Click here to go to the home page
Home About Us Shop Newsletter Send News Tip
Custom Search
 
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Google Plus Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on a RSS Feeder Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube

  Click here to go to the motorcycles in the movies site

     

Le Touquet Enduropale 2008 Results

4
February
2008
  Posted at 08:46:23 AM
  File under  France Racing
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Le Touquet Enduropale motorcycle beach race
Bikers ride during the "Enduropale", known as the "Enduro du Touquet" motorcycle endurance race, on the beach of Le Touquet, northern France, February 3, 2008. Some 1000 motorbikes and 350 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Rafto (FRANCE)

February 3rd was a sunny but very cold day at Le Touquet Click for map, which hosted the annual motorcycle beach race.

1,000 motorcycles started on Sunday for their 3 hours long race, through a 15 kilometer long circuit on the deep sand of Le Touquet beach.

Arnaud Demeester winning the Enduropale 2008 motorcycle beach race
French biker Arnaud Demeester rides on his way to win the second "Enduropale", known as the "Enduro du Touquet" motorcycle endurance race, on the beach of Le Touquet, northern France, February 3, 2008. Some 1000 motorbikes and 350 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Rafto (FRANCE)

The overall winner was, yet again, Arnaud Demeester, who won for the 7th time. He managed to win in the last lap, in the last curve, literally in the last few seconds of the race by beating Timotei Potisek. Third was Pierrick Paget.

For the first time in it's history, the Le Touquet beach race suffered a heavy casualty, which is very surprising, since in the 1,000 contestants, only about 20 are professionals or semi-pro. 20 year old Benjamin Schots is in a coma after crashing into a sand dune and flying through the air for some 50 meters.

109 foreigners took part in the world's biggest beach race (51 finished), and some 250,000 spectators.

Le Touquet 2008 logo
The winner of the foreigner prize was Dutchman Cornelis Rosendaal. This year, the Enduropale also had a special prize for the disappointed Dakar racers, in other words, for those that were supposed to be riding in the Dakar rally, but had no where to go. Winner of that prize was Olivier Pain.

Click here fo rmore information Open link in a new window

Via: Yahoo News & Reuters News



Article Comments
comments powered by Disqus

Technorati :




 
frame image
 

frame image

Click here for our free
daily/weekly newsletter

Special Articles

- Riding in France
- Getting your License in France
- How to lose your license in France
- Finding cheap fuel in France
-Dreaded French Signposts Fear Not
- Renting a motorcycle in France
- Biker Friendly Hotels in France
- Motorcycle Taxis in France

- Social Media of Famous Bikers
- Electric Motorcycles List

Content Copyrighted - click to read notice



frame image
Ads by Motorbiker                           
 Jafrum–Motorcycle Gear Experts


frame image

frame image


frame image

frame image


frame image

frame image
Advertise
on this site!
Click here

  frame image

Check out my book:
Photographic visit ...
By Photographs &...
 
Disclaimer:All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Motorbiker.org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.










Admin Web Analytics