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Sun 18 Jan 2004
Dakar: KTM stage 16 report

Dakar: KTM stage 16 report

The rally crews have finally reached Dakar. Today they had to say good bye to the dunes and the loneliness of the West-African Sahara. Bye, bye Mauritania, welcome to Senegal. Today Nani Roma did everything right: He kept close to Richard Sainct.

Dakar: Nissan stage 16 report

Dakar: Nissan stage 16 report

Giniel de Villiers finished the penultimate special stage in 6th place. Colin McRae, who arrived late yesterday evening, returned to the race this morning and completed the 192-km timed sector in 15th position. Yoshio Ikemachi retains the lead of...

Dakar: Stage 16 Nouakchott to Dakar quotes

Dakar: Stage 16 Nouakchott to Dakar quotes

Bike: Richard Sainct (FRA -- KTM, 1st) - 001 "A nice special. There weren't many solutions. I went to my maximum until the finish. I have no regrets. Roma was a bit lucky. He got lost but saw Meoni's track and followed. I can't go faster than...

Dakar: Yamaha stage 16 report

Dakar: Yamaha stage 16 report

David Frétigné recorded the sixth fastest time on today’s special stage between Nouakchott and Dakar to retain his lead in the 450 class and seventh in the overall standings. Victory on the last ‘real’ special of the rally went to ...

Dakar: Stage 16 Nouakchott to Dakar notes

Dakar: Stage 16 Nouakchott to Dakar notes

Stage 16: Nouakchott to Dakar Saturday, January 17, 2004 Liaison 60 km - Special 191 km - Liaison 396 km - Total 647 km The main difficulties of the rally are now behind, but the competitors should however stay focused on this penultimate ...

Dakar: Day 17

Dakar: Day 17 "My Dakar" statements

Be A part of the Legend Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... Dominique Gibon - GIBON - 239 Like Father Like Son It all starts with a simple proposal.

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 16 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 16 report

Mitsubishi Poised Mitsubishi Motors is poised for an historic moment in the Telefónica Dakar Rally with its Pajero / Montero Evolution drivers placed first and second with just 106 kilometers between them and the finish of this legendary ...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 16 report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 16 report

Volkswagen and Jutta Kleinschmidt celebrate Race-Touareg's first stage victory Debut victory for Volkswagen at the Dakar Rally: Jutta Kleinschmidt and co-driver Fabrizia Pons celebrated the first stage victory of the new Volkswagen Race-Touareg...

Dakar stage 16 results - Truck

Dakar stage 16 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 410...

Dakar stage 16 results - Car

Dakar stage 16 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 204...

Dakar stage 16 results - Bike

Dakar stage 16 results - Bike

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

Dakar Standings after stage 15 - Truck

Dakar Standings after stage 15 - Truck

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

Dakar Standings after stage 15 - Car

Dakar Standings after stage 15 - Car

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

Dakar Standings after stage 15 - Bike

Dakar Standings after stage 15 - Bike

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

Dakar: KTM stage 15 report

Dakar: KTM stage 15 report

The Italian old hand presents his skills Last week some tire problems had irredeemably thrown him back. On Monday, the rest day at Bobo Dioulasso, Fabrizio Meoni confidently assured, "I'm waiting for the Mauritanian stage." Meoni knew, on that...

Dakar: Nissan stage 15 report

Dakar: Nissan stage 15 report

Camel grass … awful, and terribly destructive for the cars, over many kilometres. A special stage described by the leaders as being very difficult. The day before arriving in Dakar, the organisers had planned a hard day, with a stage packed full...

Dakar: Stage 15 Tidjikja to Nouakchott notes

Dakar: Stage 15 Tidjikja to Nouakchott notes

Stage 15: Tidjikja to Nouakchott Friday, January 16, 2004 Liaison 2 km -Special 579 km -Liaison 70 km -Total 651 km It'll be the last real tough one of this 2004 edition. A special that could decide who will win between the favourites. ON the...

Dakar: Yamaha stage 15 report

Dakar: Yamaha stage 15 report

Frétigné gains a place despite time penalty Yamaha Motor France entrant David Frétigné moved up to seventh place as the 2004 Dakar rally enters its final stages -- despite a 15 minute penalty incurred when the Frenchman lost his time card ...

