Jean-Louis Schlesser powered his Schlesser-Ford buggy to victory in the
first stage on the African continent in the 2006 Dakar, eclipsing the
factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen teams.
Jean-Louis Schlesser and FranÃ§ois Borsotto.
Face to Face
December 31, 2005
moto: A repeat performance?
NUMBER 1 - GAULOISES KTM
Cyril Despres (FRA)
The Cyril Despres story is the stuff of dreams. A mechanic six years ago, he
now finds himself in the role of title-holder for this 28th...
The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out
unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers
disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team
Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...
Stephane Peterhansel set the all-time mark for stage wins with today's
victory of the marathon special stage nine. However, any thoughts of
celebration were abandoned after the news of the death of KTM rider Andy
Caldecott as the riders and...
It was no secret that MOL Dakar Team is to set out for this year's Dakar
distance with an international crew. Team leader Balazs Szalay already
introduced team members in August; the Slovakian Jaroslav Katrinak,
the Romanian Zsolt Szilveszter...
Two-Time Le Mans Champions Announce Multi-Year Dakar Effort Starting in
Petersen/White Lightning Returns to Off-Road Roots with Dakar Buggy Entry
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA, November 14, 2006 - Petersen Motorsports/White
Lightning Racing has...
While the Gauloises KTM team might be starting out from Lisbon on the 31st
December with a number of new elements, their ambition remains resolutely
the same -- to take the number one spot 16 days later at the famous Lac
Rose in Senegal.
Actor adventurer Charley Boorman is set to take on the unforgiving
elements in the World's ultimate test of endurance for man and machine,
the notorious Dakar Rally (31st December -- 15th January). Viewers
will witness the highs and lows of ...
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...
Face to Face
January 15, 2006
bike: Gypsum flower
"There is an English expression that says all women are roses, but I prefer
to think of a desert rose to a garden variety." Hands swollen with blisters,
Patsy removes her helmet....
GIOVANNI SALA, BODYGUARD EVEN ON THE PODIUM
The veteran Italian rider joins Marc Coma on the third step of the podium
at the 2006 Lisbon Dakar Rally
With an eye on the final assault on the Dakar with Marc Coma, the Repsol
KTM Team set for the...
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...
Three questions to Volkswagen Logistic Manager Paco Crous
You organise the Volkswagen rally armada which includes 78 people and 27
vehicles. Were you concerned at any point?
"The most critical point of this Dakar Rally so far, was to catch the...
Face to face
January 10, 2006
moto: Bonjean, here and elsewhere
The story begins at the end of the 18th century, on a quay, somewhere in Europe. Mr. Bonjean, a chemist by trade, readies to
board a ship to travel to the new world, Brazil.
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 ...
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...
Stage 3: Nador to Er Rachidia
January 2, 2006
Connection 237 km - Special 314 km - Connection 121 km
Total 672 km
Something new to the East
He who looks will find. The fact that the title of the stage has appeared
three times in the history of...
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...