Giniel speaks on Dakar podium place

2015-01-20 08:29

Things were not always easy for the Toyota SA team but Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz fought hard to reach the Dakar 2015 podium.

Race is over for us: De Villiers

2015-01-14 13:45

A navigation bungle on the ninth stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally dealt a serious blow to SA driver Giniel de Villiers' title hopes.

Dakar Day5: Vasilyev keeps Mini in charge

2015-01-09 08:36

Russian driver Vladimir Vasilyev kept Mini's monopoly on the Dakar Rally on Thursday with five stage wins from five as the event reach the Pacific Ocean..

Toyota Imperial SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2015-01-08 13:51

For motorsport enthusiasts January is synonymous with only one thing - The Dakar Rally. The Toyota Imperial SA team has fielded "the 'best race Toyota Hilux yet".

Dakar Day3: Orlando keeps Mini momentum

2015-01-07 10:14

Orlando Terranova maintained Mini team's winning streak claiming victory in Stage 3 to move third overall in the 2015 Dakar Rally.

Giniel second as Nasser bounces back

2015-01-06 05:19

Nasser al-Attiyah bounced back from being stripped of his Dakar Stage 1 win on Sunday to regain the overall lead on Monday.

SA crews hot for start of '15 Dakar

2015-01-04 10:19

Checks done. Ceremonial start over. Later today (Jan 4) the 2015 Dakar Rally will howl into action and we'll be rooting for the SA Hilux crews.

Toyota SA wraps up Dakar test

2014-10-10 13:01

South Africa's Toyota Hilux crew of Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz has wrapped up six successful days of testing for the 2015 Dakar at the Rally of Morocco.

SA pair still with leaders in Morocco

2014-10-07 12:47

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz are still with leaders in the 2014 Morocco Rally, a shakedown/test event to prepare them for the 2015 Dakar.

It's Dakar time: Follow it on Wheels24

2014-10-02 13:31

It's almost time for Earth's most gruelling annual off-road challenge... the Dakar Rally. South Africa's Toyota team is just about ready... are you?

Dakar 2014: Toyota SA makes its mark

2014-01-22 09:23

The 9500km haul through Argentina and Chile was the longest, highest and toughest Dakar yet. Among the survivors were Toyota South Africa's Giniel de Villiers, Dirk von Zitzewitz, Leeroy Poulter, Rob Howie and privateers Thomas Rundle and Juan Mohr.

Giniel 4th: Triumph in the dunes

2014-01-16 11:27

‘We live to fight another day.’ Toyota’s Giniel de Villiers overcame the sand dunes of Antofagasta in Chile to finish Stage 10 in fourth place and move up to fourth overall in the 2014 Dakar Rally.

Peterhansel ready to rule Dakar - again

2014-01-05 00:52

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel is the big favourite to reclaim his Dakar Rally title when the gruellling 13-stage race starts here on Sunday.

Giniel second in Dakar rally

2013-01-19 23:36

South African driver Giniel de Villiers has finished second in the Dakar Rally drivers title behind Stephane Peterhansel.

De Villiers stays second

2013-01-16 12:02

Giniel de Villiers consolidated his second place overall in the Dakar Rally after finishing fourth in the 10th stage of the race.

Giniel fights back to third

2013-01-09 09:47

SA's Giniel de Villiers and his Toyota Hilux are back up to third overall in the 2013 Dakar rally after a disastrous Tuesday.

Six weeks to 'off' for '13 Dakar

2012-11-26 22:14

The 2013 'Dakar' Rally is just six weeks away and the entry list and start numbers confirm that Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz and Duncan Vos/Rob Howie will be racing.

Podium finish for De Villiers

2012-01-15 17:25

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers has finished third in the Dakar Rally's cars category after the completion of the final stage.

Three SA cars in top ten

2012-01-13 18:28

Three South African-designed and -built Toyota pickups were in the top ten in the overall standings in the Dakar Rally.

