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...
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 ...
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: ...
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...
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.
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
They have reached Dakar another year, overcoming all the...
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...
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...
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
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
The South Australian completed the perennial torture...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 / ...
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...
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...
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...
- Scandinavia - 058
"My rally is the...
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
The extraordinary one-two ...
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
TelefÃ³nica Dakar race today.
Everyone predicted that with the short...
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...