Le Havre Scrutineering

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Images Courtesy of Bike Magazine/Chippy Wood. For the full magazine feature purchase the January issue of Bike Magazine. Scrutineering in Le Havre is the first real step toward Dakar. It’s the last point the team will see any of their equipment, the bikes, the support vehicle and anything else they need for the race before they arrive for the start at New Years in Buenos Aires. The process is a …continue…

Suspension Testing – Walters Arena.

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Images Courtesy of Bike Magazine/Chippy Wood. Full feature can be found in the December Issue of Bike Magazine. One of the most important parts of a Dakar race bike is the suspension. It’s absolutely vital, especially with the high speeds of the Dakar. Having suspension that is safe and works can be the difference between winning and returning home in a less than fit state. Llewelyn and Simon spent some …continue…

Position as a team driver becomes available.

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Team SP FiFTY ONE are excited to announce the opening of a spot in their race support vehicle for the 2015 Dakar Rally. The seat will provide the unique opportunity for someone to fully immerse themselves in the full Dakar experience by becoming a fully functioning member of a privateer Dakar team. Experiencing the full on force of the Dakar Rally is something that very few people are provided the …continue…

IndieGoGo – Your own slice of Dakar

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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. IndieGoGo Promo Video – SP FiFTYONE RACING from Llewelyn Pavey on Vimeo. With the natively high costs of racing Dakar always proving a stumbling block for privateer racers, the team …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…