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2009 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results

Sunday, January 4, 2009
Frans Verhoeven scored his first ever special test victory after Marc Coma suffered radiator problems on Stage 2 of the 2009 Dakar Rally.

2009 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Results

Saturday, January 3, 2009
Stage 1 is compete to kick off the first-ever Dakar Rally in South America. The opening day saw fast terrain and lots of it. Many top competitors are already in trouble after suffering flats.

KTM Dakar Riders Pre-Race Quotes

Friday, January 2, 2009
On the eve of the start of the 2009 Dakar Rally, held for the first time in its 30 year history in South America, KTM's four factory riders are apparently impatient to get racing.

2009 Dakar Rally Route Details

Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Dakar.com gives us a detailed list of each stage in the upcomming Dakar Rally.

Despres & Doringer Interview Dakar '09

Monday, December 29, 2008
KTM interviews Red Bull KTM rider Cyril Despres and Team Manager Alex Doringer about their preparation for the 2009 Dakar Rally.

TOP 1 Oil Goes to 2009 Dakar Rally

Monday, December 22, 2008
Top 1 Oil Products Company has again joined America's premier motorcycle rally team, Rally Pan America, for the world’s most grueling and challenging endurance race, the 2009 Dakar Rally.

Dakar '09, A Historical New Chapter for KTM

Monday, December 22, 2008
The KTM Factory team will be participating in the 18-day Dakar Rally, held this year in South America.

Woman Rides KTM ATV in Dakar

Monday, December 15, 2008
Liparoti is the first rider of a KTM ATV in the race that this year and she will be the first woman to do so on the new orange machine.

Interview with KTM Rider Marc Coma

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
KTM interviews Marc Coma to give us all some insight in to his Dakar 2009 preperations and what you need to do to take on one of the most challanging races in the world.

2007 Dakar Stage 15 Final Results

Sunday, January 21, 2007
After the 15th and final stage of the Dakar Cyril Despres claims his second career victory, followed by David Casteu and American Chris Blais.

2007 Dakar Stage 14 Results

Saturday, January 20, 2007
American Chris Blais was poised to take over second place as his French competitor David Casteu struggled with fuel injection problems during the 124 km liaison to start Stage 14. This was exactly the kind of lucky break the Red Bull KTM team was hoping for.

2007 Dakar Stage 13 Results

Friday, January 19, 2007
The worst possible outcome for Team Repsol KTM has emerged today with the injury and subsequent withdrawal of the sole remaining rider and overall leader, Marc Coma.

2007 Dakar Stage 12 Results

Thursday, January 18, 2007
Isidre Esteve Pujol picked up his second stage win of the rally and a host of lesser-known riders took advantage of the confusion to log excellent results.

2007 Dakar Stage 11 Results

Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Competitors were not timed today during the 11th stage which traveled 280 km by liaison from Nema to Ayoun.

2007 Dakar Stage 10 Results

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The loop route was won by Helder Rodrigues, the Portuguese rider who found victory in front of his home crowd during Stage 2.

2007 Dakar Stage 9 Results

Monday, January 15, 2007
Janis Vinters put his KTM 660 at the top of today's leaderboard and scored the first special test victory for his country of Latvia by covering the 494 km of terrain 7'31 ahead of Gauloises KTM's Cyril Despres.

2007 Dakar Stage 8 Results

Sunday, January 14, 2007
The current string of transmission problems with KTM's new 690 machine may play a decisive role in the success of American Chris Blais.

2007 Dakar Stage 7 Results

Friday, January 12, 2007
A severe sandstorm grounded the safety helicopters and forced the stage to be shortened. Riders were cut short between CP1 and CP2 where visibility had reduced to dangerously low levels.

2007 Dakar Stage 6 Results

Thursday, January 11, 2007
Jordi Viladoms, the Spaniard who cracked the top-5 for the first time yesterday has won Stage 6, the longest of the competition, by nearly a minute over his Repsol KTM teammate and current overall leader, Marc Coma.

2007 Dakar Stage 5 Results

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The battle royal continues between the two powerhouse KTM teams Repsol and Gauloises.