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Former Dakar Rally champion Giniel de Villiers believes Peugeot would have been impossible to beat in this year’s race even if he had enjoyed a clean run.
X-Raid Mini driver Mikko Hirvonen says his second attempt at the Dakar Rally was a stronger challenge than his 2016 debut, as he suggests he got his results “the wrong way around”.
Former Dakar Rally trucks champion Hans Stacey has blasted the 2017 running of the event, as he labelled it the worst he's ever taken part in organisationally.
Dakar Rally bikes champion Sam Sunderland has admitted he “cried like a wimp” after claiming his maiden triumph in the South American event.
Nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb has been encouraged by his second Dakar Rally despite missing out on victory, as he says his campaign will serve him well for future outings.
Dakar Rally champion Stephane Peterhansel believes his vast experience was key to his victory over Peugeot teammate Sebastien Loeb, as he felt the WRC legend was faster on pure pace.
Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel delivered back-to-back Dakar Rally victories for the French manufacturer as he saw off WRC legend Sebastien Loeb for his 13th win in the event.
KTM rider Sam Sunderland has won the bikes category of the 2017 Dakar Rally, becoming the first Briton to take overall honours in any class of the legendary event.
Eduard Nikolaev secured his second Dakar Rally trucks title, leading home teammate Dmitry Sotnikov in a one-two for the Russian Kamaz marque.
Russian rider Sergey Karyakin took his first Dakar Rally win in the quads category, comfortably seeing off 2014 champion Ignacio Casale in a race of high attrition.
Sebastien Loeb says he will not take risks to catch Stephane Peterhansel for victory in the final stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, as the gap is now too big to make up.
Eduard Nikolaev edged closer to his second Dakar Rally title by taking his second consecutive stage win and increasing his lead to nearly 20 minutes.
Stephane Peterhansel took a major step towards a 13th Dakar Rally win as he preserved most of his lead over Sebastien Loeb heading into the final day.
Paulo Goncalves took his first stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally on the event's penultimate test, as Sam Sunderland maintained his advantage at the head of the standings.
Sebastien Loeb does not believe he can make up six minutes to Stephane Peterhansel and take victory in Dakar 2017 without his teammate hitting trouble.
Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel has reclaimed the Dakar Rally lead as he was given back time by event organisers after his collision with KTM rider Simon Marcic.
Eduard Nikolaev took over the lead of the Dakar Rally trucks contest from Kamaz teammate Dmitry Sotnikov on Thursday, as the duo pulled away from the rest of the field.
Peugeot's Sebastien Loeb provisionally took victory in the 10th stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, as rival Stephane Peterhansel made contact with a competitor from the bike category.
Honda's Michael Metge took his first Dakar Rally stage win on Thursday, as the overall classification's leading riders all dropped significant amounts of time.
Dakar truck class frontrunner Gerard de Rooy has been angered by the cancellation of the "Super Belen" stage of the 2017 edition, and has said the event needs to rethink its Bolivian leg due to weather.
Joan Barreda has voiced his frustration at Wednesday's Dakar Rally stage being cancelled, saying the challenge of the event has been "watered down" as a result.
Dakar Rally director Etienne Lavigne has defended the decision to cancel Wednesday's "Super Belen" stage, saying every effort is being made for the event to continue as planned.
Sebastien Loeb was quickest in the eighth stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, overtaking Peugeot teammate Stephane Peterhansel to lead the overall classification.
Joan Barreda was the pacesetter on the eighth stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, as overall leader Sam Sunderland added to his advantage over his nearest rivals.
Martin van den Brink scored his second trucks stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally in the shortened Tuesday test, as Dmitry Sotnikov retook the overall lead.
Dmitry Sotnikov secured his second Dakar stage in the first run of the event's second week and decreased Gerard De Rooy's lead to just two minutes.
Dakar Rally leader Stephane Peterhansel topped the seventh stage of the race, gaining 48 seconds on teammate and nearest rival Sebastien Loeb.
Ricky Brabec kicked off the second week of the Dakar Rally by becoming the sixth different winner in the bike class in as many stages, narrowly beating Paulo Goncalves.
Toby Price’s recovery from his Dakar crash has been complicated by a seizure, believed to be caused by a blood clot in his lung.
X-Raid Mini driver Mikko Hirvonen says the only way for him to get back into the battle with the Peugeots in the 2017 Dakar Rally is through misfortune for the French marque's drivers.
Sebastien Loeb says the work he and co-driver Daniel Elena have done since their Dakar Rally debut in 2016 has allowed them to run at the sharp end through the tougher stages of this year's event.
Iveco Petronas driver Gerard de Rooy has credited his team's measured approach to navigation for his lead at the halfway point of the Dakar Rally.
KTM factory rider Matthias Walkner has dubbed the navigation of the 2017 Dakar Rally “strange”, saying it had gone beyond a fair challenge.
Nani Roma has conceded his Toyota Hilux would not be able to run with the Peugeot 3008DKR on pure pace in the remaining altitude stages of the 2017 Dakar Rally.
Gerard de Rooy took his second stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally on Friday, a difficult day for the competitors of the South American event as heavy rain hit Bolivia.
Iveco's Gerard De Rooy took over the Dakar Rally trucks lead after dominating a shortened fifth stage.
Sebastien Loeb took his second stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally, as Peugeot teammate Stephane Peterhansel took the lead in the overall classification.
Sam Sunderland has taken the lead of the Dakar Rally bikes contest after several of his rivals got lost during Friday's fifth stage of the South American event.
Sebastien Loeb says he is happy to remain well within the fight for the 2017 Dakar Rally lead, despite losing time to an engine issue on Thursday.
Toyota Dakar Rally drivers Giniel de Villiers and Nani Roma reckon the car class will see more frontrunners run into serious trouble in the next few stages.
Dakar Rally regular Laia Sanz has spoken of her "rage" after being led astray by a rival during Thursday's stage.
Peugeot's Carlos Sainz says his Dakar-ending crash during the fourth stage was brought on by him having to take risks to make up ground lost earlier in the run.
Did you know how much air the engine of Gerard de Rooy's Iveco Powerstar consumes when the Dutch driver unleashes the 900 horsepower of his six-cylinder turbo on the Bolivian Andes? The answer is around 70 thousand litres an hour.
Defending Dakar Rally trucks champion Gerard de Rooy kicked off his recovery from a troublesome third day by topping Thursday's stage, as Dmitry Sotnikov seized the overall lead.