Nani Roma

Nani Roma

1972-02-17 (age 48)

Coma reigns supreme and Minis frozen still

605km against the clock were on the menu for the competitors on the eleventh stage of the Dakar 2014.

Second stage win for MINI ALL4 Racing driver Al-Attiyah

Al-Attiyah works his way up to third place in the overall standings

Barreda makes amends

Spaniard Joan Barreda took his fourth stage win in 2014 ahead of Hélder Rodrigues and Cyril Despres.

Coma hammers the result home while Peter' closes in

On a 9th stage dominated by the sand, Marc Coma made his mark and reinforced his lead in the general standings whilst picking up his 23rd special stage victory on the Dakar, his second in 2014

Despres victorious, Al-Attiyah and Peterhansel on the attack

In the general standings, Spaniard Nani Roma thus lost almost a third of his lead and now only has an advantage of 23'46 over Stéphane Peterhansel.

Barreda and Sainz strike back but Coma and Roma stay in control

Spain's Joan Barreda took his third victory in the 2014 edition, beating overall leader Marc Coma by 4′03″ at the end of a historic stage that took the Dakar to its 28th country

Next up, Salta - Valparaiso!

The classifications are led by Marc Coma (motorcycles), Nani Roma (cars), Sergio Lafuente (quads) and Gerard de Rooy (trucks).

Stéphane Peterhansel wins stage six for the X-raid Team

Three MINI ALL4 Racing hold the top-three positions in the overall standings.

6th Stage: Duclos eight years after and a record for Perterhansel

In the truck race, still dominated by Gerard De Rooy, Peter Versluis recorded the day’ best time.

Team Ford Racing finishes seventh on Dakar stage 5

The Ford crew continues to race in the toughest rally in the world.

Coma and Roma fly the flag for Catalonia

After four days of racing, a good number of the favourites on the Dakar have already suffered for various reasons or even returned home in some cases.

2014 Dakar Rally Stage 5: Robby Gordon

The never-give-up attitude of American’s Robby Gordon and Co-Driver Kellon Walch, along with the entire SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires team, was rewarded today with a near flawless Stage

X-Raid team has successful day at Dakar

The fourth stage, from San Juan to Chilecito, represented a true challenge: its 501-kilometre special stage was one of the longest of the 2014 Dakar Rally.

The Despres disaster and the Sainz show

Stage 4 of the 2014 Dakar saw Juan Pedrero take his maiden win at the end of a special which dealt Cyril Despres’ prospects a severe blow.

Dakar 2014: Stage 3 recap

Robby Gordon was able to secure a top ten finish in the third stage in Dakar 2014.

Barreda is the best climber, Roma breaks away

Joan Barreda won his second special stage this year and now boasts a lead of more than 13’ over Despres and Coma

Great for Britain, with Sunderland’s victory

In the car category, Stéphane Peterhansel took control of the race, picking up his 62nd stage victory.

Successful start into the Dakar: Five MINI ALL4 Racing in the top 10

It was a very good start into the 2014 Dakar Rally, for the Monster Energy X-raid Team and the X-raid Team

X-raid: Finally the action can begin

Administrative and technical checks completed drivers and cars are ready for the first stage.

Place your bets!

All bets are off regarding who will emerge victorious from among the 431 vehicles (174 motorcycles, 40 quads, 147 cars and 70 trucks) cleared to start the first stage tomorrow morning.

X-Raid Team wants to try hard to win again - video

Less than 35 days are to go to the start into the 2014 Dakar Rally in the Argentinean city of Rosario.

X-raid: With 12 vehicles to South America

The line-up comprises 11 MINI ALL4 Racing and a BMW X3 CC.

Dakar 2014: changing partners

The start the 36th edition of the Dakar will be in Rosario, Argentina.

Monster Energy X-raid: a strong team with unique drivers

The MINI ALL4 Racing ran perfectly throughout Dakar Rally.

De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz join the Dakar elite

In the five South American editions of the iconic event, the 2009 champions have achieved four top-four placings.

De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz finish second in Dakar Rally

The team won the T1.1 class for petrol-powered 4x4 improved cross-country vehicles for the second year in succession.

Victors in Dakar 2013: Despres, Peterhansel, Patronelli and Nikolaev

Peterhansel now has 11 Dakar wins! Despres earns another title to make it five in total. Patronelli takes his second championship. New to the legend status was Nikolaev.

Terranova takes his BMW X3 CC to third position in stage 13

Final spurt in the Dakar: Great teamwork of Nani Roma as he protects overall leader Stéphane Peterhansel.

Lopez puts on stunning performance on home soil for stage 13 win

Chaleco and Gordon at full pelt! On the penultimate stage in this year's Dakar, a show was put on by Francisco "Chaleco” Lopez on as he notched his 4th stage win. Robby Gordon grabbed his second special victory in his Hummer.

