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2013 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Results

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cyril Despres and Joan Barreda went head-to-head in a battle for the lead in Stage 10 of the 2013 Dakar Rally.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 9 Results

Monday, January 14, 2013
Riders had to dodge livestock and wild animals through the first portion of Stage 9 of the 2013 Dakar Rally, causing some to lose immense amounts of time overall.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 8 Results

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Heavy rain forced the cancellation of the first timed special of Stage 8 of the 2013 Dakar Rally. Riders resumed competition in the second timed section, a navigation nightmare leading into previously unexplored areas of Argentina.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results

Friday, January 11, 2013
American Kurt Caselli made a push for the front in Stage 7 of the 2013 Dakar Rally, a marathon sprint where riders were forced to deal with any issues on course alone, without the help of their crews.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Riders faces an especially long test in Stage 6 of the 2013 Dakar Rally, leaving the coast of Chile for the first taste of the Andes Mountains.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Results

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Contestants in the 2013 Dakar Rally left the immense sand dunes of previous stages behind for a quick, rocky ride through southern Peru in Stage 5.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The overall lead changed hands once again following a technically difficult Stage 4, which took riders on a long journey from Nazca to Arequipa.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Results

Monday, January 7, 2013
Stage 3 of the 2013 Dakar Rally was a difficult trek south over mountainous sand dunes, full of steep altitude changes and plenty of dust. Navigation and mechanical issues proved to be a deciding factor in changes to the overall lead.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Navigation challenges cost a number of top riders precious time in Stage 2 of the 2013 Dakar Rally, but also opened the door for others to challenge for the overall lead.

2013 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Results

Saturday, January 5, 2013
The short first stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally saw a number of South American riders earn top-10 finishes.

2013 Dakar Rally Preview

Monday, December 31, 2012
The 2013 Dakar Rally is going to be a punishing 5233-mile test of racers' endurance, preparation and skill, taking them over all manner of South American terrain in the trek from Lima, Peru to Santiago, Chile.

Marc Coma Out for Dakar 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012
KTM's Marc Coma will not be able to contest the 2013 Dakar Rally due to continued issues with injuries sustained during the Rally of Morocco. Kurt Caselli will step in to take his place.

Husqvarna Team Line-Up for Dakar 2013

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Husqvarna Motorcycles hosted the presentation of the Husqvarna Rally Team by Speedbrain, four riders set to tackle the 2013 Dakar Rally in South America.

Team HRC Testing in Mojave Desert

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Team HRC continues preparations for the 2013 Dakar Rally in South America, heading to the Mojave Desert to test the durability and settings of the CRF450 Rally machine.

Two New Riders to Husqvarna Rally Team

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Alessandro Botturi and Quinn Cody have been added to the Husqvarna Rally Team by Speedbrain, with Botturi set to contest the 2013 Dakar and Cody on deck to compete in the 2013 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship.

Morocco Rally Stage 6 Results 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Rally of Morocco concluded with a tight battle between Helder Rodrigues, Joan Pedrero and Cyril Despres for the Stage 6 win and once the dust settled, a champion was declared in the final rally before the Dakar in 2013.

Morocco Rally Stage 5 Results 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012
A number of riders had to deal with lost time due to penalties in Stage 5 of the Rally of Morocco. KTM's Cyril Despres holds the overall lead going into the final round, but Husqvarna rider Joan Barreda remains within striking distance of the lead.

Morocco Rally Stage 3 Results 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Stage 3 of the Rally of Morocco was one of the most dramatic yet, with a top rider crashing out of competition and Husqvarna taking its first stage win of the Rally.

Morocco Rally Stage 2 Results 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Cyril Despres, Marc Coma and Helder Rodrigues led the way through Stage 2 of the 2012 Rally of Morocco, successfully navigating the longest stage of the six-day rally.

Morocco Rally Stage 1 Results 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012
Team HRC's Helder Rodrigues came out on top in Stage 1 of the 2012 OiLibya Rally of Morocco, marking a strong return for Honda to the world of rally racing.