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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Welsh Xtrem 2017 by Nobby

It’s been a tough year at The Welsh Xtrem HQ between one thing and another but you just got to get on with it. The event takes around a year for us to organiseand and I feel very lucky that my day job allows me to dedicate many hours to put things in place. I think it might be a giggle to try and write down how many hours #xtrem18 takes up.

The core team arrived on site on Monday before the event, but had to detour to collect the Portacabins and Genny from a very kind supporter who let us have the equipment for a nominal fee so the task began. Sorting the camp area was a priority.

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RFC South Europe Italy 2017

The famous Rainforest Challenge Malaysia, what else do you want? It doesn’t matter, the best we can get are the “RFC Global Series” races spread all over Europe. One of those races, the Rainforest Challenge South Euope 2017
is located in Italy (Udine). This will only be the second edition but the secret to getting ahead is getting started.

From 26 to 28 May, land of vineyards and wines, Colio will host the second edition of this promising race. Simple and accurate, RFC South Europe (Italy) race will follow the rules of the famous Rainforest Challenge Malaysia.

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Croatia Trophy Italian Experience 2017 by P. Baraldi!

The countries represented at the event were Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, Slovenia and Israel. Thanks to the particular morphology of the land of the powder magazine, the Croatia Trophy Italian Experience offered a fair glimpse of what will happen in Croatia from May 2 to 11. The inauguration took place on Thursday evening on February 23rd at the Hall of Attimis where the press conference was organized in the presence of local authorities.

Friday, after scrutineering, we entered into the heart of the competition with the prologue that took place in pouring rain which made the short circuit a living hell for crews and for vehicles.

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Transsylvania Trophy 2017! Romania welcomes you in July

Each roadbook has an estimated time of 5 hours (average), although the maximum time allowed to finish the roadbook will be longer. So you’ll have more than enough time to fix your vehicles on the rocks and in the mud located in the deep forests of Romania… And still finish the roadbook (hopefully) in time.

A Sunday prologue, followed by five days of road book navigation (Sunday through Thursday) and one day for the Special Stage on Friday, topped by a gala party that will start Friday evening and end Saturday morning, will keep you both busy and happy.

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EXC Final Event!

Italian brothers Arrigucci/Arrigucci (Team Evolution 4×4) and French Fernandes/Fernandes (father and son of Team Fernandes Brothers) have won the overall title in the Prepared and Prototypes categories. Both crews have faced EXC paths showing great determination, as well as performance of their vehicles, winning the final of Aquila d’Arroscia. This event saw the participation of 17 crews from Italy, France, Portugal and United Kingdom.

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Mud’n’Rocks France, 5th stage of the Europe Xtreme Challenge

Mud’n’Rocks, a perfect name for this race located in Alet-les-Bains, a small medieval village on the banks of the Aude river. Three days of special stages (including night stages) make this race one of the most technical not only in France.

Laurent Labia, president and organizer of this race has decided to enter the Europe Xtreme Challenge calendar with the 3rd edition of this race. Organized by Equipe France Classique, this championship is a new bright star on the European off road sky.

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Portuguese Trial Championship – Torres Vedras

Portugal Trial Championship in Torres Vedras attracted a crowd of spectators and an extensive list of competitors. Here are some numbers so you can get a insight of what exactly is happening in the Portuguese Trial Championship.

Along with the class champions, the Portuguese Trial Championship will also announce the absolute leader (best of Extreme, Proto and Super Proto class combined). Enjoy some photos by Espana4x4,

Bruno Fernandes (JMF) was the big winner of this fifth round of the national Portuguese Trial Championship.

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