Top Story: Shifting sands in the Gobi Desert at the 2019 Silk Way Rally

The 2019 Silk Way Rally roared back into life on stage eight as the convoy sped over China’s Gobi Desert. Now that dunes are firmly on the agenda, the element of risk has shot up exponentially. Two overnight leaders were tripped up on a challenging eighth stage of the Silk Way. There was no racing yesterday as the Silk Way crossed over into China from Mongolia. This break in proceedings gave the competitors a chance to take stock of the situation they found themselves in. Would they need mehr >>

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Shifting sands in the Gobi Desert at the 2019 Silk Way Rally 14.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Shifting sands in the Gobi Desert at the 2019 Silk Way Rally

The 2019 Silk Way Rally roared back into life on stage eight as the convoy sped over China’s Gobi Desert. Now that dunes are firmly on the agenda, the element of risk has shot up exponentially. Two overnight leaders were tripped up on a challenging eighth stage of the Silk Way mehr >>

Red Bull KTM riders complete physically tough stage 8 in Silk Way Rally 14.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Red Bull KTM riders complete physically tough stage 8 in Silk Way Rally

2nd Rd. Rally 2019 – Silk Way Rally (Russia, Mongolia, China)Sam Sunderland has completed stage eight of the 2019 Silk Way Rally in eighth place to successfully defend his rally lead. Luciano Benavides put in an extremely strong performance to finish fifth and move himself back to second in the overall standings. KTM Factory Racing’s Laia Sanz clocked the 12th fast mehr >>

Overdrive Racing's Al-Attiyah survives demanding sandy opener in China to extend Silk Way Rally lead 14.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Overdrive Racing's Al-Attiyah survives demanding sandy opener in China to extend Silk Way Rally lead

2019 Silk Way Rally  July 6-16, 2019Sunday, July 14th  2019 Overdrive Racing’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French navigator Matthieu Baumel held an outright lead of 59min 58sec after the mehr >>

Sunderland holds overall lead as Silk Way Rally arrives in China 13.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Sunderland holds overall lead as Silk Way Rally arrives in China

2nd Rd. Rally 2019 – Silk Way Rally (Russia, Mongolia, China)Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland currently heads the overall standings as the 2019 Silk Way Rally arrives in China. Stage seven of the event has been a liaison only, with no timed special. Racing against the clock will resume on Sunday when stage eight heads to the dunes mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 7 -Nasser Al-Attiyah: “China is going to be complicated” 13.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 7 -Nasser Al-Attiyah: “China is going to be complicated”

S.7 – DALANZADGAD - BAYINBAOLIGE Distance: 551KMSaturday, July 13th 2019 Unbeaten since the start in Irkutsk, with 6 wins over the 6 stages, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel (Toyota Gazoo Racing Overdrive) have left mere mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 7 Sunderland Simply faultless 13.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 7 Sunderland Simply faultless

S.7 – DALANZADGAD - BAYINBAOLIGE Distance: 551KMSaturday, July 13th 2019 At the beginning of the first ever SILK WAY RALLY open to bikes there were no less than 12 profess mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 7 -Siarhey Viazovich: “We’re going to go flat out” 13.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 7 -Siarhey Viazovich: “We’re going to go flat out”

S.7 – DALANZADGAD - BAYINBAOLIGE Distance: 551KMSaturday, July 13th 2019 Three victories out of 6 stages and overall leader since the first day: Siarhey Viazovich (MAZ) has given the Kamaz-Master team a hard time. At the wheel of his long nose mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 7 - Border crossing from Mongolia to China 13.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 7 - Border crossing from Mongolia to China

S.7 – DALANZADGAD - BAYINBAOLIGE Distance: 551KMSaturday, July 13th 2019 A different kind of stage…Not exactly a rest day, but no racing, ‘just’ a liaison to go from Mongolia to China. Leaving mehr >>

Barreda recovers and finishes third in the final stage in Mongolia 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Barreda recovers and finishes third in the final stage in Mongolia

Silk Way Rally 2019 2019 Cross-Country Rallies   Round WORLD2 , Stage 6 Friday, July 12th  2019Complicated sixth stage of the Silk Road Rally as the confusing, winding routes across the Mongolian steppes wreak havoc among rider mehr >>

