Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants, Reviews

Laia Sanz and Honda’s return to Dakar

28/01/2014. Category: Wheels. Topic: , , .

The 2014 Dakar Rally once again delivered in heaps. There were spectacular moments… and grueling hours as many competitors made it back to the bivouac just in time to start the next leg of the rally! No sleep, just racing,

It was one of the toughest Dakar rallies yet. Honda rider Joan Bang Bang Barreda would attest to that. The charging Barreda saw a possible first win since 1989 for Honda disappear in the smoke of melting electrical wires in the last stages of the rally.  Read more…

Excellent 2012 Dakar

16/01/2012. Category: Wheels. Topic: .

Dakar Rally

Once again living up to it’s claim to be the “Ultimate Rally Race” the 2012 Dakar delivered spectacular racing from start to finish, with nail biting finishes in all classes.

In the bike class the exciting battle between KTM legends Marc Coma and Cyril Despres continued as if uninterrupted from the previous 6 years in which each took 3 wins. Despres took the honors in 2012 but expect Coma not to be happy with his 2nd place and relaunch with a vengeance next year. Read more…

Dakar route 2012

13/11/2011. Category: Wheels. Topic: .

The problem with having 12 months in a year is that 11 of them is without a Dakar race! Because in each adventure rider there is a Dakar rider lurking.

The Dakar route covered countries in Africa from the first race in 1979 to 2007. In 2008 the race was cancelled due to security concerns in Africa. In 2009, the Dakar moved to South America. It proved to be a popular decision, attracting more spectators than ever and offering better television coverage than before. The Dakar route for 2012 will include Argentinia, Chile and Peru. Read more…