Topic: Dakar
anger team forces peterhansel dakar win
January 18, 2014

Anger as team forces Peterhansel to give up on 12th Dakar win

EL SALVADOR - Stephane Peterhansel's hopes of a 12th Dakar Rally title were crushed on Thursday when Mini instigated team orders to ensure a podium sweep, a decision which was blasted by organsiers as well as the champion-elect. Peterhansel, who has six motorcycle triumphs and five wins on four ...

peterhansel wins eat roma dakar lead
January 16, 2014

Peterhansel wins to eat into Roma's Dakar lead

IQUIQUE - French rally great Stephane Peterhansel boosted his hopes of a hat-trick of Dakar Rally wins as he won Tuesday's ninth stage of the race. Peterhansel guided his Mini home fastest on the 459 kilometre leg - 422km timed - from Calama to Iquique in Chile. The 48-year-old -- who if successful ...

spain fore sainz barreda claim dakar stage
January 14, 2014

Spain to fore as Sainz, Barreda claim Dakar 7th stage

UYUNI - Former winner Carlos Sainz won the seventh car stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday with his fellow Spaniard Joan Barreda claiming the motorbike section. After Saturday’s rest day the grueling rally resumed for the cars with a timed 533 kilometre circuit around Salta in Argentina. The ...

race stage fourth dakar lead takes sainz
January 10, 2014

Sainz takes Dakar fourth stage and race lead

CHILECITO - Former winner Carlos Sainz claimed the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally and the overall lead on Wednesday with defending champion Stephane Peterhansel in second despite enduring a second successive day of punctures.SMG Buggy driver Sainz, the 2010 Dakar champion, finished more than six ...

Peterhansel clinches record Dakar triumph

SANTIAGO - Stephane Peterhansel claimed a record fifth Dakar Rally drivers title on Saturday, and 11th overall of his career, while French compatriot Cyril Despres captured a fifth motorcycling crown.Peterhansel, the champion on four wheels in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012, as well as being a ...