We'd only been in rough stuff for a mile or so when the crashes started. "Can't carry on mate," my friend coughed as I unearthed him from a sand pit. "Welp hop in the truck, big guy," I offered with a smile and a backslap "And hangonta that roll bar like your life depends on it 'cause it's about to!"
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?
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.
The 2015 Dakar Rally is less than one month away. True to form, Red Bull is ramping up the hype on their motorcycle, car, and truck off-road racing operations with ridiculously over-the-top videos like this. Jeez, if only we could all throw down as hard as these maniacs.
Chile's no stranger to earthquakes, a magnitude-4.5 rocked Iquique as recently as nine hours ago. But after a series of surveys, Dakar Rally race organizers ASO are convinced the country is still safe enough to race over.