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BRANCH AND LANDMAN FINISH 2020 DAKAR

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 



KTM South Africa's Branch and Landman conquer 2020 Dakar Rally

 

Just like that, the 2020 Dakar Rally has drawn to a close. Taking their place in a select group of athletes to have conquered the iconic event this year is Southern Africa’s very own Ross Branch and Kirsten Landman.


Branch, the rider fondly known as the “Kalah...

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RICKY BRABEC WRITES HIS NAME INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS AT THE DAKAR RALLY 2020

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Riding for the Motul-backed Monster Energy Honda Team 2020, California Native Ricky Brabec (#9) has made history at this year’s Dakar by becoming the first ever American winner of the ultimate rally-raid event. The fact that he has done it on a Honda CRF 450 Rally is also historic: it is the manufacturer’s first ...

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SOUTH AFRICANS STAR AT DAKAR

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)


What Dakar 2020 Final Report

Where Qiddia, Saudi Arabia

When Friday 17 January 2020

Community International

 

Drivers, riders teams & cars show how it is done

 

While Dakar 2020 will ultimately be remembered for Carlos Sainz senior winning his third race in a third different make of car, Ricky Brabec taking h...

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DAKAR LEAD GAPS HALVE

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)




What Dakar 2020 Day 11 Report

Where Haradh, Saudi Arabia

When Thursday 16 January 2020

Community International

 

Extreme action all round with a day to go

 

Dakar Saudi Arabia delivered another scintillating penultimate day of racing to see the lead battles ti...

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FIM MOTOCAMP 2020

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Dear All

 

 

Please find attached the Supplementary Regulations and the registration forms for the FIM Motocamp 2020 which will take place in Haligovce, Slovakia, from 29 to 31 July 2020.


Please be aware that all information are available at the following link:


http://www.fim-motocamp2020.sk/

...

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STUART GREGORY AND SABERTOOTH MOTORING ADVENTURE/RED-LINED CONSOLIDATE THEIR POSITIONS ON STAGE 9

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)


 

After the cancellation of Monday’s Stage 8 for Bikes and Quads (out of respect for the passing of Paulo Gonçalves), the full field of Dakar Rally 2020 entrants were back in action today, Tuesday 14 January.


Stuart Gregory (#100) made the most of the unscheduled day off to catch up on some rest and relax...

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DAKAR ON A KNIFE'S EDGE

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)



What Dakar 2020 Day 9 Report

Where Haradh, Saudi Arabia

When Wednesday 14 January 2020

Community International

 

24 seconds split Sainz, Al Attiyah 8 days in

 

Dakar 2020 is developing into an absolute epic — not only did Mini star Stephane Peterhansel’s Mini buggy b...

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PAULO GONCALVES PASSED AWAY

Posted on January 12, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with immense sadness that we inform you of the death of Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves this morning during Dakar 7th stage.

 

He has passed away from a fall sustained 276 kilometres into today's special. The organisers received an alert at 10:08 and dispatched a medical helicopter that reached the biker at 10:16 and found him unconscious after going into cardiac arrest. Following resuscitation efforts in situ, the competitor was taken by helicopter to Layla Hospi...

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ROSS BRANCH SHOWS HIS METTLE WHILE STUART GREGORY GAINS GROUND ON STAGE 4 OF THE DAKAR RALLY 2020

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2020 was considerably longer than the previous day’s Stage, which meant more time in the saddle for all competitors in the Bike Category. Botswana’s Ross Branch (Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team) followed up his win on Stage 2 with a 3rd place today – despite riding with a separated shoulder and starting in dead-last place.


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AFRICA'S ROSS BRANCH SOLDIERS ON AT DAKAR

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Ross Branch makes an epic comeback at the Dakar Rally


For the past four days Dakar Rally fans have been glued to their screens as they watch riders take on the world’s toughest motorsport event. Joining the list of Elite athletes that are currently racing across the Saudi Arabian dunes is Southern Africa’s ...

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A DAKAR SUPERHERO IS BORN

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)



What Dakar 2020 Day 4 Report

Where Al'Ula, Saudi Arabia

When Wednesday 8 January 2020

Community International

 

Ross Branch delivers a superhuman ride

 

Most people never knew who Ross Branch was before Monday afternoon, but that all changed when Botswana’s multiple South Af...

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE FIRST LOOP STAGE OF THE DAKAR RALLY 2020 THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET

Posted on January 8, 2020 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)



The end of Day 3 at the Dakar Rally 2020 means that surviving competitors have now completed one quarter of the ultimate Rally-Raid Event. Although that is of course an achievement in itself, today the Dakar showe...

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TOPSY TURVY DAKAR

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)



What Dakar 2020 Day 3 Report

Where Neom, Saudi Arabia

When Tuesday 7 January 2020

Community International

 

Now Sainz & Brabec pop up on top

 

Dakar 2020 bit hard as the third day's 427km loop around the future megacity of Neom saw several top competitors exiting a race that c...

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A GREAT DAY FOR SOUTHERN AFRICANS AT THE DAKAR RALLY 2020 - BUT HEARTBREAK FOR BOSMAN

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Day 2 of the Dakar Rally 2020, Mon 6 Jan, saw competitors from southern Africa experience both triumph and disaster on the stage from Al Wajh to Neom. In the Motorbike Category, Botswana rider Ross Branch came in first while some of the leading contenders struggled in his wake. This represented the first time that a ...

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AFRICA'S BEST PREPARE TO CONQUER DAKAR

Posted on December 20, 2019 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Ross Branch and Kirsten Landman prepare for 2020 Dakar Rally

 

While most people spend their December holiday relaxing, close to 557 competitors will use this time to do the last of their mental and physical preparations for one of the toughest races on earth – the 2020 Dakar Rally.


Among the select group of athletes that have passed the qualification ...

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RYAN PELSER - THE SILVER BULLET WITH FURTHER SUCCESS IN HIS SIGHTS

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)


 

The name Alfie Cox is synonymous with success at the Motul Roof of Africa, and this year was no different. Riding for the Motul Alfie Cox KTM team, South African Ryan Pelser won the Silver Category at this year’s Roof.

 

It was one of the most excit...

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MOTUL SUPPORTS SAMRA'S INITIATIVE FOR THE RAINBOW RACERS OF TOMORROW

Posted on December 18, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (2)


 

Motul was proud to support the SAMRA (South African Motorcycle Racing Academy) Youth Training Camp which has just taken place at Red Star Raceway in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The Training Camp gave young South African riders an inspirational opportunity to train with some ...

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FIM ANTIDOPING - RIDER ANDREA IANNONE PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED, 17 DECEMBER

Posted on December 17, 2019 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Antidoping FIM Grand Prix World Championship - Rider Andrea Iannone provisionally suspended, 17 December.

 

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RYAN PELSER - THE SILVER BULLET WITH FURTHER SUCCESS IN HIS SIGHTS

Posted on December 17, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)


 

The name Alfie Cox is synonymous with success at the Motul Roof of Africa, and this year was no different. Riding for the Motul Alfie Cox KTM team, South African Ryan Pelser won the Silver Category at this year’s Roof.

 

It was one of the most excit...

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INFORMATION - FIM ENEL MOTOE TM WORLD CUP - 2020 ENTRY LIST, 16 DECEMBER

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup 2020 Entry List, 16 December.

 

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