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Sun 10 Dec 2006
Robby Gordon announces Dakar plans

Robby Gordon announces Dakar plans

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 30, 2006) -- While the elite of NASCAR will take January to rest in preparation for the upcoming 2007 season, set to begin a month later, one of racing's most versatile drivers, Robby Gordon, will be preparing to compete...

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...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
Dakar: Robby Gordon unveils Hummer H3

Dakar: Robby Gordon unveils Hummer H3

Robby Gordon Unveils Significantly Revised Hummer H3 Dakar Racer BAKER, Ca. (Nov. 6, 2006) -- In preparation for the 2007 Dakar, Robby Gordon of Team Dakar USA unveiled his revised Hummer H3 race truck for the international media at the Dumont...

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...

Tue 10 Oct 2006
Team Rally PanAmerica 2007 Dakar plans

Team Rally PanAmerica 2007 Dakar plans

Time Flies! The Dakar Rally is the most challenging motorsports event in the world, crossing nearly 6000 miles of inhospitable African desert terrain over the course of two weeks. Experience matters, and...

Fri 06 Oct 2006
Team Dakar USA names Grider as navigator

Team Dakar USA names Grider as navigator

Andy Grider Joins Team Dakar USA ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2006) -- Andy Grider, a native of Long Beach, California, will join Team Dakar USA and Robby Gordon as navigator in their bid to be the first American effort to capture the overall title...

Fri 07 Jul 2006
Team Rally PanAmerica Dakar 2007 news 2006-07-06

Team Rally PanAmerica Dakar 2007 news 2006-07-06

Introducing Team Rally PanAmerica's 2007 Dakar Rally Team. The Dakar Rally. January 2007. The most difficult test of man and machine on the planet. Hundreds of the world's best will challenge the African desert for sixteen days. Half may ...

Wed 22 Mar 2006
Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage 13 report

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage 13 report

Team GALP ENERGIA maintains 7th position overall Today saw the transition between Guinea and Senegal, with a mountain stage.... Amazing but true : a maximum altitude of 1000m, with a few passes to get over. Just like the stage between Bamako and...

Mon 30 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay stage 12 report

Dakar: Szalay stage 12 report

Countback goes on: only three days left The Dakar unit is back to Guinea after ten years, however, only for a flying visit. Two half stages were held in the country, laced by water-crossings. Heat was awful (since it is a tropical climate) ...

Sat 28 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 11 results - Truck

Dakar stage 11 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...

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...

Dakar: Champion Luc Alphand - Repsol interview

Dakar: Champion Luc Alphand - Repsol interview

LUC ALPHAND, THE CHAMPION WHO CAME FROM THE COLD Nine years after becoming Alpine Skiing World Champion, the French driver is again the best, but this time in the Dakar Runner-up of the last edition of the Rally, Luc Alphand faced this...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Nani Roma - Repsol post-race interview

Dakar: Nani Roma - Repsol post-race interview

NANI ROMA, SECOND TIME LUCKY At the age of 33 and with an exceptional progression, Roma has become the first Spanish rider to win the Dakar and the first Spanish driver to step on the podium. In 2004, when he decided to do the change to cars...

Dakar: Champion Marc Coma - Repsol interview

Dakar: Champion Marc Coma - Repsol interview

MARC COMA, THE PRINCE IS CROWNED AS THE NEW KING AT THE DAKAR RALLY With his victory in the 2006 Lisbon Dakar Rally, the young Repsol rider culminates a brilliant season in addition to making his dream come true At the age of 29, Marc Coma ...

Dakar: Team Vanguard stage 15 report

Dakar: Team Vanguard stage 15 report

193 Competitors Cross the Finish Line in Dakar Stage 15's special brought the Dakar 2006 rally to a close. Only 93 bikers, 67 cars, and 33 trucks completed this grueling race of skill and endurance. Team Vanguard's Philippe Gache and Jean-Pierre...

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 ...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 15 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 15 report

93 bikers, 66 car crews and 35 trucks eventually made it to the finish line of the 28th Euromilhoes-Lisboa-Dakar. Luc Alphand in the car race and Marc Coma on two wheels were both crowned for the first time. Vladimir Chagin, behind the steering ...

