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Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren of the Monster Energy Honda Team decides to light up his tires the old-fashioned way—with pavement. He finished third overall.
Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren of the Monster Energy Honda Team decides to light up his tires the old-fashioned way—with pavement. He finished third overall. (A.S.O/Julien Delfosse/)

The 2024 Dakar Rally, by the numbers:

2024 course length, in kilometers: 7,967

In miles: 4,951

Margin of victory by Rally GP winner Ricky Brabec, in minutes: 10.53

Overall time of Brabec’s win, in hours: 51:30:08

Total number of vehicles to complete Dakar 2024, out of 340: 239 Motorcycle finishers, out of 132 entrants: 96

Quad finishers, out of 10 entrants: 7

Truck finishers, out of 47 entrants: 21

Number of Hondas on winners’ podium: 2

Number of Indian motorcycles (Hero), for the first time ever: 1

Number of KTMs: 0

Historically, Dakar is a questionable activity to put humans and machines through, in terms of safety, endurance, and engineering. Even a couple of additional regional armed conflicts weren’t about to change Dakar’s plans.

Building on the 2023 edition, 2024 saw the 46th edition of the Dakar put drivers, co-pilots, riders, and their respective machines through a crucible of heat, cold, sand dunes, and rocks. The fifth event to be held in Saudi Arabia, it began in AlUla (not a typo), along the shores of the Red Sea, passing through thousands of dunes in the Empty Quarter before returning to last year’s starting point of Yanbu, south of AlUla.

Monster Energy Honda rider American Ricky Brabec won a second title to complement his first title in 2020. Botswana native Ross Branch gave Indian bike maker Hero its first Dakar podium, a first for any Indian motorcycle. Dakar die-hard Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren took a well-deserved third place for the first time in his career, also aboard a Monster Energy Honda.

On a sad note, Spanish motorcyclist Carles Falcón perished on January 15, of injuries sustained on January 7, during Stage 2. He was 45 years old.

Enjoy the pictures.

Still printed on scrolls of paper, maps give the barest idea of what awaits. José Ignacio “Nacho” Cornejo Florimo, of the Monster Energy Honda team, reviews the route.
Still printed on scrolls of paper, maps give the barest idea of what awaits. José Ignacio “Nacho” Cornejo Florimo, of the Monster Energy Honda team, reviews the route. (A.S.O/Charly Lopez/)
Jean-Loup Lepan heads into hardship during Stage 1, between AlUla and Al Henakiyah, Saudi Arabia.
Jean-Loup Lepan heads into hardship during Stage 1, between AlUla and Al Henakiyah, Saudi Arabia. (A.S.O/Florent Gooden/)
Bradley Cox (18), of the BAS World KTM Racing team, does some drifting in the desert.
Bradley Cox (18), of the BAS World KTM Racing team, does some drifting in the desert. (A.S.O/Florent Gooden/)
Rule 1: Do not jump the dunes. Emanuel Gyenes of the Autonet Motorcycle Team KTM.
Rule 1: Do not jump the dunes. Emanuel Gyenes of the Autonet Motorcycle Team KTM. (A.S.O/Eric Vargiolu/)
Juraj Varga on the Varga Motorsport Team Yamaha, Quad, duets with Jérôme Bas of Team Universal Ride KTM during Stage 2.
Juraj Varga on the Varga Motorsport Team Yamaha, Quad, duets with Jérôme Bas of Team Universal Ride KTM during Stage 2. (A.S.O/Frederic Le Floc/)
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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: The Craziest Motorcycle Racing Photos From Dakar
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/photo-galleries/dakar-rally-race-gallery-2024/
Published Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 11:00:04 +0000

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2024-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-june-16-2024
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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