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Carlos Sainz has secured his third Dakar Rally victory in the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever.
The Dakar Rally stewards have issued a “public warning” to Mini crew Vladimir Vasilyev and Vitaly Yevtyekhov over the alleged use of “forbidden roadbook annotations” during the 2020 edition.
Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel believes the event's move to Saudi Arabia for 2020 has allowed it to recapture the “spirit of Africa”.
Stephane Peterhansel became the fourth different driver to top a stage in the 2020 Dakar Rally, as Nasser Al-Attiyah halved the gap to overall leader Carlos Sainz.
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.
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.
Dakar Rally's 13-time champion Stephane Peterhansel has retired from the 2019 edition of the event after crashing on the penultimate stage.
X-raid Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel headed the seventh stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, reclaiming second place overall thanks to a technical issue for Sebastien Loeb.
Defending Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz has branded the roadbook of the 2019 edition “a disaster” after his costly accident on the third stage.
Stephane Peterhansel secured his first stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally on Wednesday, while the victory hopes of his X-raid Mini teammate Carlos Sainz were practically dashed.
Carlos Sainz Sr says the X-raid Mini team's lack of Dakar Rally experience with its current buggy leaves him with reliability concerns ahead of the 2019 event.
X-raid Mini has announced the signing of ex-Peugeot trio Stephane Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz Sr and Cyril Despres for its Dakar Rally programme.
Carlos Sainz Sr will enter the 2019 Dakar Rally to defend his title after signing with the X-raid Mini squad alongside Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, Motorsport.com has learned.
X-raid Mini driver Nani Roma has sustained head and neck injuries in a crash during the third stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, forcing him out of the event.