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Results BAJA 2016

Results BAJA 2016
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Driving on the Limit

Rick Aarts finishes right after Frank Stensky today, after a long and hard battle for the podium. Matthias Behringer was the first truckdriver to arrive, with the young Tom Heuer in Tatra on his tail.
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A hot afternoon in the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

With minutes and seconds of difference between the fastest teams it promises to be a hot afternoon in the Baja Deutschland.
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Do you dare to do BAJA?

With speeds well over 150 km/h the motorbikes are fyling over the stage today, deciding who has the biggest heart and the best control over the bike on the fast and dry stage this morning.
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First results of Leg 1 for all classes! These results are preliminary.

First results of Leg 1 for all classes! These results are preliminary.
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Bikes: van Pelt opens the Stage

Young and wild, Robert van Pelt is known throughout the motorbike scene for his speed and driving. He opens the stage today with 12 minutes lead on Alexander Buechl…
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Panda 4×4 BAJA-Style

What happens when you take an old Fiat Panda 4×4, add two motorsport maniacs, some go fast parts and enough time and elbow grease?
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Dutch battle at the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

A small group of cars with Rick Aarts, Ronald Schoolderman, Bert van Es and Frank Stensky spent their afternoon chasing each other on the endless tracks through the mine.
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Cars and Trucks are go!

3.. 2.. 1.. Start! Roaring engines, gripping tires – the startline explodes as the first vehicles are off the line for the first stage for SSV, Car and Trucks in the Baja Deutschland 2016…
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Robert van Pelt first at the finishline!

The young Dutchman Robert van Pelt was the first bike at the finishline today on the stage, confident about his riding…
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Find your way in the vast and open landscape

Riding towards the morninglight is a magical thing. Where to go, which route to take? Alone on the bike, riding towards the finish of the first stage Baja Deutschland 2016.
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BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2016 has started

The sound of single cylinder engines in the darkness on this cold October morning, the lights flashing and the smell of the mud on the exhaust
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First drivers briefing

Let’s start with Baja Deutschland 2016! First drivers briefing.
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Results 2015

Quads 01) Nikke Harkjaelig (DK) 02) Alexander Tasch (D) 03) Jens Metzner (D) All Results » Bikes 180 kg 01) Gerd Kropf (D) 02) Michael Craiss (D) 03) Stefan Enzl (D) All Results » Side-by-Side 01) Juergen Schumann (D) 02) …
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Reach the end!

The famous Mitsubishi PX-33 with Henri Joosten en Eric van Beelen has just reached the finishline, a novelty for this team. ‘We managed to finish! Everything vibrates on the car, I think we have a lot of work but we managed to reach the end within the stage time!’
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Trucks finish: “What a race!”

Fast and faster: Daniel Guenther is the first truck to finish the Baja Deutschland 2015. ‘Are you sure there are no other trucks yet?’ he says at the finishline, humble and surprised with his result.
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First cars at the finish!

Last years winners’ do it again! Ronald Schoolderman and Marcel Blankestijn finish as first car in the Baja Deutschland 2015, followed at 12 minutes by their team members Eelco Bekker and Sijbrand Booij, who are preparing for their Dakar participation in january next year.
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Last Lap for the Cars!

Ronald Schoolderman and Marcel Blankestijn don’t hesitate as they drive past the finish for the last time today: they are the first car on the stage, followed by their teammembers Eelco Bekker and Sijbrand Booij.
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Adventure for the Belgian Rookies

‘My first day ever at race didn’t go as planned, but I loved it!’ Kelly Berkmans and Tom Geuens had an adventurous first stage in the Mercedes G, arriving in the camp at night after two laps on the track.
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Svoboda vs Suptitz

Venda Svoboda wants to win, flying with his Tatra right from the beginning. With Tom Heuer out of the race the battle is between him and Tilo Süptitz in the KAMAZ, with Silvio Menz in MAN KAT behind them.
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Flying Unimogs in the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

You cannot miss the hissing sound of the turbo as Daniel Guenther in his Unimog arrives on the track. He put Venda Svoboda in the fast Tatra on a lap yesterday and approaches the first three cars in the overall ranking.
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The last start of the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2015

