Rally legend Carlos Sainz has scored his second Dakar victory in the 2018 edition of the event. Two-time World Rally champion Sainz had not finished any of the prior three Dakars he had contested as a Peugeot works driver, yet 2018 proved fourth time lucky for the Spaniard. Having survived a high-attrition opening leg in […]

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If you thought NASCAR or Formula One were dangerous, perhaps you’ve never seen the Dakar Rally. Contrary to its name, the yearly off-road endurance race has since 2009 taken place in South America, where racers must transverse crazy terrain at high speeds, risking their lives and, in some cases, the lives of spectators. This brings […]

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Peugeot has unveiled the 3008 DKR with which it hopes it will successfully defend its Dakar Rally title next year. Stephane Peterhansel won his 12th Dakar and Peugeot’s first since 1990 with the 2008DKR predecessor, while team-mates Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz also led the event in January. The 3008 DKR is based on a […]

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Stephane Peterhansel clinched his 12th Dakar Rally victory and Peugeot’s first since 1990 with a calm run through the final stage on Saturday. Having been left with a massive one-hour lead as his Peugeot team-mates Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz encountered dramas during the second week, Peterhansel had been able to drive conservatively through the […]

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Former World Rally Championship driver Mikko Hirvonen claimed his first Dakar stage win on Friday, as Stephane Peterhansel drew closer to a 12th victory in the event. The outright leaders were content to again drive cautiously through the San Juan to Villa Carlos Paz stage, on which Peugeot driver Peterhansel was 10th quickest. He maintains […]

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Stephane Peterhansel maintained a secure Dakar Rally lead with a cautious run through Thursday’s La Rioja to San Juan stage, on which Nasser Al-Attiyah was fastest. With the dramas for Peterhansel’s Peugeot team-mates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb earlier in the week handing the event legend a one-hour lead, Peterhansel was content to set a […]

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Stephane Peterhansel has moved into the lead of the 2016 Dakar Rally, after mechanical problems ended Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz’s push for victory. The 2010 Dakar winner, Sainz took the lead on Tuesday, but his time at the top was fleeting and ultimately cut short by a gearbox failure. The start of 10th stage was […]

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Nasser Al-Attiyah claimed Mini’s first stage victory of the 2016 Dakar Rally, as Sebastien Loeb lost one hour and the lead after rolling. With competitors getting their first proper taste of Dakar dunes as the event entered its second week, Al-Attiyah was the dominant force between Salta and Belen. He was more than one minute […]

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Dakar Rally organisers have confirmed the death of a 63-year-old spectator during Saturday‚Äôs seventh stage of the 2016 event between Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina. The accident occurred at kilometre 82 of the special stage, and involved the Mitsubishi Lancer of French driver Lionel Baud. Reports suggest that the spectator was killed instantly. A statement […]

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Sebastien Loeb retook the lead of the Dakar Rally on Saturday, while his Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz claimed stage honours. The Uyuni – Salta stage was split into two parts, with the cars crossing the border from Bolivia to Argentina through a neutral section in the middle. At the start of the neutral section Loeb […]

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