History boys become first father and son Dakar finishers

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Team SP FiFTYONE make motorcycling history and become the first father and son to finish the Dakar Rally. Simon and Llewelyn Pavey have made Dakar history today by completing the 2015 Dakar Rally. The father and son team have had their fair share of problems in the 2015 rally but a true gritty performance right to the end created a new motorcycling mantra: to finish, first you must be determined. As …continue…

Team SP FiFTYONE at home on penultimate Dakar stage

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Rare routine riding day for Team SP FiFTYONE as riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey near the 2015 Dakar finish line. Stage 12 of the 2015 Dakar Rally clocked a total of 1024kms, just 300kms of which were timed special test today. Much of those kilometres were on loose gravel, on top of hard-packed ground, which was not the time nor place for Team SP FiFTYONE to do anything heroic. Quite simply …continue…

Simon and Llewelyn back from Dakar wilderness on stage 11

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Team SP FiFTYONE ‘back on the wagon’ after two-days in the wilderness during the 2015 Dakar Rally. Team SP FiFTYONE riders, Simon and Llewelyn Pavey, have endured an epic few days at the 2015 Dakar Rally but, despite everything, dropped into the Termes Rio Honda bivouac tonight in typical Pavey-style – almost as if nothing had happened. The pair went off the radar yesterday (stage 10), the first day of this …continue…

Team SP FiFTYONE suffer on Dakar stage 10

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A very late start time on stage 10 of the 2015 Dakar Rally pitched Team SP FiFTYONE riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey out in the Argentinian elements on an already technically demanding course. Bike problems and altitude sickness made the stage epically long, even by Dakar standards. Team SP FiFTYONE were late starting today, only beginning the stage 10 special at 14:07 after a long liaison. The late start was …continue…

Oil leaks, Trucks and Crashes don’t stop Team SP FiFTYONE on Dakar stage nine

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Mechanical problems and battles with trucks doesn’t stop Team SP FiFTYONE from bouncing back up the standings on difficult Dakar 2015 stage nine. After the mechanical difficulties of stage eight, and an ‘all-nighter’ for Team SP FiFTYONE’s wizard technician Evan Davies, riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey might have expected better luck in today’s stage. But just 20kms up the road, Llel found his KTM Rally bike was hemorrhaging oil badly. …continue…

Dogged performance on 2015 Dakar stage eight

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Team SP FiFTYONE riders slog out treacherous and mechanically testing stage eight of the 2015 Dakar Rally. The second ‘marathon’ stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally proved to be yet another tough test with the same “Welsh” weather conditions making life hard for bikes and riders.  Many riders suffered mechanical difficulties and it proved to be very much a day to remain dogged – a trait Team SP FiFTYONE riders …continue…

Welsh weather in Bolivia ‘perfect’ for Paveys in Dakar 2015 stage seven

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Team SP FiFTYONE relish the Welsh conditions to jump back up the order in 2015 Dakar day seven’s ‘marathon’ stage. Rain fall in the Bolvian stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally today caused treacherous conditions for many but the Welsh resident Pavey’s had an absolute ball, welcomed the site of green grass for the first time in six days and moved back up the order to 74th and 77th places. …continue…

Father and son put in team effort after stage six crash

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Navigation issues, beautiful riding and painful crashes were all part of a dramatic day for Team SP FiFTYONE as they took in the beauty of Chile and the beast of 2015 Dakar stage six. With many riders making minor detours, and the overall leading duo of Joan Barreda and Marc Coma having a tremendous cat and mouse battle up front, Team SP FiFTYONE riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey had a …continue…

Team SP FiFTYONE “cruise” hard Dakar day five

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With what many labeled an ‘easier day’ yesterday a distant memory, Team SP FiFTYONE riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey were faced with a physically challenging but beautifully scenic stage today in Chile. Organisers had warned competitors to exercise some caution and that’s exactly what both Simon and Llewelyn did, albeit with quite different approaches. After some of the crashes that have occurred during the 2015 event, these weren’t unwise words …continue…

Team SP FiFTYONE leapfrog the standings with solid Dakar day four

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Solid performances on day four of the 2015 Dakar Rally puts Team SP FiFTYONE riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey back up the leader board to 69th and 67th respectively. Pushing competitors mentally and physically is part and parcel of the Dakar and day four was no exception, even without the special test. A long liaison of 594 kilometres began from 4:30am and took up much of the day (rally leader …continue…