Tag Archive: Cyril Despres

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 »

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 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

Sticky: 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 13

BMW day on the Dakar

Plus summaries  of stage 11 by class

The Dakar bid Chile farewell after 7 special stages and said hello again to Argentina for a tough home straight leading to Buenos Aires. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Dakar : Stage 10 – Just like at home for Coma

First 2010 stage victory for Carlo Sainz

Way behind in the general standings, Marc Coma used the last special stage in Chile, measuring 238 km, to add a line to his roll of honour in the form of a 3rd victory on the Dakar 2010. 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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