March 8 to march 10
Total stage km 550
100 % dunes

Graham Knigth driver / David Watson Codriver

After few years riding motorbike they are talking à new challange: going to Dakar 2019 with SXS.

In order to achive their goal they will start racing the Dubai Baja , then Hellas Rallye , Merzouga Rallye and eventualy Morocco in october.

The main reason of choosing Baja Dubai is because after a week of training in Merzouga dunes with all the Xtremeplus Staff, Garry and David felt in love with crossing dune

Claude Fournier / Szymon Gospodarczyk

The 2017 world champ T3 Claude ( better know as Papi ), will pass from the freezing temperature of Baja Russia Northern Forest ( where he get a very good 2nd place in T3 ), to the hotest temperaure of Dubai.

He will be codrive by Szymon , both are getting used after Dakar and Northern forest Baja

The goal is to get good result and defend his 2017 title.

Khalid El Mohannadi / Sebastién Delaunay

Khalid is a fast driver that use to race in Qatar and also international races, for his first race with xtremeplus he put all the chance on his side and took well known codriver Sebastien Delaunay.

All Xtremeplus Polaris will Run with the CST Tires Lobo Rc , and with Motul lubricants

“Russia – Northern Forest 2018”, the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies round, is held in the Republic of Karelia on 16-18 February 2018.

Final results:

Victory in the T3 category for the Russian duo Dmitry PONOMARENKO and Kirill Shubin and 9th in the General.

The 2017 world T3 champion Claude Fournier ( bette know as Papy ) and Szymon Gospodarczyk in their first participation in the snow, they reached the second place in the category t3 and 10 in general.

Xtreme Plus team greets Fournier Claude Pilote and Herve Lavergne who have won the FIA World Rally Raid – T3

And for the 5th time, Xtreme Plus is world champion FIA Rally Raid

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BAJA ARAGON:
Vicent Vincent Gonzalez and Benjamin Benjo El Blanco Rosso finish second and third respectively.
Benjamin and Loic Minaudier on Sunday won the last special stage of the category.
Congratulations to the team Blanco&Rosso!Podio Vicent

After 15 days of running, to travel more than 10.000 km of racing that was varied and demanding for both man and machine, the Team of Xtreme Plus arrived at Xi an!
The drivers won the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the category.
Mao Rujin and Rafa Tornabel – 2nd place in the category T3 and 17th of the general classification
WANG Fujiang and Li Wei 3rd in the category and 20th overall
Cinotto Pietro and Fulvio Zini 4th place in the category and 22 in the general category. (Clarifying that since Pietro assumed the position of his father won all the special tests, but unfortunately for the time lost in Russia did not let him reach the podium)
Congratulations to all these brave pilots!

Podio de la Silk Way para nuestros pilotos!
Despues de 15 dias de carrera, de recorrer mas de 10.000 exigentes kilomentros de carrera, el Team de Xtreme Plus llego a Xi an!
Los pilotos ganaron el 2do, 3ro y 4to puesto de la categoria.
Mao Rujin y Rafa Tornabel – 2do puesto en la categoria T3 y 17vo de la clasificacion general
WANG Fujiang y Li Wei 3ro en la categoria y 20vo en la general
Cinotto Pietro y Fulvio Zini 4to puesto en la categoria y 22 en la general. (Aclarando que desde que Pietro asumio el puesto de su papá gano todas las pruebas especiales, pero lamentablemente por el tiempo perdido en Rusia no le dejo alcanzar el podio)
Felicitaciones a todos estos valientes pilotos!

The Xtreme Plus team spends the rest day in Urumqi.
After the first 8 stages contested, it has completed the first week of the 2017 Silk Way.

It’s a shame that Pietro started the race on the 4th day because he did not have the visa in Russia, he could not start before. But it is noteworthy that since the start of the race wins all special stages in the T3 category.

Mao and Fujiang, arrived exhausted the day of rest in their country. Mao after overturning the razor two stages ago, yesterday invests a tree, breaking the direction.

Today our mechanics have worked hard and repaired the car to Mao continue with the second week of the race.

We think that from tomorrow our luck will change since they start the stages in the sand, which allows the pilots to take full advantage of the performance of the cars.

 

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Yesterday, was started the 7th edition of the Silk Way Rally.
The first stage of the rally will take the competitors towards Tcheboksary.
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Our team and the drivers are already in Moscow!
Today, technical and administrative checks in the Loujniki Olympic Stadium.
It’s all ready to start the race!
The race will start on July 8 from Moscow to Tcheboksary, after the solemn start ceremony on Red Square the participants will take off towards scenic twisting roads, rush through boundless Russian fields, where only the best navigators will be able to found the right direction in high grass.

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Notre duo ont terminé cette course en 12ième position général et premier dans la class T3!

 

D’hommage pour le problème au pneu eu à la 2ième étape que avait fait perdre beaucoup de temps pour arriver enfin hors de temps. En tous cas on a traversé des paysages magnifique en courant vraiment un beau rally avec une organisation parfait et un podium sur les rives de la Mer Caspienne.

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