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Baja Deutschland TICKER: SUNDAY´S STAGE IS CANCELLED

Because of the very bad weather situation, the stage was declared as “undriveable” for Cars, Trucks and SSV. After an intense meeting, the rally-organization decided to cancel today´s SS04 for security reasons. So the overall ranking for the Cars, Trucks …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Start Cars/SSV/Trucks postponed to 2:00 pm

Because of massiv rain the start for the Cars, Trucks and SSV was postponed to 2:00 pm. The maximum time will be the same, so the stage will be shortened in the rounds…

Baja Deutschland TICKER: Extra Briefing and News for Cars / SSV / Trucks

At 11:30 race-director Alexander Kovatchev made a special briefing for the results situation for the Cars, SSV and Trucks. Because yesterday´s stage was cancelled earlier than planned, the timekeepers needed to find a fair resolution. They find one – but …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: First bikes finish Baja Deutschland 2017

At 10:30 am the first 8 bikes passed the finish line of the last stage of the Baja Deutschland 2017! At the top again we can see the Austrian Beat Juen, fresh winner of the “Balkan Offroad Rally”, with 02:32:44 …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Short impressions Cars / SSV / Trucks SS03 Part 2

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 07.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland STORY: After SS03 on Saturday – Everyone has a story to tell

“Sometimes it is better to stop, wait and check the situation on the track,”’ says the Dutch Eelco Bekker, citing from his Dakar experience. “Today was like that on the Baja Deutschland, it was a tough day.” Due to the …
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Baja Germany TICKER: The Rally-Sunday will be the Rally-Sunday… almost

After the briefing we can announce: The stage on Sunday will be driven! For the motorcycles and quads, there is a reduction of the track, a mud hole developed today by the rain is taken out and instead of 06:00 …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Rally stopped due to heavy rain and upcoming darkness

Because of the heavy rain, more and more passages of the track are nearly impossible to pass, also the weatherforecast has only bad news for the next hours. Additionally it´s becoming dark now and so the organization decided to stop …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Kurze Impressionen der Autos / SSV / Trucks SS03

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 07.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland TICKER: Difficult to see, Who with Whom … on Saturday

Where are they going? In loops, yes. But seriously, we would like to tell you at this point who is actually leading or fighting for the lead. But missing CP´s, wrong navigation and again the bad weather with heavy rain …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: No comment impressions bikes/quads SS03 2

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 07.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXANDERTASCH

Baja Deutschland STORY: Speed and emotions in the bikes and quads Saturday

“I think I took a few seconds of Beat Juen, but he has several minutes lead,” says today´s eventually stagewinner Janiko Naber from Germany. “Today was a true sprint, it was fast right from the beginning!” Because of some works …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: No comment impressions bikes & quads SS03

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 07.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXANDERTASCH

Baja Deutschland TICKER: Naber and Heyer the fastest in SS03 on Saturday

The first bikes and quads finished their today´s (changed) SS03 and – preliminary without eventually penalties or bonuses – the German biker Janiko Haber with his Husqvarna FE450 is the stagewinner, 36 seconds in front of the Austrian Beat Juen …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Motorcycles and Quads on a high level

The bikes and quad bikes are in the line and constantly turn their rounds – but it is interesting at what level the most riders are driving. In the lead we can see the top 5 with Austria’s Beat Juen …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Good morning from Profen on Rally-Saturday

More sleep please! Normally, today the separate groups “Bikes & Quads” and “SSV, cars, trucks” should drive the large SS03 (the bikes early in the morning, the others from noon), but some works in the open pit (till noon) required …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Most of the SSV/Car/Truck participants finish SS02

At around midnight the most of the SSV, Cars and Trucks competitors finished the stage and are back in the camp, but we also saw some teams who reached the camp on asphalt due to technical problems and eventually some …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Night mass-start SSV, Cars and Trucks SS02

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland TICKER: All SSV, Cars and Trucks are in SS02

At 9:00 pm, the first SSV, cars and trucks were launched in the mass start in the SS02 and in the first longer stage! The mass-start was splitted in four groups, the trucks started in the last group for security …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Convoy start for cars, trucks and SSV SS02

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland TICKER: SSV, cars and trucks in liaison convoy to SS02

