French Nissan team in Rebelle Rally

Nissan France has decided to support the participation of two female employees in the 2017
Rebelle Rally. The team composed of Nissan France’s Social Media Section Manager,
Florence Pham and Internal and Corporate Communication Coordinator, Karen Rayrolles,
will represent Nissan France with a NAVARA in the Rebelle Rally from 12-21 October, 2017
in the California and Nevada desert in the United States.

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Balkan Offroad Rallye 2017 – Stage 4

‘I feel privileged to race here,’ says Pieter Labuschagne with a smile. Coming from South Africa he is enjoying the Balkan Offroad Rallye to the max. ‘I am not a good navigator, but I am fit. When the other guys are done and over with, I can open the throttle and ride even faster.’

The Balkan Offroad Rallye 2017 is half way, and it starts to wear on the teams and on the vehicles. In the next days we will see who is able to stay in the front, or who can catch a few places with careful and precise driving..

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Balkan Offroad Rallye 2017 – Stage 3 Stories

Today was one of the fastest days in the Balkan Offroad Rallye so far, on fast flowing tracks. Reaching the top speed of your vehicle is something special, racing at the limit of what you can and dare to do. Still, navigation decided the fate of the front runners, as several of the fastest teams lost time finding their way in the forest..

Doncho Canev wins the stage today, a fantastic result for this fast Bulgarian team.
They managed to find the way and use the potential of their vehicle to the max.

It was a day of dust, in which you need a big heart to overtake and make some speed.

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Balkan Offroad Rallye 2017 – Stage 2 Stories

When a day of adventure becomes a night of getting home..

As the sun set over the finishline there were still competitors arriving, with faces full of dust and a day full of adventure.
Reaching the end can be a pleasant experience, especially after almost 500 km of rallytrack.

Most of them are done and dusted, and we enjoy the special stories that are part of racing the Balkan Offroad Rallye.

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Balkan Offroad Rallye 2017 – Stage 1

Dust was the challenge for today. Either you risk it and drive through the dust, or you slow down to have a clear view of the track. ‘For me there is a mental and technical limit,’ says Bernd Jaeger, who finished fourth today. ‘If I go beyond 120 kmh, I know my cv-joints overheat and the cv-boots will break. I prefer to keep the car under control.’

Master of high speed Herman Jasper had to cope with the dust, overtaking vehicles and driving carefully to keep his fast Nemesis under control.

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Total Chaos Fabrication finish 5th at the Mint 400

TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication’s Lil T Finishes 5th in 7200 Pro Class at the 2017 Mint 400. The custom Toyota Tacoma built on a stock chassis, running original doors and a 4.0L V6 engine, showed the unlimited field what a durable truck and a plan can do.

March 7, 2017 (Corona, CA) – As the dust settled and the time ticked down, Team TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication charged the Nevada desert and crossed the finish line in 5th place in class at the 2017 Mint 400. Underpowered in the world of 7200 trucks and running in the Unlimited race, with 7 DNF’d vehicles in the class, Nicole Pitell-Vaughan drove every last race mile and brought the Toyota Tacoma across the finish line virtually unscathed. It was an overcast and windy day at this year’s Mint 400.

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King of the Hammers 2017 – Smittybilt EMC

While there is a small cash purse for those who make it to the podium, EMC teams aren’t in it for the money.

They spend all year prepping their rigs in their garages, working hard to pay registration fees and buy parts, and draft a few friends who are willing to burn a week of vacation to spin a wrench as chase crew.

When they hit the track they must be self-supported and be prepared to take any and all measures to get their cars to the finish line.

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Dakar Rally 2017: 13th title for Mr. Dakar

The basis for his 2017 win came largely in Thursday’s Chilecito-San Juan stage, emerging with a lead of six minutes over Loeb after being given time back following his incident with biker Simon Marcic.

A spirited challenge from Loeb during Friday’s San Juan-Rio Cuarto run was for naught, and although the nine-time WRC champion won the final stage – his fifth of the event – it was only by 19 seconds.

It meant Peterhansel had a final winning margin of 5m13s over Loeb.

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Dakar 2017: Stage 6 cancelled due to bad weather

After shortening the fifth stage (Tupiza – Oruro) yesterday, organizers of the Dakar Rallye 2017 decided not to continue with the next stage. Due to bad weather in Oruro, the 6th stage is cancelled for all categories. It means that the teams will now how a two day rest (Sunday is the official rest day).
After six stages, the overall leader is Stephane Peterhansel with his amazing driving skills. This guy keeps surprising me, it seems he is destined to rule the Dakar “forever”.

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Dakar 2017: Sainz with problems, Al-Attiyah is out

Here’s what Carlos Sainz said for ““It was in a corner where we arrive at so fast,” Sainz recalled.

“Under braking, the car put itself on the side, I touched the inside and I rolled, up and down, and got into a ditch of 10-15 metres. I don’t know if I will be able to continue, I have back pain and my team is still looking at the car and trying to find a solution.
It’s not going to be easy.”

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