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Old 07-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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BMW at the DAKAR

2 teams on 450s of course....
Xraid - Speedbrain joint venture I heard :


Fretigne (France) - Verhoeven (Holland)

Villadoms (Spain)- Ze Helio (Brasil)
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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So who will be taking over at Yamaha France, if Fretigine is leaving or are they not fielding a team this year?
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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So who will be taking over at Yamaha France, if Fretigine is leaving or are they not fielding a team this year?
There is this thread going now, but it didn't mention signing Velayos in lieu or Fretigne. Would be odd to see Fretigne on something else, but hopefully it signals a more dedicated effort from another factory.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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There is this thread going now, but it didn't mention signing Velayos in lieu or Fretigne. Would be odd to see Fretigne on something else, but hopefully it signals a more dedicated effort from another factory.
Whenever BMW has played, they have played to win. It is long past time they competed with factory teams.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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2 teams on 450s of course....
Xraid - Speedbrain joint venture I heard :


Fretigne (France) - Verhoeven (Holland)

Villadoms (Spain)- Ze Helio (Brasil)
great news for Ze to be on a top level factory bike

with these 4 riders there will be lots of BMW showing in the top 10 each day
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #6
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The more factory teams the better. Better for the riders, better for the viewers (me) and better for the sport as a whole :)
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:22 PM   #7
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São Paulo ( SP) - José Hélio met all their goals in Southeast Route , held this weekend in the city of Botucatu ( SP). The pilot adopted the premiere of his new motorcycle, a BMW G450X , with which it will seek hexacampeonato Sertões International Rally in August. Break , he still won consistent results : won the second stage of the Paulista Championship Rally Baja, held on Saturday , and was deputy in the second stage of the Brazilian Championship Rally Cross-Country on Sunday. Thus , José Hélio won the overall victory in the South East Route and continues to lead the Brazilian ranking rally .

The proof with bumps and arrows had 112 km and was the pilot's first contact with the new motorcycle. However , please note that José Hélio competed in the weekend with a BMW G450X totally original. The motorcycle that he will use in the Hinterlands is being prepared by Brain Speed (Division off-road -works ) in Germany.

The original bike , for example , comes with gas tank with a capacity of eight liters . In the motorcycle rally , the tank is adapted to be free of 30 liters . "I ran with the bike the way it leaves the dealership and needed only 50 km of the initial test to feel at home. Supply during the races , unlike the other top drivers , but it was not a problem. Each device has its own characteristics, and soon realized the quality of the bike in all components , with emphasis on suspension , brakes and engine, which is quite strong , "he said .

Already the stage of the Brazilian Rally Cross Country has 114 km of special sections ( timed) and who got the better Deni was born . José Hélio was lost in the final but left the trail satisfied. "The Southeast route were very good, well marked. The organizers thought enough on the safety of pilots , so that nobody ran risks on the eve of the Rally of the Rally. Thus, it was an extremely enjoyable race , "concluded the driver, anticipating that plans to conduct further experiments on the motorcycle , and intensify physical training in the Company Athletica aimed at Rally.

José Hélio is sponsored by Brain Speed - BMW Motorcycle Tour and Brazil , co -sponsored by INPA and Anhanguera Educational and support of ASW , Pirelli and Company Athlete.

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Old 07-05-2010, 09:02 PM   #8
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Is this gonna be a BMW or the new Husky/Beemer hybrid?!
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Is this gonna be a BMW or the new Husky/Beemer hybrid?!
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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Whenever BMW has played, they have played to win.
Huhhh, is there any other way?
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:32 PM   #11
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Huhhh, is there any other way?
Yeah, they play hit and run. They are like the stone crab of A-level rallye.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:41 AM   #12
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BMW factory team has only ever come to play hard ball. The racing division doesnt play look-see.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:59 AM   #13
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2 teams on 450s of course....
Xraid - Speedbrain joint venture I heard :


Fretigne (France) - Verhoeven (Holland)

Villadoms (Spain)- Ze Helio (Brasil)

BMW 450 on Dakar 2011 ???

Strange, because BMW stop the productuion from the BMW GX 450 this month.

But who understands the marketing strategy from BMW ?

May be it could be the new Husky 450 ???
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:26 AM   #14
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Word is Verhoeven tested a Speedbrain G450X with an oilcooler and a 6 speed gearbox in Marokko last month.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:02 AM   #15
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So sad that Frétigné left Yamaha
Still looking forward to some awesome results from BMW!
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