ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DAKAR RALLY

Dakar Daily, a daily live highlight series featuring the best behind the scenes action on the Dakar, premieres January 1 on Red Bull TV Did you know that Dakar Rally competitors will face more than 10 trillion grains of sand as they journey through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina in January – all because one man…

Marquez Wary Of Yamaha

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez believes that Yamaha will provide his greatest opposition during the 2017 season. The Spaniard sealed his third MotoGP title in four years in 2016 and has been evaluating his opponents during the off-season before returning to pre-season testing in January. Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales will line up for Yamaha…

SA Series Creates International Attraction

The recent announcements of national championship status for the Mopar South African Endurance Series along with the establishment of the South African GT Challenge have been met with great interest both at home and abroad as organisers of both series seek to attract international and local participation for the 2017 year and beyond. “We are…

The 12 days of the Dakar

A closer look at the numbers behind arguably motorsport’s toughest event. We’re still in the 12 days of Christmas but what of the 12 stages of Dakar? Arguably motorsport’s most arduous course gets under way on January 2 in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, stage one’s 454 kilometres a mere dent in the marathon course…

Seb Ogier’s new car revealed

Livery revealed for the four-time World Rally Champion’s new M-Sport Ford Fiesta. The design for the Frenchman’s ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta is no longer a secret as the British team ramp up their preparations for the Rallye Monte-Carlo in January. Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia will sport an iconic and instantly recognisable Red Bull scheme as…

DAKAR’S SOUTH AFRICANS

Introducing the SA competitors for 2017 It’s four days to the start of Dakar 2017 in Asuncion, Paraguay, so its time to start looking ahead at the epic fortnight of desert and mountain racing through South America and we start by considering the South Africans on the entry list. Only a handful of SA drivers…

Motorsport World Dakar Special on Sale

The Dakar Rally which we be staged from January 2 to 14 was created from the near-death experience of French motorcycle racer Thierry Sabine who became lost during a race in the Libyan desert in 1977. The Rally has been held every year since, but one, beginning in Europe and finishing somewhere in North Africa….

Price Dakar Bike Favourite

Among the 149 two-wheel participants awaited for the start of the 39th edition of the Dakar, only a handful of elite riders will battle for the title. Last year’s dominator, Toby Price comes in as the overwhelming favourite but he’ll be chased by a strong group of followers, both from his KTM squad, but also…

Dramatic Month For F1

The month of December is fast becoming Formula 1’s most dramatic of the year, despite the lack of racing. The world champion quit, the technical boss of the most dominant team could be poised for a switch to a former employer, and a driver who is just over three weeks into retirement is lined up…

Hino After Dakar record

Hino Motors Limited, Japan’s leading truck manufacturer, will enter its customary two trucks in the 2017 Dakar Rally in South America as it aims to extend its record to 26 consecutive finishes in this gruelling two-week event. Hino will also be out to win the class for trucks with engines under 10 litres capacity for…