Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-01-13

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10. Red Bull RB7 arrives by helicopter

10. Red Bull RB7 arrives by helicopter
1/10

It's common knowledge around the office that Red Bull is a marketing company that just happens to sell energy drinks. The things they do are pretty amazing. And they have certainly helped motor racing in ways that are probably incalculable.

9. Buick Avista Concept

9. Buick Avista Concept
2/10

This Avista concept car from Buick stole the show in Detroit. A pretty stellar design. For a Buick.

Photo by: XPB Images

8. #252 Yamaha: Marcos Patronelli

8. #252 Yamaha: Marcos Patronelli
3/10

Some love for the quads, the often forgotten category at the Dakar. These riders are tough as nails and quick to boot. They deserve more attention.

7. #23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3 R: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher, Alex Riberas, Wolf Henzler, #911 Porsche Team North America Porsche 911 RSR: Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, Kevin Estre

7. #23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3 R: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher, Alex Riberas, Wolf Henzler, #911 Porsche Team North America Porsche 911 RSR: Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, Kevin Estre
4/10

The annual car to car shots during the Roar before the 24 at Daytona. These are always spectacular.

Photo by: Porsche AG

6. #306 Mini: Erik van Loon, Wouter Rosegaar

6. #306 Mini: Erik van Loon, Wouter Rosegaar
5/10

A Mini shatters the quiet desert of Argentina.

Photo by: A.S.O.

5. #500 Kamaz: Ayrat Mardeev, Aydar Belyaev, Dmitry Svistunov

5. #500 Kamaz: Ayrat Mardeev, Aydar Belyaev, Dmitry Svistunov
6/10

Fans on the Dakar are exquisite. They spend hours waiting for the first vehicles and show enthusiasm like few others do. Great fun.

4. #314 Peugeot: Sèbastien Loeb, Daniel Elena after their crash

4. #314 Peugeot: Sèbastien Loeb, Daniel Elena after their crash
7/10

The crash heard around the world. On the first very "Dakar-like" stage of this year's event, Sébastien Loeb got stuck in the sand, then rolled his Peugeot trying to make up time. Live and learn Monsieur Loeb!

Photo by: A.S.O.

3. #300 Mini: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel

3. #300 Mini: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel
8/10

Only at the Dakar do you get scenes like this. Just jaw-dropping. #mars

Photo by: X-Raid Team

2. #292 Yamaha: Marcelo Medeiros

2. #292 Yamaha: Marcelo Medeiros
9/10

The moment it all went wrong for Marcel Medeiros. The Dakar takes no prisoners.

Photo by: willyweyens.com

1. #300 Mini: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel

1. #300 Mini: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel
10/10

A metric tonne of sand and dust covers the Mini of Al-Attiyah and Baumel.

Photo by: X-Raid Team

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Series General
Drivers Sébastien Loeb , Nasser Al-Attiyah , Erik van Loon
Teams X-Raid Team , Peugeot Sport
Article type Top List