De Villiers, Al Attiyah to lead Toyota SA's Dakar charge

2016-11-11 10:55

Toyota South Africa has announced a two-car line-up for the iconic Dark race. Former winners Giniel de Villiers and Nasser Al Attiyah will lead the team's charge in 2017.

#TBT: Inside a Dakar Hilux with Giniel de Villiers

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers finished third at the 2016 Dakar Rally. We thought we'd celebrate his feat with this throwback clip of the motorsport legend powering his 2013 Hilux up the Goodwood Hill.

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2016 Dakar: Toyota, De Villiers keep SA's hopes alive

2016-01-12 10:48

Stage 8 of Dakar 2016 brought mixed results for Toyota SA, though all three Hilux bakkies made it safely through the tough 393km route from Salta to the town of Belen, Argentina.

Eish! 3 crazy SA rally crashes that blew our minds in 2015

2015-12-07 10:56

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect on three eye-wincing crashes during the SA National Rally Championship and one epic motorsport save by Gugu Zulu.

Dakar success spawns special top Hilux

2015-03-16 08:11

Toyota has launched a special edition Hilux Dakar to celebrate its 45th anniversary as well as the achievents of Dakar specialists Giniel de Villiers and his navigator.

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 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.


First test: Toyota SA Dakar team put new Hilux Evo through its paces

2016-09-14 14:50

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are hard at work testing their new Hilux Evo, the vehicle flying the local flag at Dakar 2017.

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel lands 12th crown

2016-01-16 18:34

Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel celebrated his 12th title as motorbike rider Toby Price became the first Australian to etch his name on the grueling event's roll of honour.

2016 Dakar Rally: Toyota SA to take on world's toughest race

2015-12-28 09:17

Giniel de Villiers, Leeroy Poulter... Team Toyota sees a number of South African motorsport veterans taking on the world's most gruelling off-road race - the 2016 Dakar Rally.

Morocco Rally: Solid day for Toyota SA Dakar team

2015-10-08 08:00

The Toyota SA Dakar team performed well in the dunes during Stage 3 of the Morocco Rally, with both teams moving up in the standings.

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..

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.

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