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Articles for Dakar Rally Racing

Project Dakar 2013 Part 3

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Project Dakar 2013 team learns that preparing for the Dakar Rally can be a logistical nightmare.

Australasian Safari Forms Dakar Challenge

Friday, April 27, 2012
Australasian Safari is recognised as one of the world’s key rally events with new Dakar agreement.

Sealine Cross Country Rally Results 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012
Marc Coma grabs his second consecutive win of the 2012 Cross-Country Rallies World Championship in Qatar.

Interview with Marc Coma

Monday, April 16, 2012
Marc Coma talks about his upcoming Sealing Cross-Country Race in Qatar and his strategy for scoring a second consecutive win.

Project Dakar 2013 Part 2

Monday, March 12, 2012
The Project Dakar 2013 team gets trimmed and they find out the KTM 530 isn't in as good of shape as expected.

Project Dakar 2013 Part 1

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
MotoUSA will tag along and get regular updates from Justin Maley as he makes his first attempt at the Dakar Rally. It's a long process and there's lots to get sorted out.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 14 Results

Sunday, January 15, 2012
An uneventful final stage in the 2012 Dakar Rally concluded in Lima with KTM's Cyril Despres winning his fourth Dakar title ahead of his usual rival, Marc Coma.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 13 Results

Saturday, January 14, 2012
A major blunder for one rider during Stage 13 will most likely cost him the title as the 2012 Dakar Rally enters the home stretch.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 12 Results

Friday, January 13, 2012
The 2012 Dakar Rally is shaping up to be a classic battle to the finish as KTM's Marc Coma posted his fifth stage victory to reclaim the lead with just two stages remaining.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Cyril Despres takes another stage victory and extends his lead over Marc Coma as the Dakar Rally enters Peru for the first time.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Results

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Husqvarna takes the stage win while Coma and Despres are back in a dead heat for the overall.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 9 Results

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
More twists were thrown into 2012 Dakar Rally as a strong performance by Cyril Despres and penalties throughout the field led to further change in the standings.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 8 Results

Monday, January 9, 2012
A major obstacle in Day 8 of the 2012 Dakar Rally led to some repositioning in the rankings as Marc Coma reclaimed the lead ahead of rival Cyril Despres.

2012 Dakar Rally Rest Day Recap

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Participants in the 2012 Dakar Rally had a chance to catch their breath on Sunday after reaching the rest stage. But some of the most difficult obstacles in the rally still remain.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Cyril Despres and Marc Coma continued to fight for supremacy in the 2012 Dakar Rally as the competition tackled one of its longest specials on Saturday.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Cancelled

Friday, January 6, 2012
As the Dakar Rally prepares to cross the peak of the Andes Mountains, bad weather has forced the cancellation of Stage 6.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Results

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Cyril Despres extended his lead over teammate and rival Marc Coma with a Stage 5 victory in the 2012 Dakar Rally.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
KTM factory riders again dominated today's Stage 4 from San Juan to Chilecito, with Marc Coma besting his KTM teammate while trimming a couple of minutes off the French rider's lead.

Jonah Street Out of Dakar, Retires from Racing

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
After a frustrating day of racing when his Yamaha GYTR YZF450 struggled, American rider Jonah Street announced he not only is out of this year's Dakar but is retiring from rally racing altogether.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Results

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
It was a tight battle for the lead near the end of Day 3 as the 2012 Dakar Rally made its way into the Andes Mountains.