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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.
Gerard de Rooy became a two-time Dakar champion by safely completing the 2016 race's final stage, which was headed by Hans Stacey.
Hans Stacey became the first drive to win multiple stages in Dakar 2016's truck category, taking over in the lead in the process.
IVECO driver Gerard de Rooy was victorious in Stage 4 of Dakar Rally's truck category after a day-long battle with fellow Dutchman Pieter Versluis, the latter taking the overall lead.
Martin Kolomy secured his first Dakar stage win on Tuesday, in a run which was first interrupted due to damage to the route.
Hans Stacey, the 2007 Dakar champion, was quickest through Stage 2 as the running finally kicked off for the truck category.
Eduard Nikolaev flew the flag for Kamaz on truck race.
In the last edition of the Dakar, Eduard Nikolaev managed to get a blue truck onto the highest step of the podium.
Rest day in Tucumán, Argentina, gives the Dakar competitors a chance to regroup and get the much needed sleep before they tackle the 9th stage.
Caselli reaches the summit, “Peter” upwards and onwards. The 7th stage of the Dakar, in mourning following the death of rider Thomas Bourgin.
The death of one of the riders overshadowed the seventh day of the 2013 Dakar. Thomas Bourgin died in a freak road accident before the special stage had even started. There was no celebration at the end of the first marathon.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.
Top billing for Yamaha while the Minis hit back on the 5th day of Dakar.
From Peru to Chile, the change of scenery and terrain saw the X-raid Mini team on the attack, along with Robby Gordon in his Hummer. It also was the first Bike stage win in 2013 for Yamaha; thanks to David Casteu.
Barreda makes it two, but "Peter" makes it sixty!
Stage 2 was a loop around Pisco in Peru, and the one where the Dakar 2013 competitors faced the sand dunes! After an 85 km liaison section, the 242 km special was their first test on the sea of sand.
Peru, Chile, buggies: a burst of freshness to begin with. Stage 1 took the competitors from Lima to Pisco in Peru.