Dakar Rally Newswire

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  1. Marc Coma: The new Dakar co-pilotRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Motorsport.com

    After 12 participations and 5 victories on the Dakar as a biker, Marc Coma has been called upon to assist Etienne Lavigne as sporting director of the event. The Spaniard will be devoting his passion for the Dakar to helping the organisers, starting this week: he will be spending part of July carrying out reconnoitring for the 2016 edition.

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  2. 5-time Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma retiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Five-time Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma retired to join the endurance race as its new sports director on Thursday. The Spanish motorbike rider won the world's toughest rally for a fifth time in January.

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  3. Dakar legend Coma retires from competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Motorsport.com

    Five-time Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma has announced his retirement from active competition to become the event's sporting director. Coma, a winner of the Dakar in the bikes category in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015, will work alongside Dakar boss Etienne Lavigne.

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

    Thursday Jul 2 | 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 ...

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  5. Canadian racing pioneer shares his death-defying tales of the Dakar RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Pique News Magazine

    ADVENTURE SEEKER Motorcycling and thrill-seeking fans alike can hear some of Don Hatton's tales at the Squamish Motorcycle Festival this weekend. For those challenging the Dakar Rally, it's the norm, with only about 30 per cent of entrants completing all 9,000-kilometres of the ride across deserts in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

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  6. Lotos 72nd Rally Poland Gets Underway With Super Special Stage On ThursdayRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Paddock Talk

    ... Rally Poland for the 23rd time, this time at the wheel of a Lotto Team Ford Fiesta R5. A podium finisher in the Dakar Rally this year, 'Holek' will be aiming to entertain the fans on the way to a finish, but realises that his lack of recent ...

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  7. Thunder in the streets againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Squamish Chief

    ... Friday night with the only ticketed event of the festival: dinner and a presentation by well-known three-time Dakar Rally competitor Don Hatton at Fergie's Cafe. A mechanic's clinic, the show and shine and a vendor display take place Saturday ...

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  8. How Idris Elba's land speed record attempt nearly came a cropper ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | IcNetwork

    ... off driving on tarmac so Idris could become confident with the speed," says Vatenen, who famously won the Dakar Rally four times in five years. "Then we persuaded a farmer to let us use his land to practise on softer ground, which I think surprised ...

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  9. Losail Circuit to stage WTCC round in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Peninsula

    Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation President Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah poses for a picture with officials of FIA World Touring Car Championship and drivers at at Paul Ricard Circuit. Qatar's iconic Losail International Circuit will stage the final round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in November.

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  10. We drive the Acura TLX-GT racecarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Autoblog

    ... suspension. All-wheel drive comes from an XTRAC six-speed sequential transmission originally developed for Dakar Rally vehicles. The side mirrors are stock. Under the hood lies a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with a stock block, head, crank, and throttle ...

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  11. The Goodwood Festival Of Speed Has So Much Off-Road Action This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Jalopnik

    ... awesome (read: muddy) with cars from the British Cross Country Championship, All Wheel Drive Championship, and Dakar Rally screwing around. Official word is two-wheel-drive Dakar champs Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot will be showing off their SMG ...

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  12. Racing on the World's Most Dangerous Salt FlatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Men's Journal

    In January, some 160 motorcycle racers set off across Bolivia's 4,000-square-mile Uyuni salt flat during the eighth leg of the 2015 Dakar Rally, the longest annual off-road endurance race in the world. The route traversed 5,800 miles of South America, from the coast of Argentina to the coast of Chile and back across to Buenos Aires via Bolivia.

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  13. We Should Get Lost Forever In The Goodwood PaddocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Jalopnik

    We're only past the first day of the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, but that doesn't mean we didn't end up with more photos than our hard drives should handle. Luckily, while I deal with my own mediocre collection, you can direct your attention towards Robert Stokes' pictures, who woke up early today to bring you all this.

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  14. Red Bull Has A New Fleet Of Totally Extreme Party Trucks BroRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Jalopnik

    ... variations (some have a DJ booth where the back seats might go.) Wonder if they'll send one down to next year's Dakar Rally to chase their racing team. I'll be keeping my eyes open for one next ski season in case their's any swag to swipe, ...

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  15. Peugeot Gears Up For Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | PRWeb

    ... fabric roof - the 108 TOP! Cabrio also comes in a combination of colours both inside and out. This year's Dakar rally entry from team Peugeot Total, the 2008 DKR model, will be on display at the Goodwood Festival. World rally champion, Carlos Sainz, ...

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  16. A celebration of Peugeot Sport at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | PRWeb

    ... winning model. Displaying Peugeot Sport's latest efforts will be the 2008 DKR. Having featured in this year's Dakar Rally, the 2008 Crossover redesign is a shadow of the production car it is based on, with cutting edge design including extra-large ...

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  17. Opel's Mokka is roomy and trendyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Iol.co.za

    ... consumers "who have a taste for adventure", the Mokka's slightly raised ride height isn't going to tackle the Dakar Rally. The adventure side of things is purely cosmetic in the form of some plastic body cladding, contrasting sill and wheelarch ...

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  18. GEICO Motorcycle Presents The Adventure Rally Series 2015 - Rockies EditionRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Motorcyclist Magazine

    ... We will get you all set up. Additional navigational aid is found in the event's custom clue book created by Dakar Rally veteran and Doubletake Mirror inventor, Ned Suesse. This in-depth guide gives specific clues to look for, sample images, point ...

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  19. Happy birthday, Range RoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | AutoWeek

    ... to complete the 18,000-mile Trans-America expedition. Range Rover also won its class at the inaugural Paris-Dakar rally in 1979, back when it actually ran from Paris to Dakar. The Classic Range Rover would also become the first vehicle to be ...

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  20. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to Contest Baja Portalegre 500 RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Motor Trend

    ... along with an off-road suspension and beefy rally tires. The rig will be piloted by Hiroshi Masuoka, who won the Dakar Rally in 2002 and 2003. Masuoka will also lead the team at the Baja Portalegre 500, which celebrates its 29th year in 2015. The ...

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