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Sun 03 Feb 2008
Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crashHeadline

Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crash

Colin McRae (39) and his son Johnny (5) have been reported dead in a helicopter crash near the McRae home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, shortly after 4 PM local time. The helicopter burst into flames on contact, though, making identification ...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Dakar: 2008 entry list

Dakar: 2008 entry list

@>Bikes No. Rider Nat Bike ------- ----------------------------------------------- --------------- -------------------------------- 1 Cyril Despres ...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Final standings - Car

Central Europe: Final standings - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 201 ...

Sat 05 Jan 2008
Dakar Rally canceled due to safety fearsHeadline

Dakar Rally canceled due to safety fears

The 30th Edition of the Dakar Rally, due to start in Lisbon tomorrow, January 5, 2008, has been been confirmed to be canceled. Scrutineering activities were halted in Lisbon at 10 AM local time, and Amaury Sport Organization, the rally organizer,...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Dakar: BFGoodrich pre-event news

Dakar: BFGoodrich pre-event news

The pressure is on for tyres Since its debut on the rally-raid scene in 1972, BFGoodrich has emerged as the discipline's benchmark tyre brand. Its record today boasts eight Dakar wins since 1999 and it has just won the Cross-Country Rally ...

Fri 11 Jan 2008
Dakar: Rally Raid UK offers alternative event

Dakar: Rally Raid UK offers alternative event

Post Dakar Blues from the UK In the wake of the cancellation of the Lisboa 2008 Dakar Rally Raid UK has decided to provide its customers with an alternative event for the year. Rally Raid UK is a UK based privateer group whose entry this...

Sun 03 Feb 2008
Tue 29 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Rally PanAm final stage summary

Central Europe: Rally PanAm final stage summary

Top 10 finish for Jonah Street and Team Top 1 Oil / Rally PanAm Balatonfured, Hungary. After 7 days competing against the best cross-country rally racers in the world, Jonah Street has emerged in 9th position overall. In this tight and...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Eurosport coverage of 2009 Dakar

Eurosport coverage of 2009 Dakar

Daily LIVE coverage on Eurosport The Dakar rally takes to the tracks of Argentina and Chile from January 3-18, leaving Africa for the first time in its history. Eurosport, long- time partner of the Dakar, follows the legendary off-road race on...

Sun 03 Feb 2008
Petersen/White Lightning Racing announce 2008 plans

Petersen/White Lightning Racing announce 2008 plans

Petersen Motorsports Turns Focus to Rally in 2008 Two-Time Championship-Winning Owner to Shutter Sports Car Effort Until 2009 PAHRUMP, Nev., January 17, 2008 - 2003 and 2004 24 Hours of Le Mans GT class winners. 2005 American Le Mans Series GT2...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 3 ...

Wed 26 Nov 2008
Technical Scruteenering in Le Havre, France

Technical Scruteenering in Le Havre, France

The Dakar rally launch in Le Havre on November 26th and 27th The Dakar Argentina Chile 2009 will start in Buenos Aires on January 3rd. Before competing over more than 9000 km, competitors have to send their vehicle to Argentina. It will be in...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Dakar: Event newsletter 2007-12-28

Dakar: Event newsletter 2007-12-28

Time for some bubbles It's the finishing touches that need most care and attention. Experts in the finest detail will be changing the decoration on a helmet or a pair of gloves. Some of them will still be busy making decisive technical choices.

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 6 - Truck

Central Europe: Standings after stage 6 - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 400 ...

Central Europe: Rally PanAm stage four summary

Central Europe: Rally PanAm stage four summary

Jonah Street and Team Top Rally PanAm struggle through Romania, and shine in Hungary. Veszprem, Hungary. Four days into the Central Europe Rally, the competition moves from Romania back to Hungary. The Romanian stages were short, muddy, rocky,...

Tue 22 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 3 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 3 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 8 ...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Rally PanAm picks up Double Diamond sponsorship

Rally PanAm picks up Double Diamond sponsorship

Double Diamond Athletic Club joins Rally PanAm as the team's Primary Sponsor. America's premier motorcycle rally team has joined with Double Diamond Athletic Club of Reno, Nevada to compete in the Dakar Rally. Double Diamond Athletic Club is an...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 1 - Truck

Central Europe: Standings after stage 1 - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 400 ...

Fri 11 Jan 2008
Robby Gordon speaks out on Dakar rally

Robby Gordon speaks out on Dakar rally

Robby Gordon, driver of the No. 7 Jim Beam Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was scheduled to compete in the Dakar Rally this week until the race was cancelled due to terrorist threats. Gordon spoke about the cancellation prior to the...

