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Sun 16 Jan 2005
Dakar: De Rooy team stage 16 report

Dakar: De Rooy team stage 16 report

"We have to come back next year as we didn't make it to the stand" DAKAR 2005 is definitely past tense. Hands have been shaken, here and there a party for the many guests that flew into Dakar. All hardships are forgotten after a hot shower and a...

Alphand takes Dakar stage win as BMWs falterHeadline

Alphand takes Dakar stage win as BMWs falter

After the punishment of Stage 7 and the cancellation of Stage 8, today's special from Tidjikja to Atar was a refreshing change: high speed across dunes, with not a stalk of the dreaded camel grass in sight, and a finish crossing the immense and ...

Dakar trucks set for an exciting 2005Headline

Dakar trucks set for an exciting 2005

The truck category of the Dakar Rally looks to be set for even more excitement than usual in the 2005 edition of the famed cross-country event. Pre-prologue in The Netherlands: trucks leaves. Photo by Team de Rooy. Kamaz is back with...

Sat 15 Jan 2005
Dakar: De Rooy team stage 15 report

Dakar: De Rooy team stage 15 report

Team Gauloises de Rooy takes 2nd, 3rd and 4th place "I feel 5 years younger; if it was up to me the rally could have lasted another week; than we could have moved up in the overall standings" The Team Gauloises de Rooy knew another fine...

Dakar: Stage 15 Tambacounda to Dakar notes

Dakar: Stage 15 Tambacounda to Dakar notes

Stage 15: Tambacounda to Dakar January 15, 2005 Liaison 108 km - Special 225 km - Liaison 236 km Total 569 km Competitors will be back on a tarmac road for a liaison of approximately 100 km to the start of the - Special. Stage 15: ...

Dakar: Repsol teams stage 15 report

Dakar: Repsol teams stage 15 report

Despres and Peterhansel, one step away from victory The penultimate stage has been raced today and the expected positions were consolidated. Coma and Esteve 2nd and 4th in bikes. Roma, sixth in cars. The penultimate stage which took the rally...

Dakar: Face to Face, day 16

Dakar: Face to Face, day 16

Face to Face The Dakar Magazine January 15, 2005 Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... Sylviane Goutaland - Toyota Team Feminin - 442 "A benefit for...

Dakar: Repsol - logistics make the difference

Dakar: Repsol - logistics make the difference

Logistics make the difference in the Dakar In the hardest rally of the world, the Mitsubishi Motors Repsol ATS Team gets close to perfect order despite the surrounding chaos In addition to great drivers and mechanics, what makes the ...

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage 14 report

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage 14 report

Carlos Sousa to the rescue... Carlos Sousa and Thierry Delli Zotti lived up to the true Dakar spirit today, when a biker fell just in front of them, between Kayes and Tambacounda this morning. A reaction that comes naturally to the Portuguese ...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 14 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 14 report

For the first kilometres on Senegal soil, the sun had reappeared on the Telefonica Dakar 2005 rally. On the day's 518km special, Jean De Azevedo conquered his very first stage success beating David Frétigne in the last kilometres of the bike ...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 14 report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage 14 report

Volkswagen retain top position thanks to perfect team work Thanks to perfect team work Volkswagen retained third and fifth overall in the Dakar Rally two days before the finish: Bruno Saby fought his way up to second in the Race-Touareg on the...

Dakar: Nissan stage 14 report

Dakar: Nissan stage 14 report

Ari Vatanen gives Nissan a fourth stage win and claims his 51th career win on the Dakar Today, Ari Vatanen won his 51st Dakar stage win. This was also the fourth for Nissan in the 2005 event. All three Nissan drivers have won at least one stage.

Dakar: X-raid BMW stage 14 report

Dakar: X-raid BMW stage 14 report

Again Top Ten Result for Monterde It was not easy going today, but also not too hard. The 14th leg today to Tambacounda went over a total distance of 630 kilometres. Stating tomorrow, the distances of the specials will become considerably...

