Mistakes cost Mini dearly during the Dakar Rally, according to Team Principal Sven Quandt, but he was full of praise for fifth place finisher Jakub Przygonski.
Nani Roma’s Dakar Rally is over after a roll during Monday’s third stage, while Mikko Hirvonen also saw his chances all-but-end after getting stuck in a sand dune and losing two hours to the stage winner.
Despite a small naivgational error, resulting in lost time, Mikko Hirvonnen is happy with the two opening stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally.
Amidst the backdrop of an uncertain future, M-Sport have a chance to focus on the present. Can they win their first WRC drivers’ championship in style at home?
WRC star Mikko Hirvonen is amongst the many drivers confirmed for the Media Launch of the 2018 World RX of Great Britain event, which takes place at Silverstone on Tuesday
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.
Sébastien Loeb set the fastest time of stage 8 and overtook team-mate Stephane Peterhansel to reclaim the overall lead of the Dakar Rally, whiles Sam Sunderland increases his lead in the Bikes.
Dakar legend Stephane Peterhansel continues to lead the 2017 Dakar Rally after fending off team-mate Sebastien Loeb.
Sebastien Loeb took his second stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally, while his Peugeot team-mate Stephane Peterhansel now holds the overall lead.
Stephane Peterhansel was fastest in stage three of the Dakar Rally in a Peugeot 1-2-3 but it was a nightmare day for Toyota, who saw all three factory drivers hit trouble.