Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-01-06

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10. #509 Renault: Martin van den Brink, Peter Willemsen, Richard Mouw burning Truck

10. #509 Renault: Martin van den Brink, Peter Willemsen, Richard Mouw burning Truck
1/10

The dangers of the Dakar are still very real. The crew was fortunate to walk away but the truck didn't fare so well.

9. #7 Yamaha: Helder Rodrigues

9. #7 Yamaha: Helder Rodrigues
2/10

Before the Dakar convoy gets to the famous dunes, they have to cross dozens of rivers along the route from the starting point in Buenos Aires. Easier said than done.

Photo by: Yamaha Team

8. Sébastien Loeb, Peugeot Sport

8. Sébastien Loeb, Peugeot Sport
3/10

Sure, it's not even the first full week of the Dakar, but this guy is certainly showing why he's a rally legend. On any surface, in any condition, and any car.

7. Muddy racing shoes

7. Muddy racing shoes
4/10

Think of the Dakar like 300km of full-stop rallying during the day, then camping overnight, followed by another 300km, and more camping. You're never fully dry, and you're never really comfortable either.

Photo by: X-Raid Team

6. #300 Mini: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel

6. #300 Mini: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel
5/10

The Minis are fast, but the Peugeots have something extra this year.

5. #508 Kamaz: Dmitry Sotnikov, Igor Devyatkin, Ruslan Akhmadeev

5. #508 Kamaz: Dmitry Sotnikov, Igor Devyatkin, Ruslan Akhmadeev
6/10

Care for some rosemary with that Kamaz?

4. #26 Honda: Jean de Azevedo

4. #26 Honda: Jean de Azevedo
7/10

More river crossing. The Dakar is as much about the beautiful countryside as it is the competitors.

Photo by: Honda

3. #19 Honda: Michael Metge

3. #19 Honda: Michael Metge
8/10

Very brave of the photographer to get this close. Great angle, but so much could go wrong (think rider's elbow hits camera, rider goes down, photographer causes a competitor to lose....)

Photo by: Honda

2. #321 Peugeot: Cyril Despres, David Castera

2. #321 Peugeot: Cyril Despres, David Castera
9/10

Spectacular imagery from the Red Bull and Peugeot photographers this year. Fast shutter speed to suspend those muddy water droplets in the air like defying the laws of physics.

1. #351 Mini: Nazareno Lopez, Sergio Lafuente

1. #351 Mini: Nazareno Lopez, Sergio Lafuente
10/10

The thing with the Dakar is that you never know what's around the next bend, both figuratively and literally. We love it.

Photo by: X-Raid Team

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Series General
Drivers Sébastien Loeb , Cyril Despres , Nasser Al-Attiyah , Helder Rodrigues , Michael Metge , Nazareno Lopez
Teams X-Raid Team , Peugeot Sport
Article type Top List