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Hammerdown to Havasu

Join Casey Currie as he takes on Lake Havasu in his one of a kind 850 horsepower four wheel drive Trophy Jeep. Follow all the action through the wild west of Oatman ghost town, Route 66, iconic river destinations, desolate junkyards, and trailer filled RV Parks, as he hammers his way down the Colorado River in #HammerdownToHavasu.

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EMC Baja : Surprise Winner at Round One

The new season kicked off yesterday (Friday, 21st September) with the inaugural round of the Emirates Motorsports Club Baja Series. The action took place in the rolling dunes of the Al Batayeh region of Sharjah, comprised of two loops of 40 waypoints and covering a total of 90km. Riders only had the use of GPS to navigate the course and validate ...

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EMC Baja : New series launches into action

The inaugural round of the newly formed Emirates Motorsport Club Baja Series kicks off this weekend with the Sharjah Baja Rally taking place on Friday 21st September. The race will take place in the dunes of the Al Batayeh and Suyadan area of Sharjah, with motorcycles, quads, cars and UTV’s all taking part as the action starts at 8:00am. The ...

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Balooshi wins 2018 FIM Cross-Country Bajas World Cup

Emirati Mohammed Balooshi has claimed the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Bajas World Cup title this past weekend in Hungary. After heavy rain fell in the Veszprém area on Friday night that flooded many of the tracks, Saturday’s two special stages were shortened. Neither the changes to the terrain nor the length of the stages prevented Stefan Svitko (KTM) from leading the third ...

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Emirates Motorsport Club Baja Series Announced

The Emirates Motorsport Club is proud to announce the introduction of a new Off Road Series of events which is titled “The Emirates Motorsport Club Baja Series” In the interest of motorsport development within the UAE, we at EMC have decided to introduce a new Baja Series for both Auto and Moto categories of vehicles. The introductory Baja Series will ...

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Baja Aragón : Michael Metge wins

Michael Metge wins Baja Aragón in motorcycles; Dani Vilà triumphant in the quads   Baja Aragón, the second round of the FIM Cross-Country Bajas World Cup, ended with Michael Metge (Sherco) winning a very close race by a narrow margin from Joan Pedrosa (KTM) and Adrien Metge (Sherco). From the opening super special stage, Michael Metge and Joan Pedrero were ...

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Baja : EDC – Changes

The Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) are proud to announce that the new Emirates Desert Championship (EDC) season will be starting in 2019 and will now be aligned with the calendar year ( January – December) The provisional dates for the first two rounds of the championship will be held on the below dates: Round 1 : January 25th  2019 Round ...

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Emirates Desert Championship : Final round showdown

It’s all up for grabs heading into the final round of the UAE’s premier desert series, The Emirates Desert Championship. On the eve of tomorrow’s finale, to be held in Al Faqah, there are still five riders with a mathematical chance of claiming the title. However, there is another rider that will likely throw a spanner in the works and ...

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EDC : Round 1 – Moto Masterclass by Maré

The 2017/18 season of the Emirates Desert Championship got underway yesterday in the desert region of Al Faqaa. Well known as the fastest course of the season, riders and drivers were thrown in head first, as this years’ loop proved to be quicker than ever, with some riders registering speeds of 154km/h on certain sections. Crossing the line first aboard ...

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Emirates Desert Championship : Preview

The long summer wait is almost over, as the fifth installment of the UAE’s National Baja series kicks off this weekend with the opening round of the 2017/18 season. The Emirates Desert Championship has built up a large following over the years and is set to be bigger and better this season. Founded by the Automobile & Touring Club of ...

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Emirates Desert Championship 2017/18 Calendar

Dates for the 5th season of the Emirates Desert Championship, the UAE’s National Baja Series, organised by the EMSF  with the support of ATCUAE have been finalised for the 2017/18 series. Round 1 – Friday 6th October 2017  Round 2 – Friday 3rd November 2017 Round 3 – Friday 8th December 2017 Round 4 – Friday 26th January 2018 Round ...

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Gulf Challenge

GROUND-BREAKING NEW GULF CHALLENGE OFFERS GOLDEN FUTURE FOR OFF-ROAD MOTORSPORT IN GULF REGION   Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates, has announced details of the new 2017 Gulf Challenge, initially a five-round off-road rally series that promises a golden future for rallying in the Gulf region. The announcement was made at ...

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Interview: Mohammed Balooshi

Multiple time Arab National Champion, RedBull athlete, Cross Country Rally rider and now the winner of the Emirates Desert Championship MOTO category. XMotionMag sits down with Mohammed Balooshi to chat about his career, his recent championship win and what the future holds for the likeable Emirati. XM: First off, congratulations on being crowned the Emirates Desert Championship Moto Overall champion. ...

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Interview: Sam Sunderland

2017 Dakar Winner, runner up in the 2015 and 2016 FIM Cross Country World Championship, multiple time rally winner…. Sam Sunderland has had two very solid and consistent years in the Cross Country Rally World Championship series aboard his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machine, consistently fighting for rally wins and podiums, capping it all off with his historic win ...

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Emirates Desert Championship Round 5

In less than ideal conditions amid a raging sandstorm, Emirati Mohammad Balooshi finally achieved his goal of winning the Overall Moto title of the Emirates Desert Championship in a nail biting finish at the series finale. After finishing runner up in the previous two years, Balooshi was determined to claim the top step of the podium. He came good when ...

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Emirates Desert Championship Round 4

Defending champion Ross Runnalls took home his first victory of the year, winning the MOTO overall and the 450 class overall with a flawless ride at the penultimate round of the 2016/17 Emirates Desert Championship season. In what was an extremely tough day, with high winds, low temperatures and a layout that got incredibly rough and rutted, the KTM_UAE rider ...

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Emirates Desert Championship Round 3

The UAE’s National Baja Championship returned on Friday 20th of January after a long mid season break and with fierce competition across numerous classes, it seems the break had everyone fired up and ready to battle it out for top honours and start a strong run towards the end of the season. South African Josh Brodalka won his second Emirates ...

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Emirates Desert Championship Round 2

Round 2 of the UAE’s National Baja Series took placed this past Friday in the Margham desert region of Dubai. Thankfully the weather was a lot kinder to the competitors than at the opening round and we had another great days racing with some unexpected drama along the way. The winner of the opening round in the moto category, Sam ...

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Emirates Desert Championship Round 1

The opening round of the 2016/17 season of the Emirates Desert Championship took place in the Lisaili region of Dubai this past Friday. There was an impressive turnout of over 100 entries across the MOTO, AUTO and BUGGY classes for the UAE’s National Baja Series. The heat and humidity would play a major role in the days proceedings, with the ...

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