2018 Dakar Rally winner Carlos Sainz Sr. had his chances of victory dashed after losing over 3 hours with suspension problems.
Rally legend Loeb moves in to contention with strong pace on second day of Dakar as Mini lose one of their cars due to a crash.
Giniel de Villiers secured the final spot on the Dakar Rally podium on Saturday by winning the fourteenth and final stage.
Giniel de Villiers took the final stage win on Saturday, but Carlos Sainz Sr. is celebrating after clinching overall victory.
Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally which saw Stephane Peterhansel drop back to fourth and Federico Villagra retire from second place in the Trucks category.
Nasser Al-Attiyah took his third stage win of the 2018 Rally Dakar with victory on stage 12 to cement his third place. In the Trucks Eduard Nikolaev retakes the lead from Federico Villagra, but only by one second with two days left to run.
Toyota’s Bernhard Ten Brinke won stage 11 of the 2018 Dakar as Carlos Sainz increased his lead when the controversial 10 minute penalty was rescinded. In Bikes Barrera pulls out due to injury and Nikolaev loses his Trucks lead.
Stephane Peterhansel won his second consecutive stage of the Dakar Rally to move into second place overall, whilst Matthias Walkner is the new leader in the bikes class after a chaotic day for most of the front runners.
Carlos Sainz Sr. is the new leader of the 2018 Dakar Rally after Stephane Peterhansel lost a huge chunk of time fixing a broken suspension mid-stage.
Peugeot Sebastien Loeb took his first stage win of this year event which moves him up to second place in the standings behind Stephane Peterhansel. Team-mate and former leader Cyril Despres retired with suspension damage. Sam Sunderland’s bid to retain last year’s bike crown ended after he was airlifted to hospital with a back injury.
The Qatari racer will be first away in Sunday’s second stage of the Dakar Rally after being victorious in the opening stage.
Toyota will be looking to stay close to Peugeot during the opening sand dune-filled opening stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally if they want to claim overall victory in the event, says their Team Principal Glyn Hall.
Stephane Peterhansel withstood last minute pressure from Team-mate Sébastien Loeb to win the 2017 Dakar Rally. Sam Sunderland became the first ever British competitor to win the Dakar by taking victory in the Bikes category.
Stephane Peterhansel retakes the lead of the 2017 Dakar Rally from team-mate Sébastien Loeb after having his times re-adjusted after stopping to help a fallen competitor. Sam Sunderland’s comfortable lead in the bikes becomes even more comfortable after the withdrawal of his closest challenger.
Dakar legend Stephane Peterhansel continues to lead the 2017 Dakar Rally after fending off team-mate Sebastien Loeb.