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 FranÃ§ois Borsotto.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Two-Time Le Mans Champions Announce Multi-Year Dakar Effort Starting in
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
Face to Face
January 15, 2006
bike: Gypsum flower
"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....
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...
The 28th Dakar Rally is go
At long last the wait is over as the 28th Euromilhoes Dakar Rally got under
way in Lisbon, Portugal today. The first day's stage incorporated a 186km
liaison stage followed by an 83km special stage, then another 101km...
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...
Faria's moment of glory
The many Portuguese fans that gathered on the side of the roads of stage 2
between Portimao and Malaga were overwhelmed to see one of their heroes win
the day's special. Indeed Ruben Faria a newcomer on the Euromilhoes ...
Ãkos 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 balÃ¡zs Szalay - LÃ¡szlÃ³ Bunkoczi duo got off...
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 ...
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...
MUD, MUD, MUD...
Laszlo Palik and Gabor Darazsi finished 75th on opening stage of the
Dakar. Sandor Kis and Peter Czegledi captured the 40th position. Truck
trio Szaller -- Lakloth -- Csitari also finished the special.
Today the 28th...