ARTICLES RELATING TO DAKAR

Dakar-styled Hilux returns to SA

2014-04-07 14:22

Toyota has again paid homage to driver Giniel de Villiers' for his fourth place in the world’s toughest overland race – the Dakar Rally.

Ruan Roberts: Eyeing Dakar 2015

2014-02-12 13:57

Ruan Roberts has his eyes on the 2015 Dakar Rally. The young off-road motorcycle competitor won the Dakar Challenge Botswana Desert Race 2013.

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.

A day with the 'Dakar Machine'

2014-01-13 13:55

While the primary focus of the Dakar Rally is on the competitors there is also a huge 'Dakar machine' that operates behind the scenes. Take a closer look with Ford...

Giniel storms back on Dakar Day 2

2014-01-07 04:49

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers took his SA-built Toyota Hilux back into serious Dakar contention on Monday, storming back from 27th on Sunday to finish third on Day 2. VIDEO

Global support for Ford SA's Dakar debut

2013-12-23 11:13

South African's Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst will enter the 2014 Dakar Rally with SA-built Ford Ranger bakkies and will be backed by support and experience of a global Team Ford Racing effort.

SA privateers to take on Dakar

2013-12-06 09:08

South African privateers Thomas Rundle and Juan Mohr will contest the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America with an already proven Toyota Hilux.

Giniel's bakkie wows at Goodwood

2013-07-16 12:05

South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers was honoured with the Driver’s Award at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Check out our gallery images and video!

SA honours Dakar hero Giniel

2013-02-27 09:18

South African Dakar hero Giniel de Villiers has been named 2012 SA Motor Sportsman of the Year - and his team boss was honoured, too.

Peterhansel gets Dakar for Mini

2013-01-19 22:49

South African Giniel de Villiers has finished second in the 'Dakar' rally with Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel taking the title in a Mini.

Flash floods halt Dakar Stage 11

2013-01-17 07:59

Flash floods brought the 2013 Dakar to a halt but the shortened 11th stage still left Stephane Peterhansel with a commanding lead three days from the finish.

Giniel second as Nasser falls out

2013-01-15 05:04

France's defending Dakar champion Stephane Peterhansel took a huge step towards his 11th win as al-Attiyah struggles through Stage 9 (auto times added).

SA bikers still in Dakar top 20

2013-01-14 08:03

South African riders, Riaan van Niekerk and Daryll Curtis, have survived the first week of the 2013 Dakar rally.

Sainz out of Dakar... for good?

2013-01-11 09:57

Carlos Sainz saw his Dakar 2013 title bid grind to a halt in the sands of Chile as the former champion considers not returning to the gruelling event again.

SA's Good Samaritan at Dakar 2013

2013-01-10 14:54

Just because its the world's toughest race doesn't mean its devoid of compassion. Quite the opposite, as a rookie South African Dakar rider makes us proud by towing a team mate for almost 160km!

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.

SA drivers grueling Dakar battle

2013-01-08 08:52

Despite mechanical woes and battling the sand dunes of Peru, South Africans Johan van Staden and Mike Lawrenson are still pushing ahead with their Dakar 2013 hopes.

Good run for SA on Dakar Day 1

2013-01-06 09:18

Toyota SA’s Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz and Duncan Vos/Rob Howie successfully finished Day 1 of the 2013 Dakar Rally.

French champ wary ahead of Dakar

2013-01-04 14:18

At 40, even with several French all-terrain and autocross championships to his name, Laurent Fouquet is wary of the Dakar.

Gesina Pol gets back in Dakar

2013-01-03 13:28

Gesina Pol will participate in the 2013 Dakar but instead of riding she's the assistant team manager of the HRC Honda team.

SA crews all set for Dakar 'Go!'

2013-01-03 12:30

Preparation over! Toyota's Team SA is in Lima, Peru, and all ready for Saturday's (Jan 5 2013) start of the 34th 'Dakar' rally. Good luck to all the SA racers.

Trucks set for Dakar challenge

2012-12-14 10:59

Truck section winner of Dakar 2012, Gerard De Rooy, has embraced the challenge that lies ahead for him and his fellow truckers racing in Dakar 2013.

SA's worthy Dakar wild cards

2012-12-10 08:52

Two South African wild-card entries in the 2013 Dakar Rally hope to grab the opportunity with both hands - not to just make up the numbers but to be genuine contenders.

Biking heaven is hell in Chile

2012-11-29 14:39

After 24 months of planning and qualifying events around the world attended by riders from 32 countries, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012 is finally underway at the Trailanqui Resort near Temuco.

Tuareg designer brings sass to Dakar ramps

2012-09-14 12:00

Designer Sidahmed Seidnaly sent models down the runway with bright colours, bare arms and sparkle to challenge the Islamic law known as sharia.

 

Dakar-styled Hilux returns to SA

2014-04-07 11:52

Toyota has again paid homage to driver Giniel de Villiers' for his fourth place in the world’s toughest overland race – the Dakar Rally. Would you want a 2014 Hilux Dakar Edition?

