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Articles for Dakar Rally Racing

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.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results

Monday, January 2, 2012
Marc Coma has taken the lead in the 2012 Dakar Rally after overtaking Francisco Lopez through the grey dunes of Nihuil during Stage 2.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Results

Monday, January 2, 2012
The 2012 Dakar Rally kicked off in South America with riders braving small dunes along the coast to reach their first checkpoint in Santa Rosa de la Pampa.

2012 Dakar Rally Preview

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Considered by many to be the toughest off-road rally in existence, there’s no shortage of motorcycle contestants lining up to try their hand in the 2012 Dakar Rally.

Yamaha Pushing for Dakar Glory

Friday, December 30, 2011
The 34th Dakar Rally is only days away from launching in Buenos Aires with a total of 40 riders set to represent Yamaha over the 9000-kilometer course.

Aprilia Racing Previews 2012 Dakar

Friday, December 30, 2011
Everything is ready for Dakar 2012. After the two days of scrutineerings, all is set for the big start in January 1st. Team Aprilia will be represented by the Chilean rider Francisco “Chaleco” López and the French-Malian Alain Duclos.

Repsol Previews Coma’s 2012 Dakar Plans

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Repsol rider Marc Coma is ready for his tenth run at the 2012 Dakar Rally.

An Armour for the Dakar

Thursday, December 29, 2011
The MRW riders participate in the Dakar protected by a full equipment, essential to find the highest possible safety.

Conger’s Husqvarna TE 449 Prepared for Dakar

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Husqvarna 'Privateer' Bill Conger prepares his TE449 for Dakar 2012.

Hydrate and Recover, Key Factors in the Dakar

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Marc Coma and Joan Pedrero will face from January 1st real marathon days, of 5 or 6 hours on their bikes, where physical endurance is the key to perform at the highest level.

Dakar Champ Marc Coma Courier for a Day

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The current Dakar champion becomes the best MRW courier in the streets of Barcelona.

David Fretigne Withdraws from 2012 Dakar

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
After injuring his vertebrae at the Rally dos Sertoes in August, Frenchman David Fretigne was unable to pass his final medical evaluation in preparation for the 2012 Dakar Rally.

KTM 450 Rally Bike Heading to Dakar

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The KTM 450 Rally Bike is the same machine Marc Coma used to take the victory in Buenos Aires in 2011 and will soon have a chance to defend its glory in the 2012 Dakar Rally.

Juan Pedrero 2012 Dakar Rally Interview

Monday, December 19, 2011
Joan Pedrero returns to Dakar in 2012 as Marc Coma's assistant while the MRW Red Bull AMV Team push toward another victory.

Marc Coma 2012 Dakar Rally Interview

Saturday, December 17, 2011
The current Dakar champion, Marc Coma, takes part in the toughest rally in the world for the tenth year and looks for his fourth win of his career.