Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Libya Rallies Clarification

OK, as a clarification, the German run Libya Rally has been pushed to October while the Belgian organized Libya Rally has been pushed (tentatively) to May. Both were originally set for March. Clear as mud? This might help…

http://www.touareg-trail.be/LR/taalkeuze.htm or www.libyarally.com The Libya Rally Extreme Desert Challenge, set to run from March 6th to March 13th has been postponed, tentatively, until May.

http://www.libya-rally-raid.org/ which was also set to run in March, has been postponed back to run from October 15th to the 29th.

Sorry for any confusion.


New date for Libya Rally Raid 2011

Straight from http://www.libya-rally-raid.org, Rally postponed due to the current political crisis. As if anyone should be surprised. A long wait, but hopefully it’s long enough to allow the political dust to settle. Better a delayed Libya Rally than no Libya Rally.

New date for Libya Rally Raid 2011

The new date for Libya Rally Raid 2011 is definite:
We'll be going to Libya from the 15th  - 29th of October 2011!

Due to the unrests in North Africa we had to cancel the rally, that was planned to take place in March 2011, to ensure the participants' and staff's security, and are now postponing the event to October 2011. We thank everyone for understanding and hope for a clarifying of the situation in the people's interest.

Ready to go to Libya

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Graceful Exit from the Top

In a perhaps somewhat surprising announcement, seven time Dakar winner Vladimir Chagin has signaled his retirement from racing. Chagin has indeed dazzled and amazed fans from behind the wheel of his big Kamaz truck for many years, a record the belies his relatively young age of 41.

Besides being holder of the single most overall wins in any single category with 7, Chagin also holds several Dakar records, most stage wins at 63 and most stage wins in a single years rally topping 9 out of 14 stages in the 2010 edition.

The Tsar of Dakar, as he has been dubbed, will continue with the Kamaz team as the head of the Motorsport division, so while not driving competitively, he will remain completely immersed in the team's direction while allowing a new crop of drivers to don the top step of the Dakar podium.

RallyRaidReview thanks Vladimir Chagin for years of entertainment that has lead to wonderment about how the goliaths of the desert can attain and maintain such mind boggling speeds. Well done Chagin, well done.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Earthquake in Chile

A magnitude 7 earthquake struck southern Chile today south of the capitol Santiago near the city of Concepcion. So far no reports of injuries and damage looks to be minimal.


Intercontinental Rally Crosses into Mauritania

The Intercontinental Rally crossed into Mauritania today as it winds down for it's finish in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Stage 8

Dakar 2011 Best of

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Hell's Gate Extreme Enduro

So once again Fabio Fasola will do his best to inflict torment upon 150 privileged riders who descend upon Il Ciocco at this weekend's Hell's Gate Extreme Enduro. They cannpt afford to let the beauty of Tuscany fool them though, because there will be no rest for the weary.

Dougie Lampkin on his new GasGas, Husqvarna's Graham Jarvis, etc... Who will take it this year?

Follow the action here.