Dakar Rally 2018: Eduard Nikolaev ´Beautiful, but not very good for engines´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The weekend´s marathon specials indeed respected neither people nor vehicles. Height sickness, slippery tracks, cold and even high-mountaneous dunes – only a small part of the two days& ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Esteve is narrowing in on the top 20 in spite of the water

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Spanish Sodicars-driver Isidre Esteve - driving with his hands only - is just getting better as Dakar 2018 unfolds. Last Sunday, the Spaniard has once again taught us a lesson about self-achievemen ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Journey to the hell for Ford-team Ourednicek and Kripal

Rita Konya January 16, 2018

The 2018 edition of Dakar Rally has put the perseverance and fighting spirit of the Czech Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal to a test several times, but Stage 7, first part of the infamous marathon ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Dakar is over for Argentinian Renault/Dacia Duster Team

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

In its 2018 edition, the Dakar displayed a great demand and the Renault Duster Dakar Team could not escape such harshness. Despite the efforts to try to complete the almost 9,000 kilometers of rout ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Buggyra-Tatra of Martin Kolomy nearly 300kms without clutch

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Czech Tatra Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy had to struggle with technical issues in the course of SS08 again. Despite them he finally managed the 5th rank. "The marathon stage was beautiful. Trac ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Al Qassimi - ´A successful marathonstage with no problems´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a 3008 DKR Maxi, with co-driver Xavier Panseri, held on to his 8th overall position ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero´s Santosh ´This Marathon the hardest I have ever done´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

For the Indian Hero MotoSports Team Rally, both the riders delivered solid performances to close the Marathon stage in a strong position for the team. Oriol Mena has been consistently delivering un ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tim and Tom Coronel had a really beautiful day on Sunday

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

It was by far the longest stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, but Tim and Tom Coronel posted their best result of this year’s event so far. In the stage that covered almost 500 kilometers, the Jef ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Andrew Short - ´For me this event is a life experience´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Racing more than 4,000km in Peru and Bolivia, the duo of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short now have their eyes set on the third and final part of th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: First ever 1-2-3 finish for Can-Am brand on a Dakar stage

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin claimed yet another victory on the second half of the Marathon stage between Uyuni and Tupiza in Bolivia and continue to le ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Castells ´A pity that they decided to suspend SS09´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Monday there was no SS09 to ride in the 2018 Dakar. The organization on Sunday decided to annul the final special stage to be disputed on Bolivian soil after heavy flooding and swollen rivers wreak ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Al Attiyah ´Nearly 1,000 kms without the slightest problem`

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Toyota´s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah protected his second position in the overall standings on the second half of the Marathon stage between Uyuni and Tupiza in Bolivia on Sunday. The Qatari and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Two Mini crews complete in top ten, Al Rajhi disqualified

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

SS08 of the Dakar followed the overnight Marathon stage where the crews spent the night at high altitude without any outside assistance from their service crews. This meant the participating compet ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS10

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: The Side-by-Sides are in the race and the first passed WP01. Actual leading is the Polaris of the French Team Garrouste with 55:15 minutes, followed by Uribe Ra ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Quad rider Kees Koolen - ´Penalty for Sainz is too lenient´

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

Quad rider Kees Koolen, who was involved in an maybe accident caused by Peugeot-driver Carlos Sainz, is very angry. "I think if I would be dead, it would have been a lot easier for Peugeot and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Team Peugeot to appeal the penalty handed to Sainz / Cruz

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The event stewards have penalised Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz by 10 minutes for an action that they deemed to be dangerous during SS07. Team Peugeot has announced its intention to appeal the decisi ...

SS10 - Tue. 16.01.2018 - Salta - Belén

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

The Dakar has covered pretty much all of this region… but the dunes that the racers will have to ride on the vast sandy plateau during the first part of the day are a new addition. Along the ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

TRUCKS SS08: Uyuni - Tupiza (Jan 14th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 498 km Stage - Trucks: 381 km Stage - 15% Sand, 78% Soil, 0% Stones, 7% Vegetation - The second part of this marathon stage also inc ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

CARS SS08: Uyuni - Tupiza (Jan 14th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 498 km Stage - Trucks: 381 km Stage - 15% Sand, 78% Soil, 0% Stones, 7% Vegetation - The second part of this marathon stage also inclu ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS08 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 16, 2018

BIKES SS08: Uyuni - Tupiza (Jan 14th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 498 km Stage - Trucks: 381 km Stage - 15% Sand, 78% Soil, 0% Stones, 7% Vegetation - The second part of this marathon stage also incl ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Barreda with liquid inside knee ´Let's see if we can fix it´

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Honda riders got to tackle the part one of the first of two marathon stages scheduled for this edition of the Dakar. With the rest day over, the entourage has moved on from the capital of Bolivia t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Japanese Hino-Truckteam happy with 13th place overall SS07

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

SS07 was held on hilly highlands at elevations approaching 4000 meters. The Hino 500 crew of Team Sugawara from Japan stuck to risk-averse driving to complete the stage at 13th place overall. This ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Sheikh Al Qassimi´s Peugeot pulled out of river by farmer

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a private3008 DKR Maxi, with co-driver Xavier Panseri, continued to stay inside the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren retakes overall Dakar lead in bikes

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Putting in a stellar performance on Saturday in the Bolivian mountains, French Adrien Van Beveren has worked his way back into the lead. Reaching the end of the first part of the two-day-long marat ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS08

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: The cars have reached WP3. Actual leader is Toyota´s Nasser Al Attiyah in front of his teammate Bernhard Ten Brinke (+1:18) and Peugeot´s Carlos Sai ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall TRUCKS

TRUCKS SS07: La Paz - Uyuni (Jan 13th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 727 km Liaison| 425 km Stage | 1152 km - Trucks: 671 km Liaison| 369 k ...

