2024 Dakar Rally: From The Checkered Flag’s Newsroom

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After two weeks of action, the forty-sixth Dakar Rally has come and gone and the 2024 World Rally-Raid Championship is officially underway.

Missed any of our coverage? Here’s a nifty little archive of what we cooked up in the year leading up to and during the race.


Pre-race stories



Mid-race stories

Stage winners

StageDateOverall Cars WinnerOverall Bikes WinnerRecap
Prologue5 JanuaryMattias EkströmTosha SchareinaRecap
Stage #16 JanuaryGuillaume de MéviusRoss BranchRecap
Stage #27 JanuaryStéphane PeterhanselJosé Ignacio CornejoRecap
Stage #38 JanuaryLucas MoraesKevin BenavidesRecap
Stage #49 JanuarySébastien LoebJosé Ignacio CornejoRecpa
Stage #510 JanuaryNasser Al-AttiyahPablo QuintanillaRecap
Stage #611/12 JanuarySébastien LoebAdrien Van BeverenRecap
Stage #714 JanuarySébastien LoebJosé Ignacio CornejoRecap
Stage #815 JanuaryMattias EkströmKevin BenavidesRecap
Stage #916 JanuarySébastien LoebAdrien Van BeverenRecap
Stage #1017 JanuaryGuerlain ChicheritRicky BrabecRecap
Stage #1118 JanuaryGuerlain ChicheritRoss BranchRecap
Stage #1219 JanuarySébastien LoebKevin BenavidesRecap

Overall winners

Ultimate (T1)204Carlos SainzTeam Audi Sport48:15:18Recap
Stock (T2)500Akira Miura*Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body78:43:58Recap
Challenger (T3)306Cristina Gutiérrez*Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team53:59:47Recap
SSV (T4)411Xavier de Soultrait*Sébastien Loeb Racing56:37:43Recap
Truck (T5)601Martin Macík Jr.*MM Technology54:34:48Recap
RallyGP9Ricky BrabecMonster Energy Honda Rally Team51:30:08Recap
Rally220Harith Noah*Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team54:24:44Recap
Malle Moto96Tobias EbsterKini Rally Racing Team58:17:00Recap
Quad174Manuel Andújar7240 Team64:16:53Recap
Classic768Carlos Santaolalla*Factory Tub820 pointsRecap
Mission 10001030Jordi Juvanteny*KH7-Ecovergy Team180 pointsRecap
* – Not competing in World Rally-Raid Championship
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