2011 Argentina Chile DAKAR with 450cc bikes


2011 Dakar ARGENTINA – CHILE, some changes… and all with 450 cc.

We are already there, a few days after the third Dakar in South America starting this coming January 2, with pilots switching brands, new pilots, an extended route, a single 450cc There will be no exceptions will be 450 all up… KTM now has its 450.

This time ASO has made the trip from the hand of David Castera, is preparing to begin on January 2, draw the boundaries Chilean border with Bolivia (east) and Peru (north). The rest day will take place in the last city in northern Chile (Arica), at the gates of the Peruvian border.

Argentina also visit new cities and regions. The further to the northwest of the country, Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán. New cities, new territories and more desert and hard courts that will again test the resilience of men and machines.

All with 450 ………….

In 2011 and shall come into force the obligation, without any exception, to participate in the test with 450 cc bikes. Recall that the ASO last year approved an exception for a select group of pilots could engage with the larger displacement bikes but with a flange that limited power.

Moreover, ASO will limit the benefits of GPS, which only serve to confirm the status of the ‘waypoint’ (mandatory crossing points), giving priority to an essential element in the over thirty year career: the road book.

Jordi Viladoms, the Dakar with Yamaha.

Viladoms has finally found a team that compete in the next edition of the world’s toughest rally, not any team, one of the official, with a consolidated bike with options to everything, and that Yamaha is ready to support three drivers: Portuguese Helder Rodrigues, Spanish and French Jordi Viladoms Olivier Pain. It appears that Yamaha feel bad what Frétigné did ,and are willing to keep on its agenda the Dakar Rally.

BMW-with Frétigné and Verhoeven

KTM, with Despres and Coma

Laia Sanz, will debut in the race with a Honda CRF450X rally and Jordi Arcarons DAKAR will return to this time as a backpacker Trial champion Laia.
Arcarons will ride the bike to run the next edition of the Dakar rally. But his, this time not to win but to make a function always difficult: backpacker.
Jordan is the coach of Laia Sanz and go after her to try to get trial champion finished the Dakar 2011, one of the goals is to win the female category.

Bultaco: objective, Dakar 2011
Ignacio Chivite look on his Bultaco Frontera 370, 1978, becoming the first driver to successfully complete the next edition of the Rally harder and difficult in the world with the Spanish company.

Marc Coma has backpacker
After the loyal squire who has followed in the past five years, Jordi Viladoms, decided to “independence”, Marc Coma has chosen to give him a hand in case of problems …
Joan Pedrero coming to be hes backpacker for the next edition of the Dakar rally

Yamaha makes BMW Frétigné
After 13 years of collaboration with Yamaha, David Frétigné leaves to become the brand new BMW team rider

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