With a slight delay, at 08:15 pm the SSV, cars and trucks started in a convoy in the liaison to the start of the SS02. Like the bikes and quads, they start on a wide plateau in the middle of …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Short impressions SS02 Bikes & Quads Friday

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland TICKER: Bikes and quads finish SS02 on Friday

At around 07:00 pm, most bikes and quads finished today’s SS02. The Austrian driver Beat Juen (KTM EXC500) finished the stage as the fastest in 01:18:31 hours. The top 5 were fulfilled closely by the German Janiko Naber (Husqvarna FE450), …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Short impressions SS02 mass-start on Friday

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland TICKER: Austria leads in front of Italy in SS02

After a mass-start (all competitors together in a wide open field), the bikes and quads are driving continuous loops – and round after round we can see who will be the maybe fastest… Actually in the lead there is a …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Bikes and Quads started after Convoy liaison

And today something different: The bikes and quads started in the SS02 at 6:00 pm in which they have to handle approx 80kms. The cars, SSV and trucks will start seperately with a nightstage at 9:00 pm. For both there …
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Baja Deutschland STORY: SS01 / Prologue – “It makes you want to drive more!”

Robert Striebe (MAN KAT) is all smiles when he finishes the first stage of the Baja Deutschland. The former winner loves to be back in the race. “This prolog was just enough to make you want more! It is really …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Short impressions SS01 Prologue Friday

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / ALEXTASCH

Baja Deutschland RESULTS: Preliminary QUADS OVERALL SS01 Friday

01) Schneider, Franz-Josef (D) I Arctic Cat I 00:05:21 02) Weijers, Robert (NL) I Yamaha Quad I 00:06:39 03) Kolosov, Anton (D) I Can Am Renegade I 00:06:46 04) Heyer, Franz (D) I Can Am ATV I 00:07:00 05) Luehring-L., …
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Baja Deutschland RESULTS: Preliminary BIKES OVERALL SS01 Friday

Baja Deutschland RESULTS: Preliminary BIKES OVERALL SS01 Friday 01) Christof, Sascha (D) I AJP PR7 I 00:05:13 02) Pastori, Christian (I) I Honda CRF450RX I 00:05:42 03) Straver, Edwin (NL) I KTM EXC450 I 00:06:47 04) Naber, Janiko (D) I …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Sascha Christof fastest biker in SS01

The German Sascha Christof (AJP PR7) finished the SS01 over 7.68 kilometers as the fastest motorcycle, he needed 00:05:13 minutes for the track. The Top 5 of the fastest bikes are fulfilled by Christian Pastori (Italy, Honda CRF450RX), Edwin Straver …
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Baja Deutschland STARTLISTE online – click here

Startlist: http://rc.geotraq.de/ba2017/lists/SL1.1-ALL.html

Baja Deutschland TICKER: First rally day opened with briefing

At around 9:00 am the Baja Deutschland 2017 was officially opened with the first briefing about today’s route, SS01 and SS02. Race Director Alexander Kovatchev informed the participants about the special features of the 4 stages of the rally (from …
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Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Impressions camp an weather Thursday morning

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / HANSY

Baja Deutschland VIDEO: No comment impressions before the Rally

(CLICK ON HEADLINE) 06.10.2017 | BY: TEAM / MR / HANSY

Baja Deutschland TICKER: Final scrutineering (for today), first briefing

Normally the paperwork and technical scrutineering should be finalized at 7:00 pm, but many participants arrived late or are still on their way to the rally – the thunderstorm in Germany also was responsible for problems on some German highways… …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Storm, Sun, Rain and expensive tents

While the scrutineering is running well and in-time, weather-protected inside the official catering-area, outside the weather is changing every half hour. The wind changes in a heavy storm with strong rain, first tents of participants were destroyed, the teams stabilized …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Pictures and Videos at our Facebook Page

Hi friends, in this year we are publishing some live-galleries and short “no comment” videos at our Facebook Page. For this please visit https://www.facebook.com/BajaDeutschland/ … the site will be updated permanentely and you don´t need to be a member of …
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Baja Deutschland TICKER: Wonderful autumn weather in the open pit Profen

Good morning to Baja Germany 2017! Today, the 10th edition of the Baja begins with the paperwork technical scrutineering in the camp Elstertrebnitz in the open pit “Profen”, settled south of Leipzig. The weather is like a mirror of this …
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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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