dakar News and Analysis
The ASO has revealed the first details of the 2023 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, increasing the length of the route to 14 stages in response to calls from competitors.
M-Sport plans to enter the rally raid arena as part of a new collaboration with Neil Woolridge Motorsport that intends to contest the famous Dakar Rally in the future.
Four stage wins and all three cars reaching the finish was no small achievement for Audi on its first attempt at motorsport’s toughest event with a brand-new car. The key men behind the RS Q e-tron project explain why it was such a momentous feat
After a wild Dakar Rally debut, double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci is the special guest of the first Tank Slappers Podcast of 2021.
Danilo Petrucci’s decision to switch to rallying at the conclusion of his time in MotoGP at the end of 2021 raised many eyebrows. Deciding to make his rally raid debut at the Dakar courted scepticism. With his debut almost over on several occasions before it began, Petrucci’s Dakar odyssey was a wild affair full of ups, downs and a run-in with a camel. He sat down with Autosport to reveal all
Ex-MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci says his 2022 plans following his sensational Dakar debut have changed as a result of "some issues" with KTM ahead of the rally raid.
Sebastien Loeb says there is "nothing to be ashamed of" in losing the 2022 Dakar Rally, having done everything in his power to topple Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Audi will “kill” the competition in the Dakar Rally next year if the FIA doesn’t do something to balance its performance against petrol-powered cars, according to Prodrive’s chairman David Richards.
Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah has been crowned a four-time Dakar Rally champion following a dominant run in the 2022 edition of the event in Saudi Arabia.
Carlos Sainz chalked up yet another stage win for Audi on the penultimate day of the Dakar Rally, while Nasser Al-Attiyah inched closer to overall victory in eighth.
Sebastien Loeb has admitted that he ‘cannot do more’ to beat Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah to a maiden Dakar Rally win as the event enters its final two days.
Stephane Peterhansel scored Audi’s third stage victory of the 2022 Dakar Rally on Wednesday, as Sebastien Loeb gained more time on overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah by finishing fifth.
OPINION: Audi has been a disruptive presence on the 2022 Dakar Rally, with its new hybrid RS Q e-tron taking three stage wins so far. Its impressive pace and resilience on one of the world’s toughest tests also bodes well for the Dakar’s future as it seeks to attract new manufacturers
The Dakar Rally’s FIA stewards have imposed a five-minute penalty on event leader Nasser Al-Attiyah over 24 hours after a seat belt infringement occurred during Monday’s Stage 8.
Toyota enjoyed its strongest showing of the 2022 Dakar Rally in Stage 9 as Giniel de Villiers led a 1-2-3 ahead of Henk Lategan and overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah.
The FIA has decided not to penalise Sebastien Loeb for losing a spare wheel during Monday's Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally.
Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is “really lucky” to finish the Stage 8 and retain the lead of the Dakar Rally after suffering a mechanical scare with a broken rear differential.
Mattias Ekstrom claimed Audi’s second stage victory of the 2022 Dakar Rally on Monday, while a troubled day for Nasser Al-Attiyah allowed Sebastien Loeb to close the gap further in the overall standings.
Sebastien Loeb claimed his second stage victory of the 2022 Dakar Rally on Sunday to reduce the deficit to Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah in the overall standings.
Green Corp Konnection has showcased its new hydrogen prototype which it hopes to race in the 2024 Dakar Rally.
Giniel de Villiers says it was “upsetting” to receive online abuse and death threats after he was involved in two separate incidents with motorcycle riders on the 2022 Dakar Rally.
Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says the new regulations for the 2022 Dakar Rally have “made my life easier”, believing he now has a fair chance at a fourth career win.
The president of FIA’s cross-country commission Jutta Kleinschmidt has refuted Carlos Sainz’s suggestion that Audi’s electric car has been “penalised” in the 2022 Dakar Rally.
Dakar Rally director David Castera insists the organisation has no intention to cancel the 44th edition of the event despite comments from France's Foreign Minister.
Orlando Terranova won the sixth stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally for the Prodrive-run Bahrain team, while Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his overall advantage despite finishing only 10th.
France's Foreign Minister says the country is considering cancelling the 2022 Dakar Rally following a car explosion in the run-up to this year's event.
