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Tue 15 Jan 2013
Red Bull's Despres grabs his first 2013 win on stage 9 Headline

Red Bull's Despres grabs his first 2013 win on stage 9

An unequalled Despres, an unstoppable Peterhansel and an unfortunate Al-Attiyah made the headlines on the 9th stage in Dakar. Roma earned his 2nd stage victory and Nikolaev takes Truck lead.

Mon 14 Jan 2013
Sun 13 Jan 2013
Sat 12 Jan 2013
Caselli grabs stage 7 Bike win as the riders mourn the loss of BourginHeadline

Caselli grabs stage 7 Bike win as the riders mourn the loss of Bourgin

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.

Fri 11 Jan 2013
Al-Attiyah wins stage 6 as his teammate Sainz retiresHeadline

Al-Attiyah wins stage 6 as his teammate Sainz retires

It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.

Thu 10 Jan 2013
Minis attack on 5th stage while Yamaha lands the Bike victoryHeadline

Minis attack on 5th stage while Yamaha lands the Bike victory

From Peru to Chile, the change of scenery and terrain saw the X-raid Mini team on the attack, along with Robby Gordon in his Hummer. It also was the first Bike stage win in 2013 for Yamaha; thanks to David Casteu.

Wed 09 Jan 2013
Al-Attiyah capitalizes on stage four attrition, Barreda makes gainsHeadline

Al-Attiyah capitalizes on stage four attrition, Barreda makes gains

Robby Gordon crashed and Carlos Sainz got lost as Nasser Al-Attiyah edged his buggy closer to the leading Mini today. Husqvarna and Yamaha both won big in Bikes, while the Trucks lead finally shuffles.

Tue 08 Jan 2013
Al-Attiyah, Lopez ride dunes to stage three victoriesHeadline

Al-Attiyah, Lopez ride dunes to stage three victories

Olympic Gold medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah took the Car victory on the third say of Dakar 2013. Local hero Francisco Lopez now has two stage wins in the Bike classification. Triple winner now in Trucks, and Patronelli holds Quad lead.

Sun 06 Jan 2013
Peterhansel claims Car lead for Mini team on day 2 of Dakar contestHeadline

Peterhansel claims Car lead for Mini team on day 2 of Dakar contest

Stage 2 was a loop around Pisco in Peru, and the one where the Dakar 2013 competitors faced the sand dunes! After an 85 km liaison section, the 242 km special was their first test on the sea of sand.

Sainz grabs stage 1 win to take early Dakar leadHeadline

Sainz grabs stage 1 win to take early Dakar lead

449 racing machines were scheduled to start in this year’s edition of the Dakar! The route for the opening stage in Peru was an easy one taking them from Lima to Pisco.

Sat 05 Jan 2013
Thu 03 Jan 2013
Dakar Village: There is more to Peru than just Machu PichuHeadline

Dakar Village: There is more to Peru than just Machu Pichu

The scrutineering village has offered the crowds the chance to taste the atmosphere of the race and to be photographed with some of the race vehicles.

Class titles are wide open for Dakar 2013Headline

Class titles are wide open for Dakar 2013

Team-by-team preview for the Pan-American challenge in Peru, Argentina and Chile. While the location has changed over the years, the 35th edition will continue the tradition of being extremely demanding on the drivers and their equipment.

Car race at Dakar: a collision of worldsHeadline

Car race at Dakar: a collision of worlds

New rules in the car category mean two-wheel drive vehicles could be in the fight for the win. The 4-wheel drive cars have won for the last 12 years.

Wed 02 Jan 2013
Lima warms up Headline

Lima warms up

The Waiting Park next to the Magdalena beach is filling up in preparation for the first day of scrutineering of this year's Dakar.

Sat 29 Dec 2012
Mini driver Joan “Nani” Roma is ready for Dakar 2013 challenge - video Headline

Mini driver Joan “Nani” Roma is ready for Dakar 2013 challenge - video

Nani Roma, Monster Energy X-raid Team Mini driver, previews the 2013 Dakar. The Spaniard is ready for the demanding contest with the first stage on January 5th in Lima, Peru.

Fri 28 Dec 2012
A clear path to Santiago for Despres?Headline

A clear path to Santiago for Despres?

Following Marc Coma’s withdrawal from the Dakar 2013, Cyril Despres’ chances of winning the title a fifth time have certainly improved… but the competition for the French rider could be even stronger.

Thu 27 Dec 2012
We are entering “Mini Time”!Headline

We are entering “Mini Time”!

X-Raid Team is running six MINIs ALL4 Racing in the 2013 Dakar challenge. Peterhansel, Roma, and Holowczyc are the first-line candidates for the win.

Sun 23 Dec 2012
Dakar 2013: Exceptional is the watchwordHeadline

Dakar 2013: Exceptional is the watchword

The suspense of who will take victory in Dakar is heating up. Those who already have the "legend" status will yearn to take another; while those who challenge will not give up the fight nor their dreams.

Sat 22 Dec 2012
Kurt Caselli will substitute for Marc Coma in 2013 DakarHeadline

Kurt Caselli will substitute for Marc Coma in 2013 Dakar

KTM, the brand whose factory teams and bikes have sealed eleven consecutive Dakar Rally victories named their U.S. offroad rider Caselli as the substitute for the injured 2012 DAKAR champion.

Sun 16 Dec 2012
X-raid with seven race vehicles for the 2013 event - videoHeadline

X-raid with seven race vehicles for the 2013 event - video

X-raid team line-up comprises of six MINIs ALL4 Racing and one BMW X3 CC for the Argentina-Chile-Peru challenge. Drivers include past champions: Peterhansel and Roma.

Fri 14 Dec 2012
Truck Race - The dawn of a turquoise age?Headline

Truck Race - The dawn of a turquoise age?

As the clear winner of Dakar 2012, Gerard De Rooy has embraced the challenge of confirming the domination of Iveco trucks. The Dutch team will have to manage the new generation of Kamaz pilots, which still has little experience of major events.

Fri 07 Dec 2012
Fri 30 Nov 2012
After the desert, long live the dunes!Headline

After the desert, long live the dunes!

Following an accident during the rest day on the Dakar 2011, Guerlain Chicherit lost his place in the X-Raid team, then spent a good year in the racing wilderness. However, a proposition from Philippe Gache could breathe new life into the career of...

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