South America

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...

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

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.

SA Fords: Dakar strikes back

2014-01-08 13:02

Dakar 2014 was designed to be the toughest yet and so it was for Ford SA's hopefuls - one Ranger has retired and veterans Alvarez and Graue are 81st overall.


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.

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.

Roma leads, Stephane to 'back off'

2014-01-17 07:43

Mini’s Nani Roma finished second during Stage 11 of the 2014 Dakar Rally and increased his overall lead over team mate Stephane Peterhansel to more than five minutes with two stages remaining.

Journos dead in 100m Dakar plunge

2014-01-10 08:11

Two members of an Argentine news team covering the 2014 Dakar Rally died when their car fell 100m into a ravine.

Dakar: Giniel in 6th, Poulter shines

2014-01-08 11:20

South Africa's Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie's impressive start to the 2014 Dakar Rally continued in Argentina as the pair finished Stage 3 in third in their SA-built Toyota Hilux. Meanwhile, SA veteran, Giniel de Villiers, is in sixth overall!

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