F1 news
    www.vandmasini.ro
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitional
+MotoGp News 2009
+Photo Moto Gp
+MotoGp News
+Photo Album Rally
+Photo Gallery Wrc
+Calendar Competitonal
+Rally Drivers
+Rally Co-Drivers
+Rally Monte-Carlo
+Rally Sweden
+Rally Mexico
+Rally Catalunya
+Rally Corsica
+Rally Argentina
+Rally Sardinia
+Rally Acropolis
+Rally Deutschland
+Rally Nestle Finland
+Rally Japan
+Rally Cyprus
+Rally Turkey
+Rally Australia
+Rally Team
+WRC Rally
+Albums F1 Photo Gallery +Formula 1 Photo Gallery +F1 Sexy Pit Babes Pics
+Calendar Competitonal
+Michael Schumacher F1
+Michael Schumacher
+Goodbye Michael Schumacher
+Formula 1 Pilots
+F1 Team
+F1 Sakhir Circuit
+F1 Sepang Circuit
+F1 Melbourne Circuit
+F1 Imola Circuit
+F1 Nurburgring Circuit
+F1 Barcelona Circuit
+F1 Monaco Circuit
+F1 Silverstone Circuit
+F1 Montreal Circuit
+F1 Indianapolis Circuit
+F1 Magny-cours Circuit
+F1 Hockenheim Circuit
+F1 Hungaroring Circuit
+F1 Istanbul Circuit
+F1 Monza Circuit
+F1 Spa-Francorchamps
+F1 Shanghai Circuit
+F1 Suzuka Circuit
+F1 Interlagos Circuit
+F1 News Arhive
+Formula 1 | F1 2006
+F1 News List
+Katie Price Photo Gallery +Jodie Marsh Pictures
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal +Red Bull Romaniacs 2006 +Rally Raid Sitemap
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Arhiva Stiri
+Anunturi
Gerard De Rooy: ''Highly Confident!''
Dakar : News from Scrutineering
Blue has been replaced by orange, a truly natural color for the Dutch De Rooy father and son team. Forced to quit anticipatively last year, the Dutch truckers are coming back with the ambition to win the Dakar.

"We are highly confident,
says son Gerard. It will be a tough one with a lot of sand but we like that. It's perfect for us. The Kamaz remain our main rivals. We will keep an eye on their race and try to be as good as them, or even ahead of them."

To this end, the De Rooy will be counting on the reliability of their Ginaf truck. "This is the 2006 truck with a few changes and a new engine", says Gerard who insists upon the fact that there is no set hierarchy between him and his father.

Jun Mitsuhashi: "Winning Again in my Category"
A former biker, Jun Mitsuhashi is now a well-known face of a Dakar he is racing for the eigth time this year. In 2007, the Japanese pilot won in the Production category which corresponds to vehicles only slightly modified compared to standard ones.

"My aim is - of course - to win again in my category. This season, I took part in the Dubai Rally where I was able to test the car in good conditions. It is really competitive: the model has been around for 10 years and with each Dakar slight improvements are added. It's the last run for this one, next year we'll move on to something else."

Let the Ringing Begin
A twisted iron thread is put around the main parts of the car and closed by a so-called "lead seal" embossed with the number of the crew and vehicle. This is probably the most time-consuming operation for the mechanics involved in the scrutineering round.

But it is the only way of making sure that once homologated the vehicles will not be fraudulently tampered with and altered during the race. In the T1 series, it is the engine block, the chassis, the cylinder head and the inlet valve that are ringed. But it is in the T2 series that work is more fastidious.

About 10 of these little seal rings are set on the front and rear axles, on the body and on the gearbox, in addition to the ones already installed in the T1 series. This is an "almost full-proff" ringing system says Daniel Ribeiro, chief technical steward. The influence of these "leads" on the weight of the vehicle is negligible as they are actually made of... aluminium.
Press Release A.S.O


     Kris Nissen: “Team member must do a perfect job”
     The longest day at Dakar!
     What's Up Doc?
     Kris Nissen: ''Well equipped for the Dakar”
     Through a sea of sand
     Philippe Bernat-Salles: «It is like before a big game»
     The private teams at 2008 Dakar Rally
     BFGoodrich: The benchmark amongst tyres on the Dakar Rally
     First day of scrutineering
     The Dakar in Mauritania

     Last News at infoRally

     Raliul Deltei castigat de Francois Delcour
     Bottas drove a solid race and Maldonado crashed on Monaco GP
     No points for Sauber on Monaco GP
     Best Sahara Force India result ever on Monaco GP
     Red Bull placed two cars on the podium in Monaco
..::Rally Cars For Sale::..
Anunturi Masini de Vanzare
Adauga Anunt
infoRally RSS
Add to My AOL
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google
Custom Search
..:: Game Suggestion ::..

Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer.
Get It!
..::Rally Newsletter::..
.::info Rally Suggestions::.
.::Car Reviews::.
..::info Rally TOP::..