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Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Gordon/Team USA pre-race start notes

Dakar: Gordon/Team USA pre-race start notes

Robby Gordon: Team Dakar USA Hummer is Ready for Dakar Toyo Media Day More than 100,000 enthusiastic motorsports fans are expected to jam the beautiful waterfront starting venue and line the roads leading out of Lisbon, Portugal tomorrow morning...

2006 Dakar ready to challenge and surpriseHeadline

2006 Dakar ready to challenge and surprise

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...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Peterhansel takes over the Dakar leadHeadline

Peterhansel takes over the Dakar lead

Stephane Peterhansel didn't win the 8th stage of the Dakar rally, but a shared second place on the 508 km Atar-to-Nouakchott special was good enough to catapult him into an overall lead in the standings. Stéphane Peterhansel and...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage two report

Dakar: Nissan Dessoude stage two report

On this first day of the year, the organisers had chosen the Algarve region for the second timed sector of this 28th edition of the Dakar. A superb special stage, 115 km long (quite exceptional in Europe), where driving skills were vital. Like the...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar standings after stage 2 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 2 - Bike

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

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 11 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 11 report

ALPHAND CLOSES THE GAP AS MITSUBISHI PAJERO / MONTERO EVOLUTIONS MAINTAIN POSITION The French Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart crew of Luc Alphand and Gilles Picard today closed the gap on leading team-mates Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay stage seven report

Dakar: Szalay stage seven report

The toughest day They say there is no toughest day on the Dakar. It is always the tough one on which you have troubles. Well, toppilots told us that still, the stage between Zouerat and Atar is hell, even if one has to deal with the ...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: KTM stage two report

Dakar: KTM stage two report

Faria 1st the Stage, Esteve 1st Overall Well, Ruben Faria, who was 2nd in the yesterday stage, has won the second special test of the Dakar 2006. Over the 115 kilometres between Portimao and the extreme South of the Algarve region, the...

Dakar: Repsol stage three report

Dakar: Repsol stage three report

VICTORY FOR CALDECOTT IN MOTORBIKES. NANI ROMA TAKES THE OVERALL LEAD IN THE CAR CLASS AFTER THE FIRST AFRICAN STAGE Repsol rider Andy Caldecott wins the stage with an advantage of more than 3 minutes. In the car class, Nani Roma finishes sixth...

Sun 29 Oct 2006
Dakar: Team Dakar USA final pre-run test

Dakar: Team Dakar USA final pre-run test

Robby Gordon and Team Dakar USA Final Test Session Next Step: Dakar HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 27, 2006) - With the world's most grueling off-road race 10 weeks away, Robby Gordon lead the 19-member Team Dakar USA team through one of its...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
Dakar: Motorsport Italia stage nine report

Dakar: Motorsport Italia stage nine report

PEP VILA FORCED TO RETIRE Pep Vila, Moi Torrellardona and Gustavo Azumendi arrived this morning on their Iveco Trakker at the bivuac in Nouakchott hoping to continue their race. But having not collected the starting of the special stage in Atar...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Repsol stage one report

Dakar: Repsol stage one report

GOOD START FOR REPSOL RIDERS AND DRIVERS AT THE FIRST SPECIAL OF THE 2006 LISBON DAKAR Marc Coma is third, 4 seconds behind the first classified rider; Caldecott ninth, De Gavardo fourteenth, Viladoms twentieth and Sala, doing team work,...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 15 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 15 report

MITSUBISHI'S MOMENTOUS ACHIEVEMENT ON THE DAKAR RALLY Mitsubishi Motors made history today when its Pajero / Montero Evolution crew Luc Alphand/Gilles Picard won the Dakar Rally, claiming a record-breaking 11th overall victory and sixth ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Volkswagen scrutineering report

Dakar: Volkswagen scrutineering report

The countdown has started: The Volkswagen works team completed technical and administrative scrutineering for participation in the Dakar Rally with the five Race Touareg 2 prototypes and all the 22 service and accompanying vehicles registered for...

Fri 13 Jan 2006
Dakar: Stage 12 Bamako to Labe quotes

Dakar: Stage 12 Bamako to Labe quotes

Stage 12: Bamako to Labe January 12, 2006 Connection 197 km - Special 368 km - Connection 307 km Total 872 km Bike: Jean De Azevedo (BRE - KTM - 4ème) "Until kilometre 173, the stage was very technically demanding, but then it became very...

Sun 08 Jan 2006
Dakar: Yamaha stages four to six report

Dakar: Yamaha stages four to six report

Day 4 - Tuesday 3 January 2006 Er Rachida -- Quarzazate (Morocco) Stage four of the Dakar 2006 event, from Er Rachidia to Quarzazate in Marocco, was to be another day covered in dust. Starting from 10th position, David Frétigné (Fra) needed...

Wed 18 Jan 2006
Dakar: Champion Luc Alphand - Repsol interview

Dakar: Champion Luc Alphand - Repsol interview

LUC ALPHAND, THE CHAMPION WHO CAME FROM THE COLD Nine years after becoming Alpine Skiing World Champion, the French driver is again the best, but this time in the Dakar Runner-up of the last edition of the Rally, Luc Alphand faced this...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 15 report

Dakar: Gauloises Racing stage 15 report

93 bikers, 66 car crews and 35 trucks eventually made it to the finish line of the 28th Euromilhoes-Lisboa-Dakar. Luc Alphand in the car race and Marc Coma on two wheels were both crowned for the first time. Vladimir Chagin, behind the steering ...

