Suspense to the finish for Volkswagen.
Volkswagen successfully defended their lead in the competition for two
wheel drive vehicles on the 15th stage of the Rallye TelefÃ³nica Dakar. At the
same time, Volkswagen retained their one-two position ...
Third stage win for Ari Vatanen and the Nissan Pickup...
The second GPS-free stage of the 2003 Dakar ! Leaving Luxor this morning, the competitors
drove through to Abu Rish, an immense desert area situated on a rocky plateau, between the ...
Alphand close to win Stage 13.
As an Ocean of Dunes where under normal circumstances nobody dares to
venture, the organizers of the 25th edition of the Dakar named the
territory of stage between Siwa and Dakhla over a distance of 657
Drop-out of Gregoire de Mevius - complete team attention on Alphand.
It was shortly before 9 o'clock local time when BMW X5-team Gregoire de Mevius and
co-pilot Alain Guehennec arrived at the Siwa bivouac - seven hours after the day winner
Historical entry of X-raid Team at Dakar Rally.
Best result of a diesel engine since beginning of the event.
"We are very happy about our achievements so far", X-raid team leader
Sven Quandt said gladly, "we know that our BMW X5 in the same way...
Win of Stage in Sight - Luc Alphand Second on BMW X5
75 cars were at the start of stage eleven today in the morning at nine
o'clock local time (distance 568 kilometres, including 438 km special
stage), where at the end the Oasis of Siwa and a ...
De Mevius holds third place at half time.
4752 kilometres or half way of the Dakar Rally (8602 kilometres) were
brought to an end by the participants of the anniversary rally today.
With X-raid team driver Gregoire de Mevius on his BMW X5...
De Mevius still at top five.
At the second part of the marathon stage leading over a distance of 727
kilometres (including 497 km special stage) from Ghat to Sabha today,
both BMW X5 X-raid teams from Trebur proverbially drove like ...
Luc Alphand - The Flying Frenchman
All results of the competition of the sixth stage had already been
written and press-releases were partly already published, when Luc
Alphand and co-pilot Matthew Stevenson (BMW X5), ranking 118th in...
De Mevius again very competitve.
A real feeling for the desert was presented to the protagonists of the 25th Dakar Rally today,
when they had to cope with such typical requirements at their fifth stage. Stony and sandy
grounds, sand dune...
Sprint for Africa.
While hard gravel roads and numerous hair pins characterized the special stage yesterday in
the CorbiÃ¨res mountain area, the participants of the 2003 Rally Dakar had to face a short
special stage on extremely soft terrain ...
Colonia Narbo Martius and Viva EspaÃ±a
No problems caused the liaison to Narbonne in the South of France after the Prologue for
both X-raid pilots Gregoire de Mevius and Luc Alphand yesterday. From this historic
city, built by the Romans about...
The heat is on
After discovering the brand new X5 BMWs, Nissan Pick Ups and Schlesser
buggies, day two of scrutineering saw the main bike favourites enter
the 25th edition of the Dakar. Led by two time winner Fabrizio Meoni
(KTM n.1), the KTM ...
Let the show begin
Before officially taking off on January the 1st at 17h00 for a prologue
special in the Parc Chanot of Marseille and heading to Spain and the
North Africa deserts, the Telefonica Dakar kicked off with the technical
Dress rehearsal in the desert -- Towering up to 100 metres, the Erg Chebbi sand dunes lie 50 kilometres south-east of Erfoud
in Morocco. For seven days, this
imposing Sahara landscape provides the Volkswagen Rally Team a testing area to prepare...
Nissan and The Dakar
Nissan sees Motorsport as a passion that shows the fighting spirit of
the brand, providing excitement to the customers. It is also a tool to
develop both the brand and its technological capabilities. Nissan has a
Dakar Rally on the Straight.
62 vehicles started for Stage 15 at Luxor today in the morning, which had to be managed
without support of the GPS satellite navigation system. Numerous changes of direction
required permanent concentration of the ...