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Dakar announces 2021 route/date, new event for pre-2000s cars

The organisers of Dakar Rally released details about the 2021 event to be held solely in Saudi Arabia but on a different route to the 2020 one. In the midst of racing's gradual return, the...
Fernando Alonso, F1

Alonso unlikely to do Dakar in 2021 as he eyes bigger challenge for future

Fernando Alonso says he is unlikely to do compete in Dakar Rally in 2021 as he has eyes on bigger challenges for his future, whether F1 of endurance racing or IndyCar. Amid huge speculations regarding...
Fernando Alonso, Dakar, Amazon Prime

Alonso’s Dakar journey titled ‘Fernando’ to feature on Amazon Prime show

Fernando Alonso's journey into rally-raid racing and eventual debut in 2020 Dakar Rally will be shown as a feature, which will release on Amazon Prime. After the success of Netflix's F1 Drive to Survive, more...
Prodrive, Bahrain, Dakar Rally

Prodrive and Bahrain Mumtalakat join hands for Dakar 2021 bid

Prodrive and Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company have formed a joint venture to push towards Dakar Rally entry in 2021. Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced...
Edwin Straver, Dakar

Dutch rider Edwin Straver passes away after heavy crash in Dakar 2020

Dutch rider Edwin Straver succumbed to the injuries suffered in 2020 Dakar Rally, after spending days in the hospital, following his crash. Straver, who was riding a KTM 450 EXC in the 'Original by Motul'...
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Dakar 2020: Sainz wins Car category as Alonso is 13th, Brabec takes Bike

Carlos Sainz Sr has won the 2020 Dakar Rally's lead Car category with Fernando Alonso finishing 13th overall as Ricky Brabec has won the Bike class. Sainz Sr together with co-driver Lucas Cruz in the...
Paulo Goncalves, Dakar

Video: Dakar community pays their tribute to Paul Goncalves

A dark day in 2020 Dakar Rally ended with a tribute for the fallen Hero MotoSports Rally Team's Paulo Goncalves, as motorsport community came in his support. The Stage 7 on Sunday started on a...
Paulo Goncalves, Dakar

Rider Paulo Goncalves dies after fall in Stage 7 of Dakar 2020

The 2020 Dakar Rally has been hit hard with the unfortunate news of the death of Hero MotoSports Rally Team's Paulo Goncalves in Stage 7. Portuguese Goncalves is a veteran of Dakar, with the 2020...
Fernando Alonso, SCT2000

Photo/Video: Alonso drives Toyota Super TC 2000 car in Argentina

Fernando Alonso had his first chance to drive the Super TC 2000 race car of Toyota Gazoo Racing in Argentina on Monday. Following his maiden cross-country rally podium in AlUla–Neom alongside fellow countryman Marc Coma...
Fernando Alonso, Dakar

Alonso says first rally podium a confidence booster ahead of Dakar

Fernando Alonso secured his first cross-country rally podium with navigator Marc Coma in AlUla–Neom Cross-Country Rally, on Saturday. After being announced as one of the four crews to compete in 2020 Dakar Rally for Toyota,...
Fernando Alonso, Toyota

Alonso named in four-car Toyota line-up for Dakar Rally in 2020

Fernando Alonso will make his Dakar Rally debut in 2020 with Toyota after being named in a four-car line-up in a launch event on Friday. Two-time F1 World Champion, Alonso, has been confirmed to take...
Fernando Alonso, Toyota

Alonso ‘taking positives’ from challenging Rally of Morocco debut

Fernando Alonso with navigator Marc Coma managed to finish the Rally of Morocco aboard a Toyota Hilux but it wasn't an easy outing for the Spaniard. After months of practice and also competing unofficially in...

Photos/Video: Alonso completes another test in Poland with Toyota

Fernando Alonso undertook a further two-day test run in a Toyota Hilux in Poland as the push towards Dakar 2020 continues. Following the announcement of a training programme for...

Photos/Video: Alonso reflects on latest rally test with Toyota in Namibia

Former F1 racer Fernando Alonso has completed his latest three-day cross-country rally test with Toyota in Namibia. Following his first run in the deserts in March with Toyota, the...

