Dakar Rally: Stage 13

Nani Roma claimed the Dakar Rally on Saturday after teammate Stephane Peterhansel allowed the Spaniard through for the win, suggesting that the team orders issued on Thursday were being followed by the Mini drivers. The two were separated by 26 seconds ahead of the final 157 kilometre stage from La Serena to Valparaiso, but the…

Dakar Rally: Stage 12

Stephane Peterhansel won the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday and emerged as the overall leader from Nani Roma, a day after Mini had instructed its drivers to hold positions and not take any risks. The compliant Frenchman completed the penultimate 350-kilometre course from El Salvador through the Copiapo dunes to La Serena…

Dakar Rally: Stage 11

Orlando Terranova won the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday from overall leader Nani Roma, who is seemingly set to win the race after Mini issued team orders to eliminate risks, culling Stephane Peterhansel’s charge much to the Frenchman’s surprise. The Argenitinean completed the 605 kilometre course from Antofagasta to El Salvador and…

Dakar Rally: Stage 10

Nasser Al-Attiyah dominated the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday while Stephane Peterhansel continued his assault on Nani Roma’s lead after the Frenchman finished second to slash his overall deficit to just over two minutes. Former winner Carlos Sainz, meanwhile, crashed out but escaped serious injury. The Qatari completed the 631-kilometre tricky route…

Dakar Rally: Stage 9

Stephane Peterhansel attacked full throttle to win the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally in Chile on Tuesday, continuing to hunt Nani Roma for the overall lead and challenge his teammate for the ultimate prize. The Frenchman finished the 422 kilometre route from Calama to Iquique in just under 4 hours and 18 minutes, his…

Dakar Rally: Stage 8

Nasser Al-Attiyah charged to win the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally – his first in this year’s edition of the event – on Monday slashing his deficit marginally to Nani Roma, who continues to lead the race. The Qatari completed the speedy and relatively undemanding 302 kilometre route from Salta to Calama, taking competitors…