Dakar changes rules after complaints over Audi entry

A number of changes have been made to the Dakar Rally's T1 regulations following complaints from Toyota and Prodrive regarding Audi’s ‘electric' entry next year.

Dakar chief responds to Loeb, Sainz after heavy criticism

Dakar Rally director David Castera has promised a more balanced 2022 event after this year’s rally-raid was heavily criticised by heavyweights Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb.

Dakar reveals first details of 2022 Saudi Arabia event
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Dakar reveals first details of 2022 Saudi Arabia event

The Dakar Rally will be held entirely in Saudi Arabia for a third year in succession in 2022, but organiser ASO has promised a “80-85%” new route and a return to the Empty Quarter desert.

Villas-Boas to make WRC debut, plans Dakar return

Former Premier League manager and Europa League winner Andre Villas-Boas says his maiden appearance in the World Rally Championship in next week’s Rally Portugal will also be his last.

Honda bolsters Dakar 2022 line-up with Quintanilla
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Honda bolsters Dakar 2022 line-up with Quintanilla

Honda has reinforced its rider line-up for the 2022 Dakar Rally with the signing of Pablo Quintanilla.

Reigning Dakar champion Benavides leaves Honda to join KTM

Newly-crowned Dakar Rally champion Kevin Benavides has left Honda to join KTM Factory Racing with immediate effect.

Audi explains decision to quit Formula E in favour of Dakar

Audi says a greater freedom to develop new technologies in the Dakar Rally was one of the key reasons why it quit Formula E to field an electric car in the rally-raid.

Audi reveals details of electric Dakar powertrain

Audi Sport has offered insights into the powertrain it will employ in its electric Dakar Rally challenger that will make its debut next year.

Loeb: "Loss of mutual trust" behind split with Elena

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says "a loss of mutual trust" between him and long-time co-driver Daniel Elena was behind their decision to split after 23 years together.

Loeb splits with co-driver Elena after 23-year partnership

Sebastien Loeb and long-term co-driver Daniel Elena have parted company after 23 years together.

Price awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Toby Price has been included on the 2021 Australia Day Honours List.

The making of South America's first Dakar bikes champion

Kevin Benavides made Dakar Rally history on Friday by becoming the first South American rider to win the event on two wheels. This is the story of the Argentinian rider and his rise to the top.

Al-Attiyah not interested in Dakar return if rules don’t change

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is "not interested" in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules aren't changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s.

Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego" Dakar
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Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego"

Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue. 

KTM's Sunderland faced "impossible" task on last stage Dakar
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KTM's Sunderland faced "impossible" task on last stage

KTM rider Sam Sunderland admits he faced an "impossible" task trying to overhaul Honda's Kevin Benavides on the final stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally while opening the road.

Peterhansel secures record 14th Dakar Rally title Dakar
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Peterhansel secures record 14th Dakar Rally title

Stephane Peterhansel has secured a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally title after winning the 2021 edition of the event in Saudi Arabia, beating Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz to the crown.

Dakar rider Cherpin dies from crash injuries

Dakar Rally organisers have confirmed that amateur rider Pierre Cherpin has passed away following his crash last Sunday. 

Benavides clinches Dakar Rally title for Honda Dakar
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Benavides clinches Dakar Rally title for Honda

Kevin Benavides clinched his first Dakar Rally title on Friday's 12th and final stage of the event, giving Honda back-to-back wins in the motorcycle class.

Why Sebastien Loeb has joined forces with an old enemy for Dakar

Sebastien Loeb remains as committed as ever after 19 years at the top level. Since returning part-time with Citroen to the World Rally Championship in 2018 and continuing in a third Hyundai for the past two seasons, the nine-time champion has managed to add a victory and a further two podiums to his tally.

Why Loeb cannot be allowed to give up on Dakar Prime

Why Loeb cannot be allowed to give up on Dakar

Sebastien Loeb has been the fastest man on the Dakar Rally since he first appeared on the legendary event, but he's still not won it after four dramatic attempts. That story cannot end here.