Great finish! Two SA Toyotas on podium after 2018 Dakar

Great finish for Toyota SA’s teams Second overall for Al Attiyah/Baumel Third overall for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CORDOBA, Argentina – What a Dakar result for South African drivers and engineering! Toyota SA entries second and third in the overall standings – beating the best from the rest of the automotive world – and first and…

Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke

• Stage 13 triumph for Al-Attiyah/Baumel • De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz home third • Retirement for Ten Brinke/Périn CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – If ever there was a stage on the Dakar that proved what a fickle mistress this event can be, then Stage 13 was it for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. On the one hand, there was…

Dakar Stage 12: Win for SA bakkie, two more in top five

Victory on Stage 12 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel Third on Stage 12 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Mini entry arrives to join the leaders SAN JUAN, Argentina – Thursday’s (Jan 18) 2018 Dakar Stage 12 saw South Africa’s Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah score his 12th stage victory in the rally, his third stage win in…

Ten Brinke makes stunning mark on Dakar Stage 11

Victory on Stage 11 for Toyota’s Ten Brinke/Périn Fifth place for Al-Attiyah/Baumel and… Sixth on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CHILECITO, Argentina – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Bernhard ten Brinke (Netherlands) and French navigator Michel Périn have won Stage 11 of Dakar 2018. The day (Wednesday) had started, unlike all others, with the top…

SA Toyotas still up front after gruelling Dakar Stage 10

Second on Stage 10 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Fifth on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke/Périn Suspension hit costs Al Attiyah/Baumel 29min BELEN, Argentina – Tuesday, Day 10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally, was a day of mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing over 373km of racing, split into two sections, after a 424km liaison. Happily…

Three SA Toyotas in Dakar top five after marathon stage

All three Toyota Hilux race cars at Uyuni unscathed Second on stage for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Third on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel UYUNI, Bolivia – Stage 7 of Dakar 2018 was the marathon stage that’s always part of the event.. this year a 425km test at high altitude run with no overnight service crew, the job…

SA’s Dakar hero with leaders after Dakar Day 1

They’e off! Dakar churning desert sands Good finish for SA’s Giniel de Villiers Peugeot leads after first real stage LONDON, England – Frenchman Cyril Despres put Peugeot into the lead of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, automaker having recovered from a difficult opening day in the dunes around Pisco in southern Peru. The Frenchman, with…

Testing over! Meet the last Peugeot Dakar Rally car

Heavier and wider – Peugeot’s 3008DKR Maxi. 2018 will be last Dakar for French automaker Four teams – same crews as back in 2017 MARRAKECH, Morocco – Team Peugeot Total has completed its seventh and final test session for the brand’s 2018 Dakar Rally so is, the automaker says, “ready and eager to tackle 2018’s South…

Dakar China: Tough satnav break for SA Toyota crew

10th on Stage 3 for De Villiers /Von Zitzewitz SA Toyota Dakar aces running third overall Second Toyota SA Hilux running sixth overall ALXA, Inner Mongolia – The 410km Stage 3 of the Dakar Series China Rally was a tough one for South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz in their Toyota…

Sainz takes new Dakar Peugeot 3008DKR to the Maxi

Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi set sights on Dakar Suspension to deliver more stability and performance Debut in July 2017 the Silk Way Rally PARIS, France – Peugeot Sport has revealed its successor to the Peugeot 3008DKR that conquered the 2017 Dakar Rally, just as it did the previous year. It’s the successor to the Peugeot 3008DKR,…

SA Toyotas head Doha Rally first stage

SA-built Toyota head Doha rally Two Hilux bakkies in first three Rough, obstacle-ridden first stage DOHA, Qatar – South Africa’s Leeroy Poulter, he of Dakar fame driving for Toyota, and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz finished third from the short (4.85km) opening stage of the 2017 Qatar Cross-Country Rally. They and their Hilux were only 9.7sec…

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…