2019 Dakar: One stage to go and SA flag is flying high

Last stage today – with SA crews looking good Four SA-built bakkies in top 10 group Short last stage today – with SA team in lead PISCO, Peru – Stage 9 of Dakar 2019, according to a media release from Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, will be remembered as a turning point in the race if not the…

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and…

Toyota SA team still leading 2019 ‘Dakar’ South America

Toyota’s Attiyah/Baumel now 37min43 clear of field De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz eighth on Stage 6 Roll cage saves team on spectacular roll SAN JUAN DE MARCONA, Peru – Racing resumed on Sunday on the South American version of the formerly international Dakar Rally with Stage 6 during which crews returned to the bivouac at here on…

SA Toyota team still showing the way on 2019 Dakar

SAN JUAN DE MARCONA, Peru – The second day of racing on the Peruvian Dakar saw a ding-dong battle among the leaders but it panned out to Peugeot’s Sebastien Loeb winning the stage with a time eight seconds faster than Mini’s Nani Roma. However the biggest gains were made by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel…

Toyota SA Dakar team revved and ready for 2019 race in Peru

Final pre-race tests completed in high dunes Technical checks later – Lima 7hrs behind SA Start podium all set for January 6 2019 LIMA, Peru – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has finished the testing phase of its Hiluxes ahead of the 2019 Dakar Rally – the 41st – which will open this evening (Jan 5)…

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…