Jean-Louis Schlesser powered his Schlesser-Ford buggy to victory in the
first stage on the African continent in the 2006 Dakar, eclipsing the
factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen teams.
Jean-Louis Schlesser and FranÃ§ois Borsotto.
The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out
unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers
disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team
Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...
Stephane Peterhansel set the all-time mark for stage wins with today's
victory of the marathon special stage nine. However, any thoughts of
celebration were abandoned after the news of the death of KTM rider Andy
Caldecott as the riders and...
As challenging and unpredictable as the desert always is, the 2006 Dakar
cross-country rally is even harder to call than its predecessors. While the
Dakar experience is key, especially with the new regulations' emphasis on
navigation skills, new...
Carlos Sainz wasn't intimidated by his first exposure to the dunes of
the Dakar rally; the World Rally Championship legend more than made up
for yesterday's navigation problems with a strong performance on stage
four, taking the victory and ...
Carlos Sainz used his World Rally Championship experience to his
advantage to take the second stage victory for Volkswagen on the
Lisbon-to-Dakar rally, and to build on his overall lead.
Carlos Sainz and Andreas Schulz.
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