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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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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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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’

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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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Dakar – at last! – gets down and dirty after start-day hitches

TERMAS DE RÍO HONDO, ARGENTINA - Stage 2 of Dakar 2016 on Monday (Jan 4) was raced between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Río Hondo in mostly sunny and hot conditions though was shortened by 134km to avoid a flooded section. Here's an edited version of Toyota SA's report for the day... A shorter… Continue reading Dakar – at last! – gets down and dirty after start-day hitches

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SA Hilux team moves closer to top in Morocco Rally

ZAGORA, Morocco - Big dunes gave crews racing in the 2015 Rally of Morocco a stern challenge on Day 3 of the five-day event (Wednesday Oct 7) but the two Toyota South Africa Dakar team Hiluxes moved up one position in the overall standings. The team is using the rally as proving event ahead of… Continue reading SA Hilux team moves closer to top in Morocco Rally

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SA Toyota crews still with leaders in Morocco rally

ZAGORA, Morocco – South African Toyota drivers Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter each had a clean run through Stage 2 (Oct 6) of the 2015 Morocco Rally on Tuesday. Apart from the competition itself, Toyota SA is using the event in North Africa as a shakedown event in preparation for the 2016 Dakar Rally… Continue reading SA Toyota crews still with leaders in Morocco rally