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Offline miks

Race calendars
« on: December 24, 2017, 03:15:56 pm »
Howzit guys,

I've searched but have not found anything, where can I find race calendars for next year?
Specifically interested in Rallye type racing (just a spectator as this point) and would like to build a bike in the near future if all goes as planned.  :thumleft:

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Re: Race calendars
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 05:47:24 pm »

Thanks to our late friend Alexander Nel do did wonders for Rally  in RSA, we now have a lot of guys who can help you / follow you with your dream. Would be great to follow along.

There are no rallies in RSA that I am aware of yet, but Rally2 will update us in the racing section if he does one.

Of Course there is the Dakar which starts on the 6th Jan (be sure to follow this thread) the pinnacle of all rally events; then we have a number of other international rallies on the official FiA calendar:

16-18 February   Russia   Baja Russia-Northern Forest
10-11 March  Abu Dhabi   Dubai International Baja
24-29 March or 1-6 April*  Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
17-22 April*  Qatar  Qatar Cross Country Rally
27 May – 2 June  Kazakhstan  Rally Kazakhstan
21-24 June  Italy   Italian Baja
20-22 July  Spain  Baja España Aragόn Teruel
9-12 August  Hungary  Hungarian Baja
30 August – 2 September  Poland  Baja Poland
7-13 October  Morocco  Rallye Oilibya du Maroc
25-27 October  Portugal  Baja Portalegre 500

Of these, the three best desert type rallies are:

24-29 March Abu Dhabi rally http://abudhabidesertchallenge.com/index.aspx - Great rally to start on, complete with big dune stages.
17-22 April Qatar rally http://qmmf.com/site/ - A shorter rally with super fine sand sections mixed in with rocky, flat sections.
7 -13 Oct OiLibya Maroc Rally  http://rallyemaroc.npo.fr/en/maroc-2018/ A classic mountain & desert rally - Also a must for any Dakar aspiring rider.

Non FiA rallies to look forward to include:

Transanatolia rally in Turkey - http://www.transanatolia.com/  Which includes some great riding in desert & semi desert terrain.
20-27 May Hellas rally in Greece - http://hellasrally.org/ Which has some technical, tight riding and would be awesome to test your navigation skills.
18-25 August Dos Sertões Rally in Brazil  http://www.sertoes.com/Index.html Really fast tracks and off piste through amazing landscapes with great people. Also has dunes.
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Re: Race calendars
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 08:39:19 pm »
Thanks for the reply, appreciated!  :thumleft: