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Dakar Rally to move to South America

Dave Rawlings, 12 February 2008 14:39

Dakar organiser, the ASO, has just confirmed that the 2009 Dakar Rally will be joint-hosted by Argentina and Chile, after this year’s race was cancelled. Cyril Despres on the Dakar cancellation Dakar Rally cancelled This year’s rally was called off at the last minute due to direct terrorist threats and the murders of four French tourists in Mauritania on Christmas ...

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Dakar could move to Chile

Dave Rawlings, 18 January 2008 13:03

After 30 yerars in Africa the Dakar may be moved to South America from next year. The Chilean government has backed a proposal to host the Dakar after the cancellation of this year’s event due to terrorist threats. The ASO, the Dakar’s organiser, has apparently been considering a move after this year’s event was cancelled at the last minute. Oscar Santelices, head ...

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Cyril Despres to race in the UK

Dave Rawlings, 14 January 2008 14:27

Cyril Despres, the Dakar Rally competitor and two-time winner, is coming to the UK to race in Wor Events ‘The Tough One’ After the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar organiser Steve Ireland has been sweet talking KTM to allow Despress to race in one of the toughest endurance races in the UK. Click here to read Cyril Despres' thoughts on ...

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Mick Extance on Dakar '08 cancellation

Dave Rawlings, 04 January 2008 13:15

MCN has spoken to Britain’s most successful Dakar competitor, Mick Extance, moments ago to get his thought’s on the cancellation of the Dakar. “It’s unbelievable We were in a team meeting this morning all shaking hands and wishing each other good luck when Henk (Hellegers team manager) stood up and burst into tears. “I’m stuck for words really I’m walking ...

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Dakar Rally 08: The history of the Dakar Rally all in the name of love

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 07:00

The 2008 Dakar Rally is just days away so is taking a look ahead before the race sets off from Lisbon in Portugal on January 5. In part three of our previews, we take a look at the history of the Dakar Rally. The Dakar Rally was the dream child of Frenchman Thierry Sabine, who rode the Abidjan to ...

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Dakar Rally 08: Meet the British competitors for 2008

Dave Rawlings, 02 January 2008 07:00

The 2008 Dakar Rally is just days away so is taking a look ahead before the race sets off from Lisbon in Portugal on January 5. In part two of our previews, we take a look at the British riders competing in the 2008 Dakar Rally. Mick Extance Richard Kaye Stanley Watt Jonathan Stamper Duncan Tweedy Philip Noone Jonathan ...

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Dakar Rally 08: Tackling the Dakar Rally

Dave Rawlings, 01 January 2008 07:00

The Dakar Rally the toughest off-road motorcycle race known to man blasts off from Lisbon on January 5, 2008. It threads its way down through western Africa and arrives, 15 days and 3,700 tortuous miles later, in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Tackling the challenge is the biggest British and Irish contingent of riders since the race began. Only eight ...

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Honda team wins Baja 1000

Dave Rawlings, 16 November 2007 11:00

The 40th Baja 1000 has come to an end with the Honda Team of Steve Hengeveld, Kendall Norman and Johnny Campbell taking the spoils aboard their CRF450X. The Baja 1000, in its 40th year and considered to be one of the most challenging in the world of motor sport, took competitors through the Mexican Baja Peninsular in a true "survival ...

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THINK! competition winner reports from Brands Hatch

Dave Rawlings, 23 October 2007 09:13

Although yet to gain her full motorcycle licence, Denise McNally has been bitten by the Superbike bug, and as winner of the THINK! MCN Reporter competition was at Brands Hatch to see the deciding rounds of the Championship. Here is Denise's report: Well this was the first competition I have entered so I was completely overwhelmed when I was contacted and ...

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Competition: Be aThink! reporter at Donington Park

Dave Rawlings, 13 September 2007 12:25

Be a THINK! race reporter for at the Donington British Superbike round next weekend. Here’s the latest chance for a MCN reader and friend to win a reporter’s role complete with VIP hospitality for Donington Park on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2007. The winner and guest will be VIP guests of THINK! The winners will become ...


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