Defending champion Carlos Sainz bounced back from two stage defeats to his title rival Nasser Al-Attiyah by winning the ninth leg of the Dakar Rally in Chile on Tuesday.
Nasser Al-Attiyah kept Dakar Rally rival Carlos Sainz in his sights as he chopped the defending champion's lead in half in the seventh stage to Antofagasta in Chile on Sunday.
Stephane Peterhansel reveled in the challenging sand dunes which marked the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally and stepped up his challenge for yet another triumph in the event with an emphatic victory.
Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah held off teammate and race leader Carlos Sainz by just 25 seconds to claim victory in the third stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.
Defending champions Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres stretched their leads in this year's Dakar Rally as they doubled up again on the second stage.
Carlos Sainz defied difficult weather conditions to win the opening stage of his title defense in the car category of the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Sunday.
Thousands of spectators turned out to cheer on competitors in the 2011 Dakar Rally as the historic race got underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday.
Carlos Sainz has won the Dakar Rally for the first time after keeping main rival and teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah in his sights on the 14th and final stage on Saturday.
Carlos Sainz was furious with teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah after the Qatari driver slashed his Dakar Rally lead going into Saturday's final stage in Argentina.
Spain's Carlos Sainz closed in on the 2010 Dakar title when he claimed victory in the 12th stage on Thursday ahead of Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Nasser Al-Attiyah closed the gap on Volkswagen team-mate Carlos Sainz's overall Dakar Rally lead after winning Wednesday's 220km 11th stage to San Juan in Argentina.
Carlos Sainz is closing on his first Dakar Rally car title after extending his lead with victory on Tuesday's 10th stage in the South American event.
Nasser Al-Attiyah dominated the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally to take a big chunk out of Carlos Sainz's overall lead.
Stephane Peterhansel won the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally to record his 20th stage victory in the car class -- as Carlos Sainz extended his overall lead.
French motorcyclist David Casteu has been forced to retire from the Dakar Rally after he suffered a broken leg in the fifth stage of the race in the Atacama Desert.
Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel took control of this year's edition with a commanding victory in the third stage in Argentina.
Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah claimed the lead in the Dakar Rally on Sunday as the competitors involved in a death crash on the first stage in Argentina withdrew from the grueling 9,000 kilometer 15-day event.
Spanish driver Nani Roma upstaged the pre-race favorites to set the early pace at the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Saturday.
Citroen's Sebastien Loeb cruised to victory in Cyprus to record his 50th World Rally Championship win -- his third from three rounds this season.
South African Giniel De Villiers is the new leader of the Dakar Rally after he won Thursday's 12th special stage and Spaniard Carlos Sainz was forced to pull out following a dramatic crash.
Twice world champion Carlos Sainz tightened his grip on the Dakar Rally on Tuesday when he achieved his sixth stage triumph of the race in South America.
Spaniard Carlos Sainz extended his dominance of the Dakar Rally by taking the ninth special stage -- his third in succession -- in his Volkswagen on Monday.
Former world champion Carlos Sainz strengthened his grip on the Dakar rally with a decisive victory in Sunday's eighth stage.
Spain's Carlos Sainz has regained the overall Dakar Rally lead, winning the seventh stage as the gruelling race left Argentina for Chile by crossing the Andes mountain range.
Carlos Sainz confirmed his status as favorite for the Dakar Rally with another victory in the fourth stage of the race in Argentina on Tuesday.
Spain's Carlos Sainz retained the overall lead in the Dakar Rally on Monday despite losing the third stage to Qatar's BMW driver Nasser Al-Attiyah in Argentina.
Twice world champion Carlos Sainz grabbed the lead in the Dakar Rally with victory in the second special stage in Argentina on Sunday.
Former world rally champion Carlos Sainz had to settle for second place behind Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah on the opening stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina on Saturday.
Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel believes that rival Carlos Sainz will start as favorite for the Dakar Rally -- which makes its first appearance in South America on Saturday.
French motorbike rider Eric Aubijoux became the second fatality of this year's Dakar Rally on Saturday during the 14th stage between Tambacounda and Dakar.
