The tour to follow the Rally Darkar 2010 will be an excellent chance to have the same feelins as the riders when we will arrive to the towns by the same roads as the rally riders. During the day, the tour will move with the rally caravan looking for the public places to see pilots and machines. Be a VIP spectador of one of the most importand rally in the world, riding your own motorcycle.Following the rally Dakar Argentino – Chileno 2010Duration: 10 days / 9 nightsRiding days: 7 Riding KM.
At the first offroad-day of RBR 2009 it were the experienced riders to score, the strong rookies from prologue were fenced off.Kiwi Chris Birch, 2007 third and 2008 second in Pro-Class won, slightly ahead of three times RBR Champ Cyril Despres from Andorra. In third sits German Andreas Lettenbichler. Already before sunrise, the first riders of pro-class took off, facing 155 KMs of racetrack and 15 more as liaison. The track can be described best as "sketchy" and technically challenging, but all still ride-able.
Top riders in the Pro Class of the sixth edition of the Red Bull Romaniacs held their cards close to their chests on Saturday as they jockeyed for their choice of starting positions in the prologue of the race that is billed as the world's toughest hard Enduro Rally.The prologue was held in downtown Sibiu in front of a large crowd of around 9,000 enthusiasts and in the final shakeout it was Spanish KTM rider Xavier Galindo who finished first ahead of last year's winner Graham Jarvis and Gerhard Forster.
Taddy Blazusiak has won the opening round of the ’09 US Endurocross series staged at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Coming into the opening round of the series having claimed victory at the toughest of all extreme events – the Erzberg Rodeo in Austria – Blazusiak finished the eight-lap main event no more than a hair’s width ahead of defending series champion Ricky Dietrich, with Mike Brown third. Recording a hot lap close to one-and-a-half seconds faster than any other rider to start his night in the best possible way, Taddy lead his heat race from start to finish before claiming a comfortable winning margin that placed him directly into the main event.
Johnny Aubert of the KTM Enduro Factory Racing Team was apparently as at home on the grassy slopes of Valle de Bravo in Mexico this weekend as on any other world championship Enduro circuit, coasting to two more E2 victories in Round 11 and 12.The French rider thus maintains his perfect score card and record of excellent, unbeatable performance throughout the season. "Johnny rode an easy race and was very relaxed," commented team boss Fabio Farioli after the two rounds just two hours drive from Mexico City.
Ivan Cervantes of the KTM Enduro Factory Team came away from the two E3 World Championship rounds in Mexico's Valle de Bravo with an excellent 2-1 result to further boost his title chances with just four races to go.The team's Spanish rider finished second behind Frenchman Sebastian Guillaume on Saturday, continually picking up his performance on the difficult track as the day progressed. Riders tacked the challenges of hard terrain on top of altitudes of up to 2200 meters in the mountainous lakeside resort just two hours from Mexico City.
With almost 90 riders and 17 nations represented, the Grand Prix of Mexico is incontestably one of the greatest successes of FIM WEC history. Before plunging in 2010 ISDE of Morelia, the Federacion Mexicana de Motociclismo showed its talent for organization, and the passion testified by Mexican public was only a confirmation. This Sunday as the day before the spectators were many to come to the meeting of world best enduro riders. Riders with the face marked by the tiredness of the “marathon” disputed on Saturday.
Husqvarna’s Enduro 1 class rider Antoine Meo and Enduro 2 class competitor Bartosz Oblucki both had much to celebrate following the fifth round of the ’09 World Enduro Championship, the GP of Slovakia staged in Puchov, as both riders claimed runner-up results in their respective classes. With Meo again making life difficult for defending E1 world champion Mika Ahola, Oblucki came closer than any other rider this season to beating E2 class leader Johnny Aubert on day one. Also joining the pair with a podium result was Seb Guillaume who claimed third in E3 on day two.
Hattrick at the "Iron Giant": KTM's Taddy Blazusiak (POL) dominates the Red Bull Hare Scramble for a sensational third consecutive time!"Tougher than anything I've ever ridden!" Taddy Blazusiak's first words after reaching the Red Bull arch inside the Erzberg-Arena need no further explanation. It was definitely the hardest Hare Scramble of all times and Taddy crowned his Erzbergrodeo success with an unbelievable margin of more than 40 minutes (!) over second placed Briton Graham Jarvis (Sherco).
Ivan Cervantes was once again the dominant racer in the E3 class of Round 4 of the World Championship in Finland's Riihimaki at the weekend, leaving the venue with a double victory and 50 more championship points.The Spanish rider from the KTM Enduro Factory Team has won every race of the season so far, except one in Sardinia, Italy, where he placed third. He has a commanding 34-point lead in the standings with half the season still in hand. Factory teammate Samuli Aro also enjoyed riding for his home crowd, picking up two podium places - second on Saturday and third on Sunday to place him fourth in the standings so far in what is a close contest for second place.
