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Dakar (2017)

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Aravind KP reflects on eye-opening maiden Dakar run

TVS Sherco rider Aravind KP believes his first Dakar outing was a valuable experience to build upon his future runs, even though it was cut short due to injury.

Top 10 Dakar Rally competitors of 2017

After another memorable Dakar Rally, our correspondent Valentin Khorounzhiy picks his top 10 performers from the 2017 running of the gruelling South American event.

Peugeot impossible to beat even with clean run – de Villiers

Former Dakar Rally champion Giniel de Villiers believes Peugeot would have been impossible to beat in this year’s race even if he had enjoyed a clean run.

Hirvonen feels second Dakar run deserved better result

X-Raid Mini driver Mikko Hirvonen says his second attempt at the Dakar Rally was a stronger challenge than his 2016 debut, as he suggests he got his results “the wrong way around”.

Trucks champ Stacey slams Dakar 2017 as “worst ever”

Former Dakar Rally trucks champion Hans Stacey has blasted the 2017 running of the event, as he labelled it the worst he's ever taken part in organisationally.

Sunderland “cried like a wimp” after clinching Dakar title

Dakar Rally bikes champion Sam Sunderland has admitted he “cried like a wimp” after claiming his maiden triumph in the South American event.

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Loeb philosophical about losing Dakar to Peterhansel

Nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb has been encouraged by his second Dakar Rally despite missing out on victory, as he says his campaign will serve him well for future outings.

Peterhansel admits Dakar win down to experience, not speed

Dakar Rally champion Stephane Peterhansel believes his vast experience was key to his victory over Peugeot teammate Sebastien Loeb, as he felt the WRC legend was faster on pure pace.

Dakar 2017, Stage 12: Hero & TVS Sherco riders successfully complete the rally

Hero MotoSports Rally Team's duo and TVS Sherco's remaining two riders successfully crossed the finish line in the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally, after the end of the final stage on Saturday.

Dakar 2017, Stage 12: Peterhansel crowned, Peugeot takes 1-2-3

Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel delivered back-to-back Dakar Rally victories for the French manufacturer as he saw off WRC legend Sebastien Loeb for his 13th win in the event.

Dakar 2017, Stage 12: Sunderland seals maiden bikes title

KTM rider Sam Sunderland has won the bikes category of the 2017 Dakar Rally, becoming the first Briton to take overall honours in any class of the legendary event.

Dakar 2017, Stage 12: Nikolaev leads Kamaz 1-2 in trucks

Eduard Nikolaev secured his second Dakar Rally trucks title, leading home teammate Dmitry Sotnikov in a one-two for the Russian Kamaz marque.

Dakar 2017, Stage 12: Karyakin takes honours in quads race

Russian rider Sergey Karyakin took his first Dakar Rally win in the quads category, comfortably seeing off 2014 champion Ignacio Casale in a race of high attrition.

Loeb concedes Dakar defeat: “Pushing now would be crazy”

Sebastien Loeb says he will not take risks to catch Stephane Peterhansel for victory in the final stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, as the gap is now too big to make up.

Dakar 2017, Stage 11: Hero and TVS Sherco riders gain on penultimate day

Hero MotoSports Rally Team's CS Santosh made further inroads in Dakar Rally, as TVS Sherco riders still improved in Stage 11 against all odds.

Dakar 2017, Stage 11: Nikolaev closes on second trucks victory

Eduard Nikolaev edged closer to his second Dakar Rally title by taking his second consecutive stage win and increasing his lead to nearly 20 minutes.

Dakar 2017, Stage 11: Peterhansel halts Loeb charge as 13th win looms

Stephane Peterhansel took a major step towards a 13th Dakar Rally win as he preserved most of his lead over Sebastien Loeb heading into the final day.

Dakar 2017, Stage 11: Goncalves fastest, Sunderland closes on win

Paulo Goncalves took his first stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally on the event's penultimate test, as Sam Sunderland maintained his advantage at the head of the standings.

Loeb: Victory "won't be possible" without problems for Peterhansel

Sebastien Loeb does not believe he can make up six minutes to Stephane Peterhansel and take victory in Dakar 2017 without his teammate hitting trouble.

Dakar 2017, Stage 10: Santosh ascends, TVS Sherco's Metge shows strong pace

Hero MotoSports Rally Team's CS Santosh continued his upward trend in Dakar Rally, as TVS Sherco's Adrien Metge among the quickest in the long Stage 10.

Hirvonen explains Stage 10 truck collision

X-Raid Mini's Mikko Hirvonen had his car's radiator damaged in a collision with a truck in Thursday's Chilecito – San Juan stage of Dakar 2017.

De Rooy team concedes Dakar victory bid "over"

Time lost to navigation and punctures has effectively ruled out Iveco Petronas driver Gerard de Rooy from taking back-to-back Dakar wins in the truck category.

Peterhansel handed back Dakar lead after biker crash

Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel has reclaimed the Dakar Rally lead as he was given back time by event organisers after his collision with KTM rider Simon Marcic.

Dakar 2017, Stage 10: Nikolaev passes Sotnikov for trucks lead

Eduard Nikolaev took over the lead of the Dakar Rally trucks contest from Kamaz teammate Dmitry Sotnikov on Thursday, as the duo pulled away from the rest of the field.