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2009 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results

Friday, January 9, 2009
Stage 7 marked the crossing of borders from Argentina to Chile and what better way to mark that occasion than with Chilean rider Francisco Lopez winning the stage, his career first on the Dakar.

2009 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Stage 6 began with a course reduction, with unclear signs and some tricky dunes costing Jonah Street the lead and allowing Despres take the Stage 6 win.

2009 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Results

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Stage 5 proved to be all about the tires. Coma and Depres had punctures reletively early in the stage allowing Street to breeze by and take the lead.

Dakar Rider Pascal Terry Found Dead

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The first tragic news of the 2009 Dakar Rally has finally broken with the announcement that Pascal Terry was found dead after going missing during Stage 2.

2009 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Marc Coma continues his winning ways, but American Jonah Street has moved into the second overall position.

Polaris Brings ATV Team to Dakar

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
For this year’s Dakar, Polaris will be the first manufacturer to participate with an official ATV Team. Polaris France has four members, racing in the famous race.

2009 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Results

Monday, January 5, 2009
Dakar in South America still proves tough on the tires with more punctures and failures for Cyril Despres. Marc Coma won his second stage and holds a commanding lead.

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.