Hero MotoSports and Oriol Mena bag their first World Championship Stage victory 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Hero MotoSports and Oriol Mena bag their first World Championship Stage victory

Stage 6 of the Silkway Rally took the competitors for the one last run of 411 kms in the Mangolian terrains before moving to China tomorrow. But not before throwing everything at them, from rain, thunderstorm, lightening to searing heat, really putting the mettle of the man and the machine to the test.   mehr >>

HWA to reignite racing rivalries in Extreme E 12.07.2019

Extreme E Off Road: HWA to reignite racing rivalries in Extreme E

Multiple championship-winning motor racing outfit HWA AG is the latest team to join Extreme E for the all-new electric SUV off-road racing series’ inaugural 2021 campaign. The move will see one of the sport’s deep-running rivalries recommenc mehr >>

Cars Silk Way Rally stage 6: Al-Attiyah get away with it 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Cars Silk Way Rally stage 6: Al-Attiyah get away with it

There’s no such thing as a ‘sure thing’ in rally-raid. On the finish line of the 6th stage, a couple of kilometres from the bivouac, the blue sky gives way to clouds and some light rain. Getting out of his Toyota mehr >>

Trucks Silk Way Rally stage 6: Viazovich holds steady 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Trucks Silk Way Rally stage 6: Viazovich holds steady

Like Al-Attiyah in the car category, Siarhey Viazovich (MAZ), has squatted the overall lead of the trucks since the start of this SILK WAY RALLY. And while, unlike the Qatari, he hasn’t won every stage since the start in Irkutsk, the Belarusian driver today posted his 3rd stage victory to once again hold off the Kamaz-Master Armada who continue to chase after him. mehr >>

Bikes Silk Way Rally stage 6: Mena and Sunderland take the ‘right’ track 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Bikes Silk Way Rally stage 6: Mena and Sunderland take the ‘right’ track

It isn’t the first time it has happened in rally-raid and it most certainly won’t be the last. At an exceptionally animated finish line those competitors who found the right way were sure the road book was correct. Those who took the wrong way were convinced there mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 6 :  Don’t lose the way 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 6 : Don’t lose the way

S.6 – MANDALGOVI - DALANZADGAD Distance: 412,06KM - Selective section: 279,06KM  Friday, July 12th 2019Due to a track that had been badly damaged by mining trucks and for safety reasons, the Race Direction took the decision to cut special mehr >>

Le duo Arellano / Bigard a faim de succès cette saison 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Le duo Arellano / Bigard a faim de succès cette saison

Baja Capital Dos Vinhos 2019 (Portugal): une première mise en jambes très prometteuseAprès une saison 2018 plus que frustrante, les deux luxembourgeois ont commencé leur campagne 2019 par la Baja TT Capital dos Vinhos comptant pour le championnat portugais, qui est le championnat le plus relevé d'Europe dans la discipli mehr >>

Navigational challenges mix things up at the 2019 Silk Way Rally 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Navigational challenges mix things up at the 2019 Silk Way Rally

Finding the right way on stage six at the 2019 Silk Way Rally could end up being the difference between success and failure. In the final Mongolian stage of the rally the country’s picturesque landscape provided a sting in the tail.Many of the top competitors lost t mehr >>

Sunderland increases Silk Way Rally lead with fourth on tough stage six 12.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Sunderland increases Silk Way Rally lead with fourth on tough stage six

2nd Rd. Rally 2019 – Silk Way Rally (Russia, Mongolia, China)Friday, July 12th  2019Sam Sunderland has extended his overall lead in the 2019 Silk Way Rally, placing fourth on a challenging stage six. Just one place behind, KTM Factory Racing’s Laia Sanz put in her best performance of the event so far to claim fifth while Luciano Benavides now mehr >>

HWA Racelab sets sight on Extreme E 12.07.2019

Extreme E Off Road: HWA Racelab sets sight on Extreme E

HWA RACELAB is pursuing an extreme goal: The motorsport experts from Affalterbach have set their sights on competing in Extreme E, the racing series for fully-electric SUVs that is to be launched in 2021. This project sees HWA AG once again demonstrate its pioneering spirit, as Extreme E is a radical new sport and entertainment concept. The races take pl mehr >>

Sam Sunderland takes Silk Way Rally stage five win 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Sam Sunderland takes Silk Way Rally stage five win

