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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 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.
The FIA and ASO have announced a new Cross-Country World Championship for 2022, which will have the Dakar Rally as its main event.
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.
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 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.
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.
Daniel Juncadella will return to the DTM this year to drive GruppeM's sole factory-supported Mercedes entry in the series.
Rolex 24 winner Antonio Garcia was left crying from “emotion and rage” after missing the celebrations due to a positive COVID-19 test, soon after the deaths of his grandfather and former mentor Adrian Campos.
Kevin Benavides made Dakar Rally history on Friday by becoming the first South American rider to win the event on two wheels. This is the story of the Argentinian rider and his rise to the top.
Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue.
KTM rider Sam Sunderland admits he faced an "impossible" task trying to overhaul Honda's Kevin Benavides on the final stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally while opening the road.
Honda rider Joan Barreda is out of the Dakar Rally after running out of fuel on Thursday's penultimate stage.
Stage 11 of the Dakar, the penultimate stage of the 2021 edition, has been shortened by 47 kilometres due to bad weather in the area.
Kevin Benavides moved into the lead of the Dakar Rally after overnight leader Jose Cornejo retired from the race following a crash on Wednesday's Stage 10.
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has retired from the 2021 Dakar Rally after failing to make it to the finish in Monday’s Stage 8.
Sebastien Loeb’s hopes of a strong finish on his return to the Dakar Rally received a major blow on Friday when he broke a suspension arm on his Prodrive-built BRX1 contender.
ASO has explained the reasoning behind the penalty handed to Sebastien Loeb in the 2021 Dakar Rally after the Frenchman labelled the stewards “incompetent” over their decision.
Carlos Sainz has lashed out at this year’s Dakar Rally roadbook after getting lost for the second time in three days, saying he is “fed up” and the event doesn’t feel like a true rally-raid.
Sebastien Loeb has reacted furiously to the speeding penalty given to him by stewards after Stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, saying “there is no room for incompetence or incompetents”.
Husqvarna’s Paul Spierings has revealed that he had to "resuscitate" Hero’s CS Santosh after the Indian rider suffered a huge crash on Wednesday’s fourth stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally.
Dakar Rally organisers are set to “change procedures” after water contaminated the fuel supply given to the motorbike class on Monday, which resulted in the retirement of frontrunner Andrew Short.
Both Yamaha and Dakar Rally organisers are investigating the retirement of Andrew Short on Day 2 of the 2021 event, to ascertain whether the fuel supply became contaminated by water on Monday’s stage.
Toyota has welcomed the imposition of a speed limit for this year's Dakar Rally, and believes this will prevent rival squad X-raid Mini from "running away" on the event's faster stages.
KTM team manager Jordi Viladoms says that the end of the Austrian manufacturer's Dakar Rally winning streak will mean any future success will be "valued more".
Some of the Dakar Rally's leading motorcycle riders have hit out at new regulations for the 2021 edition limiting the number of rear tyres at each competitor's disposal to improve safety.
Honda rider Joan Barreda admits that the 2021 edition of the Dakar Rally could mark his final participation in the event on a motorcycle.
World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb says the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team is not entering the Dakar Rally to finish behind established outfits like Toyota and X-raid Mini.
World Rally Championship veteran Kris Meeke "felt like a kid at Christmas" during his first test for PH Sport, the team with which he will compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.
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.
Sebastien Loeb believes the Bahrain Raid Xtreme squad "will do something quite good" in January's Dakar Rally following his first desert test in the team's Prodrive-built car.
The 2021 Dakar Rally is set to feature the lowest participation of the last 25 editions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the provisional entry list published by organiser Amaury Sport Organisation.
Alex Palou says he’s feels very fortunate to sign with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2021, after just one season in the NTT IndyCar Series.
Sebastien Loeb is set to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally with the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team, Motorsport.com has learned.
Ferrari beating Aston Martin to GTE Pro class honours in the Le Mans 24 Hours was "unthinkable" given the British marque's pace advantage, says Miguel Molina.
Carlos Sainz says he has been left a "little angry" at the way that Sergio Perez has had to make way at Racing Point for the incoming Sebastian Vettel.
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.
Daniel Juncadella will be the reserve driver for the Mercedes Formula E team for the last six races of the 2019/20 season in Berlin.
Prodrive says it will be "disappointed" if its rivals don't perceive it as a "potential winner" when it makes its Dakar debut next year under the Bahrain Raid Xtreme banner.
Alex Palou is excited to get his first NTT IndyCar Series season underway, but says he’s wary of being the only participant in Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway who has never raced on an oval.
Dani Juncadella will race an R-Motorsport-run Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in GT World Challenge Europe and ADAC GT Masters this year.
The FIA Cross-Country Commission has announced that four-wheel drive cars will form the top category of major international cross-country rallies from 2023.