Sat 07 Dec 2013
Driving practice on rally-type stages for Argentinians Alvarez and Graue, and dune driving for South Africans Visser and Badenhorst.
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The ALDO Racing team tested their brand new Desert Warrior 3 on the test track used by Range Rover to test their vehicles off-road.
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Red Bull-sponsored teams have claimed victory in the truck and bike categories during this year's Dakar Rally along with podium finishes.
Mon 21 Jan 2013
Dakar 2013 has its share of glory and problems both for the teams who took on the challenge and the ASO organizers. Yet in the end the final podium at Santiago's Palacio de la Moneda was a day of celebration.
Sun 20 Jan 2013
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.
Sat 19 Jan 2013
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.
Fri 18 Jan 2013
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.
Thu 17 Jan 2013
Robby Gordon won the shortened Fiambala stage amid severe flash flooding while Kurt Caselli tasted victory again through stellar navigation. A new face wins Quads and Russians hold lead in Trucks.
Wed 16 Jan 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!
Tue 15 Jan 2013
Cyril tore through the pack on Stage Nine of the 2013 Dakar Rally to put himself in pole position to win the race.
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
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.
Sun 13 Jan 2013
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
Sat 12 Jan 2013
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
The death of Thomas Bourgin has been reported by the Dakar organizers on the seventh day of the rally.
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
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
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
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
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.
Former star of the Formula 1 and Le Mans felt a different man following his first experience on Dakar.
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
Monster Energy X-raid Team ready to start into the 2013 Dakar Rally with all administrative and technical checks completed yesterday.
Dakar 2013 teams, drivers, and riders are ready to take on the 8,500 kilometres of roads, tracks and dunes.
Thu 03 Jan 2013
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Coma injured his left shoulder in Rally Morocco and now has to sit out this year's challenge in Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Sun 16 Dec 2012
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
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.
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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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Yesterday was the last real stage of the 2011 Dakar, all the huge, hardcore tests that the event is legendary for are over for another year and the thin field of survivors had to drive with a different mentality today. Just a short 180km test stood...
Sun 16 Jan 2011
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Sat 15 Jan 2011
The battle raged for 11 days with Nasser Al-Attiyah doggedly hanging on to his vastly more experienced team mate, two time WRC champion Carlos Sainz -- something just had to give -- and in the form of Sainz's front suspension, it did... ironically...
Wed 12 Jan 2011
235km is relatively short on the Dakar scale, but after yesterday's long stage changed the leaderboard of three of the four classes, the loop around the vast dunes of the Atacama is still a real test for the whole field. The organizers shortened...
Tue 11 Jan 2011
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Sun 09 Jan 2011
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Thu 06 Jan 2011
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