SS08 - Sun. 14.01.2018 - Uyuni - Tupiza

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

The second part of this marathon stage also includes the longest special stage of the rally, covering nearly 500 kilometers. Before leaving the Altiplano, the competitors will be put to a tough tes ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 14, 2018

CARS SS07: La Paz - Uyuni (Jan 13th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 727 km Liaison| 425 km Stage | 1152 km - Trucks: 671 km Liaison| 369 km Stage | 1040 km - 28% Sand, 66% Soil, 0% Stones, 6% Vegetation ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS07 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

BIKES SS07: La Paz - Uyuni (Jan 13th, 2018) - Cars & Bikes: 727 km Liaison| 425 km Stage | 1152 km - Trucks: 671 km Liaison| 369 km Stage | 1040 km - 28% Sand, 66% Soil, 0% Stones, 6% Vegetatio ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech Ford Ranger Team ´Not in the position we dreamt of´

Rita Konya January 13, 2018

Czech Ford Ranger pilots Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal finished the two parts of SS06 with different feelings: While the first one was the best so far for the crew with an excellent 24th time, ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault´s Carlos Sousa ´We hope to continue in good shape´

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

Mud, water, low temperatures (even snow) and peaks up to 4600 meters above sea level welcomed the Renault Duster commanded by Carlos Sousa and Pascal Maimon to this new race segment. The pair perfo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot-privateer Sheikh Al Qassimi SS06 with help Despres

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

Abu Dhabi Racing and Peugeot Middle East official driver Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, behind the wheel of a 3008 DKR Maxi, with co-driver Xavier Panseri, stayed inside the top 10 on complet ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Italian-French SMG Buggy of Amos / Delaunay now 9th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

The Dakar has moved up a gear or rather to the higher altitude and is leaving Peru for Bolivia, at over 4000 m. A last Special has been raced on the Altiplano, at an altitude that seriously diminis ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS07

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: French Axel Dutrie the provisional winner in the Quads! The Yamaha pilot could manage the stage in 06:59:04, 4:50 minutes in front of Marcelo Medeiros from Braz ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hino 500 truck of Japanese team Sugawara to re-start as 6th

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

The Hino 500 truck of Team Sugawara also reached Bolivia. Organizers took into consideration the 25-minute delay that Car 2 sustained on Jan. 10 from a car blocking their way, and the SS finish pos ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing brings all five rallycars to Bolivia´s La Paz

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

South Racing brought all five of its cars to the finish of the first week after some of the toughest special stages the event has thrown at competitors since the race toured the Mauritanian Sahara ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Przygonski now best X-raid Mini, Terranova left the SS06

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

X-raid Mini´s Mikko Hirvonen and Andreas Schulz did not waste time on SS06 in getting to grips with the mountain tracks with top five positions throughout the first series of checkpoints. At ...

SS07 - Sat. 13.01.2018 - La Paz - Uyuni

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

Upon crossing the border, a change of software is required, which racers and co-drivers will have to install without delay on their hard disks. Against this new backdrop, the daily mileage increase ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel brothers will have a fresh start in the second week

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

The first part of the 2018 Dakar Rally is in the books for Tim and Tom Coronel from the Netherlands. Many referred to the first week as the toughest Dakar in South-America ever, but the twins made ...

Dakar Rally 2018: This was just the beginning - the start in the second week

Hansy Schekahn January 13, 2018

110 Bikes, 41 Quads, 71 Cars and SxS, and 30 trucks have reached La Paz in Bolivia for the rest day, at the end of a week’s racing which witnessed a significant cull carried out by the dunes ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota Gazoo crews 3-4-5 and preparing for the second week

Neil Perkins January 13, 2018

The Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa trio of Bernhard Ten Brinke, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers kept up the pressure on the leaders by recording the 7th, 3rd and 4th quickest times on SS ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peru Dakar Village brought together more than 100K people

Marcelo Carballar January 13, 2018

The 2018 Dakar Rally said goodbye to the challenging Peruvian routes after going through its territory for six stages, in which thousands of fans of motorsports vibrated with the roar of the engine ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Five key moments of Red Bull supported teams in first half

Red Bull Content Pool January 13, 2018

If there was any doubt that the Dakar Rally was the toughest test on the world motorsport calendar, then it has been swept aside by a rollercoaster first six days across the hostile terrain of Sout ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Belarus´ MAZ Autosport trucks on 3rd and 15th overall now

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

They are 3rd ranked overall: The red MAZ-Sportauto truck crew of Sergey Viazovich, Pavel Haranin and Andrej Zhyhulin from Minsk, Belarus. In the first part of SS06 the crew managed to overtake the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech Liaz Team of Martin Macik surprisingly 4th overall

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Big, yellow, rarely: The Liaz racetruck of the Czech Martin Macik junior. In SS06 Macek and his copilots Frantisek Tomaszek and Michal Mrkva have kept their excellent 4th position in the overall tr ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Favourite Ales Loprais with problems in SS04 and retired

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Two days we didn´t heard anything about the Czech favourite Ales Loprais and his Tatra, then we got pictures from the SS04 that his Tatra flipped and was recovered by the German MAN-pilot Mat ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz Manager Gennadyevich - ´You feel the lack of oxygen´

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Cold weather in the Bolivian capital was over and above compensated by warm welcome of La Paz citizens, greeting the contestants of the Dakar Rally. The number of people on the street was impressin ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All three MKR-Renault started but Van den Brink not ranked

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

SS06 of the Dakar took place in a very strange atmosphere. MKR Renault Sherpa Truck driven by Dutch Martin van den Brink, which had stayed in the dunes the day before and had not made the start of ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tatra´s Martin Kolomy 2nd to Bolivia, Soltys with problems

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

While the altitude rose, Martin Kolomy of the Tatra Buggyra Racing team rose in the stage ranking. From the 8th he managed to rise to the 2nd in SS06. Teammate Martin Soltys had a problem with the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing´s CanAm Maverick SxS X3 hold 1st, 2nd and 7th

Neil Perkins January 12, 2018

The South Racing Can-Am Team has overcome a mountain of hurdles and some of the toughest terrain that South America could throw at it to bring all three Maverick X3s safely to the Dakar Rally rest ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spanish GasGas Rallyteam 13th, 26th and 56th after Stage 6

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Jonathan Barragán is 26th after a 5-minute penalty and his teammate in Torrot's GasGas Rally Team, Cristian España, is 13th in a stage where the dense fog forced the cancellation ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Husqvarna´s A. Short ´Had my first high-speed rally crash´

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

With the sandy dunes of Peru being replaced by the fast tracks of Bolivia, Pablo Quintanilla put in a solid performance during SS06. Securing a strong sixth place result for the day, the Husqvarna ...

