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Mitsubishi Motors Spain is entering the 2019 Dakar rally with a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross T1 Prototype driven by talented Spanish driver Cristina Gutierrez and co-driven by compatriot Pablo Huete. Backed by Mitsubishi Motors Spain for the past four years, 26-year old Gutierrez was the first Spanish woman to complete the Dakar in a car in 2017 and in the 2018 event she was the highest placed female driver. “As always when you face a Dakar, you do it with great expectation but also a lot of respect for the test,” commented Gutierrez. “The first objective, of course, is to finish what is the toughest rally in the world, for the third time in a row.” Read More »

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SsangYong has unveiled the Rexton DKR to compete in next year’s Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest rally, following the brands successful campaigning of a Tivoli inspired car in the 2018 event.

Developed by SsangYong Motorsport in Spain, the new Rexton DKR utilises a dune buggy body style with the muscular design features of the new SsangYong Rexton SUV. The car is built to be strong, fast and light to overcome the many different challenges posed by the race. Read More »

– MINI Motorsport partner X-raid to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars at 2019 Dakar.
– X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team will consist of four established MINI Family crews.
– 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup champion Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski to compete under the banner of ORLEN X-raid Team.

MINI Motorsport partner X-raid has announced its intention to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally at the 41st edition of The Dakar, 6-17th January 2019. Read More »

– Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz join the MINI Family.
– Three rally raid legends ready to take on the 2019 Dakar with MINI John Cooper Works Buggy cars.
– Despres and Sainz to compete in MINI John Cooper Works Buggy at Rallye du Maroc, 3rd-9th October 2018, as part of testing ahead of 2019 Dakar.

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– DAKAR 2018 | A THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN FOR PEUGEOT
– After 8793 kilometres of dunes, mountain passes, rocky tracks and assorted hazards through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, the crew of Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz have given the PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi a magnificent victory on the 40th Dakar Rally.
– This third consecutive success for Team Peugeot Total on the most demanding rally in the world mirrors the commercial success of the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was voted ‘Car of the Year’ in 2017. Read More »

• Seven MINI crews to contest Dakar 2018.
• Race debut of the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Buggy.
• Four MINI John Cooper Works Rally also spearhead MINI challenge to win Dakar – the greatest cross-country rally spectacle.

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– Mindaugas Plukys driving 9,000km rally route in modified Nissan Navara
– Amazing adventure will fulfil his ambition to tackle Dakar Rally
– Follow his journey online at facebook.com/iGo2Dakar Read More »

Two different drive concepts will be used for the first time: all-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Rally and rear-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. Edition 40 of the world’s most demanding long-distance rally begins on 6 January 2018 in Lima/Peru.

MINI and the X-raid Team have launched into the final preparation phase for the Dakar Rally 2018 with the presentation of their current racing cars. For the first time MINI and X-raid will face the challenges of the most demanding long-distance rally in the world using two different types of drive. Read More »

Having just concluded its seventh and final test session in Morocco, Team Peugeot Total – which locked out the top three places on this year’s Dakar Rally in January – is ready and eager to tackle next year’s South American classic from January 6–20. Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean Paul Cottret, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena, Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz and Cyril Despres/David Castera will all take the start with a brand-new racing lion: the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi. Read More »

• New Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi aims to build on Dakar- winning success of its predecessors
• Improvements to suspension deliver extra stability and performance
• Sebastien Loeb to give the new car its debut on the Silk Way Rally next month

Following 2 victories on the epic Dakar Rally in 2016 and 2017, Peugeot Sport reveals the successor to the Peugeot 3008DKR that conquered South America back in January: the racing version of Peugeot’s new SUV 3008 that was named as the 2017 ‘Car of the Year’. Read More »