Stéphane Peterhansel has done it! Assisted by his new co-pilot Édouard Boulanger, on the last special the Frenchman has withstood the attacks from the duo of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel to obtain his eighth overall triumph on the Dakar in the car category and his 14th title overall on the most prestigious of rally-raids. What’s more, “Mister Dakar” has triumphed 30 years after his first crown on a bike in 1991.
Kevin Benavides and his team-mate Ricky Brabec have just completed the day’s special. The Argentinean has increased his lead over his American rival in the general standings to 7 minutes. With one stage left before the finish in Jeddah Benavides is in a more favorable position to win #Dakar2021
Stage 4 sees competitors taking on a challenging 337km from Wadi Ad-Dawasir to Riyadh. Stéphane Peterhansel leads in the car category, while on the bike it’s Skyler Howes topping the rankings.
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All the three riders of the Hero MotoSports Team Rally today delivered an inspired run in Stage 2 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Pushing hard, the riders posted significant gains with Joaquim Rodrigues finishing the stage in 12th place, Sebastian Buhler in 14th place and C S Santosh in 36th place.
Today, the Wadi Ad-Dawasir loop, over 630 total kilometers, including 403 km against the clock, once again turned the Dakar standings on their head!
Here are the overall top 5 in motos and cars.
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Stage 3 has arrived and sees competitors tackle a grueling 403km route across Wadi Ad-Dawasir.
The Dakar caravan now moves on to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
At a total 813 kilometers, tomorrow’s leg is the longest of this year’s Dakar.
However, only 337 kilometers are against the clock.
Tomorrow sees the first looping stage of this Dakar 2021, held between Wadi Al-Dawasir – Wadi Al-Dawasir, with 403 kilometers against the clock, plus a 226 km liaison section, making up a total stage of 629 kilometers for the one hundred or so riders taking part.
Peterhansel started the stage from second place and was the fastest driver in the early stages. Later in the day, he took over as the first car on the route, which made navigation more difficult and slowed him down a little. His rivals benefitted from the Frenchman’s tracks and caught up. Peterhansel ended the stage in second place and consequently climbed into the overall lead.
Stage 2 sees competitors taking on a punishing 457km route from Bisha to Wadi Ad-Dawasir. In the lead are Cristina Gutiérrez, Carlos Sainz and Toby Price, who all bagged victories yesterday.
Crisis for Nani Roma before the start. of #Dakar2021!
Dani Oliveras his co-driver, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to compete in the next Dakar. The Catalan co-pilot had been testing positive since the beginning of December and, finally, he has not managed to reverse the situation to can travel to Saudi Arabia.
The new co-driver for Roma is the French Alex Winocq, who has formed a partnership in the past with fellow Frenchman Guerlain Chiherit.
We start our annual Paris-Dakar jumbo-mambo at the first of January 2021. Just like the past 15 or so years we report and syndicate from the current event, we are news and media users of several teams incl. KTM, Redbull Media House, Hero Motorsport, x-raid Mini. Until the show starts it might be entertaining to look back at the rich history of that Rally Raid.
Laia Sanz and GASGAS Factory Racing have completed their pre-Dakar testing and are now counting down the days to the start of their epic New Year adventure.
The Dakar Raid: a challenge for those who go – a dream for those who stay behind! – Thierry Sabine, founder Paris-Dakar Rally, 1949 -1986 The Dakar spirit is at the crossroads of several passions. Added to the fact that it is an event of its own, off the standards in the world of motorsports, it is also a unique human experience.