Here is an email I received from the PanAm group that I travelled some with last January in Dakar for those of you that follow the series.
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Jonah Street is off to a flying start; 5th after 2 days and 3 stages
of the Central Europe Rally. Please read the attached press release
and feel free to contact us for more details.
Press Release April 21, 2008
Jonah Street and Team Top Rally PanAm are 5th overall
after 2 days of the Central Europe Rally
Baia Mare, Romania. After the first two days of the Central Europe
Rally, the team is in Transylvania, preparing for five more days of
intense rally competition. This event is the first of the Dakar
Series, attracting most of the world?s best cross-country rally talent.
Jonah Street finished the first three stages in 8th, 3rd, and 9th
positions, and now stands in 5th position overall, about 2 minutes out
of 2nd place. The wet, muddy and rocky conditions can be very
dangerous for large and powerful rally bikes, so Jonah is riding fast
Team manager Charlie Rauseo thinks that things are going according to
plan, ?Although shorter than the desert rallies we know so well, this
event is long enough that Jonah can use a strategy of taking as few
risks as possible, especially in the early stages, but keeping within
striking distance of the podium.?
The Central Europe Rally is the first of the new Dakar Series, with US
Television coverage on Direct TV Channel 101. Following success in
this event, Rally PanAm hopes to compete in the entire series,
including the 2009 Dakar Rally in South America.
Team Top Rally PanAm Is the only American motorcycle team now
competing in rallies, and is backed by Top Oil Company, Klim gear,
Scuderia West, Gore-Tex, APL, Motion Pro, Baja Designs, Transfer Flow,
Ready Racing, Scott Goggles, Renazco Racing, MX1West, ICW, DP Brakes,
Megla Designs, Aladdin Freight, KTM Twins.com, JJE Constructors,
Michelin, Linkfinity, Iridium, JoeHauler, SPS Suspension, and Harry?s
Photo credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images
For more information, contact:
Rally PanAm manager
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