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SA Toyota teams all set for Dakar 2017

Upington testing over - now real thing Only two teams now for 2017 Dakar New route traverses South America UPINGTON, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, its final pre-Dakar 2017 testing done and, er, dusted, has announced two trucks for the South American endurance race. The 10 000km race will start in the Paraguyan… Continue reading SA Toyota teams all set for Dakar 2017

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Rally ace Poulter beats brain ‘anomaly’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has confirmed that Leeroy Poulter is recovering well after surgery to remove an anomalous growth from the right side of his brain The surgery on Friday (Septt 23 2016), was declared a complete success by Poulter’s surgeon and there is no doubt that the South African National… Continue reading Rally ace Poulter beats brain ‘anomaly’

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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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Dakar done! And glory for South Africa in cars and quads

ROSARIO, Argentina - The 38th Dakar Rally has ended in Rosario after a short 180km stage with Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot) wrapping up his sixth triumph in the car category and Toby Price, racing in the motorcycle category, stamping his name on the list of winners for the first time. South Africa's ace driver Giniel de… Continue reading Dakar done! And glory for South Africa in cars and quads

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First stage win for Hirvonen as Mini dominates Dakar Stage 12

BIG DAY FOR HIRVONEN: Regular World Rally championship driver Mikko Hirvonen won Stage 12 of the 2016 Dakar Rally on Friday after a tough drive in his Mini All4 race car. Image: Mini VILLA CARLOS PAZ, Argentina - Finnish driver Mikko Hirvonen took his first Dakar Rally special stage win on Friday (Jan 15) with… Continue reading First stage win for Hirvonen as Mini dominates Dakar Stage 12

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Dakar Stage 11: De Villiers holds on to third behind Minis

SAN JUAN, Argentina - With the stages on Dakar 2016 unwinding, the crews tackled the final off-piste stage of the race from the Argentine town of La Rioja to the overnight at San Juan on Thursday, January 14th. The 431km track was deemed by many to be one of the hardest stages of this year's… Continue reading Dakar Stage 11: De Villiers holds on to third behind Minis

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Update: Dakar Stage 10: Good news for Gazoo team; Peterhansel wins

LA RIOJA, Argentina - Stage 10 of the 2016 Dakar on Wednesday (Jan 13) brought the fearsome dunes of the Catamarca, near the town of Fiambalá, properly into play and a number of the top crews faltered under the relentless South American sun. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, however, it was again a day where… Continue reading Update: Dakar Stage 10: Good news for Gazoo team; Peterhansel wins

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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

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Record altitude as Dakar racers pant through Andes ‘marathon’

UYUNI, Bolivia - The altitude at which the cars were competing on the way across the Andes mountains to Bolivia was the highest in the history of the Dakar, according to the Mini All4 Racing team but added that despite that Nasser al-Attiyah (QAT) and co-pilot Mathieu Baumel (FRA) took Stage 5 "at a fast and… Continue reading Record altitude as Dakar racers pant through Andes ‘marathon’