MADRID - Fernando Alonso will undergo an intense training program with Toyota ahead of next year's Dakar Rally.The Japanese carmaker says Alonso will work with its Dakar Rally team in the next five months to "familiarize himself with the challenging ...
Aug 21, 2019
MADRID - Former Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has taken a test drive in the Toyota Hilux truck that won the Dakar Rally this year.The Spanish driver was in South Africa for the test along with former Dakar Rally champion Giniel de ...
Mar 28, 2019
CORDOBA, Argentina - Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won his second Dakar Rally title on Saturday, finishing 43 minutes ahead of second-placed Nasser Al-Attiyah of Toyota.The Peugeot driver climbed on top of his car at the end of the rally to ...
Jan 21, 2018
CORDOBA, Argentina - Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday, while Carlos Sainz took advantage of a crash by defending champion Stephane Peterhansel to increase his overall lead and boost his chances of winning the ...
Jan 20, 2018
SAN JUAN, Argentina - Carlos Sainz was content to drive cautiously and retain a good lead on the marathon third-to-last stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Sainz lost 18 minutes of his considerable lead over defending champion ...
Jan 19, 2018
BELEN, Argentina - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel won the 10th stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, reducing the overall race lead of Peugeot teammate Carlos Sainz.Peterhansel needed 4 hours, 43 minutes, 46 seconds to cover the 373 kilometers (230 miles) between ...
Jan 17, 2018
UYUNI, Bolivia - Carlos Sainz took advantage of teammate Stephane Peterhansel's crash to win a second successive stage of the Dakar Rally and take the overall lead on Saturday.Peterhansel, the defending champion, began the seventh stage in southern Bolivia with ...
Jan 14, 2018
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Spaniard Carlos Sainz won the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), putting a small dent in the overall lead of his Peugeot teammate Stephane Peterhansel of France.Sainz finished the 313-kilometer (194-mile) ...
Jan 12, 2018
AREQUIPA, Peru - Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).The Frenchman, a 13-time Dakar champion in all categories, won the 266-kilometer (165-mile) stage between San Juan ...
Jan 11, 2018
PISCO, Peru - Frenchman Cyril Despres of Peugeot won the second round of the Dakar Rally on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) and took the overall lead of the race.The third-place finisher in last year's race finished in two hours, ...
Jan 8, 2018
SAN JUAN, Argentina - Stephane Peterhansel will take a lead of nearly six minutes over fellow Frenchman Sebastien Loeb going into the last major stage of the Dakar Rally.The Peugeot teammates have swapped the lead between them for the past week, and ...
Jan 13, 2017
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel padded his small lead in the Dakar Rally by winning a short but difficult seventh stage sprint on Monday.Rain changed the terrain and shortened the fifth stage on Friday and forced the sixth on ...
Jan 10, 2017
BELEN, Argentina - Stephane Peterhansel of France moved into the overall lead in the car category of the Dakar Rally on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Peterhansel finished third in Monday's eighth stage, enough to push him into the overall lead.Nasser ...
Jan 12, 2016
CORDOBA, Argentina - Ten-time Dakar Rally champion Stephane Peterhansel took a commanding lead in the car category after finishing second in Monday's ninth stage (Tuesday, Manila time).Peterhansel was beaten by Spain's Joan Roma in the stage, but ...
Jan 15, 2013
SANTIAGO, Chile - French motorcyclist Thomas Bourgin has been killed in the Dakar Rally when he collided with a Chilean police car.Race officials say the incident occurred as Bourgin was travelling from Calama on the Chilean side of the Andes to the ...
Jan 12, 2013
NAZCA, Peru - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel was back in front of the Dakar Rally in the Peruvian dunes on Monday, a day after officials rubbed out his stage two win and overall lead.Peterhansel finished third on the third stage from Pisco ...
Jan 8, 2013
PISCO, Peru - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel took the overall lead in the Dakar Rally on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) by winning a treacherous second stage around Pisco that was costly for some title favorites.Peterhansel, the rally's most successful driver ...
Jan 7, 2013
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