Tag Archive: Dakar

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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Jan 13

Dakar: Stage 10, The girls are still in the mix

Hat-tip to the ladies!

Dakar 2016 logo There are only 97 motorcycles and 32 quads left in the race, but the two women in each category are still hanging on tough. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Dakar: Sainz takes lead as Loeb suffers further setbacks

The win put Sainz clear overall on a disappointing day for his team mates
Rally Dakar 2016 Carlos Sainz Former champion Carlos Sainz produced a commanding drive to take the overall lead in the Dakar Rally following Tuesday’s ninth stage around Belen in Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Dakar: Rest day? What rest day?

Official teams have technical crews on standby to restore their vehicles to perfect working order.

Dakar 2016 logo Surviving until today is, for many, the first objective, but it’s a rest day in name only. Sure, private competitors won’t be racing, but many of them will spend hours working on their vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Dakar: Stage 7, Peterhansel ready to rumble

Motorcycles: Méo still going strong!

Dakar 2016 logo Rodrigues pushing hard. Price out of the 1st timed section. Baragwanath the troublemaker. Barreda going home? Meo outspeeds Price! Paulo Gonçalves stops for Walkner. Barreda watching over Gonçalves. Ten Brinke’s hopes go up in smoke.

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Jan 07

Dakar: Stage 5, Third win for Loeb, 1-2-3 again for Peugeot

Loeb scores third stage win to extend Dakar lead

Already the winner of two stages on his first Dakar and leader of the general standings in front of the rally’s specialists, Sébastien Loeb continued his progress on this 38th edition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Dakar : Stage 2 report

Appaling conditions

Rain and bad weather forced the Dakar organisers to cancel the first stage, a decision that enjoyed the wholehearted support of Wessel Bosman. The South African rider suffered like a dog under the Argentinian downpour. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Dakar… via Le Mans!

There are quite a few connections between these two iconic races.

2010 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas will be on the start line of the 2016 Dakar rally (held in South America since 2009), which gets underway on 3 January. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Sparco’s 2016 starts with Dakar

Volpiano’s brand at the forefront in legendary Rally Dakar

Sparco Dakar 2016 2016 first event. The legendary Rally Raid and Sparco, a brand that certainly could not to miss out giving its support. Sparco starts the new year with a massive presence in Dakar Rally, which kicks off on January 2nd from Rosario, Argentina, and finishes 14 days later in the same town, after about 10.000 kilometers spread between Argentina and Bolivia.

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Dec 09

Loeb’s first taste of the Peugeot 2008 DKR

“Of course I feel at home in a rally car, but this is very different to any rally car I have tried before”

Dakar - Sebastien Loeb’s first taste of the Peugeot 2008 DKR June 2015, Erfoud. A desolate corner of the Moroccan desert, inhabited only by a couple of hotels, the Red Bull-powered Peugeot Dakar team, and nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb, sampling the Peugeot 2008 DKR for the first time. 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 »

Nov 18

Dakar adventure awaits for biggest ever Red Bull contingent

Dakar Rally 2016

Dakar Rally - Red Bull Debutant Sébastien Loeb features in the largest ever entry of Red Bull competitors in the 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally starting in Buenos Aires in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

ALDO Racing Stages 12 & 13 report from the 2015 Dakar

The ALDO Racing Team secures 32nd place overall at the 2015 Dakar

Photo finish at the podium 380-AE9A1158 The final Special Stage section of the 2015 Dakar Rally, reduced to 34 kilometres from its original 174 km due to unsafe roads, prevented the ALDO Racing Team from having a go at the Nissan Navarra of South African, Johan van Straden, which was 31st overall, one spot ahead of the ALDO Toyota.

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Jan 13

ALDO Racing Stage 9 report from the 2015 Dakar

Costly Day for the ALDO Racing Team at the 2015 Dakar

Sand and Sky for ALDO Racing teamWhat was to be another fine day at the 2015 Dakar Rally for the ALDO Racing team of David Bensadoun and his navigator Patrick Beaulé, turned out to be a costly one.

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Jan 09

ALDO Racing Stage 6 report at the halfway point of the 2015 Dakar

The ALDO Racing Team scores an excellent 27th place finish in Stage 6 of the 2015 Dakar

Aldo Racing - On the Road to Iquique 380-CQ0E2315 A great day for the Canadian ALDO Racing Team which finished 27th overall in Stage 6 of the 2015 Dakar rally, their best stage finish in this rally so far.

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Jan 08

ALDO Racing stages 4 & 5 report from the 2015 Dakar

ALDO Racing best finish at 35th in stage 5 of the Dakar

Day 4 ALDO Racing in the Sand Dunes 380-A90A4394 Stage 5 of the 2015 Dakar Rally, held Thursday between the Chilean cities of Copiaco and Antofagasta, was announced as a fast-paced but treacherous run, and included a 458 km Special Stage, split by two liaison stages for a total ride of 697 km on the day.

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Jan 06

Dakar: Feeling the heat in San Juan

A renaissance for Lavieille

Colombian Mateo Moreno and Mexican Carlos Gracida finished the second stage on the verge of exhaustion.  For his twelfth Dakar, Christian Lavieille has undergone a slight rebirth, in sporting terms. Read the rest of this entry »

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