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Nasser Al-Attiyah regains Dakar lead in drama-filled third stage

Defending champ and overnight leader get stuck

Defending champ and overnight leader get stuck.

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Carlos Sainz clinches Dakar victory for Peugeot

Austrian Matthias Walkner won the motorcycle category on a KTM.

"We managed to do it," said Sainz. "They (Peugeot) have already won two times, but I think I deserved this victory because we have put lot of effort into this car.

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An EV has completed the Dakar Rally for the first time

The Acciona 100% EcoPowered EV finished the famous race on its third attempt.

When you make electric racing history, 57th place can be a victory.

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This classic Nissan Patrol was restored for the 30th anniversary of its Paris-Dakar class win

The Nissan Patrol was the first diesel to finish in the top 10.

The truck was found decaying in a Spanish museum.

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Peugeot's bonkers 3008 DKR is bonkers

It will do 124 miles per hour... anywhere.

The 3008 DKR will write the next chapter in Peugeot's prestigious off-road racing history, and it'll do so with an all-star lineup including drivers Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb.

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Spectator killed in seventh stage of Dakar Rally

A Mitsubishi Lancer piloted by French driver Lionel Baud hit and killed a spectator in the Dakar Rally on Saturday in the second such collision this year.

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Dakar Rally delayed after crash leaves 11 spectators injured

Racing Set To Resume On Monday

A series of setbacks have delayed the start of this year's Dakar Rally, after a competitor drove into a crowd of spectators on Saturday and heavy rain poured down on Sunday.

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Peugeot reveals dream team livery for Dakar rally

Team Peugeot Total reveals the livery of the DKR16 that will compete in the 2016 Dakar Rally, driven by a four-man team that includes Sebastien Loeb.

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Red Bull showcases France's 'Gardians of Dakar'

For motorsports fans in the US, the winter is often a wasteland of interest, leaving us to look forward to warmer weather and the return of racing. However, there's a lighthouse that shines each year during the cold doldrums in the form of the Dakar Rally. Often broadcast in the wee hours of the morning, it gives the DVR-savvy a reprieve to watch motorcycles and trucks blasting through the desert while the snow falls outside at home.

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Peugeot 2008 DKR aiming for Dakar, makes detour to Beijing

Peugeot is no stranger to dirt-oriented motorsports, but with the 2008 DKR, the French automaker is striking out in a different direction than the rally stages of Europe. Instead, it has placed aim squarely on the notorious Dakar Rally, arguably one of the most grueling, demanding and dangerous (and longest) races on the planet.

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Peugeot 2008 DKR to challenge Dakar with help from Red Bull [w/video]

The Mini All4 Racing team has dominated the Dakar Rally in recent years, with wins in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In this year's event, its drivers stood atop all three steps on the podium, and it had seven cars in the top ten. However, Mini's superiority is getting a big challenge in 2015 because

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Watch Jay Leno bounce around with Dakar winner Roma in his Mini All4Racing

With Jay Leno off the Tonight Show, he has all the time in the world to focus on his passion for cars and can even travel a little. Leno teamed up with two-time Dakar Rally winner Nani Roma to jump and slide a Mini Countryman All4 racing truck around the dunes in Death Valley, CA.

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Mini locks out the podium at Dakar Rally

Motor racing is often overcome by dominant forces. In Formula One these days, it's all about Red Bull. Le Mans is absolutely dominated by Audi. Citroën devastated the World Rally Championship f

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Dakar Rally claims life of rider Eric Palante

The infamous Dakar Rally has claimed the life of another participant. 50-year-old Eric Palante of Belgium was killed while traversing the fifth stage of the cross-country race via motorcycle. Organizers grew concerned earlier Friday after he hadn't finished the leg, which most racers had completed on Thursday. They found his body on the course.

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Porsche revisits the 911's dirty side with rally history film

It might not be a coincidence that there are rumors of Porsche revealing a safari version of the 911 at April's Beijing Motor Show, just as the Dakar Rally is about to begin. Adding fuel to the

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Renaultsport prepares Dacia Duster to tackle Dakar

If you've ever seen a Dacia up close, it'd probably strike you as one of the least likely vehicles to take racing. The Romanian-made vehicles (also sold as Renault models in certain markets) typically drive around a hundred horsepower to the front wheels through a five-speed gearbox and offer little more. Nor should they, really, because they're budget-oriented forms of transportation, but

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Ford shows off V8-powered Ranger headed to Dakar Rally

Avert your eyes now if you're jealous that the global version of the Ford Ranger is not offered in the US. Ford's midsize pickup is being tuned up to take on the 2014 Dakar Rally, and the result is a truck that is probably even cooler than any F-150 SVT Raptor we've ever seen in the States. Jeffrey N. Ross

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Mini celebrates racing success with John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013

French drivers Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret drove a Mini Countryman to a class win at this year's Dakar Rally, and to commemorate their win, Mini has introduced a limited-volume car that will only be sold in France. The Mini John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar W

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French motorcyclist Thomas Bourgin killed at Dakar

The 2013 Dakar Rally has claimed another life. Organizers have confirmed 25-year-old motorcycle rider Thomas Bourgin died after colliding with an oncoming Chilean police vehicle while in transit to the start of a stage.

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