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Offline SeanW

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YAMAHA WINS FIM CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
« on: October 13, 2011, 10:40:40 am »
Looks like Yamaha could be back on the podium at this years Dakar ?

FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship

After four podiums that include a race win in the 2011 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship, Yamaha's Helder Rodrigues is world champion. This was the first FIM title for Rodrigues, who was a constant threat at this year's Dakar Rally.

This came after Rodrigues took second aboard the Yamaha WR450F at the fourth and final round of the Cross Country Rally World Championship, the Pharaoh's Rally in Egypt last weekend, which was won by KTM's Marc Coma.

In round one at Abu Dhabi, Rodrigues finished second, and followed that race by a win in Tunisia. Rodrigues took third in Sardinia before taking second and ultimatelty the title at the Pharaons Rally in Egypt.

Yamaha says Rodrigues started the competition not wanting to test fate but soon settled into a rhythm and through the six stages eventually managed to conquer three of them to classify behind Marc Coma. Helder was pronounced Portugal's very first champion of the discipline.

Helder Rodrigues (Yamaha WR450F) says: "More than ever I wanted to race without taking any risks and happily I was able to come through the six stages problem-free. I worked so hard to try and reach the top and this title is a fantastic reward and now we have a new challenge to improve our classification at the Dakar."

Rodrigues can now fully focus on the 2012 Dakar rally, beginning once again in South America in the first days of January. The new FIM number one will be aiming to better his third place from this year's edition of arguably the toughest race in the world.
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Re: YAMAHA WINS FIM CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 10:52:11 pm »
awesome job from Yamaha and Helder Rodrigues..... i was rooting for him all the way in the Dakar. let's hope they do it again in 2012!! Yamaha for the WIN!!!
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Re: YAMAHA WINS FIM CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 06:55:10 pm »
Rodrigues on a Yamaha for the 2012 Dakar win!!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 08:45:00 pm »
Not a lot of reaction to this great achievement. Proof of how everyone just EXPECT a Yamaha to win.
 

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Re: YAMAHA WINS FIM CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 08:53:50 pm »
Going to be tough to beat the Depre and Coma factor in Dakar. Does not matter what brand those boys ride! As long as they there it will be 1 or the other who win it :mwink: IMHO
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Re: YAMAHA WINS FIM CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 09:02:01 pm »
Then people still think I should have chosen a ktm as a rallye bike :-\

 

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Re: YAMAHA WINS FIM CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 10:38:30 pm »
Going to be tough to beat the Depre and Coma factor in Dakar. Does not matter what brand those boys ride! As long as they there it will be 1 or the other who win it :mwink: IMHO

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