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Morning clouds. Mild.
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.
'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.
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.
Nasser Al-Attiyah blew the field wide open at the Dakar Rally, powering his Toyota home four minutes faster than Stephane Peterhansel.
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 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.
Stephane Peterhansel has to negotiate only a short ceremonial drive to Buenos Aires to complete a record-extending seventh Dakar Rally title on Saturday
Despite a disastrous start and an arduous journey ahead, an SA-built Toyota can still win the Dakar 2017 writes Ferdi de Vos.
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 Julien Toniutti, who spent four days in an induced coma after crashing in the Dakar rally in Peru, was released from hospital.
'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.
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.
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 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 starts a little later than usual on Saturday 6 January, but it’s set to be an absolute cracker as always.
'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.
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.
The course of the 39th Dakar Rally, which will be held between January 2-14, 2017, in Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia:
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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