The 2015 Dakar Rally will consume a 9,000 kilometer loop beginning and ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina and passing through Bolivia and Chile. Cars, trucks, and bikes will have more separation and alternate rest days to keep them out of each other's way. »
French authorities have made "one of their largest cocaine seizures in years" finding 1.393 tons of the drug in plastic bags hidden in the tires of an 8x8 Dakar support truck belonging to the Spanish Epsilon Team. »
Robby Gordon is a living legend with one of the most diverse trophy cases in racing. On January 24th, 2014 he came through for a live Q&A with Jalopnik readers. Your questions and his answers are in the comments below. »
The Dakar Rally route crossed the high-altitude salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia for the first time this year, making some new enemies who are concerned about event's collateral damage to a fragile ecosystem. Yet Dakar organizers maintain that their initiatives do more than enough to offset the impact of the race. »
Another fantastic Dakar rally raid is in the books and highlights of all kinds are still trickling in. For starters, I present The Triple Lulz.
I assume "vuelco" in the YouTube clip title, means lulz, because there's plenty of it. (Yes, I know it means "upset" in Spanish. Just roll with it). »
Andrey Karginov will bring home another trophy for Kamaz as the ASO has ruled in his favor regarding an accident hindering his path in the last stage. He beat Dutch rival De Rooy by 3:11, finishing the 2014 Dakar Rally in 55:00:28. »
Spanish Driver Nani Roma and French Co-Driver Michel Perin have won the 2014 Dakar Rally cars category in a MINI ALL4 for Team X-Raid. Their total time was 050:44:58. »
Stage 13 is the last of the 2014 Dakar, and the trucks are the last vehicles to run through. We'll be updating stats as racers come through the four waypoints and on top the podium, so keep refreshing this page! »
There is only one way to adequately start this edition of the Daily Dakar, and that is to pay tribute to the three lives lost during the rally yesterday. First, fifty year old Belgian rider Eric Palante, a veteran of 11 Dakars, who was declared dead yesterday morning. And second, Agustin Mina and Daniel Ambrosiao of… »
Well, that is a heartbreaking moment. Today's Stage 5 was so hot, that race officials shortened the stage for bikes and quads.
Several riders had issues with their bikes over heating, but Paulo's bike lit on fire and was a total loss. All he can do is stand by and cry as his dreams for this year's event come to a… »