Dakar Rally 2018: KTM´s stagewinner Antoine Meo - ´It was so cold out there`

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Setting off 4th due to his finish on SS05, KTM-rider Antoine Meo immediately set about chasing down his team-mate Matthias Walkner and the other riders in front. Slowly building pace as the day wen ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren and De Soultrait in the Bikes top 4

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Following six long and challenging days of racing in South America, the duo of Adrien Van Beveren and Xavier de Soultrait find themselves well-placed inside the top four of the 2018 Dakar Rally' ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All in all a good Dakar so far for India´s Hero Motorsport

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Both riders from the Indian Hero MotoSports Team decided to be safe and cautious with an aim to successfully complete the first half of the Dakar Rally without any unwanted incident. Oriol Mena con ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Kevin Benavides the new Dakar leader in the bikes

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

The Honda CRF450 Rally of the Monster Energy Honda Team continues to excel in this 40th edition of the Dakar. A dazzling performance by Kevin Benavides earns the Argentinean the overall leadership ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

TRUCKS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountai ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall SxS

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

SxS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains. ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

QUADS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountain ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

CARS SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS06 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

BIKES SS06: Arequipa - La Paz (Jan 11th, 2018) - 1073 km (Liaison: 760 km - Leg: 313 km) - 0% Sand, 91% Soil, 9% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountain ...

Rest Day 12.01.2018

Hansy Schekahn January 12, 2018

Today is the Rest Day of the Dakar Rally 2018

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Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz´ stagewin in SS05 thanks to Czech Martin Kolomy Tatra

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

The morning on 10th January began with worrying news for the Russian truck favourites Kamaz: About half an hour after the start race officials announce that Eduard Nikolaev’s truck was on its ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Isidre Esteve forced by Orga-helicopter in wrong direction

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Isidre Esteve just keeps upping his game in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The Repsol Rally Team driver is adapting very well to the demands of the route and on SS05 he once again worked his way up the prov ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Al Rajhi took a bath - Terranova best Mini as 12th

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Once again the desert sands caused problems for nearly all competitors in all categories. Right from the outset the leading group of cars hit trouble in the deep sand and dunes of the Tanaca region ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bike-leader Van Beveren - ´I am really happy with my riding´

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Putting in a convincing stage five performance, Yamaha official team's Adrien Van Beveren remains at the top of the 2018 Dakar Rally's overall standings. Living up to the challenges of yet ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mixed emotions at MKR Renault, Van den Brink out but now in?

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Dakar is "destroying" teams in 5th stage as well: Never-ending sand and hard dunes. The Dakar Rally is still beating hard all the competitors, especially for the big trucks. For the Renau ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Carlos Sousa and Pascal Maimon last Renault Duster fighters

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

The Dakar Rally is saying goodbye to Peru, starting point for a very demanding 2018 edition of the most difficult competition in the world. After the blow to the aspirations of the team that meant ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The Coronel twins flipped, but went out and spent a beer

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Tim and Tom Coronel have mastered the longest day of Rally without too many problems. While many competitors again had to deal with major problems, the twin brothers from the Netherlands did it ver ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Both Borgward BX7DKR in the race - both with new adventures

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Peruvian driver Nicolás Fuchs finished SS05 of the 2018 Dakar Rally on a hard journey between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa on the penultimate day of competitions in the Peruvian territor ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero-Team´s Oriol Mena delivers his best stage of the Dakar

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Indian Hero-Team´s Oriol Mena looked like a man on a mission as he clocked in his best stage of the Dakar yet, finishing at 11th position, his second top 15 stage finish. Overall, Mena now st ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS06

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Fastest cars on "European Summer Soil" are now Carlos Sainz in front of his teammate Stéphane Peterhansel (both Peugeot)... followed by Qa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot with 1-2 overall lead, Cyril Despres back in race

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Peugeot is again first and second overall after the longest day of the rally, after taking a third consecutive win on a punishing SS05. Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret extended th ...

SS06 - Thu. 11.01.2018 - Arequipa - La Paz

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Feature of the day: Bikes, Cars and Trucks will again drive together. The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains. The route become faster, barely leaving enough time for a peek a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Stagewin catapults Varela / Gugelmin as new leaders in SxS

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and left the demanding sand dunes of Peru beyond him on a positive note by recording the quickest time in SS05 between San Juan de Marcona and Arequ ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ten Brinke again best Toyota, Al Attiyah changed gearbox

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Toyota Gazoo survived the last of the daunting special stages through the treacherous Peruvian sand dunes to remain firmly on track for honours at the Dakar Rally. Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: KTM´s Matthias Walkner now 3rd, Sam Sunderland flying home

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Following his third place on day four, Matthias Walkner had the opportunity to try and chase down the two riders starting ahead of him on SS05. At the first checkpoint, despite a small crash, Walkn ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Joan Barreda storms the fifth stage with another stagewin

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

In a magnificent 5th stage at the Dakar, Monster Energy Honda’s Joan Barreda Bort proved too hot to handle, commanding throughout the penultimate date in Peru. In addition to clawing back fou ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing Ford 44th - ´Horrible dunes, tricky navigation´

