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Other Events / Ralley raid 15-18 feb 2018
« Last post by Jmg on January 18, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »
// ONE MONTH TO GO //

We still have some spots open for this year's Rallye Raid Adventure. This year we are going back to the picturesque village of Hogsback. Marc Coma rated it as "one of the finest adventure biking destinations ever" when he joined us for our 2008 Rallye Raid 😁.  For only R2850 in the tented village or R3950 in the Hogsback Hotel, you get:

✅3 nights accommodation
✅All meals
✅2 routes on all 3 days - Mild or Wild
✅A great goodie bag
✅Medical back-up and support sweeps
✅Bike Wash
✅Rallye Raid Drinks Special

Get your entry in now for an awesome weekend of riding!
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General / Re: Dakar 2018
« Last post by Jmg on January 18, 2018, 08:21:46 AM »
Sa riders after stage 11

 27th David Thomas;  73rd Willem du Toit;  76th Donovan van de Langenberg;  83rd Gerry van der Byl.   
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General / Re: Dakar 2018
« Last post by Jmg on January 18, 2018, 07:19:25 AM »
Stage 11 and general rankings ... wtf  Yamaha ?
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General / Moskomoto soft luggage
« Last post by Jmg on January 15, 2018, 08:53:26 AM »
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General / Re: Dakar 2018
« Last post by Jmg on January 15, 2018, 08:42:24 AM »
Stage 9 cancelled

 Official statement from Dakar.
This would have been 513km liaison and 242km special stage as per the map.

As soon as we know more, we will post.

DAKAR UPDATE:

The organisers of the 2018 Dakar Rally have cancelled Monday's stage due to poor weather conditions.

The Tupiza-Salta test, ninth of the 14 scheduled for this year's marathon, was to feature a 150-mile timed special across classes and was to mark the end of the 2018 Dakar's Bolivian leg.

But recent heavy rain in the area created doubts over the stage's viability, and event promoter ASO has made the decision to call off competition and have the rally's participants travel to Salta in formation as a caravan.

Contributing to the decision was the state of the Tupiza bivouac. The destination point of Sunday's stage is currently covered in water and mud, although the conditions are not as severe as they had been during last year's washout of the Oruro bivouac, also located in Bolivia.

"We have travelled from one area of Bolivia to another, and we are now in a location where the weather is more changeable," said Dakar sporting director Marc Coma. "And in the last few hours it has been hit hard by rain.

"The bivouac is already in poor condition. It would be possible for us to hold a special stage tomorrow, but we prefer not to take a risk and will instead send out whole caravan by road, and continue the race from there.

"In principle, we knew from the start that this part of Bolivia is sensitive in terms of weather.

"Holding the stage would be risky and we do not want to alter the dynamics of what has been a fantastic Dakar up to this point.

"We prefer to be a little conservative today and then be able to hold stage 10 in the best way possible."

While the 2017 Dakar Rally was rife with stage cancellations and shortened routes due to inclement weather, the cancellation of the Monday stage marks only the second disruption to this year's edition.

The opening stages in Peru were held entirely to distance, and the only alteration has been a 73-mile timed section of the stage between Peru's Arequipa and Bolivia's La Paz being cut for the bike and quad classes.
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General / Re: Dakar 2018
« Last post by Jmg on January 15, 2018, 08:27:28 AM »
Stage 8 and overall rankings
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General / Ktm tpi media launch
« Last post by Jmg on January 15, 2018, 08:23:12 AM »
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General / Re: Dakar 2018
« Last post by Jmg on January 10, 2018, 11:34:14 PM »
Stage 6
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