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Wed 04 Jan 2006
Schlesser takes first African stage in DakarHeadline

Schlesser takes first African stage in Dakar

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 François Borsotto. Photo by...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: Face to Face, day one

Dakar: Face to Face, day one

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...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
DAFs disqualified before Dakar startHeadline

DAFs disqualified before Dakar start

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...

Dakar stage 1 results - Bike

Dakar stage 1 results - Bike

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Dakar: Yamaha preview

Dakar: Yamaha preview

Yamaha has a long and distinguished history in the gruelling Dakar rally. From Cyril Neveu's win at the first ever rally in 1979 to Stéphane Peterhansel's 6-win domination and Edi Orioli's two wins in the nineties, blue bikes have always played...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar final standings - Bike

Dakar final standings - Bike

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Wed 11 Jan 2006
Peterhansel keeps lead on tragic day in DakarHeadline

Peterhansel keeps lead on tragic day in Dakar

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...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Szalay Dakar Team preview

Dakar: Szalay Dakar Team preview

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...

Tue 14 Nov 2006
Petersen/White Lightning announce Dakar plans

Petersen/White Lightning announce Dakar plans

Two-Time Le Mans Champions Announce Multi-Year Dakar Effort Starting in 2007 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...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Gauloises KTM preview

Dakar: Gauloises KTM preview

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. New ...

Dakar: Race to Dakar BMW preview

Dakar: Race to Dakar BMW preview

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 ...

Sun 29 Oct 2006
Dakar: Team Dakar USA final pre-run test

Dakar: Team Dakar USA final pre-run test

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...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Face to Face, day 16

Dakar: Face to Face, day 16

Face to Face January 15, 2006 bike: Gypsum flower Patsy Quick "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....

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar stage 2 results - Bike

Dakar stage 2 results - Bike

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

Wed 18 Jan 2006
Dakar: Giovanni Sala - Repsol post-race interview

Dakar: Giovanni Sala - Repsol post-race interview

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...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
Dakar: Robby Gordon unveils Hummer H3

Dakar: Robby Gordon unveils Hummer H3

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...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: Paco Crous - Volkswagen interview

Dakar: Paco Crous - Volkswagen interview

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...

Thu 12 Jan 2006
Dakar: Face to Face, day 11

Dakar: Face to Face, day 11

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.

Sun 15 Jan 2006
Sainz back in the Dakar leadHeadline

Sainz back in the Dakar lead

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 ...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar standings after stage 2 - Bike

Dakar standings after stage 2 - Bike

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

Mon 16 Jan 2006
Dakar: Repsol stage 14 report

Dakar: Repsol stage 14 report

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 ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Dakar: Palik Racing stage one report

Dakar: Palik Racing stage one report

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...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
Dakar: Stage 3 Nador to Er Rachidia notes

Dakar: Stage 3 Nador to Er Rachidia notes

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...

Fri 06 Jan 2006
Dakar: Team USA stage five report

Dakar: Team USA stage five report

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...