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Tue 28 Dec 2004
Dakar: Paulo Marques preview

Dakar: Paulo Marques preview

Paulo Marques is ready for his 12th consecutive Rally Dakar Team Repsol Moletto Sport is counting on Paulo Marques and Rui Benedi to end the Telefonica Dakar 2005 with a good result among the T1 Diesel cars. Presenting a mixture of great...

Dakar: Repsol - The knight's armour

Dakar: Repsol - The knight's armour

Dakar 2005: The knight's armour Warmth or comfort, safety or ease? These are some of the questions that the riders of the most famous raid of the world may usually ask themselves. For Isidre Esteve, rider of the Repsol KTM Team and...

Dakar: BFGoodrich preview

Dakar: BFGoodrich preview

BFGoodrich® Tires ready for 2005 Dakar Rally 1. New regulations make rally tougher than ever 2. Just one tyre type allowed for factory teams 3. Remote tyre pressure regulator systems outlawed 4. No 'tyre drops' during marathon...

Dakar: Repsol - From the stadium to the desert

Dakar: Repsol - From the stadium to the desert

Dakar 2005: From the stadium to the desert Riders, drivers and machines have begun visiting rather unusual places and therefore there is the possibility to watch scenes like the one lived yesterday with Isidre Esteve and Marc Coma, riders of...

Dakar: Repsol - Secrets for the journey

Dakar: Repsol - Secrets for the journey

Dakar 2005: The secrets for a journey through the desert When it is about covering almost 9,000 km on paths, tracks, crossing villages, deserts and dunes, the navigation systems of the cars, motorbikes and trucks taking part in the Dakar play...

Thu 09 Dec 2004
Mitsubishi aims for Dakar title

Mitsubishi aims for Dakar title

Mitsubishi Motors Repsol Ats Studios Team Bids For Fifth Successive Dakar Rally Victory With Strong Five-Car Team Defending champion Peterhansel and two times winner Masuoka on track 2004 Dakar Bike winner Roma and Frenchman Alphand join the ...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Mitsubishi announces Dakar vehicles

Mitsubishi announces Dakar vehicles

Moderate Modifications to optimize the new Pajero* Evolution for the 2005 Dakar Rally Mitsubishi Motors continues to improve world beating Pajero* Evolution Increased torque and lower centre of gravity for new MPR11 Tokyo, December 7, 2004 --...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Dakar: Vanguard Racing announces 2005 intentions

Dakar: Vanguard Racing announces 2005 intentions

U.S. Dakar 2005 Car Team Vanguard Racing Announces Intentions To Win The Treacherous 7,000 Mile/16-Day Off Road Challenge Team To Be Co-Piloted By Computer Security Industry Guru Ronn Bailey and Off-Road Veteran Steve Myers LAS VEGAS, NOV. 4,...

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Mitsubishi announces 2005 Dakar driver line-up

Mitsubishi announces 2005 Dakar driver line-up

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and MMSP announced it will be entering a total of five factory-built cars in the 2005 Telefonica-Dakar Rally. Tokyo/Trebur, October 22, 2004 -- Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and MMSP announced it will be...

Tue 18 May 2004
Dakar: Stage 1 Region d'Auvergne to Narbonne quotes

Dakar: Stage 1 Region d'Auvergne to Narbonne quotes

Thursday, January 1, 2004 - Quotes from today's Prologue Bike Richard Sainct (FRA - KTM, 3rd) - 001 There is more to lose than to win on this kind of prologue. It was a nice show without too many risks. Anyhow, I find it nice to leave under...

Sat 20 Mar 2004
Dakar: De Rooy stage 7 report

Dakar: De Rooy stage 7 report

Engine trouble means the end of the rally for Jan de Rooy. Gerard de Rooy could hardly keep up with unleashed Tchaguine. Jan de Rooy couldn't add lustre to his tenth DAKAR rally. After fighting back during the last two days and even after...

Thu 22 Jan 2004
Dakar: Mitsubishi celebrates overall win

Dakar: Mitsubishi celebrates overall win

Mitsubishi Motors Takes Fourth Straight Dakar Crown for Record Ninth Win - Peterhansel, Masuoka Drive Montero Evolutions to 1-2 Finish - TOKYO, Jan. 20 -- Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), together with motor sport affiliate MMSP GmbH., took...

Tue 20 Jan 2004
Dakar: Nissan final report

Dakar: Nissan final report

Colin McRae wins the final special stage, Yoshio Ikemachi and his Nissan Patrol are victorious in the Production category Colin McRae claims his second Dakar success by winning the final special stage of this 26th edition. Yoshio Ikemachi, ...

Dakar Final standings - Truck

Dakar Final standings - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 414...

Dakar Final standings - Car

Dakar Final standings - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 203...

Dakar Final Standings - Bike

Dakar Final Standings - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 4 ...

