All drivers well protected for the Dakar 2017

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One of the toughest events in the world of competition is about to begin, the Dakar Rally, is on the doorstep of his edition 2017, so it is a lot of expectation in the competition on four and two wheels, so all eyes Put in a year that we do not have a clear favorite in any of the categories that will dispute this test.

In these moments all the drivers and teams are preparing physically, technically and mechanically for 2017 edition is expected of the most difficult and extreme, being one of the mainstays of each edition the increasing safety and protection among participants. Therefore, the kit in the pilots is essential to participate with guarantees, being in the pilots of two wheels, motorcycle helmets, one of the most important steps to begin the adventure, as they have to go well protected in any situation and Condition, looking for the best helmet companion for this type of challenge.

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It should also be well protected in the eyes, hands and good motorcycle jackets as there are conditions of all kinds, from moments of incredible heat to extreme cold tap withstand the limit conditions during testing in general. These protections are essential to minimize damage as far as possible in the event of a fall or suffer unexpected conditions. Continue reading “All drivers well protected for the Dakar 2017”

Dakar 2015: Newfoundland earns Mini

A Nasser Al-Attiyah, as well as Marc Coma, has less than 200 km of special this Saturday to be confirmed as winner of the Dakar in the car category. The Qatari driver not only saved the penultimate day of the raid without problems but also extended his lead over Giniel de Villiers, under normal conditions, can no longer reach the pilot Mini.

Mini, as foretold, being the most powerful brand in the raid and on Friday they accounted for a new stage victory with Orlando Terranova. The Argentine driver has added four victories in this Dakar and continues thinking about the accident that left him without options in general because in the other stages has added four wins and some second places enabling it to be near the top.


Cars covered the same special bikes 298 miles in length in which there were some pilots who risked fighting for the special and others who took it more calmly. Among the first group were Newfoundland and Vasilyev, both pilots Mini, who were those who were setting the fastest times at point’s intermediate step. Continue reading “Dakar 2015: Newfoundland earns Mini”

Dakar 2015 Stage 2: Al-Attiyah wins in cars with Mini, Carlos Sainz 8th

We continue our look at what happened in the second stage of Dakar and tell after the victory of Joan Barreda in bikes had to cars where the winner was Nasser Al-Attiyah. Mini driver has been the best throughout the day and has also been placed as overall leader.

The Toyota Hilux of Giniel de Villiers and Ten Brinke were 2nd and 3rd in a day in which differences have been great. Carlos Sainz was the best Peugeot qualifying eighth at 20 minutes behind the leader. Worse has fared Stephane Peterhansel has lost more than an hour while Nani Roma has re-enlisted into the race with a car that is not 100% and which is losing many minutes.


The 518 kilometers of special were very hard and favored vehicles with four wheel drive except the last kilometers with sandy dunes and was more favorable for the two-wheel drive as the Peugeot. Despite what happened to Rome we must not forget that the Mini are the strongest and most reliable of cars raid and they showed Al-Attiyah and Newfoundland , leaders in the early waypoints with a difference between the two lower half a minute. Continue reading “Dakar 2015 Stage 2: Al-Attiyah wins in cars with Mini, Carlos Sainz 8th”