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.
A race-long battle between Thomas Preining and Julian Andlauer gave fans at the Red Bull Ring a race to cheer about as the Austrian got the upper hand at his home round.
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2018 Dakar motorcycle winner Matthias Walkner will switch to four wheels for the upcoming Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race at Austria this weekend.
Austrian rider Matthias Walkner fulfilled his dream of becoming a Dakar Rally winner as he took the honours in the bikes class.
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Brinke won stage 11 of the 2018 Dakar as Carlos Sainz increased his lead when the controversial 10 minute penalty was rescinded.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.
Cyril Despres took the cars class honours in Sunday’s second stage of the Dakar Rally, while Joan Barreda did likewise in the bikes class.
Matthias Walkner is ready to attack the Dakar Rally once more, aiming to better his second place finish of one year ago.
Alex Doringer believes it was a tough Dakar Rally all round for his riders as his KTM outfit locked out the podium following the conclusion of the final stage on Saturday.
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.