FORMER top French skier Luc Alphand had victory in sight in the Dakar rally after winning yesterday's 13th stage. But his win was marred by the death of a young boy hit by a race car. Alphand, driving a Mitsubishi, extended his overall lead by clocking the fastest time over the day's 348km section on narrow dirt tracks between Guinea and Tambacounda, Senegal.
STEPHANE Peterhansel lost his way on stage 11 of the Dakar Rally but remains on course for a third successive victory.
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DAKAR Rally competitors are mourning the death of motorcyclist Andy Caldecott after a destructive day on the Mauritanian sands.
GINIEL de Villiers won stage six to claim a narrow lead on the Dakar Rally, with barely half a minute separating the top three drivers.
FORMER world champion Carlos Sainz reclaimed the lead of the Dakar Rally as Mitsubishi's bid for a sixth consecutive win hit the skids.
DOUBLE world champion Carlos Sainz of Spain marked his Dakar debut yesterday with victory in the opening 370km stage from Lisbon to Portimao.
A YEAR after he miraculously survived a 100mph crash in the desert which threatened to leave him blind in one eye, Colin McRae issued words of advice to his former World Rally Championship team-mate Carlos Sainz.
TWICE world rally champion Carlos Sainz faces the potential dangers of desert sandstorms, towering dunes and the threat of armed bandits when he makes his Dakar debut this weekend.
DAKAR Rally winner Stephane Peterhansel admitted he found this year’s event a tougher challenge than in 2004 after he claimed his second consecutive four-wheeled title yesterday.
RALLYING: Giniel De Villiers notched up his second stage win of the Dakar Rally on the penultimate special of the event yesterday.
FOUR-TIME Dakar winner Ari Vatanen revealed that he was unsure about his future in the event after he notched up a record 51st stage victory in the rally yesterday.
STEPHANE Peterhansel won stage 13 of the Dakar Rally yesterday to extend his overall lead. The Frenchman took his Mitsubishi to the fastest time on the 370 kilometres from Bamako to Kayes in Mali, stretching his advantage over team-mate Luc Alphand by over four minutes.
THE Dakar Rally headed for Mali today in subdued mood after Fabrizio Meoni’s death on stage 11.
THE Dakar Rally lost one of its greatest two-wheel exponents yesterday when Italian rider Fabrizio Meoni was killed in a desert accident.
MITSUBISHI stars Stephane Peterhansel and Luc Alphand are working hand in hand to crush the opposition on this year’s Dakar Rally.
SPANISH motorcyclist Jose Manuel Perez died yesterday following injuries sustained in the Dakar Rally.
MITSUBISHI driver Luc Alphand believes his team should steady their pace if they are to take victory in the Dakar Rally.
COLIN McRae will discover the full extent of the injuries he received in Wednesday’s 100mph end-over-end crash in the Mauritanian desert when he sees a consultant neurosurgeon in Glasgow tomorrow.
FORTY-EIGHT hours after surviving a high speed crash in the middle of the desert in Mauritania, a battered and bruised Colin McRae will this evening fly back into Scotland with his Dakar Rally dreams in tatters.
COLIN McRae will arrive back in Scotland this evening battered, bruised and deeply disappointed after walking away from a high speed crash which wrecked his hopes of winning this year’s Dakar Rally.
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