Dakar Rally to start in Paraguay in 2017

2016-04-26 15:29

Paraguay has been added to the list of countries jointly hosting the Dakar Rally with the 2017 edition starting in its capital Asuncion, reports race ogarnisers.

Dakar 2016 wrap: SA's off-road heroes

2016-01-18 15:45

'The South African teams and competitors in the 38th edition of the toughest race on earth did our country proud,' writes Ferdi de Vos.

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.

Dakar Rally: Could Peterhansel be penalised?

2016-01-14 07:15

Team Mini appealed to the FIA claiming that Dakar-leader Stephane Peterhansel refueled in an unauthorised area.

Heat too much for Dakar Rally Stage 9

2016-01-12 19:00

The ninth stage of the Dakar Rally has been cut short due to searing heat and the many difficulties encountered by competitors, reports organisers.

Man killed in Dakar Rally collision

2016-01-09 23:36

A 63-year-old man was killed at the Dakar Rally when he was involved in a collision with a car driven by driver Lionel Baud during the rain-lashed seventh stage.

Ford Ranger V8s to take on Dakar 2016

2015-12-31 08:14

The Ford Ranger V8s built in South Africa by by Neil Woolridge Motorsport, has been taken over by DMAS South Racing, with drivers Xavier ‘Xevi’ Pons and Daniel Valdes Mas set to race them at the 2016 Dakar race.

2016 Dakar Rally: Peugeot readies 'dream team'

2015-12-29 09:32

The Peugeot Total team has assembled a “dream team” in its quest for victory in the world’s toughest endurance race, writes Ferdi de Vos.

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.

Dakar 2016: The world's toughest race

2015-12-23 10:04

The 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally promises to be one of the fastest, longest and toughest tests yet in the 37-year history of the legendary, world-renowned event.


Baragwanath: SA's quad-biking Dakar warrior

2016-01-19 09:00

'SA quad champion Brian Baragwanath honoured is the real SA hero of the 2016 Dakar Rally,' 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: Peterhansel leads, as Al-Attiyah wins Stage 11

2016-01-15 08:08

French driver Stephane Peterhansel was happy to concede eight minutes on Stage 11 as he retained the Dakar Rally lead and closed in on a record-extending 12th victory.

Dakar Rally: Sainz takes control, Loeb suffers in the sand

2016-01-12 20:54

Carlos Sainz moved atop the overall standings of the Dakar Rally by winning Stage 9 as Sebastien Loeb fell further behind after struggling in sandy conditions.

Dakar Rally: Loeb leads at midway point

2016-01-10 09:07

Sebastian Loeb leads the 2016 Dakar Rally at the midway point by more than two minutes ahead of Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel.

It's pouring down! Dakar Rally Stage 2 shortened due to rain

2016-01-04 13:28

The second stage of the Dakar Rally has been shortened because of poor weather conditions, race organisers confirmed.

Built in SA: Renault's Dakar Duster

2015-12-30 08:41

Renault's is back and ready to take on the Dakar with two South African-built Duster V8s.

Mini All4 Racing: The team to beat at Dakar 2016

2015-12-29 08:40

With four consecutive Dakar victories in the last five years and a strong contingent of 12 cars for the upcoming event, Mini All4 Racing is the team to beat at the 2016 Dakar Rally, writes Ferdi De Vos.

World's toughest race: Meet SA's Dakar Rally competitors

2015-12-23 12:30

'In terms of vehicles and drivers, South Africa’s involvement at the 2016 Dakar is impressive,' writes Ferdi de Vos. Meet SA's Dakar competitors.

Toyota SA wraps Dakar testing for 2016

2015-11-25 11:24

The Toyota SA team has wrapped its pre-race testing of its new Dakar Hilux ahead of the 2016 race in January.

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