Saturday, December 15, 2007

Stock LT-R450 Suzuki wins race across UAE!

So a minor news item - Suzuki QuadRacer R450 Wins FIM Cross Country World Championship for Quads - caught my eye for a couple reasons. For one, I used to live over in this area of the Middle East, and am somewhat familiar with what the course must have been like. Tough but a lot of fun. Then this...

The winning quad raced the event with a stock engine and stock suspension. An extra large main fuel tank and saddle tanks were fitted as the course traversed vast stretches of isolated desert.

Makes me feel better about the LT-R450 I'm currently racing! The rest of the details...

The Suzuki QuadRacer LT-R450 picked up a huge championship in the 17th running of the UAE Desert Challenge. The event was the final round of the FIM Cross Country World Championship series. 55 Cars, 5 trucks, & 80 motorcycles & ATVs participated in the grueling six-day final event of the series.

Suzuki rider Sebestian Hussaini rode the Autosport sponsored QuadRacer to the FIM World Championship Quad Class title over many competitors. Starting in Abu Dhabi, the UAE DC traverses everything from mountainous rocky terrain to endless sand dunes, a 2,210 km true test for man and machine.