Dakar: Szalay stage 15 report

Dakar: Szalay stage 15 report

Three units of the team in the finish Szalay Dakar Team finished the 28th Dakar Rally with great results, three out of the four units having crossed the finish line are members of the team. No wonder that the team master was satisfied on the ...

Dakar: X-Raid BMW stage 15 report

Dakar: X-Raid BMW stage 15 report

FRENCH X-RAID DEBUTANT CHICHERIT TAKES SUPERB NINTH OVERALL IN DAKAR South African Alfie Cox completes Dakar car debut in 15th place; Monterde suffers final stage transmission agony and slips to 25th DAKAR (Senegal): French driver ...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 15 report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 15 report

Volkswagen second at Dakar Rally with Giniel de Villiers Volkswagen has set a new 'personal best' at the hard fought 2006 Dakar Rally by finishing second with Giniel de Villiers (South Africa) and Tina Thorner (Sweden): For the first time in the...

Dakar: Yamaha stages 13 to 15 report

Dakar: Yamaha stages 13 to 15 report

Day 14 -- Stage 13 Friday 13 January 2006 Labe > Tambacounda Connection 7 km, Special 348 km, Connection 212 km, Total 567 km A very technical stage was set for Friday the 13th after two days without technical assistance. The reliable technique...

Dakar: Final list of those who withdrew

Dakar: Final list of those who withdrew

<pre> The final list of those who withdrew from the Dakar cross-country rally Bike: Stage No. Name Make 14 021 VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 14 166 HAMARD (FRA) ...

Dakar: KTM stage 15 report

Dakar: KTM stage 15 report

Thank You Marc One day all the efforts of a life flows together in an unforgettable success. A success that explains away all the commitments and the sacrifices of an entire career, This day becomes one of the most rewarding appointments of the...

Dakar: BMW riders stage 15 report

Dakar: BMW riders stage 15 report

Pavey finishes the 2006 Dakar After 16 agonising days, only half of the competitors that started the 2006 Euromilhões Lisbon to Dakar Rally reached the end at Dakar today. Race to Dakar rider and six-times competitor, Simon Pavey was one of...

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: Stage 15 Dakar to Dakar notes and quotes

Dakar: Stage 15 Dakar to Dakar notes and quotes

Stage 15: Dakar to Dakar January 15, 2006 Connection 38 km - Special 31 km - Connection 41 km Total 110 km Delivery Around Lac Rose: over the years, the exercise has be-come a motor sport classic. Some are still tempted to go after a handful of...

Dakar: Stage 15 final event report

Dakar: Stage 15 final event report

First triumph for Alphand and Coma, Chagin (Tchaguine) hits back 93 bikers, 67 car crews and 33 trucks eventually made it to the finish line of the 28th Euromilhoes-Lisboa-Dakar. Luc Alphand in the car race and Marc Coma on two wheels were both...

Dakar final standings - Bike

Dakar final standings - Bike

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

Dakar final standings - Car

Dakar final standings - Car

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

Dakar final standings - Truck

Dakar final standings - Truck

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

Dakar: Repsol stage 15 report

Dakar: Repsol stage 15 report

REPSOL TAKES TWO CLASS VICTORIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE DAKAR Marc Coma clinches his first victory in the motorbike class, the second of a Spanish rider. He is joined on the podium by team mate Giovanni Sala. Luc Alphand...

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage 15 report

Dakar: Kwikpower Mercedes stage 15 report

All the Mercedes-Benz vehicles make it to Dakar Dakar/Senegal -- The entire Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz fleet made it to Senegal 's capital, Dakar -- the finish of the 2006 Dakar Rally. During the course of 15 days, the five ...

Dakar: Team Vanguard stage 14 report

Dakar: Team Vanguard stage 14 report

Africa's Gateway to the Atlantic Stage 14's special brought the rally to the outer edge of the city of Dakar. Considered Africa's gateway to the Atlantic the drivers gather at the Dakar bivouac to prepare to drive the final stage and cross ...

Dakar: Volkswagen bivouac after stage 14

Dakar: Volkswagen bivouac after stage 14

From the Volkswagen bivouac Great to see you again After 15 days pounding across the desert, the Volkswagen works team met journalists, sponsors and several family members who were waiting for the team at the finish of the stage. Cornelia...