Roaring engines at the startline of the Baja Deutschland, roaring in the Dutch language as the first car leave. It’s the Dutch who dominate this years’ edition of the Baja Deutschland: Ronald Schoolderman, Sietse Ronner and Eelco Bekker are racing for the win, and after the first round it’s Ronald and Eelco chasing each other on the fast stage, with Ronner losing time with a broken exhaust.
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One Round less for SSV, Car and Trucks

This afternoon the competitors will make 5 laps on the stage instead of 6 as was planned.
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High Speed Racing in BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

“This was an excellent fast stage!” says Ingo Zahn, finishing as third bike, after Matthias Kurz (1) and Marc Kuehne (2). Almost 30 minutes faster than on saturday, today’s stage has long and winding gravel roads, lots of grip and almost no dust.
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Alexander Tasch is out

“I ruined one of my tires on the track this morning,” says Alexander Tasch, who is now out of the race for the podium in the quad category.
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Small, smaller, smallest!

Downsizing is big in offroad motorsport, as many bikers opt for a smaller and lighter endurobike. Now it begins to trickle down in the quad category as well.
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Bikes and Quads are on the stage!

The second day of the Baja Deutschland has started! Frank Mödl has a strong lead after yesterdays’ stage, 12 minutes ahead of Juergen Thiem. It will be a battle for the minutes today as we have a large group of bikers who are close to the top and ready to take over when someone makes a mistake.
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Results BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2015 Day 1

Bikes, Quads, PKW, Side-by-Side and LKW
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Indian summer for the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

Was the Baja Deutschland ever this beautiful to drive? Rally Raid is about competition, speed and navigation but also about driving excellent tracks in a a beautiful landscape and today this was the Baja Deutschland!
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Waiting for godot …

Slowly the deadline for the finish of the Baja Deutschland is approaching.. at the turning point for the last lap we see many tired drivers and confused navigators, who are unsure to stay at the finish or go for the last lap.
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Dust in october

In der warmen Herbstsonne trocknet die Strecke sehr schnell ab und wir sind glücklich bei der BAJA DEUTSCHLAND wieder Staub zu sehen.
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Oldest Competitor in the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

If you are 78 years old, what would you like to do? To race the Baja Deutschland! “This morning I rode two laps on the bike, in the darkness.
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Cars and trucks are go!

At 13:00h the second part of todays stage started, with the side by sides, cars and trucks who are now on the stage and will drive the beautiful track in the area near Profen.
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Fair play with the Quads

“I came around a corner and Nikke Harkjaelig had crashed, he was upside down with his quad,” says Alexander Tasch, who jumped to help his fellow competitor.
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Frank Modl fastest bike

If you want to finish first, you first have to finish: Frank Modl tried to crash himself out of the ranking, but he managed to secure his first place as Beat Juen who arrived ahead of him is missing several checkpoints.
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Here comes the sun

As the sun comes up over the beautiful area near Profen shows itself to the bikers and quads, showing off with autumn colors in the forest and the gray and dark black of the deep canyons.
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Good Morning BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2015!

“It is really cold but I cannot feel better!” Stefan Junge smiles at the start of the Baja Deutschland, little before 6 o’clock on a gravel road near Profen. Leaving the camp in the dark, starting early morning with only the light of the bikes and quads creates a special feeling.
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Ready to Rock and Roll!

“Welcome to the Baja Deutschland!” says Alexander Kovatchev at the briefing, “Thank you for coming and now let’s Rock and Roll!” Looking forward to a great weekend and an excellent competition the teams have gathered in the big tent for the final preparation, before the start of the race tomorrow morning.
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BMW GS: There is no substitute for cubic inches

“It is a big bike, so I have to ride accordingly,” says Mirko Strauch who brought a “big bike” to the Baja Deutschland.
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Last minute truck racing in the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND

There are many last minute entries in the truck class, making the battle in the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND even more interesting.
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From Dakar-mechanic to competitor

The largest newspaper in Limburg reports on one of the Belgian crews here in the Baja Deutschland, who are racing as first timers in this event. Tom Geuens and Kelly Berkmans race with their Mercedes G-Wagon, they have no experience …
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BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2015 is on!