Taddy Blazusiak, with his unbelievable ability to fight for victory, on Sunday became the first rider in the history of the Erzberg Rodeo to win three times in a row.The fifteenth edition of the Red Bull Hare Scramble, the high point of the Erzberg Rodeo will go down in the history of major offroad events in Austria. Taddy Blazusiak, riding his KTM 250 EXC secured a historic victory at the race that is considered the world's toughest one day extreme Enduro competition. The 26-year old Polish rider goes down in the record books of this legendary extreme Enduro event as the first rider to have scored three consecutive wins.
The Erzbergrodeo kicked off with a surprising result on the very
first day of the unique event. Belgian KTM fmx4ever Factory
Freestyle-Motocrosser Gilles DeJong won the Rocket Ride Superfinals in
front of an enthusiastic crowd of thousands of Motorsports fans.
300 riders challenged the mighty, three story uphill-section
today and offered supreme offroad action to the spectators alongside
the track and in the Erzberg-Arena, where thousands of people could
witness the racing efforts of riders from 33 different nations thanks
to the Erzbergrodeo-TV service on two huge videowalls.
Just a few weeks left before the world's biggest motorcycle offroad event open it's doors to thousands of enthusiastic riders and fans, and preparations are running on full throttle - not only for the organizers of the 15th Erzbergrodeo but as well for the Factory Teams and ambitious privateer riders. It really looks as if the entire offroad community is gearing up for the big battle against the “Iron Giant".Even though the FIM is holding a round of the 2009 WEC at the same weekend, four international Factory Teams have taken up the challenge called Erzbergrodeo this year:KTM and Taddy Blazusiak: True FavouritesThe KTM Factory Team could once again be the dominant force at Erzberg.
Blais Racing/KTM rider Russ Pearson won the 4th round of the AMA Hare & Hound Series while Shock Doctor/KTM riders David Kamo and David Pearson finished 4th and 5th respectively.Both Kamo and D. Pearson had decent starts but the dust off the start caused trouble for Kamo as they rounded the end of the bomb. "The dust got so thick that I couldn't see anything and before I knew it I was over the bars and on the ground," commented Kamo. His teammate, Pearson was able to escape the worst of the dust clouds and sat inside the top five along with R.
Defending Champion, Shock Doctor/KTM rider Russell Bobbitt won his third race of the season at the fifth round of the AMA National Enduro Series.Bobbitt controlled the race from start to finish winning four of the six special tests. The other two tests were won by his teammate, eight-time National Enduro Champion, Mike Lafferty. "I had a good day and felt great. My KTM was running perfect and the course conditions were really good," commented Bobbitt. Lafferty had a few problems getting his bike set up properly after he decided to switch bikes this weekend.
For the third consecutive World Enduro Championship race the CH Racing Husqvarna team have enjoyed podium success as Antoine Meo, Bartosz Oblucki and Seb Guillaume all finished inside the top three of their respective classes, this time at the GP of Italy staged in Iglesias, Sardinia. With Antoine Meo and Bartosz Oblucki finishing the opening day’s competition with well deserved runner-up results in the E1 and E2 classes respectively, Seb Guillaume went one better and stood on top of the Enduro 3 class podium following a solid day’s racing.
In Sardinia, WEC’s mechanics were severely tested. Solicited in the long portions of rally, or mistreated in the stones which strew the course, the motorbikes suffered during this second day of the Grand Prix of Italy. Among the many DNF of the day, let us quote those of David KNIGHT (GB-BMW), victim of clutch problems, and the beginner Taddy BLAZUSIAK (POL-KTM) whose clutch cover was damaged. The notion of enduro prevailed over this third meeting of the season, the stars of FIM WEC had at the same time to spare their machines and to resist physically on the track, in particular in the interminable Enduro Test, a special test of 7.
The rain is definitely the surprise guest of this beginning of season on World Endutro Championship. During the first day of the Grand Prix of Italy competed this Saturday in Iglesias, the stars of world enduro had to wipe some scattered showers. Before it becomes slippery, the Sardinian ground however did not miss piquancy, mixing hard ground and stone through mountainous postcard landscapes. But with relatively tight pointing times on the two long portions of liaison, which put rhythm into the 3 laps of race, the best enduro riders of the planet did not have time to visit this fantastic area.
With preparations in full swing for the 2009 Enduro World Championship series, the KTM Factory Team is both optimistic and confident of solid results in the 8-Grand Prix, 16 race series.In the Enduro 1 class, the team will be fielding two new names. The first is talented Italian Simone Albergoni who has moved from Yamaha to the Austrian manufacturer after finishing third in the 2008 world championships. Albergoni will be joined by Finland's Eero Remes in E1. The 23-year-old was a KTM-supported rider last season.
Taddy Blazusiak has finished second in the Indoor Enduro World Cup following two race wins at the third and final round of the series staged in Madrid, Spain. Trailing KTM team-mate Ivan Cervantes coming into the last round of the three-event championship, Taddy was hopeful of claiming the IEWC crown but knew that to do so he would need luck on his side.As it turned out things didn’t start well for Taddy, despite being close to four seconds faster than any other rider in timed practice, as an early lead in the first final was short lived.