De Villiers moves into 2nd

2012-01-05 12:19

South African Giniel de Villiers has moved into second position overall, after the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally in Argentina.

New coast-to-coast Dakar Rally

2011-11-08 17:53

The 2012 Dakar Rally will be a coast-to-coast trek from the Argentine city of Mar del Plata to the Peruvian capital Lima.


De Villiers not taking risks

2015-01-17 13:23

A cautious approach saw South African driver Giniel de Villiers finish the penultimate stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally in 12th place.

De Villiers misses podium

2015-01-09 13:44

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers missed out on a podium finish for the first time during the 2015 Dakar Rally.

Toyota Imperial SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2015-01-08 19:33

For motorsport enthusiasts January is synonymous with only one thing - The Dakar Rally. The Toyota Imperial SA team has fielded "the 'best race Toyota Hilux yet".

De Villiers retains 2nd spot

2015-01-08 11:39

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and his co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz retained their second place overall at the Dakar Rally.

Poulter impresses on Dakar Day 2

2015-01-06 07:17

Stage 2 or Dakar 2015 was the longest of the rally but South Africa's two Toyota stars came out of it in second and 11th places - with Poulter shining.

Dakar Day 1: Giniel home in top four

2015-01-04 19:54

The first special stage of the 2015 Dakar, only 175km, was won by Nasser al-Attiyah in a Mini after holding off SA's Giniel de Villliers' Toyota Hilux.

Toyota SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2014-12-01 09:30

Toyota South Africa's Dakar team is all set for the planet's most iconic and gruelling motorsport event in 2015. And they have better Hilux bakkies too!

Super day for SA crew at Morocco Rally

2014-10-09 11:27

SA's Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz suffered some heavy setbacks at the Morocco Rally but despite mechanical gremlins, the pair managed to win a great stage on Wednesday.

SA Toyota crew shows 'how to' in Morocco

2014-10-06 12:56

SA Toyota team Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz had a minor setback on Saturday's Stage 1 of the Rally of Morocco but made up the pace to finish second overall...

SA Toyota team on Dakar desert warm-up

2014-10-02 12:36

Three months or so to the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America but already Toyota SA is revving engines - Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz off on a serious test in Morocco.

Dakar Stage 11: Giniel in 3rd

2014-01-17 14:58

Despite three punctures, South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers scored his third podium finish with third place during Stage 11 of the 2014 Dakar Rally.

SA's Giniel 4th in 'cruel Dakar'

2014-01-10 11:12

Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz stayed in contention for a top three finish in the 2014 Dakar Rally by taking second place in Stage 5 moving into fourth overall.

Habig, Paisley win in Gauteng

2013-06-03 08:24

South African rally veterans Jan Habig and Robert Paisley saw off challengers from younger rivals to claim victory at the 2013 Toyota Dealer Rally in Gauteng.

Giniel eyes podium finish

2013-01-18 10:35

Giniel de Villiers looks set to finish on the podium after retaining second place overall in the Dakar Rally in Argentina.

Race lottery after lashing rain

2013-01-13 11:47

Torrential rain and flooded rivers turned the final stage of the first week of the 2012 Dakar rally into something of a lottery.

Stander's memory drives Giniel

2013-01-05 12:00

South African Dakar Rally star, Giniel de Villiers, will drive this year's race in memory of compatriot Burry Stander.

Dakar riders return satisfied

2012-01-17 19:58

South Africa's Dakar Rally drivers have returned home in good spirits and optimistic of going back for better results next year.

Giniel targets podium finish

2012-01-15 13:56

Giniel de Villiers said it would feel like his second win if he could hold his podium place heading into the final stage of Dakar Rally.

De Villiers fights back in Rally

2012-01-08 12:41

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers has fought back in the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally in Copiapo, Chile.

De Villiers in Dakar top three

2012-01-04 09:10

Giniel De Villiers, winner of the 2009 Dakar Rally, is just 1'40” behind leader Krzysztof Holowczyc in the overall standings.

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