As the sun warms the soft soil in the mine the camp fills with people: the teams are gearing up for the biggest offroad race in Europe with 200 competitors on the bike, quad, side-by-side, car and trucks.
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Results

Motorrad 180 kg 01) Gerd Kropf 02) Christoph Spachmueller 03) Thorsten Kaiser Quad 01) Groneschild, Peter 02) Andrzej Pieron 03) Geraards Maurice Side-by-Side 01) Roger Grabitz 02) Rebecca Wentner 03) Holger Strien PKW 2,0l 01) Ronald Schoolderman 02) Rick Aarts …
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The sun is going down, the party is starting

Actually at 22:00 CET the organization started with the official prize giving ceremony… Stay tuned, we keep you informed!
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Waiting for the prize-giving ceremony

The timekeepers are working hard and we are waiting for the prize-giving ceremony, which will take place at 22:00 CET.
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Shortly before the final

Since 17:45 CET the first participants of the cars, trucks and side-by-side finished the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2014!
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The rally some hours before the end

A dusty day: At 16:30 CET the cars, side-by-side and trucks are actually in the race, they are allowed to drive until 19:00 CET.
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Also the cars, side-by-side and trucks have finished …

… their first stage on Friday, and the most of them are back in the camp. Let´s have a view in the trucks category: Who was today´s fastest?
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“Mud-wars” in the course

The first cars and trucks arrived back in the camp – but they didn´t finish the SS01 on Friday regulary.
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Guenther with new Mog

On nearly every amateur-rally in which trucks are allowed, the German Daniel Guenther is driving in front with his powerful long-station 7,5 tons Mercedes Unimog.
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Cars, trucks and SSV started in the race

As planned, at 13:00 CET the first cars, trucks and side-by-side started in the first rallyday of the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND 2014.
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What the hell…

this could be a real family duel in the trucks: Tilo Sueptitz, owner of a logistics company from Eastern Germany, is starting again with a former Factory-Kamaz from Russia. But not only that: His 19-year old son Tilo junior is …
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Bikes and Quads finished the first rallyday!

At least the most bike- and quad-participants finished the first rallyday after driving six hours in the round-course, the most reached more or less 4 rounds.
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At 10:45 CET the first bikes are back in the Camp

Did they really finish? No, we see some participants which retired and went out of the stage – because of the heavy mud in some passages of the track…
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A very special “flying Dutchman”

In the bikes with the no. 51 we have a special competitor – Anfred Van Gelder from Holland. For Van Gelder, a classical rallystory is contrary:…
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Good morning from the first race-day of the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND in the south of Leipzig!

At 6:00 CET the first bikes and quads started in “their” first 6 hours racing.
The good news: The summer is back again! The sun is shining and even from 8:00 CET in the morning the temeperature becomes warmer and warmer.
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After the briefing we have some news

Especially changes in the timing and roadbook. Due to the heavy rain in the last days, some parts in the stage are damaged and its not possible to pass them.
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The rally before the first briefing

The technical scrutineering is nearly finished and actually the participants are preparing themselves and their equipment – and are waiting for the first briefing, which should be held at 21:00 today evening.
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The second rallyday is going on

Actually many participants are still at the technical scrutineering in the city of Hohenmoelsen. Actually the weather becomes a little better, good to say that we have no rain, but it´s incredible cold. In Hohenmoelsen the thermometer displayed 8 degrees!

Good morning from southern Leipzig!

Good morning from southern Leipzig! Today the competitors have to manage the technical scrutineering and paperworks.
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The new showers are here!

Warm and sufficient showers promises a new, specially built “shower-Truck”, which will have its debut on the BAJA DEUTSCHLAND.
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More and more teams are arriving in the paddock

Rain and cool temperatures – the actual weather isn´t welcoming the first participants friendly in the drivers´ camp in the big coal-mine near Profen in Germany.
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