Rita Konya January 11, 2018

Wednesday’s fifth stage of the 40th anniversary Dakar Rally was announced to be one of the most difficult of the 2018 edition – and not for nothing. The dunes in the 267 kilometers agai ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Loeb´s navigator Daniel Elena: ´Usually, I do not give up´

Hansy Schekahn January 11, 2018

Contrasting fortunes on the Dakar today for the Peugeot Team: The squad is first and second overall after the longest day of the rally, after taking a third consecutive win on a punishing 5th stage ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS05 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

QUADS SS05: San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa (Jan 10th, 2018) - 1040 km (Liaison: 774 km - Leg: 266 km) - 84% Sand, 16% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - Bikes and quads will take a separate route fro ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS05 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

CARS SS05: San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa (Jan 10th, 2018) - 1040 km (Liaison: 774 km - Leg: 266 km) - 84% Sand, 16% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - Bikes and quads will take a separate route from ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS05 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

BIKES SS05: San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa (Jan 10th, 2018) - 1040 km (Liaison: 774 km - Leg: 266 km) - 84% Sand, 16% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - Bikes and quads will take a separate route fro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spain´s ´hands-only´ driver Isidre Esteve climbs top 30

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Spaniard Isidre Esteve continues to make progress in Dakar 2018. The Repsol Rally Team driver has experienced all sorts of setbacks in an extremely difficult stage, which he finished in 35th place ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Liaz´ Martin Macik ´That's what the Dakar should look like´

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Not only the Dutch and Russians are dominating in the Trucks: Next to the Buggyra team and the this year not so lucky Ales Loprais, the Czech Republic has many truckteams - like the yellow Liaz of ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Buggyra Tatra´s Martin Soltys surprisingly in the top ten

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Czech Tatra Phoenix pilot Martin Soltys´s performance keeps rising, he completed SS04 test with 8th rank. He now also holds the 8th rank in the interim ranking. "Tuesday we succeeded and ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Hirvonen and Al Rajhi surprising, Terranova rolls

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Delayed by heavy fog, SS04 finally got off to a spectacular start with the car category getting under way in groups of four, side-by-side. The noise of competition engines was pure entertainment fo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders fight off a tough stage

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Both the Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders pushed hard to overcome the tough SS04 for the team. The stage, offered a changed landscape and a different kind of start to break the mould. It started o ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Good and Bad for Kamaz - E. Nikolaev wins, others lost time

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Huge sun-drenched beach and hundreds of vehicles on the sand. It looked exactly like Rose Lake in Senegal. The start area of 4th rally stage reminded the contestants of this stamping and sacred gro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Iveco´s Villagra 2nd, a special adventure for Van Genugten

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

While Team De Rooy Iveco teammate Federico Villagra stood firm in the top of the truck race – the Argentinian scored the second time at 28 minutes from Kamaz´ Eduard Nikolaev and also k ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Best day in the Rally for Czech Ford Ranger team with 28th

Rita Konya January 10, 2018

Stage 4 around San Juan de Marcona was the best day so far for Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The crew of South Racing clocked the 28th time in the 330 km special, first ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS05

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Austria´s Matthias Walkner reached the Top 3 overall today: "It's going to be the hardest Dakar ever, they said. And they were right" Day 5 ...

SS05 - Wed. 10.01.2018 - San Juan - Arequipa

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Feature of the day: Cikes and quads will take a separate route from the cars and trucks. The race will start at daybreak, and follow the two different sections of special stage on the programme. Th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Carlos Sousa best Duster as 13th, Spataro late after crash

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

The fourth special of the Dakar again made clear that with this edition it went back to its roots. The Renault Duster Dakar Team went through both ends on the last day. On one hand, the sustained p ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Argentinian Kevin Benavides now best Honda-rider as 3rd

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Kevin Benavides and Joan Barreda continue to battle on at a swift pace in a highly-complicated fourth stage at the 2018 Dakar Rally. Notable performance from young Chilean José Ignacio Corne ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Varela/Gugelmin Can Am 3rd overall caused of broken wheel

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Reinaldo Varela and Leonel Larrauri were firmly back on track through the demanding fourth special stage in the Peruvian deserts around San Juan de Marcona after a ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

CARS SS04: San Juan de Marcona Round (Jan 9th, 2018) - 774 km (Liaison: 444 km - Leg: 330 km) - 57% Sand, 20% Soil, 23% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itself ...

Dakar Rally 2018: André Villas-Boas injured after accident with his Toyota

Hansy Schekahn January 10, 2018

Former Soccer-Coach André Villas-Boas was transported by helicopter to a hospital despite an accident during SS04 Tuesday. As different media reported, he jumped after a high dune and landed ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Tires ruined Toyota´s good SS04 results - except Ten Brinke

Neil Perkins January 10, 2018

Toyota Gazoo South Africa suffered a setback to its challenge for overall honours at the Dakar Rally when Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers both lost considerable time on the fourth loop sta ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot with 1-2-3 stagewin SS04 but Despres with bad luck

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

It’s now a Peugeot one-two-three at the front of the Dakar Rally, but the event bit hard for Cyril Despres and David Castera, who hit a rock and severely damaged the right-rear of their 3008D ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha 1-2 with Adrien van Beveren and Xavier de Soultrait

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Everything went according to plan for Yamaha´s Adrien van Beveren on Tuesday's SS04 of the Dakar. Making full use of his advantageous starting position - within the second group of riders ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

QUADS SS04: San Juan de Marcona Round (Jan 9th, 2018) - 774 km (Liaison: 444 km - Leg: 330 km) - 57% Sand, 20% Soil, 23% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itsel ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS04 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

BIKES SS03: San Juan de Marcona Round (Jan 9th, 2018) - 774 km (Liaison: 444 km - Leg: 330 km) - 57% Sand, 20% Soil, 23% Stones, 0% Vegetation - The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itsel ...

