Giniel de Villiers1972-03-25 (age 49)
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X-raid Mini driver Orlando Terranova leads the 2020 Dakar Rally after the second stage, in which star debutant Fernando Alonso has already lost over two hours due to damage.
The Dakar Rally officially opens the third chapter of its illustrious history this weekend as the legendary off-road event takes place in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Valentin Khorounzhiy and Jamie Klein are your guides to the 2020 edition.
Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz won the penultimate stage of the Morocco Rally on Tuesday, as Giniel de Villiers took advantage of Nasser Al-Attiyah’s troubles to surge into the overall lead.
Defending Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz has branded the roadbook of the 2019 edition “a disaster” after his costly accident on the third stage.
Rally legend Carlos Sainz has scored his second Dakar victory in the 2018 edition of the marathon.
Carlos Sainz edged closer to his second Dakar Rally victory on the penultimate stage, but his Peugeot team is set to miss out on a one-two finish following a crash for Stephane Peterhansel.
Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Peugeot rival Stephane Peterhansel to top the longest timed special of the 2018 Dakar Rally, as Carlos Sainz edged closer to overall victory.
Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel topped the 10th stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally marathon, overhauling Nasser Al-Attiyah for second place behind Carlos Sainz in the general classification.
Toyota drivers Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers have both blamed a regulation prohibiting them for using an on-board tyre inflation/deflation system for their tough fourth day on the Dakar.
Across all four categories Red Bull Desert Wings have a mix of past champions and rally-raid rookies preparing to push themselves to the limit in South America
Former Dakar Rally champion Giniel de Villiers believes Peugeot would have been impossible to beat in this year’s race even if he had enjoyed a clean run.
Toyota's Giniel de Villiers says inaccuracies in the Dakar Rally roadbook have been behind much of the navigation woes encountered by teams in the 2017 race.
Toyota Dakar Rally drivers Giniel de Villiers and Nani Roma reckon the car class will see more frontrunners run into serious trouble in the next few stages.
Toyota's Dakar frontrunner Giniel de Villiers says the Japanese marque's woes on Wednesday, when its lead cars all suffered major issues, has served as a reminder of the rally's “cruel” nature.
Reigning Dakar Rally champion Stephane Peterhansel took his first stage win in the 2017 edition on Wednesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah hit trouble.
The lead drivers of Toyota's Dakar Rally contingent have dismissed Carlos Sainz's suggestions that Peugeot had been treated unfairly by rule changes.
Toyota's Giniel de Villiers believes Dakar 2017 will be a return to the rally-raid event's roots, as the South African criticised the routes of past editions for being “too easy”.
Toyota duo Giniel de Villiers and Nasser Al-Attiyah are optimistic the Japanese marque can give Peugeot a tougher fight for victory in the 2017 Dakar Rally.
Giniel de Villiers believes Toyota will need turbo power in order to be able to fight for future Dakar Rally wins against Peugeot and Mini.
De Villiers, Poulter and Vasilyev reach Rosario in third, fifth and eighth overall,
De Villiers, Poulter and Al-Rajhi hold 6th, 7th and 8th in Toyota Gazoo SA cars.
Dakar Rally starts with timed Prologue in Buenos Aires on January 2nd
Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah claims second Dakar Rally win on shortened final stage.
Overdrive’s Issabayev, Dabrowski and Vanagas end rally in 17th, 23rd and 24th
Four MINI ALL4 Racing within the top five in the overall classification now.
ALDO Racing Marathon Stage 7 & 8 report from the 2015 Dakar
Giniel de Villiers reduces Al-Attiyah’s lead to 8min 14sec; Terranova takes stage win.
Orlando Terranova get a dominant win today.
Helder Rodrigues, Nasser Al-Attiyah, and Ignacio Casale were the Stage 6 winners in their respective categories.
The fifth stage of Dakar has come to a close.
Sam Sunderland and Orlando Terranova are out of the Dakar Rally.
The third day was not nearly as hard on the teams as yesterday was, a relief for all and even salvation for some.
Eduard Nikolaev flew the flag for Kamaz on truck race.
Sam Sunderland claims KTM's first win of the year and Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Orlando Terranova by 22 seconds...
Al-Attiyah works his way up to third place in the overall standings
Four MINI ALL4 Racing at the top of the leaderboard
In the general standings, Spaniard Nani Roma thus lost almost a third of his lead and now only has an advantage of 23'46 over Stéphane Peterhansel.
Nani Roma defends his overall lead.
Spain's Joan Barreda took his third victory in the 2014 edition, beating overall leader Marc Coma by 4′03″ at the end of a historic stage that took the Dakar to its 28th country
Volkswagen picked up a maximum amount of points in Sardinia.
Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F/F), at the wheel of the Polo R WRC, hold a 26.9-second after the second leg in Sweden.
Dakar 2013 has its share of glory and problems both for the teams who took on the challenge and the ASO organizers. Yet in the end the final podium at Santiago's Palacio de la Moneda was a day of celebration.
In the five South American editions of the iconic event, the 2009 champions have achieved four top-four placings.