Tag Archive: Dakar

Jan 17

ALDO Racing Stages 12 & 13 report from the 2015 Dakar

The ALDO Racing Team secures 32nd place overall at the 2015 Dakar

Photo finish at the podium 380-AE9A1158 The final Special Stage section of the 2015 Dakar Rally, reduced to 34 kilometres from its original 174 km due to unsafe roads, prevented the ALDO Racing Team from having a go at the Nissan Navarra of South African, Johan van Straden, which was 31st overall, one spot ahead of the ALDO Toyota.

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Jan 13

ALDO Racing Stage 9 report from the 2015 Dakar

Costly Day for the ALDO Racing Team at the 2015 Dakar

Sand and Sky for ALDO Racing teamWhat was to be another fine day at the 2015 Dakar Rally for the ALDO Racing team of David Bensadoun and his navigator Patrick Beaulé, turned out to be a costly one.

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Jan 09

ALDO Racing Stage 6 report at the halfway point of the 2015 Dakar

The ALDO Racing Team scores an excellent 27th place finish in Stage 6 of the 2015 Dakar

Aldo Racing - On the Road to Iquique 380-CQ0E2315 A great day for the Canadian ALDO Racing Team which finished 27th overall in Stage 6 of the 2015 Dakar rally, their best stage finish in this rally so far.

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Jan 08

ALDO Racing stages 4 & 5 report from the 2015 Dakar

ALDO Racing best finish at 35th in stage 5 of the Dakar

Day 4 ALDO Racing in the Sand Dunes 380-A90A4394 Stage 5 of the 2015 Dakar Rally, held Thursday between the Chilean cities of Copiaco and Antofagasta, was announced as a fast-paced but treacherous run, and included a 458 km Special Stage, split by two liaison stages for a total ride of 697 km on the day.

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Jan 06

Dakar: Feeling the heat in San Juan

A renaissance for Lavieille

Colombian Mateo Moreno and Mexican Carlos Gracida finished the second stage on the verge of exhaustion.  For his twelfth Dakar, Christian Lavieille has undergone a slight rebirth, in sporting terms. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Renault Duster Team already in the top 5 at Dakar Rally

The Renault Duster Team made a sensational start to the 2015 Dakar Rally.

The Emiliano Spataro/Benjamín Lozada crew ended the first leg in fifth place, alongside some of the top specialists of the legendary off-road Rally, held in South America. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

ALDO Racing Team moves up 32 spots in Day 1 at the 2015 Dakar

ALDO Racing Day 1 Report from the 2015 Dakar

Aldo Toyota 380 in the dust -CP8E3164 Starting Stage 1 in 79th place out of 137 registered entries in the car class for the 37th running of the Dakar Rally, the ALDO Dakar Racing Team, with Canadians David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé, gained 32 positions to finish 47th overall at the end of Day 1.

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Jan 03

On the starting grid at the Dakar

ALDO Racing ready for the big test on Sunday

Patrick Beaule_ & David Bensadoun rready for the Dakar The countdown has reached zero and 406 vehicles have been cleared to compete in the 37th running of the Dakar following Friday afternoon’s final technical scrutineering. Of the 406 that will take the start this Sunday, in Buenos Aires, there will be 161 motorcycles, 137 cars, 45 ATV Quads, and 63 Active Roadside Assistance Trucks.

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Dec 28

Facing the unknown at the Dakar

Some of ALDO Racing Team’s toughest challenges at the 2015 Dakar

The ALDO Toyota number 380 following ASO Inspection Canadians David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé of the ALDO Dakar Racing Team, have left for South America to compete in the 37th running of the Dakar Rally Raid, the longest annual off-road race in the world, scheduled to take place January 4-17, 2015.

