Dakar News

Audi completes two-week Morocco test
Toyota reveals revamped Dakar 4x4
Prodrive completes test with new BRX
KTM offers Petrucci 2022 Dakar deal
Prodrive reveals updated Dakar car
Audi's Dakar prototype completes two-week Morocco test
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The new Audi RS Q e-tron has completed two weeks of testing in Morocco ahead of its debut in the Dakar Rally next year.

Toyota Gazoo Racing has showcased the first images of its revamped GR DKR Hilux T1+ that will compete against new cars from Audi and Prodrive in the Dakar Rally next year.

Prodrive completes shakedown with new Dakar Rally contender
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The Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme Team shook down its new and wider BRX Hunter T1 contender for the first time this month in the UK.

KTM offers MotoGP race winner Petrucci 2022 Dakar deal
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Outgoing KTM MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci says the Austrian marque has officially offered him a deal to race with it in the Dakar Rally from next year.

Prodrive has taken the covers off its re-designed Bahrain Raid Xtreme Hunter T1+ which will tackle the Dakar Rally next year.

The technical secrets behind Audi's 'electric' Dakar challenger

Audi's ‘electric’ prototype for the 2022 Dakar Rally is one of the most complex cars ever to compete in the world’s most prestigious rally raid. We delve deep into its tech secrets.

Audi reveals new electric-powered Dakar challenger

Audi Sport has officially revealed the RS Q e-tron challenger in its full guise ahead of the marque's debut in the Dakar Rally next year.

Petrucci targeting Dakar if he loses KTM MotoGP seat

Danilo Petrucci has revealed he’s targeting a switch to rallying and wants to compete in the Dakar on two wheels should he lose his Tech 3 KTM MotoGP seat for 2022.

FIA, ASO launch new Cross-Country World Championship around Dakar

The FIA and ASO have announced a new Cross-Country World Championship for 2022, which will have the Dakar Rally as its main event.

Price takes historic Finke victory

Toby Price has made history by becoming the first person to win the Finke Desert Race on both two wheels and four wheels.

Two-time Dakar winner Price signs new KTM contract
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Two-time Dakar winner Price signs new KTM contract

Two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the KTM factory team until the end of the 2023 season.

How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory Prime

How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory

Having tasted plenty of success in the World Rally Championship in the past, Prodrive took its off-road excursions to a new level with its first Dakar Rally entry this year. Now well-versed in the challenges that the famous rally-raid event possesses, Prodrive can learn from those lessons for next year's tilt at Dakar honours.

Audi signs Peterhansel, Sainz and Ekstrom for Dakar entry
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Audi signs Peterhansel, Sainz and Ekstrom for Dakar entry

Audi has announced an all-star line-up comprising Stephane Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz and Mattias Ekstrom for its entry into the Dakar Rally in 2022 with an electric car.

Dakar winner Price lands top Supercars recruit

Two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price has recruited Triple Eight team manager Mark Dutton for his 2021 Finke Desert Race campaign.

Loeb announces new Dakar co-driver for 2022

Sebastien Loeb has announced Fabian Lurquin as his new co-driver for the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Dakar changes rules after complaints over Audi entry

A number of changes have been made to the Dakar Rally's T1 regulations following complaints from Toyota and Prodrive regarding Audi’s ‘electric' entry next year.

Dakar chief responds to Loeb, Sainz after heavy criticism

Dakar Rally director David Castera has promised a more balanced 2022 event after this year’s rally-raid was heavily criticised by heavyweights Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb.

Dakar reveals first details of 2022 Saudi Arabia event
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Dakar reveals first details of 2022 Saudi Arabia event

The Dakar Rally will be held entirely in Saudi Arabia for a third year in succession in 2022, but organiser ASO has promised a “80-85%” new route and a return to the Empty Quarter desert.

Villas-Boas to make WRC debut, plans Dakar return

Former Premier League manager and Europa League winner Andre Villas-Boas says his maiden appearance in the World Rally Championship in next week’s Rally Portugal will also be his last.

Honda bolsters Dakar 2022 line-up with Quintanilla
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Honda bolsters Dakar 2022 line-up with Quintanilla

Honda has reinforced its rider line-up for the 2022 Dakar Rally with the signing of Pablo Quintanilla.

Reigning Dakar champion Benavides leaves Honda to join KTM

Newly-crowned Dakar Rally champion Kevin Benavides has left Honda to join KTM Factory Racing with immediate effect.

Audi explains decision to quit Formula E in favour of Dakar

Audi says a greater freedom to develop new technologies in the Dakar Rally was one of the key reasons why it quit Formula E to field an electric car in the rally-raid.

Audi reveals details of electric Dakar powertrain

Audi Sport has offered insights into the powertrain it will employ in its electric Dakar Rally challenger that will make its debut next year.

Why Sebastien Loeb has joined forces with an old enemy for Dakar

Sebastien Loeb remains as committed as ever after 19 years at the top level. Since returning part-time with Citroen to the World Rally Championship in 2018 and continuing in a third Hyundai for the past two seasons, the nine-time champion has managed to add a victory and a further two podiums to his tally.

Why Loeb cannot be allowed to give up on Dakar Prime

Why Loeb cannot be allowed to give up on Dakar

Sebastien Loeb has been the fastest man on the Dakar Rally since he first appeared on the legendary event, but he's still not won it after four dramatic attempts. That story cannot end here.