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Duclos wins on tragedy-hit Dakar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 17:33

French rider Alain Duclos won his first Dakar Rally stage for eight years Friday, but the gruelling event was overshadowed by the deaths of a competitor, a father of five, and two journalists.

Toyota to contest 2014 Dakar Rally with biodiesel SUV

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 21:37

All the competing teams in the 5,500-km off-road rally will start in Argentina, go through Bolivia and finish in Chile.

Bolivia to officially launch 2014 Dakar Rally in April

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 14:41

Bolivian President Evo Morales and Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) will officially launch the 2014 Dakar Rally on April 16 to highlight the tourist potential the South American country offers, Bolivia`s presidency minister Juan Ramon Quintana said.

Dakar Rally to begin in football star Messi`s hometown

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 15:34

The 2014 Dakar Rally will begin from January 5th in Rosario, the Argentinean city where football star Lionel Messi was born, and will end on January 18th in Valparaiso, Chile, organisers announced here.

Chile forms part of 2014 Dakar Rally

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 15:22

Chile will continue to form part of the Dakar Rally route next January, marking the second time the country serves as a backdrop for the legendary off-road endurance race, Deputy Sports Minister Gabriel Ruiz Tagle has said.

Chile denies exclusion from 2014 Dakar Rally

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 15:53

Chile`s deputy sports minister Gabriel Ruiz-Tagle said he was confident his country will form part of the 2014 Dakar Rally circuit, dismissing rumours a possible route change could shut the country out.

France, Spain, Argentina top Day Two of Dakar Rally

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 13:31

French, Spanish and Argentine riders won the second stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally, in the auto, motorbike and quad (4x4) categories, respectively.

Motorcyclist found unconscious at Dakar Rally

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 10:41

A French motorcyclist was in critical condition after being found unconscious in remote sand dunes during the Dakar Rally. The rally, one of the most dangerous in motor sports, already has left three dead.

Dakar rally claims life on opening stage

Last Updated: Sunday, January 01, 2012, 23:43

Argentine motorcycle rider Jorge Martinez Boero was killed when he crashed early in the first stage of the Dakar Rally.

Motorist dies in a crash with Dakar Rally driver

Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011, 17:32

In a tragic turn of events, a person has died after a car belonging to a Dakar Rally participant crashed into his car that was not even involved in the race.

Al-Attiyah eyes title as Sainz Dakar gamble fails

Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011, 09:04

Qatar`s Nasser Al-Attiyah virtually wrapped up the Dakar Rally when he romped to victory in the 11th stage as defending champion Carlos Sainz saw his hopes ended by a broken suspension on his Volkswagen.

Sainz fights back with stage win

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 10:10

Carlos Sainz won the ninth stage of the cars section of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.