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#Dakar 2017: 'Worst organisation I've ever had in one rally'

2017-01-17 14:38

'Dakar 2017, described by many regulars as the most difficult since the iconic race moved to South America, will not be fondly remembered,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he reflects on the gruelling Dakar rally.

#Dakar2017: Deadly mudslide scraps Stage 9

2017-01-11 09:03

A massive mudslide in northwestern Argentina that killed two people and forced more than 1000 to evacuate has led Dakar Rally organizers to scrap Stage 9.

World's toughest race: 2017 Dakar Rally route

2016-11-24 09:21

The course of the 39th Dakar Rally, which will be held between January 2-14, 2017, in Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia:

12 things you should know about the 2016 Dakar Rally

2015-12-28 09:04

From the 556 off-road competitors to the arduous 9300km route, here's all you need to know about the upcoming 2016 Dakar Rally.

2015 Dakar: Team Rhide SA fights on

2015-01-12 11:54

After a week of Dakar the Team Rhide SA quads riding to spread awareness of rhino poaching continue to fight as the rally goes past half-way.

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.

Tough start to Dakar for SA rhino riders

2015-01-06 08:38

Team Rhide SA, quadders riding the Dakar for the Save The Rhino campaign had some tough luck on Day 2. Here's how...

Peterhansel: 'I've never gone so fast!'

2014-12-23 11:06

Peugeot reckons it has a super-strong team for the DAKAR RALLY after testing in Morocco - read what the drivers have to say!

Hino team revved up for Dakar 2015

2014-12-09 12:02

The 2015 Dakar Rally will include the 25th anniversary of Hino trucks's first appearance, then still run in North Africa, in 1991. The team also includes a 74-year-old driver.

Duster Oroch: Designed for water sports

2014-10-29 07:43

Renault's South American design team in Sao Paulo have re-penned the Dacia/Renault Duster into a rugged double-cab for the likes of kite-surfers. On display at the Sao Paulo auto show.

 

#Dakar2017: Loeb wins, Peterhansel on brink of 13th title

2017-01-14 07:06

Stephane Peterhansel has to negotiate only a short ceremonial drive to Buenos Aires to complete a record-extending seventh Dakar Rally title on Saturday

Dakar 2017: Why an SA-built Toyota can still win

2017-01-09 16:35

Despite a disastrous start and an arduous journey ahead, an SA-built Toyota can still win the Dakar 2017 writes Ferdi de Vos.

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel's victory marred by controversy

2016-01-18 09:22

While Stephane Peterhansel and Peugeot celebrates its Dakar victory, the team's historical feat has yet to be officially confirmed – depending on an appeal hearing by the FIA.

Dakar Rally to bypass Peru - report

2015-08-25 07:47

The annual Dakar Rally will be rerouted as Peru withdrew as host due to forecasts for a strong El Nino weather pattern which has caused floods and landslides in the past.

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..

Dakar: Polish rider found dead on trail

2015-01-07 08:20

A Polish rider has died during Stage 3 of the 2015 Dakar Rally. It was his first time in the world's most gruelling off-road race.

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.

Dakar quads: Private club finding rhythm

2014-12-18 13:12

The 2015 Dakar Quads category has grown considerably through recent races to the extent that South American riders have turned into what looks like a private club!

Dakar: Peugeot 2008 gets 'combat livery'

2014-11-18 12:42

The Peugeot team seems set for the 2015 Dakar with about six weeks to go before the start. However, the team's new livery on its 2008 DKR has already set the bar...

Argentina's economy minister 'changes colour'

2014-06-13 13:01

Many in the business community feared Argentina's new economy minister Axel might plunge Latin America's number three economy deeper into isolation.

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