With the start of the 2018 Dakar just days away, we thought we’d start our coverage with some background information on the Australians competing in the motorcycle division. This year 3 Aussies have made the commitment to tackle the Dakar – recognised as the toughest motorsport event in the world – on bikes. Toby Price […]
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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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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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Injured Australian Dakar champion Toby Price has been cleared to fly home to Australia. Toby has been recovering in hospital in La Paz, Bolivia after a crash during Stage 4 of the event broke his leg in 4 places and triggered seizures. Doctors operated on his badly broken leg, inserting a rod and screws to secure the […]
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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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