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Dakar 2017 Stage 12 – Australian Todd Smith Claims 18th Overall

Dakar 2017 Stage 12 – Australian Todd Smith Claims 18th Overall

Australian Todd Smith has finished the 2017 Dakar in 18th place, fellow Aussie Matthew Hart 44th in his first ever attempt, and British rider Sam Sunderland has claimed his first win. Today’s 751km stage contained a 64km special without the navigational tricks and pitfalls of previous stages, and then a long link stage to the finish line […]

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Dakar 2017 Stage 11 – Daily Wrap Up

Dakar 2017 Stage 11 – Daily Wrap Up

At the end of Stage 11, 97 of the original 143 bikes were left in this year’s Dakar. Sam Sunderland now looks certain to win this year’s event as he prepares to go into the final stage with a 33m9s lead over his nearest rival, KTM teammate Matthias Walkner – but this is the Dakar! Joan Barreda (Honda) has been […]

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Prize Giveaway: Win A Personally Autographed Copy Of Dream Racer

Prize Giveaway: Win A Personally Autographed Copy Of Dream Racer

You can win a copy of the internationally acclaimed movie – Dream Racer – personally autographed by the 4 times Dakar entrant Christophe Barriere-Varju. Go to the entry form at the bottom of this page, answer Christophe’s question and you’re in the running! Dream Racer shows the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form – no […]

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Dakar 2017 Stage 10 – Daily Wrap Up

Dakar 2017 Stage 10 – Daily Wrap Up

Today’s 10th stage of the 2017 Dakar was certainly filled with drama, and the leaderboard has had a major shake-up. Australian’s Toby Smith and Matthew Hart both made it through today. When we published our report this morning, Matthew still had not completed the stage but he posted to social media this afternoon saying it was the toughest […]

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Dakar 2017 Stage 9 – Landslide Creates Chaos For Organisers

Dakar 2017 Stage 9 – Landslide Creates Chaos For Organisers

The full impact of the massive landslide that forced the cancellation of Stage 9 can be seen in this video posted on the Dakar website. Organisers were forced to cancel the stage when the landslide at the town of Volcan on the non-competitive section of Stage 8 prevented some competitors from reaching the overnight bivouac at Salta. […]

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