Ex-MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci says he “wanted to kill” the camel that caused a crash in the Dakar Rally that almost cost him his historic stage five win on Thursday.
Danilo Petrucci says he's "crying like a baby" after becoming the first former MotoGP rider to top a stage of the Dakar Rally having been declared the winner of a shortened stage five.
Toyota driver Henk Lategan beat WRC legend Sebastien Loeb to claim his maiden stage win in the Dakar Rally on Thursday, as overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah struggled to eighth.
Giniel de Villiers has received a five-hour penalty in the Dakar Rally overall standings, leaving him out of the battle for victory after a second incident with a motorcyclist.
Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage in the 2022 Dakar Rally with victory in Stage 4, as rivals Yazeed Al Rajhi and Carlos Sainz hit trouble late in the stage.
The French anti-terrorist prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into the explosion that seriously injured a driver before the start of the Dakar Rally in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Ex-MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci revealed he was unable to fix the bike issue which effectively knocked him out of the running at the Dakar Rally because he lost his phone.
Carlos Sainz claimed Audi’s maiden stage victory in the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his lead in the overall standings despite finishing only eighth.
Audi has decided not to appeal against the roadbook for the opening stage of Dakar Rally after Carlos Sainz lost more than two hours searching for the correct route.
Toyota Gazoo Racing driver Giniel de Villiers hit with five-minute penalty for a Dakar Rally incident involving a motorcyclist, and is under investigation for a second.
Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah has been hit with a €5,000 fine and a suspended disqualification for failing to connect the data logger to his Toyota during yesterday's second stage.
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb claimed victory in the second stage of the Dakar Rally to cut the gap to overnight leader Nasser Al-Attiyah.
The 2022 Dakar Rally began in earnest on Sunday with a tricky first stage in Saudi Arabia, but the roadbook again came under fire for a lack of clarity. Competitors and rally organiser ASO explain what happened.
Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah cruised to victory in the opening stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally, as Audi endured a disastrous day with its electric RS Q e-tron challenger.
The second and third stages of the 2022 Dakar Rally will no longer run to 'marathon' rules after heavy rain in Saudi Arabia.
Reigning Dakar Rally winner Stephane Peterhansel has effectively dropped out of contention for victory in 2022 after suffering heavy damage to his Audi on Sunday's opening stage.
The FIA and the ASO are facing one of the greatest challenges in the history of the Dakar Rally as they aim to balance cars built to T1+ and T1U regulations.
The organiser of the Dakar Rally has issued a warning statement on the opening day of the marathon following a road car explosion in Jeddah that injured a competitor.
Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah topped Saturday’s Prologue for the 2022 Dakar Rally, as Audi’s electric RS Q e-tron challenger made a strong start to its competitive debut with Carlos Sainz Sr.
Rebellion President Alexandre Pesci will contest the 2022 Dakar Rally in his teammate Romain Dumas’ DXX prototype after his own car caught fire during shakedown on Wednesday.
Toyota’s star driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says 2022 is the “right time” to add a fourth Dakar Rally victory to his CV after coming close to the top prize in the previous two Saudi Arabia events.
Carlos Sainz is “not very optimistic” about Audi’s prospects for the 2022 Dakar Rally, saying the marque’s electric car hasn’t been given parity to its conventional petrol-powered rivals.
MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci has received medical approval to contest the 2022 Dakar Rally after an initial COVID-19 PCR test returned a positive result.
One-time Dakar Rally winner Nani Roma says competitors are having to “rebalance” their driving styles to adapt to faster but less agile T1+ cars for 2022.
Rebellion has been forced to retire its #251 entry from the Dakar Rally after the DXX RD Limited prototype suddenly caught fire during the shakedown.
Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says his switch from road racing to rallying ahead of his Dakar debut in 2022 has been “completely another world”.
Extreme E points leader Molly Taylor will make her Dakar Rally debut next January.
Carlos Sainz says he has to target victory in the 2022 Dakar Rally after joining forces with Audi, but is aware of the "gigantic challenge" the German manufacturer faces with a complex electric powertrain.
The new Audi RS Q e-tron has completed two weeks of testing in Morocco ahead of its debut in the Dakar Rally next year.