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Dakar Stage 5: Veteran Casteau secures stage win, Despres solid, Barreda in trouble

Frenchman David Casteau secured his first Dakar stage win since 2010 to close in on compatriot Olivier Pain at the top of the overall standings. Casteau is a vastly experienced Dakar veteran renowned for his excellent navigational skills and he pulled all his skills together to win the short 136KM timed special. It was another impressive day for Yamaha Racing ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 09 January 2013

Stage 4: Barreda wins, Despres furious

Cyril Despres has hit out at his rivals for their tactics during the fourth stage on day fours testing 290km special. The four time Dakar champion aimed some telling words towards a number of riders who benefited from his navigational skills meaning that while he was focussed on the road book  they had the opportunity to ride flat out and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 08 January 2013

Meet your new Dakar heroes

British riders have a long tradition of competing in the world famous Dakar Rally and 2013 is no exception – from factory-supported riders through to top privateers and individuals fulfilling their life long dream of racing the Dakar. These seven Brits are all ready to go when it starts on January 5 2013. The Dakar isn’t just about superstar riders ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 30 December 2012

Yamaha announce Rossi's return

Valentino Rossi will make a sensational return to the factory Yamaha MotoGP squad after signing a two year deal that will see him line up alongside bitter rival Jorge Lorenzo in 2013 and 2014. The move will see him reacquainted with the Japanese manufacturer where he enjoyed one of the most successful periods of his illustrious career. Rossi first rode ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 10 August 2012

Win a dream track day with Crutchlow, Toseland and Redding

Bennetts, bike insurance specialist, are offering 80 competition winners a complimentary place at the incredible ‘Ultimate Track Day’ alongside MotoGP and WSB stars Cal Crutchlow, James Toseland and Scott Redding. The track day takes place at the recently revamped Snetterton circuit in Norfolk on 27th September 2011. The first five randomly drawn entries will be upgraded to enjoy a host of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 August 2011

Dakar Stage 5 - BMW’s Gonclaves wins stage – Coma in control overall

It was a historic day for the BMW Motorrad team who claimed their first Dakar stage victory for ten years thanks to Paulo Gonvalves. The Portuguese rider demonstrated superb navigational skills in what was the toughest stage of the 2011 Dakar so far to win the day by 2m 18 seconds from Aprilia’s Francisco Lopez. It was a day of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 07 January 2011

Dakar Day 6 – Coma takes second stage win, Despres extends lead

Marc Coma bounced back from the tyre problems on day five to take a convincing victory on stage six to win by over 10 minutes. The Spanish KTM rider excelled in the dusty conditions and demonstrated his superb navigational skills escalating himself up three places up to fourth in the overall standings. Coma said: “At the 29KM point there was ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 08 January 2010

Win a place on a track day with Metzeler

If you want to prove you’re the fastest rider on the web check out this new online game called Facebiker from Metzeler. By using your riding skills entrants can win a set of Dainese leathers, Metzeler Racetec tyres plus entry to a Metzeler track day. Simply play the game and then register to have the chance to win some great ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 March 2009

Dakar Rally day 14: Simon Pavey blog

Simon Pavey has finished in 42nd place on the final timed stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally to secure 68th overall and his fifth career finish of what is regarded as the toughest event in the world. The Australian has completed the penultimate Stage of the 16-day, off-road endurance event, finishing the Special Timed Stage in 42nd position and is ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 19 January 2009

Dakar day 9: Simon Pavey blog

After racing his BMW G650 Xchallenge almost 5,000 kilometres through to Stage 8 of the punishing 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally, Simon Pavey suffered his first major problem in the Rally. The World of BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor suffered bike problems from the start of today, but managed to nurse his motorcycle across the first stage in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 12 January 2009


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