(fra) Born on 06/08/1965 at Vesoul 1.71m / 68kg


X-Raid, Mini, Red Bull

2018 : 4e
2017 : Victoire
2016 : Victoire
2015 : 11e
2014 : 2e
2013 : Victoire
2012 : Victoire
2011 : 4e
2010 : 4e
2009 : Abandon
2007 : Victoire
2006 : 4e
2005 : Victoire
2004 : Victoire
2003 : 3e
2002 : Abandon
2001 : 12e
2000 : 2e
1999 : 7e
En moto
1998 : Victoire
1997 : Victoire
1996 : Abandon
1995 : Victoire
1994 : Victoire
1993 : Victoire
1992 : Victoire
1991 : Victoire
1990 : Abandon
1989 : 4e
1988 : 18e

2017 : Silk Way Rally (5ème)
2016 : Silk Way Rally (15ème)
2015 : vainqueur du China Grand Rally
2013 : vainqueur du Rally dos Sertoes, 3ème de la Baja d’Espagne
2012 : vainqueur de la Baja d’Espagne, vainqueur du Rally dos Sertoes
2010 : vainqueur du rallye du Maroc, vainqueur de la Baja d’Espagne
2009 : vainqueur du rallye du Maroc
2008 : vainqueur du Pax Rallye Portugal, Dakar Series
2007 : vainqueur de l’UAE Desert Challenge et de la Baja d’Espagne
2006 : vainqueur du rallye de Tunisie
2005 : vainqueur de l’UAE Desert Challenge
2004 : vainqueur du rallye de Tunisie, du rallye du Maroc
2003 : vainqueur de l’UAE Desert Challenge
2002 : vainqueur du rallye de Tunisie, de l’UAE Desert Challenge
11 fois champion de France d’Enduro


“I decided to return”

He will be forever associated with the Dakar. Stéphane Peterhansel has been a stalwart of the most famous rally-raid in the world for 30 years. He is the record holder for victories, with six on two-wheels and seven on four for a total of 13 and has produced more than his fair share of the greatest moments in the history of the event. “I can’t live without it”. ’Mister Dakar’ last won two years ago with Peugeot. But after the withdrawal of the French carmaker, the veteran spent a long time thinking about the future of his career. Always looking for a new challenge, he mused for quite a while about entering with his wife as his co-driver. But because she suffers from an inner ear issue, the project has been postponed for a year. So, Stéphane decided to return behind the wheel of a Mini, with David Castera. Peterhansel won the Dakar with the German X-Raid team in 2012 and 2013 and who is to say he can’t do it again this time?

‘‘I wasn’t sure to return at the start of the year. But as time went by, I began to miss the adrenaline rush and competition. I decided to return to racing with a team I know well. I have always had fond memories of Peru and its massive sand dunes. This lets us to rediscover the real Dakar spirit, with scenery similar to Mauritania. If we have to do a Dakar in just one country, Peru is definitely the best suited. The short stages will force the favourites to not lose time. Every delay and every time you get stuck will be costly. I have a lot of fun with a buggy and the car seems fast to me.”



  • Mark : MINI
  • Performance tuner : X-Raid
  • Assistance : X-Raid
  • Class : A_T1.4 : T1.4 - Véhicules 2 roues motrices, diesel

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 7 7 7
2 17 17 13
3 1 1 3
4 2 2 2
5 4 4 2
6 6 6 3
7 1 1 2
8 8 8 4
9 - - -
10 - - -

All news of S. Peterhansel

Newsflashes - 16/01 08:49 [GMT -5] - Auto

Peterhansel out!

Drama in the car race on the eve of the finish in Lima. 13-time champion Stéphane Peterhansel, who started the stage in fourth place overall, is dropping out of the rally just 26 kilometres into the special after his co-driver David Castera hurt his back.

Reactions - 15/01 13:45 [GMT -5] - Auto

“It was really complicated ”

The Mini driver was second in the general standings at the start in San Juan de Marcona, but has been overtaken by his team-mate Nani Roma due to two driving mistakes.

“It was not an easy stage this morning. The first part was really fast and we overtook a few motorcycles, so we entered the dunes first. It was really complicated to do the navigation with no lines...

Newsflashes - 15/01 12:37 [GMT -5] - Auto

A bad day for Peterhansel

Stéphane Peterhansel needed to gain plenty of time back over Nasser Al-Attiyah to maintain a hope of outright victory in Lima. However, exactly the opposite has happened on arrival in Pisco because the Mini driver has lost 24 minutes to his rival in a Toyota. Peterhansel now trails by 53 minutes in the general standings.

Newsflashes - 15/01 10:26 [GMT -5] - Auto

Peterhansel loses 14 minutes to Al-Attiyah

Nasser Al-Attiyah has opened up a gap on his rivals thanks to his clever handling of the first dunes around Ica. The Toyota driver has a lead of 6 minutes over Giniel de Villiers and Jakub Przygonski, but more importantly his advantage over Stéphane Peterhansel is 14 minutes!

Reactions - 14/01 14:44 [GMT -5] - Auto

Stéphane Peterhansel: "It'll be very hard"

The 13-time Dakar champion took back some time with his stage 7 win, but he has a hard time seeing himself victorious in Lima.

"At the beginning, we jumped over a dune, which damaged the bonnet and left us with a bad case of whiplash. Navigating was tricky, but I think we did well because we gained time on everyone. We got a bit closer to Nasser, but it'll be very...

Newsflashes - 14/01 13:16 [GMT -5] - Auto

Peterhansel wins stage 7

Stéphane Peterhansel has grabbed his second stage win in the 2019 Dakar by 4'33" over Nani Roma and 12 minutes over Nasser Al-Attiyah. The Qatari defended his overall lead in San Juan de Marcona.

Newsflashes - 14/01 12:49 [GMT -5] - Auto

Peterhansel still comfortably in the lead

Stéphane Peterhansel still holds a margin of about 3 minutes over Nani Roma at WP5. Things are tighter 10 minutes behind the Frenchman, with Carlos Sainz, Cyril Despres and Giniel De Villiers within seconds of one another.

Newsflashes - 14/01 12:09 [GMT -5] - Auto

Peterhansel makes the difference

Stéphane Peterhansel has managed to pull himself 3 minutes clear of Nani Roma after 200 km. Cyril Despres is third, six minutes back, while Nasser Al-Attiyah is playing it safe ten minutes behind the leader of the special.

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