This 6x6 Renault 5 Is Le Nuts

I've always liked the rational, humble, and only slightly bonkers (for a French car) Renault 5, which we knew briefly in the US as the Le Car. Surprisingly, this little Gallic econobox has been raced at Dakar a few times, but only once in this truly mad hexapod version. Let's talk about that one. » 2/13/15 8:30pm 2/13/15 8:30pm

Watch The Best Big-Truck Racing And Rollovers At The 2015 Dakar Rally

There's so much incredible driving talent and off-road action to watch at the Dakar Rally, and the three-week event is really undersold by a few "best of" clips... But you want to cut straight to the best passes and crashes anyway, don't ya? » 1/28/15 12:51pm 1/28/15 12:51pm

Dakar Rally Racers Literally Tow Each Other Across Finish Lines

How extreme is the Dakar Rally? Well how many races do you see cars coming in on the towstrap of a competitor? I hope the pilot doing the pulling here got some good karma, because the dangling derelict in this clip went on to finish 6th in class. » 1/23/15 3:38pm 1/23/15 3:38pm

What It's Like To Drive Off-Road With Robby Gordon When He's Winning

When the last stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally was cut down to a short off-road sprint due to weather, it was finally Robby Gordon's time to shine. Hear what his team had to say at the end of the epic rally, and try to hang on to your lunch through these cockpit-view clips from the last bit of the race. » 1/22/15 8:55pm 1/22/15 8:55pm

Only 216 Of 420 Competitors In Dakar Made It To The End Of The Rally

One of the toughest races in the world lived up to its reputation this year, with only 216 of its 420 competitors making it to the end. For the winners, nothing could be better than seeing the end of Stage 13. » 1/17/15 5:02pm 1/17/15 5:02pm

Robby Gordon Wins Final Stage Of 2015 Dakar Rally To Get 19th Overall

Racing legend Robby Gordon has had hard luck at the Dakar Rally; being plagued with problems and generally spending more time repairing than racing. But after a major mechanical setback in Stage 2, Gordon beat everybody on the last day and wound up in 19th overall. » 1/17/15 3:02pm 1/17/15 3:02pm

Watch A Dakar Motorcycle Skip Like A Rock On A Puddle

You know you're really flying when your entire bike skips like a giant rock on the water. Sure, this bike goes down a little in the splash, sure, but he really just seems to bounce over the deepest parts of it. » 1/16/15 8:45pm 1/16/15 8:45pm

Hard To Believe Bikes Are Actually Racing In This Endless Hellscape

Watching these brave and batshit 2015 Dakar Rally competitors charge across the dust-swathed salt-crusted wasteland that is the Chilean desert will give you an idea of just how hardcore the race really is. » 1/14/15 3:53pm 1/14/15 3:53pm

The Terrifying View From Inside A Dakar Buggy Rollover

Dakar's desert stages look like they're on a completely different planet if you've never been anywhere near big sand dunes. What happens when the sand on said planet is steeper over a crest than expected? Well, you roll, as Dutch touring car driver Tom Coronel found out today. » 1/12/15 4:35pm 1/12/15 4:35pm

Massive Rollover On Dakar Stage 7A Ends In Huge Fireball

No matter how well prepared you are, when the Dakar Rally bites you, it bites you hard. The El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango driven by Matthew Campbell found this out during yesterday's Stage 7A with a big end-over-end rollover that ended in a big fireball. Fortunately, everyone in the truck was okay. » 1/11/15 8:09pm 1/11/15 8:09pm

Oops! Dakar Riders Arrested For Riding Over Archaeological Site

As far as worst case rally scenarios go, getting arrested in a foreign country lies just beneath unrepairable failures and spectacular race-ending crashes. Two riders at Dakar found out the hard way that the route exists for a reason: so you don't go over an archaeological site by accident. » 1/09/15 8:02pm 1/09/15 8:02pm

The Best Pictures Of The Dakar Rally: Day 4

Motorcyclist Michal Hernik Dies In Dakar Rally

Sadly, the Dakar Rally has once again claimed the life of a competitor on two wheels. Organizers said in a press release tonight that rider Michal Hernik of Poland, 39, was found dead on the selective section of the third stage of the rally between San Juan and Chilecito. » 1/06/15 7:59pm 1/06/15 7:59pm

How To Hang Out With Jalopnik At The 2015 Dakar Rally

Sorry to say we don't have the budget to fly you down here for the 2015 Dakar Rally, but for all you superfans (hi mom) here's how to track me and the Outback Adventure Treks expedition within three meters of accuracy as our nine-motorcycle two-truck squadron follows the race. » 1/05/15 1:09pm 1/05/15 1:09pm

Here's Exactly Where The 2015 Dakar Rally Will Be Every Day

Here's the complete rally stage schedule for the 2015 Dakar Rally, as provided by Robby Gordon's Speed Energy race team. This'll let you know exactly where the competitors are battling it out, and help give you an idea of the event's massive scale. » 1/02/15 4:51pm 1/02/15 4:51pm

Here's How To Watch The Heart-Pounding Sand-Spraying 2015 Dakar Rally

The 2015 Dakar Rally will be running from Buenos Aires, up to Iquique, Chile, into Boliva, and all the way back down to the starting line from January 3rd to January 17th. 70 TV stations will be broadcasting the event. Here's where to watch, and a by-the-numbers breakdown of how the coverage is coming to you. » 1/02/15 1:13pm 1/02/15 1:13pm

Chasing Dakar: What To Pack For A Month Of South American Off-Roading

In a few hours I'm flying to Buenos Aires to help lead an off-road tour chasing the 2015 Dakar Rally some 10,000 miles from Argentina to Bolivia to Chile and back to the start. So uh, what should I bring? » 12/30/14 7:30pm 12/30/14 7:30pm

Holy Crap I'm Going To The Dakar Rally Tomorrow! AMA

The Dakar Rally: Three weeks and 5,500 miles of off-road racing all over South America. It's an epic battle of trucks versus cars versus motorcycles versus a smattering ATVs: think Mad Max with energy drink sponsors. And I'll be chasing the whole thing with a team of 4x4s and dirt bikes. » 12/30/14 12:40pm 12/30/14 12:40pm

Follow Robby Gordon's Desperate Quest To Finally Win The Dakar Rally

Racing legend Robby Gordon wants to win the Dakar Rally so bad, somebody convinced NBC Sports to make an entire show about his eleventh attempt at the infamous sixteen-day off-road race. Follow his saga right here starting with the feature-length video: "Robby Gordon's Road To Dakar!" » 12/16/14 6:35pm 12/16/14 6:35pm