Yamaha teams are celebrating in the quad category.
On marathon stage, riders will be separated from their assistance crews and had to look after their machines themselves.
At the end of a particularly hard first week, all the bike competitors of the 2015 Dakar are enjoying a well-earned rest day.
Split into two specials of 69 and 227 kilometers, today’s stage took the 2015 Dakar competitors from Antofagasta to Iquique in the north of Chile.
The fifth stage of Dakar has come to a close.
The third day was not nearly as hard on the teams as yesterday was, a relief for all and even salvation for some.
The Yamaha Factory Racing Rally Team Yamalube riders have made a positive start to the gruelling Dakar 2015 challenge.
Dakar 2015 is about to get underway in just two days...
With a route of 9000 kilometres, 5000 of which are against the clock, the 2015 Dakar looks certain to live up to its fearsome reputation.
8,000 kilometer race tests man and machine.
In preperation for the 2015 Rally, Yamaha is working hard on the Yamaha WR450F Rally.
On a 9th stage dominated by the sand, Marc Coma made his mark and reinforced his lead in the general standings whilst picking up his 23rd special stage victory on the Dakar, his second in 2014