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South Americans marvel at total solar eclipse

2019-07-03 11:54

A rare total solar eclipse plunged a vast swath of Latin America's southern cone into darkness, briefly turning day into night and enthralling huge crowds in much of Chile and Argentina.

The spectacular sand dunes of Peru were the perfect backdrop for the first few stages of the 2019 Dakar Rally, but they also brought many challenges for the competitors.

The spectacular sand dunes of Peru were the perfect backdrop for the first few stages of the 2019 Dakar Rally, but they also brought many challenges for the competitors.

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World's toughest race: Two podium spots for Toyota SA at the Dakar Rally

2018-01-21 11:50

'We brought the Toyota Hilux home on the podium, just behind our team mates Al-Attiyah and Baumel. What a fantastic feeling!' said Giniel De Villiers at the finale of the 2018 Dakar Rally.

WATCH: 2018 Dakar Rally - The game!

2018-01-16 10:12

Dakar '18 will enable players to take on the world's most gruelling race in one of the biggest open worlds yet in a racing game.

Dakar Rally: Al-Attiyah storms canyon run, Roma suffers huge crash

2018-01-08 22:30

Nasser Al-Attiyah blew the field wide open at the Dakar Rally, powering his Toyota home four minutes faster than Stephane Peterhansel.

WATCH: All-new #TeamHilux Dakar 2018 TV ad

2017-12-22 11:49

The Toyota Gazoo SA racing team will battle against the harshest elements stacked up against man and machine when they head to South America for Dakar 2018. Check out this cool ad.

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team cars en route to Dakar 2018

2017-12-18 09:21

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.

#Dakar2017: Loeb wins, Peterhansel on brink of 13th title

2017-01-14 07:06

Stephane Peterhansel has to negotiate only a short ceremonial drive to Buenos Aires to complete a record-extending seventh Dakar Rally title on Saturday

Dakar 2017: Why an SA-built Toyota can still win

2017-01-09 16:35

Despite a disastrous start and an arduous journey ahead, an SA-built Toyota can still win the Dakar 2017 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.


French motorcyclist leaves hospital 40 days after Dakar crash

2019-02-27 13:02

French motorcyclist Julien Toniutti, who spent four days in an induced coma after crashing in the Dakar rally in Peru, was released from hospital.

Toughest Dakar Rally yet: Incredible end to world’s most gruelling race

2018-01-21 19:31

'It was almost a fairy tale ending, no one could have possibly scripted the finale of the 2018 Dakar Rally that well,' writes John Floyd as the world's toughest race comes to an end.

Dakar Rally: Walkner maintains bike lead as Price wins Stage 13

2018-01-20 00:09

Matthias Walkner will take a 20-minute lead into the final day of the Dakar Rally, after finishing fourth behind winner Toby Price on Friday's penultimate bikes stage.

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel's hopes grind to halt, Sainz grabs lead

2018-01-13 22:54

Stephane Peterhansel's hopes of a 14th Dakar title suffered a potential fatal blow when his race-leading Peugeot was hit by a suspension failure.

SAA Cargo supports Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team at Dakar 2018

2018-01-04 13:56

SAA Cargo is proud to be the air freight partner of the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team for the 2018 Dakar Rally, which takes place from 6 to 20 January in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.

Dakar 2018 preview: Who to watch on the smarter, tougher route

2017-12-20 13:36

Dakar 2018 starts a little later than usual on Saturday 6 January, but it’s set to be an absolute cracker as always.

#Dakar 2017: 'Worst organisation I've ever had in one rally'

2017-01-17 14:38

'Dakar 2017, described by many regulars as the most difficult since the iconic race moved to South America, will not be fondly remembered,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he reflects on the gruelling Dakar rally.

#Dakar2017: Deadly mudslide scraps Stage 9

2017-01-11 09:03

A massive mudslide in northwestern Argentina that killed two people and forced more than 1000 to evacuate has led Dakar Rally organizers to scrap Stage 9.

World's toughest race: 2017 Dakar Rally route

2016-11-24 09:21

The course of the 39th Dakar Rally, which will be held between January 2-14, 2017, in Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia:

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.

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