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault - ´It’s a massacre - this is the real Dakar´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Organizers are not holding it back. This edition of Rally Dakar is extremely difficult right from the first stages. 3rd stage was no exception - vehicles going in somersaults and flips or early dro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero Bike´s Dakar debutant Orial Mena breaks into top 20

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The third stage was a very good stage for Indiaá Hero MotoSports’s Spanish debutant rider Oriol Mena, who overcame tough navigation to clock-in a fast time today and finish the stage a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hino´s 76year-old Dakar Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara to retire

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Due to becoming stuck in sand in the SS near Pisco, Hino Team Sugawara's Car 1 crewed by 76year-old Dakar Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara and Katsumi Hamura from Japan had to be pulled out by an orga ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ssangyong Tivoli DKR of Rookie Oscar Fuertes climbs 43rd

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Spain´s Dakar-rookie Óscar Fuertes is still unstoppable in the Dakar, where he has passed another stage behind the steering-wheel of the all-new SsangYong TivoliDKR Buggy, built by Her ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bolivian Ford Ranger of Bulacia showing a good race as 21st

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

In Bolivia they are the big stars with more than 80.000 Followers on Facebook: The team "BulaciaDakar" of Marco Bulacia and the Argentinean Eugenio Arrieta and a Ford Ranger prototyp ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bikes-winner Sam Sunderland ´we still have a long way to go´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Good navigation was paramount as well as overall speed, and as such many of the top riders lost valuable time after missing a waypoint. Using his experience, KTM 450 Rally mounted Sam Sunderland fr ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kolomy gets stuck in the dunes, Soltys pleasantly surprises

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Stage three became fatal for many pilots. Including the Czech Tatra-Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy, who got stuck in dunes shortly before the finish. The Dakar newcomer Martin Soltys surprised by mast ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS04

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: KTM´s Laia Sanz about the stage: "Today was a difficult day! 150 km inside the dust and I didn't found my rhythm. Tomorrow's stage will be si ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Another day with mixed emotions for the Mini Team in SS03

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Day three of Dakar 2018 has once again provided drama from yet another tough, difficult special stage. For X-raid Mini it was again a day with mixed emotions. The Spanish duo of Nani Roma and co-pi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Al Attiyah ´We win the stage with two flat tyres´

Neil Perkins January 09, 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel bounced back strongly from day two delays to record their second stage victory on the third timed section through the dunes and acr ...

SS02 - Tuesday 09.01.2018 - San Juan de Marcona

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itself perfectly to mass starts, with neat lines of 15 bikes and 4-abreast acceleration contests for the cars. After this sprint along the beach, the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ford Ranger crew Ourednicek/Kripal back in the ´good´ race

Rita Konya January 09, 2018

After the first two days full of problems, Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal from Czech Republic finally enjoyed real racing on third stage of Dakar Rally, bringing their Ford Ranger Dakar home in ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Can-Am Team´s Uribe and Varela first and second overall

Rita Konya January 09, 2018

Racing for the new South Racing Can-Am Team, the Brazilian duo of Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin put first stage delays firmly behind them to set the fastest time in the new SxS category of t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Second biker Benavides ´I´m very happy and satisfied today

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Mission accomplished for Kevin Benavides in the third stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally. The Argentinean rider, who posted second on the day, ascends the general rankings to second spot just three minu ...

Dakar Rally 2018: The majestic dunes of Ica starred in the third stage

Shakedownteam PromPeru January 09, 2018

Many areas of the Ica region were the protagonists of the third stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, which this year celebrates its 40th edition and that goes through Peruvian soil for the third time in ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Good and bad for Iveco - Villagra wins, Van Genugten rolls

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

The Argentinian truckpilot Federico Villagra has booked his first ever stage victory in the Dakar Rally. The driver of Team De Rooy Iveco finished the third stage over nearly 300 kms, in 03:56:37 a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren ´A difficult day but nothing is lost´

Hansy Schekahn January 09, 2018

Making the best of a demanding stage three, Yamalube Yamaha Team riders Adrien Van Beveren, Franco Caimi and Xavier de Soultrait all remain within striking distance to the provisional overall leade ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

BIKES SS03: Pisco - San Juan de Marcona (Jan 8th, 2018) - 800 km (Liaison: 504 km - Leg: 296 km) - 65% SAND, 35% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - At this point, Dakar veterans will still be warming ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS03 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

CARS SS03: Pisco - San Juan de Marcona (Jan 8th, 2018) - 800 km (Liaison: 504 km - Leg: 296 km) - 65% SAND, 35% Soil, 0% Stones, 0% Vegetation - At this point, Dakar veterans will still be warming ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Kamaz´ Eduard Nikolaev ´We caught Loprais and he caught us´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Relief dunes with sand especially loose this hot season appeared to be a serious challenge on the crews’ way to the finish. After the stage Vladimir Chagin’s question was – on a s ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault Duster crews finished 18th and 26th in second stage

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The Argentinian Renault (Dacia) Duster Team overcame a very tough section on Sunday that entailed great difficulty, on a highly unstable terrain and high temperatures that put all competitors to th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Despite a collision with a car Buggyra´s Kolomy ´only´4th

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Czech Tatra-Phoenix pilot Martin Kolomy of the Buggyra Team achieved the fourth best time in the second stage, despite a collision with a car at abut kilometer 150. "This stage was really dema ...

Dakar Rally 2018: CS Santosh, Oriol Mena keep it steady for Hero MotoSports

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Shrugging off the unfortunate events of the Day 1, Hero MotoSports team Rally regained the momentum to make a solid show on the 2nd day of the Rally Dakar 2018. With a tough stage on the cards, bot ...

