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Ricky Brabec Is The First American To Win Dakar, Casey Currie A Close Second

The Dakar Rally has been running since the ’70s, gone from Africa to South America and, this year, to Saudi Arabia. But it’s never been won by an American until 2020. Ricky Brabec is officially the first to do it, on a Honda dirt bike. Fellow U.S. dude Casey Currie was close behind too, winning […]

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Fernando Alonso Is Officially On The Dakar Rally Roster With Toyota

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has really been living life since he retired from the series in 2018, aside from, you know, that thing that happened at the Indianapolis 500 this year. He’s been competing in all kinds of series and disciplines across the world, and the next up is the Dakar Rally.Read more… […]

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F1 and Le Mans Champ Fernando Alonso Is Getting Serious About Off-Road Racing

Living legend Fernando Alonso, who made a name for himself in Formula One and more recently was a beast at Le Mans, might finally officially be going off-road racing with team Toyota. He’s been test-driving a Dakar Rally-racing Hilux, and it sounds like he’s into it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Dakar Rally Truck Driver Disqualified for Not Stopping After He Hit a Spectator

As a group of spectators in the path of a Dakar Rally truck competitor ran to get out of the way over the weekend, one tripped and fell in the sand. The truck ran over the spectator’s leg while its driver, who said he didn’t know it happened, was later disqualified from the rally for […]

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I Will Never Be As Tough As The Dakar Rider Who Won A Stage With A Busted Knee

Honda rider Joan Barreda Bort injured his knee badly on the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally this year, which he then went on to win. It took three more stages with a completely busted knee—one so badly injured that Barreda couldn’t even stand on it—before Barreda retired from the rally. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Dakar Rider Threatens Legal Action Against Competitor For Allegedly Hitting Him Mid-Race

After an alleged wreck between Dakar Rally competitors Carlos Sainz and Kees Koolen, who can’t even agree on whether it happened in the first place, Koolen is threatening legal action. Koolen told Autosport it “would have been a lot easier” for Sainz if Koolen had died, because then he wouldn’t be able to talk.Read more… […]

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Dakar Team Finishes The Last 24 Miles Of The Day With Only Two Front Tires

If you keep popping tires, perhaps you should take a page from the No. 321 Dakaras Toyota. These crazy Lithuanians put the two good tires on the front of their Toyota Hilux and pretended it was just a big front-wheel-drive Yaris. They went over 24 miles with only two front tires to reach the finish […]

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America’s Most Promising Racer At Dakar Suffers Heavy Crash At The Start Of Day Two

Dakar Rally rookie and truck jump record-setting badass Bryce Menzies was involved in a major crash on the second day of the 14-day-long rally. Menzies, whose extensive off-road racing experience made him the best hope for an American to win this year, crashed less than four miles into today’s stage out of fourth…Read more… Continue […]

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This Weekend Kicks Off America’s Best Shot At Winning The Grueling Dakar Rally

The incredible 14-day Dakar Rally kicks off through South America Saturday and American off-road racer Bryce Menzies is finally getting to race it. Menzies wanted to race the Dakar last year, but was badly injured when a world record jump attempt went wrong. Now he’s there in an X-Raid Mini—one of Dakar’s best…Read more… Continue […]

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