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Sat 31 Dec 2005
Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage one report

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage one report

ANDRE DESSOUDE'S JOURNAL Portimao -- 31st December 2005 André Dessoude, the " boss ", in charge of ten cars, gave his comments after this first day of competition, during which his team shone particularly brightly. A colourful start from the...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Dakar: 2006 entry list

Dakar: 2006 entry list

@>Motorcycles: No. Rider/Drivers Nat Vehicle Team ---- ----------------------------- ---- ------------------------ --------------------------------------- 1 Cyril Despres F KTM 660 Rallye...

Dakar: KTM preview

Dakar: KTM preview

Dakar, the ultimate test of man and machine against the forces of nature offers new challenges each year and preparations at KTM - a company that sees rally sport and the “Big Adventure” as an integral part of what it stands for - are now in...

Dakar: Roma, Coma analyze 2006 route

Dakar: Roma, Coma analyze 2006 route

2006 LISBON DAKAR RALLY ROUTE ANALYZED BY NANI ROMA AND MARC COMA The Repsol riders comment stage by stage the entire rally route PORTUGAL - SPAIN 31 December. Stage 1: Lisbon - Portimao Liaison: 186 kms - Special: 83 kms - Liaison: 101 ...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Dakar: Portuguese champions preview

Dakar: Portuguese champions preview

Portuguese Champions seek new challenge in Lisbon Dakar Miguel Barbosa and Miguel Ramalho want to reach the finish line Miguel Barbosa, as twice Portuguese Off-Road Champion, will be one of the drivers receiving the most ...

Dakar: Robby Gordon Team USA preview

Dakar: Robby Gordon Team USA preview

Dakar: The World's Most Grueling Race On New Year's Eve, while most of NASCAR's elite prepare to celebrate the arrival of 2006 in comfort, and for the two weeks following rest, take a cruise, hunt or play golf, one NASCAR driver...

Dakar: Mercedes-Benz preview

Dakar: Mercedes-Benz preview

Ready to go for the Dakar Rally: Ellen Lohr and the Mercedes-Benz service fleet Stuttgart -- Just eleven more days to go to the start of the 'Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz' team's debut appearance in the most prestigious desert rally of the planet --...

Dakar: Repsol KTM teams pre-race test notes

Dakar: Repsol KTM teams pre-race test notes

Last navigation and orientation tests of the Repsol KTM Team Two test days set the full stop to more than four months preparation for the 2006 Lisbon Dakar Rally The Repsol KTM team set the full stop to its preparation with the last joint...

Dakar: Portugal rally winners return to Lisbon

Dakar: Portugal rally winners return to Lisbon

Lisboa will be the Motor Sports Capital at the end of the year Drivers who won eight Portugal Rallies return to Portugal Lisboa, 19th of December 2005 -- Lisboa is going to be the "Motor Sports Capital" from the 26th to the 31st of December...

Hiroshi Masuoka - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Hiroshi Masuoka - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol drivers in Dakar 2006: Hiroshi Masuoka What made you want to take part in the Dakar Rally? I first participated in the Dakar Rally 18 years ago. Racing cars was my interest and I was lucky to get a breakthrough. My first race was...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
Luc Alphand - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Luc Alphand - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

REPSOL DRIVERS IN DAKAR 2006: LUC ALPHAND What made you decide to take up motorsport? I think, at first, I was addicted to speed through skiing. I had my daily dose adrenalin through skiing. My roots are from the mountains. I had...

Stephane Peterhanslel - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Stephane Peterhanslel - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol drivers in Dakar 2006: Stephane Peterhansel What is your favourite memory of the Dakar? It has to be my first win on a motorbike. The Dakar for me was a dream and to go out there and win my first title was a very special feeling. I used...