Fri 04 Apr 2008
Central Europe Rally on Eurosport

Central Europe Rally on Eurosport

Hungary and Romania host the Central Europe Rally between 20 and 26 April, and Eurosport will broadcast daily highlights of this first "Dakar Series" event. Following the cancellation of the Dakar Rally earlier this year, the Central Europe Rally...

Fri 04 Jan 2008
Dakar: GINAF Rally Power pre-race notes

Dakar: GINAF Rally Power pre-race notes

GRP ready for the big day.... The entire fleet of the GINAF Rally Power team is ready for 'the big day' tomorrow. On Thursday 3 January the GRP competition trucks and support cars will be submitted to highly critical yet essential technical ...

Dakar: 2008 route and stage descriptions

Dakar: 2008 route and stage descriptions

Planning the 2008 Dakar began, rather appropriately, with a challenge; that of mapping out the route. The stages we have in mind will give competitors a path across Africa that is just as diverse but with even more of a sporty edge. This year's ...

Fri 11 Apr 2008
Petersen Motorsports 2008 program announced

Petersen Motorsports 2008 program announced

Petersen Motorsports Announces 2008 Dakar Rally Series Program Central Europe Rally Marks Debut of American Team and Driver Mike Petersen Las Vegas, Nev., USA, April 11, 2008 - Michael Petersen (Las Vegas, Nev., USA) announced his participation...

Fri 04 Jan 2008
Petersen/White Lightning Racing Dakar news

Petersen/White Lightning Racing Dakar news

Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing Announces "The Right to Write" Program Michael Petersen to Support African Education During Euromilhoes Dakar 2008 Team owner and driver Michael Petersen (Las Vegas, Nev., USA) took advantage of the...

Thu 24 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 4 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 4 results - Bike

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

Thu 27 Mar 2008
Vanguard terminates Team Gordon sponsorship

Vanguard terminates Team Gordon sponsorship

Vanguard Integrity Professionals Terminates Sponsorship of Team Gordon, Inc. for 2008, 2009 and 2010 Dakar Rally -- Company Initiates Litigation to Prohibit Team Gordon from Associating Itself with Vanguard Trademarks -- LAS VEGAS --...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 7 results - Truck

Central Europe: Stage 7 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 400 ...

Tue 02 Sep 2008
Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen completes good "Dakar" test in Morocco Wolfsburg (01 September 2008). Volkswagen intensively prepared for the 2009 Dakar Rally with two weeks of testing in Morocco. The main focus during the endurance and component tests conducted in...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Team Dakar USA stage two summary

Central Europe: Team Dakar USA stage two summary

Mountains Challenge Team Dakar USA on Stage Two Baia Mare, Romania -- The second stage of the Central Europe Rally proved to be quite the challenge for Team Dakar USA. The mountainous tracks on the outskirts of Baia Mare proved to favor the ...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Series releases full 2009 Argentina Chile route

Series releases full 2009 Argentina Chile route

ARGENTINA - CHILE 2009: 100% DAKAR Etienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, officially presented to the press this morning the detailed route of the Dakar Argentina Chile 2009. After more than a hundred days of reconnaissance, the sporting team...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Car

Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 201 ...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
Dakar: Mitsubishi 2008 cancelation statement

Dakar: Mitsubishi 2008 cancelation statement

THE 2008 DAKAR CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISERS FOR SECURITY-RELATED REASONS The organisers of the 2008 Dakar, Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), today confirmed at a press conference in Lisbon that the decision had been taken to cancel this year's...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-27

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-27

7 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Nightshift for the co-drivers: Road book is key to success Wolfsburg (27 December 2008). As the Volkswagen drivers relax and recharge their batteries in the bivouac after one of the...

Fri 12 Sep 2008
Volkswagen interview with Christopher Zeller

Volkswagen interview with Christopher Zeller

Olympic gold medallist Christopher Zeller: "An incredible experience" Wolfsburg (11 September 2008). The German national team hockey player and the "Dakar" driver: Olympic gold medallist Christopher Zeller had an unusual day as co-driver ...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-14

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-14

Cross-Country Rally Sport Volkswagen completes "Dakar" preparation with podium result Volkswagen completed its preparations for the Dakar Rally in January 2009 with a podium result at the last test under competitive conditions. At the second...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Final standings - Bike

Central Europe: Final standings - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 3 ...