2nd Rd. Rally 2019 – Silk Way Rally (Russia, Mongolia, China)Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has won stage five of the 2019 Silk Way Rally. Teammate Luciano Benavides claimed sixth on the stage with KTM Factory Racing rider Laia Sanz in eighth, just seconds down on Benavides.  mehr >>

Kevin Benavides pulls back as the marathon stage concludes 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Kevin Benavides pulls back as the marathon stage concludes

Silk Way Rally 2019 2019 Cross-Country Rallies   Round WORLD2 , Stage 5 Thursday, July 11th 2019Second position for Kevin Benavides in the fifth stage of the Silk Way Rally. Monster Energy Honda Team’s Argentinean rider mehr >>

TRUCKS Silk Way Rally stage 5 - Kamaz increases the pressure 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: TRUCKS Silk Way Rally stage 5 - Kamaz increases the pressure

S.5 – ULAANBAATAR - MANDALGOVI Distance: 364,59KM - Selective section: 337,00KM Mandalgovi, July 11th 2019 GMT +8After their difficult 4th stage the Kamaz-Master team came back to the start line this morning determined to set mehr >>

CARS - Silk Way Rally stage 5: Al-Attiyah changes tactics 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: CARS - Silk Way Rally stage 5: Al-Attiyah changes tactics

S.5 – ULAANBAATAR - MANDALGOVI Distance: 364,59KM - Selective section: 337,00KM Mandalgovi, July 11th 2019 GMT +8“At this point in the race we aren’t here to take any unnecessary risks… mehr >>

BIKES Silk Way Rally stage 5 : Sunderland - Marathon Man 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: BIKES Silk Way Rally stage 5 : Sunderland - Marathon Man

S.5 – ULAANBAATAR - MANDALGOVI Distance: 364,59KM - Selective section: 337,00KM Mandalgovi, July 11th 2019 GMT +8You always need a bit of luck on a marathon stage, but there is no denying that Sam Sunderland (Red Bull KTM Facto mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 5 - The state of rocks 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 5 - The state of rocks

S.5 – ULAANBAATAR - MANDALGOVI Distance: 364,59KM - Selective section: 337,00KM Mandalgovi, July 11th 2019 GMT +8The fifth stage was set along Mongolia’s signature tracks: hills, steppes, off-road driving and many pa mehr >>

Offroad speeds continue to increase at the 2019 Silk Way Rally 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Offroad speeds continue to increase at the 2019 Silk Way Rally

The fifth stage of the 2019 Silk Way Rally plunged the convoy deep into the Mongolian wilderness. There was an exhibition of high-speed offroad racing across all categories as leading competitors put on a show for local fans.Picking up a fifth consecutive car class stag mehr >>

Fifth successive stage win gives Overdrive Racing's Al-Attiyah big Silk Way Rally lead 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Fifth successive stage win gives Overdrive Racing's Al-Attiyah big Silk Way Rally lead

2019 Silk Way Rally  July 6-16, 2019Thursday, July 11th 2019Overdrive Racing’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French navigator Matthieu Baumel extended their outright lead in the 2019 Silk Way Rally to 37min 25sec after mehr >>

Another “Stage Podium” for Hero MotoSports Team Rally 11.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Another “Stage Podium” for Hero MotoSports Team Rally

Paulo Goncalves finishes 3rd in the Silk Way Rally Stage 5 Both riders of Hero MotoSports Team Rally in the Top 5 at the half way mark  The second day of the 2 day Marathon stage of the Silkway Rally began today from mehr >>

Positive marathon stage for Barreda and Cornejo 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Positive marathon stage for Barreda and Cornejo

Silk Way Rally 2019 2019 Cross-Country Rallies   Round WORLD2 , Stage 4 The first leg of the marathon stage of the Silk Way Rally held in Ulan Bator was an upbeat one for Joan Barreda claiming fourth and José Ignacio Cornejo, who improves r mehr >>

Silk Way Rally -Trucks stage 4: MAZ, MAZ, MAZ! 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally -Trucks stage 4: MAZ, MAZ, MAZ!

