IndieGoGo – Your own slice of Dakar

Team SP FiFTY RACING have launched a fundraising campaign through website IndieGoGo ahead of the 2015 Dakar. The team have have created a unique set of perks based around the road book navigation to offer race fans something entirely unique. With the natively high costs of racing Dakar always proving a stumbling block for privateer racers, the team have created an innovative solution to the problem, by utilising the crowd …continue…

Serres Rally – Final Results

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The riders of team SP FiFTYONE Racing put in a good showing at the Serres Rally, scoring numerous top five stage results and a top ten overall final result. The rain soaked race proved tough in the riding and navigation, something that pushed the team’s riders. Following the exciting announcement that both riders from SP FiFTY ONE Racing gained entry to the Dakar Rally for 2015 the decision was taken …continue…

Dakar 2015 – Entries Accepted

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For Dakar 2015 Team SP FiFTY ONE Racing are delighted to announce the acceptance of their team riders entries into the 2015 Dakar Rally. The race will start on the fourth of January and is set to be a loop from Buenos Aires, Argentina, passing through Bolivia and Chile along the way. For team owner and rider Simon Pavey it represents an opportunity to cement his place as the races …continue…

New Making Dakar Episode.

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With Dakar over and done for another year, the Making Dakar video series continues to provide an inside look at the worlds toughest race. Along with the release of the latest instalment of the video series, Team Delta Kuststoffe Huqvarna UK have also released a series of new images. Making Dakar. Part Two of Episode Three of Making Dakar has been released and follows Team Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK as …continue…

Stage Fourteen – The End

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The final day of  Dakar 2013 delivers Simon safely to the finish to collect his 7th Finishers Medal.  Stage fourteen was set to be nothing more than a formality as the race is all but done.   And so it proved for the majority of racers including Simon Pavey.  The special stage was short and in two stages providing great spectator viewing close to Santiago, but for most the real racing …continue…

Stage Thirteen – Only One Day to Go

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Stage Thirteen – Copiapo to La Serena The penultimate stage of the 2013 Dakar proves less taxing than expected for the riders. Stage Thirteen was expected to be the last real challenge of the 2013 Dakar, a long and difficult day was forecast but the reality was far gentler. The long special stage was faster and less technical than the stages around Copiapo have proven to be in the past …continue…

Stage Twelve – Crossing the Andes

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The 2013 Dakar is forcing the racers to concentrate until the very end of the race, as stage twelve proves as taxing in the liaison as the special stage. The race crossed the Andes for the second time in 2013 as the racers trudged dirt road to infamous stage of Copiapo. The now legendary rally town has provided drama for many racers over the years, including Simon who has twice …continue…

Stage Eleven – “Today Was Brutal”

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Stage Eleven provides drama for a large portion of the riders, including Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK’s Simon Pavey. The infamous and daunting Fiambala stages of Dakar’s past have brought drama, excitement and emotion in every edition and 2013 didn’t disappoint. However, for Simon luck was not on his side. Rain proved a welcome release from the notoriously soft sand of Fiambala, and despite a slightly disappointing stage result at the …continue…

Stage Ten – Biting the Dust

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Stage Ten – Cordoba to La Rioja Another long day and hot day for the riders features another day of varied and beautiful terrain as the race moves toward the infamous Fiambala stage. Stage Ten of the 2013 Dakar was typical of Argentinean Dakar racing. A mixture of fast, twisty forest tracks, hilltop farm tracks, slippery river crossings and substantial dust made for an exciting days racing, but also meant …continue…

Stage Nine – The Longest Day

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Stage Nine – Tucuman to Cordoba. The longest stage of the race so far presented the rider with a completely new riding terrain moving away from the typical desert riding. The longest special stage saw the competitors racing almost 500km, in the first of a gruelling few days leading up to the crossing back into Chile. The riders were presented with a terrain much more European than that of a …continue…