Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-01-07

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-01-07

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10. This week is 100% Dakar, since very little else is going on. But in our minds, these photos deserve a top 10 on their own, so here we go. Let's start with a typical scene with a quad and local fans curious to see the rally machines arrive at the day's bivouac. Classic Dakar.

#274 Honda: Kees Koolen
#274 Honda: Kees Koolen

Photo by: A.S.O.


9. Rock formations, dunes, cliffs, forests, rivers, impossible terrain. It's all here.

#4 KTM: Jordi Viladoms
#4 KTM: Jordi Viladoms

Photo by: A.S.O.

 


8. A lovely scene at the ceremonial start to this year's Dakar in Buenos Aires.

#310 Mini: Vladimir Vasilyev, Konstantin Zhiltsov
#310 Mini: Vladimir Vasilyev, Konstantin Zhiltsov

Photo by: X-Raid Team

 


7. The X-Raid Minis are fast. Very fast.

#319 Mini: Boris Garafulic, Filipe Palmeiro
#319 Mini: Boris Garafulic, Filipe Palmeiro

Photo by: X-Raid Team

 


6. Robby Gordon and his Gordini are always good for a show.

#308 Hummer: Robby Gordon, Johnny Campbell
#308 Hummer: Robby Gordon, Johnny Campbell

Photo by: A.S.O.

 


5. Drivers and co-drivers eat dust. A lot of dust. And it gets everywhere.

Andrei Rudnitski
Andrei Rudnitski

Photo by: Robb Pritchard

 


4. Because it passes through such lovely countryside, many times totally desolate areas of South America, evening scenes like this are quite common on the Dakar, but it never gets old photographically.

#253 Honda: Mohammed Abu-Issa
#253 Honda: Mohammed Abu-Issa

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

 


3. Bike category favorite Marc Coma from straight above, working hard to keep his KTM on those tracks.

#1 KTM: Marc Coma
#1 KTM: Marc Coma

Photo by: A.S.O.

 


2. Natural beauty with a thundering beast of a Peugeot interrupting the calm.

#302 Peugeot: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret
#302 Peugeot: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

 


1. This is what an angry Mini does to dirt. Exquisite image with dramatic clouds/sky and dust so perfectly captured it looks like brown cotton candy you can reach out and touch.

 

#329 Mini: Aidyn Rakhimbayev, Anton Nikolaev
#329 Mini: Aidyn Rakhimbayev, Anton Nikolaev

Photo by: X-Raid Team

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Series General
Drivers Robby Gordon , Stéphane Peterhansel , Jean-Paul Cottret , Marc Coma , Anton Nikolaev , Jordi Viladoms , Filipe Palmeiro , Konstantin Zhiltsov , Andrei Rudnitski , Johnny Campbell , Boris Garafulic , Vladimir Vasilyev , Kees Koolen , Aidyn Rakhimbayev , Mohamed Abu-Issa
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