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Dakar Rally 2022: veterans, debuts and biofuels – a photo essay

This year’s rally once again returned to Saudi Arabia where 750 competitors in 430 vehicles traversed more than 8,000km over 12 stages. The rally started and ended in Jeddah, going through canyons and cliffs in the Neom region, passing by the Red Sea coastline, into stretches of dunes surrounding the capital Riyadh.Click here to check out images of the rally from yesteryearFrom Jeddah to Riyadh and everywhere in between, this has been a visually spectacular year at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabi...
Tags: Photography, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Bahrain, Rallying, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dakar, Red Sea, Dakar Rally, Nani Roma, Riyadh Click, Alex Haro Bravo, Al Dawadimi


French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident

A French mechanic died in an accident on Friday during the Dakar Rally held in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by Dakar Rally organizers.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Cnn, Dakar, Dakar Rally


Thierry Sabine tribute: A Dommie from the Czech Republic

The NX650 Dominator is a staple of the European dual sport scene, even though production stopped 18 years ago. Like the Suzuki DR650, it’s one of those lightweight, bulletproof air-cooled singles that seem to go on forever. There’s no shortage of Dominator customs out there, but this is one of the best we’ve seen lately. Even the name is great: it’s called TSM, short for ‘Thierry Sabine Motorcycle,’ in honor of the founder of the Paris Dakar rally. When Sabine got lost on the Tchigai Plat...
Tags: Czech Republic, Prague, Motorcycles, Honda, Niger, Continental, Dakar, Elba, Dakar Rally, Sharon, TSM, Paris Dakar, Matej, Sabine, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles


Audi RS Q E-Tron hybrid Dakar Rally prototype looks ready to tame the dunes

Filed under: Green,Motorsports,Audi,Hybrid,Performance Continue reading Audi RS Q E-Tron hybrid Dakar Rally prototype looks ready to tame the dunes Audi RS Q E-Tron hybrid Dakar Rally prototype looks ready to tame the dunes originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Autos, Performance, Audi, Motorsports, Hybrid, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Green Motorsports Audi


Google urged to halt cloud-computing project in Saudi Arabia over human rights concerns

Dakar Rally organizers stand in front of a screen displaying images of Saudi King Salman, right, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during a presentation in Dakar village, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. AP Photo/Amr Nabil In December 2020, Google announced it would build a cloud-computing center in Saudi Arabia. Critics fear that could allow Saudi authorities to more easily access user data. Human rights groups are calling on Google to halt work on the project. See mor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, South Korea, Twitter, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, Cloud Computing, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Tech News, Gaza, Amnesty International, Silicon Valley, Electronic Frontier Foundation


Red Bull KTM’s Factory Team Just Acquired 2021 Dakar Winner Kevin Benavides

The Champion Joins A Team Built for Winning The 2021 Dakar Rally Champion – Kevin Benavides – just signed on with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for the rest of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, and will continue into 2022 as one of their primary riders for the upcoming Dakar Rally next year. Red Bull KTM looks to secure their dominance to a further degree after securing 18 wins in a 19 year period. The team has slowed down in the last few years since their last win, ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Michael Jordan, Red Bull, Chicago Bulls, Dakar, KTM, Dakar Rally, Benavides, Motorcycle News, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Kevin Benavides, Red Bull KTM, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, Dakars


Dakar Rally rider Pierre Cherpin dies after sustaining injuries in crash

Dakar Rally rider Pierre Cherpin has passed away from injuries sustained in a crash on January 10, race organizers announced on Friday.
Tags: Cnn, Dakar Rally, Pierre Cherpin


Dakar Rally legend Hubert Auriol, who won the race three times, has died

Dakar Rally legend Hubert Auriol, who became the first person to win the famous race on a bike and in a car, has died at the age of 68.
Tags: Cnn, Dakar Rally, Hubert Auriol


The Dakar Rally’s Twelve Days and Nights in Saudi Arabia

The Dakar Rally is being contested for the 43rd time, yet it’s only the second year that it is being staged in Saudi Arabia. Last year, the rally demonstrated to the world the Saudis’ ability to organize a global sporting event, bringing the Kingdom to prominence as a regional and international motorsports hub.   The […] The post The Dakar Rally’s Twelve Days and Nights in Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Global, Events, Racing, Middle East, Autos, Motorsports, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Raid-rally, World Stage, Dakar Rally 's Twelve Days


