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Battery cars ready for Dakar-type race formula

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – An innovative Extreme E all-electric off-road racing series will have its debut in March 2021 in conjunction with Continental Tyres as a partner and tyre supplier to the global championship. The formula now has status as an FIA international series and the first race is scheduled for March 2021. Alejandro… Continue reading Battery cars ready for Dakar-type race formula

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Meet Prince Xpander – son of Dakar rally’s King Pajero

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia has been working with XRT to prepare the automaker’s Xpander AP4 for its first off-road rally trials and Naoya Nakamura, president of MM Indonesia, told The Corner in a media release: “Our collaboration with the XRT team in realising the first modified seven-seater MPV crossover and joining the AP4… Continue reading Meet Prince Xpander – son of Dakar rally’s King Pajero

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Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

Lance Woolridge, since his first race aged 16, has become a leading contender for the SA Cross-Country Series He took consecutive Class T titles in 2018 and 2019 so now races in the top-tier FIA against SA’s best drivers He also manages day-to-day operations at Neil Woolridge Motorsport with an eye on winning the Dakar… Continue reading Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

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Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

LONDON, England – Ex-Formula 1 pilot and more recently a driver for the successful South African Toyota Gazoo team in the 2020 ‘Dakar’, Fernando Alonso, is now available to drive for any team in the Indianapolis 500 after ending his relationship with McLaren. The team is reported as confirming that the double World F1 champion’s… Continue reading Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

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Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Carlos Sainz has secured his third Dakar Rally victory from the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time, with Toyota Gazoo’s SA reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah second. Al-Attiyah’s Toyota Gazoo SA squad-mates Giniel de Villiers and Bernhard ten Brinke made it four Hiluxes in the… Continue reading Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

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Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

3rd on Stage 10 for De Villiers / Haro 6th on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel lose time to leaders Alonso / Coma roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia – Stage 10 of the 2020 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for the South African Toyota Gazoo team with Giniel de Villiers… Continue reading Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

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All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

2nd on Stage 9 for Al-Attiyah / Baumel 6th on Stage 9 for De Villiers / Haro 7th on Stage 9 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel close up to 24sec off lead HARADH, Saudi Arabia – Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel were second-fastest on Stage 9 of the 2020… Continue reading All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

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Dakar biker dies after Stage 7 crash

Dakar biker legend Paulo Gonçalves has been killed in a fall on Stage 7 of the 2020 Dakar Rally Dakar officials issued this following statement… Paulo Goncalves, racing on motorbike no. 8, has passed away from a fall sustained 276 kilometres into today’s special. The organisers received an alert at 10:08 and dispatched a medical… Continue reading Dakar biker dies after Stage 7 crash

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Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

  HA’IL, SAUDI ARABIA – Stage 5 of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the four South African Toyota Gazoo Racing crews maintain their overall positions.: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel were again fastest of the foursome, setting the second-fastest time on the stage but losing 2min56 to stage winner  Carlos Sainz (Mini). They remain in… Continue reading Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists