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Dakar 2017 Stage 8 – Another Strong Day For Australians

Dakar 2017 Stage 8 – Another Strong Day For Australians

The two remaining Australians in the 2017 Dakar put in another strong performance in Stage 8 today. Todd Smith finished 19th in the stage on his KTM while newcomer Matthew Hart (Husqvarna) managed 39th place just 40m33s behind stage winner Joan Barreda (Honda). Barreda once again went out hard trying to recover time after most of […]

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Dakar 2017 Stage 7 – Top 10 Finish For Australian Todd Smith

Dakar 2017 Stage 7 – Top 10 Finish For Australian Todd Smith

A 7th placing in today’s Stage 7 has moved Australian Todd Smith into 15th place overall in the 2017 Dakar. Todd finished the stage 9m39s behind stage winner, Honda‘s Ricky Brabec. Brabec’s teammate Paulo Goncalves finished the stage in second place (-1m44s), and KTM factory team rider Sam Sunderland came in third (-4m43s). Australian privateer and Dakar rookie, […]

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Dakar 2017 Rest Day – Toby Price Reveals Extent Of Injuries

Dakar 2017 Rest Day – Toby Price Reveals Extent Of Injuries

The competitors are on a rest day in Bolivia’s capital La Paz, having made their way there along major roads after Stage 6 was cancelled due to extreme weather. It’s given the competitors a longer break from the intensity of the rally. Only 255 of the 318 vehicles which started in Asunción remain in the event. Australian […]

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Dakar 2017 Stage 6 – Cancelled Due To Extreme Weather Conditions

Dakar 2017 Stage 6 – Cancelled Due To Extreme Weather Conditions

Extreme weather in the north of Bolivia has forced the cancellation of today’s 6th Dakar stage from Oruro to the Bolivian capital of La Paz. Many of the competitors found it difficult to get to the overnight bivouac in Oruro, and reports are saying some were still stranded on the course. Scouts sent by the organisers to […]

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Christophe Barriere-Varju Shares His Insights Into Dakar 2017 (Radio / Podcast)

Christophe Barriere-Varju Shares His Insights Into Dakar 2017 (Radio / Podcast)

We’re back! Yes, Steve and Christophe are back after a Christmas break and with the 2017 Dakar well under way, Christophe shares his personal insights into the toughest motorsport event in the world. This year’s event has already been eventful. After only 5 stages there’s been Toby Price’s crash that ended with a broken leg, […]

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