EXCELLENT PROLOGUE DU TEAM AU RALLYE DU MAROC

Communiqué de Presse 3_2018

Peña Campos (#360) gagne le best lap pour Xtreme+ en catégorie T3 tandis que le mexicain Santiago
Creel Garza Rios (#202) conquiert celui parmi les SSV.
Demain 5 octobre, première spéciale de Fès à Erfoud.

© RallyZone – Edoardo Bauer

Fès (Maroc) – Un prologue de 47 km, dont 10 de spéciale, a donné le départ officiel à cette nouvelle édition du Rallye du Maroc organisé par David Castera. Prés de la ville impériale de Fès a eu lieu le premier court circuit hors-route du rallye mettant à l’essai les équipages engagés avec des passages techniques et des sections glissantes.

Dans la catégorie T3.1, le meilleur temps pour l’équipe Xtreme Plus a été remporté par l’espagnol José Luis Peña Campos, piloté par Rafael Tornabell Cordoba: leur équipage a terminé la spéciale en 11 minutes et 3 secondes, plaçant le Polaris RZR 1000 #360 à la 21ème place du général. Avec sa position actuelle de leader dans la Coupe du monde (T3), Peña Campos a immédiatement précisé ses intentions en remportant la 3ème place provisoire de la catégorie. “C’était une SS très technique et exigeant même s’il ne s’agissait que de quelques kilomètres – a commenté Rafael Tornabell Cordoba – A certains endroits, le parcours était également très glissant: on aurait presque eu l’impression de skier mais … sans skis. Bizarre !”.

Excellent résultat également pour le suisse Vincent Gonzalez, avec le français Stephane Duple, à l’arrivée du prologue en 11 minutes et 38 secondes: le Polaris RZR1 1000 #362 a été classé 24e dans l’absolu provisoire. Un peu plus de 12 minutes (12’02”) pour Marco Piana, piloté par Steven Griener, sur la Toyota KDJ120, au Rallye du Maroc pour l’assistance rapide aux équipages Xtreme+.

Les britanniques Graham Knight et David Watson (#363), aux couleurs du team de Gorrevod (France), ont franchi la ligne d’arrivée en 12’23” se classant à la 29e place du général et à la cinquième de la catégorie.

Le meilleur temps absolu pour le Team Xtreme Plus a été remporté par le mexicain Santiago Creel Garza Rios, piloté par le polonais Szymon Gospodarczyk, sur le Polaris RZR 1000 Turbo: l’équipage #202 en catégorie SSV, a clôturé le prologue en 10 minutes et 47 secondes. “Nous sommes heureux d’avoir obtenu ce résultat: le prologue était vraiment très glissant et comportait de fréquents passages serrés – a expliqué le copilote Gospodarczyk – Nous avons essayé de conduire prudemment sans prendre de risque. Demain sera une journée difficile!”.

Vendredi 5 Octobre, première étape du Rallye du Maroc, partant de Fès et arrivant à Erfoud. Pour les SSV, il y aura 489 km (322 de liaison et 99 + 68 de SS), tandis que pour les voitures le kilométrage de la spéciale sera quelque chose de plus: 103 + 91 pour un total de 516 km, dont 322 de liaison.

Bureau de Presse

Team Xtreme Plus

Sonja Vietto Ramus

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+ 39 333.3612248
www.xtremeplus.fr

XTREME PLUS AT RALLYE DU MAROC

Press Release 2_2018

Among the XT+ crews in competition, the Spaniards Peña Campos and Tornabell Cordoba, current leaders of T3 in the World Cup. Team manager Marco Piana, with Steven Griener, on Toyota, will provide fast track assistance.

 

Fès (Morocco) – Day of administrative checks at the Rallye du Maroc 2018 which started today, October 3rd, in the imperial city of Fès, famous for the medina declared Unesco World Heritage Site.

After the tests in Merzouga on the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S (with Eric Abel and Christian Manez in view of the upcoming Dakar), Xtreme Plus Team reached Fès, the starting and finishing point of this edition of the rally-raid by David Castera.

At the starting line, with the XT+ colors and the #360 number, there will be José Luis Peña Campos, sailed by Rafael Tornabell Cordoba – Polaris RZR 1000 – well determined to defend the current leading position (208 points) in the T3 category of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rally. After winning the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the Baja in Hungary and Poland and finishing second in Spain, Qatar, Kazakisthan and Italy, the Spanish driver driving the performing RZR prepared in the French workshops of Gorrevod will challenge the other crews to win the world title.