Ruan Roberts: Eyeing Dakar 2015

2014-02-11 15:03

Ruan Roberts has his eyes on the 2015 Dakar Rally. The young off-road motorcycle competitor won the Dakar Challenge last year at the Botswana Desert Race.

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.

Giniel storms back on Dakar Day 2

2014-01-07 11:04

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers took his SA-built Toyota Hilux back into serious Dakar contention on Monday, storming back from 27th on Sunday to finish third on Day 2. VIDEO

Renault's Duster to take on 2014 Dakar

2013-12-23 12:27

Renault hopes to give new meaning to the term “eat my dust” as its Duster 4x4 enters the world's toughest off-road race - the 2014 Dakar Rally

Underdog GWM eyes Dakar No.5

2013-12-06 11:31

Chinese automaker GWM proved sceptics wrong when it finished sixth in the 2012 and 2013 Dakar rallies. The automaker hopes to have another successful run as it returns for a fifth time to compete in the world's toughest off-road race.

Five champs to take on Dakar 2014

2013-12-02 10:55

Giniel de Villiers, Stephane Peterhansel, Nasser al-Attiyah… Dakar 2014 will see five champions take on a gruelling 9500km trek from Argentina to Chile. We have the route guide!

Honda preps for gruelling Dakar

2013-05-31 12:06

Five Honda riders are already preparing for the grueling Dakar Rally which begins in January 2014.

'Mighty' job on Dakar by Giniel

2013-01-21 07:38

Giniel de Villiers' second place in the 2012 Dakar rally is good new not only for him but also for the South Afican auto industry - which built his Toyota Hilux bakkie.

Giniel: 'It's not over yet'

2013-01-18 08:13

South African driver Giniel de Villiers raced to second place during stage 12 of the 2013 Dakar, as Stephane Peterhansel extends his lead.

Toyota second: 'How we did it'

2013-01-15 20:37

A good start to the second week of the 2013 Dakar rally as Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz move up into second place. Find out how it happened...

SA pair's Dakar dream dashed

2013-01-14 09:14

The Dakar dream of South Africans Johan van Staden and Mike Lawrenson came to an end when they were forced out of the famous rally because of a damaged roll-cage.

Deluge drowns Dakar Stage 8

2013-01-13 06:55

Torrential rain brought chaos to the Dakar rally on Saturday as rivers overflowed and tracks were blocked on Stage 8 between Salta and Tucuman.

Head-on Dakar crash kills two

2013-01-10 15:30

Two people were killed and seven others were injured, including members of the Race2Recovery team, in a head-on collision between a Dakar support vehicle and a taxi near Peru's border with Chile.

Casteu trumps Dakar bike champ

2013-01-10 10:16

David Casteu raced his Yamaha motorcycle to victory, claiming Stage 5 of the 2013 Dakar and finishing ahead of defending champion Cyril Despres.

Dakar hopes dashed for SA drivers

2013-01-08 12:41

The Dakar Rally is not regarded as the world’s toughest race for nothing as South African off road champions Duncan Vos and Rob Howie have been forced to retire.

Dakar: Al-Attiyah takes Day 3

2013-01-08 04:45

Qatari ace Nasser al-Attiyah won Day 3 of the 2013 Dakar on Monday to make it three stages from three for the Red Bull Buggy team.

Time to get down to business

2013-01-05 21:52

Three days of tech stuff is over in Lima - now it's down to the racing, and that's what really counts...

Feminine touch in Dakar bikes

2013-01-04 13:43

Two unique riders have entered the Dakar, one a multiple World title winner in edurance and motocross, the other a national champion in Chile. Who will come out on top?

Rookie Claudio ready for Dakar

2013-01-03 13:05

He's a farmer and even a major exporter of oils, but this sturdy Argentine first-timer will try his best at the Dakar.

Game on as Dakar start nears

2013-01-03 08:13

The 'Dakar'. It will start on Saturday in Lima. the capital of Peru, and a bunch of SA racers will be there for the world's most gruelling off-road race. We'll cover every kilometre...

South America's Dakar Queen

2012-12-10 08:52

When Josefina Gardulski crosses the line of the Dakar Rally it will be to great applause but because she's South America's first female Dakar entrant - and a local girl!

Biking heaven is hell in Chile

2012-11-30 12:20

After 24 months of planning and qualifying events around the world attended by riders from 32 countries, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012 is finally underway at the Trailanqui Resort near Temuco.

Dakar preparations on the go

2012-11-27 18:06

That the Dakar is a race of contrasts can be seen on the dockside at Le Havre where the competitors congregate to load the vehicles on the freighter that will take them to Lima.

Tuareg designer brings sass to Dakar ramps

2012-06-26 12:00

Designer Sidahmed Seidnaly sent models down the runway with bright colours, bare arms and sparkle to challenge the Islamic law known as sharia.

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