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,...
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...
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 ...
Pavey heads for Dakar
The end of the 2006 EuromilhÃµes 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 ...
One day they called the Dakar the Transat Of Alizes, referring to that ocean
sailing extreme races that were filling the pages of the newspaper and of
the imagination. Now things are a little bit different, and in order to
Ãkos varga fell on the head
Competitors knew well enough that stages set in Mali are extremely fast, winding tracks and need plenty of those navigational
skills. This meant no problem. However the balÃ¡zs Szalay - LÃ¡szlÃ³ Bunkoczi duo got off...
Bailey's Withdrawal Tied to Equipment Failure
Dakar's governance board ruled that Bailey was eliminated from the race
when he missed two checkpoints in Stage 9. The lengthy delay we reported
at checkpoint 1 on January 9th was caused by a failure...
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 ...
MARC COMA CARESSES HIST FIRST DAKAR VICTORY AND NANI ROMA SECURES A
PODIUM PLACE IN THE CAR CLASS
The negative side of the day was the retirement of young Jordi Viladoms
after a heavy crash; fortunately the rider is OK. The last stage will ...
All the five Mercedes-Benz vehicles complete first half of the Dakar
Rally. Ellen Lohr draws positive balance.
Nouakchott/Mauritania - From Portugal to Morocco, from Morocco to
Mauritania: Ellen Lohr and Kwikpower Mercedes-Benz have covered ...
ALPHAND LEADS MITSUBISHI'S ASSAULT IN DAY OF MIXED FORTUNES
Tables turned in today's leg of the Dakar Rally and the Repsol Mitsubishi
Ralliart Team crew of Luc Alphand and Gilles Picard have powered up the
leaderboard into fourth position from...
Oh, the legendary Africa
Stoney, winding roads, needing plenty of navigation, led from Nador to Er Racidia on the first African day of Dakar Rallye.
Quite a few of the big aces got lost,too, but not the Balazs Szalay - Laszlo Bunkoczi duo, who...
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...
THE REPSOL KTM TEAM FINISHES SCRUTINEERING AND GETS READY FOR THE START
OF THE 2006 LISBON DAKAR
Australian rider Andy Caldecott will replace the injured Jordi Duran as
team-mate to Jordi Viladoms
Lisbon is experiencing these days the big...
MITSUBISHI PAJERO / MONTERO EVOLUTION CREWS 2ND, 3RD, 6TH AND 10TH GOING
The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution crew of Luc Alphand and Gilles
Picard lead the team's assault on the Dakar Rally after the second and final
Volkswagen in leading trio at half-way stage
Three stage victories and five days leading the field, and, on occasion, first, second and third, but also bitter setbacks on
the seventh and eighth stages characterise the Volkswagen works team's ...
Stage 8: Atar - Nouakchott
January 7, 2006
Connection 34 km - Special 508 km - Connection 26 km
Total 568 km
On the first part of the special, the windy route crosses canyons and wadis.
Competitors will feel themselves shot like a ...
GOOD START FOR REPSOL RIDERS AND DRIVERS AT THE FIRST SPECIAL OF THE 2006
Marc Coma is third, 4 seconds behind the first classified rider;
Caldecott ninth, De Gavardo fourteenth, Viladoms twentieth and Sala,
doing team work,...
Introducing Team Rally PanAmerica's 2007 Dakar Rally Team.
The Dakar Rally. January 2007. The most difficult test of man and machine
on the planet. Hundreds of the world's best will challenge the African
desert for sixteen days. Half may ...
Volkswagen leads Dakar Rally with three Race Touareg.
After a name change at the top of the leader board, Volkswagen still leads the Dakar Rally: On the sixth of 15 stages, held
over 792 kilometres from Tan Tan to Zouerat. Giniel de Villiers...
A three man battle
Cyril Despres (KTM -- no. 1) has recorded his second scratch time on the
Euromilhoes-Lisboa-Dakar, by overtaking his rivals Marc Coma (KTM -- no. 2)
and Isidre Esteve (KTM -- no. 3) at the head of the race. In the...
Volkswagen heads field with three Race Touareg prototypes
Volkswagen has retaken the Dakar Rally lead after recording its third
victory on the fourth stage.
Works driver Carlos Sainz won the 639 kilometre section from Er Rachidia to
Race to Dakar team overcome dune conditions
The Race to Dakar team have successfully completed day 4 of the 2006
EuromilihÃµes Dakar Rally after enduring the toughest and longest special
event so far.
Riding south from Er Rachidia to...
9043 kilometres in 15 days across seven countries: The 28th running of
the Dakar Rally, which starts on New Year's Day in Lisbon, promises to
be both nail-biting and a demanding challenge to both the 188 men and
machines registered in the car ...
Robby Gordon Unveils Significantly Revised Hummer H3 Dakar Racer
BAKER, Ca. (Nov. 6, 2006) -- In preparation for the 2007
Dakar, Robby Gordon of Team Dakar USA unveiled his revised Hummer
H3 race truck for the international media at the Dumont...
Face to face
January 13, 2006
bike: Desert Samurai
Hideki Kashiwa ( n212)
He can't go on but he's not complaining. He simply smiles. A tired physique
and a politeness from the soul mixed in one lone stance. In the surrounding
chaos of the ...
MARC COMA'S SECOND POSITION IN THIS COMPLICATED STAGE STRENGTHENS HIS
LEAD IN THE OVERALL STANDINGS
The Repsol rider has an advantage of 32 minutes with three days to go.
Sweet-sour day for the Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team, after ...
For its second day in Mali, the Euromilhoes Dakar 2006 saw Alain Duclos clinch his first ever stage victory and what better
place than Bamako to do it for the Mali native. Overall leader Marc Coma increased his lead and can now enjoy an advantage...
Service Unimog helps Lohr and Ruf to make it to the finish of the
521-kilometre seventh stage
AtÃ¢r/Mauretanien - "Without our service Unimog, we'd still be sitting
in the desert," revealed Ellen Lohr in the morning, following her
arrival in the...
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
Ellen Lohr: "Defend your position, keep the car alive"
Tan Tan/Morocco. "Today, it was all about making it to the finish,
keeping the car alive and defending your position," said Ellen Lohr in
the afternoon, following the fifth stage...