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Articles for Dakar Rally Racing

Marc Coma Ready to Defend Dakar Title

Friday, December 16, 2011
Current champion Marc Coma will aim for another bronze at the 2012 Dakar Rally for the second year in a row with MRW KTM.

Johnny Campbell to Co-Drive for Robby Gordon

Friday, December 9, 2011
Robby Gordon and the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires team announce the addition of Off-Road legend, Johnny Campbell to the 2012 team.

KTM Prepping for 2012 Dakar Rally

Friday, December 2, 2011
The MRW KTM Team is finalizing its preparations for the 2012 Dakar Rally where Marc Coma will look to defend his title.

Husqvarna Ready for 2012 Dakar Rally

Friday, December 2, 2011
Husqvarna's 2012 Dakar Rally team is preparing for the first major motorsport event of the year, set to take place across 8,364 kilometers in South America beginning January 1st.

Dakar Rally Route Changed for 2012

Thursday, March 24, 2011
The 2012 Dakar Rally will be point-to-point across South America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

2011 Dakar Rally Recap

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Marc Coma beat Cyril Despres in a memorable 2011 Dakar Rally. Check out the highpoints in our Dakar Rally recap.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 13 Results

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Spaniard Marc Coma grabbed his third Dakar title after winning the 2011 Dakar Rally by more than 15 minutes ahead of KTM rival, Cyril Despres.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 12 Results

Friday, January 14, 2011
During Stage 12 the current leader Marc Coma earned his fifth stage victory of the 2011 Dakar Rally as riders prepare for the final leg of the competition.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Cyril Despres refuses to give up the fight by claiming back a couple minutes on Marc Coma during a modified Stage 11. American Quinn Cody is finding his stride as well.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Results

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Stage 10 threw many competitors off their mark in the 2011 Dakar Rally, but not the factory KTM leaders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. The battle up front continues while a new American cracks the top-10.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 9 Results

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
American Jonah Street captured a win for the U.S. in Stage 9 of of the 2011 Dakar Rally as competition moves into the final four days of the event.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 8 Results

Monday, January 10, 2011
Marc Coma extended his lead in the 2011 Dakar Rally by snagging another victory during Stage 8 of the competition ahead of Cyril Despres and Francisco Lopez.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results

Sunday, January 9, 2011
Aprilia's Francisco Lopez finally claimed his first stage victory ahead of KTM's Cyril Despres and Marc Coma in Stage 7 of the 2011 Dakar Rally.

2011 Dakar Rest Day Recap

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Following a difficult first half of the 2011 Dakar Rally competitors gather their strength as the event moves toward its most intense and grueling stage.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results

Friday, January 7, 2011
Following an official review Portugal's Ruben Faria was relegated to third during Stage 6 due to a timing error, giving the win to Yamaha's Helder Rodrigues.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Results

Thursday, January 6, 2011
A long special stage on Day 5 sent the result list spiraling with crashes, injuries and mechanical issues compounding the navigational difficulties.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The two factory KTM stars have now split the opening stages with two apiece. Stage 4 saw a short special but the overall lead has changed.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Results

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Spaniard Marc Coma rode to his first victory of the 2011 Dakar Rally during Stage 3 while Cyril Despres overcame a difficult start to maintain his lead in the overall competition.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results

Monday, January 3, 2011
France's Cyril Despres took a start to finish victory in the second leg of the 2011 Dakar Rally while rival Marc Coma remained hot on the leaders' heels.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Results

Sunday, January 2, 2011
The first day of racing is in the books and questions about the new 450cc-only field are getting answered. KTM dominated the opening stage which left Buenos Aires for a long route to Cordoba.