Central Europe Rally -- Event Coverage

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  1. VITIXER

    VITIXER Mmmm, cherry pie!

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    Besides the obvious geographical characteristics between this and the Dakar Rally, how will this race differentiate between the two?
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  2. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    I'll let you know on April 26. Wish I knew more now, but I don't.
    fun fun
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  3. VITIXER

    VITIXER Mmmm, cherry pie!

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    Okay anyone interested I found some details of the race:

    "Altogether 267 racing cars, motorcycles and trucks will compete in the Central European rally, the first in a series of off-road races organised under the Dakar Rally brand, said the event's organiser on Thursday.

    The vehicles will cover a total distance of 3,300 kilometres in Hungary and Romania, including 1,610 kilometres of high-speed sections, Balazs Szalay told reporters at Taborfalva, the site of the first high-speed section.

    The seven-day race -- which Szalay decribed as the world's second biggest off-road rally, trailing only the Dakar -- will begin on April 20.

    The 135 motorcycles, 86 racing cars and 46 trucks will race along the following route: Budapest - Baia Mare (NW Romania) - Sovata (C Romania) - Debrecen - Veszprem -Balatonfured."


    source:Budapest Times
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  4. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    The rally's official site: http://www.centraleuroperally.com/

    We'll be there supporting Rally PanAm rider Jonah Street on a KTM 690 Rally, and David Schwarz from Australia on another 690. I think Jonah is the only American. Looks like Don Hatton from Canada intends to compete too.

    In our F350 assistance truck, we'll have mechanic Niles Follin, driver Des McDonald, photographer Evan Leung and me.

    Info during the rally: Here's our latest press release: http://www.rallypanam.com/news/newspr032408.html
    We'll send back photos and updates to Robb, who will post them on our site at www.rallypanam.com. I'm sure plenty will make it to this site as well. We'll call in to www.rallyraidio.com as much as possible. Rocky Mullin from SF is setting up www.rallychaser.com. He'll be following the rally and our team in a rental van.

    For the rally itself, we're not sure what to expect. Jonah will be on his Dakar 690 because that's what we have over there. Insiders at KTM have told us that the factory guys will also be on 690s, but the terrain looks like it may favor smaller bikes, especially in Romania.

    fun fun
    Charlie
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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Better crate up a 525 charlie.... Any news on US TV coverage???
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  6. borsiin

    borsiin Been here awhile

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    I will be there as a spectator. For the first time ever i can find a resonable benefit of studying medicine in Hungray. The bivouac of day 4 will be in Debrecen which is the town where i live.
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  7. ionut73

    ionut73 Ionut73

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    here is a lot of snow at the mountains around baia mare and Sovata. I know for sure that the organisers are struggling to find alternative routes; they put a wrong bet on early snow melting

    Good luck to Jonah!
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  8. borsiin