Jordi Viladoms - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Jordi Viladoms - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol riders in Dakar 2006: Jordi Viladoms Your discipline has always been motocross, what motivated you to take part in the Dakar? "They first offered me to do some raid tests in Tunisia. The experience was very different to what I expected...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
Carlo de Gavardo - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Carlo de Gavardo - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Repsol riders in Dakar 2006: Carlo de Gavardo What does the Dakar mean to you? "It is the hardest competition on two-wheels of the world. A unique experience." Which is the best memory you keep of the 10 times you've taken part in the...

Giovanni Sala - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Giovanni Sala - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

REPSOL RIDERS IN DAKAR 2006: GIOVANNI SALA What does the Dakar mean to you? "The Dakar is a place to enjoy. It is a beautiful experience, in a fascinating place, where you experience the motorbike in a very special way. It's a real pleasure to...

Sun 11 Dec 2005
Jordi Duran - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Jordi Duran - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

REPSOL RIDERS IN DAKAR 2006: JORDI DURAN What does the Dakar mean to you? "It was my dream since I was a little kid. It's always been a race I've been well aware of; I really looked forward to be able to participate, compete and finish some...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
Ronn Bailey Motorsports enters Dakar 2006

Ronn Bailey Motorsports enters Dakar 2006

Ronn Bailey Motorsports Tackles Dakar 2006 with Multi-National Car and Motorcycle Team LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7 - Ronn Bailey, CEO of Vanguard Integrity Professionals and owner/driver of Ronn Bailey Motorsports, will lead an unusual combination of two...

Nani Roma - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

Nani Roma - Repsol pre-Dakar interview

NANI ROMA, READY FOR HIS SECOND ASSAULT ON THE DAKAR IN THE CAR CLASS With one year of experience at the wheel of the Mitsubishi Montero Evolution, faces the 2006 Lisbon Dakar with higher ambitions Machines, team personnel and drivers of the...

Thu 08 Dec 2005
Marc Coma - Repsol pre-Dakar interivew

Marc Coma - Repsol pre-Dakar interivew

Repsol riders in Dakar 2006: Marc Coma What does the Dakar mean to you? "It's the par excellence race in the world of off-road racing. Its volume and the repercussion, the people it moves, the route, the countries...all of it makes it a unique...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Repsol's Dakar drivers, riders presented in Lisbon

Repsol's Dakar drivers, riders presented in Lisbon

REPSOL DRIVERS AND RIDERS PRESENTED TODAY IN LISBON, VENUE OF THE START OF THE 2006 DAKAR RALLY Repsol Portugal presented to the media the Repsol teams, drivers and riders, that will take part in the 2006 Lisbon Dakar, After the presentation...

Portugal looks forward to 2006 Dakar

Portugal looks forward to 2006 Dakar

The biggest rally in the World will bring thousands of tourists to Portugal Yesterday, in Paris and Lisbon, the organisation of Euromilhões Lisbon- Dakar 2006 revealed the route of the 28th Edition of the race which will be held between the...

Repsol presents 2006 Dakar lineup

Repsol presents 2006 Dakar lineup

WITH THE OVERALL VICTORY AS THEIR MAIN AIM, REPSOL PRESENTED ITS TEAMS FOR THE 2006 DAKAR Stephane Peterhansel, Hiroshi Masuoka, Luc Alphand and Nani Roma make up the Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team Marc Coma, Giovanni Sala and Carlo de...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
HUMMER, Robby Gordon to take on Baja and Dakar

HUMMER, Robby Gordon to take on Baja and Dakar

HUMMER to sponsor Team Dakar USA World-renowned driver to pilot H3 in world's most challenging off-road race DETROIT -- HUMMER Division and Robby Gordon Motorsports have joined together to take on the Dakar Rally, widely considered to be...

Thu 22 Sep 2005
DAKAR: Mitsubishi's Repsol Team 2006 sneak preview

DAKAR: Mitsubishi's Repsol Team 2006 sneak preview

MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPSOL TEAM HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NEW MPR12 Positive results after two intense test weeks in Morocco with the new Montero, ready for the 2006 Dakar The Mitsubishi Motors Repsol Team has returned from a grueling ...

