The desert is a dry land with an abundance of sand, hot sun and little rain. Off road rally cars with good ground clearance and good suspension are usually used for desert off road races. Some rally raid cars are equipped with a compressor in order to inflate or deflate a tyre when driving in various sandy off road terrains, so as to alter the grip of a tyre. African off road adventures are usually in the notorious Sahara desert and that always provides a tough challenge for 4×4 off road rally car drivers. Popular African off road adventure includes the Libya rally and 4×4 Desert Maroc, in Morocco. Rally raid cars are suitable for desert racing as they can cover large distances at a time. Other types of dry desert races are the Baja 1000 and other Baja races in the US, famous MINT 400 and the Dakar Rallye in South America
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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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