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Mon 14 Jan 2013
Cyril Despres: It was a very eventful day

Cyril Despres: It was a very eventful day

Cyril Despres' blog on the 8th stage of Dakar Rally. The Red Bull KTM rider is aiming for the overall victory again in the challenging event.

Sun 13 Jan 2013
Rest day for the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain

Rest day for the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain

The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain riders are taking a well deserved rest in their hotel after running eight stages, and some 4000 km.

Argentina: Stage 8 - Salta to Tucumán quotes

Argentina: Stage 8 - Salta to Tucumán quotes

The second part of the marathon stage was interesting and confusing. Heavy rain canceled the first part of the two specials on the eighth day of Dakar. See what the drivers and riders had to say...

Sat 12 Jan 2013
Chile/Argentina: Stage 7 – Calama to Salta quotes

Chile/Argentina: Stage 7 – Calama to Salta quotes

It has been a tough day for the Dakar competitors but the first part of the marathon stage is over and here are the comments from the drivers and riders.

Gordon and Walch placed the Hummer third in stage 7

Gordon and Walch placed the Hummer third in stage 7

Knowing that he could be sitting in the top-3 of the overall standings provides Gordon with the drive he needs, to make up as much time as possible each remaining day of the Dakar Rally.

Botturi places 10th on the seventh stage

Botturi places 10th on the seventh stage

Tonight the riders will camp out in Cachi, without the mechanics, and will thus have to do any work on their TE449RRs by Speedbrain themselves.

Caselli grabs stage 7 Bike win as the riders mourn the loss of BourginHeadline

Caselli grabs stage 7 Bike win as the riders mourn the loss of Bourgin

The death of one of the riders overshadowed the seventh day of the 2013 Dakar. Thomas Bourgin died in a freak road accident before the special stage had even started. There was no celebration at the end of the first marathon.

Fri 11 Jan 2013
Peterhansel defended his overall lead in stage 6

Peterhansel defended his overall lead in stage 6

Monster Energy X-raid Team continue to hold overall lead. Peterhansel 2nd and Orlando Terranova 4th in today’s special stage on difficult day with soft dunes and fech fech.

Botturi still up with the leaders in Dakar sixth stage

Botturi still up with the leaders in Dakar sixth stage

Dakar 2013, 6th Stage – Arica – Calama was a 764 km stage (477 miles) including 454 km special test. Alessandro Botturi really pushed his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain hard finishing just behind the leaders in fifth place.

Al-Attiyah wins stage 6 as his teammate Sainz retiresHeadline

Al-Attiyah wins stage 6 as his teammate Sainz retires

It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.

Thu 10 Jan 2013
Non-racing road accident at end of fifth stage

Non-racing road accident at end of fifth stage

Traffic accident near the Chile border was not part of the rally event itself. The incident was in Peru near the Chile border and one of the recovery assistance vehicles was involved.