Tag Archive: Dakar

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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Jan 15

Sparco® alongside the winners of Dakar 2017

The 1-2-3 from Peugeot and the double from Team Kamaz with the bronze for Petronas Iveco De Rooy means SPARCO® monopoly on Dakar 2017 podium     

Kamaz Master Team Volpiano (TO) – A resounding success for SPARCO® at the Dakar 2017. Both the podium of cars, monopolized by the Team Peugeot Total with “mr Dakar” Stephane Peterhansel, Sebastien Loeb and Cyril Despres, and truck with Nikolaev and Sotnikov with Kamaz official team over the third position with the Iveco Powerstar driven by Gerard De Rooy, signify a double victory for the Volpiano’s brand, alongside the drivers and the team climbed the podium in Buenos Aires. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar: Daily info

Barreda and Loeb are unlucky winners

Once again on top form, Joan Barreda picked up his 4th stage victory but will not be able to prevent Sam Sunderland from winning his first title on the Dakar tomorrow. The title will also be out of reach for Sébastien Loeb who also won his fourth special, but who was unable to shake the supremacy that Stéphane Peterhansel exercises over the rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Dakar: Daily info

Barreda wins by default, momentum for Peterhansel

Joan Barreda obtained his third stage victory this year following a time penalty received by Michael Metge, but this change in the situation still leaves Sam Sunderland untroubled and more than ever leader of the bike category. Stéphane Peterhansel also picked up his third stage win since the start and regained the lead in the general standings.
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Jan 12

Dakar: Daily info

Sunderland on the special

Super Sam Sunderland has started the day’s special, 6 minutes after Joan Barreda and more importantly 3 minutes after his team-mater Matthias Walkner who will be an excellent focal point to help him produce a good performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Dakar: Daily info

Stage 9 Salta – Chilecito cancelled

A massive landslide caused by thunderstorms happened this morning at 10.30am on the road used to join the bivouac, 40 kilometers north of Jujuy, 160kms away from Salta, hitting the village of Volcan. According to the Argentinian civil security, victims are deplored in the population and considerable damage has been observed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Dakar: New course for stage 7

A new course was designed and a new road book was drafted during the rest day

Following the cancellation of stage 6 on the eve of the rest day, persistent bad weather conditions forced the race directors to change the course of stage 7 from La Paz to Uyuni. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Dakar: The miracle on sand

Nine years ago, Joey Evans was facing a lifetime in a wheelchair after a terrible accident left him with two broken vertebrae


The South African worked hard to get back on a motorcycle and make his dream of riding the Dakar come true. He has already made it halfway through the race. Alexandre Kowalski was waiting for Joey Evans at the bivouac in La Paz.


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Jan 07

Dakar: A fabulous guard of honour

The finish in Oruro left its mark on Juan Carlos Salvatierra

Fans formed a guard of honour almost 40 km long, giving the Bolivian rider a reception worthy of a president. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

World RX STAR Loeb leads Dakar Rally

“That was a really fast stage but not very interesting from the driving point of view”

2016-08-07_0752 France’s Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar rally on Tuesday in Paraguay to take the lead of the event at the end of leg two. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Sparco® aiming at the top for Dakar 2017

Starts January 2 the race that opens the season. Sparco with the leading teams and drivers     

Sparco® aiming at the top for Dakar 2017 One of the most awaited moments of the season: the Dakar. It does not need introduction, the epic race that puts a strain on vehicles and drivers, in 13 days, they will face over 9000 km between Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. SPARCO®, as usual, will be present with important technical innovations that, from year to year, are to simplify the drivers’ life, already subjected to massive psychological and physical stress, in one of the toughest races in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

The 12 days of the Dakar

A closer look at the numbers behind arguably motorsport’s toughest event

The 12 days of the Dakar We’re still in the 12 days of Christmas but what of the 12 stages of Dakar? Arguably motorsport’s most arduous course gets under way on January 2 in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, stage one’s 454 kilometres a mere dent in the marathon course that lies await. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Paraguay debut for Dakar Rally 2017

South American country becomes 29th to host iconic event in January

Paraguay debut for Dakar Rally 2017 The 2017 Dakar Rally launches in January with the drivers and riders facing 10,000km of the toughest terrain known to man and machine. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Morocco test for Peugeot 3008 DKR ahead of Dakar bow

The car has undergone a number of improvements

Morocco test for Peugeot 3008 DKR ahead of Dakar bow Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz will give the new Peugeot 3008 DKR its first competitive outing at the Rally of Morocco ahead of the Dakar Rally next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Peugeot target back-to-back Dakar wins with new car

New Peugeot 3008DKR

New Peugeot 3008DKR After coming back into the sport to triumph nine months ago through Stéphane Peterhansel, Team Peugeot Total are looking to follow up with another victory in 2017 – and a brand new machine. 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 »

Jan 15

Dakar: Stage 12, Toyota coming up on the blindside

Whilst the internal duel in the Peugeot team then the combat with Mini drew the attention, Toyota have almost been forgotten

However, on checking the overall ranking with two stages to go before the end of the Dakar 2016, it can be said that this vintage is far from being a bad year for the Japanese constructor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar: Al-Attiyah wins stage but Peterhansel remains clear

Mini driver Al-Attiyah, the defending champion, took a five-minute bite out of the French Team Peugeot Total

Rally Dakar 2016  Stephane Peterhansel 11-time champion Stephane Peterhansel held on to his overall Dakar Rally lead despite a barnstorming drive to victory from Nasser Al-Attiyah.

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Jan 14

Dakar: Stage 11, Peugeot confirm the withdrawal of Carlos Sainz

There are now 3 Peugeot DKR 2008 cars still in the race

Rally Dakar 2016 Carlos Sainz Unfortunately, it is all over for Carlos Sainz on the Dakar 2016. Leader yesterday morning at the start of the 10th stage, the Peugeot driver experienced a very complicated day which ended with the breakage of an adaptor plate linking the engine to the gear-box. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar: Peterhansel takes commanding lead as Sainz challenge ends

Peterhansel is the red-hot favourite to take a 12th crown in the world’s toughest rally raid event
Rally Dakar 2016 Stephane Peterhansel Stephane Peterhansel took a commanding one hour lead after victory in the 10th stage of the Dakar Rally as the dropouts and retirements mounted on Wednesday.

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