Motorist dies in a crash with Dakar Rally driver

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

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

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

Al-Attiyah takes Dakar Rally lead

Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah took the overall race lead after winning the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally, a 508km special on a 776km run through the Atacama desert from Antofagasta.

Al-Attiyah cuts Sainz Dakar rally lead with stage win

Qatar`s Nasser Al-Attiyah halved Volkswagen teammate Carlos Sainz`s overall Dakar Rally lead with a seventh stage win to pave the way for a potential repeat of last year`s bad-tempered finale to the event.

Sainz, Coma in control after Dakar Rally wins

Defending champion Carlos Sainz of Spain extended his lead at the top of the Dakar Rally standings by winning the fourth stage as the gruelling event crossed the border from Argentina into Chile.

Second rally stage success for Sainz, Despres

Defending champion Carlos Sainz of Spain, driving a Volkswagen, added a second stage win at the Dakar Rally in Argentina.

Sainz wins Dakar Rally first stage

Carlos Sainz got his title defence off to a strong start by winning the first stage of Dakar Rally.

Defending Dakar champion cautious ahead of rally

Defending champion Carlos Sainz has vowed to show respect and modesty as he sets about his hunt for a second triumph in the gruelling 13-stage Dakar Rally which starts on Saturday.

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar Rally 7th stage

Nasser Al-Attiyah of Volkswagen won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally cars section on Friday, a 600 km special from Iquique to Antofagasta.

Peterhansel and Coma bounce back in Dakar Rally

Pre-race favourites French driver Stephane Peterhansel and Spanish motorcyclist Marc Coma rebounded from disastrous stages on Wednesday to win the latest legs of the event.

Carlos Sainz leads Dakar rally

Spanish driver Carlos Sainz surprisingly took the lead in the Dakar rally Wednesday, as he made the most of Stephane Peterhansel’s apparent problems.

Peterhansel leads Dakar rally

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel won the third stage of the automotive portion of the 32nd Dakar rally Monday, between the northwestern Argentine towns of La Rioja and Fiambala.

Qatari driver takes lead in Dakar rally

Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah took the lead in the automotive portion of the Dakar rally Sunday.

Fretigne lands second Dakar moto stage

France’s David Fretigne of Yamaha won the second stage of the motorcycling category on Sunday at the Dakar Rally, a 294 km timed stage from Cordoba to La Rioja.

Woman killed by car in Dakar Rally

A woman watching the
Dakar Rally was killed when a vehicle taking part in the race
veered off the course and hit her during the opening stage.

Dakar Rally gets underway in South America

The Dakar Rally kicked off Friday in the Argentine capital with a total of 362 drivers taking part in what is considered the toughest road race in the world.

378 drivers to race 2nd American Dakar Rally

Considered the most dangerous race on the planet, the Dakar Rally starts Saturday with 378 drivers taking part in the second edition staged in South America because of security concerns.