Dakar Rally 2018: ´Another stage to forget´ for the German Juergen Schroeder

Gerhard Schneider January 08, 2018

Sunday´s SS02 began good for the German Juergen Schroeder, competing with an all-new Nissan Navara, built by the South African Red-Lined Motorsport team. At the first checkpoint they could re ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Nicolas Fuchs ´against everything´ with health problems

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

WRC-expert Nicolás Fuchs "against everything": The Peruvian Borgward BX7DKR pilot overcame health problems and could not repeat the performance of the first day. Started on the thi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel brothers with fantastic help of some local fans

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

After the brief warm-up on the opening day, the first serious stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally followed on Sunday. The Coronel brothers Tim & Tom occasionally got stuck in the loose sand in the ea ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Honda´s Joan Barreda takes the leadership in Dakar´s SS02

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Blistering performances from Monster Energy Honda Team with the stage victory for Joan Barreda, plus fourth and fifth spots for Michael Metge and Kevin Benavides as the race moves on from Pisco. Jo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peugeot´s winner Despres ´Our strategy seems to be a good´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The proper Dakar action started Sunday, with the drivers launching into the first long-distance stage of the Dakar, covering 278 kilometers around the Peruvian town of Pisco. The scenery consisted ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Renault´s Van den Brink ´Crazy things are going to happen´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

The Renault Trucks of the Dutch Mammoet Rallysport Team both finished the tough second stage of the Dakar Rally. Martin van den Brink finished 8th and Janus van Kasteren qualified as 13th. "We ...

Dakar Rally 2018: De Rooy Iveco´s good in front,  Ardavichus crashed with car

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

It was only the second day in the Dakar Rally, and there were only nearly 300 kilometers of race distance covered, but the differences in the truck rankings are already considerable. Federico Villa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: 2nd Van Beveren - ´Wasn't a day that I wanted to push hard´

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

Securing a second consecutive runner-up stage result, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Adrien Van Beveren retains his highly-positive second overall result in the 2018 Dakar Rally's pr ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS03

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: "Very nice and funny stage today! Navigation was difficult, specially for the riders who started in the first places. For me it was a good day, with no mis ...

SS03 - Monday 08.01.2018 - Pisco-San Juan de Marcona

Hansy Schekahn January 08, 2018

After the heavy second stage the Rally will move to San Juan de Marcona today. At this point, Dakar veterans will still be warming up. The day’s challenge will mainly be disputed off-piste, b ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Giniel de Villiers ´The dunes were really difficult´

Neil Perkins January 07, 2018

Toyota Gazoo´s Giniel de Villiers, Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Bernhard Ten Brinke safely negotiated the second loop stage through the treacherous dunes around Pisco and reached the night hal ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three X-raid Mini crashed on SS02 - Terranova now best Mini

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The second stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, around the Peruvian city of Pisco, also proved to be a true challenge. Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue (Argentina) finished fifth with their Mini 4x4, ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Can-Am Maverick X3 double win in SS02 in the Side-by-Sides

Neil Perkins January 07, 2018

Racing for the new South Racing Can-Am Team, the Brazilian duo of Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin put first stage delays firmly behind them to set the fastest time in the new SxS category of t ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS02 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

BIKES SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 7th, 2018) - 546 km (Liaison: 279 km - Leg: 267 km) - 65% SAND, 12% Soil, 17% Stones, 6% Vegetation - The Pisco loop stage is 90% off-piste. This exercise in navigati ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS02 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

CARS SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 7th, 2018) - 546 km (Liaison: 279 km - Leg: 267 km) - 65% SAND, 12% Soil, 17% Stones, 6% Vegetation - The Pisco loop stage is 90% off-piste. This exercise in navigatio ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Former FIA champion Carlos Sousa back with Renault Duster

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Portugal´s rally-legend and former FIA World Champion Carlos Sousa is back! Together with his navigator Pascal Maimon they are piloting a factory Renault (Dacia) Duster of Renault Argentina. ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Isidre Esteve - if you have to handle a BMW only with hands

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

On Saturday we could see the rolling Sodicar BMW BV6 prototype of the first Lebanon Dakar Team - but there is another Sodicar BMW with BMW 340 hp 3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine, four wheel drive ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Bad start for Dutch DAF-Team Leeuw - stop after 500 Meters

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

For the Dutch Marc Leeuw the Dakar started not as expected. Only 500 meters after the start the DAF crew had to stop due to technical problems. The repair took more than two hours, so that the Truc ...

Dakar Rally 2018: MKR Renault Sherpa of v.d. Brink with surprising 2nd place

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Totally sensational start of 40th edition of Rally Dakar for MKR Technology: The Renault Sherpa of the Dutch Martin van den Brink finished second in the first stage on Saturday. The Czech Ale&scaro ...

Dakar Rally 2018: KTM´s stagewinner Sam Sunderland ´I had a great time today´

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

British Sam Sunderland got his 2018 Dakar Rally off to the perfect start with a commanding win on the short 30km special stage in the dunes just outside of Lima, Peru. The Brit, carrying the number ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Debut for SsangYong TivoliDKR and Oscar Fuertes on place 43

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The premiere of the all-new SsangYong TivoliDKR Buggy of Oscar Fuertes and Diego Vallejo, built by the Spanish rallycompany Herrador went well and the Dakar-Rookie Fuertes, who has won the ticket f ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Coronel twins Tim and Tom day 1 - ´What a monster of a car!´

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

After a heart-warming welcome by the enthusiastic Dakar fans on the ramp in Lima, Tim and Tom Coronel got used to their brawny Buggy machine, although the stage didn’t run totally trouble-fre ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamaha´s Van Beveren happy with the way this Dakar started

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

Enjoying a highly positive start, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team saw three of its riders finish inside the top seven in the provisional overall standings. Headlining the team's efforts ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS02

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: First Wevers-Borgward destroyed... but will be back: The Borgward prototype of Erik Wevers rolled yesterday ... but will be back as codriver Anton van Limpt rep ...

