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Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: Face to Face, day one

Dakar: Face to Face, day one

Face to Face December 31, 2005 moto: A repeat performance? NUMBER 1 - GAULOISES KTM Cyril Despres (FRA) The Cyril Despres story is the stuff of dreams. A mechanic six years ago, he now finds himself in the role of title-holder for this 28th...

Wed 04 Jan 2006
Schlesser takes first African stage in DakarHeadline

Schlesser takes first African stage in Dakar

Jean-Louis Schlesser powered his Schlesser-Ford buggy to victory in the first stage on the African continent in the 2006 Dakar, eclipsing the factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen teams. Jean-Louis Schlesser and François Borsotto. Photo by...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
DAFs disqualified before Dakar startHeadline

DAFs disqualified before Dakar start

The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Peterhansel keeps lead on tragic day in DakarHeadline

Peterhansel keeps lead on tragic day in Dakar

Stephane Peterhansel set the all-time mark for stage wins with today's victory of the marathon special stage nine. However, any thoughts of celebration were abandoned after the news of the death of KTM rider Andy Caldecott as the riders and...

Tue 14 Nov 2006
Petersen/White Lightning announce Dakar plans

Petersen/White Lightning announce Dakar plans

Two-Time Le Mans Champions Announce Multi-Year Dakar Effort Starting in 2007 Petersen/White Lightning Returns to Off-Road Roots with Dakar Buggy Entry LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA, November 14, 2006 - Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing has...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 1 results - Bike

Dakar stage 1 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar: Yamaha preview

Dakar: Yamaha preview

Yamaha has a long and distinguished history in the gruelling Dakar rally. From Cyril Neveu's win at the first ever rally in 1979 to Stéphane Peterhansel's 6-win domination and Edi Orioli's two wins in the nineties, blue bikes have always played...

Dakar: Race to Dakar BMW preview

Dakar: Race to Dakar BMW preview

Actor adventurer Charley Boorman is set to take on the unforgiving elements in the World's ultimate test of endurance for man and machine, the notorious Dakar Rally (31st December -- 15th January). Viewers will witness the highs and lows of ...

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz Team preview

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz Team preview

Ellen Lohr: "We're perfectly prepared for the Dakar" Lisbon -- Tomorrow, Saturday, 31 st December 2005, represents the start of the Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz team's inaugural Dakar appearance. "We're perfectly prepared for the Dakar...

Thu 19 Jan 2006
Dakar: Alphand and Coma exchange machines at Lac Rose

Dakar: Alphand and Coma exchange machines at Lac Rose

MARC COMA AND LUC ALPHAND EXCHANGE MACHINES AT LAC ROSE A day after winning the Lisboa Dakar 2006, one in the two-wheel category and the other in cars, the two Repsol racers exchanged wheels and views. Marc Coma and Luc Alphand...

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: Face to Face, day 11

Dakar: Face to Face, day 11

Face to face January 10, 2006 moto: Bonjean, here and elsewhere The story begins at the end of the 18th century, on a quay, somewhere in Europe. Mr. Bonjean, a chemist by trade, readies to board a ship to travel to the new world, Brazil.

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Dakar: Jordi Arcarons - Repsol interview

Dakar: Jordi Arcarons - Repsol interview

JORDI ARCARONS, LEADER IN THE SHADOW OF A WINNING PROJECT After taking the victory with Nani Roma in 2004, the Catalan Team Manager looks forward to clinching the Dakar title again with the impeccable Marc Coma. Affable and hard worker, Jordi...

Sun 08 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage six report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage six report

REPSOL MITSUBISHI RALLIART TEAM WELL POISED AS DAKAR ENTERS ITS CRITICAL PHASE The Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team enjoyed a trouble free run today over the sixth stage of the 28th Dakar Rally from Tan Tan to Zouérat. The 444 kilometer ...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage five report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage five report

PETERHANSEL FASTEST AS MITSUBISHI CLOSES THE GAP Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret today won the fifth stage of the 28th Dakar Rally in their Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution. Team-mates Joan 'Nani' Roma and ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
2006 Dakar ready to challenge and surpriseHeadline

2006 Dakar ready to challenge and surprise

As challenging and unpredictable as the desert always is, the 2006 Dakar cross-country rally is even harder to call than its predecessors. While the Dakar experience is key, especially with the new regulations' emphasis on navigation skills, new...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 8 results - Car

Dakar stage 8 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage four report

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage four report

Nearly 30 positions gained -- a splendid Dakar day for Ellen Lohr in her M-Class prototype Quarzazate/Morocco -- For Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz and the team's rally driver, Ellen Lohr, the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally turned out to be a great...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Gauloises KTM preview

Dakar: Gauloises KTM preview

While the Gauloises KTM team might be starting out from Lisbon on the 31st December with a number of new elements, their ambition remains resolutely the same -- to take the number one spot 16 days later at the famous Lac Rose in Senegal. New ...