In the battle between neighbours, the MAZ from Belorussia won the day against the Kamaz from Russia in decisive style. Taking advantage of the series of mechanical problems that beset the Blue Armada, the MAZ team scored an historic triple. Despite a small scare, Siarhey Viazovich to mehr >>

Silk Way Rally -Cars stage 4: Al-Attiyah steppe by steppe 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally -Cars stage 4: Al-Attiyah steppe by steppe

Day after day, stage after stage, steppe by steppe: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel (Toyota Gazoo Racing Overdrive) continue to dominate the car category. The Dakar title holders won their fourth stage on the trot today and continue their trouble-free run. And it is not as if they are taking it easy. Over this Ulaanbaatar – Ulaanbaatar loop th mehr >>

Silk Way Rally -Bikes stage 4 Marathon problems for Honda 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally -Bikes stage 4 Marathon problems for Honda

Kevin Benavides (Monster Energy Honda Team) knew that starting first this morning he would lose some time opening the track. He certain wasn’t planning on losing 18 or so minutes as a result of his front brake support breaking at km 40, forcing him to ride the whole of the rest of the special with just the rear brake. mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 4 - Rushing across the steppes of Mongolia! 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 4 - Rushing across the steppes of Mongolia!

S.4 – ULAANBAATAR - ULAANBAATAR Distance: 476,96KM - Selective section: 470,19KMIt was a loop stage from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar with start and finish points just two kilometers away from the bivouac. Accept the challenge of dry creek beds, lo mehr >>

Red Bull KTM riders finish 1-2 on stage 4 of Silk Way Rall 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Red Bull KTM riders finish 1-2 on stage 4 of Silk Way Rall

2nd Rd. Rally 2019 – Silk Way Rally (Russia, Mongolia, China)Sam Sunderland and Luciano Benavides have both put in strong rides on the long stage four of the 2019 Silk Way Rally to finish first and second respectively. The result moves the pair to first and second in the provisional overall standings. KTM Factory Racing’s Laia Sanz completed the fi mehr >>

Mongolian landscape pushes competitors to limit at Silk Way 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Mongolian landscape pushes competitors to limit at Silk Way

A mammoth 470-kilometre loop stage around the Ulaanbaatar bivouac saw plenty of drama served up at the 2019 Silk Way Rally. Not only was the fourth Silk Way stage an epic length, but it was also high-speed all the way.Taking full advantage of the near 500-kilometre mehr >>

Hero MotoSports Team Rally holds it steady in the first day of the Marathon stage 10.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Hero MotoSports Team Rally holds it steady in the first day of the Marathon stage

SILK WAY RALLYWednesday, July 10th 2019   The first day of the 2 day Marathon stage of the Silkway Rally finished today from UlaanBaatar region, taking the competitors on a massive special stage of a 470 kms loop starting and ending near the Ulaa mehr >>

Extreme E announces ABT Sportsline entry 10.07.2019

Extreme E Off Road: Extreme E announces ABT Sportsline entry

Extreme E has today announced that ABT Sportsline, the world market leader for tuned Volkswagen Group automobiles and title-winning Formula E outfit, will compete in the radical electric SUV off-road racing series.  mehr >>

Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team Make Positive Start To Silk Way Rally 2019 09.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team Make Positive Start To Silk Way Rally 2019

Three days into the second round of the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – the Silk Way Rally held in Russia, Mongolia and China – and Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team riders Franco Caimi and Adrien Van Beveren are both placed inside the overall top 10 o mehr >>

Silk Way Rally stage 3 - Up and down 09.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Silk Way Rally stage 3 - Up and down

S.3 – ULAN UDE - ULAANBAATAR Distance: 691,35KM - Selective section: 243,00KMThere is some tricky navigation among the hills on the way from Buryatia to Mongolia. Cars go up and down through the hills, following the steps of wild animals. This area has many dangerous ravines but is also rich with absolu mehr >>

Benavides and Barreda dominate as the Silk Way Rally heads into Mongolia 09.07.2019

OFF ROAD: Benavides and Barreda dominate as the Silk Way Rally heads into Mongolia

Silk Way Rally 2019 2019 Cross-Country Rallies   Round WORLD2 , Stage 3 Tuesday, July 9th  2019The Silk Way Rally has arrived in Mongolia. The third stage had a weighty presence from Monster Energy Honda Team,with Kevin Benavides claiming the stage victory and a spirited fight for second place from Joan Barreda. mehr >>

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