Articles about Dakar Rally

With the help of a big investor
British motorsport firm Prodrive has six World Rally Championship titles, five Le Mans class wins, and four British Touring Car Championships to its name. Not a bad record at all, but it's now setting sights on a different competition altogether-the
That’s three whole decades without a chip
The dust has settled and the sun has set on the 2020 Dakar Rally, and Ricky Brabec from the Monster Energy Honda Team has emerged victorious. This officially ends Honda's 31-year drought in the "most dangerous sporting event in the
A true racing legend
Three cheers for Carlos Sainz, who's just achieved his third victory at the Dakar Rally. Nope, it's not junior Carlos, who spent 2019 drawing impressive results out of a McLaren Formula 1 car, but senior Carlos of World Rally fame.
That was intense
Fernando Alonso. You may have heard of the dude. He's been around quite a bit, having raced successfully in the World Endurance Championship, the Indy 500, and, of course, Formula 1 where he became champion twice in his time there.So
“it’s a never-ending learning curve at the moment”
Since Fernando Alonso quit Formula 1, it feels like we see more of him than ever. He's dabbling in all kinds of motorsport now that he's had 20-odd weekends freed up, and the latest is off-road rallying.Yep,
This dude makes any car look extraordinary
Any car, as long as it's in the hands of the right driver, can look extraordinary. If you want proof, you needn't look any further than whenever Dakar Rally legend Hiroshi Masuoka-only the fourth driver to win the world'
Australian completes the 10 grueling stages despite injured wrist
In the motorcycle world, Team Orange was again dominant. This was after Red Bull KTM factory team rider Toby Price won the grueling 10-day 2019 Dakar Rally held in Peru.The Australian rider beat 75 riders from different parts of the
As tough as pickups come
Toyota Hilux fans are going to be very happy campers today.The 2019 Dakar Rally has come to a close, and the Japanese carmaker's iconic pickup, in Gazoo Racing guise, has come out on top. This is also the first time
Happening in Antipolo on January 24-26 and CDO on January 28-29
You love watching this guy pull amazing wheelies, jaw-dropping jumps, wild power slides, and other extraordinary enduro skills in viral videos. So, we're pretty sure you're dying to see him in the flesh.On January 23, 2019, world-renowned
The Eclipse Cross T1 Prototype will contest the 5,000km race in January
Say hello to Mitsubishi's entry to the 2019 Dakar Rally. The Eclipse Cross T1 Prototype will be driven by Spaniards Cristina Gutierrez and Pablo Huete in the grueling 5,000km, 10-stage event that takes place in January.Gutierrez and Huete
Tough just got tougher
You can't place just any truck in the middle of the Dakar Rally. No, sir-what competitors need to survive the world's most grueling off-road race is a certified beast. And for one team, this comes in the form
A 450hp, V8-powered Rexton will take on the grueling challenge
SsangYong isn't known for its...motorsports heritage. Which must be why it's decided to enter one of the world's most grueling rallies. Again. To show us it's got what it takes.Yep, starting January 6th, SsangYong will compete
As tough as races come
You've seen the Toyota Hilux as a workhorse in construction sites and as a rugged off-roader in the depths of our muddy rainforests. Hell, you've seen this thing ferrying militias with a .50 cal mounted on its bed, so
What you need to survive 9,000km
A quick Google search will tell you how difficult it is to participate in the Dakar Rally. In fact, we even went so far as to check the total fatalities (70 known, if you're curious). With plenty of tales and how-
Say hello to the John Cooper Works Buggy
Mini is no stranger to the Dakar rally. It's had Countryman rally cars-well, hugely capable desert racers that vaguely resemble a Countryman-for several years now, with a four-year winning streak between 2012 and 2015.The 2018 Dakar Rally
It's at home in the desert
This isn't much fun. I'm wearing triple-layer Nomex, I can feel sweat forming a meniscus between bald head and helmet lining, and I'm on my knees in a desert, desperately trying to shovel sand out from around the
AWD isn't everything
The 2017 Dakar Rally is finally over, and there's little to no doubt as to which car was the cross-country competition's top performer. Three separate Peugeot 3008s crossed the finish line in first, second and third place, capping off
The Dakar legend returns
Thirty years ago, Nissan fielded a Patrol 4x4 in the grueling 1987 Paris-Dakar Rally. The SUV went on to win the competition's diesel category and became the first-ever diesel-fed car to make it to the top 10, taking
Will debut at the 2017 Dakar Rally
Standing at 1,557mm and stretching to 4,313mm, the all-new Mini Countryman goes against its brand name's literal meaning. It's the biggest car that Mini has ever made. Now, the British carmaker and its motorsport partner X-Raid
This dude can drive
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. It was an epic weekend that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines hosted for us recently at the Tarlac Recreational Park, located roughly three hours from Metro
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