Wed 03 Aug 2005
Ellen Lohr to contest the Dakar 2006

Ellen Lohr to contest the Dakar 2006

Ellen Lohr to contest the Dakar desert rally * The competitive field for the 2006 Dakar Rally will be enriched by a prominent challenger: on 31st December, Ellen Lohr will start the classic desert rally behind the wheel of a...

Thu 24 Feb 2005
Dakar: De Rooy team stage 14 report

Dakar: De Rooy team stage 14 report

Gerard de Rooy unstoppable, again No 1 "Despite a defect on the switching mechanism so we could use only 4 gears the last 400 kilometres" The Team Gauloises de Rooy knew another successful day. A first place for Gerard de Rooy, (the third ...

Dakar: Stage 14 Kayes to Tambacounda notes

Dakar: Stage 14 Kayes to Tambacounda notes

Stage 14: Kayes to Tambacounda January 14, 2005 Liaison 93 km - Special 529 km - Liaison 8 km Total 630 km It is from Sadiola, in Mali, that this stage will start, moving directly south along the Senegalese border. Stage 14: ...

Fri 21 Jan 2005
Dakar: De Rooy team final summary

Dakar: De Rooy team final summary

Final story Team Gauloises de Rooy, DAKAR 2005 "I drove a flat rally. If I wouldn't have met the problems with the springs I would have made it to the stand" January 21, 2005 -- The small, often warm cabin made way for the spacious...

Wed 19 Jan 2005
Robby Gordon's first taste of DakarHeadline

Robby Gordon's first taste of Dakar

Robby Gordon has never shied away from a challenge when it comes to auto racing. The 36-year-old NASCAR driver spends most of his time in the seat of a stock car these days, but took time out to compete in the 27th Dakar rally. Dirk von...

Dakar: Withdrawals final list

Dakar: Withdrawals final list

Stage 1 - BARCELONE - BARCELONE None Stage 2 - BARCELONE - GRANADA None Stage 3 - GRANADA - RABAT 043 COMTE Stage 4 - RABAT - AGADIR 018 PEREZ Stage 5 - AGADIR - SMARA 083 SELLIER 120 COUVAL 062 DURIER 242 NOE TUBAU 079 ...

Dakar: Repsol - seniority is a degree

Dakar: Repsol - seniority is a degree

Dakar 2005: Seniority is a degree Jordi Juvanteny, Jose Luis Criado and Francesc Pardo managed to finish the Dakar once again taking the victory in the production trucks 6-8 wheels class They have reached Dakar another year, overcoming all the...

Mon 17 Jan 2005
Dakar: Repsol - Marc Coma interview

Dakar: Repsol - Marc Coma interview

Interview with Marc Coma: The dream of the boy from Avia In his fourth participation, this natural and extroverted endurance rider is living right now a dream coming true, although he admits that there are many aims left to reach He is in...

Dakar: Repsol - Nani Roma interview

Dakar: Repsol - Nani Roma interview

Interview with Nani Roma: From two to four wheels with a high mark The aim was to reach Dakar and contribute to the team's victory. He not only reached Dakar but also in sixth position and he has witnessed how his team-mates managed to take the...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 16 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 16 report

On an edition deeply touched by the tragic deaths of Fabrizio Meoni and Jose Manuel Perez, the Telefonica Dakar 2005 crowned Frenchman Cyril Despres (KTM) in the bike race. On four wheels, Stephane Peterhansel (MIT) conquered his second...

Dakar: Andy Caldecott final summary

Dakar: Andy Caldecott final summary

Caldecott sixth in 2005 Dakar Rally Australian desert specialist Andy Caldecott (KTM) has finished an impressive sixth in the 2005 Dakar Rally, which included in Senegal on January 16. The South Australian completed the perennial torture...

Dakar: Inventor Racing update 2005-01-16

Dakar: Inventor Racing update 2005-01-16

Overall standing 39 2005-01-13 We are since yesterday in Mali and we are now out on the marathon stage. This means that we are not allowed to have any contact with the service team during the marathon. At yesterdays stage (Wednesday, stage 12), we...

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