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.

Hino warms up for Dakar 2015

2014-06-11 20:24

Hino is aiming for its sixth consecutive win in the under 10-litre category from the 2015 Dakar Rally. Its preparations for the world's most gruelling off-road race are under way.

Sainz takes Dakar Day 4 and race lead

2014-01-09 05:15

Former winner Carlos Sainz claimed Stage 4 of the 2014 Dakar Rally and the overall lead on Wednesday with defending champion Stephane Peterhansel second.

Injured heroes head to Dakar

2013-12-05 10:13

Race2Recovery, the world's only disabled rally-raid team, has sent its support vehicles en route to South America for the 2014 Dakar.

Hero's welcome for Giniel

2013-01-23 10:52

The Toyota South Africa team returned home from South America to a hero’s welcome after driver Giniel de Villiers magnificent second place overall in the 2013 Dakar Rally.

SA duo continue Dakar fight

2013-01-15 21:03

South African riders Darryl Curtis and Riaan Niekerk continued their 2013 Dakar rally run as they pushed their KTM's through Stage 9 of the world's toughest endurance race.

SA's De Villiers holds third spot

2013-01-11 12:16

The longest special stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally so far and the first in Chile was expected to see a shake-up among the front-runners but Giniel held on to third.

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.


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Dakar 2013: Mini's dream team

2012-12-31 11:54

Mini may have terminated its involvement in the World Rally championship but the British/German automaker is determined to race to victory at the 2013 Dakar Rally. Check out Mini's "dream team".

Toyota packed and ready to roll

2012-12-20 06:56

Toyota Motorsport has overcome the first of many obstacles on be on the start line for Dakar 2013 and the bakkies, parts and people are all packed and ready to go.

Chicherit's Dakar second-coming

2012-12-03 13:11

Following an accident during the rest day on the Dakar 2011, Guerlain Chicherit lost his place in the X-Raid team; he then spent a good year in the racing wilderness. However, a proposition from Philippe Gache could breathe new life into the career of the former extreme skiing world champion in the Dakar.

Six weeks to 'off' for '13 Dakar

2012-11-26 22:14

The 2013 'Dakar' Rally is just six weeks away and the entry list and start numbers confirm that Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz and Duncan Vos/Rob Howie will be racing.

SA teen wins Roof of Africa

2012-11-19 12:31

South African rider Wade Young (16) raced to victory in the 2012 Roof of Africa motorcycle race, making him the youngest competitor to win the gruelling 450km mountain challenge challenge.

LR's wounded soldiers off to Dakar

2012-10-24 13:04

Land Rover will provide desert training for a team of wounded soldiers who plan to enter the 2013 Dakar Rally and have successfully concluded a major desert training exercise.

Three SA cars in top ten

2012-01-13 18:28

Three South African-designed and -built Toyota pickups were in the top ten in the overall standings in the Dakar Rally.

Sainz holds slender Dakar lead

2010-01-15 19:45

France's Stephane Peterhansel of BMW has won the 13th and penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally in the auto category.

Route: 2010 Dakar Rally

2009-11-25 12:39

The route for the 32nd edition of the Dakar Rally, beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in the Argentine capital, has been revealed.


SA Toyota team on Dakar desert warm-up

2014-10-02 12:36

Three months or so to the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America but already Toyota SA is revving engines - Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz off on a serious test in Morocco.

Peugeot's radical Dakar contender

2014-04-15 12:00

Peugeot unveiled its 2015 Dakar contender, based on 2008 and set to take on the mighty Minis. Check out gallery images of Peugeot 2008 DKR!

Race2Recovery Landys out of Dakar

2014-01-08 10:30

Race2Recovery, severely injured British soldiers who made history as the first disabled rally team to race the Dakar (2013), has had to retire its race cars from the 2014 event.

Ford confirms SA Dakar team

2013-07-30 08:29

Ford has confirmed it will enter two South African-built Rangers in the 2014 Dakar that will run from January 5-18 in South America. Find out more about its drivers!

Champion Despres takes charge

2013-01-16 08:09

Defending motorcycle champion Cyril Despres took the overall lead in the 2013 Dakar with second on Stage 10, 636km including a timed 357km from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina.

Giniel braces for Dakar week two

2013-01-15 05:21

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz are third overall as the 2013 Dakar heads into Week 2 of the 15-day race.

SA riders cling to top 20

2013-01-10 12:20

South African riders Darryl Curtis and Riaan van Niekerk are still in the top 20 as the Dakar 2013 enters Day 6 of its 500km, 15-day haul from Lima in Peru to Santiago in Chile.

Peterhansel loses Dakar lead

2013-01-08 07:34

Defending Dakar champion Stephane Peterhansel had second-stage victory overturned, putting Carlos Sainz back in the lead.

Ex-WRC champ takes Dakar opener

2013-01-06 07:00

Former World rally champion Carlos Sainz won the first stage of the Dakar Rally in Lima, Peru on Saturday.

Dakar 2013's competitive quads

2012-12-20 10:13

2013 could well be the year that the Patronelli brothers find their three-year dominance in the Dakar's quad category under threat.

Toyota not packing light for Dakar

2012-12-12 17:18

SA's Toyota Motorsport Dakar Rally team will be ready for anything come Day 1 of the 2013 Dakar Rally, given all they gear they've packed.

Race preview: 2013 Dakar Rally

2012-11-27 18:14

459 vehicles from 53 countries with 8000km of rugged terrain ahead... the 2013 'Dakar' Rally warm-up is already under way. Get the latest news from the gruelling 15-day race.

Boot camp for SA Dakar contenders

2012-11-21 08:58

With mere weeks remaining before their flight to South America, Toyota Motorsport’s two Dakar Rally challengers are undergoing an intensive testing programme.

Injured soldiers take on Dakar

2012-11-09 14:45

Race2Recovery is a group of severely injured soldiers aiming to become the first disability team to complete the Dakar Rally.

Locals take on Moroccan Rally

2012-10-08 11:16

The South African rally team of Darryl Curtis and Riaan van Niekerk will take on the Rally of Morocco, the biggest and most important rally event after the Dakar Rally.

Manca breathing on his own

2010-01-16 07:13

Italian motorcyclist Luca Manca is breathing on his own as he recovers from life-threatening head injuries sustained in a crash.

Coma hit with big time penalty

2010-01-09 18:42

Spanish KTM rider Marc Coma, a top challenger for the Dakar Rally title, has been handed a six-hour penalty by organisers.

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