Tag Archive: Cyril Despres

Apr 08

Cyril Despres gets on his bike to give you a taste of the Tour de Corse stages like never before 

Novella is Red Bull TV’s live stage on the Tour de Corse today

Red Bull TV logoThe Tour de Corse is for the bravest crews on four wheels, but five-time Dakar Rally motorbike winner Cyril Despres – Red Bull TV’s guest reporter this weekend – brings a new perspective by tackling the Novella stage on two wheels. Namely, a 900cc Yamaha motorbike: maybe not quite the off-road machine on which he achieved his famous desert wins, but still with enough power to make the whole experience very memorable. Especially for his passenger on the back. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 06

The A-Z of Rally Corsica, by Red Bull TV guest reporter Cyril Despres  

Want to know all about Corsica?

The A-Z of Rally Corsica, by Red Bull TV guest reporter Cyril Despres  Just ask a man who has been there more often than most of the WRC drivers competing on this weekend’s Tour de Corse. Cyril Despres, a five-time Dakar Rally winner on bikes, made his name in the desert, but he loves mountains too.

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Jan 16

Dakar: Peterhansel on top of the world

Stéphane Peterhansel emerged victorious from his eleventh-hour duel with Sébastien Loeb, while Cyril Despres completed the Peugeot 1-2-3

97 motorcycles, 22 quads, 63 cars (including 5 SSVs) and 38 trucks —220 of the 318 vehicles that left Asunción, Paraguay, on 2 January— reached the final podium set up in front of the Argentinian Automobile Club building in Buenos Aires.

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Jul 24

Top 3 class finish for ALDO Racing at the Silk Way Rally

ALDO Racing survives the Far East Section of the Silk Way Rally

Mission accomplished for David Bensadoun A Remarkable Third-Place Class Finish for David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé at the Silk Way Rally. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 13

The first days of the 15-stage rally from Russia to China via Kazakhstan have seen powerful performances from the biggest names in the race

Dakar winning teams take early lead at Silk Way

Dakar winning teams take early lead at Silk Way Rally Team Peugeot-Total have already picked up all stage wins on offer in the car race while Team Kamaz Master have surged into an early lead in the truck category. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 03

Peugeot 2008DKR reveals its Dakar racing colours (+video)

For 2016, the Peugeot 2008 DKR has been extensively evolved to become wider, faster, lower and more powerful

Team Peugeot-Total Road to Dakar 2016 PEUGEOT 2008 DKR16 Team Peugeot Total has unveiled the livery in which its all-star ‘dream team’ of Sébastien Loeb, Stéphane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz will tackle next year’s Dakar Rally, taking them on an epic journey through Argentina and Bolivia over two weeks in January. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 19

See you in 2016 – Cyril Despres

After 14 days, 13 stages and 9112 kilometres (4601 of which were run competitively)

Cyril Despres - Gilles Picard on SS8 © Frederic Le Floch Team Peugeot Total reached the finish of its first Dakar with two of its three PEUGEOT 2008 DKR entries. Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret finished 11th while Cyril Despres and Gilles Picard were 34th. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Peterhansel and Despres set their sights on Dakar finish

With 8719 kilometres down and just 393 to go

Cyril Despres on SS12 - photo © Marcelo Maragni Team Peugeot-Total is now concentrating on the very last stage of the world’s toughest rally, in Buenos Aires tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 15

Final push for Peugeot

Underway in Argentina

  Cyril Despres on SS10 © Marcelo Maragni The Dakar Rally is now back in Argentina en route to the finish at Buenos Aires, just three days away. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Team Peugeot-Total drivers reflect on highs and lows

The so-called ‘rest day’ is anything but a rest for the Team Peugeot Total mechanics

Team Peugeot-Total - Cyril Despres meeting They have to prepare and check the cars for the second half of the Dakar Rally, which begins Monday. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Stormy entry into Bolivia for Peterhansel

Dakar 2015: Stéphane Peterhansel on SS7

Stéphane Peterhansel on SS7 © Marcelo Maragni On day seven car competitors drove into Bolivia for the first time in Dakar history. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 10

Peterhansel powers through to maintain place in top 10

After a moving farewell from Carlos Sainz

Stéphane Peterhansel on SS6 © Marcelo Maragni The terrain on the sixth day of the Dakar Rally was yet another serious test for Team Peugeot-Total as they competed in the dunes of the Atacama Desert. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 08

Peterhansel shows the potential of the PEUGEOT 2008 DKR

In the Dakar dunes

Stephane Peterhensel Dakar dunes The fourth day was one of mixed emotions for Team Peugeot-Total. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 06

Sainz up to fourth for Team Peugeot-Total in Argentina

With only a tenth of the race gone – at the end of day three of 13

Carlo Sainz Dakar 2015 - photo Marcelo Maragni Red bull Content Pool The brand-new PEUGEOT 2008 DKR has continued to make progress on the Dakar Rally in the hands of the event’s most successful-ever driver line-up. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 15

Dakar: Final victory for Coma and Al Attiyah

A triple victory to the Volkswagen Race Touareg

Nasser Al-Attiyah  20101030Nasser Al-Attiyah 2011-01-04On this last special stage of the Personal Dakar Argentina Chile, Marc Coma reached his third Dakar victory by keeping Cyril Despres under control. The easy route turned into a nightmare for “Chaleco” who lost a third place on the podium and in the standings to Helder Rodrigues due to mechanical breakdowns. In the car category, Nasser Al Attiyah gets his very first final victory in a Dakar way ahead of Giniel De Villiers. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 14

Carlos Sainz had to bounce back after his disappointments yesterday

Chagin intouchable

Vladimir Chagin 2010-01-14Dakar 2011 logoPride of place went to the trucks today, as they opened proceedings for the 12th day of the Personal Argentina Chile Dakar 2011. Like the day before, Chagin won to close in on his 7th title on the Dakar. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Damaged limited for Coma

Unlimited damage for Carlos Sainz

Cyril Despres 2007 Dakar WinnerDakar 2011 logoThe 11th special of the Personal Argentina-Chile Dakar 2011, 370 km long and divided into two parts, smiled on Cyril Despres. The Frenchman’s objective was to regain ground on the bike category leader Marc Coma. With 2’12 lost by the Catalan to the Frenchman, in the end, the day could have been worse for Coma. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 12

Stage 10: Advantage Coma and Al Attiyah

The return to Argentine territory of the Personal Dakar  2011 turned out to be very complicated for the challengers

Dakar 2011 logoNasser Al Attiyah BMWDespite setting off behind Cyril Despres, his main rival for the bike title, Marc Coma took advantage of a major mistake by the Frenchman to put one hand on the trophy.On completion of the 10th stage, the Catalan now has a lead of 19′ over Despres as well as a third special stage victory. 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 07

Dakar: Carlos Sainz breaks away

On four wheels, Stephane Peterhansel’s momentum was halted by a series of punctures

Carlos Sainz 2011-01-05(2)Dakar 2011 logoHe now trails Carlos Sainz by almost 15 minutes in the general standings. A minor revolution shook the truck race with a victory for Ales Loprais, bringing to a close a series of 24 consecutive stage victories by the Kamaz team. Read the rest of this entry »


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