Peterhansel wins the Dakar for the 11th time. Loeb considering entering next year. Sainz to return too

Stephane Peterhansel doesn’t have much to prove. Neither to himself nor to others. The French driver may not be as well known as F1 driver Sebastian Vettel but Peterhansel is a legend. After winning the Dakar 6 times on a motorcycle while riding for Yamaha, Peterhansel changed to 4 wheelers in 1999 and started to drive for Nissan. Success...


Sir Alec Issigonis would have never predicted this. Last year lead by the now almost invisible Stephane Peterhansel, Mini, Team X-Raid team won the Dakar for the first time after first entering the event in 2011 with just one MINI. Nani Roma came second and all the five made it to the top 10. The Monster Energy X-raid Team...

Toyota Hilux Dakar going for glory

For one of the largest automobile manufacturers not to be present in the F1, World Rally Championship or even the FIA GT championship is a surprise. Toyota exited WRC in the 90’s and then last decade F1 too. Now Motorsports in association with their South African dealer, Imperial Toyota has entered the Dakar. Toyota had last year entered...

Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors entering Dakar. Mahindra in 2014 with the XUV500?

The Chinese Great Wall Motors (GWM) Haval Racing Team is entering the once again. Last year the team finished 6th overall, becoming the first Chinese team to do so. GWM first entered the Dakar in 2010 led by Zhou Yong and Carlos Sousa. Arguably the biggest motorsport event in the world, the Dakar is considered to be the...

Volkswagen WRC Polo. Important details

had revealed the limited edition Polo R WRC earlier this year capable of reaching approximately 150kmph. The manufacturer now has hinted at a four-wheel drive Polo for the World Rally Championship (WRC) too. The Polo WRC car is manufactured by Motorsport and VW had plans of entering their car in the Rally d'Italia in Sardegna but they then...
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