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De Villiers sixth overall after first half of marathon stage

TAJITA, Bolivia - While support crews and staff headed for the Bolivian town of Tajita on Wednesday (Jan 6) Dakar 2016 crews were out there on Stage 4 - a 429km marathon loop at altitudes soaring beyond 4000m with no welcoming service crew waiting at the overnight bivouac. Without support last night (Wednesday) crews had… Continue reading De Villiers sixth overall after first half of marathon stage

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SA Toyota team chasing the lead in 2016 Dakar

JUJUY, Argentina - Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz worked hard on Tuesday's Stage 3 of the 2016 Dakar Rally to finish the day second overall in the race. The stage ran from Termas de Río Hondo to the town of Jujuy in northern Argentina - another day of heavy weather… Continue reading SA Toyota team chasing the lead in 2016 Dakar

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De Villiers, Baragwanath flying SA flag high in Dakar

The 2016 Dakar finally got into full flight on Monday (Jan 4) after a crash involving spectators during the Prologue on Saturday and the cancellation because of rain of Stage 1 (Buenos Aires to Villa Carlos Paz). Monday's race - described as "a quick stage without significant navigation difficulties" was from Villa Carlos Paz to… Continue reading De Villiers, Baragwanath flying SA flag high in Dakar