SS02 - Sunday 07.01.2018 - Pisco-Pisco

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The Pisco loop stage is 90% off-piste. This exercise in navigation offers the car drivers the privilege of setting off before everyone else... and that means no bike tracks to follow. The risk of b ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Technical problem spoiled first day for Ford´s Ourednicek

Rita Konya January 07, 2018

Ford Ranger Pilots Tomas Ourednicek and David Kripal from the Czech Republic didn’t had an easy start in the 40th edition of Dakar Rally: They lost time in the first special due to technical ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Nicolas Fuchs and Borgward happy with 3rd place in SS01

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The Peruvian driver Nicolás Fuchs started his second adventure in the Dakar Rally. On board his new prototype BX7DKR of Borgward powered by the Dutch team Wever Sport, he reached the third p ...

Dakar Rally 2018: India´s Hero Moto-Team with retirement of Joaquim Rodrigues

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

This edition of Dakar marks the second year of participation for India’s Hero MotoSports Rallyteam, the rally racing division of the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoC ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mini´s Bryce Menzies ´Hopefully we can stay in the top 5´

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The first stage of the Dakar is complete with all seven Mini crews completing the 31km special stage. The 4x4-Mini of the US-Americans Bryce Menzies and Peter Mortensen was the fastest Mini today, ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peterhansel played it safe, Sebastien Loeb without brakes

Hansy Schekahn January 07, 2018

The first stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally was the shortest at just 31 kilometres, but it already provided a sharp taste of the action to come, with competitors launched straight into the dunes. All f ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall CARS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

CARS SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 6th, 2018) - 304 km (Liaison: 273 km - Leg: 31 km - Liaison: 0 km) - 100% SAND - In Peru, racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of thi ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota´s Al Attiyah and Baumel win the opening stage 2018

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Qatari Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah got down to business from the outset to claim the fastest time on the short, sandy opening stage through the Peruvian dunes, near Pisco. Running second on the road, t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Biker Gerard Farrés ´This will be my last Dakar on a bike´

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The charismatic rider Gerard Farrés announces that this 2018 edition will be his last on two wheels, during an emotional event surrounded by his Dakar family. Supported by the full Himoinsa ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall BIKES

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

BIKES SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 6th, 2018) - 304 km (Liaison: 273 km - Leg: 31 km - Liaison: 0 km) - 100% SAND - In Peru, racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of th ...

Dakar Rally 2018 RESULTS: SS01 Stage/Overall QUADS

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

QUADS SS01: Pisco - Pisco (Jan 6th, 2018) - 304 km (Liaison: 273 km - Leg: 31 km - Liaison: 0 km) - 100% SAND - In Peru, racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of th ...

Dakar Rally 2018: 76year old Dakar-Legend Yoshimasa Sugawara to start again

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The advance staff from the Japanese Hino Team Sugawara - really Dakar Legends - which will be fielding two Hino 500 trucks in the trucks in the 2018 Edition, arrived in South America very early: In ...

Dakar Rally TICKER: Short News Updates SS01

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

 

Dakar Rally TICKER: Most Side-by-Side finished the first stage! Actual leaders are the Peruvians Anibal Aliaga and Juan Pedro Cilloniz with their Polaris in 00:31:27 hours, followe ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Czech MKR Technology with three Dutch Renault Race Trucks

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Three north-bohemian (Czech Republic) Renault Trucks teams from MKR Technology centre are ready at the starting line - two Renault K520 4x4 and one Renault CBH 385 of the Dutch teams Mammoet R ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota TLC Autobody ready to repeat the T2-class double win

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

Toyota today is one of the biggest brands at the Dakar Rally - thanks to Toyota Gazoo South Africa and Overdrice Racing Belgium with their superb Toyota Hilux Pickups. But fans of the Dakar know: N ...

Dakar Stage 01 - Saturday 06.01.2018 - Pisco-Pisco

Hansy Schekahn January 06, 2018

The first stage will be a roundcourse around the City of Pisco (Peru). Racers are plunged from the outset into the sand, the overriding theme of this five-day stretch of the race. This little start ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Varela/Gugelmin and Larrauri/Fernando with new Can Am X3

Neil Perkins January 06, 2018

South Racing announced a ground-breaking new collaboration with Can-Am back in May 2017 and this partnership with the off-road vehicle manufacturer will bear fruit when the team runs a pair of Can- ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Seven Mini at the Dakar - Premiere for the new Mini Buggy

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

The start of the 40th edition of Dakar – the tenth in its present South America theatre – is now only hours away. Shakedown testing is complete and the Mini family of seven internationa ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peterhansel - ´This could be one of the best Dakars in SA´

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

As soon as they arrived in Peru, the Peugeot Total crews took part in a final shakedown session on Thursday at the Autodromo de La Chuntana, south of the capital city, Lima. The four Peugeot 3008DK ...

Dakar Rally 2018: All Systems go for Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Everything is set for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team. In Lima since the beginning of this week, the team of Adrien Van Beveren, Franco Caimi, Xavier de Soultrait and Rodney Faggotter are a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Racing to run five cars from four differents makes

Neil Perkins January 05, 2018

Weeks of meticulous preparation will be put to the test when South Racing fields five cars in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The team has been hard at work preparing two Ford Rangers, one Toyota Hilux, a Ni ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Spain´s 26yr-old Cristina Gutiérrez - we tell you: Tough!

