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SOUTHERN AFRICA'S BRANCH CROWNED FASTEST DAKAR ROOKIE


South Africa’s National Cross Country Champion Ross Branch has been crowned the fastest Rookie at the 2019 Dakar Rally in Peru. After 10 of the most gruelling stages the desert race has ever seen, Branch finished amongst the world’s best in 13th overall.

ONE DAY TO GO!
 



Dakar 2019 heads into its final day on Thursday following a cracking 312km bash through the dunes around Pisco Wednesday, leaving just 112km of racing in the epic ten-day race. The car, truck, quad and side-by-side races are all but run, but the motorcycle race will go down to the wire and things are looking up for several Southern African cars and competitors.

HEARTBREAK FOR STUART GREGORY AS ENGINE FAILURE FORCES HIM OUT OF THE DAKAR RALLY 2019  



Around 100km into Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally 2019, Stuart Gregory was forced to retire from this year’s event due to engine failure. His motorcycle stalled at around the 100km mark of yesterday’s stage, and although he was able to restart it, after a further...

KENNY INTO HIS STRIDE


South African two-wheel Dakar Star Kenny Gilbert was in his stride through the 2019 Dakar Rally’s 359km Day 8 jaunt over the dunes around the Peruvian town of Pisco.

STAGE 7 OF THE DAKAR RALLY 2019 TAKES ITS TOLL ON RIDERS


With 7 stages of the Dakar Rally 2019 under his belt, Gregory can begin to consider himself a Dakar veteran. Certainly, Stage 7, the first loop stage of this year’s event, contained almost every kind of terrain that riders can expect to encounter in Peru. It was essentially the Dakar in micro...

DAKAR A BLAST FOR KENNY


South African Dakar motorcycle rookie hero Kenny Gilbert enjoyed a positive seventh stage in spite of toughest conditions — as usual — on Monday....

DAKAR DRAMA ALL ROUND


Monday’s seventh Dakar Rally stage comprised a 323km jaunt across the dunes around San Juan de Marcona already carved up from racing last week.

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