Land Rover Defender Returns to Dakar in Supporting Role

  Land Rover Defender 110s are taking on the 2021 Dakar Rally, the 13-day, 12-stage, 4,751-mile all-terrain challenge. One of the toughest sporting events in the world, these production-spec models will support an ambitious new Dakar Rally team, Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) throughout the race. These Defender 110 4x4s will be tasked with negotiating extreme […] The post Land Rover Defender Returns to Dakar in Supporting Role appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Events, Racing, Middle East, Autos, Land Rover, Bahrain, SUVs, Hybrid, Dakar, Dakar Rally, News Blog, Prodrive, Defender 110, Support Vehicles


Dakar Rally reveals 2021 Saudi Arabia route

The Dakar Rally has released details of the route for the 2021 edition, featuring nearly 5,000 competitive kilometres divided into 12 stages that are "80-90% new"
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Autosport


X-raid Mini team retains Sainz and Peterhansel for 2021 Dakar Rally

The X-raid Mini team has retained Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel for the 2021 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Sainz, Dakar Rally, Stéphane Peterhansel, Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz, Autosport


Is it time BMW offered an R nineT ‘Dakar’ variant?

When it comes to racing, BMW is all about superbikes these days. But until the turn of the century, the Bavarians were pretty successful offroad too. BMW pilots such as Hubert Auriol and Gaston Rahier were regulars on Paris-Dakar Rally podiums. BMW doesn’t lean too heavily on its Dakar history, but it’s a popular theme for custom builders. And this very smart Urban G/S from Thailand makes us wish that BMW would build something similar—a spiritual follow-up to the F650GS Dakar launched 20 yea...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Paris, EK, Bmw, Bangkok, Exif, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Wunderlich, Paris Dakar, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Hubert Auriol, USA Italy


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 21 June, 2020

A Honda CB650R scrambler inspired by the Dakar rally, a quirky shovelhead from Keino Cycles, and a peek at the latest bikes from rising Austrian brand Brixton Motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Shovelhead by Keino Cycles New York-based Keino Sasaki has several classic Harley builds under his belt—but most of them are choppers. For this personal project, Keino wanted to do something different while still maintaining his signature style. And he wanted to build a bike that’d be a blast to ride, too...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Motorcycles, Honda, Lisbon, Husqvarna, Brixton, Harley, Yamaha, Dakar, Daytona, McCoy, Dakar Rally, Francesco, Keino, Honda Motorcycles


Dobermann Performance Slip-On Exhaust Review

Dobermann Slip-On Exhaust Has A Beautiful Bark Why do we do it? Take off perfectly good, engine-specific built, tuned mufflers, and replace them with more expensive aftermarket ones?   ...
Tags: Review, Motorcycles, Denmark, Caterpillar, Dakar, Jonathan, TIG, Stainless Steel, KTM, Dakar Rally, Alberta Canada, Sven, Loctite, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Dobermann, Mosko Moto


Dakar Rally Plans New Safety Measures to Reduce Fatalities

Spurred by the Deaths of Paulo Goncalves and Edwin Straver ASO organizers and the FIM will be changing the format of the Dakar Rally to help ensure the safety of the riders. This has garnered ire from some riders, but it is well-intentioned. A meeting was held to identify several factors that often lead to rider accidents. They included fatigue, dehydration, speeding, hyperthermic, navigational error, distraction, obstacle visibility, and roadbook accuracy, according to ADV Pulse. The new safet...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Motorcycle News, Paulo Goncalves, Jorge Viegas, Edwin Straver ASO, Dakar Rally Plans New Safety Measures


A KTM 450 flat tracker built for a Dakar Rally racer

If you’re a custom builder, one of the most difficult briefs is for a race bike. No matter the genre or discipline of the project, the purpose-built, stripped-down nature of race machinery leaves minimal room for aesthetic creativity. After all, these bikes are not built to look pretty. They’re built to run a distance in the quickest time possible. So form takes a backseat to function, and each component needs finely tuned design. When Pierre Dhers of Freeride Motos Racing was offered a c...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Dakar, Pierre, CNC, KTM, Dakar Rally, Rémi, Samco, Racing Motorcycles, Pierre Dhers, Flat Track, Pierre Lachaume, Pierres, Dhers, Christophe Cannac


