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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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar final standings - Bike

Dakar final standings - Bike

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

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.

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 ...

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...

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 --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

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...

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 ...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Dakar: Withdrawals up to stage nine

Dakar: Withdrawals up to stage nine

Those who have withdrawn from the Dakar cross-country rally after Stage 9 <pre> Bike: Stage No. Name Make 9 003 ESTEVE PUJOL (ESP) KTM 9 193 MATHIS (FRA) ...

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...

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 --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

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 ...

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...

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...

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage eight report

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage eight report

All the five Mercedes-Benz vehicles complete first half of the Dakar Rally. Ellen Lohr draws positive balance. Nouakchott/Mauritania - From Portugal to Morocco, from Morocco to Mauritania: Ellen Lohr and Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz have covered ...

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay stage 11 report

Dakar: Szalay stage 11 report

Ákos varga fell on the head Competitors knew well enough that stages set in Mali are extremely fast, winding tracks and need plenty of those navigational skills. This meant no problem. However the balázs Szalay - László Bunkoczi duo got off...

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 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Face to Face, day 16

Dakar: Face to Face, day 16

Face to Face January 15, 2006 bike: Gypsum flower Patsy Quick "There is an English expression that says all women are roses, but I prefer to think of a desert rose to a garden variety." Hands swollen with blisters, Patsy removes her helmet....

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 --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay team stage three report

Dakar: Szalay team stage three report

Oh, the legendary Africa Stoney, winding roads, needing plenty of navigation, led from Nador to Er Racidia on the first African day of Dakar Rallye. Quite a few of the big aces got lost,too, but not the Balazs Szalay - Laszlo Bunkoczi duo, who...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 9 results - Bike

Dakar stage 9 results - Bike

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

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 ...

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 ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Team Vanguard stage one report

Dakar: Team Vanguard stage one report

"More Fun than Legally Allowed ... unless you're driving Dakar" December 31, 2005 -- Have you ever dreamt of opening up your car through a mountain pass road or racing through the city streets without regard to the neighborhood cops? The Dakar...

Dakar: Gordon/Team USA pre-race start notes

Dakar: Gordon/Team USA pre-race start notes

Robby Gordon: Team Dakar USA Hummer is Ready for Dakar Toyo Media Day More than 100,000 enthusiastic motorsports fans are expected to jam the beautiful waterfront starting venue and line the roads leading out of Lisbon, Portugal tomorrow morning...

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
Peterhansel takes over the Dakar leadHeadline

Peterhansel takes over the Dakar lead

Stephane Peterhansel didn't win the 8th stage of the Dakar rally, but a shared second place on the 508 km Atar-to-Nouakchott special was good enough to catapult him into an overall lead in the standings. Stéphane Peterhansel and...

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: Team Vanguard stage 11 report

Dakar: Team Vanguard stage 11 report

Bailey's Withdrawal Tied to Equipment Failure Dakar's governance board ruled that Bailey was eliminated from the race when he missed two checkpoints in Stage 9. The lengthy delay we reported at checkpoint 1 on January 9th was caused by a failure...