Helder Rodrigues Video
In the YouTube video you can watch Helder Rodrigues riding his Yamaha WR450F in preparation for the 2011 Dakar Rally.
Rodrigues is stated to be feeling confident about his form and conditioning as the final weeks of preparation build-up to the toughest motorcycle rally in the world that kicks off in Argentina on New Year’s Day.
The 32nd edition of the Dakar Rally is only three weeks away. For the third consecutive year, the most famous rally in the world will be held in Argentina and Chile, with a huge number of entries in bike/quads: 230 competitors at the starting line.
They are all ready to face the 9605 km Dakar race divided in 13 stages, and so is the Team Aprilia Giofil.
2011 Dakar News
Some love its styling, others hate it, but one thing’s for sure – the KTM 450 Rally will be competitive at the 2011 Dakar.
This YouTube video previews the KTM 450 Rally bikes and team that will compete at the
Argentina Chile Dakar Rally from Jan. 1 through the 16.
The 2010 Dakar Rally has reached the half way point and Yamaha can count on some consistent and decent performances from the likes of Helder Rodrigues and David Fretigne on WR450Fs who currently hold lofty positions in the motorcycle class. The toughest Rally in the world is once more occurring on a different continent – South America for the second year in succession – but the 9000km, 14-stage route on a loop through Argentina and Chile, beginning and ending in the Argentina capital, offers a diverse and challenge topography worthy of the title ‘Dakar’.
Marc Coma and Cyril Despres have shared Dakar Rally glory in past seasons and as they set off from Buenos Aires today for the challenges of Dakar 2010 both are optimistic that they can again this year be each other’s greatest opponents.
But Day One of the world’s most famous and challenging rally was largely ceremonial with no timed section and no results. The riders set off and made their way west to Colon where the first timed section starts on Saturday, the second day of the second decade of the 21st century.
‘09 Dakar Argentina Chile
As the 2010 Dakar kicks off on January 1st for the second consecutive year in Argentina and Chile, this video looks back on the race results from last year.
The 2010 race includes 14 stages that are summaries by three distinct phases.
As the 2010 Dakar rally is about to kick-off on Janaury 1, 2010, it is important to note the planning and massive safety measures that have gone into place. The nature of the terrains, population density and presence of infrastructures in the field all need to be considered when drawing up the safety policy.
Dakar Starts January 1st
The 2010 Dakar race is welcomed for the second consecutive year by Argentina and by Chile. The two countries have decided to start the year of the festivities of the bicentennial of their independence with the Dakar that will precisely take off from Buenos Aires on January 1st, 2010 for the incredible 8600 kilometers (5,344 miles) journey.
2010 Dakar Landing
The massive 2010 Argentina-Chile Dakar caravan aboard the Grande Brazile has arrived at the Delta Dock complex at Lima, Argentina. In all 550 vehicles (a majority are motorcycles), for the most part entered in the rally, others to be used by the organizers and media, were unloaded this morning. They are now ready to take on the 32nd edition of the rally that will be run from January 1st through January 17th.
2010 Dakar Pre-Race
Click video to watch the pre-race interview with Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. They speak with Heinz Kinigadner about the upcoming 2010 Dakar Rally from South America. These two KTM Dakar Team riders look to battle it out in Argentina for the win at the Dakar 2010.
Motorcycle Diaries Plus
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to ride a motorcycle through Patagonia, the experience can best be described as an adventure of a lifetime. Patagonia is one of the world’s must-see motorcycling destinations, known for its breathtaking scenery and unique ecosystem. And the best way to see it is from the saddle of an adventure oriented motorcycle.