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Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 11

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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 […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 9

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Despres Moves Up the Standings After Stage Nine Dakar Following from yesterday’s maiden stage win on a Yamaha, Cyril Despres was the first rider to open the piste today for the ninth stage of the 2014 Dakar Rally. The defending champion was again on the pace with his Yamaha YZ450F machine, staying within five minutes […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 8

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Despres Scores Maiden Dakar Special Stage Victory with Yamaha The wait is over today as Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres made a little piece of history, taking his maiden stage victory with the manufacturer. After a challenging first half of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Despres was on fine form today, controlling the pace at the […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 7

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Despres Back in the Top Ten as 2014 Dakar Enters Bolivia After a challenging end to the last stages before the rest day of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres has broken back into the top ten today as the event entered Bolivia for the first time. The day’s ride, from Salta […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 6

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Yamaha Riders Back on Track on Day Six of Dakar The sixth stage of the 2014 Dakar proved to be a turn of fortune for the Yamaha Factory Racing riders after a difficult couple of stages. Frenchman Michael Metge impressed with his best ever stage finish, closing down the leaders over the stage on his […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 3

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Yamaha Riders Impress on First Dakar Marathon Stage The first of the 2014 Dakar Rally Marathon stages saw Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres make up valuable time today with an impressive ride on his Yamaha YZ450F machine to close the gap to the front. The five-time Dakar winner’s experience and race craft saw him make […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 2

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The second day of the 2014 Dakar Rally proved to be a challenging one for Yamaha’s Dakar riders in Argentina as they tackled Stage 2, San Luis to San Rafael. The day’s riding included some of the fastest sections of the rally and the competitors first taste of sand dunes. Yamaha Factory Racing rider Cyril […]

Yamaha Factory Racing News: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 1

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Cyril Despres Takes Third in Argentina as Dakar 2014 Begins The long winter wait is finally over as the 2014 Dakar Rally got underway today in South America. Defending champion Cyril Despres took third place on the first special stage of the rally, coming in 1 min 40 secs behind the lead on his first […]

Caselli Foundation Established

Caselli Foundation Established

KTM Motorsports and FMF Racing, LLC have worked together with the Caselli family to set up a foundation to honor Kurt Caselli, who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident on November 15, 2013. “My son, Kurt, loved to learn and he loved to race,” commented Kurt’s mother, Nancy Caselli. “He was inquisitive and investigative. […]