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Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah dominated from start to finish to claim victory in the 2021 Morocco Rally, as Pablo Quintanilla took top honours in the bikes category.
The FIA and ASO have announced a new Cross-Country World Championship for 2022, which will have the Dakar Rally as its main event.
The 2020 edition of the Morocco Rally has been cancelled due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in Africa, organiser and Dakar Rally director David Castera has announced.
Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso achieved his first podium finish in cross-country rallying in the third of his Dakar Rally preparatory outings with Toyota.
Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz won the penultimate stage of the Morocco Rally on Tuesday, as Giniel de Villiers took advantage of Nasser Al-Attiyah’s troubles to surge into the overall lead.
Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz won the third stage of Morocco Rally on Monday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah finished second to retain the overall lead.
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso crashed out of the Morocco Rally on the third stage of the event on Monday.
Nasser Al-Attiyah continues to lead the Morocco Rally after Stage 2, while Toyota stablemate Fernando Alonso recovered from Saturday’s punctures to propel himself inside the top 10.
Nasser Al-Attiyah holds the top spot in the Morocco Rally after the conclusion of the first stage on Saturday, as Fernando Alonso’s first true cross-country rally got off to a rocky start.
Toby Price will consult with Dr Steve Andrews this week after experiencing numbness in his injured wrist during his two-wheel comeback in Chile.
Indo-French squad Sherco TVS registered its second consecutive victory in Baja Aragon after Michael Metge dominated the two-day Spanish rally from start to finish.
Nasser Al-Attiyah and Adrien van Beveren confirmed their overall victories in SxS and bikes respectively on the Merzouga Rally in Morocco.
Indian manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bagged a podium finish in the Merzouga Rally, with Oriol Menna finishing third after five days of rigorous cross-country rallying.
For the first time in Morocco’s Merzouga Rally, Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah did not win a stage and Spaniards Jose Antonio Hinojo and Javier Blanco prevailed on stage four.
Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) extended his lead in the Merzouga Rally after his nearest rival, Michael Metge, broke the engine of his Sherco TVS on stage three of the Moroccan event.
Yamaha's works rider Adrien Van Beveren set the fastest time on the opening stage of the 2019 Merzouga Rally, while Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah prevailed in the SxS class.
Indian cross-country rally rider Abdul Wahid Tanveer put on an impressive performance in the Rally of Morocco, finishing second in the Enduro category for Sherco TVS.
Sherco TVS recorded its second win in the annual PanAfrica rally, with Michael Metge claiming the top spot for the Indo-French outfit.
Carlos Sainz Sr will enter the 2019 Dakar Rally to defend his title after signing with the X-raid Mini squad alongside Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, Motorsport.com has learned.
Joan Pedrero ensured a top 10 finish for Sherco TVS in the 2018 Merzouga Rally, while India’s CS Santosh was classified 19th after the final stage on Friday.
Honda's Joan Barreda still leads the Merzouga Rally, but Thursday's stage was overshadowed by a bizarre finish, where an unclear roadbook caused chaos and a collision between Barreda and Pablo Quintanilla.
Honda's Joan Barreda has extended his lead in Merzouga Rally by winning Wednesday's third stage in Morocco, despite a brief fall from his bike.
Honda rider Joan Barreda won the opening stage of the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, despite still suffering pain from a wrist injury.
In the first part of our season review, we give our take on Indian drivers and riders who represented our country internationally in short-distance and cross-country rallies.
Spaniard Joan Pedrero, with TVS Sherco, finished a fine fifth in the Oilibya Rally of Morocco on Tuesday.
Stage13 - Alashan Youqi-Zhongwei: “Cathedrals in the dunes” – 690,31 km
Stage12 – Jiayuguan-Alashan Youqi: “The Long Journey” – 483,79 km
Stage 11 – Dunhuang-Jiayuguan: “The fort of the fertile valley” – 783,84 km
Stage 10 - Hami-Dunhuang “ - The 492 chapels of Mogao” 517,53 km
Sebastien Loeb will not rejoin the Silk Way Rally after his heavy crash on Monday due to a wrist injury.
Stage 6 – Semey-Urdzhar “On the way to Turksib” – 849,54 km
Stage 5 – Astana-Semey –“Heading towards Semipalatinsk” – 849,54 km
Tcheboksary – UFA “Grand Kazan Track” 785.65 km, stage (2) report
The 10,000km Trans-Eurasian odyssey started in Moscow today.
Yamaha’s Xavier de Soultrait claimed the final stage of Merzouga Rally to seal his overall victory on the Cross-Country event in Morocco.
Hero’s CS Santosh finished as the top Indian rider in the 2017 Merzouga Rally, but it was Sherco TVS that emerged as the lead Indian manufacturer after the final stage on Friday.
Oriol Mena scored his first victory on the penultimate stage on his first attempt at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco.
Sherco TVS’ Aravind KP was the star Indian performer in the fourth stage of Merzouga Rally, but compatriot and Hero rival CS Santosh remains the top rider from the subcontinent.