Toyota reveals timeline for Alonso’s push to compete in Dakar 2020

Toyota Gazoo Racing has released details of the steps being taken by Fernando Alonso in an attempt to compete in Dakar Rally. Following their first official test in March,...
Jean Todt, F1 Podcast

Podcast: Todt on rally success, Schumacher/Ferrari, FIA, F1 2021 & more

The 20th F1 Beyond The Grid podcast episode of 2019 has Jean Todt speak on his early days, time in rallying, Le Mans 24 Hours wins, move to Ferrari, the FIA role and more. Todt...
Dakar Rally, 2020 Saudi Arabia

Dakar reveals key details including the route for 2020 rally in Saudi Arabia

Dakar Rally organisers shared key details for the 2020 edition of the cross-country rally as it moves to a new destination in Asia/Middle East in Saudi Arabia. The move from South America, where the rally...
Dakar Rally, Saudi Arabia

Dakar Rally confirms move to Saudi Arabia from 2020 onward

The organisers of Dakar Rally has confirmed its move to Middle East from the 2020 season onward with Saudi Arabia to host the grueling cross-country rally. After 30 years in Africa, Dakar Rally found new...
Fernando Alonso in Toyota Hilux

Alonso already ‘comfortable’ after first day in Dakar Toyota Hilux test

Fernando Alonso says he already feels comfortable on his first go in a Dakar Rally Toyota Hilux machine in the desert of South Africa. After reports of a test being arranged by Toyota for Alonso...
Nasser Al-Attiyah, Dakar 2019

Dakar 2019: Al-Attiyah wins in Car and Price takes Bike class

The champions for the 2019 Dakar cross-country rally has been crowned with Nasser Al-Attiyah winning the Car category and Toby Price taking the Bike class. The Qatari with co-driver Mathieu Baumel scored Toyota's first Dakar...
Sebastien Loeb

Loeb to compete in 2019 Dakar with a privateer Peugeot

Nine-time FIA World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb will return to compete in the 2019 Dakar alongwith co-driver Daniel Elena in a privateer Peugeot. Loeb made his Dakar debut in 2016 with a factory Peugeot where...
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Peru confirmed as sole route for Dakar 2019

Peru has been confirmed as the sole route to be run during the 2019 edition of the world's largest cross-country Dakar Rally. After both Argentina and Bolivia's pull-out from staging the rally next year, Peru...

Stéphane Peterhansel wins the dakar 2017

Stéphane Peterhansel retains its crown writing a new chapter in the history of the Dakar. Sebastien Loeb and Cyril Despres accompany him on the podium, giving the triplet at the French brand. Nani Roma...

Sam Sunderland wins 2017 Dakar edition

Sam Sunderland has taken his first victory in the Dakar, the Englishman  has finished in the podium accompanied with Walkner and Gerard Farres. The fastest in the last stage were Van Beveren and Farres. A...

Barreda takes 4th win stage in Dakar

Once again on top form, Joan Barreda picked up his 4th stage victory but will not be able to prevent Sam Sunderland from winning his first title on the Dakar tomorrow. This was the last...

Loeb wins but still behind Peterhansel

The title will also be out of reach for Sébastien Loeb who also won his fourth special, but who was unable to shake the supremacy that Stéphane Peterhansel exercises over the rally. This was the...

The great stage of the Dakar has been canceled

Goodbye to the great day of the Dakar. The rally is without the "Super Belén" to cancel the ninth stage between Salta and Chilecito   "The road is broken and we don't know where we are...

Loeb is the new leader

Sebastien Loeb wins the stage and becomes leader of the overall, followed by his two companions in Peugeot, Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres   The second part of the marathon stage suffered modifications from Uyuni (Bolivia)...

First stage victory for Brabec

On the road to Uyuni, Ricky Brabec has won his first special on the Dakar at the end of a 174 kilometre sprint ridden at a devilish pace. The Dakar left La Paz, the highest...

Peterhansel wins the seventh stage and continues leader

Stéphane Peterhansel won the seventh stage of the Dakar followed by Sebastien Loeb and Giniel De Villiers   After the cancellation of the stage 6 that preceded the day of rest, the direction of the race...

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