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Off- Road Driving

May 7th, 2015

Off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks, and other natural terrain.

Some examples of recreational off-roading include the following:

Dune bashing

Dune bashing is a form of off-roading on sand dunes. A Large sport utility vehicle such as the Toyota Land Cruiser is an example of vehicle used (however, light weight vehicles often fare better in the extremely soft sand found on sand dunes). Vehicles driven on dunes may be equipped with a roll cage in case of an overturn; Similar to auto-racing, experience and skill is required to maneuver the car and prevent accidents.

Cross-country

Unlike stationary dune bashing that tends to revolve around a single star dune or one obstacle, cross-country off-roading is an activity that lasts several days on routes with desert or other terrains. Routes in Africa generally have obstacles in largely uninhabited and uncharted terrain. These circuit routes are over 50 km and usually around 300 km long

Mudding

Mudding is off-roading through an area of wet mud or clay.[1] The goal is to drive through as far as possible without becoming stuck. There are many types of tires that are recommended for this activity. Some tires are balloon tires, mud-terrain tires and paddle tires.

Rock Crawling

Rock crawling is a category of off-roading. Vehicles used for rock crawling are usually modified with different tires, suspension components that allow greater axle articulation, and changes in the differential gear ratio in order to obtain characteristics suitable for low speed operation for traversing obstacles.

Rock Racing

Rock Racing is very similar to rock crawling in the fact that the vehicles are driven over rocks, the difference is that there are no penalties for hitting cones, backing up or winching as is done in rock crawling. Rock racing also involves a degree of high-speed racing not seen in typical rock crawling.

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World Rally Championship

April 20th, 2015

Mattias Ekström’s EKS team are back for another attack on the World Rallycross Championship – and this year the Swedish squad mean business.

Team owner Ekström will take the wheel of the team’s Audi S1 at selected rounds, depending on his DTM commitments, while 22-year-old Anton Marklund moves over from his Marklund Motorsport family team, and will be the first driver in the EKS’s short history to compete at every round in a season.

Watch Mattias Ekström entertaining/scaring the bejesus out of his guests at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden in the video below.

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Six Nations Championship!

March 18th, 2015

The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

The Six Nations is the successor to the Five Nations Championship (1910–31 and 1947–99) which in turn succeeded the Home Nations Championship (1883–1909 and 1932–39). The Home Nations Championship, played between teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, was the first international rugby union tournament. The winners of the Six Nations Championship are sometimes unofficially referred to in the media as the European Champions or Northern Hemisphere Champions. Ireland are the 2014 champions, having finished on equal points with England but winning the trophy by virtue of achieving a higher points tally over the five games.

England and Wales are the joint record holders for outright wins of the Home Nations, Five Nations and Six Nations tournaments, with 26 titles each, although Wales add to that record with 12 shared victories to England’s 10. Since the Six Nations era started in 2000, only Italy and Scotland have failed to win the Six Nations title, although Scotland were the last outright winners of the Five Nations.

This year has been a nail biting year for rugby! with the finals in site who will win the Six Nations 2015?

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