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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...

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage 16 report

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage 16 report

Seventh place overall for Carlos Sousa Team Nissan France Dessoude placed the 2003 Pickup in seventh place in the overall classification. A fine performance for the Portuguese driver, who will nevertheless have some regrets. As for ...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 16 report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 16 report

Volkswagen writes Dakar Rally history Almost a quarter of a century to the day, Volkswagen again writes Dakar Rally history: In 1980, Volkswagen was the first German manufacturer to win the Dakar Rally. Twenty five years later with the ...

Dakar: Nissan stage 16 report

Dakar: Nissan stage 16 report

Giniel de Villiers, with the Nissan Pickup N-05, gives the Nissan Rally Raid Team a magnificent 4th place in the overall classification The final special stage, and the last timed sector around the Rose Lake. Ari Vatanen and Giniel de Villiers set...

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 16 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 16 report

Mitsubishi Motors Claims Record-Breaking Fifth Consecutive Dakar Victory and 10th Overall Win Peterhansel takes Dakar honors for second time Alphand second overall in debut Dakar outing with Mitsubishi Dream one-two finish and three Pajero / ...

Dakar: X-raid BMW stage 16 report

Dakar: X-raid BMW stage 16 report

The Last Loop Our goal for this year's Dakar was a place in the top-ten. 17 days of competition, 16 tough stages, more than 9,000 kilometres, sand, sweat and more now lie behind the drivers. 'A Dakar is never easy', these words have been heard...

Dakar: Yamaha stage 16 report

Dakar: Yamaha stage 16 report

David Frétigné fifth overall and 450 class winner David Frétigné (Yamaha WR450F - Yamaha MF Gauloises Ipone) got off to a perfect start in the prestigious last stage around Lac Rose, Dakar and led for most of the special. Finally David ...

Dakar: KTM stage 16 report

Dakar: KTM stage 16 report

A bitter victory for a "blue" guy from KTM Just how often does a sportsman imagine the moment when he will actually claim a victory he has desired for years? For sure, Cyril Despres must have imagined this moment a lot different. For the first...

Dakar: Face to Face, day 17

Dakar: Face to Face, day 17

Face to Face The Dakar Magazine January 16, 2005 Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... Bertil Marcusson - Scandinavia - 058 "My rally is the...

Dakar: Repsol teams stage 16 report

Dakar: Repsol teams stage 16 report

Mitsubishi and Repsol win the Dakar 2005 Peterhansel and Alphand achieved an excellent one-two finish with Roma in sixth place Marc Coma takes an outstanding second place in motorbikes and Esteve finishes fourth The extraordinary one-two ...

Dakar: Stage 16, finale report

Dakar: Stage 16, finale report

First triumph for Despres, Peter doubles On an edition deeply touched by the tragic deaths of Fabrizio Meoni and José Manuel Perez, the Telefonica Dakar 2005 crowned Frenchman Cyril Despres (KTM) in the bike race. On four wheels, Stephane ...

Dakar: Alfie Cox stage 16 report

Dakar: Alfie Cox stage 16 report

Cox does it again!! South African off road hero and cross-country motorcycle specialist, Alfie Cox, has yet again proved his excellence by finishing third in the 2005 Telefónica Dakar race today. Everyone predicted that with the short...

Dakar: Stage 16 Dakar Loop quotes

Dakar: Stage 16 Dakar Loop quotes

Motorcycles Cyril Despres (FRA -- KTM -- Dakar winner) - 002 Yesterday night, I was wondering what feeling I would have on the podium. If sadness was bigger than joy. Well it's mixed. I am very proud of having held my promise by placing a 'blue...