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Yes, even if we know names like Jutta Kleinschmidt, Laia Sanz, Michele Mouton or Annie Seel - the rallysport is still dominated by men. So it´s always a highlight - especially for the men - t ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota Gazoo´s Bernhard ten Brinke ready after final tests

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

After a successful preparation, Dutch Bernhard ten Brinke can not wait to start at the Dakar Rally 2018. As a factory driver of Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa, the rider is on the hunt for a top ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Shocking moment for South Racing´s Tomas Ourednicek

Hansy Schekahn January 05, 2018

Despite the nice hot weather in Lima, South Racing Ford Ranger pilot and Morocco Desert Challenge winner Tomas Ourednicek from the Czech Republic felt cold, ice cold when he and co-driver David Kri ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Himoinsa - the self-named ´best Spanish team´ is ready

Himoinsa Press January 04, 2018

Ok, this is a 1:1 press announcement. But we like the style some teams are naming themselves. So: The red squad "Himoinsa" is once again expected to be the world’s best pri ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Monster Energy Honda Team ready but without Paulo Goncalves

Hansy Schekahn January 04, 2018

The season’s main event is finally upon the Monster Energy Honda Team as the 2018 Dakar Rally kicks off this Saturday, 6th January in Lima. The squad will be aspiring to the top final positio ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Laia Sanz - the maybe second women to win the Dakar Rally?

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

Laia Sanz is in the saddle of her KTM 450 Rally and on her way to South America for the two-week, 14 stage Dakar. Barcelona-born Sanz has been a revelation at toughest test of endurance motorsports ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Sébastien Loeb ´Now or never if I want to win the Dakar´

Hansy Schekahn January 03, 2018

For Peugeot the return to the Dakar Rally was a "come and win" - and although the French brand has developed a new car for the Dakar 2018, it will be the last start at the biggest Maratho ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Peru to install Dakar Villages from January 3rd in Peru

Marcelo Carballar January 03, 2018

In the context of the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally, which will take place starting January 6, "PromPeru" has designed special activities that will allow destinations to be known by nat ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hungarian Opel Crossland Szalay Rallyteam returns to Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 20, 2017

The Hungarian Opel Dakar Team Balázs Szalay / László Bunkoczi returns to the Dakar Rally. This will be Szalay’s 13th Dakar Rally (a record number in Hungary) and the eigh ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Hino Motors Employees to join as Support Car Drivers

Hansy Schekahn December 19, 2017

Three Hino Motors employees will be joining the Dakar Rally 2018 team for the first time, as support car drivers. These drivers will be driving the team’s support cars safely to camp sites du ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Hero Motorsport announces team and new Hero RR450 Motobike

Hansy Schekahn December 19, 2017

Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motor-sport division of the Indian Hero MotoCorp Ltd., showcased its new Hero RR 450 rally bike for the first-time in India. Hero MotoSports also announced its Team ...

Dakar Rally 2018: At the end of a winning season for Ford Ranger South Racing

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

The 40th edition of Dakar Rally is approaching fast: Now there are only some weeks left until the start in Lima. But before that, it’s time to stop for a moment and look back to the very diff ...

Dakar Rally 2018: T2-winner Xavier Foj to enter 28th consecutive Dakar Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 18, 2017

During his Dakar career, the Spaniard Xavier Foj has secured two class victories, nine podium finishes and has an impressive run of 13 consecutive finishes to his name. Completing all of the specia ...

Dakar 2018: Spaniard Isidre Esteve - from Rally-Bike to wheelchair to Rally-Car

Hansy Schekahn December 13, 2017

The stories behind Dakar-competitors are not often normal. We don´t mean competing in rallyraid is naturally different like for example playing boules - we mean, that most of the motorsport-a ...

Dakar Rally 2018: South Africa´s privateer Hennie de Klerk to start with Amarok

Hansy Schekahn December 12, 2017

Racing under #353, South African Hennie de Klerk will be South Africa’s only privateer in the Dakar Rally 2018 cars category - and next to Toyota´s factory driver Giniel de Villiers the ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Mission accomplished - Fiat PanDakar crew is back with trucks

Hansy Schekahn December 08, 2017

Do you know Giulio Verzeletti? The 60-year old Italian will be back at the Dakar Rally 2018 for his 16th competition. 1996 he started with a bike, later switched to the truck category. Normally not ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Ssangyong Spain to start with Tivoli DKR Herrador V8 Buggy

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

SsangYong Spain will compete in the upcoming 40th edition of the Dakar with the new SsangYong Tivoli DKR. Instead of the 2009 Dakar-Ssangyong Kyron and recents year´s competing Tivoli Rally R ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Three Belarusian MAZ truck-crews to start in South America

BelTA December 06, 2017

Belarus' MAZ-Sport truckteam will take part in the 40th edition of Dakar Rally, the Belarusian agency BelTA said. Belarus will be represented by three crews on MAZ race trucks, which have parti ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Toyota South Africa with three Hilux cars at edition 2018

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

Toyota South Africa has announced its team destined to compete at the Dakar 2018. Toyota stalwart and former Dakar winner, Giniel de Villiers, will again partner with German navigator Dirk von Zitz ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Husqvarna announces Quintanilla and Short in 2018 rallyteam

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

Husqvarna Motorcycles confirmed their official rider line-up for the "Rockstar Energy Husqvarna 2018 Dakar Rally" team. Following an impressive season, FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cha ...

Dakar Rally 2018: X-raid with 4x4 and two-wheel-drive Mini John Cooper Works

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

In the 2018 Dakar, the German team X-raid makes a significant move into a new era by presenting the Mini John Cooper Works Buggy. During the last 15 years, the Trebur based team fully focused on fo ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Yamalube Yamaha official Rally Team gear up for 2018 Rally

Hansy Schekahn December 06, 2017

The Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team of Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait, Franco Caimi and Rodney Faggotter are all-set for the most demanding challenge on the annual rally calendar. In w ...

Dakar 2018: Peru makes presentation of the 21 Peruvian drivers and co-drivers

Marcelo Carballar December 06, 2017

Peru´s Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, Eduardo Ferreyros, officially presented the Peruvian participants who will run in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The event, held in the Hall of Mirrors ...

Dakar Rally 2018: Football manager André Villas-Boas to start with Overdrive

Overdrive Toyota December 06, 2017

Renowned international football manager André Villas-Boas has switched allegiance to take part in his passion of cross-country rallying and will tackle January’s Dakar Rally in an Over ...

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