Entries by ferro

Dakar 1986 | Franco Picco, two hours for bullshit

The stage is Agadez-Dirkou. It crosses the Desert of Ténéré on a fairly flat bottom and all of sand. It's a fortune, because the day before I dislocated my shoulder and I have a small fracture in my hand. I can drive with one hand, for some traits. Ho superato il momento di maggior […]

Dakar | Survival in a briefcase

In the two briefings that institutionally opened the Dakar, Paris and the one on the ship that took him to Algiers, Thierry Sabine never tired of repeating it if you get lost never abandon your vehicle. Never. Man's instincts, In fact, in these unusual cases it betrays : pushes you to seek help, ma il primo aiuto un corridore […]

Dakar 1992 | The premiere of Patrizio Fiorini

It was my first Dakar, my best. Abbandonai in fondo al Ténéré, and there, I was loaded onto the balai truck, abandoning and losing my bike forever. The next stage was neutralized in a transfer that went down in history as more dangerous than the special, N'Giugmi to N'Djamena. After that stage, no more no retreating […]

Dakar 1988 | Gilera R1 125 Paris Dakar

The discovery of the only surviving specimen of the two gilera 125 R1 who participated in the 10. the Paris-Dakar edition, which took place in January 1988, gave us the cue to tell a forgotten story. A story that is all the more important when we consider that with this participation Gilera wrote for the first time the […]

DAKAR 1996 | The Queen is the Yamaha

The XTZ 850 RX won the Dakar 1996; the medium available to Edi Orioli was practically the same as Stephane Peterhansel's. “Ace up the sleeve” powerful twin-cylinder 850 cc was a new mono-shock, studied in France in collaboration with a team of US technicians. Traditional type, about aesthetics, can be counted […]

Dakar 1996 | Edi puts the fourth!

And’ been the rally of adventurers, the outburst of the sick of “Mal d'africa”, the expensive showcase of the international jet-set, the impossible race for real professionals and ended up creating a real fashion on which our industry has lived for some time. Following his example, the desert competitions began […]

Marc Joineau Dakar 1982 | The sits are hidden everywhere

After an endless series of punctures, in Gao I'm back in the top ten. In the difficult ring of Gao/Mopti/Gao at the foot of Mount Humbori, I remember for the terrible sharp rocks, I'm going to join Patrick Drobecq to take off in the big fast turns and start my second stage win. Just imagine: 540 km courses […]

Dakar 1996, the defeat Cagiva

The Ducati twin-cylinder was pretty much the same as the previous season, that is, the tried-and-tested 90-degree V-cylinder, 904 cc cam mast on the head and two valves for demodrobic-controlled cylinder. The gearbox is five-speed, multiple dry disc clutch. The bike brought to the race by Trolli develops about 80 […]