Dakar: De Rooy stage 15 report

Dakar: De Rooy stage 15 report

Gerard de Rooy takes 3rd place in the overall standing after formidable race. André de Azevedo's bad luck helps a bit Gerard de Rooy finishes 2nd after Kabirov who wins 5th Special. Place on the stand can hardly pass the 23-year old ...

Dakar: Day 16

Dakar: Day 16 "My Dakar" statements

Be A part of the Legend Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... Miran Stanovnik - SLOVENIAN ARMY - 030 The Dakar With One Eye Just listening to Miran...

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 15 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 15 report

Stage Victory for Masuoka Peterhansel Leads Outright Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports took one step closer to realizing its dream when its two drivers Hiroshi Masuoka and Stéphane Peterhansel completed today's stage of the Telefónica Dakar Rally...

Dakar: BMW stage 15 report

Dakar: BMW stage 15 report

Still no time to relax 177 of the original 400 participants started this morning at 7:30 a.m. (cars 9:15 a.m.) on the third-to-last stage of this year's Rally Dakar. From Tidjikja to Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, there were 651 ...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 15 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 15 report

On the bikes it was Fabrizio Meoni (Gauloises KTM) who won his second special of the rallye 0'46 ahead of Richard Sainct (Gauloises KTM) with Roma third (at 3'19), Alfie Cox (Gauloises KTM) fourth (at 6'48) and Cyril Despres (Gauloises KTM) fifth...

Dakar: Stage 15 Tidjikja to Nouakchott quotes

Dakar: Stage 15 Tidjikja to Nouakchott quotes

Bike: Richard Sainct (FRA -- KTM, 2nd) - 001 "The first part was difficult. As it had rained a lot and with the passage of the opening cars and trucks, the sand was hard. Then there was camel grass and that was horrible. I caught Roma quite...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 15 report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 15 report

Fourth-best time makes Volkswagen Race-Touareg quickest diesel again Volkswagen finished the last marathon leg of the Dakar Rally with another very good result: The 15th special stage saw Jutta Kleinschmidt and co-driver Fabrizia Pons keep up ...

Dakar stage 15 results - Truck

Dakar stage 15 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 410...

Dakar stage 15 results - Car

Dakar stage 15 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 201...

Dakar stage 15 results - Bike

Dakar stage 15 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Team Manufacturer Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- ------------------------------ --- ---------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 3 ...

Dakar Standings after stage 14 - Truck

Dakar Standings after stage 14 - Truck

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

Fri 16 Jan 2004
Dakar Standings after stage 14 - Car

Dakar Standings after stage 14 - Car

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

Dakar Standings after stage 14 - Truck

Dakar Standings after stage 14 - Truck

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

Dakar: De Rooy late news after stage 14

Dakar: De Rooy late news after stage 14

Thursday, 15th January 2004 (23:05 hours) Extra news bulletin: Time penalty for De Rooy, Loprais and De Azevedo It has just been announced that the Kamaz team brought a charge against above mentioned gentlemen as they would have missed a route...

Dakar: Stage 14 Ayoun el Atrous to Tidjikja notes

Dakar: Stage 14 Ayoun el Atrous to Tidjikja notes

Stage 14: Ayoun el Atrous to Tidjikja Thursday, January 15, 2004 Special 547 km -Liaison 4 km -Total 551 km Sand, more sand, even more sand ! Dunes, higher and higher, one after the other forming a real sea of sand all the way up to the ...

Dakar: Stage 14 Ayoun el Atrous to Tidjikja quotes

Dakar: Stage 14 Ayoun el Atrous to Tidjikja quotes

Bike: Richard Sainct (FRA - KTM, 4th) - 001 "It was a nice fast special. Difficult because of the heat. But the hardest is done. It's however a day less to catch up my delay and honestly, I believe there's only one more hard special tomorrow.

Dakar: Day 15

Dakar: Day 15 "My Dakar" statements

Be A part of the Legend Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... Michel Delaye - ESPACE MOTO - 184 For His People Like his friend Luc Pagnon,...

Dakar: Nissan stage 14 report

Dakar: Nissan stage 14 report

Colin McRae and his Nissan Pickup set the 2nd fastest time... Ari Vatanen is forced to retire Colin McRae completed a superb special stage, taking second place. Giniel de Villiers set the 7th time. However, Ari Vatanen had to give up, just ...