Congratulations, Lewis!

Sunday 2008-11-02

After just missing the title last year, it looked like you were going to just miss it this year, too. The race in Brazil was very thrilling to watch, and in the last few corners of the very last lap were very exiting to watch, especially just getting Glock in the last corner. Nice race, good show. Find somebody to sell the movierights to ;-) . I’m looking forward to seeing you race again next year.

Cheers,
Rolf


Sell Car, Buy Helicopter

Sunday 2008-05-11

I really like my racing car, but it takes up so much time to get everything right and be competative, that I’ve decided to sell it. The plan is to use the money to buy a Helicopter. Yes that’s right. An airborne lownmawer.

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Drachten open for Dragracing in 2008!

Tuesday 2008-03-11

Drachten Dragrace 2008 FlyerAfter a lot of discussions about the tarmac, who has done what and why, and who has to solve which problems and who is to pay for it all, a “…declaration of Intent has been signed by Dragrace club eXplosion and Stichting Vliegveld Drachten, which means for the next five years, dragracing can be held again on the airstrip in Drachten.”

For more info, see the press release at the eXplosion dragracing site. The work on the airstrip has already started, eXplosion posted some of them on their website. Enjoy.


Dakar, 369 days to go…

Saturday 2008-01-05

The organization of the Dakar rally has cancelled the rally because some idiots are planning terrorist attacks. Instead of doing a partial rally, or a couple of stages around Lissabon, the complete rally is cancelled. I really think this is unacceptable for all riders, sponsors and TV stations depending on this rally.

All the time and money people have put into making it to Dakar is wasted. Next year it will be harder to get sponsors for the rally, because the sponsors will not risk investing large amounts of money in a rally which “may or may not” start. All those private riders which loaned money from the bank will have a hard time returning next year.

Although not nearly as bad as for the competitors, this means a lousy start of 2008 for me and a lot of Dakar fans eagerly waiting the start of the rally, which was scheduled tommorow.


Dakar 2008, 4 days to go.

Tuesday 2008-01-01

Only 4 days until the biggest and toughest rally in the world starts in Lisboa. After 2 weeks, on the 20th of Januari, the bikes will finish their trip in Dakar (oh yes, and there will be some cars too, and some uninteresting truckers). The number to keep an eye on (again) this year is bike 041. It’s Miriam Pol, who is planning on finishing high in the bikes classification.

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Houd Drachten open voor Dragracen

Monday 2007-06-04


Waar was Miriam?

Sunday 2007-01-07

In het laatste verslag van de Dakar rally op RTL7 was in de uitslag van de motoren Miriam Pol (warning audio ahead) van de lijst gevallen. Er werd ook geen woord aan gewijd in het verslag. Voor de mensen die bang zijn dat ze uit de race is: Nee dat is ze niet, Miriam staat 97e op dit moment en heeft zo te zien ook een sponsor gevonden in JB Trading als ik de laatste beelden van haar shirt en de banners op de site mag geloven. Geen vraagtekens meer op de motor (en bankrekening).

Uitslagen voor de motorfietsen (de enige echte Dakar helden in mijn ogen) kun je vinden op www.dakar.com/2007/DAK/LIVE/us/200/classement/CGM.html.

Een ander intressant team om te volgen is Tim Coronel en vriendin Gaby Uljee. De ultieme relatietest, je vriendin kaart laten lezen in een woestijn, tijdens een race naar Dakar. Als je InternetExplorer gebruikt, kun je ze volgen op www.coroneldakar.com. Helaas hebben de sitebouwers van dakarsport geen Firefox op hun PC, want ik kan de site hier niet lezen.


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