The Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux T1+ that won January’s Dakar Rally is at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, running the Forest Stage, Hillclimb, and Off-Road Arena with Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel.
This weekend’s TGRSA 1000 Desert Race, the toughest rally raid in South Africa, brings not just bragging rights for the winner but an opportunity for them to run the Dakar Rally if they are new.
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The Checkered Flag speaks with Amy Lerner, Dakar racer and director of the documentary One More Win, which follows off-road legend Rod Hall’s goal of racing in the first fifty Baja 1000s.
Audi and Ducati held a test in Sardinia to show off the RS Q e-tron and DesertX. Among those attending were Carlos Sainz, Stéphane Peterhansel, Danilo Petrucci, and Emil Bergkvist.
With his time in F1 over, Nikita Mazepin is eyeing rally raid events like the Dakar and Silk Way Rallies. He has been training with 2017 Dakar Quad winner Sergey Karyakin.
World Rally Championship team M-Sport plans to run the Dakar Rally. The team has allied with fellow Ford outfit Neil Woolridge Motorsport to develop the Ford Ranger T1+.
The Swedish duo of Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky and Annie Seel, respectively the Extreme E championship leader and a Dakar Rally veteran, won the inaugural Rally Jameel, the first rally raid in Saudi Arabia for women.
2022 Dakar Rally victories include Nasser Al-Attiyah's 4th in Cars, Sam Sunderland's narrow Bikes triumph
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Nasser Al-Attiyah led the Cars in three stages en route to his fourth victory in the Dakar Rally, while rider Sam Sunderland won just one but remained consistent enough to win his second Rally by just 3 mintues.
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Tragedy befell the final day of the Dakar Rally when Quentin Lavalée, the head mechanic for PH Sport’s 205 Africa Raid entry in the Dakar Classic, was killed in an accident on the liaison stage. He was 20.
Seth Quintero won his 11th stage of the Dakar Rally, enabling him to break a tie with Pierre Lartigue in 1994 for the most Rally stage victories in one edition.
Danilo Petrucci won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally following a penalty to two-time winner Toby Price, making him the first MotoGP alumnus to win a stage in the famed rally raid.
Dakar Rally competitor Philippe Boutron was hospitalised with serious leg injuries following an explosion of a support truck operated by his Sodicars Racing team.
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The 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia will kick off the inaugural FIA World Rally-Raid Championship, which has a 5-race schedule planned with dates in Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan, Andalucía, and Morocco.