• Events we will be attending in 2019
  • »January 2019 - Africa Eco Race (The Real Dakar!)
  • »March 2019 - Tuareg Rallye
  • »April 2019 - Morocco Desert Challenge, Merzouga Rally
  • »May 2019 - Hellas Rally, Illyria Raid, Tour of Portugal
  • »June 2019 - Rally Albania, Erzberg Rodeo
  • »July 2019 - Red Bull Romaniacs
  • »August 2019 - Serres Rally, Transanatolia Rally
  • »September 2019 - Illyria Raid 'Reverse'
  • »October 2019 - Rallye Du Maroc, Greek Odyssey

Factory KTM Rallye delivered to NEC

We are in full swing prepping for the Africa Eco Race but we had time to take one of our latest Factory KTM Rallye bikes to the show at the NEC for KTM to have on their stand.

The picture doesn’t do it justice but the bike is an absolute work of art with a carbon fibre nav tower and a whole list of works extras.

The best bit is it has my name on it.

Patsy 😉

Mid Season is usually marked with a visit to Sibiu in Romania for the hardest extreme enduro race in the world.

This year we are supporting 10 riders all from the UK. You can watch live feeds here http://livestream.com/accounts/3312258/events/4169566

and see how our guys are getting on.

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Final Overall Rally Results for Desert Rose Riders after Stage 7 (23/4/2015) yesterday.

(130) – Andrew Newland, 2nd  
(107) – Chris Barwick, 5th
(137) – Thomas Lebuerre, 10th
(124) – Terry Starrett, 11th
(138) – Rees Robinson, 12th
(131) – Gerald Taylor, 15th
(132) – Duncan Tweedy, 17th
(112) – Jeremy Aitchison, 18th
(140) – Jonathan Blackburn, 21st
(139) – Paul Harvey, 22nd 

The Libya Rally 2015 has been a fantastic rally, full as always of ups and downs. Our riders though have all been an absolute pleasure to support throughout. A huge well done to all of them smile emoticon We look forward to supporting you all on another rally soon !

Also a big thank you to the Libya Rally organisers for putting on such a great event, thank you smile emoticon

Next up we head off to Greece for the Hellas Rally which starts on the 4th May. See you there ! smile emoticon

If you’ve been following these updates and are interested in or would like to work towards entering a rally you

Desert Rose are offering Assistance Packages & Rental Bikes for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge


The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge starts on 26th March until 2nd of April, it’s both a round of both the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies and the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship, which means it’s entered by the likes of Marc Coma and Sam Sunderland.

There’s lots of information on the official website – if you’d like Desert Rose to support you please get in contact


Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge


The Africa Eco Race came to it’s conclusion in Dakar with the Desert Rose rider Ingo Waldschmidt coming home with a fantastic podium finish.


Ingo Waldschmidt

Desert Rose rider Chris Barwick was the leading brits before crashing out at 120kph on stage 8


The organisers were kind enough to shoot a short video piece on Desert Rose which shows the great camaraderie in the Bivouac

Unfortunately due to injuries on today’s stage both Patsy Quick and Andrew Newland are out of the Africa Eco Race. We have been informed briefly that Patsy suffered a fall at speed and was hospitalised with some broken ribs, a fractured ankle and a dislocated shoulder. We are also advised that Andrew had an incident and has a broken collar bone. More information will follow once we receive it from the bivouac…

Today’s results:


Take a look at our planner for 2015, if there’s an event that catches your eye, get in touch

2015 Year Planner

We’ve teamed up with RallyMoto to put on a great weekend Road Book Training Course next year.

The weekend will cover Road Book prep and marking, all the equipment as well as usage our on the trail. One the second day you’ll take your newly found Road Book skills and apply them to a 130km loop through forestry commission land.

Road Book Training Course

We’re teaming up with Bowler Motorsport to help UK rally drivers and riders find out more about the Libya Rally.

There will be a presentation on the 15th December, full details below.

Libya Rally invite

Well done to all the Desert Rose Riders who completed this years Merzouga Rallye!

© 2015 Desert Rose Racing

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