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Sainz suffered spine fractures
Al-Attiyah claims fifth Dakar win
Benavides edges Price for bikes win
Loeb scores record sixth stage win
Loeb scores fifth straight stage win
Carlos Sainz reveals Dakar crash caused multiple spine fractures Dakar
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World Rally legend and three-time Dakar Rally winner Carlos Sainz Sr has revealed that he sustained two fractures to his spine in the huge crash that forced him out of the 2023 event.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah claims fifth career win, Loeb shines in second Dakar
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Nasser Al-Attiyah became a five-time winner of the Dakar Rally with an emphatic triumph in Saudi Arabia, cementing his claim as one of the greatest cross-country drivers of all-time.

Kevin Benavides scored his second Dakar Rally crown on two wheels after edging out KTM teammate Toby Price to the tune of just 43 seconds on the final stage.

Dakar 2023: Loeb scores record sixth straight stage win Dakar
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World Rally legend Sebastien Loeb became the first driver in the history of the Dakar Rally to score six consecutive stage wins after topping Saturday’s penultimate test in Saudi Arabia.

Dakar 2023: Dominant Loeb makes it five stage wins in a row Dakar
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World Rally legend Sebastien Loeb moved up to second in the Dakar Rally standings by claiming yet another stage win on Friday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah maintained his grip on the overall lead.

Dakar 2023: Loeb continues winning streak on Stage 11, Al-Attiyah leads Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Loeb continues winning streak on Stage 11, Al-Attiyah leads

Sebastien Loeb continued his impeccable form in the 2023 Dakar Rally on Thursday’s 11th test as he claimed his fourth stage victory in succession, while Nasser Al-Attiyah maintained his lead in the overall standings.

Dakar Video | Sparco innovates with new water-repellent seat for Side by Side Dakar
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Dakar Video | Sparco innovates with new water-repellent seat for Side by Side

In this new video from Motorsport.com, we present a new innovation from Sparco: A new type of water-repellent seat to be used in Side by Side buggies on the Dakar Rally.

Dakar 2023: Loeb makes it a hat-trick of stage wins Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Loeb makes it a hat-trick of stage wins

Sebastien Loeb has completed a hat-trick of 2023 Dakar Rally stage wins by triumphing on the 10th stage, as overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah maintained his advantage without a fuss.

Spectator dies after incident in Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally organisers have announced the death of a spectator during the 2023 event.

Dakar 2023: Loeb wins again on Stage 9, Sainz suffers major crash Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Loeb wins again on Stage 9, Sainz suffers major crash

World Rally legend Sebastien Loeb underlined his credentials in the 2023 Dakar Rally yet again with a conclusive victory on Stage 9, as Carlos Sainz suffered a major crash and Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his overall lead on Tuesday.

Dakar 2023: Loeb strikes back on Stage 8, Al-Attiyah maintains lead Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Loeb strikes back on Stage 8, Al-Attiyah maintains lead

Sebastien Loeb inherited victory from Carlos Sainz on the eighth stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally on Sunday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah consolidated his lead at the top of the standings.

Dakar 2023: American Howes leads bikes contest into rest day Dakar
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Dakar 2023: American Howes leads bikes contest into rest day

American rider Skyler Howes led the Dakar Rally’s bikes classification heading into Monday's rest day, as two big names dropped out of the running in the opening week.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah stays in front, more drama for Audi on Stage 7 Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah stays in front, more drama for Audi on Stage 7

Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah remains in the lead of the 2023 Dakar Rally following the seventh stage on Saturday, while Audi endured another day to forget in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Attiyah apologises for "reacting harshly" to Audi Dakar power boost

Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah has apologised for “reacting harshly” at the decision by Dakar Rally organisers to increase the power output of his Audi rivals ahead of Stage 5.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah in command as disaster strikes Audi on Stage 6

Nasser Al-Attiyah made a major step towards winning the 2023 Dakar Rally after he took victory on Stage 6 and his Audi rivals Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel suffered costly crashes.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah triumphs on Stage 5 to open up lead Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah triumphs on Stage 5 to open up lead

Nasser Al-Attiyah has held off Audi’s power boost to win his second stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally and extend his overall lead to more than 22 minutes.

Al-Attiyah furious at Audi Dakar power boost: “Thank you for killing the race early” Dakar
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Al-Attiyah furious at Audi Dakar power boost: “Thank you for killing the race early”

Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah has lashed out at the decision by Dakar Rally organisers to increase the power output of his Audi rivals ahead of Stage 5, accusing them on social media of “killing the race early”.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah extends lead as Loeb beats Peterhansel to Stage 4 win Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah extends lead as Loeb beats Peterhansel to Stage 4 win

Nasser Al-Attiyah has opened up his Dakar Rally lead to over 18 minutes, while Sebastien Loeb fought back from a nightmare start to the event to win stage 4.

Sainz angry after Dakar disaster that will keep him “awake at night” Dakar
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Sainz angry after Dakar disaster that will keep him “awake at night”

Carlos Sainz Sr says that the mechanical woes he endured on the third stage of the Dakar Rally, that cost him his lead, were like watching “a film to keep you awake at night”.

Dakar 2023, Stage 3: Al-Attiyah takes lead, nightmare for Sainz Dakar
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Dakar 2023, Stage 3: Al-Attiyah takes lead, nightmare for Sainz

Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah took over the lead of the 2023 Dakar Rally for the first time on Tuesday’s Stage 3 after mechanical problems hit the Audi of arch rival Carlos Sainz Sr.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah closes on Sainz with Stage 2 win, Loeb suffers punctures Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah closes on Sainz with Stage 2 win, Loeb suffers punctures

Defending Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah slashed Carlos Sainz Sr’s lead with victory on the second stage, as Sebastien Loeb lost over an hour with three punctures.

Injury, COVID, camels and redemption: Petrucci's Dakar odyssey

Danilo Petrucci’s decision to switch to rallying at the conclusion of his time in MotoGP at the end of 2021 raised many eyebrows. Deciding to make his rally raid debut at the Dakar courted scepticism. With his debut almost over on several occasions before it began, Petrucci’s Dakar odyssey was a wild affair full of ups, downs and a run-in with a camel. He sat down with Motorsport.com to reveal all

The positive future implications of Audi's creditable Dakar debut

OPINION: Audi has been a disruptive presence on the 2022 Dakar Rally, with its new hybrid RS Q e-tron taking two stage wins so far. Its impressive pace and resilience on one of the world’s toughest tests also bodes well for the Dakar’s future as it seeks to attract new manufacturers.

How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory Prime

How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory

Having tasted plenty of success in the World Rally Championship in the past, Prodrive took its off-road excursions to a new level with its first Dakar Rally entry this year. Now well-versed in the challenges that the famous rally-raid event possesses, Prodrive can learn from those lessons for next year's tilt at Dakar honours.

Why Sebastien Loeb has joined forces with an old enemy for Dakar

Sebastien Loeb remains as committed as ever after 19 years at the top level. Since returning part-time with Citroen to the World Rally Championship in 2018 and continuing in a third Hyundai for the past two seasons, the nine-time champion has managed to add a victory and a further two podiums to his tally.