Summary - 17/01 13:11 [GMT -5]

Dakar 2019: Exhausted!!!

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Peru welcomed the 41st edition of the Dakar that finished today in Lima after 10 punishing stages, the outcome of which was victory for a heroic Toby Price in the bike race, Nasser Al-Attiyah with his third title in the car category thanks to his exemplary strategic poise, Nicolás Cavigliasso unprecedentedly dominating the quad category, Francisco “Chaleco”...

News - 15/04 15:00

Dakar - Chapter III

After 30 years of discovering the beauty of Africa and a decade of adventure exploring the spectacular landscape of South America, a new chapter in the history of Dakar will be written as the world’s biggest rally makes its Middle East debut in Saudi Arabia.
The mega event offers drivers more than just a journey. The rally will be an opportunity for...

Reactions - 17/01 13:53 [GMT -5] - Camion

“I’m happy with my crew, they worked perfectly”

The Russian driver won his fourth Dakar in Lima following on from his titles obtained in 2013, 2017 and 2018.

“It was a very difficult race. There were a lot of dunes, a lot of sand and very strong competitors, like my team-mates, Gerard de Rooy and Federico Villagra. Thank you for the race. I’m very happy. I’m happy with my crew, they worked perfectly....

Reactions - 17/01 13:36 [GMT -5] - SxS

“The second week was incredible”

After a brilliant career on the bike during which he twice climbed onto the third step of the final podium, the Chilean, who has undergone a reconversion behind the wheel of an SxS, was triumphant on his very appearance in the category on the Dakar…

“I’m very happy, I didn’t think I was going to come back to the Dakar. It was a great Chilean team...

Reactions - 17/01 13:17 [GMT -5] - Moto

“The team spirit makes KTM so strong”

Matthias Walkner, the winner of the last edition, finished this year behind his Australian team-mate. The Austrian climbs onto the second step of the podium, a place he already occupied in 2017.

“I feel really sorry for Pablo, because normally he should have stayed on the podium and done an amazing job. I was honestly a little bit lucky with myself and not making...

Reactions - 17/01 12:53 [GMT -5] - Auto

“Nasser didn’t make any mistakes”

The Spanish driver, a winner on a bike in 2004 and then in a car in 2014, returned to the podium on the Dakar, in 2nd position, 46 minutes behind Nasser Al-Attiyah.

“We are happy. It was a tough race, with a lot of stress every day. It wasn’t easy. We didn’t even have one second just to be a little bit relaxed. But I’m happy to be here and happy...

Reactions - 17/01 12:31 [GMT -5] - Auto

“it was fun to drive, but we will need to do better next time”

Second on the last special and winner of four stages on the rally, Sébastien Loeb climbed onto the third step of the podium in Lima, despite many problems that seriously hindered his progress.

“It was overall a good rally because we finished on the podium, but we could have expected better. Globally, we were the fastest duo in the entire rally. But some troubles...

Reactions - 17/01 12:00 [GMT -5] - Moto

“The pain and torture has been worth it”

Three years after becoming the first Australian winner of the Dakar, Toby Price has triumphed again, fighting against the increasing pain caused by a scaphoid injury that was not quite healed before the start of the rally.

“It’s very crazy to sit here and say that we won the Dakar rally with no stage victories until today. It’s really crazy. I’m...

Reactions - 17/01 11:40 [GMT -5] - Auto

“I’m really happy to win this race with Toyota”

Unsurprisingly, in light of the lead he had going into the last stage, Nasser Al-Attiyah won his third Dakar in Pisco. The Qatari was Twelfth to finish 9’ behind Carlos Sainz at the finish of the last special and offers Toyota its first victory in the car category.

“It’s fantastic. No mistakes during the entire rally. It was a very, very difficult rally...

Newsflashes - 17/01 11:02 [GMT -5] - Camion

Number 4 for Nikolaev

Eduard Nikolaev has won his fourth Dakar (and his third in a row) behind the wheel of his Kamaz, 25 minutes ahead of his team-mate Dmitry Sotnikov. Ton Van Genugten has taken advantage of the last stage to win his second special on this year’s edition of the rally.

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