    borsiin Been here awhile

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    Heard that as well, spring has come to Hungary but on higher ground it´s still cold. Will hopefully go for some riding there next weekend after exams.
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    Team
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    Despres Cyril
    Ktm
    Fra
    Red Bull Ktm
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    Coma Marc
    Ktm
    Esp
    Ktm Repsol
    3
    Casteu David
    Ktm
    Fra
    Kastle Ktm
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    Ullevalseter Pal
    Ktm
    Nor
    Scandinavia
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    Rodrigues Helder
    Prt
    Lagos Team
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    Vinters Janis
    Ktm
    Lva
    Jv Moto Team Riga
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    Viladoms Jordi
    Ktm
    Esp
    Ktm Repsol
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    Katrinak Jaroslav
    Ktm
    Svk
    Environ Team
    9
    Verhoeven Frans
    Ktm
    Nld
    Kastle Ktm
    10
    Lopez Francisco
    Ktm
    Chl
    Movistar Ktm
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    Rodrigues Filho J
    Honda
    Bra
    Honda Europe/dakarsport
    12
    Fretigne David
    Yamaha
    Fra
    Hfp-fret.motorsport Yamaha
    13
    Faria Ruben
    Honda
    Prt
    Lagos Team
    14
    Duclos Alain
    Ktm
    Fra
    Ktm - Toni - Togo
    15
    Stanovnik Miran
    Ktm
    Svn
    Army Team Slovenia
    16
    Berglund Thomas
    Ktm
    Swe
    Scandinavia
    17
    Street Jonah
    Ktm
    Usa
    Team Top Rally Panam
    18
    Vinters Einars
    Ktm
    Lva
    Jv Moto Team Riga
    19
    Macek Martin
    Yamaha
    Cze
    Yamaha Europe Team
    20
    Cottet Philippe
    Ktm
    Che
    Ktm Switzerland
    21
    Kastan Ivo
    Cze
    Tojek Racing Team
    22
    Farres Guell Gera
    Ktm
    Esp
    Ktm Repsol
    23
    Michalik Roman
    Beta
    Cze
    Km Racing
    24
    Kronseder Norman
    Ktm
    Deu
    Loctite Racing Team
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    Pabiska David
    Ktm
    Cze
    Km Racing
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    Puertas Herrera M
    Ktm
    Esp
    "soldados.com"
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    Jobard Willy
    Ktm
    Fra
    Dcatrust.com
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    Jarmuz Krzysztof
    Honda
    Pol
    Honda Europe/dakarsport
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    Randysek Dusan
    Yamaha
    Cze
    Km Racing
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    Ramos Martinez An
    Ktm
    Esp
    Punto Radio
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    Pagnon Luc
    Ktm
    Fra
    Planete Aventure
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    Gyenes Emanuel
    Ktm
    Rou
    Mol Dakar Team
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    Butuza Marcel
    Ktm
    Rou
    Vectra Roumania
    34
    Garbacea Alexandr
    Ktm
    Rou
    Vectra Roumania
    35
    Hatton Donald
    Ktm
    Can
    36
    Pritulyak Vadim
    Honda
    Ukr
    Honda Europe/dakarsport
    37
    Torunlar Kutlu
    Ktm
    Tur
    Jim Beam Turkish Team
    38
    Merkit Kemal
    Ktm
    Tur
    Jim Beam Turkish Team
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    Saghmeister Gabor
    Ktm
    Srb
    Mol Dakar Team
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    Kaye Richard
    Ktm
    Uk
    Kayesport
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    Jakes Ivan
    Ktm
    Svk
    Km Racing
    42
    Van Den Goorbergh
    Honda
    Nld
    Honda Europe/dakarsport
    43
    Schwarz David
    Ktm
    Aus
    Rally Management Services
    44
    Boinnard Ludo
    Ktm
    Fra
    Brasil Moto Tour
    45
    Payen Hugo
    Bmw
    Fra
    46
    Borsi Marco
    Honda
    Ita
    Prorace
    47
    Giannetti Silvia
    Ktm
    Ita
    Prorace
    48
    Verstegen Rob
    Ktm
    Nld
    Vicking . Nl
    49
    List Gerard
    Yamaha
    Nld
    Vicking . Nl
    50
    Van Der Kooy Jaap
    Ktm
    Nld
    Vicking . Nl
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    Szilvasi Peter
    Yamaha
    Hun
    Szilvasi
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    Bonnet Pierrick
    Ktm
    Fra
    53
    Lenoble Andre
    Yamaha
    Fra
    Mad 53
    54
    Pennarun Philippe
    Yamaha
    Fra
    Mad 53
    55
    Ciscar Chisbert R
    Honda
    Esp
    Solidary Amateur Tot Curses
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    Guasch Marc
    Ktm
    Esp
    Solidary Amateur Tot Curses
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    Pellicer Jose Man
    Yamaha
    Esp
    Burn Team
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    Merhar Tomaz
    Ktm
    Svn
    Amd Eda
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    Cherpin Pierre
    Ktm
    Fra
    Ch'ti Team
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    Rosa Joao
    Yamaha
    Prt
    Bianchiprata Competicao-yamaha
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    Miotto Mirco
    Yamaha
    Ita
    Nsm Racing
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    Groot Arno
    Ktm
    Nld
    Rbc Rallye Sport
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    Franken Dirk Jan
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    kayesport.com Richard Kaye

