06/05/13 - 12:19
Sardegna Rally Race 2013 structure has assumed in these days its final aspect; reconnaissance for the definitive layout of the road book is now ended. Bike Village’s Rally will embrace almost the entire island with a large path that has been designed considering the desires of the Riders and the suggestions of the tracers. Dario "Willi" Del Vecchio, the "Chief Pathfinder" of Bi...
26/04/13 - 13:48
It doesn´t get closer than this. In one of the most dramatic finishes in rally history, Speedbrain rider Paulo Goncalves misses the win at the Sealine Cross Country Rally by a heartbeat. The Portuguese offroad ace finishes the four-day desert race in Qatar behind Marc Coma and by one of the smallest margins imaginable in this endurance sport.Goncalves and Coma fought tooth and nail at this second ...
25/04/13 - 16:09
The Speedbrain duo of Paulo Goncalves and Quinn Cody ended the third day of the Sealine Cross Country Rally in Qatar in second and fifth place, respectively. Goncalves, who finished behind race leader Marc Coma, was able to consolidate his runner-up position in the overall classification. Cody scored a top five result for the first time in the race and has been further getting his arms around the ...
24/04/13 - 15:20
The second day of the Sealine Rally in Qatar saw a group of five riders reach the finish basically at same time, among them Speedbrain rider Paulo Goncalves.Wednesday´s stage, the longest of the four-day race, offered a distance of 416 kilometres, leading through a field of dunes in the beginning. The layout was then followed by stoney sections and some typical offroad elements. Being able to keep...
24/04/13 - 09:11
The Sealine Qatar Rally opened today with a special stage of 405 kilometres, as this second round of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship got underway.Following an early morning start Paulo Goncalves was able to find a good rhythm right away. The Portuguese offroad ace was gaining ground on his competitors quickly and found himself soon at the head of the field together with arch rival M...
11/04/13 - 14:34
Paulo Goncalves finishes runner-up at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge aboard Speedbrain 450 RallyIn the end the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge was a nail-biter. Paulo Goncalves aboard his Speedbrain 450 Rally bike gave another brilliant performance in today´s closing leg of the prestigious desert race. The Portuguese captured the victory of stage five just ten seconds ahead of his arch rival Marc Coma,...
10/04/13 - 14:00
Paulo Goncalves gave a tactical and fighting performance at the penultimate stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. The Portuguese brought his Speedbrain 450 Rally bike in an ideal position for tomorrow´s final leg of this opening round of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship.The 34-year-old Iberian offroad star began Wednesday´s stage behind Jakub Przygonski. Goncalves rode an error-fr...
09/04/13 - 14:12
The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2013 remains an extreme challenge for men and machine. Following Monday´s brutal stage through the Liwa desert another very tough test awaited the riders today at this opening round of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship. Tuesday in the Qasr al Sarab region saw temperatures rise above 40 degrees celcius, providing more soft sand and tricky navigation as we...
08/04/13 - 15:07
After Sunday´s first leg of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge had to be cancelled due to a sandstorm, the going finally got tough with today´s stage through the heat of the Liwa desert. The participants in this opening round of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship had to deal with deep sand and very soft, almost endless dunes. Joan Barreda and Paulo Goncalves aboard their Speedbrain 450 Ral...
20/01/13 - 12:22
14th Stage: La Serena - SantiagoLink section: 122 km - Special: 346 km – Link section: 158 km – Total: 626km
Desprès and Faria finish ahead of Chaleco Lopez at the end of a Dakar not for the faint heartedThe Dakar is a long, tough race and Chaleco Lopez for one will not say otherwise. In the penultimate Stage, he broke his fourth gear and had to change engines overnight. The Chilean, who had real...