Ivan Ramirez Wins First Career Hare & Hound

Ivan Ramirez 2014 AMA National Hare & Hound Winter Classic

Factory FMF/KTM Team rider Ivan Ramirez took his first career AMA National Hare & Hound victory at the opening round of the series held in the Lucerne Valley desert, a win he credited to his long-time friend and mentor, the late Kurt Caselli. Ramirez was on his A-game from the start of the race. He […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally News

Yamaha Stage 12

Despres Takes Stage Win for Yamaha whilst Pain Goes Third Overall A great performance today by the Yamaha Factory Racing riders saw Cyril Despres take his second special stage victory of the 2014 Dakar Rally. Despres had moved into the lead of the special by the second checkpoint and moved into a neck and neck […]

Off-Road Racing: Five things to Consider before the Flag Drops

Off Road tires

Off-road, rally, and enduro racing are some of the more grueling activities you can put yourself through. They wear on you both mentally and physically, and can put some real abuse to whatever machine (dirt bike, quad, or UTV) is propelling you across the rocks, sand, ruts, switchbacks, and natural terrain jumps. Some people race […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 11

Yamaha Stage 11 #2

Despres Takes Second on Stage 11 of Dakar Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres enjoyed another day battling at the front of the lead group of riders today on stage 11 of the 2014 Dakar Rally. The exhausting ride covered 605km of timed special stage featuring every kind of terrain, from dunes to rios. The five-time […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 10

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Despres and Pain Move Up on Stage Ten Dakar Strong rides by both Cyril Despres and Olivier Pain on stage ten of the 2014 Dakar Rally have seen them move further up the overall standings today. The 631km special stage between Iquique and Antofagasta required all the skill of the Yamaha Factory Racing riders to […]