Dakar: Yamaha final report

Dakar: Yamaha final report

Frétigné wins class and the hearts of the public Jean-Claude Oliver acknowledges his rider The 2004 Dakar rally came to a close today, and it was mission accomplished as far as David Frétigné and his Yamaha Motor France team were ...

Dakar: KTM final report

Dakar: KTM final report

First Time Victory for a Spanish Rider! KTM writes another page of Dakar History. After twenty six years of hard fighting for the title, Nani Roma won the first "Dakar" for Spain. In so doing, he fulfilled a dream of all Spanish motorsport ...

Dakar: Mitsubishi final report

Dakar: Mitsubishi final report

Mitsubishi & Peterhansel Win The Dakar Masuoka second in the Pajero / Montero Evolution Fourth consecutive victory for Mitsubishi, ninth overall win Three cars in the top five Mitsubishi Motors, Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret won...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing final report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing final report

In the bikes the final special might have seen no changes overall, but there was still plenty of emotion on the podium and drama for Richard Sainct on the going. The special was won by Cyril Despres (Gauloises KTM France) first (in 14'49) ahead of...

Dakar: BMW final report

Dakar: BMW final report

Victory in the Diesel categorie for the X-raid Team "Until you've reached the finish line of this rally, you can never be sure weather or not you really will reach it. I am relieved that we have both cars at the finish", was the first comment...

Dakar: De Rooy final report

Dakar: De Rooy final report

Gerard de Rooy on the stand; He deserves every bit of his 3rd place! "The entire team achieved something; next year will be my year!!!" The last day of Le Dakar's 26th edition was unforgettable. Tens of thousands Senegalese went to Dakar's ...

Dakar withdrawals stage 12 to 17

Dakar withdrawals stage 12 to 17

<pre> The official names of those who have withdrawn per stage of the 2004 Telefonica Dakar Stage 12 - BOBO-DIOULASSO - BAMAKO 048 ORFANOS Stage 13 - BAMAKO - AYOÛN EL ALTROÛS 088 CUCURACHI Stage 14 - AYOÛN EL ALTROÛS - ...

Dakar: Stage 17 Dakar loop quotes

Dakar: Stage 17 Dakar loop quotes

Bike: 1 Richard Sainct (FRA - KTM - 2ème) - 001 "This edition was really very difficult but in the same time, that's the reason why we come on the rally. Thumbs p to the organisation ! I have mixed feelings however. It's not a deception...

Dakar: Stage 17 Dakar loop notes

Dakar: Stage 17 Dakar loop notes

Stage 17: Dakar loop Sunday, January 18, 2004 Liaison 42 km - Special 27 km - Liaison 37 km - Total 106 km One shouldn't take this last stage for a formality, a last stroll in the sun before heading back to the European winter. It'll...

Dakar: Cornel de Villiers Quad class final report

Dakar: Cornel de Villiers Quad class final report

Cornel de Villiers won Quad Class at 2004 Dakar Ten quad riders entered and started the 2004 Telefónica Dakar 18 days ago in France - only one made it to Dakar in Africa to win his first ever Dakar Rally: Cornel de Villiers, the 1998, 2001...

Dakar: Volkswagen final report

Dakar: Volkswagen final report

Successful debut of Race-Touareg surpasses established goals. *Volkswagen celebrate first stage victory with Jutta Kleinschmidt *Bruno Saby's sixth position overall renders proof of high reliability Both Race-Touaregs crossing the finish line...

Dakar stage 17 results - Truck

Dakar stage 17 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 442...

Dakar stage 17 results - Car

Dakar stage 17 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 202...

Dakar stage 17 results - Bike

Dakar stage 17 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 2 ...

Sun 18 Jan 2004
Dakar standings after stage 16 - Truck

Dakar standings after stage 16 - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 414...

Dakar standings after stage 16 - Car

Dakar standings after stage 16 - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 203...

Dakar standings after stage 16 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 16 - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 4 ...

Dakar: BMW stage 16 report

Dakar: BMW stage 16 report

The 647-kilometre (191 km special stage) second-to-last stage of the 2004 Dakar once again dealt the drivers a number of demanding challenges from Nouakchott to Dakar today. Joy and grief stood side by side for the X-raid team. Luc Alphand ...

Dakar: De Rooy stage 16 report

Dakar: De Rooy stage 16 report

The second part of the marathon stage was the last opportunity to make up time in the overall standing. A stage containing 240 kilometers of the hated camel grass; the last part for man and machine to bite the bullet, followed by a fast track to...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 16 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 16 report

In the bikes victory went to Richard Sainct (Gauloises KTM) 2’05 ahead of Roma, with Cyril Despres (Gauloises KTM) third (at 2’24) and Alfie Cox (Gauloises KTM) fourth (at 4’40). No changes overall, with Roma now a ‘comfortable’ 5’02...