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    Volkswagen unveils Race Touareg 3 for 2011 Dakar Rally duty

    Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has had great success with its diesel-powered Race Touareg 2, earning wins in both the 2009 and 2010 Dakar Rally. For the 2011 event, however, a brand new race truck will be entered, mimicking the changes made to ...

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    Eco Unfriendly: Dakar 2010 caused 570K of damage in Chile

    Despite the best efforts of racing organizations the world over to clean up their image, it's pretty tough to consider any kind of motorsport squeaky clean. Apparently, that's especially true of the recent Dakar rally in South America. Besides the expected burning of fossil fuels and the ...

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    Carlos Sainz victorious as Volkswagen fills the podium at Dakar

    Carlos Sainz wins the 2010 Dakar Rally for VW – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we joined Volkswagen on its first run in the Baja 500 back in 2008, the diesel-powered Race Touareg 2 suffered two lengthy breakdowns before the first hundred miles had passed. Just a few months, ...

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    New QT Wildcats promise tube-framed filthy good times

    QT Wildcat 500DKR - click above for high-res image gallery
    Quite a long time ago, we told you about the Bowler "Race" Rovers. As it turns out, about 18 months ago, these Race Rovers (actually called Wildcats) were sold to another British company, QT Services. The Wildcats have been busy: aside ...

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    Volkswagen Amarok puts on official duds for Dakar Rally

    Volkswagen Amarok Dakar Support Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Dakar Rally, which is no longer run in Africa due to terrorism threats, kicked off from its designated starting point in Argentina on January 1st. Eventually, the competitors will end up back in Buenos ...

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    Report: Spectator killed during opening stage of Dakar Rally

    Casualties are nothing new in the history of the Dakar Rally, and unfortunately the 2010 event has already claimed a life. During the opening stage of the 32nd running of the 9,000-kilometer race this weekend, 28 year-old Natalia Sonia Gallardo was struck and killed by a truck being driven by Mirco ...

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    Volkswagen Amarok to tackle desert as official support vehicle of Dakar

    Volkswagn Amarok pickup - click above to enlarge
    Two months from now, Volkswagen will be expanding its involvement in the annual Dakar Rally in South America. Just as they did last January, factory-backed teams will be competing in the 5.600 mile race through Argentina and Chile. However, this ...

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    KTM pulls out of Dakar Rally

    Austrian motorcycle maker KTM stakes its reputation on the ability of its off-road motorcycles to tackle the toughest terrain on earth, and it's made a habit of proving these capabilities with both a factory team and a far-reaching privateer support program in the Dakar Rally each year. Up through ...

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    Mitsubishi pulls out of Dakar and other cross-country races

    Mitsubishi joins makers like Honda, Audi, Porsche, Suzuki, Subaru, and Kawasaki in pulling out of some form of motorsports because of... well, do we really need to say it? Neither the Mitsubishi Pajeros that won the Dakar Rally twelve times in total (out of 26 attempts), nor the diesel Racing ...

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    Robby Gordon signs up for the 2010 Dakar, adds a third HUMMER

    One of two American's on the final podium, Robby Gordon finished third in this year's Dakar Rally. Driving a HUMMER H3, he took the bottom step behind South African Giniel De Villiers and American Mark Miller, both of whom were driving VW's diesel Race Touareg2 and ended Mitsubishi's vise-like grip ...

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    Dakar rally claims its first casualty

    The Dakar Rally is famous for its unfortunate history of taking the lives of those who dare to take part in the endurance race, and this year's running is no exception. The body of 49-year-old French motorcyclist Pascal Terry has been found after the rider went missing for three days. Race ...

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    Dakar scrutineering, in pictures

    The preparations have begun for the race formerly known as the Paris-Dakar. The entrants have begun to gather in Le Havre, France, for scrutineering before shipping out to South America for the Dakar's run across Argentina and Chile. Mike Werner was in Normandy and captured in photographs what was ...

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    Volkwagen readying Touareg 2 for 2009 Dakar

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Volkswagen Touareg 2 Race
    Volkswagen Motorsport is putting four factory-backed teams in next year's 'Dakar' Rally, which will actually be held in South America, and they'll all be driving the new Race Touareg 2. The insanely intricate spaceframe chassis ...

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    Dakar organizers eye return to... Dakar

    Following terrorist threats that forced the cancellation of this year's Dakar Rally, race organizers ASO went searching the world for alternative locations. They settled on South America, with plans to hold additional events in Central Europe. However, if the geopolitical situation changes, Dakar ...

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    Mitsubishi confirms participation in Central Europe Rally

    After the cancellation of the Dakar Rally due to terrorist threats, the Amaury Sport Organization decided to bump up its launch of the Dakar Series, a new campaign that attempts to bring the thrills of the Dakar to venues around the globe.The first event of the series, the Central Europe Rally, ...

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    Terror-stricken Dakar Rally heads to Central Europe, begins a new series

    Amaury Sport Organization, the group behind the Dakar Rally, has found a new venue after threats of terrorism caused the group to cancel the annual rally last month. The newly rescheduled and renamed race will be held April 20th through 26th in Romania and Hungary, offering a markedly different ...

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    Chilean gov't offers up desert for Dakar Rally

    The head of Chilean Tourism, Oscar Santelices, has offered up his homeland as a possible venue for the recently cancelled Dakar Rally. The grueling event, which was recently cancelled due to terrorist threats, might be rescheduled in a different location sometime in February and Chile is now in the ...

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    Dakar Rally cancelled

    Since 1979, the Dakar Rally has never been canceled. Individual stages have been eliminated, but never the entire rally. This year is marks the end of the run: Dakar organizer ASO have decided to cancel the race in light of terrorist threats from Mauritania. The rally was to run from Lisbon, ...

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    Mitsubishi Delica D:5 will serve as Dakar support vehicle

    Mitsubishi has announced that its new Delica D:5 minivan will serve as a support vehicle for the automaker's factory Dakar effort, which will feature another new product, the restyled 2-door Pajero, in the starring role. The stylish new Delica -- a Japan-only model, unfortunately -- was revealed by ...


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