De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz third on special stage 12, second overall

A hot day in Chile for the Toyota Imperial South Africa team. Four SA-built customer Toyota Hilux 4x4s all climbed the leader board.

Argentina: Stage 12 - Fiambala to Copiapo marks return to Chile

Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.

Third win for Mini's Roma and Périn on stage 12

Stéphane Peterhansel: “Another day less to go”. Just two more days to go to the finish in Santiago.

Roma, Verhoeven take stage 12 wins as leaders hold top spots

One Mini benefits from another's mistake while the Dutch Yamaha rider makes first 2013 appearance. Husseini breaks through in Quads while Russians manage Trucks 1-2-3.

Home win for Argentinean Orlando Terranova on 10th stage

Another one-two-three for the X-raid Team. Nani Roma and Stéphane Peterhansel second and third respectively.

Argentinean Terranova steals the 10th stage in X-raid's BMW X3

Cyril Despres dominates for overall Bike lead, but Joan Barreda takes his 4th stage win. Orlando Terranova celebrated as first Argentinean to lead a Dakar stage in the Car classification!

De Villiers and von Zitzewitz move up to 2nd overall on stage 9

It was a dream start of the second week of Dakar as the Toyota Imperial team placed 5th in the stage, but moved up in the overall.

Monster Energy X-raid Team celebrates one-two-three on 9th stage

Nani Roma secures his second stage win while Stéphane Peterhansel and Orlando Terranova finish second and third respectively.

Red Bull's Despres grabs his first 2013 win on stage 9

An unequalled Despres, an unstoppable Peterhansel and an unfortunate Al-Attiyah made the headlines on the 9th stage in Dakar. Roma earned his 2nd stage victory and Nikolaev takes Truck lead.

A lot of work on the rest day at Tucuman for X-raid team

All the six cars to get a full check-up which for the X-raid BMW and MINI service crews, they were busy on Dakar's rest day.

Terranova in the BMW X3 CC comes second on 8th stage

Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.

Peterhansel celebrates second stage win at the end of day seven

Third stage success for the Monster Energy X-raid Team, and Orlando Terranova in the BMW X3 CC secures fourth place on Dakar's stage seven.

Toyota's De Villiers still in third after marathon stage 6

he Toyota Imperial South Africa team some lost time due to soft sand.

Chile: Stage 6 - Arica to Calama with soft dunes prior the hidden rocks - video

Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.

Peterhansel defended his overall lead in stage 6

Monster Energy X-raid Team continue to hold overall lead. Peterhansel 2nd and Orlando Terranova 4th in today’s special stage on difficult day with soft dunes and fech fech.

Al-Attiyah wins stage 6 as his teammate Sainz retires

It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.

SPEED Energy's Gordon takes second in a tough stage 5

Once again, Gordon took misfortunes and turns them in to positives on the Arequipa to Arica stage of the Dakar

De Villiers consolidates third place after day five

Toyota Imperial South Africa Team saw Duncan Vos and Rob Howie withdraw after yesterday's crash which damaged their roll cage.

Peru/Chile: Stage 5 rocky terrain from Arequipa to Arica - video

Top billing for Yamaha while the Minis hit back on the 5th day of Dakar.

One-two for the Monster Energy X-raid Team on stage 5

First special-stage win for Nani Roma and Michel Périn. Stéphane Peterhansel extends his lead in the overall rankings after the 5th Dakar special stage.

Peru: Stage 4 from Nazca to Arequipa was not smooth sailing - video

Barreda bounces back, Al Attiyah on the charge on the fourth day in Peru. The first visit to Chile awaits the remaining competitors tomorrow as they cross the border.

X-raid Team and Peterhansel still hold the overall lead after 4th stage

MINI ALL4 Racing the fastest four wheel drive vehicle as strong team performance of the Monster Energy X-raid Team continues on day four of Dakar.

X-raid Team and Peterhansel defend overall lead in stage 3

On day three of Dakar: Stéphane Peterhansel comes third in stage while Nani Roma and Leonid Novitskiy deliver in great style.

Peru: Stage 3 challenge of the dunes from Pisco to Nazca - video

Chaleco spells double trouble, Al Attiyah strykes back on third day of Dakar 2013.

Al-Attiyah, Lopez ride dunes to stage three victories

Olympic Gold medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah took the Car victory on the third say of Dakar 2013. Local hero Francisco Lopez now has two stage wins in the Bike classification. Triple winner now in Trucks, and Patronelli holds Quad lead.

Monster Energy X-raid Team and Peterhansel earn stage 2 victory

First stage-win for Stéphane Peterhansel how now takes the overall lead. Tough special stage represented a true navigation challenge for the competitors in Peru.