Defending champion Luc Alphand turned the heat on race leader and Mitsubishi team-mate Stephane Peterhansel on Thursday with just two full stages remaining in the Dakar Rally.
South Africa's Giniel De Villiers took the Dakar Rally overall lead on Friday after winning the seventh stage between Zouerat and Atar which was shortened because of a blinding sandstorm.
Spain's Carlos Sainz extended his overall lead in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday after winning the winding fifth stage through the desert from Oaurzazate to Tan-Tan in Morocco.
The death of South African motorcycle rider Elmer Symons overshadowed the fourth day of the Dakar Rally in Morocco on Tuesday.
Former world rally champion Carlos Sainz took the lead in the Dakar Rally on Monday after drivers and riders arrived on African soil following the overnight crossing from Spain.
Spain's Carlos Sainz won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, ahead of Mitsubishi's Nani Roma and defending champion Luc Alphand.
World championship front-runner Sebastien Loeb claimed a record-equaling 26th career victory, when he won the Rally of Germany for a fifth successive time in Trier on Sunday.
Marcus Gronholm made the early running in the Acropolis Rally, winning all six of Friday's stages to put his Ford firmly on top of the leaderboard.
World champion Sebastien Loeb, looking to equal Carlos Sainz's record of 26 world rally victories, won the 2.8km opening stage of the Acropolis Rally.
Former president Fernando Martin has said he will not stand in the Real Madrid presidential election on July 2.
World champion Sebastien Loeb has won the Rally of Argentina for his fourth victory in a row.
Holder Stephane Peterhansel retained the overall lead in the Dakar Rally after a tricky drive through the Mauritania sand dunes.
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel compensated for a sluggish start to the Dakar rally by winning the fifth stage on Moroccan trails.
Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser used his experience of the Dakar rally to the full to win the first stage on African soil in this year's race.
Former world rally champion Carlos Sainz recorded his second successive stage victory on the second day of the Dakar Rally in Alcoutim, Portugal on Sunday.
World champion Sebastien Loeb, seeking an unprecedented fifth successive win, set the early pace in the Acropolis Rally when he won the 2.4km opening stage.
Finland's double world champion Marcus Gronholm stretched his lead to 21.4 seconds in the season-ending Rally of Australia in his bid for a fourth Australian title.
The glittering career of twice world champion Carlos Sainz came to abrupt and disappointing end when he was forced to pull out of the Rally of Australia.
Two-time world champion Carlos Sainz must wait for medical clearance before he can say farewell to rallying in Australia this weekend.
Estonia's Markko Martin holds the overnight lead after the second day of the Rally of Catalunya but Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm claimed three stage wins to keep up the pressure.
New world champion Sebastien Loeb pulled out of the Catalunya Rally with a mechanical breakdown after winning the first leg on the second day.
Spain's twice former world rally champion Carlos Sainz will retire from the sport at the end of the season.
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb tightened his hold on the Rally of Germany after a drama-filled weather-hit second day in which Norway's reigning world champion Petter Solberg crashed out.
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb opened up a 26.5 second lead over Spanish Citroen team mate Carlos Sainz on the opening day of the Rally of Germany.
Carlos Sainz is well-placed to claim a record 26th world rally win after Marcus Gronholm crashed out of contention.
Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm clung on to a slender lead in the Rally of Argentina after Ford rival Markko Martin crashed heavily.
World champion Petter Solberg won the Acropolis rally on Sunday as the Norwegian posted his second victory of 2004, helping him climb to second in the overall standings.
Finland's Marcus Gronholm is fired up to triumph in this week's new-look Acropolis Rally after being stripped of victory in Cyprus last month.
Finland's Marcus Gronholm won the Cyprus Rally to give Peugeot its first win this season with the 307 WRC in the fifth round of the 2004 World Championship.
Estonia's Markko Martin clinched the third world championship win of his career when he led home teammate Francois Duval for a Ford Focus one-two at the Rally of Mexico.
World championship leader Sebastien Loeb saw his dreams of a record three wins in the first three races of the season shattered when he was forced out of the Rally of Mexico.
Reigning champion Sebastien Loeb, driving a Citroen, consolidated his bid for back-to-back wins in the Monte Carlo Rally after day two of the first round of the world rally series.
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