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,"

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

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

Watch Rodrigues crash out of Dakar

Portuguese rally star Joaquim Rodrigues crashed heavily in the first stage of the Dakar Rally, misjudging a sand dune and slamming hard. The 36-year-old former motocross and supercross star is out of the rally but reports suggest he is not seriously injured.  

Sunderland leads after Dakar opening day

Briton Sam Sunderland got his 2018 Dakar Rally off to the perfect start with a commanding win on the short 30km special stage in the dunes just outside of Lima, Peru. The Brit, carrying the number-one plate on his KTM 450 RALLY, took the win by 33 seconds from second-placed Adrien van