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Could round 9 be a breaking point in the championship where Sven attacks Yves Demaria for the championship-lead?Teammanager Jacky Martens comment´s;"Out here the track is very special. It is hardtrack with a layer of loose dirt which was soaked with water after a cloudburst on saterday.Weatherconditions today were hot and the stinging sun dried out the surface just enough to provide exeptionally good grip to the tyres.In the first race Yves Demaria had a bad start.By the time Yves had worked himself thru the pack to 3rd position, leader Sven Breugemans and Honda mounted Christian Beggi where long gone. As a professional Yves is very critical to his bike-setup, so for the second race we changed to a more flat powerband with more torque on low rpm and it paid off. This time he got a good start and reversed the situation by winning and leaving Beggi and Sven 2nd and 3rd place"

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990 ADVENTURE
More displacement, any amount of performance and still massive torque coupled with minimal weight. The new motor management with electronic fuel injection (EFI) is convincing with its excellent rideablity while the regulated catalyser ensures minimal emissions. And the newly developed ABS has taken the fear out of braking hard. All in all the KTM 990 Adventure, with its ultra modern technology and exclusive design, delivers unlimited riding pleasure.

990 ADVENTURE S
The 990 Adventure S is impressive proof of just how sporty a street enduro can be. The chassis is even more extreme than the sister bike, the 990 Adventure, while the new engine has more displacement and electronic fuel injection. The “Dakar

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Australian Repsol KTM rider Andy Caldecott fatally crashed on the 9th stage of the Dakar (Nouakchott – Kiffa).

The accident happened directly after the day off. This information has totally shocked us, we’re at a loss for words.

The terrible accidents in the past 2 years caused us to start with mixed feelings and question our rally engagement. The presenters of the Dakar have tried to make the rally safer together with several manufacturers. A tempo limit has been adopted, a GPS system which enables each rider to be located and to allow him to communicate with the presenter. Riders can have more rests now due to shorter tank stops. A pretty sportive rally until yesterday’s day of rest eclipsed the pain of the past - today we were brutally pulled out of our dream to make this rally safe.

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The Dark Side of The Moon

For the 7th stage the competitors left Tan Tan very early in the morning. Around 02:00 PM the first riders were at the bivouac of Atar. But the stage was not ended. At midnight about 50 pilots were still in the desert, most of them almost sure they could spent the night far from the bivouac. Some of them decided to stop and to sleep a short, cold and troubled night. Some others proceeded very slowly. Many of all sentenced to the withdrawal. For all the night, time by time, a headlight coming from the dark announced the arrival of a pilot. The organizers decided to let the last riders leave for the next stage, after a medical check-up. Should they reach the bivouac at Nouackchott? And if, should they have the time to enjoy this area devastated by a sandstorm?

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