to be in development.


  11. Acura TLX GT Race Car Track DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Motor Trend

    ... transmission, too. The Acura uses a longitudinal Xtrac six-speed sequential paddle shift, stolen from the Paris-Dakar Rally. K-PAX had to build its own custom, tricky, and sometimes troublesome sideways box. All-wheel drive, Pirelli slicks, and ...


  12. Climate change and an inconvenient truth in Daily Mail CommentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Daily Mail

    ... in Jordan, a water park in Morocco, a study of coconuts in the Pacific, measuring the carbon footprint of the Dakar rally in Senegal. Only last month, the Foreign Office revealed it had dished out A 300million on schemes including a TV game show in ...


  13. Next Mini Countryman Will Be an "Authentic SUV," Report SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Motor Trend

    ... Series Active Tourer . It will take cues from the extreme Mini X-Raid , a beefed-up Countryman that has won the Dakar Rally four times since 2012. The new model will be based on the same UKL architecture as the Cooper hardtop, Clubman, and new BMW ...


  14. Mini getting serious with next Countryman SUVRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Autoblog

    With the core Hardtop and new Clubman already revealed, Mini is moving along with its plans to expand its model lineup around five "hero" models. Next down the pipeline will likely be the new Countryman , which Autocar projects will be larger and more rugged than the existing model.


  15. Mini's next-generation Countryman will be an "authentic SUV" of larger proportionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Digital Trends

    ... next year, it will feature a more rugged construction based on design cues of the Mini X-Raid, which has won the Dakar Rally four times since 2012. The Clubman's UKL platform will also be used for the new Countryman, meaning the vehicle will be much ...


  16. Tributes pour in for Formula 1 driver Jules BianchiRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | The Republic

    ... is grieving today." Luc Alphand, a former French Alpine ski racer who then switched sports and drove in the Dakar rally, said on BFMTV that "when destiny strikes in this way, it's truly awful. Jules' fight was a very long one, it was a terrible ...


  17. Wildcat Automotive crowdfunding investment for W22 'track-day' off-roaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Autoblog

    Wildcat Automotive turns an automotive icon, the Land Rover Defender , into an automotive spectacle. Recent proof came via the Wildcat Defender LS3 V8 110 XS SW , a long-wheelbase expedition truck jumped up with a 430-horsepower V8 and six-speed transmission.


  18. For The Love Of Lamborghini: Gianfranco Innocenti's Reunion With ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Forbes.com

    A life well spent around sports cars started in childhood, clicking stopwatches at Vintage Auto Racing Association events. An Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was my yowling first car, followed by a metal-dash MGB, nicknamed Humbert.


  19. MINI And X-Raid Announce Mikko Hirvonen To Pilot MINI All4 Racing To Challenge For Dakar Rally 2016Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Paddock Talk

    MINI and X-raid are pleased to announce Mikko Hirvonen , former WRC specialist and hero to WRC fans world-wide, is to compete for the Dakar Rally 2016 title in a MINI ALL4 Racing. Hirvonen's time leading up to this prestigious event will be spent getting acquainted with his MINI ALL4 Racing in racing conditions by competing in selected rounds of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, starting with Spain's Baja Aragon, 24-26 July 2015.


  20. Hirvonen to make Dakar debut with X-raidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Motorsport.com

    Former WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen will make his Dakar Rally debut next year after securing a drive with X-raid. The Finn, a 15-time WRC winner, retired from the championship after the 2014 season at the age of 34. Hirvonen has already tested X-raid's Mini in Morocco, and will join the team's line-up for the 2016 Dakar.