Dakar: Face to Face, day 15

Dakar: Face to Face, day 15

Face to face January 14, 2006 bike: Even beyond himself Henno Van Begeik Henno Van Begeik is a fighter, hard core, and solid, one of those who tan their leather under the sun of four horizons. He has voyaged from Amsterdam to Niger and...

Dakar: BMW riders stage 13 report

Dakar: BMW riders stage 13 report

Final destination edges nearer In the early hours of the morning one truck, one quad and twelve cars were still making their ways to the bivouac in Labe, Guinea. However, onwards and upwards was the only mission for remaining Race to Dakar team...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Stage 6 Tan Tan to Zouerat notes

Dakar: Stage 6 Tan Tan to Zouerat notes

Stage 6 - Tan Tan to Zouerat January 5, 2006 Connection 336 km - Special 444 km Connection 12 km Total 792 km Southbound The hours of sleep stored up from previous stages will be an asset when tackling this long road. The long liaison to the...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar standings after stage 3 - Truck

Dakar standings after stage 3 - Truck

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

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: KTM stage one report

Dakar: KTM stage one report

Cyril Despres Wins the First Stage Five o' clock in the morning. An ACDC Cover is the wake-up bell for Cyril Despres. The last year winner is approaching his first day of race. His number one reflects the honour and the duty of the champion of...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 14 report

Dakar: Mitsubishi stage 14 report

MITSUBISHI CLAIMS HISTORIC 11TH DAKAR RALLY VICTORY AND 6TH CONSECUTIVE WIN The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution crew of Luc Alphand and Gilles Picard today won the Dakar Rally, claiming Mitsubishi's 11th victory on this legendary event and...

Fri 13 Jan 2006
Dakar: BMW riders stage 12 report

Dakar: BMW riders stage 12 report

Dakar riders return to Guinea For the first time since 1996, the Dakar rally returned to Guinea today, which gave all competitors a great opportunity to test themselves in conditions well suited to enduro specialists, including rocks, ...

Dakar: Face to Face, day 13

Dakar: Face to Face, day 13

Face to Face January 12, 2006 bike: Dakar Spirit Pascal Schandelmayer and Stephane Clair There are stories of friendship that are born from adversity. Pascal and Stephane met by accident under the shade of a locust tree lost in the middle of...

Tue 10 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay rest day report

Dakar: Szalay rest day report

Day-off spent with servicing Members of the Szalay Dakar Team are spending their day-off with service, they are trying to get the race vehicles into the best shape as possible, as usual from them. drivers still in competition had a tough day on...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Palik Racing stage one report

Dakar: Palik Racing stage one report

MUD, MUD, MUD... Laszlo Palik and Gabor Darazsi finished 75th on opening stage of the Dakar. Sandor Kis and Peter Czegledi captured the 40th position. Truck trio Szaller -- Lakloth -- Csitari also finished the special. Today the 28th...

Dakar stage 1 results - Truck

Dakar stage 1 results - Truck

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

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: KTM stage 11 report

Dakar: KTM stage 11 report

Is Difficult to Attack The race restarted after the neutralization of the yesterday's special test. To attack in this different ground of the Malian savannah is a task for specialists. Riders can ride in two close and almost parallel pists,...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Team USA stage five report

Dakar: Team USA stage five report

TEAM DAKAR USA STORMS BACK GORDON HUMMER MAKES INCREDIBLE RECOVERY ON DAY 5 OF DAKAR American Racer Robby Gordon's "never give up" philosophy pays off in stage 5 run from Quarzatate to Tan Tan Morocco. After three brilliant days on...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Final list of those who withdrew

Dakar: Final list of those who withdrew

<pre> The final list of those who withdrew from the Dakar cross-country rally Bike: Stage No. Name Make 14 021 VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 14 166 HAMARD (FRA) ...

Sun 08 Jan 2006
Dakar: Team USA stage seven notes

Dakar: Team USA stage seven notes

Earlier reports from Africa indicated that Robby Gordon and his Hummer H3 Dakar effort had "crashed heavily" while competing in the seventh stage of the famed Dakar Rally. There was no crash, and communication directly from Gordon and his ...

Dakar: Team USA stage six notes

Dakar: Team USA stage six notes

An 11th place finish in the sixth stage of the 15 stage Dakar Rally has once again vaulted Team Dakar USA up in the overall classification. Gordon, who was as high as eight in the overall standings after stage three, dropped to 69th after...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: BMW riders stage one report

Dakar: BMW riders stage one report

The 28th Dakar Rally is go At long last the wait is over as the 28th Euromilhoes Dakar Rally got under way in Lisbon, Portugal today. The first day's stage incorporated a 186km liaison stage followed by an 83km special stage, then another 101km...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: BMW riders stage 14 report

Dakar: BMW riders stage 14 report

Pavey heads for Dakar The end of the 2006 Euromilhões Dakar Rally is now firmly in sight for Race to Dakar competitor, Simon Pavey, as he successfully completed today's penultimate stage from Tambacounda to Dakar finishing in 86th ...