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Dakar's women drivers helping their Saudi sisters

Jeddah - They may be few in number but the women who have come to Saudi Arabia to race their vehicles across the sands in this year's Dakar Rally are making their voices heard.

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

- Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.

Peru says it will host Dakar 2019 rally: organizers

- Peru confirmed on Thursday that it will host the 2019 Dakar rally, the France-based organizers said, despite the government previously expressing doubts because of financial constraints."See you in Lima...

Boy among seriously injured in Dakar Rally crash

Buenos Aires - A ten-year-old boy and his father were seriously injured when a speeding car smashed into spectators during the prologue of the Dakar Rally on Saturday.

Dakar: Obama comments on Snowden issue

Dakar - President Barack Obama who is currently on a tour of three African countries made some comments on whistle-blower Edward Snowden at a press conference in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday morning.

Safety Questions Asked After Rider In Coma In Dakar Rally

Questions have been raised over the safety of the Dakar Rally, which held its sixth stage along Chile’s Pacific coast. There have been three serious participant injuries as well as the death of a spectator.

Bike Rider Breaks Leg in Unforgiving Desert During Dakar Rally

The fifth stage of the Dakar Rally has seen accidents and breakdowns in the toughest stage yet, from Copiapo to Antafogasta, both in Chile. Desert conditions have forced out motorbike favourite David Casteu with a broken leg.

US Ace Pulls Ahead in Dakar Rally

American NASCAR ace Robby Gordon has won the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally in the Atacama Desert, where his Hummer had a firm grip on the soil. Gordon snatched the victory from overall leader Stephane Peterhansel.

Rally Favourite Drops Back, Frenchman Peterhansel Leading Dakar

Nine-times Dakar winner, Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel, in a BMW has taken the lead in the gruelling extreme event after rally favourite Volkswagen driver Giniel de Villiers dropped out of the running.

VW Leads Dakar Rally While Driver Who Hit Dead Woman Quits

A driver who was disqualified last year in the Dakar Rally has now taken the lead in the extreme rally. Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar has won the second stage in a Volkswagen Touareg leading his teammate Carlos Sainz of Spain.

800,000 Gather In Buenos Aires To See Off Dakar Rally

Almost a million motor-sport enthusiasts gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to watch the so-called “symbolic start” of the Dakar Rally. The first stage was a 349-kilometre (215 mile) drive to the inland town of Colon.

Dakar Extreme Rally Starts In South America

The Dakar, billed as the toughest rally in the world, begins its first leg a, 349-kilometre (218-mile) stage from the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, to the city of Colon.

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The fourth stage of Dakar gets dressed of black with the motorist's Elmer Symonds death

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