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 14 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 14 report

Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution Drivers Cruise, But Extend Their Advantage! Roma leads the Mitsubishi crews through to Tambacounda Peterhansel and Alphand claim hours to their rivals Joan 'Nani' Roma and Henri Magne led the trio of ...

Dakar: KTM stage 14 report

Dakar: KTM stage 14 report

The final spurt is on! When two or three professional riders watch each other closely it is for a daring amateur rider to get the better of the pros. Jean de Azevedo managed to do so today. On his 660 KTM the Brazilian private rider overtook ...

Dakar: Alfie Cox stage 14 report

Dakar: Alfie Cox stage 14 report

Cox consolidate third place Alfie Cox, South Africa's top cross-country and off-road hero today consolidated his third place in the overall standings of the 2005 Telefónica Dakar rally. Cox finished in fourth place on his Gauloises...

Dakar: Stage 14 report

Dakar: Stage 14 report

Brazilian day on the rally For the first kilometres on Senegal soil, the sun had reappeared on the Telefonica Dakar 2005 rally. On the day's 518km special, Jean De Azevedo conquered his very first stage success beating David Frétigne in the...

Dakar: Stage 14  Kayes to Tambacounda quotes

Dakar: Stage 14 Kayes to Tambacounda quotes

Motorcycles Alfie Cox (SAF -- KTM -- 4th of the stage) - 003 It was a long day today, almost the double of yesterday, which was pretty long. Had some troubles with the mouss of my rear tyre, which was flat at the end of the stage. At least,...

Dakar: Face to Face, day 15

Dakar: Face to Face, day 15

Face to Face The Dakar Magazine January 14, 2005 Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... Lang Xu - Nissan Dessoude - 366 "I've learnt a lot... about ...

Dakar standings after stage 14 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 14 - Bike

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Dakar standings after stage 14 - Car

Dakar standings after stage 14 - Car

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Dakar standings after stage 14 - Truck

Dakar standings after stage 14 - Truck

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Dakar stage 14 results - Bike

Dakar stage 14 results - Bike

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Dakar stage 14 results - Car

Dakar stage 14 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar stage 14 results - Truck

Dakar stage 14 results - Truck

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Dakar: Repsol teams stage 14 report

Dakar: Repsol teams stage 14 report

The rally enters Senegal without any changes in the leadership Despres and Peterhansel still in the lead. Coma defends his second place and Roma finishes the stage fourth fastest Senegal received the Dakar with a stage between Kayes and ...

Dakar: Rally Raid UK update 2005-01-14

Dakar: Rally Raid UK update 2005-01-14

News from Rally Raid UK .... well we arrived ...... So we made it to Tambacounda .... All very entertaining since the first 100Km's of the assistance route was on a dirt road with loads of stones and dust being thrown up by everything. Loads...

Dakar: Repsol - Hard days in the rally

Dakar: Repsol - Hard days in the rally

The KTM Repsol team from the inside. Hard days in Dakar Two fatal accidents hit the team and the whole bivouac harshly. Dakar is getting closer day by day but it won't be the same this time "Meoni has died". That simple, that crude, that real.

Dakar: Ginaf Rally Power update 2005-01-13

Dakar: Ginaf Rally Power update 2005-01-13

12-01-05, 09.38 h Many considered stage 11 as one of the toughest in the race. Unlike the planned route, the stage was shortened a little. From checkpoint 2 the contestants could continue the route as liaison. The original length of the track was...

Dakar standings after stage 13 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 13 - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar standings after stage 13 - Car

Dakar standings after stage 13 - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar standings after stage 13 - Truck

Dakar standings after stage 13 - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar stage 13 results - Bike

Dakar stage 13 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar stage 13 results - Car

Dakar stage 13 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar stage 13 results - Truck

Dakar stage 13 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Team Time Gap to 1st Penalties --- --- --------------------------------- --- --------------------- ----------------------- ---------- ----------...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 13 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 13 report

After a day of mourning in memory of Fabrizio Meoni, time had come to get back on the bikes and carry on the race. With a black scarf on their arms, the 108 took off for the 370kms of the special between Bamako and Kayes. The fastest on the day...