Yamaha teams are celebrating in the quad category.
On marathon stage, riders will be separated from their assistance crews and had to look after their machines themselves.
At the end of a particularly hard first week, all the bike competitors of the 2015 Dakar are enjoying a well-earned rest day.
Split into two specials of 69 and 227 kilometers, today’s stage took the 2015 Dakar competitors from Antofagasta to Iquique in the north of Chile.
The fifth stage of Dakar has come to a close.
The third day was not nearly as hard on the teams as yesterday was, a relief for all and even salvation for some.
The Yamaha Factory Racing Rally Team Yamalube riders have made a positive start to the gruelling Dakar 2015 challenge.
Dakar 2015 is about to get underway in just two days...
With a route of 9000 kilometres, 5000 of which are against the clock, the 2015 Dakar looks certain to live up to its fearsome reputation.
8,000 kilometer race tests man and machine.
In preperation for the 2015 Rally, Yamaha is working hard on the Yamaha WR450F Rally.
On a 9th stage dominated by the sand, Marc Coma made his mark and reinforced his lead in the general standings whilst picking up his 23rd special stage victory on the Dakar, his second in 2014
Peterhansel now has 11 Dakar wins! Despres earns another title to make it five in total. Patronelli takes his second championship. New to the legend status was Nikolaev.
Chaleco and Gordon at full pelt! On the penultimate stage in this year's Dakar, a show was put on by Francisco "Chaleco” Lopez on as he notched his 4th stage win. Robby Gordon grabbed his second special victory in his Hummer.
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
One Mini benefits from another's mistake while the Dutch Yamaha rider makes first 2013 appearance. Husseini breaks through in Quads while Russians manage Trucks 1-2-3.
Rain-affected the 11th stage with shorter than expected kilometers. . Americans end up on top: Kurt Caselli takes 2nd Bike victory while Robby Gordon lands his first Car win of 2013.
Cyril Despres dominates for overall Bike lead, but Joan Barreda takes his 4th stage win. Orlando Terranova celebrated as first Argentinean to lead a Dakar stage in the Car classification!
Rest day in Tucumán, Argentina, gives the Dakar competitors a chance to regroup and get the much needed sleep before they tackle the 9th stage.
Casteu takes over, it's sink or swim for the cars.
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
The death of one of the riders overshadowed the seventh day of the 2013 Dakar. Thomas Bourgin died in a freak road accident before the special stage had even started. There was no celebration at the end of the first marathon.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.