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Dakar 2014 – Full Race Calendar and Features

Dakar 2014 – Full Race Calendar and Features

The 2014 Dakar Rally is about to begin, with the 1st stage commencing next January 5th. This year’s edition will cover Bolivia’s territory for the first time and will have relevant differences in stage’s organization. Quoting www.Dakar.com “five special stages have been marked out on completely separate routes, with motorcycles and quad bikes on one

Dakar Rally – Stage 12 Highlights, Classification Update and Our Final Winners Prediction

After today’s 12th stage only two days remain for the Dakar Rally 2013 main categories winners – Cars and Bikes – to be unveiled. In today’s Bike stage, Dakar’s overall leader Cyril Despres (just 14th) lost almost 8 minutes to runner-up, Portuguese Rúben Faria, that is now only 5:39 minutes behind. Faria (KTM) was 2nd today just 1:38 minutes behind stage winner

Dakar Rally 2013 Bikes: ‘Chaveco’ wins Stage 6, Rúben Faria 2nd! Olivier Pain Maintains Lead!

The main 2013 Dakar Rally Bike contenders finished Stage 6 a few moments ago . Chilean Francisco Lopez Contardo (nick name ‘Chaveco’)  driving a KTM  won his 2nd 2013 Dakar stage and climbed to 4th in General Classification (GC). Portuguese Rúben Faria (KTM) was 2nd – 02:34 minutes from Chaveco – but is now 5th (dropped one place) in GC. However, he is 5 minutes closer to the leader:  8:35

Dakar Rally 2013 Cars: Nasser Al-Attiyah Takes Stage 4! Peterhansel Keeps Overall Lead!

The main 2013 Dakar Rally car contenders finished Stage 4 a few moments ago. Qatari Prince Nasser Al-Attiyah (Buggy) won the stage with a very tight margin both over to Frenchmen: Guerlain Chicherit (SMG, 36 seconds behind) and Dakar Leader Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini, 1:17 minutes more than Al-Attiyah). Nasser Al-Attiyah is a former Dakar winner as well as an Olympic medalist is shooting. Super Athletes

Dakar Rally 2013 Bikes: Spanish Joan Barreda Bort wins Stage 4 by far! Olivier Pain New Dakar Leader!

The main 2013 Dakar Rally Bike contenders finished Stage 4 a few moments ago . Spanish Joan Barreda Bort (Husqvarna) – leader of general classification (GC) after stage 2 – (which he lost yesterday in stage 3 because he was only 44th and lost 33 minutes) registered an impressive performance in the hardest stage of Dakar’s week 1. He won easily leaving the

Dakar Rally 2013 – Stage 3 Highlights and General Classification Update

Stage 3 of 2013 Dakar Rally finished a few moments ago, at least in what respects the major contenders (only 58 of the 137 cars finished by now and others are still stuck in the course or retired). Cars’ Stage 3 was won by Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah driving a Buggy. Super Athletes – Nasser Al-Attiyah: Dakar Winner