Saudi splurges on sports PR

The kingdom seeks to boost its economy – and reputation – by offering high rewards’ events The post Saudi splurges on sports PR appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, Article, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Horse racing, Dakar Rally, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Tom Ryan, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Cup (Horse Racing


Can-Am Wins Third Consecutive Dakar Rally ~ VIDEO

Can-Am Wins Third Consecutive Dakar Rally Team Monster Energy Can-Am Driver, Casey Currie, First American SSV Pilot Ever to Win the Dakar Rally, the World’s Toughest Race Racers Across the Globe Trust Performance-Driven, Ultra-Reliable Can-Am Maverick X3 to Conquer the 2020 Dakar Rally Can-Am Vehicles Capture The Top 20 Spots USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s settled. Casey Currie is an American Legend. Never in the 41-year history of the world-renowned Dakar Rally has an American come out on to...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Saudi Arabia, World, Dakar, Currie, Dakar Rally, Saudi Arabian, Berriman, Shooting Media News, Can-Am, Casey Currie, Ricky Brabec, Dakar Rally the World, Toughest Race Racers Across the Globe, Dakar Rally Can Am Vehicles Capture The Top


Dakar Rally 2020: Edwin Straver dies after crash

Dutch motorcyclist Edwin Straver becomes the second rider to die after being injured in a crash at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Edwin Straver


Dakar Rally 2020: Sainz seals victory, Alonso finishes 13th on debut

Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr has secured this third Dakar Rally victory in the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time eve
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, Dakar, Alonso, Sainz, Dakar Rally, Autosport, Carlos Sainz Sr


Sainz extends Dakar lead as stage 10 cut short by poor weather

X-raid Mini driver Carlos Sainz has taken a commanding lead in the 2020 edition of the Dakar Rally after topping stage 10, which was suspended before the halfway point
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Sainz, Dakar Rally, Carlos Sainz, Autosport


Dakar Rally 2020: Peterhansel wins stage nine, Sainz's lead slashed

X-raid Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel recorded his third stage win of the 2020 Dakar Rally, as Nasser Al-Attiyah closed in on rally leader Carlos Sainz S
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Sainz, Dakar Rally, Stéphane Peterhansel, Peterhansel, Nasser Al Attiyah, Autosport


Dakar motorcycle rider Paulo Goncalves dies after crash

Veteran motorcycle rider Paulo Goncalves has passed away following a crash on Sunday's seventh stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Autosport, Paulo Goncalves


Carlos Sainz Sr wins another stage to extend 2020 Dakar Rally lead

Carlos Sainz became the first repeat stage winner of this year's Dakar Rally as he beat Nasser Al-Attiyah to extend his advantage overall to just under six minutes
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Nasser Al Attiyah, Carlos Sainz, Autosport, Carlos Sainz Sr


Dakar 2020: Toyota's Alonso blames crash on "zero visibility" in dust

Double Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has blamed "zero visibility" caused by dust for his Dakar Rally crash, which cost him over two hours repairing his Toyota Hilux
Tags: Sport, Toyota, Fernando Alonso, Dakar, Alonso, Dakar Rally, Autosport


Dakar Rally 2020: Mini's Terranova takes lead, Alonso hits trouble

X-raid Mini driver Orlando Terranova leads the 2020 Dakar Rally after the second stage, on which star debutant Fernando Alonso has already lost more than two hours due to damage
Tags: Sport, Fernando Alonso, Dakar, Alonso, Dakar Rally, TerraNova, Autosport, Orlando Terranova


Dakar Rally 2020: Mini's Terranova takes lead, Alonso stuck on stage

X-raid Mini driver Orlando Terranova leads the 2020 Dakar Rally after the second stage, on which star debutant Fernando Alonso has already lost more than two hours due to damage
Tags: Sport, Fernando Alonso, Dakar, Alonso, Dakar Rally, TerraNova, Autosport, Orlando Terranova


Toyota WRC exile Meeke would "love to explore" Dakar Rally entry

World Rally Championship exile Kris Meeke says he would "love to explore" a Dakar Rally entry in the future, having attended the event as a back-up for Cyril Despres's co-drive
Tags: Sport, Dakar, Meeke, Kris Meeke, Dakar Rally, Toyota WRC, Autosport, Cyril Despres


Fernando Alonso: Dakar Rally challenge is 'biggest of my career'

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso embarks on the Dakar Rally on Sunday - but can he make the “impossible look possible”?
Tags: Sport, Fernando Alonso, Dakar, Dakar Rally