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Luciano Carcheri, I'll tell you my last Dakar 2002

When the race becomes almost insane, mainly due to bad weather, the whole thing verges on madness. Che in questa edizione della Parigi-Dakar ci fosse qualcosa di strano lo avevo capito subito nella prima parte europea avendo passato i primi quattro giorni di gara sotto la pioggia. A Madridho dovuto togliere il parafango basso in prova speciale […]

Unfortunate Dakar 1991 to Gauri

The previous year was the best by private persons, in 1991 must try now to preserve the Platonic title. A task, not easy for the pilot-old bergamasco, He still has from his participation in the Dakar rally and thirty seven Africans. Has a & #8217; enviable experience combined with a great skill in public relations. Passato […]

Alain the great e its Dakar 1979

November 1978, Orly motocross field, near Paris a motorcycle is turning and is feeling with its V-twin engine and its impressive dimensions. It is a prototype, the TT500. Denis Bacholle, Director of Seudem, Moto Guzzi importer in France, he lent it to me for a few days to refine it. The bike has powerful, […]

Eugen Eicher on BSA to Dakar 1985

Eugen Eicher si era iscritto alla Dakar 1985 It came from Switzerland, therefore thought fit to shift the utility of the famous Swiss army knife of’ Army, the motorcycle inserting replacement directly on the chassis. The most practical example is the rear sprocket that could possibly serve as protection for the crankcase of his twin-cylinder BSA from 650 CC. Probabilmente molti altri pezzi di […]

Dakar 1986, in the desert every promise is a debt

In the desert, every promise is a debt and Gilles Picard is the unfortunate victim and regulated. Here's how they went about facts: the front fork by Gianpaolo Marinoni broke out and with her all the oil. Quindi la sua Cagiva si comprime sulle sospensioni quando tocca terra dopo i salti e va a “pacco” così tanto che il […]

The Yamaha XT to Dakar 1985

The XT to Paris-Dakar ' 85 Yamaha attending the Paris-Dakar rally were of two types: those officers, prepared directly from the House and managed by the French team Sonauto, who conquered with Olivier second place, and those prepared by Belgarda, that after dominating the competition with Spike completed the third and fourth […]

Dakar 1986, the race is tough even before you start!

After the euphoria at the start of Paris, the respite is short-lived, and waking up even heavier, on the national road number 20. The bikers act as pilot whales and huddle in the wakes of cars and trucks, glued to the tail lights. Così racconta Pierre-Marie Poli, il leader della classifica delle moto dopo il prologo […]

1986 – A Dakar unfortunate for Serge Bacou

Once again bad luck hit Serge Bacou, and without waiting for the Ténéré, this time. Tamanrasset and Iférouane, the road book indicates the presence of a deep groove. L ’ previous year Marinoni racing was terminated at that point. Hubert Auriol l ’ saw on his roller but… «I arrived very fast, in […]

The tragic fate of Jean Michel Baron

L’ 11 January 1986 He went ahead with a stage ending 590 kilometers by road to Zinder and all competitors have witnessed a terrible scene about ten kilometers after Nguigmi: Jean-Michel Baron, already sore at dock for more than five days, lying on the ground on its side. Has the […]

The Italians to Dakar 1983

Did we mention that the Italian athletes have been unlucky, but until it can speak of bad luck and not of disorganization? Two Italian teams were present at the Paris-Dakar, the Morini assisted by Valentini and composed by Massimiliano Flyers, Gianni Gagliotti and Leandro Caruso. with the addition of Marcus Foligno, a private […]