Tag Archive: Dakar

May 05

ALDO Racing Dakar to test new rally truck in Mexico

 ALDO Racing getting ready for the 2014-15 Extreme Rally-Raid season

ALDO Racing Toyota-01 First Test for the new Toyota Tacoma in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico. Following the 2014 Dakar Rally raid held last January in South America, the Canadian ALDO Racing Team made a major change, trading their Desert Warrior 3 prototype for a more reliable rally-built Toyota Tacoma truck. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Sparco set to showcase its enduring class in Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Dempsey Racing will take part in Daytona 24 Hours wearing Sparco

Dempsey Racing - Patrick Dempsey Following success for its partners in the recent Dakar and Monte-Carlo rallies, Sparco’s motorsport focus now moves back across the Atlantic as the Daytona 24 Hours gets the US racing season underway in style this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Sparco gets 2014 motorsport season off to winning start in Dakar Rally

Sparco was well represented at the Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally - Sparco After a dramatic and action-packed two weeks, the 2014 Dakar Rally has come to a thrilling conclusion today with Sparco-equipped teams well represented in the final classification. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Successful Dakar testing for ALDO Racing In Baja Aragon

“The new car was awesome”

Aldo Racing TeamThe Montreal-based Aldo Racing team achieved its goals in the three-day Baja Aragon Rally Raid this past weekend in central Spain, running their brand new Desert Warrior 3 racer over 700km of rock strewn desert trails.

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Jul 12

A Montreal Team racing in the Baja Aragon Rallye-Raid in Spain

A three day event based in Teruel

Desert Warrior3ALDO Racing driver David Bensadoun and co-driver Patrick Beaulé will race in the Baja Aragon, a three day race held in the desert of central Spain, in preparation for their third participation in the famous “Dakar” event, held this coming January in South America. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

‘Kicked by Piquet’ Salazar to be Spa steward

The official FIA preview of this weekend’s Belgian grand prix overlooked arguably the most famous moment of Eliseo Salazar’s career.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-Cosworth1981_14EliseoSalazarEnsign-CosworthChilean Salazar, who will make his debut as the driver steward at Spa Francorchamps, contested races for minor F1 teams between 1981 and 1983, and also tasted action at the Indy 500, Le Mans, Daytona, Dakar and world rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Volkswagen says no to F1 foray

Volkswagen has delivered a fresh blow to speculation the German giant is eyeing a foray in formula one.

2011-01-13_05832011-01-13_0582The dominant Red Bull Racing had positioned as an ideal carmaker partner for the Wolfsburg-based group, but Ulrich Hackenberg ruled out F1 as well as NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Dakar: A shortened 273 km special stage

Carlos Sainz now 21 minutes ahead of Peterhansel

Dakar 2011 logoFrancisco Lopez  Dakar 2011Chilean rider Francisco Lopez managed – with his Aprilia bike – to achieve best time for the first time this year, which brings him slightly closer to Coma and Despres. It is the third consecutive stage that escapes the two KTM riders… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Dakar: The 32nd edition is over

Grand slam for the Despres team and consecration for Sainz

Cyril Despres wins his third Dakar in Buenos Aires after a last stage won by his support rider Ruben Faria. In the car category, Carlos Sainz gets his first Dakar victory after resisting the ultimate attack by Al Attiyah, who wins the last stage for just 36’’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Dakar the last stage: Santa Rosa to Buenos Aires (+map)

On the menu today:  707 km are on the menu of the 14th and last stage of this 32nd Dakar

It should be the stage of a nice show-down nevertheless as the gaps in the standings are still pretty small in cars and bikes… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Dakar: Ullevalsteter nails one

Al-Attiyah is not letting go

Norwegian rider Pal-Anders Ullevalseter wins the Santa Rosa stage; it is his first Dakar stage victory in any Dakar. He also gets to second place in the general standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar: Third special stage victory on the Dakar 2010 for Francisco Lopez

The countdown has started

With a third special stage victory on the Dakar 2010, Francisco Lopez has stolen a march in his combat with Pal-Anders Ullevalseter for 2nd place in the general standings, which are still dominated by Cyril Despres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar Stage 12: San Juan to San Rafael (+map)

796 km are on the menu for the 12th stage

The longest on this 32nd Dakar, including a 476-km timed section. The distinctive feature of this special is the ‘neutralised’ part between the 204-km and 334-km points, where the competitors will have to return to the tarmac to pass through a listed natural site. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Dakar Stage 11: Santiago to San Juan (+map)

434 km are on the menu for the 11th stage of this 32nd Dakar

The competitors will leave Chile and return to Argentina, where the 220-km timed section will take place. They will cross the border at an altitude of 3500 m, ever so slightly higher than the point at which starter’s orders for the special will be given. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Dakar Stage 10: La Serena to Santiego (+map)

586 km are on the menu for the 10th stage of the 32nd Dakar

Including a timed section of 238 kilometres in which the competitors will bid farewell to the Atacama and say hello to a more technical, bending and undulating route that winds through the fine landscapes of the mountains. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Dakar Stage 9: Copiapo to La Serena (+ map and summaries)

354 km, but with a timed section of only 170, are on the menu for the 9th stage

Indeed, alerted by the presence over the last few days of significant amounts of fog during the morning at Copiapo, the organisers have announced that they will be postponing the start times for the 9th special stage (11.00, instead of 7.15) and will shorten the route in order to avoid stragglers arriving too late at the bivouac in La Serena. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Dakar: Despres is the boss

Before the day of rest that the Dakar will be spending in Antofagasta on the coast of the Pacific Ocean

Cyril Despres

Cyril Despres

Cyril Despres wins a stage in which Marc Coma has returned to being his fiercest contender in the overall standings. Some stages can represent – alone – several episodes of a race.

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Jan 08

Dakar: Stage 7 – Iquique to Antofagasta (+map)

641 km are on the menu of stage 7 including 600 km against the clock

This stage is the longest stage in this 32nd edition. No chance of boredom however for the contenders who will have to face the most versatile route of the Dakar this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Dakar: The film of stage number six

Coma still on a mission;”Peter” for glory

The many navigation mistakes of his contenders allowed Marc Coma to finish with the best time of the day in the bike category and to move up four places in the overall standings.  Moreover Italian rider Luca Manca, who was ranking ninth this morning in the overall standings, had to be evacuated from the track after a very serious fall in the early hours of the stage.

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Jan 05

Dakar: Stage 4 – Fiambala to Copiapo (+map)

Adjustment of the fourth  stage  from Fiambola to Copiano

In order that the race remains as fair as possible, possibilities of adjustments based on the events of the previous day have been imagined. Read the rest of this entry »

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