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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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Dakar Stage 5 – KTM’s Sam Sunderland Takes Lead With Stage Win

Dakar Stage 5 – KTM’s Sam Sunderland Takes Lead With Stage Win

It wouldn’t be the Dakar without drama – and today saw bad weather shorten the course, another lead change and some massive penalties handed out to some of the leading riders. With Australian Toby Price out of the 2017 Dakar, the hopes of another KTM win largely rest on his teammates Matthias Walkner and Sam […]

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Dakar 2017 Stage 4 – Toby Price and Rodney Faggotter Both Out

Dakar 2017 Stage 4 – Toby Price and Rodney Faggotter Both Out

Defending champion Toby Price’s dream of a second Dakar win has ended in tragedy. Longreach’s Rodney Faggotter is also out of the event. Toby crashed 371km into today’s high altitude stage, breaking his left femur. He was evacuated by helicopter within 10 minutes and will not complete the rally. He had taken the lead in the […]

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