Baja-Rally-8-28-13ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com announced today that KLIM Technical Riding Gear will present the Inaugural BAJA RALLY this October 3-6 as title sponsor for the highly anticipated event which has drawn the interests of Baja off-road stars Johnny Campbell, Larry Roeseler, Andy Grider and Ricky Johnson. Idaho-based KLIM is the global leader in advanced motorsports apparel for the motorcycle and snowmobile rider and racer.

“Having KLIM as our partner on this groundbreaking event validates our mission to create a unique and unprecedented rider experience while promoting cultural awareness and tourism in BAJA CA”, explained BAJA RALLY director, Scotty Breauxman. “We align perfectly with KLIM’s commitment to building the best riding gear for the ultimate riding experience. This is a very meaningful partnership for the sport of motorcycle rally-sport in North America.”

Buckhannon-Can-Am-Off-Road-4-25-13Valcourt, Québec, April 25, 2013 – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers had a successful weekend of racing at several different off-road events across America. Can-Am 4×4 ATV racers won five morning classes at round four of the 2013 Grand National Cross Country held in Union, S.C. At the fourth round of the World Off-Road Championship Series in Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am X-Team pilot Dillon Zimmerman earned third in the Pro class. Can-Am racers won three classes and earned seven podiums at round three of the Texhoma Quad Racing Association series in Texas. A Can-Am Commander™ team finished second in the QR2 class at round three of the UTV Rally Raid Southern Series in Alabama.

“Can-Am 4×4 machines again dominated the GNCC morning racing by winning a total of five classes and Can-Am Renegade racer Michael Swift taking the final spot on the morning overall podium,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I was pleased to see Can-Am DS 450 Pro Dillon Zimmerman earn his first WORCS Pro Quad podium of 2013.”

Rally-Aicha-des-Gazelles-Stage-2--3-24-13Friday’s Leg Two of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles began with the steady pace brought forth by American Team #136 Beavis/Hamilton.   The team rose in the morning to find themselves holding firmly on to 6th place, thanks to smooth, fast driving and carefully chosen lines leaving them at 5.04km points (ISUZU.)  In front of them, top veterans such as Dakar driver Elisabete Jacinto and teammate Valerie Dot (Team # 160 – VW) at 3.45 km, Jeannette James and teammate Anne-Marie Borg (Team # 161- VW) at 3.55 km points, Carole Montillet and teammate Julie Verdaguer (Team # 187- ISUZU) at 4.43 points, as well as Laura Nigido-Amisse and teammate Valerie Sanfourche (Team # 147 -ISUZU) at 4.50 and Angélique Alvergnas and teammate  Sidonie Dubrule (Team # 162 – VW at 4.64 km.)  American Team #136 Beavis/Hamilton is also in 2nd place in the ISUZU Media Challenge as of early Saturday the 23rd (with Women’s Adventure Magazine as media partner) and 1st place in the 1st time Competitor Challenge. It’s noteworthy that Hamilton has no professional driving experience and this is her first time competing in a rally raid.

Another great day for the French-American Eric Vigouroux Racing Team helps confirm yesterday´s performance of second place at the arrival of the second stage of 311 kilometers, the longest of Morocco´s Rally 2012. The Chevrolet Trophy Truck marks an outstanding time only 27 seconds behind the stage winner Holowczyc in his official X-Raid Mini.

“It´s a great satisfaction to see our efforts rewarded,” Vigouroux said at the finish line. “We had to attack hard and take high risks in order to obtain the second best time of this special stage, because in speed sections, 4×4 are untouchable. We had to give our best at each time the terrain was advantageous to our car and avoid all mistakes to stay in track. This is how we were able to reach and take over Holowczyc´s Mini in the dunes today. We even took the lead for some moments and then, once the terrain became fast again, we had to stay back.”

Lima, Peru, January 24, 2012 — BRP’s Can-Am ATV and side-by-side teams reached their respective class podiums in the 34th edition of the most famous rally in the world, the Dakar Rally.

This year’s edition, noted by some as “the most challenging Dakar thus far,” kicked off in Mar del Plata-Argentina, leading 30 hopeful ATV racers through approximately 9,000 kilometers (5,592 miles) of unparalleled terrains across Argentina, Chile, and finally, Peru. Only 11 teams crossed the coveted finish line, among them BRP racers Daniel Mazzucco, Barry Cruces and Petar Cenkov (Team Rally Raid / Can-Am), who finished first, second and third in the 4×4 Quad category.

“Out of my three Dakar participations, this was without a doubt the toughest,” Argentinean pilot Mazzucco (Team AGO-MD / Can-Am) declared upon receiving his first-place trophy. “The ATV performed extremely well … the Renegades filled the podium on the 4×4, which was a great result! I also must commend my technical support team for providing excellent support and assistance.”