quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2009
terça-feira, 21 de julho de 2009
08-07-2009 - NEW SCHEDULE FOR BIKES REGULATION
Exceto os pilotos listados abaixo os demais podem correr com motos acima de 450 sem restrições no Dakar 2010. Para 2011 muda outra vez.
Further to the numerous discussions that have taken place with the different actors of the motorcycles’ competition (amateurs competitors, professional competitors, preparators, manufacturers and International Motorcycle Federation) and facing the real interest shown by all the interlocutors, the goal of a maximum cubic capacity of 450 cc is maintained.
Nevertheless, so that the competitors can have more time, a new schedule has been set up.
For the Dakar 2010, the ASO Elite pilots must ride with a restrictor reducing the power of their bike, if its cubic capacity is over 450 cc. Or they may use a bike of a cubic capacity under or equal to 450 cc.
The other pilots are free to choose their bike with no restriction.
For the Dakar 2011, the ASO Elite pilots must imperatively ride a bike of a cubic capacity under or equal to 450 cc.
The other pilots must ride a bike of a cubic capacity under or equal to 450 cc, or a restrictor, if the cubic capacity is over 450 cc.
At last, for the Dakar 2012, all the pilots will ride 450 cc’s.
The restrictor is currently being developed and it will be delivered to the Elite pilots from mid July. This restrictor has been designed in order to have a similar weight / power ratio between the different cubic capacities.
The list of ASO Elite pilots who have to compete on 450 cc or more than 450 cc with a restrictor :
DE AZEVEDO JEAN
FARRES GUELL GERA
RODRIGUES FILHO JOSE HELIO
ULLEVALSETER PAL ANDERS
ASO has the right to change that list according to the results on FIM competitions
segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2009
National Enduro Series - 8th round Blain, PA
Shock Doctor/KTM Factory rider Mike Lafferty continued his come back win streak at the eighth round of the National Enduro Series when he took the win over his teammate Russell Bobbitt.
The two KTM riders have battled closely all year and after Lafferty's win this past weekend only 1 point separates them in the championship race. Both riders have each won 4 rounds of the series which bodes will for the KTM team - as only KTM riders have won every race of the series.
"Rocky, slippery and hard," commented Lafferty on the challenging Pennsylvania course. "I knew it would be tough, but I wasn't expecting it to be as difficult as it was. You had to be on your game today. Many riders went down hard in the first section as some rocks were planted and others just moved right out from under you."
In an impressive ride, Lafferty managed to win each special test. "It definitely wasn't easy today and Russell (Bobbitt) certainly gave me a run for my money. This win is special to me because I consider this round a hometown race for me and I had many family members come out and support me today." Not only did Lafferty have family members to support him during the race. But his brothers, Jack and Rich along with his father all suited up and raced as well.
The riders will now enjoy a three week break before the series returns for the ninth round to be held in Marquette, MI.
1. Mike Lafferty - KTM
2. Russell Bobbitt - KTM
3. Brad Bakken - KTM
4. Nick Fahringer - Husaberg
5. Cole Kirkpatrick - KTM
6. Jeff Melik - Yamaha
7. Cory Buttrick - KTM
8. Jake Korn - KTM
9. Rory Sullivan - Husaberg
10. Tim Henion - KTM
11. Carsten Cagle - KTM
Overall Point Standings
1. Russell Bobbitt - 212
2. Mike Lafferty - 211
3. Brad Bakken - 139
4. Nick Fahringer - 124
5. Cole Kirkpatrick - 116
Cervantes takes 2-1 result in E3 in Mexico
Ivan Cervantes of the KTM Enduro Factory Team came away from the two E3 World Championship rounds in Mexico's Valle de Bravo with an excellent 2-1 result to further boost his title chances with just four races to go.