Always with the colors of XT+, the Swiss Vincent Gonzalez, paired with the French Stephane Duple, will be in the race with the #362 number as well as the British Graham Knight and David Watson (#363), strong for their victory at the Dubai International Baja: both will take to the track at the head of Polaris RZR 1000 in the T3.1 category. For Gonzalez, the Morocco Rally will also be perfect training in anticipation of an increasingly probable participation in the Dakar 2019.

For Xtreme Plus Team will be engaded also the crew of #202 composed by the Mexican Santiago Creel Garza Rios, sailed by the Polish Szymon Gospodarczyk, on the Polaris Turbo (at the start in the SSV category). Finally, Marco Piana, driver and team manager of XT+, will be on board the Toyota Land Cruiser KDJ120 (#365) with the English co-driver Steven Griener.

“We are happy to see a growing number of members among the SSV: it means that the work done by Xtreme Plus in the last 7 years has been positive – explains Marco Piana – and shows that these vehicles can be as fast as they are realible and perfect to participate in long and demanding rallies. We entered the race with the Mexican Garza Rios with a Polaris XT Plus Turbo: in America he races with Pro Trucks and he is very fast. And then in this penultimate stage of the world championship the competition stays on with Peña Campos who will defend his advantage in the ranking helped by Gonzalez and Knight to get the maximum score and consolidate the leadership in T3 “.

On the afternoon of October 4th, the Rallye du Maroc will begin with a prologue of 47 km (including 10 km of SS) near Fès and then continue with 5 stages, including 3 boucles in Erfoud, and end again in Fès on October 9th. For the SSV the kilometers to be faced will be 682 of liason and 1.225 of special (for a total of 1.907 km) while for the members of the cars the total route will be 2.051 km (689 liason and 1.362 SS).

Program:
October 3rd/4th – Technical and administrative checks
October 4th  – Prologue
October 5th – 1 stage Fès-Erfoud
October 6th – 2 stage Erfoud-Erfoud
October 7th  – 3 stage Erfoud-Erfoud
October 8th – 4 stage Erfoud-Erfoud
October 9th – 5 stage Erfoud-Fès

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TEST À MERZOUGA POUR L’ÉQUIPE XTREME PLUS

Press Release 1_2018

The French Eric Abel and Christian Manez (CST official crew – Xtreme Plus) have tested the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S on the Moroccan dunes of Merzouga.

 

 

Merzouga (Morocco) – A few days before the start of the Rallye du Maroc (3-9 October), the penultimate stage of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, Xtreme Plus Team has reached the oasis of Merzouga, in the Moroccan Sahara at the border with Algeria, to carry out the last test at the Polaris RZR in view of the next major motoring events that will see it at the start of Morocco, Baja Portalegre (Portugal) and Dakar.

 

A session of technical tests to verify the performance and reliability of the SSV of the American brand built in the French ateliers of Gorrevod, near Mâcon, by the experts mechanicals of Xtreme Plus. The Factory Team of Marco Piana, driver and team manager, is among the only one ever to be recognized and supported by Polaris USA and Europe for the professionalism and quality in the preparation of the RZR for the Cross Country Rally.

 

The French Eric Abel sailed by co-driver Christian Manez tested the RZR XP Turbo S. Winner of the debutants at the Merzouga Rally 2018, the driver born in Perpignan won the free registration at the next Dakar. “I was really impressed by the power of this Polaris: the engine releases 197 hp that push with determination on the dunes – explains Eric Abel – The preparation of the vehicle is excellent: on dirt roads and tracks crumbled CST tires have been fantastic because they allow to pass from the softer sand to the impervious soil at the same pressure without having to waste precious time in inflation and deflation. The Reiger suspensions are absolutely fun and even on the most demanding tracks give you the opportunity to go fast but in total safety. I’ve never driven such a high performance vehicle and I’m really excited about it. At the last Dakar the Xtreme Plus Polaris Turbo won 6 stages and performed well in all the specials on the sand. This is even better … it’s a real race car. It will be fun!”

 

Test fully exceeded therefore for the RZR Turbo S. “It is a pleasure to have Eric and Christian among the ranks of Xtreme Plus as official CST crew: despite not being a professional, Eric has great experience with rallies and SSV – comments team manager Marco PianaWe are proud that he has chosen us as assistance for the Dakar and we will do our best to reach the final goal. During the 4-day test session on the dunes of Merzouga he acquired great dexterity at the wheel of this Polaris, proving to be very fast “.

