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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 01 Jan 2008
Dakar: KTM interview with Hans Trunkenpolz

Dakar: KTM interview with Hans Trunkenpolz

Interview with the Head of the Rally Department - Hans Trunkenpolz Q: Please tell us something about the teams for 2008. A: The KTM teams for the Dakar 2008 include winners from 2006 and 2007, the second-place getter from 2007 and three more...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 2 - Car

Central Europe: Standings after stage 2 - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 200 ...

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...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Team Dakar USA stage six summary

Central Europe: Team Dakar USA stage six summary

Veszprem, Hungary -- On the familiar tracks of Veszprem, Robby Gordon claimed his second special win on the sixth stage of the Central Europe Rally. Gordon, who yesterday suffered a major setback in the overall classification yesterday when he...

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 ...

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 30 Dec 2008
Volkswagen interview with Giniel de Villiers

Volkswagen interview with Giniel de Villiers

8 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Giniel de Villiers: "We've assembled the best package for the 'Dakar'" Wolfsburg (26 December 2008). With second place in the 2006 Dakar Rally Volkswagen factory driver Giniel de...

Mon 21 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Quad

Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Quad

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 118 ...

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 ...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Bike

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

Mon 07 Jan 2008
Dakar: Yamaha Racing 2008 cancelation statement

Dakar: Yamaha Racing 2008 cancelation statement

2008 Dakar rally cancelled amid safety concerns The 2008 Dakar rally has been cancelled just one day before the 30th edition of the historic competition was due to start in Lisbon, Portugal. The late move was initiated over security concerns...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-28

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-28

06 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Four Volkswagen, one goal: The first Dakar Rally victory Wolfsburg (28 December 2008). Volkswagen starts the Dakar Rally premiere in South America with four Race Touareg. Their declared...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-22

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-22

12 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile The American way of drive: Volkswagen factory driver Mark Miller Wolfsburg (22 December 2008). Team player, multitalented off-road driver and genuine racer: Mark Miller starts the ...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
Dakar: Vanguard/Bailey Motorsports 2008 cancelation statement

Dakar: Vanguard/Bailey Motorsports 2008 cancelation statement

DAKAR 2008 CANCELLED, SECURITY THREATS CONFIRMED BY VANGUARD CEO's SOURCES Vanguard Integrity Professionals CEO, CTO and founder, Ronn Bailey, expressed his "devastation" and "significant disappointment" in light of today's announcement that,...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Dakar: VW interview Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin

Dakar: VW interview Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin

Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin: "We want to win with Volkswagen" The Volkswagen factory drivers Carlos Sainz (Spain) and Michel Perin (France) are starting to the Dakar Rally with lots of tailwind: Together, they won the title in the FIA...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
Dakar: Team Dakar USA 2008 cancelation statement

Dakar: Team Dakar USA 2008 cancelation statement

Team Dakar USA's Robby Gordon quotes on decision to cancel Dakar rally. Comments from Robby Gordon "It is a big disappointment that they cancelled this event. Normally a race is postponed. Around 9/11 there was a race scheduled and even then,...

Thu 29 May 2008
Mauritania in Paris

Mauritania in Paris

From the 28th of May to the 1st of June will be held in Paris the first edition of the "Mauritania in Paris" exhibition, with the support of the Mauritanian Ministry for craft industry and tourism. Amaury Sport Organisation wishes to be ...

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

Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 2 ...

Fri 04 Jan 2008
Dakar: Series scrutineering day two notes

Dakar: Series scrutineering day two notes

THE TITLE HOLDERS ARE IN THE HOUSE Before entering the core of the race, competitors kept arriving all day at the Cultural Center in Belem for the second round of technical scrutineering and adminstrative checks. Whether they could claim ...

Fri 26 Sep 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-26

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-26

100 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile The new "Dakar": four Race Touareg cars to start in South America Wolfsburg. A new continent, the same challenge: on 03 January 2009 -- after 29 rounds in Africa -- the legendary...

Tue 29 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Volkswagen interview with Kris Nissen

Central Europe: Volkswagen interview with Kris Nissen

Nissen: "One of the biggest Volkswagen Motorsport successes" Volkswagen started into a new cross-country rallying era with a win: works pairing Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin (E/F) prevailed in the Central Europe Rally across Hungary and Romania, a...

Tue 05 Feb 2008
Central Europe Rally announced

Central Europe Rally announced

The Central Europe Rally : First rally of the A.S.O. "Dakar Series " Budapest (HUNGARY) -- 4th of February 2008 - Amaury Sport Organisation announces the creation of the Central Europe Rally. This new rally organised under the "Dakar...

Thu 30 Oct 2008
Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen Morocco test summary

66 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile "Dakar" ready: Race Touareg completes final test in Morocco Wolfsburg. The last check before the big task: At a seven-day final test in Morocco to prepare for the 2009 Dakar Rally the...

Fri 12 Sep 2008
Portugal: Volkswagen stage one summary

Portugal: Volkswagen stage one summary

Thrilling start for Volkswagen in Portugal Wolfsburg (10 September 2008). On the first leg of the second round of the Dakar Series in Portugal the Volkswagen duo Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin (E/F), after a fierce fight with Mitsubishi driver Luc...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Volkswagen final stage summary

Central Europe: Volkswagen final stage summary

Volkswagen starts to new era with victory -- Sainz triumphs Overall victory for Carlos Sainz, a podium position for Dieter Depping as well -- and seven of seven stage wins: Volkswagen started to a new era of cross-country rally sport at the ...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Volkswagen pre-event notes

Central Europe: Volkswagen pre-event notes

Before the start in Budapest: Volkswagen has a full agenda Wolfsburg (19 April 2008). Roll-out, visit to the parliament, press conference, scrutineering, "meet the team" hosted by partner Red Bull -- the Volkswagen "Dakar" teams of Carlos ...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Truck

Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Truck

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

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-21

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-21

13 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Volkswagen co-driver Timo Gottschalk with longest journey Wolfsburg (21 December 2008). Buenos Aires instead of Lisbon and Dakar - the Dakar Rally's new start and finish point means a...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-20

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-20

14 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Festivities before the "Dakar": Christmas in the Volkswagen team Wolfsburg (20 December 2008). First Christmas then desert rally: Whether in Spain, France, South Africa, Germany or in...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-26

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-11-26

New Dakar Rally: Volkswagen tackles big challenge The biggest motorsport challenge on new terrain: on 03 January 2009, the legendary Dakar Rally after 29 editions in Africa will be run in South America for the first time in its history. Four ...

Wed 15 Oct 2008
Rally PanAm headed to South America

Rally PanAm headed to South America

Jonah Street and Rally PanAm are headed to "El Dakaro" Rally in South America. On January 3, 2009, America's most competitive crosscountry rally team, Rally PanAm, will take the start of the Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mon 08 Sep 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-07

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-09-07

Cross Country Rallying Volkswagen drivers Sainz, de Villiers and Depping ready for "Dakar" rehearsal Volkswagen competes head-to-head against its direct rivals from Mitsubishi and X-raid-BMW this coming weekend with three Race Touareg 2...

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

Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 213 ...