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ALTUS DE WET: HUSQVARNA RACING

ALTUS DE WET CLAIMED NATIONAL (E1) ENDURO TITLE AFTER FIRST SEASON FOR HUSQVARNA RACING Altus de Wet, works rider for the Husqvarna Racing team, has clinched the E1 (Open Class) Championship title in the 2013 Liquorland SA National Enduro Motorcycle Championship after only his first season for this manufacturer who made an official comeback onto […]

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Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH – the start of Husqvarna’s exciting, new future

Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH – the start of Husqvarna’s exciting, new future Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH, the newly formed company of KTM AG, is fully operational and ready to begin worldwide delivery of the new model range of Husqvarna motorcycles.

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Simon Pavey finish Dakar 2013 Rally

The final day of  Dakar 2013 delivers Simon safely to the finish to collect his 7th Finishers Medal. Stage fourteen was set to be nothing more than a formality as the race is all but done.   And so it proved for the majority of racers including Simon Pavey.  The special stage was short and in […]

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A positive Dakar 2013 Rally for Husqvarna

Today Santiago saw the final parade and the prize-giving ceremony staged on a podium set up downtown as the thirty-fifth edition of the Dakar Rally drew to a close. The parade included all the teams who managed to finish the race that began on the 5th January in Lima, Peru and finally rolled into the […]

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Dakar 2013 – Husqvarna Dakar Rally Results

Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes The final fourteenth stage of the thirty-fifth edition of the Dakar wound up today in Santiago. Frenchman Cyril Despres became overall winner for the fifth time in a race that had been wide open right up until the end of the last […]

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Stage Thirteen – Copiapo to La Serena – Dakar Rally 2013

The penultimate stage of the 2013 Dakar proves less taxing than expected for the riders. Stage Thirteen was expected to be the last real challenge of the 2013 Dakar, a long and difficult day was forecast but the reality was far gentler. The long special stage was faster and less technical than the stages around […]

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Husqvarna Dakar Rally 2013 – Baredda and Goncalves

Local hero Chilean Chaleco Lopez won today’s stage of the Dakar, and in doing so equals Joan Barreda in the number of stage victories. Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves was the best of the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain crossing the La Serena finish-line in third, just five seconds behind second place Despres who looks set […]

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Simon Pavey still in the Dakar Rally

The 2013 Dakar is forcing the racers to concentrate until the very end of the race, as stage twelve proves as taxing in the liaison as the special stage. The race crossed the Andes for the second time in 2013 as the racers trudged dirt road to infamous stage of Copiapo. The now legendary rally […]

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Dakar 2013 – Barreda third. Tenth podium place for Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain

High speeds throughout and a lot navigation made the twelfth stage of the Dakar, from Fiambala – Copiapo a tough one. Joan Barreda proved to be the best of the Husqvarna Team by Speedbrain taking third place on the day, and bringing the team its tenth podium place out of the twelve stages contested so […]

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Dakar 2013 – Goncalves on the podium again for Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain

Paulo Goncalves took second place in the much-feared La Rioja to Fiambalà stage of the Dakar 2013. The Portuguese rider rode an error-free race on the TE449RR by Speedbrain which handled the job of the sandy terrain perfectly.

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Dakar 2013 Simon Pavey Stage Eleven – Today Was Brutal

Stage Eleven provides drama for a large portion of the riders, including Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK’s Simon Pavey. The infamous and daunting Fiambala stages of Dakar’s past have brought drama, excitement and emotion in every edition and 2013 didn’t disappoint. However, for Simon luck was not on his side.

