I can be a top-10 guy in three years: Santosh after Dakar show
I can be a top-10 guy in three years: Santosh after Dakar show

CS Santosh, who battled through nosebleed and a fractured toe to finish a creditable 36th in the legendary Dakar Rally, says the experience of completing the world's toughest off-road race has given him the confidence for a top-10 classification in the future.

Qatar`s Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title
Qatar`s Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title

Qatar`s Nasser Al-Attiyah clinched his second Dakar Rally car title on Saturday to give British marque Mini their fourth consecutive success in the grueling event.

Spain`s Marc Coma retains Dakar Rally motorbike title
Spain`s Marc Coma retains Dakar Rally motorbike title

Spain`s defending champion Marc Coma claimed his fifth Dakar Rally motorbike title after the 13th and final stage concluded in Baradero north of Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Dakar Rally: Joan Barreda wins second straight stage, Marc Coma extends lead
Dakar Rally: Joan Barreda wins second straight stage, Marc Coma extends lead

Spaniard Joan Barreda rode his Honda to a second straight stage win and fourth overall in the Dakar Rally on Thursday while standings leader Marc Coma comfortably protected his advantage with two days to go.

Dakar Rally: Nani Roma heads Mini 1-2-3 as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretches lead
Dakar Rally: Nani Roma heads Mini 1-2-3 as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretches lead

Defending champion Nani Roma led a Mini 1-2-3 in the Dakar Rally ninth stage on Tuesday as Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah increased his overall lead with four days action in South America to go.

Helder Rodrigues wins stage, Marc Coma`s lead cut
Helder Rodrigues wins stage, Marc Coma`s lead cut

Portugal`s Helder Rodrigues won Tuesday`s ninth motorbike stage of the Dakar Rally as Marc Coma had his overall lead cut by three minutes.

Nasser Al-Attiyah extends Dakar Rally lead
Nasser Al-Attiyah extends Dakar Rally lead

Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his lead in the Dakar Rally by winning the 688 km sixth stage.

Defending champion Marc Coma breaks 2015 Dakar duck
Defending champion Marc Coma breaks 2015 Dakar duck

Four-time Dakar motorcycling winner and defending champion Marc Coma claimed his first stage victory of the 2015 edition on Thursday, finishing the run to Antofagasta in Chile ahead of compatriot and overall leader Joan Barreda.

Dakar Rally: Vladimir Vasilyev keeps mighty Minis in charge as Carlos Sainz quits
Dakar Rally: Vladimir Vasilyev keeps mighty Minis in charge as Carlos Sainz quits

Russian driver Vladimir Vasilyev maintained defending champions Mini`s monopoly of the Dakar Rally Thursday, the manufacturer making it five stage wins in five on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Polish motorcyclist dies in Dakar Rally
Polish motorcyclist dies in Dakar Rally

 Polish motorcyclist Michal Hernik (KTM) died of unknown causes during the Dakar Rally, the organisers said.

Dakar Rally: CS Santosh proves there`s more to India than cricket
Dakar Rally: CS Santosh proves there`s more to India than cricket

Born in Bangalore, among the mangoes of his wealthy family`s plantation, Santosh Chunchunguppe Shivashankar`s interests should naturally have turned towards cricket, the national sport.

Argentine Orlando Terranova claims second stage win
Argentine Orlando Terranova claims second stage win

Argentine Orlando Terranova claimed his second stage win of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, to move third overall in the standings led by Mini teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Qatari Al-Attiyah, the 2011 champion, finished fifth in the day`s 542km third stage, which included 284km of specials.

Rallying: Nani Roma wins Dakar title as Spain doubles up

Spanish driver Nani Roma won the Dakar Rally on Saturday, 10 years after he clinched the motorcycle title in the gruelling event.

Rallying: Peterhansel takes Dakar lead despite team order

Stephane Peterhansel snatched the lead on the Dakar Rally`s penultimate stage on Friday, just 24 hours after his Mini team had ordered him to abandon his challenge.

Peterhansel wins on tragedy-hit Dakar

Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel drove to victory on the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday, but the racing was overshadowed by the deaths of a motorcyclist, who was a father of five, and two journalists.

Duclos wins on tragedy-hit Dakar

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.

Belgian rider dies on Dakar Rally

Belgian motorcycle rider Eric Palante has died during the Dakar Rally in Argentina, race organisers said in a statement on Friday.

Bolivia to officially launch 2014 Dakar Rally in April

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

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 denies exclusion from 2014 Dakar Rally

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.