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Old 08-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Transanatolia Rally Raid 2013 Turkey

We at Rally-Raid Products will be going to Turkey,first week September, for Transanatolia Rally Raid 2013, 4th edition.
There will be 3 Rally-Raid Products KTM 690's, fitted with our latest EVO2 Rally kits, ridden by myself, Jeff Webster and Perry Newton (one half of the infamous "Kevin & Perry do Dakar" from Malta). Also riding a KTM 690 with our Rally-Lite kit fitted is Donna Gray (of Torque Racing) looking to repeat her win in the Ladies Class and also Alex, another ex-pat Irishman who lives in Malta.
We will have the latest Tractive Suspension rally shocks fitted, for further testing of these new products.
We will have 2 prototype rally Tripmeter/CAP Repeaters on 2 bikes for evaluation, working in conjunction with Garmin Montana GPS units.This is a first try on our EVO2 Rally set-up and we are very interested to see how they compare against our previous ICO/ERTF units.
Last final shake down will be this weekend at Thetford Forest before shipping all bikes & equipment to Turkey.

Our transport & assistance will be done by Torque Racing, who we used previously on Tuareg Rallye earlier this year.

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:43 AM   #2
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Here's a nice View taken at last years event. Scenery's not bad either! One of many i must say..
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:49 AM   #4
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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Bike prep



Final cockpit preparation for Transanatolia Rallye in Turkey, September 1-8th 2013.
New GPS side mount bracket to suit Garmin Montana with their Rugged Mount holder.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:49 AM   #6
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Last Shake down before the off...



Saturday saw our last shake down of the bikes before they are packed of to Turkey. But very excitingly it was my first test of the new Tractive rear shock.

Well chalk and cheese was the phrase for sure! I was blown away by it performance. It was smoother than a cashmere codpiece! I noticed instantly that it made my forks work better too, Bonus or what!

Watching KTMmitch in front of me also gave me the opportunity to watch the shock work and it looked as good as it felt.

The other noticeable improvement was how the back end tracked whilst accelerating out of gravely/sandy corners. It didn't snap out loosing traction but had a controllable slide. Very confidence inspiring. I look forward to using it in Turkey as i found it very hard getting the grip our of the loose corners there last year.

More from Turkey! :-)
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:05 AM   #7
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This was the old girl last year, the bike not me! You can see why i wanted better Suspension!


One of Torque Racing's Assistance team Camps..
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #8
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Have fun! Bikes are looking good.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:33 AM   #9
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There is a rumor going around that the rally has been canceled.. :(
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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Canceled

Yes, it is canceled - they wrote it on FB, but no mails and also nothing on their Homepage - bad communication - and this only 9 days before ;-(
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Yes, it is canceled - they wrote it on FB, but no mails and also nothing on their Homepage - bad communication - and this only 9 days before ;-(
Not enough entries?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #12
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Not enough entries?
Sponsor pulled out last minute from what I heard. A bunch of riders will be joining us in Serres instead.

Bummer for all those entered and had made plans.
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Sponsor pulled out last minute from what I heard. A bunch of riders will be joining us in Serres instead.

Bummer for all those entered and had made plans.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #14
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Transanatolia Rally Raid Cancelled!

https://www.facebook.com/TransAnatoliaOfficial?fref=ts
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #15
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Back on!!!!

Its back on!

From the facebook page:

"Sorry for being quite till now...

Once again, thank you for your understanding, support and patience.

After all the discussions and looking a for a solution to make Transanatolia happen, here comes the good news:

14th-21st of September,2013 ARE THE NEW DATES OF TRANSANATOLIA!

Looking forward to meet you all at the start gate!"


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