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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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar final standings - Bike

Dakar final standings - Bike

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

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: 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 ...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 2 results - Bike

Dakar stage 2 results - Bike

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

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...

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...

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 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....

Dakar: Repsol stage 14 report

Dakar: Repsol stage 14 report

MARC COMA CARESSES HIST FIRST DAKAR VICTORY AND NANI ROMA SECURES A PODIUM PLACE IN THE CAR CLASS The negative side of the day was the retirement of young Jordi Viladoms after a heavy crash; fortunately the rider is OK. The last stage will ...

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...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: Stage two report

Dakar: Stage two report

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 ...

Dakar standings after stage 2 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 2 - Bike

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

Dakar stage 2 results - Truck

Dakar stage 2 results - Truck

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

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Stage one reort

Dakar: Stage one reort

Sainz starts in style For a first start in a Dakar, what a start it was for Carlos Sainz! The Spaniard Volkswagen driver flew to an impressive special victory on the 83km of the stage going from Lisbon to Portimao. Sainz clocked the fastest time...

Dakar: Palik Racing stage one report

Dakar: Palik Racing stage one report

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...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
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 ...