Walkner takes historic Dakar win

Former world MX3 champion Matthias Walkner became the first Austrian rider to win the Dakar Rally in its long history, and kept KTM's winning streak alive after it looked like they could lose for the first time in 17 years. KTM have won every Dakar since the rally moved to

Van Beveren injury update

While leading the provisional overall standings of the 2018 Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider Adrien Van Beveren suffered a crash shortly before finishing stage 10 of the event in Belén. Currently in hospital where he is receiving medical assistance in La Rioja, Adrien is expected to return to France in the

Brutal crash wipes out Dakar leader

Yamaha's Adrien Van Beveren crashed out of the lead of the Dakar rally today. "Following a crash shortly before the end of stage 10, Adrien has been forced to abandon the 2018 Dakar. He attempted to complete the stage but was unable to continue and was airlifted for medical check,"

Knighter talks of Gas-Gas debut

By Dick Law. Briton David Knight MBE crossed the Atlantic at the weekend to take part in the first round of the all-new USA extreme enduro championship on his new Gas-Gas but suffered with a couple of small mechanical problems in the first two sprint races that dropped him from

Close Dakar sees leaders split by 22 secs!

There is just 22 seconds at the head of the Dakar rally - and neither of the leaders are on KTM who have won the rally for the past 13 years. Yamaha's Adrian Van Beveren leads from Honda's Kevin Benavides who is about to reach his home town of Salta breathing

Van Beveren retakes Dakar lead

Putting in a stellar performance today in the Bolivian mountains, Adrien Van Beveren has worked his way back into the lead of the 2018 Dakar Rally. Reaching the end of the first part of the two-day-long marathon stage without any issue, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider is now three minutes and 14

British extreme kicks off this weekend

The start of the 2108 ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship looks set to be a cracker at Tong this coming weekend. A capacity entry will tackle the daunting course at Parkwood Offroad, near Bradford, as organiser Paul Edmondson of Fast Eddy Racing has scoured the venue and found plenty of new

HRC man Benavides is new Dakar leader

A dazzling performance by Kevin Benavides earns the Argentinean the overall leadership of the Dakar Rally on his Honda CRF450 of the Monster Energy Honda Team.  It was a dreadful sixth stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, which brings with it a well-deserved rest day for the competitors in the capital

Sunderland crashes out of Dakar

After winning both the first and third days of the rally to hold the lead, Briton Sam Sunderland crashed two-thirds of the way through today’s stage forced the 2017 Dakar champion to abandon the rally. Alex Doringer – KTM Rally Team Manager, said:  “Unfortunately Sam had an accident today whilst searching for

Sunderland back in Dakar lead

After losing the lead of the Dakar rally on day two to Honda's Joan Barreda, Briton Sam Sunderland won day three to end up back on top of the leaderboard. After finishing day two in seventh to drop to fourth overall, the factory KTM winner bounced back as Barreda took