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Tue 20 Dec 2005
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 --...

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...

Mon 17 Jan 2005
Dakar: Stage 15 Tambacounda to Dakar quotes

Dakar: Stage 15 Tambacounda to Dakar quotes

Motorcycles Cyril Despres (FRA -- KTM -- Stage winner) - 002 Alfie's (Cox) presence with the Spaniards helped me a lot. He waited for me and was riding rather slowly and that made them lose time. It was a real team race, very tactical. But I...

Tue 11 Jan 2005
Dakar: Repsol - Nani Roma interview

Dakar: Repsol - Nani Roma interview

Interview: Nani Roma, slow but steady Despite getting stuck in the Mauritanian dunes for almost two hours, the Spanish driver is surprisingly eighth in the overall standings. Incredible for many, possible for some, Nani Roma has shown his ...

Dakar: Gauloises Racing rest day report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing rest day report

After the first 9 stages of the rally and over a week on the rally, the remaining competitors of the Telefonica Dakar 2005 enjoyed a well deserved rest. Time to have a shower, work on the car, check out the overall position and start thinking of...

Wed 19 Jan 2005
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 ...

Tue 04 Jan 2005
Dakar: De Rooy team stage four report

Dakar: De Rooy team stage four report

Gerard de Rooy 2nd after first real Special; Jan finished 11th January 03, 2005 -- "There we were, together with Kabirov waiting for the train, even the Dutch railways don't have such a long one" It finally started. At least for the cars and...

Wed 05 Jan 2005
Dakar: Stage 5 Agadir to Smara notes

Dakar: Stage 5 Agadir to Smara notes

Stage 5: Agadir to Smara January 4, 2005 Liaison 240 km - Special 381 km - Liaison 33 km Total 654 km Before attacking the first long - Special, there will be a warm up session on a tarmac road to Guelmin. The start of the special, between the...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar stage 1 results - Bike

Dakar stage 1 results - Bike

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

Fri 02 Dec 2005
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...

Mon 17 Jan 2005
Dakar: Stage 15 report

Dakar: Stage 15 report

Despres and 'Peter' close in on triumph! With one final stage to go, Cyril Despres moved closer to his first ever Dakar victory in the bike category. The Frenchman added a second special success to his 2005 record on the stage between ...

Tue 11 Jan 2005
Dakar official statement on Perez death

Dakar official statement on Perez death

Death On The Rally: Official Release It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Josi Manuel PEREZ (biker n069) after an accident during stage 7 between ZOUERAT and TICHIT on the 6th of January. Immediately treated by...

Tue 04 Jan 2005
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage three report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage three report

Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolutions Joint Fourth and Seventh After European Dakar Stages. Peterhansel second in competitive section After two European competitive sections of the 2005 Telefónica Dakar Rally, the Mitsubishi Motors Repsol ATS...

Wed 12 Jan 2005
Dakar: Gauloises Racing statement on Meoni

Dakar: Gauloises Racing statement on Meoni

Death of Fabrizio Meoni Fabrizio Meoni died today on the Atar -- Kiffa stage of the 27th Dakar Rallye following an accident at km 184.85, where it was indicated that there was a series of undulations, marked by one exclamation point (on a danger...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar: De Rooy preview

Dakar: De Rooy preview

Contrary to the last three years when the rally started in France , this year the Organization has chosen for a start in Barcelona , the Catalonian Capital. It will be the fourth time that the rally starts in Spain . In 1995, 1996 and 1999 the...

Tue 04 Jan 2005
Dakar: KTM Repsol team from the inside

Dakar: KTM Repsol team from the inside

The KTM Repsol team from the inside Door Closed, Door Opened and Special Cancelled We left Europe behind and entered Africa. For the moment, the first special has been cancelled and we have to wait another day to start racing on African ...

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...

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...

Tue 11 Jan 2005
Dakar stage 10 results - Bike

Dakar stage 10 results - Bike

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

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar: Repsol - The caring side of the rally

Dakar: Repsol - The caring side of the rally

The caring side of the rally Barcelona-Dakar Racing, timing and participants won't be the only thing to talk about in this year's Dakar. The city of Chinguetti, in Mauritania, will be the destination of more than two tons of medical material, ...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
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...

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 ...

Tue 11 Jan 2005
Dakar: Stage 10 Atar to Atar notes

Dakar: Stage 10 Atar to Atar notes

Stage 10: Atar to Atar January 10, 2005 Liaison 8 km - Special 483 km - Liaison 8 km Total 499 km Competitors usually have a smooth start to the stage following the rest day. That will not be the case this year! This loop - Special is the...

Thu 06 Jan 2005
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage five report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage five report

Luc Alphand Third Overall in The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution Peterhansel struck by punctures, Masuoka hits suspension problems Luc Alphand and Gilles Picard lead the Mitsubishi Motors Repsol ATS Studios Team assault after the fifth...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar: Euromaster Moto Team preview

Dakar: Euromaster Moto Team preview

The 2005 edition of the Dakar will be marked by something new; the company will bring for the first time a specific support to a non-professional woman motorcyclists: Ludivine Puy. She will join the Euromaster moto Team, which totalises 29 ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
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...

Mon 17 Jan 2005
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...

Mon 10 Jan 2005
Dakar: Stage 9 Tidjikja to Atar notes

Dakar: Stage 9 Tidjikja to Atar notes

Stage 9: Tidjikja to Atar January 8, 2005 Liaison 3 km - Special 361 km - Liaison 35 km Total 399 km In this final stage before the rest day driving enthusiasts will here be in their element. The 300 kilometres of track will be very fast...

Thu 06 Jan 2005
Dakar: Stage 5 Agadir to Smara quotes

Dakar: Stage 5 Agadir to Smara quotes

Motorcycles CYRIL DESPRES (FRA -- KTM -- 3rd) - 002 At last, we really started the rally. With a tricky stage to begin with. I had a problem with my first trip master, the highest placed on the bike, where we can see all the dangers of the...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar: Nissan preview

Dakar: Nissan preview

The 2005 Dakar will be Nissan's third year of participation as a factory team. Three top-level crews have been chosen to drive the almost completely renewed Pickup to the finish of this major African event. The Dakar has worldwide appeal and is a...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
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...

Tue 04 Jan 2005
Dakar: X-raid BMW stage three report

Dakar: X-raid BMW stage three report

Good Bye Europe - Hello Africa As a last 'good-bye' to Europe the competitors of the Dakar 2005 today had to tackle a 10km special stage - just outside Granada - before the crossover to Africa. After the 920km liaison of yesterday, today the ...

Dakar: Volkswagen stage three report

Dakar: Volkswagen stage three report

Volkswagen driver Robby Gordon second heading to Africa Excellent starting position for Volkswagen works driver Robby Gordon in Africa: On his 36th birthday, the American, second overall after the Dakar Rally's third stage, lies exactly one...

Dakar: Stage 3 Granada to Rabat quotes

Dakar: Stage 3 Granada to Rabat quotes

Motorcycles Cyril Despres (FRA -- KTM) - 002 It's good to start the year with a nice special under the sun. We finally were able to attack after having taken it easy for the 900kms on the motorway yesterday. Until now, everything looks fine!...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar standings after stage 1 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 1 - Bike

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

Sat 15 Jan 2005
Dakar stage 14 results - Car

Dakar stage 14 results - Car

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