 

Merzouga dunes were also perfect testing ground for three of the crews who will be at the start of the Rallye du Maroc in the next few days. The Mexican Santiago Creel Garza Rios, sailed by the Polish Szymon Gospodarczyk, brought the Polaris Turbo (which will be at the start in the SSV category) on the sand of the Moroccan desert to fine-tune the latest improvements to the vehicle and become familiar with it.

 

 

 

Current leaders of T3 in the World Cup with 208 points in the overall ranking, the Spaniards José Luis Peña Campos and Rafael Tornabell Cordoba have joined Xtreme Plus Team during this test before siding with the starting line of the penultimate stage of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in Morocco. Although this year’s winner of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Peña Campos wanted to gain even more experience in the sand guide by testing the performance of the RZR 1000.

 

The British Graham Knight and David Watson joined the pre Rallye du Maroc tests, again on the Polaris RZR 1000 T3. After winning the Dubai International Baja 2018, pilot and co-pilot will be at the start of this new rally-raid signed by David Castera. The Xtreme Plus rally-raid in Morocco will be completed by the Swiss-French crew Vincent Gonzalez and Stephane Duple, also on RZR 1000 (T3). Marco Piana, pilot and team manager of XT +, sailed by the English Steven Griener on Toyota Land Cruiser, will be able to provide fast assistance on the track.

 

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Sonja Vietto Ramus

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Baja Hungeria

VICTORIA IN THE BAJA DE HUNGARY

José Luis Peña and Rafael Tornabell are the leaders of the Cross Country World Championship, in the UTV category. The Spanish pilots got today the triumph in the Hungarian Baja and recover the first position of the World Championship.

Italian Baja News

Peña still leading the World Cup with a 5-point lead.

The race management, after verification, the number 36 ssv yamaha was penalized because suipte to its rupture of motore it was pulled until the arrival by a vehicle which was not in race fia.

The ranking is Peña 2 Graham 3 Gonzalez 4.

Next appointment on July 20th in Spain.

Italian Baja

25th Italian Baja 3 Continents, 23 Nations

Everything is ready for the sixth round of the FIA World Cup –
WORLD CUP CHALLENGE. This year the race is represented by 23 Nations, 52 challengers coming from Europe, Asia and South America.

Our crew

N 32 – Jose Luis Peña Campo / Rafael Tornabel

N 34 – Vincent Gonzalez / Sebastien Delaunay

N 35 – Knight Graham / Watson David.

Rally Kazakhstan

The crew of Patrice Garrouste and Loic Minaudier won the last stage of the race.

 

 

 

Kazakhstan rally 2018

Our crew:
Ravil MAnganov / Kirill Shubin
Jose Luis Peña Campos / Rafael Tornabell
Patrice Garrouste / Loic Minudier

The fifth round of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, which will be in is based in the western city of Aktau, situated on the shores of the Caspian Sea, from May 27-June 2, 2018.

The route will be divided into six selective sections and around 1,900km of competition in a route of circa 2,500km. Stage one (280.35km) heads south from Aktau City to the Kenderly Caspian Sea Resort in Kenderly, a tourist destination located around 210km south-east of Aktau.

Second stage day (414.12km) loops through the deserts to the east around the town of Senek, before the third leg (327.47km) heads deeper into the area east of Kenderly. Stage four (398.57km) skirts around the nearby oil city of Zhanaozen and returns to Aktau City.

The final two stages (298.04km and 148.52km) head out of Aktau City to the north, with the final stage passing along the shoreline of the Caspian Sea

 
Plus d’informations dans: rallykazakhstan.com

 

News

The relation between Xtremeplus and CST, that started with good success on Silkway 2017 and Dakar 2018, has been reconfirmed by both company.

It will know the strongest relationship between CST Tires and Xtremeplus Racing Team, for 3 years long.

The collaboration will see a total Polaris SXS racing on main event under the colors CST, Silkway 2018 and Dakar 2019 will be the start.

Xtremeplus is very proud to have CST Tires as supplier,
further more because we use the Wolf RC we get very good result.

The tires are strong and fast.
We really look forward to the ambassadors of CST Tires in the rally raid World.

Marco Piana
Team Manager
Xtremeplus Polaris Factory