Maria Guidotti

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Dakar Rally plots out 'green bivouac' and alternative energy class

Dakar Rally organisers have presented plans for a cleaner future for the event focused on installing a 'green bivouac' and introducing an alternative energy category

Peterhansel "really lucky" to finish Dakar Stage 7 after double mechanical issue

Stephane Peterhansel says he considers himself "really lucky" to have finished second on Stage 7 of the Dakar Rally after being hamstrung by two different issues

Loeb focuses on Bahrain Raid Xtreme development work after eight-hour stranding

Sebastien Loeb has switched focus to development running and supporting Bahrain Raid Xtreme team-mate Nani Roma after his Dakar Rally was wrecked by an eight-hour stop with broken suspension

Dakar Rally organisers 'not made roadbook difficult on purpose'

Dakar Rally director David Castera has responded to criticism from competitors about this year's roadbook and insists the alterations haven't been used to "make things difficult on purpose"

Peterhansel: High average speed making Dakar "kind of dangerous"

Stephane Peterhansel says the Dakar Rally has become "kind of dangerous" in 2021 due to high average speeds witnessed in the deserts of Saudi Arabia

Al-Attiyah targets "two key stages" vital to his Dakar victory hopes

Nasser Al-Attiyah is focusing on the fifth and sixth stages of the Dakar Rally, which he feels will be vital to his victory hopes after a second successive stage win

Sainz loses 31 minutes to Dakar navigation error

Defending Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr lost over half an hour on the third stage of the 2021 event due to a navigation problem having got "stuck on a point"

Al-Attiyah had to "attack from day one" of Dakar in "open" victory fight

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah says the 2021 Dakar Rally is one "where we need to attack from day one" due to the "open" nature of the battle for overall victory

Sainz: COVID means "double the pressure" on 2021 Dakar Rally

Rally legend Carlos Sainz says there is "double the pressure" on competitors in the 2021 Dakar Rally due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic