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Kevin Benavides made Dakar Rally history on Friday by becoming the first South American rider to win the event on two wheels. This is the story of the Argentinian rider and his rise to the top.
Honda rider Joan Barreda is out of the Dakar Rally after running out of fuel on Thursday's penultimate stage.
Stage 11 of the Dakar, the penultimate stage of the 2021 edition, has been shortened by 47 kilometres due to bad weather in the area.
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has retired from the 2021 Dakar Rally after failing to make it to the finish in Monday’s Stage 8.
Sebastien Loeb’s hopes of a strong finish on his return to the Dakar Rally received a major blow on Friday when he broke a suspension arm on his Prodrive-built BRX1 contender.
ASO has explained the reasoning behind the penalty handed to Sebastien Loeb in the 2021 Dakar Rally after the Frenchman labelled the stewards “incompetent” over their decision.
Sebastien Loeb has reacted furiously to the speeding penalty given to him by stewards after Stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, saying “there is no room for incompetence or incompetents”.
Dakar Rally organisers are set to “change procedures” after water contaminated the fuel supply given to the motorbike class on Monday, which resulted in the retirement of frontrunner Andrew Short.
Ensuring the 2021 Dakar Rally goes ahead in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but straightforward. Organiser ASO explains how it managed to work within the strict confines of host country Saudi Arabia's coronavirus measures.
Some of the Dakar Rally's leading motorcycle riders have hit out at new regulations for the 2021 edition limiting the number of rear tyres at each competitor's disposal to improve safety.
Honda rider Joan Barreda admits that the 2021 edition of the Dakar Rally could mark his final participation in the event on a motorcycle.
Sebastien Loeb remains as committed as ever after 19 years at the top level. Since returning part-time with Citroen to the World Rally Championship in 2018 and continuing in a third Hyundai for the past two seasons, the nine-time champion has managed to add a victory and a further two podiums to his tally.
Sebastien Loeb believes the Bahrain Raid Xtreme squad "will do something quite good" in January's Dakar Rally following his first desert test in the team's Prodrive-built car.
The 2021 Dakar Rally is set to feature the lowest participation of the last 25 editions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the provisional entry list published by organiser Amaury Sport Organisation.
Sebastien Loeb is set to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally with the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team, Motorsport.com has learned.
The 2020 edition of the Morocco Rally has been cancelled due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in Africa, organiser and Dakar Rally director David Castera has announced.
Daniel Juncadella will be the reserve driver for the Mercedes Formula E team for the last six races of the 2019/20 season in Berlin.
The FIA Cross-Country Commission has announced that four-wheel drive cars will form the top category of major international cross-country rallies from 2023.
The organisers of the Dakar Rally have taken measures to crack down on illegal navigational aids and practices ahead of the 2020 edition of the marathon.
Carlos Sainz Sr is confident the X-raid Mini squad can take the fight to Toyota in its third Dakar outing with its two-wheel drive John Cooper Works Buggy.
Skoda will not run a factory team in WRC2 next season, and the Czech manufacturer says losing Kalle Rovanpera was a key factor in the decision.
Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz won the penultimate stage of the Morocco Rally on Tuesday, as Giniel de Villiers took advantage of Nasser Al-Attiyah’s troubles to surge into the overall lead.
Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz won the third stage of Morocco Rally on Monday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah finished second to retain the overall lead.
Nasser Al-Attiyah continues to lead the Morocco Rally after Stage 2, while Toyota stablemate Fernando Alonso recovered from Saturday’s punctures to propel himself inside the top 10.
Nasser Al-Attiyah holds the top spot in the Morocco Rally after the conclusion of the first stage on Saturday, as Fernando Alonso’s first true cross-country rally got off to a rocky start.
German SUV manufacturer Borgward has drafted in two-time Dakar Rally winner Nani Roma for the 2020 edition of the race.
Fernando Alonso completed another two-day test with the Toyota Hilux on roads used in last weekend's Baja Poland, as his preparations for the 2020 Dakar Rally continue.
Nasser Al-Attiyah and Adrien van Beveren confirmed their overall victories in SxS and bikes respectively on the Merzouga Rally in Morocco.
For the first time in Morocco’s Merzouga Rally, Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah did not win a stage and Spaniards Jose Antonio Hinojo and Javier Blanco prevailed on stage four.
Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) extended his lead in the Merzouga Rally after his nearest rival, Michael Metge, broke the engine of his Sherco TVS on stage three of the Moroccan event.
Yamaha's works rider Adrien Van Beveren set the fastest time on the opening stage of the 2019 Merzouga Rally, while Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah prevailed in the SxS class.