The team's Spanish rider finished second behind Frenchman Sebastian Guillaume on Saturday, continually picking up his performance on the difficult track as the day progressed. Riders tacked the challenges of hard terrain on top of altitudes of up to 2200 meters in the mountainous lakeside resort just two hours from Mexico City. Cervantes went one better in Sunday's race, recovering from a crash in the second test, where he lost about 30 seconds to take the victory on the day. He now has a 22-point lead in the standings with four races still in hand.
Cervantes KTM team-mate Samuli Aro was just off the podium in fourth place for both races and is currently in fourth place in the standings. Aro however was the winner of the KTM Super Test on Friday night which was held on the shores of the lake at Valle de Bravo. The Super Test drew large crowds to watch the world's best Enduro riders in action and is a new feature of the championship that is proving to be a crowd winner and a value added attraction for the sport.
Fabio Farioli, team boss of the KTM Enduro Factory Team reported that the well run event was much tougher than riders had first expected, with the high altitude affecting both bikes and riders.
E3 Results Round Eleven
1. Sebastian Guillaume, France,
2. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM
3. Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas
4. Samuli Aro, Finland, KTM
5. Fabio Mossini, Italy, Honda
E3 Results Round Twelve
1. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM
2. Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas
3. Sebastian Guillaume, France,
4. Samuli Aro, Finland, KTM
5. Fabio Mossini, Italy, Honda
Standings after Round Twelve
1. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM 274
2. Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas, 252
3. Sebastian Guillaume, France , 241
4. Samuli Aro, Finland, KTM, 238
5. Marcus Kehr, Germany, KTM, 163
terça-feira, 14 de julho de 2009
A revenda KTM de Porto Alegre , Casa de Maquinas fara um tour pela Ruta 40 na Argentina no proximo mes de Outubro. Mais detalhes abaixo:
A saida ( via aérea ), será dia 01/quinta-feira e o retorno dia 12 /segunda-feira (feriado).
De CABO VIRGENES( marco zero ) no extremo sul a LA QUIACA extremo norte, na fronteira c/BOLIVIA.
Serão percorridos por volta de 5.500km dos quais, + de 2.000km de fora de estrada.
Nossa previsão é dividirmos o roteiro em 10 etapas.
Deveremos enfrentar muitas dificuldades, desde altitude (+ 5.000 mts ), baixíssimas temperaturas, gelo, neve, ventos fortíssimos, deserto, calor, areia, lama, enfim, serão 2 extremos de fato. Por estes fatores, devemos estar equipados c/2 malas laterais nas motocicletas, pois será necessário alguns equipamentos, ferramentas, roupas, medicamentos...não aconselho o uso de TOP CASE, pois alem de modificar muito o comportamento da motocicleta no uso OFF, sobrecarregando alguns componentes da mesma, tambem dificulta muito a pilotagem!
Em contrapartida, cruzaremos tambem grandes cidades, tais como BARILOCHE, MENDOZA, SALTA, nos garantindo c/isso, segurança de recursos, caso necessários.
O transporte rodoviário das motocicletas será da nossa origem até RIO GALEGOS, no Sul.
Este mesmo seguirá paralelamente nosso roteiro, nos encontrando, talvez em 4 a 5 pontos de apoio.
O retorno das mesmas será de SALTA, no norte, tambem até o destino de origem.
Nosso limite de participantes é de somente 8 motocicletas, portanto é necessário a reserva "garantida", através de um depósito de 50% do valor do transporte de ida/volta do Brasil. Oportunamente informaremos.
As motocicletas deverão "obrigatoriamente" ser ONN / OFF Road, ou seja, KTM / Adv, BMW / Gs, HONDA / Varadero...
É recomendado tambem o uso de pneus tipo OFF, PIRELLI Scorpion RALLY, MICHELIN Desert, METZELER Karoo...
Oportuno também lembrar da necessidade de uma REVISÃO GERAL na motocicleta, pois o uso será intenso.
Tambem não podemos esquecer de uma preparação Fisica e Nutricional p/ aventura, alias "BAITA" aventura !
Bem, por enquanto é isto, vamos começar a sonhar !!!