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Dakar 2013 Husqvarna Joan Barreda

Joan Barreda makes fourth win Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain in the Dakar Joan Barreda wins the tenth stage of the Dakar, from Cordoba-La Rioja with a special test of 357 km. With this, his fourth stage victory, the rider who hails from Castellon, Spain, becomes the most honoured rider so far in the competition. […]

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Dakar 2013 Cordoba to La Rioja Simon Pavey

Another long day and hot day for the riders features another day of varied and beautiful terrain as the race moves toward the infamous Fiambala stage. Stage Ten of the 2013 Dakar was typical of Argentinean Dakar racing. A mixture of fast, twisty forest tracks, hilltop farm tracks, slippery river crossings and substantial dust made […]

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Dakar 2013 – Simon Pavey Tucuman to Cordoba

The longest stage of the race so far presented the rider with a completely new riding terrain moving away from the typical desert riding. The longest special stage saw the competitors racing almost 500km, in the first of a gruelling few days leading up to the crossing back into Chile. The riders were presented with […]

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Dakar 2013 Rally News Husqvarna

Joan Barreda second and Botturi third in Dakar ninth stage Joan Barreda picked up a precious second place in today’s ninth stage, the longest in the Dakar ’13 covering some 853 km (533 miles) from San Miguel de Tucuman to Cordoba. Barreda set off first this morning and opened the path for the other riders […]

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Simon Pavey – Dakar 2013 Rally Day 8 Cancelled

Stage Eight is cut short but still provides a tough challenge for all the riders as they reach the half way point. Once again Simon sealed another good result on a day that saw the sports elite drop down the days standings due to serious navigation errors and a collection of new riders make their […]

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Dakar 2013 Rest day for the Dakar Rally riders

And on the seventh day even the Dakar shalt rest… San Miguel de  Tucuman in Argentina plays host today to the rest day for all the  participants in the thirty-fifth edition of this fascinating rally. A  muggy, hot day of 30°C (86°F).

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Dakar 2013 – Husqvarna Rallye Team Joan Barreda

Third victory for Barreda and Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain Joan Barreda landed a victory in the second leg of the Marathon  stage, which ran from Cachi to San Miguel de Tucuman. A heavy rainfall  in the night forced the organizers to reprogram a shorter than planned  stage, and cancel the first part of the […]

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Simon Pavey Dakar Rally 2013 – Calama to Salta

Stage seven saw Simon again climb up the rankings on the highest ever stage in a Dakar Rally. The rally crossed the Andes for the first time of the 2013 edition of the Dakar, a stage that always brings about fears with altitude sickness. Coupled with temperatures as low as four degrees the competitors are […]

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Dakar 2013 – Simon Pavey Good Luck

A stroke of good luck hits Team Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK and despite the fast and dangerous nature of the stage Simon claims another solid result. Stage six of the Dakar brought about the start of the truly gruelling stages of this years Dakar. The tiredness has set in with all the competitors and the […]

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Alessandro Botturi still up with the leaders in Dakar Rally sixth stage

Dakar gets tough now with three tricky stages ahead of 13th January’s  rest day at San Miguel de Tucuman. Today saw 454 km (284 miles) of  special test split into two sections. Alessandro Botturi really pushed  his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain hard finishing just behind the  leaders in fifth place. Botturi, however slips down to […]

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Dakar 2013 Chile – Alessandro Botturi fourth in fifth stage of Dakar 2013

The Dakar moved into Chile’s Arica desert for the fifth stage with a  slow and cumbersome 411 km (257 miles) with 136 of special test. It  almost seemed like an enduro race. In fact, it was enduro rider  Alessandro Botturi who showed his true colours bringing the Husqvarna  Rallye Team by Speedbrain a well-earned fourth […]

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DAKAR 2013 – Simon Pavey – today was hard

Stage Five – Arequipa to Arica – 410km The technical stage five provides a good result as the Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK rider fights to put the previous stage behind him.

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Simon Pavey Still in the DAKAR 2013 Rally after day 4

Stage Four – Nazca to Arequipa – 717 Km Bad like strikes again for Team Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK, but Simon puts in a strong ride to salvage the stage. Stage four was the first of the 2013 Dakar’s long stages with competitors racking up 700km of riding on the last stage in Peru. The […]

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