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Toyota SA still up front in Dakar

Peugeot's Loeb moves in on SA Toyotas Tuesday's race leader Al-Attiyah now second Today 2017 Dakar heads for the high stuff SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMÁN, Argentina - Stage 2 of Dakar 2017 on January 3 saw Toyota Gazoo Racing SA bank another good performance with Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel (#301) second-fastest of the… Continue reading Toyota SA still up front in Dakar

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SA’s Dakar hopefuls carry flag to South America

Heading for the world's toughest off-roader New crew for Toyota SA Hilux race team Still work to do before start in Paraguay   JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The Toyota SA Dakar Rally team has set off to South America en route for the Paraguayan capital, Asunscion, and the start of the annual off-road race across the… Continue reading SA’s Dakar hopefuls carry flag to South America

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Big guys back in force for ’17 Dakar Rally

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The De Rooy team, winner of the 2016 Dakar Rally Trucks class, will be going for gold again in the 2017 running of the world’s toughest race. Gerard De Rooy and his team have chosen Goodyear Offroad ORD truck tyres for their four race trucks and Goodyear Omnitrac mixed service tyres for… Continue reading Big guys back in force for ’17 Dakar Rally

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Peugeot shows off its Dakar ’17 colours

READY TO ROLL FOR DAKAR '17: Peugeot is today at the pre-Dakar Rally media conference - and showing off its 3008 entry in full livery. Image: Peugeot PARIS, France - Peugeot has revealed its new racing beast to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally. The race will start in South America on January 2 and… Continue reading Peugeot shows off its Dakar ’17 colours

Peugeot 3008 Dakar Rally car. Image: Newspress/Peugeot
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3008 takes over as Peugeot’s Dakar challenger

Bigger, better, faster for 2017 Dakar Peugeot 3008 goes from road to rally Nine months of preparation for French brand PARIS, France - Team Peugeot Total and Red Bull have revealed the Peugeot 3008 DKR race car that will supersede the 2008 DKR that won the 2016 Dakar and Silk Way rallies. The car above… Continue reading 3008 takes over as Peugeot’s Dakar challenger

New Gazoo racing Hilux for Dakar 2017
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New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

Dakar racers go rear-wheel drive 'It's an exciting time' - Glyn Hall Higher ride, on-board tyre inflators KYALAMI, Gauteng - Toyota SA and Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are making major changes to their strategy for Dakar 2017 and beyond, including a new race bakkie and a new driving team. The vehicle: the Toyota Hilux Evo… Continue reading New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

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SA Gazoo crews still with Dakar leaders after Stage 9

BELÉN, Argentina - Temperatures approaching 50 degrees plagued Stage 9 of the 2016 Dakar Rally on Tuesday resulting in the stage being shortened to only 90km for the cars and trucks though the motorcycles completed the full 285km. The stage again brought mixed results for the South African Gazoo Racing team , with Dakar veterans… Continue reading SA Gazoo crews still with Dakar leaders after Stage 9

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Dakar Stage 8: Minis back in race, Giniel’s disaster

MINIS BACK IN DAKAR CONTENTION: Erik van Loon and Wouter Rosegaar blast through the rocks and water of the 2016 Dakar Rally in their Mini All4 race car. Their and four other Minis finished in the top 10 of Stage 8, the first after Sunday's rest day. Image: DPPI BELEN, Argentina - Suddenly the Mini… Continue reading Dakar Stage 8: Minis back in race, Giniel’s disaster

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Two disasters for SA crews on Bolivian high plains

DISASTER IN THE DESERT: The Toyota carrying Overdrive's Bernhard ten Brinke and navigator Tom Colsoul burned out on Stage 6 of the 2016 Dakar after a damaged tyre slotted into a compartment beneath the cabin caught fire. Image: Facebook UYUNI, Bolivia - It was another high-altitude stage on Dakar 2016 on Friday (Jan 8) as… Continue reading Two disasters for SA crews on Bolivian high plains

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Another 1-2-3 for the Peugeot 2008 DKR buggies

HIGH-FLYING PEUGEOT: Carlos Sainz (Spain) of Team Peugeot on Stage 5 of the 2016 Dakar Rally from Jujuy, Argentina to Uyuni, Bolivia on January 7. Image: Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool UYUNI Bolivia - Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Peugeot 2008 DKR #314) took their third stage win of the 2016 Dakar Rally on Thursday after starting… Continue reading Another 1-2-3 for the Peugeot 2008 DKR buggies