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Dec 18

The Renault Duster Team sets its sights on the Top 10 on the 2015 Dakar Rally

“At Renault Sport Technologies, we like all types of challenges and the Dakar Rally is one of the biggest of our time”

The Renault Duster Team sets its sights on the Top 10 on the 2015 Dakar RallyFor its third participation on the legendary event, the official Renault Duster Team will compete in the 2015 edition of the Dakar, from the 4th to 17th of January, with two all-new cars and a power plant from the Renault-Nissan Alliance, with the objective of finishing in the Top 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Getting physically and mentally ready for the Dakar

Mental Fitness Through Tough Physical Training

Aldo Racing - David Bensadoun IMG_8775 It is one of the keys for a Top-Ranked Dakar Rally finish for ALDO Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

ALDO Racing first steps on the road to the 2015 Dakar

ALDO Racing Team getting ready for upcoming Dakar Rally

ALDO Racing Toyota The Canadian rally-raid ALDO Racing Team is entering its final stage off preparation that will bring the driving team of David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé to the starting grid of the 2015 Dakar Rally next January 4th in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

ALDO Racing Dakar to test new rally truck in Mexico

 ALDO Racing getting ready for the 2014-15 Extreme Rally-Raid season

ALDO Racing Toyota-01 First Test for the new Toyota Tacoma in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico. Following the 2014 Dakar Rally raid held last January in South America, the Canadian ALDO Racing Team made a major change, trading their Desert Warrior 3 prototype for a more reliable rally-built Toyota Tacoma truck. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Sparco set to showcase its enduring class in Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Dempsey Racing will take part in Daytona 24 Hours wearing Sparco

Dempsey Racing - Patrick Dempsey Following success for its partners in the recent Dakar and Monte-Carlo rallies, Sparco’s motorsport focus now moves back across the Atlantic as the Daytona 24 Hours gets the US racing season underway in style this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Sparco gets 2014 motorsport season off to winning start in Dakar Rally

Sparco was well represented at the Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally - Sparco After a dramatic and action-packed two weeks, the 2014 Dakar Rally has come to a thrilling conclusion today with Sparco-equipped teams well represented in the final classification. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Successful Dakar testing for ALDO Racing In Baja Aragon

“The new car was awesome”

Aldo Racing TeamThe Montreal-based Aldo Racing team achieved its goals in the three-day Baja Aragon Rally Raid this past weekend in central Spain, running their brand new Desert Warrior 3 racer over 700km of rock strewn desert trails.

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Jul 12

A Montreal Team racing in the Baja Aragon Rallye-Raid in Spain

A three day event based in Teruel

Desert Warrior3ALDO Racing driver David Bensadoun and co-driver Patrick Beaulé will race in the Baja Aragon, a three day race held in the desert of central Spain, in preparation for their third participation in the famous “Dakar” event, held this coming January in South America. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

‘Kicked by Piquet’ Salazar to be Spa steward

The official FIA preview of this weekend’s Belgian grand prix overlooked arguably the most famous moment of Eliseo Salazar’s career.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-Cosworth1981_14EliseoSalazarEnsign-CosworthChilean Salazar, who will make his debut as the driver steward at Spa Francorchamps, contested races for minor F1 teams between 1981 and 1983, and also tasted action at the Indy 500, Le Mans, Daytona, Dakar and world rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Volkswagen says no to F1 foray

Volkswagen has delivered a fresh blow to speculation the German giant is eyeing a foray in formula one.

2011-01-13_05832011-01-13_0582The dominant Red Bull Racing had positioned as an ideal carmaker partner for the Wolfsburg-based group, but Ulrich Hackenberg ruled out F1 as well as NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Dakar: A shortened 273 km special stage

Carlos Sainz now 21 minutes ahead of Peterhansel

Dakar 2011 logoFrancisco Lopez  Dakar 2011Chilean rider Francisco Lopez managed – with his Aprilia bike – to achieve best time for the first time this year, which brings him slightly closer to Coma and Despres. It is the third consecutive stage that escapes the two KTM riders… Read the rest of this entry »

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