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Dakar Stage 4 – Mixed fortune for Brits in tough 720KM day

Michael Guy, 09 January 2013 02:33

Stage four of the 2013 Dakar threw up some of the biggest challenges of the race so far with the riders having to race through the timed 290KM special before completing a massive 430KM liaison stage. The honour of lead Brit went to Dakar rookie Tim Forman who excelled on the varied terrain to secure his best stage finish in ...

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Dakar Stage 3: Watt leads the way with six remaining Brits all in top 100

Michael Guy, 07 January 2013 16:29

Irishman Stan Watt secured another strong result on stage three of the Dakar to finish 37th fastest at the end of the timed 242KM special. The KTM rider now sits 37th overall in the standings and is satisfied with his progress at this early stage of the race knowing that his overall position can improve significamtly if he can maintain ...

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Are Dakar riders the world's bravest racers?

MCN, 07 January 2013 14:00

The 2013 Dakar kicked off on January 5 and the competitors will have to ride tough off road stages which no mere mortal would even consider for a full two weeks. Does this make them the toughest riders on the planet?   pollcomment

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Dakar stage 1 – Local hero Lopez takes opening stage victory

Michael Guy, 05 January 2013 22:55

Chilean Francisco Lopez claimed victory in the opening stage of the 2013 Dakar. The KTM rider completed the 13km timed special in 7m 51s just one second faster than sand specialist Frans Verhoeven onboard his Yamaha YZF. Regulations for 2013 mean that the times set are multiplied by five in an effort to make the result in keeping with a ...

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HRC Honda team win first time out in Rallye Maroc

Michael Guy, 15 October 2012 17:32

Factory HRC Honda team rider Helder Rodriguez took an historic stage one win in the Rallye Maroc in his first competitive outing onboard the all new Honda CRF450 Rallye. It what was the HRC-prepared bikes' first competitive outing following Honda’s announcement that they will officially return to the Rallye scene with a factory Dakar effort in 2013. Rodriguez took victory ...

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Jason Crump fired up for NZ Speedway GP

Gary Pinchin, 29 March 2012 09:58

Triple world champion Jason Crump admits “I’ve been waiting for Saturday for about four months” as he prepares for the first ever FIM Buckley Systems New Zealand SGP in Auckland. The action gets underway at 4pm local time (4am BST) and the meeting could not come soon enough for the Australian legend. Crump spent a record-equalling decade in the World ...

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Dakar stage 13 – Despres hones in on fourth Dakar win as Coma gets lost

Michael Guy, 14 January 2012 21:31

Cyril Despres has just 29km of timed special between him and his fourth Dakar win after another dramatic day in Peru. The Frenchman who lost his advantage to team-mate Marc Coma on stage 12 of the event saw his fortunes turnaround and he now has a massive 11m 3s lead with the short final stage remaining. For Coma it was ...

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Dakar Stage 11 – Despres wins stage to extend overall lead, Watt 33rd

Michael Guy, 12 January 2012 22:46

Factory KTM rider Cyril Despres moved a step closer to his fourth Dakar victory after winning stage 11 of the race and extending his lead over rival and team-mate Marc Coma.The 37 year old Frenchman secured the 534km stage win by 1m 39s from Spanish KTM rider Gerard Farres Guell as the event moved across the border of Chile in ...

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Dakar Stage 8 - Coma takes control as Despres gets stuck in mud, Watt up to 41st

Michael Guy, 09 January 2012 21:27

Marc Coma overturned Cyril Despres’ stranglehold on the 2012 Dakar by winning stage eight of the event – his 20th stage victory of his distinguished career. Coma led from start to finish to end the long 477km timed special with a time of 5h 3m 52s. Coma said: “It was a very long special. I was lucky not to lose ...

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Dakar Stage 7 – Coma closes down on Despres as Dakar reaches mid way point, Watt up to 42nd

Michael Guy, 07 January 2012 20:53

Marc Coma won the seventh stage of the 2012 Dakar to close on overall race leader Cyril Despres. Coma now trails his team-mate by 7m 48s as the race reaches its half way point. In what was another tactical day at the front, Coma started the stage first, but Despres’ tactical approach meant that the Frenchman was never far behind.Marc ...

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