0

Mon 31 October 2011

Successful test in Morocco

Team Honda Europe just returned to their headquarters in the east of Holland after a successful test in Morocco. In North Africa the brand new Honda’s CRF 450 DakarX were tested on speed, reliability, suspension and handling under the most difficult circumstances.

The bikes passed all these tests with success. Team members Bolivian Juan Carlos Salvatierra and Dutch Jan van Woerkum, Marco van Geel, Ronald ter Beek, Ebert Dollevoet, Geert Mulder and our test rider Mirjam Pol, took the opportunity to ride their bikes through the mountains and desert of Morocco for 600 miles.

Team manager Henk Hellegers after his 5000 mile trip to Morocco: ‘We did our homework very well, because from the beginning the bikes were running without any problems. The setup of the new bike was so good that we could start early with the fine tuning for each rider.
We also had time to test several tires and found out that the Dunlop tyres as used last year proved to be very competitive. The last 2 days were spend with the, next week to be announced, 3rd  top rider to set up his bike to his wishes. Also here the first impression was very positive and he impressed with his speed and smoothness on the CRF450DakarX.
Team manager Henk Hellegers; “I am glad we made this trip so we are fully prepared for the coming Dakar. Now we can prepare our bikes, service trucks and parts to the highest standards for a successful Dakar 2012”.
 
 
Pre Prologue Eurocircuit Valkenswaard
 
Of course Team Honda Europe will be present at the Dakar Pre Prologue on Sunday November 6 in Valkenswaard. For the Dutch teams and riders this is a great opportunity to introduce themself to the Dutch press and specially the fans. Our riders, world champion sidecar motocross Daniël Willemsen, Ronald ter Beek, Jan van Gerven, Jan van Woerkum, Geert Mulder, Marco van Geel en Ebert Dollevoet will race on the GP track of Valkenswaard. For Van Woerkum, Van Geel, Dollevoet en Van Gerven this will be very special, because they all live within 6 miles of the track. Beside the riders and their bikes we will also show our service trucks and bivouac set up at the Pre Prologue that attracted last year a crowd of over 15.000 people. The gate will open at 09.00 and the start of the firs heat is at 10.00.
 
 
Team Honda Europe at official presentation Le Dakar 2012 in Paris
 
Team Honda Europe will be present at the official presentation of the Dakar Rally 2012 in Paris on November the 8th. We will show our new Honda CRF 450 DakarX at this huge event to the international press.

All articles

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2017

Dakar 2017

Atacama Rally 2016 / Chile / 21-27 August

Follow us on Dakar 2016

Oilibya Rally Maroc 2015

The first Husqvarna Rally Replica!

HT Husqvarna Rally team

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2015 starts Sunday

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2015

100% Finish Dakar 2015 !!!

Rest day Dakar 2015; a 100% score so far..

Follow us on Dakar 2015

Information evening Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2015

The start before the start

Introduction team Dakar 2015

Dakar 2015; motorcycle competitors, yes or no...?

Sardegna Rally Race 2014

Dakar 2015 starts today

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2014 started

Podium pictures of the Dakar 2014

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2014

Dakar 2014 in detail

HT Honda Rally Raid at Le Havre

Carlos Gracida participating in Oilibya Rally, Morocco

Testing HT Honda Rally Raid bikes in Morocco

Dakar 2014 with HT Honda Rally Raid

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2013

Dakar 2013: Second week HT Honda Rally Raid

Dakar 2013: First week HT Honda Rally Raid

Dakar 2013

3th Round World Championship Rally; Sardegna

2nd Round World Championship Rally: Sealine Rally Qatar

Stage 4: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Stage 3: Empty Quarter Desert

Stage 2: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Photographs stage 1

The rally has started!

Warm-up Dubai

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Transport and logistics

Team Bel-Ray Super B Honda at the start of the first two rounds of the 2012 World Championship Rally

Dakar 2012 wrap up

Mechanics team Bel-Ray Super B Honda at work

Photos Dakar 2012

Bel-Ray Super B Honda concludes tough Dakar Rally with positive finish

Congratulations to our international finishers

More Success For Bel-Ray Super B Honda Juan Carlos Salvatierra in Dakar Stage 11 and 12

Salvatierra Continues To Climb in Overall Dakar Rally Standings

Bel-Ray Super B Honda Juan Carlos Salvatierra Makes More Progress in Dakar Stage 9

Juan Carlos Salvatierra Enjoys Best Day At The Dakar So Far For Bel-Ray Super B Honda

Honda Riders Prepare For Second Half Of Dakar Rally

Stage Six Of The Dakar Rally Cancelled Due To Bad Weather As Honda Riders Make Progress

Photos from the first days on the road

Bel-Ray Super B Honda back on track after stage 4 in Dakar

Bel-Ray Super B Honda's Juan Carlos Salvatierra Fastest In Class During Dakar Stage 4

Bel-Ray Super B Honda's Top Prospects Out Of Dakar Race

Bad Weather Makes Dakar Day Two Progress Tough For Bel-Ray Super B Honda

Final Preparations In Place for Bel-Ray Super B Honda Dakar Challenge

Team Honda Europe announces top team and new title sponsors!

Heading South!

Quinn Cody wins Baja 1000 for the fourth time

Thousands of fans during pre-prologue Valkenswaard

Team Honda Europe sets up their bivouac at Valkenswaard

Successful test in Morocco

Team Honda Europe leaves to Morocco for a shakedown of the new Honda CRF 450 DakarX

Team Honda Europe with the biggest team ever in Dakar 2012

New website Team Honda Europe

Team Honda prepares for Dakar 2012