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It was a stunning stage victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Bernhard ten Brinke (Netherlands) and French navigator Michel Périn on Stage 11 of Dakar 2018.
“Thankfully all three our crews reported largely clean runs on the stage to Uyuni,” said Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team Principal, Glyn Hall from the bivouac at Tupiza.
The Dakar Rally reached the lung-busting altitude of La Paz and was quickly caught up in violent street battles being fought between protesters and police in the tense Bolivian capital.
Peugeot driver Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage.
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb claimed his first win of the 2018 Dakar Rally in the fourth stage as Peugeot swept the podium in San Juan de Marcona.
Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel notched up their second win of the Dakar Rally as the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Hilux powered through the 296km special stage.
The first long stage of Dakar 2018 quickly reminded the race crews exactly why this race has the reputation of being the world’s toughest automotive event.
Dakar 2018 will kick off on January 6 in Lima, Peru, to initiate 9000km of hard, unrelenting, murderously tough racing in extreme conditions writes Egmont Sippel.
Capetonian Donovan van de Langenberg will be one of a few locals to have ever competed in the unassisted Malle Moto class in the Dakar Rally 2018.
Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has shipped two of its three race cars and all equipment to South America ahead of the Dakar 2018 which kicks off on January 6.
After two of the longest stages on Dakar 2018, all three Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crews arrived safely at the flooded bivouac outside the Bolivian town of Tupiza.
Another long day saw the Dakar Rally move from Peru to Bolivia, trading the soft dunes that marked the opening stages of the race for fast gravel tracks.
After the disappointment of Stage 4, which saw both Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz and Nasser Al Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel lose significant time, Toyota Gazoo really needed a day of consolidation.
Peugeot driver Sebastian Loeb was forced to pull out of the Dakar Rally after injury to his co-driver in a disastrous fifth stage.
British motorcyclist Sam Sunderland has abandoned his Dakar Rally title defense on the fourth stage due to back pains.
Defending champion Sam Sunderland rode his KTM motorbike to a second stage victory from three at the Dakar Rally, run on dirt and sand tracks through imposing Peruvian canyons.
TreasuryOne Motorsport's Hennie de Klerk and Gerhard Schutte has arrived in Lima Peru to race their Volkswagen Amarok as they kicked off in the ceremonial of the Dakar 2018 today.
Dakar 2018 starts a little later than usual on Saturday 6 January, but it’s set to be an absolute cracker as always.
The Dakar Rally returns to Peru for the first time since 2013, with the race kicking off in the Peruvian capital of Lima on January 6, 2018. See what the Dakar is all about...
Hennie de Klerk is a South African privateer who will be making his way to the most gruelling off-road race in the world - the 2018 Dakar race.
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