Wed 18 Jan 2006
Dakar: Giovanni Sala - Repsol post-race interview

Dakar: Giovanni Sala - Repsol post-race interview

GIOVANNI SALA, BODYGUARD EVEN ON THE PODIUM The veteran Italian rider joins Marc Coma on the third step of the podium at the 2006 Lisbon Dakar Rally With an eye on the final assault on the Dakar with Marc Coma, the Repsol KTM Team set for the...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 10 results - Car

Dakar stage 10 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Dakar: KTM Motorsport statement on Caldecott

Dakar: KTM Motorsport statement on Caldecott

FATAL ACCIDENT OF 41 YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN ANDY CALDECOTT Australian Repsol KTM rider Andy Caldecott fatally crashed on the 9th stage of the Dakar (Nouakchott -- Kiffa). The accident happened directly after the day off. This information has ...

Dakar: Szalay stage seven report

Dakar: Szalay stage seven report

The toughest day They say there is no toughest day on the Dakar. It is always the tough one on which you have troubles. Well, toppilots told us that still, the stage between Zouerat and Atar is hell, even if one has to deal with the ...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Dakar: Motorsport Italia stage nine report

Dakar: Motorsport Italia stage nine report

PEP VILA FORCED TO RETIRE Pep Vila, Moi Torrellardona and Gustavo Azumendi arrived this morning on their Iveco Trakker at the bivuac in Nouakchott hoping to continue their race. But having not collected the starting of the special stage in Atar...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 2 results - Truck

Dakar stage 2 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 15 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 15 report

MITSUBISHI'S MOMENTOUS ACHIEVEMENT ON THE DAKAR RALLY Mitsubishi Motors made history today when its Pajero / Montero Evolution crew Luc Alphand/Gilles Picard won the Dakar Rally, claiming a record-breaking 11th overall victory and sixth ...

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: BMW riders stage ten report

Dakar: BMW riders stage ten report

RACERS SHOW THEIR RESPECT FOR COLLEAGUE As a mark of respect for the death of Australian rider Andy Caldecott, who died yesterday, the organisers agreed with the riders to neutralise the tenth stage of the rally. This meant that for the entire...

Sun 08 Jan 2006
Dakar: Yamaha stages four to six report

Dakar: Yamaha stages four to six report

Day 4 - Tuesday 3 January 2006 Er Rachida -- Quarzazate (Morocco) Stage four of the Dakar 2006 event, from Er Rachidia to Quarzazate in Marocco, was to be another day covered in dust. Starting from 10th position, David Frétigné (Fra) needed...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay Dakar Team preview

Dakar: Szalay Dakar Team preview

It was no secret that MOL Dakar Team is to set out for this year's Dakar distance with an international crew. Team leader Balazs Szalay already introduced team members in August; the Slovakian Jaroslav Katrinak, the Romanian Zsolt Szilveszter...

Sun 29 Oct 2006
Dakar: Team Dakar USA final pre-run test

Dakar: Team Dakar USA final pre-run test

Robby Gordon and Team Dakar USA Final Test Session Next Step: Dakar HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 27, 2006) - With the world's most grueling off-road race 10 weeks away, Robby Gordon lead the 19-member Team Dakar USA team through one of its...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Stage 6 Tan Tan to Zouerat notes

Dakar: Stage 6 Tan Tan to Zouerat notes

Stage 6 - Tan Tan to Zouerat January 5, 2006 Connection 336 km - Special 444 km Connection 12 km Total 792 km Southbound The hours of sleep stored up from previous stages will be an asset when tackling this long road. The long liaison to the...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 14 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 14 report

MITSUBISHI CLAIMS HISTORIC 11TH DAKAR RALLY VICTORY AND 6TH CONSECUTIVE WIN The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution crew of Luc Alphand and Gilles Picard today won the Dakar Rally, claiming Mitsubishi's 11th victory on this legendary event and...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 8 results - Bike

Dakar stage 8 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 1 results - Truck

Dakar stage 1 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: KTM stage 11 report

Dakar: KTM stage 11 report

Is Difficult to Attack The race restarted after the neutralization of the yesterday's special test. To attack in this different ground of the Malian savannah is a task for specialists. Riders can ride in two close and almost parallel pists,...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Team USA stage five report

Dakar: Team USA stage five report

TEAM DAKAR USA STORMS BACK GORDON HUMMER MAKES INCREDIBLE RECOVERY ON DAY 5 OF DAKAR American Racer Robby Gordon's "never give up" philosophy pays off in stage 5 run from Quarzatate to Tan Tan Morocco. After three brilliant days on...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage nine report

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage nine report

Nightshift for Ellen Lohr and the ORC racing team Kiffa/Mauritania -- For Ellen Lohr and her co-pilot, Detlef Ruf, the longest leg of the 2006 Dakar Rally (874 kilometres) ended in the middle of the night between 9th and 10th ...