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Several stage victories with Cyril Després and Eugenio Amos, 4th place overall for Amos at SWR 2017, 4th place overall for Després at Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018... The Buggy 2WD has long proven itself and no longer needs to be presented in the Cross-Country Rally world.

Except that, recently, its version 2.0 was born, the same Buggy, just as reliable but improved to offer the crew better performance and more comfort.

In short and without going into details, the New 2WD is equipped with:

•BOS shock absorbers new technology 
•Brakes with larger discs and new calipers to optimise braking. 
•Air conditioning for comfort and to allow the crew to keep a better concentration. 
•Improved engine management with MOTEC (Powerbox, PDM, programmable keypad etc.)

Both 2WD Buggies are for hire for the 2018 Morocco Rally in October, the 2019 Dakar in Peru or on the Africa Race 2019.

For further information please contact: 
Eric Mozas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Awesome looks, super durability and crushing performance highlight extreme off-road tire that goes on sale July 1  

 Got grip? Yokohama Tire’s aggressive all-new GEOLANDAR X-MT™ off-road tires does…and then some. The latest addition to Yokohama’s rugged GEOLANDAR® lineup goes on sale in the U.S. July 1 in with an initial size lineup of 10 sizes, from 17-inch to 20-inch rim diameters with outside diameters up to 40 inches.

“For an extreme off-road tire with tenacious grip and killer looks, the GEOLANDAR X-MT also offers outstanding treadwear and on-road handling to provide consumers – from rock-crawlers to truck enthusiasts – with an exceptional balance of performance and value,”

said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.

Niknam said the benefits of the X-MT include:
-- Crushing off-road performance is achieved via the X-MT’s tread blocks, which are optimized to provide extreme off-road traction, superior crawling and self-cleaning capabilities. Plus, the deep tread on the shoulders and sidewalls not only look great but offer excellent sidewall protection and assist in crawling through the toughest terrain.
-- Longer lasting performance is ensured thanks to Yokohama’s new high-density triple polymer compound, which is specially formulated to provide exceptional wear and off-road traction while resisting cuts and chips that can shorten the life of other tires.
-- Exceptional durability to take the punishment of even the most brutal off-road terrain is built into the X-MT by way of Yokohama’s new GEO-SHIELD™ construction, which features a full nylon cover, three-ply construction and extra-thick sidewall protection.
-- Quiet comfort comes from the X-MT’s tread design, which is optimized to reduce pattern noise for a quieter, more comfortable ride.

About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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Lighter and agile, the 2018 Tacita® T-Race Enduro is the ultimate fun machine.


The Italian brand Tacita® launches the 2018 model that thanks to its incredibly agile nature is perfect for the hardest mountains tracks and toughest off-road terrains. Faithful to the Italian design, synonymous of style, this electric motorcycle is also ideal for an every day use in the city, to commute from home to the office or to just stroll around in the evening.

Continuity and innovation 
Strong of four-year presence on the market, the 2018 models have been radically improved: the power train, the controller, the clutch and the batteries are new. The Tacita® T-Race Enduro is lighter and agile. Whereas the chassis, appreciated by motorcyclists from all over Europe since its first edition, remains unchanged.

The new 9 kWh battery pack 

The new Tacita® T-Race maintains the same weight and volume but doubles the range and covers 100 km (3 hours) of off-road tracks.

The new power train 
Developed exclusively for Tacita®, the new power train offers a greater efficiency and driving pleasure. The 2018 version has been improved in all its parts and the final result is great in terms of weigh reduction too: 12 kg less for the 11 and 27 kW engine, 7 kilos less for the 34 kW power unit. 
The balance between power, torque and traction remains one of the strongest point of Tacita® T-Race Enduro. The new engine has a better response to intermediate and high revs to deliver the highest riding pleasure and it offers an even more exciting sound for the rider. The 5-speed transmission with the renewed ratio of the first gear allows you to have always the best output in eco or power mode.

The new controller 
Tacita® T-Race presents a completely new controller and a new hardware.

The new clutch 
The clutch has been further improved and is lighter compared to the previous version.

The new integrated battery charger 

The Tacita® T-Race Enduro 2018 is equipped with an integrated battery charger to be able to fill up on energy from any outlet during trips or in the everyday use. During off-road rides you can take advantage of the lunch break to recharge the batteries from any power plug even for domestic use sockets. 
As in all Tacita® motorcycles there is a reserve function, which allows to ride for other 10 kms at reduced speed to reach the nearest electrical outlet, when the batteries are close to 10% of remaining charge.

Two maps: Eco and Power 
The T-Race Enduro 2018 maintains the eco and power maps of the engine along with the engine brake engaged or disengaged, both selectable while driving. Eco is ideal for maximizing “fuel” efficiency and traction on slippery terrains, while Power is dedicated to brilliant riding. When the engine brake is disengaged, the bike will sail, while - when the engine brake is engaged, the regenerative effect is obtained at the simple release of the throttle, ride by wire, and greater safety even on longer and more demanding descents.

Chassis 

The T-Race Enduro maintains the single-shell frame split in chrome-molybdenum, a guarantee of resistance and flexibility even in the most extreme use. The centralization of the masses, obtained by withdrawing the electric motor positioning by 20 mm, contributes to the excellent handling, even at low speed.

Engine 
Tacita® T-race Enduro is available in the 34 kW version with 85 N m of torque and the 27 kW version with 60 N m. For the holders of a car driving licence it is available also the 11 kW version.

Design 
The lines of the new T-Race were imagined following the logo lightning of Tacita along the path of the upper bodywork of the bike. 
The colours of the new T-Race are red / black and full kevlar / carbon. 
Prices starting from € 14,098 ex works VAT, roadside and local taxes excluded.

For further information www.tacita.it
Team De Rooy takes all truck podium places on Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres

Team De Rooy, using standard Goodyear truck tyres, took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Truck Class of the Rallye OiLibya Maroc.
The Team De Rooy Iveco Powerstar 4x4 of Federico Villagra, Adrian Yacopini and Ricardo Torlaschi not only won the Truck Class but also the overall Open/SSV classification.  Two other Team De Rooy Iveco Powerstar 4x4s took 2nd and 3rd places in the Truck Class, finishing 4th and 6th overall in the Open/SSV classification.
Team De Rooy chose standard Goodyear 375/90R22.5 Offroad ORD truck tyres for the race; ready to take on the extreme challenges of 1,800 kilometers across Morocco on Africa's biggest cross-country rally.

"The Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres were unquestionably a significant factor in our success in this event," said Henk van Leuven, Manager of Team De Rooy.  "We thank Goodyear and their engineers for their work ensuring that we have both the ideal tyres and the best set up for this event; as they have done supporting our previous successes."

The long and successful partnership between Goodyear and Team De Rooy continues.  This follows intense development work with engineers from the Goodyear Innovation Centre Luxembourg ensuring that all trucks have the optimum set-up. 

"We congratulate Team De Rooy on winning the truck class of the Rallye OiLibya Maroc and are very proud that our tyres have helped them achieve not only a further victory but also a clean sweep of the podium," said Benjamin Willot, Marketing Director Commercial EMEA, for Goodyear. 



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