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Mon 20 Jan 2003
Dakar: Mitsubishi final report

Dakar: Mitsubishi final report

Masuoka triumphs & claims record-breaking eighth Dakar victory for Mitsubishi. Dominant one-two-three for Mitsubishi Motors; Third consecutive victory for the Japanese manufacturer; Fifth one-two-three for Mitsubishi Motors; Mitsubishi drivers...

Dakar: Final winners' quotes

Dakar: Final winners' quotes

MOTOBIKES: Richard Sainct (KTM - n.7) 1st overall "Even if it's the third time, it's a very emotional moment. I have as much pleasure as the first time. Today I'm more than satisfied. It'll take some days to realise but it's a great day. These...

Dakar: Truck stage 17 Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh

Dakar: Truck stage 17 Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 412 Kabirov Kamaz ...

Dakar: Cars stage 17 Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh

Dakar: Cars stage 17 Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 204 Vatanen Nissan...

Dakar: Motobikes stage 17 Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh

Dakar: Motobikes stage 17 Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 016 Lundmark KTM ...

Masuoka, Sainct, Tchaguine repeat as Dakar winnersHeadline

Masuoka, Sainct, Tchaguine repeat as Dakar winners

Mitsubishi driver Hiroshi Masuoka has taken his second victory in the Dakar rally. The Japanese raid specialist covered the 19 days (one rest day, one boat crossing) to cover the 17 stage event in 49 hours, eight minutes and 52 seconds. Masuoka...

Dakar: Bombardier stage 16 report

Dakar: Bombardier stage 16 report

Bombardier pass Dakar test. Tested by some of the worst conditions the world has to offer and helped on by the organizers, the competitors in the 2003 Telefonica Dakar race had to be content with starting off at 01:00 today, in order to ...

Dakar: South Africa drivers stage 16 report

Dakar: South Africa drivers stage 16 report

Dakar has a sting in its tail. A long liaison starting at dawn took the teams into the Sinai Peninsula. The final long special of this years Dakar was set on the Sinai Massif, running through sand, green valleys and difficult rocky passes. A ...

Dakar Truck overall standings after stage 16

Dakar Truck overall standings after stage 16

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 407 Tchaguine Kamaz ...

Dakar Cars overall standings after stage 16

Dakar Cars overall standings after stage 16

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 200 Masuoka ...

Dakar Motobikes overall standings after stage 16

Dakar Motobikes overall standings after stage 16

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 003 Sainct KTM ...

Dakar: Nissan stage 16 report

Dakar: Nissan stage 16 report

A day full of changes... Leaving the bivouac in the early hours of the morning (at 2 am...), the competitors reached the starting point of the special stage after 413 kilometres of liaison. It has to be said that this last stage, the longest of...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 16 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 16 report

In the bikes victory on the special went to Cyril Despres, 2'35 ahead of Richard Sainct, with Coma third (at 6'20) and Meoni 4th at (6'51). Overall there are no changes with an all 'Blue' top 4 led by Richard Sainct, 7'54 ahead of Despres, with ...

Dakar: BMW stage 16 report

Dakar: BMW stage 16 report

Toughest Task at longest Stage of Dakar. It was the expected hard and stony track which strongly tossed and joggled men and machine again today. Gear boxes, suspensions as well as dreams were destroyed and as supposed the overall result was well...

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 16 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 16 report

Masuoka on course for second consecutive Dakar win. Japan's Hiroshi Masuoka and his German co-driver Andreas Schulz have taken the lead of the Telefónica Dakar Rally, in their Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution. They finished...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 16 report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 16 report

Second place -- best stage result for Volkswagen. On the turbulent penultimate stage of the Rallye Telefónica Dakar, Volkswagen, with the day's second fastest time, achieved their best stage result to date, during the competition debut of the...

Dakar: Day 18

Dakar: Day 18 "My Dakar" quotes

MY DAKAR Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... TIBAU/TRIFENE 200 "Elisabete Jacinto (Mercedes)- Por - n.429 "I am Portuguese and a Goegraphy professor.

Dakar: Stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh quotes

Dakar: Stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh quotes

MOTOBIKES: Cyril Despres (KTM - n.7) 1st of the special, 2nd overall "When I realised I could do something good in the special, I felt really well on the bike. I didn't do the slightest mistake. I'm happy of my second place overall but I'm even...

Dakar: Truck stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh

Dakar: Truck stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 412 Kabirov Kamaz ...

Dakar: Cars stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh

Dakar: Cars stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 207 Biasion ...

Dakar: Motobikes stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh

Dakar: Motobikes stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 007 Despres KTM ...

Dakar: Stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh notes

Dakar: Stage 16 Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh notes

Stage 16: Abu Rish - Sharm El Sheikh Saturday 18th January 2003 Liaison: 413 km - Special stage: 365 km - Liaison: 50 km - Total: 828 km Penultimate stage of the rally : the longest of the event. Set up in the Sinai mountains which will be one...

Peterhansel's comfortable Dakar lead fades awayHeadline

Peterhansel's comfortable Dakar lead fades away

At the end of fifteen stages, Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel was in the comfortable position of holding an almost 26 minute lead over Hiroshi Masuoka. The battling top two Mitsubishis have dominated the overall cars competition from the opening...

Dakar Truck overall standings after stage 15

Dakar Truck overall standings after stage 15

Pos Number Driver Manufacturer Team Time Diff Penalties --- ------ --------------- --------------- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------------- 1. 407 Tchaguine Kamaz ...