Rider Straver dies after Dakar 2020 accident

24 Jan

Straver, who was riding a KTM 450 EXC in the ‘Original by Motul’ subcategory of the Dakar that forbids assistance crews, crashed during the penultimate stage of the Saudi Arabia-based marathon on January 16.It was reported he had “no heartbeat for 10 m…

Ickx convinced Alonso can win Dakar in future

22 Jan

Alonso ended up 13th during this month’s Dakar in Saudi Arabia at the wheel of a factory Toyota Hilux 4×4, although the two-time Formula 1 champion showed strong pace for much of the rally and came close to winning a stage during the second week.Two ma…

Alonso: Dakar Rally return would be to win

17 Jan

Alonso, who has been sampling various motorsport categories after leaving Formula 1 as a two-time champion, posted a best stage finish of runner-up in a Toyota Gazoo-run Hilux in his first Dakar outing.Though a stop for repairs on the second stage and …

Currie takes 2020 Dakar SxS title

17 Jan

Partnering up with a new co-driver in Sean Berriman for the 2020 edition, Currie was among a number of Can-Am drivers vying for supremacy in the first week of competition.But as his rivals dropped away one by one, and defending champion Francisco ‘Chal…

Kamaz scores Dakar 1-2 led by Karginov

17 Jan

Previously a champion in 2014, Karginov led Anton Shibalov to wrap up what was ultimately a walkover Kamaz win, even if it had threatened to become less straightforward than expected in the early stages of the event.Against the backdrop of Eduard Nikol…

Casale seals dominant third Dakar quad title

17 Jan

Casale, who returned after a one-year excursion into the SxS category last year, dominated the quad class for the duration of the marathon.Laying the foundation of his title with three stage wins in the first four days, he finished every time in the to…

Dakar’s final stage shortened to 166km

16 Jan

The stage, which was originally scheduled to be a 244km test to wrap up the event, will now be reduced to 166km.Works for new gas pipelines are being carried out by Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company in the vicinity of Haradh, renowned for its oil …

Alonso rolls Toyota on 10th Dakar stage

15 Jan

The Spaniard hit a dune at an awkward angle 87 kilometres into the 534-kilometre test, pitching he and Marc Coma’s Hilux into a roll. The car landed back on its wheels after two full revolutions, with initial fears that it would be too damaged to conti…