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    CORNILLE FRANCK
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    SANTOS NUNO
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    PRT
    TEAM FILTER QUEEN/HYDROWORLD
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    SEEL ANNIE
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    MARTINEZ ANDREO J
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    SNIJDERS MARCEL
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    PUNTO RADIO
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    JOANNIN CYRIL
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    FRA
    AVENTURE MOTO SPORT
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    MEFFRE LAURENT
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    KTM - TONI - TOGO
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    TRISCONI CYRIL
    YAMAHA
    CHE
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    RAHM HENRIK
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    RALLY RAID UK
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    ITA
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    ZAHN INGO
    KTM
    DEU
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    PALANTE ERIC
    HONDA
    BEL
    PALANTE
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    PEDERZOLI CLAUDIO
    YAMAHA
    ITA
    ON OFF RACING TEAM
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    LUTAS IOAN MIHAI
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    ROU
    TEAM DAKAR ROMANIA
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    CHARLIER STEPHANE
    KTM
    BEL
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    BODELIER LOEK
    YAMAHA
    NLD
    IB-SPORTS.COM
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    VERMELOUX DANIEL
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    FRA
    JNCO-LOCTITE
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    SCHUTTEL DIRK
    YAMAHA
    NLD
    RACE4KIDS
    91
    BOZO RISTIC
    HONDA
    SRB
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    SLETHOLT ASBJORN
    YAMAHA
    NOR
    SCANDINAVIA
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    PENATE MUNOZ PEDR
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    ESP
    VALSEBIKE
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    FABER GUIDO
    KTM
    DEU
    WWW.GFABER.DE
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    MEES YVAN
    YAMAHA
    BEL
    LOOIS RALLY TEAM
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    DIGUIET GILLES
    KTM
    FRA
    EVETTE-DAKAR
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    THEURIOT HERVE
    KTM
    FRA
    TECHNORAID
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    JANSEN JOS
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    BEL
    LOOIS RALLY TEAM
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    VAN BERGEIJK HENN
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    NLD
    HENNO CAR CASTING
    100
    JACQUART ARNAUD
    KTM
    FRA
    DREAM-TIM-RACING
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    KOLOMYTSYN ALEXSE
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    RUS
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    MAION MAURO
    BETA
    FRA
    MAION RACING TEAM
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    MEIER CHRISTINA
    YAMAHA
    DEU
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    ARAGONES ARTUR
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    ESP
    TARRAGONA DAKAR
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    LABINSKY ROBERT
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    DEU
    ROAD STAR
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    DE ROO HERWIN
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    HERMANN HENRIK
    HUN
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    LEZATKA KAREL
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    FRONEK JAN
    HONDA
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    ORION RACING TEAM
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    SVORC JOSEF
    KTM
    CZE
    TROJAN KTM HRADEC KRALOVE
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    CARMIGNANI DANIEL
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    ITA
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  11. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    I'm not sure if the 690 works in snow. Maybe Jonah can findsome snow in WA to train in.
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  12. kayesport.com

    kayesport.com Richard Kaye

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    i wos out in it last week its just the same as soft sand fun on a 250 !! but on a 660 o shit :poser
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  13. borsiin

    borsiin Been here awhile

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    Have only tried 660 in snow but it works great except for some clearance issues when fitting studded tires and the jetting is far from perfect for cold weather.
    Lets hope that global warming will be useful for once in a while.
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  14. wrk2surf

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    Just rode thru patches of 1 to 2 ft at 4000ft and the 625 no likey never did and never will.
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  15. LUDO

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    Frans Verhoeven just came back from a trip to see what the rally will be like. He did a few days of the rally by helicopter.
    He said that in Romania, there is snow!!!! 1 to 2 meters of snow everywhere!

    ahahahah

    Man, I hope we dont have to push too much as my left arm definitely is not back to 100% and not up to par with any strong effort. Push ups are out of question! lol

    Oh well.... I ll just go ride it for fun and use it as "get a bit more ready for june-Brasil" than to really compete!

    450s will eat all of us with 690s alive on that terrain....

    wish us some fun!!!
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  16. borsiin

    borsiin Been here awhile

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    Bring raincoats and warm clothing as well. During the last couple of days there have been a lot of raining in hungary and the spring that came a couple of weeks ago now went missing.

    Ill bet that the organisation are working on alternatives since i met some ASO striped 4x4 last week when i were in romania.

    First terrorists and now snow.....
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  17. caliban

    caliban n00b

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    This is Rocky of www.rallychaser.com . I'm heading to Europe in a week to cover the event! I'll be chasing by van, perhaps even hitching a ride here and there. It's all about the experience.

    On my blog I'll have stories, photo and video uploaded daily. Most of the coverage will center on North American teams, with some off the beaten track stories as they arise.

    Anyone else going? Let's hook up!

    Attached Files:

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  18. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Dont know if this has been posted but just got an email saying speed will have the rights...damn now we can look forward for a month or two for a one hour wrapup as apposed to daily reports like VS.
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  19. Flood

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    I'm planning to go to the start at Budapest at least, but don't know yet.
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  20. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Eurosport will show daily 15mins. summaries.
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