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3 SA-built Hiluxes in 2017 Dakar top 10

  • Fight to the finish by SA crews
  • Peugeot entries take 1,2,3 for race
  • 13th Dakar win for Peterhansel

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Dakar 2017 has parked at last here in the Argentine capital after Stage 12 and after a rather disastrous event in which two race stages were cancelled, torrential rain flooded a bivouac and extreme elevation took a toll on non-turbo competitors. 879 more words

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Peugeot all set to sweep 2017 Dakar podium

  • Stage 11 over and Toyotas hold on
  • Hall: ‘We expected a major assault’
  • Roma: ‘We’re happy with our position’

RÍO RIO CUARTO, Argentina – Stage 11 of the 2017 Dakar – the second-last – was another long, hot slog for all remaining competitors but nail-biting for the South African Toyota Hilux team of Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz. 559 more words

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SA Toyotas still in running with 2 days to go

Punctures slow De Villiers on Stage 10
Roma holds on to fifth through tough day
Peterhansel, biker crash in riverbed maze

SAN JUAN, Argentina – It was a long, hot and tough day for Toyota as the crews took on Stage 10 of the 2017 Dakar Rally race, from Chilecito to San Juan. 837 more words

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More Dakar disaster: Landslide causes cancelled stage

  • Stage 9 cancelled – tough deal for SA team
  • Landslide means no proper overnight service
  • De Villiers hoping to catch leaders

ABRA PAMPA, Argentina – The Argentine town of Abra Pampa isn’t much more than a spec on the map but at the end of Stage 8 of Dakar 2017 it served as a makeshift bivouac for South Africa’s Toyota Gazoo race team. 794 more words

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De Villiers back in race for 2017 Dakar

  • Gazoo storming back on Dakar?
  • Rain behind them, racers thunder on
  • De Villiers up from eighth to sixth

UYUNI, Bolivia – Stage 7 of the 2017 Dakar Rally in South America raced on Monday should have been the usual marathon race after the rest day but Mother Nature laughed at that idea with pouring rain, destroyed roads and a flooded bivouac. 638 more words

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Dakar Stage 7 - and 'rest' day

  • Rain, more rain – and then… it rained even more
  • Which, of course, meant mud, mud, and more mud
  • Which led to today’s Stage 7 stage being shortened…
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Roma takes torch for Toyota on Dakar Stage 5

  • Icy rain pain on shortened Dakar Day 5
  • Toyota’s ‘lead the way’ ads turn hollow
  • Peugeot’s Loeb: ‘We had a very good day’

ORURO, Bolivia – A number of top names fell out of the 2017 Dakar Rally during the first week – a week that has now brought pouring rain that flooded the Oruro bivouac. 764 more words

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