Sunderland podiums as Benavides wins Dakar

Briton Sam Sunderland fought to third place finish in the Dakar rally as Honda's Kevin Benavides held on to his overnight lead to take the title. Sunderland started the day second, just over four minutes adrift of leader Benavides. But he could only finish 11th today after making a

Sunderland solid in tough Dakar day

Sam Sunderland put in yet another strong performance for fourth in stage eight of the 2021 Dakar Rally, to hold on to third in the event overall. Honda's Jose Ignacio Cornejo won the day to extend his lead in the event from Sunderland's KTM team-mate Toby Price. And Briton David Knight

Sunderland up to third in Dakar

Heading north from the rest day bivouac at Ha’il, stage seven of the 2021 Dakar Rally led riders to Sakaka. This first half of the event’s marathon stage will see riders sleep in a temporary camp before continuing with the second leg on Monday, stage eight. Arriving at the bivouac,

Brit Sam climbs Dakar leaderboard as McCanney is out

Sam Sunderland posting the fifth fastest time, just over four minutes down on the eventual stage winner, after he completed the 662km stage five of the 2021 Dakar Rally. He's now fifth overall, on a day when Honda's Kevin Benavides took the win and the overall lead. Jamie McCanney’s time in

Sunderland fourth in Dakar opener

Sam Sunderland in the day one of Dakar racing The opening day of the 2021 Dakar Rally presented riders with a 623km stage, including 277km of timed special. Held entirely on rough sandy tracks, the stage immediately challenged competitors with difficult navigation. The rocky nature of the course also made bike

Sunderland takes Dakar lead

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has finished second on stage two of the Dakar Rally, moving himself into the provisional race lead. Stage two at the 2020 Dakar Rally presented riders with several new challenges. The pre-coloured road books used for the first time this year were only

Briton Sunderland wins world rally title

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has won the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship by placing as runner-up at the penultimate round of the series – the Atacama Rally in Chile.With an unbeaten record in the 2019 championship leading into round three, following wins at the Abu Dhabi

How Quick Can Sam Sunderland Eat Rice With Chopsticks?

Josh Sampiero is back with another exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 Silk Way Rally. We begin this episode checking in wth Nasser Al-Attiyah after he had completed a stage, complete with a flat tyre! Sam Sunderland explains how he had a crash shortly into the stage and lost his

Sunderland wins world rally opener

Sam Sunderland took the win The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has been an outstanding event for Sam Sunderland. Working closely with his team, the British rider secured his second victory at the race by implementing the perfect strategy over the course of the five-day event. Leading the overall standings by a

Price takes Dakar win

Aussie Toby Price gave KTM its 18th consecutive Dakar win today. The race came right down to a final-stage showdown between Aussie Price and Pablo Quintanilla. There was around 65 miles of racing and one minute separated them. But the rider from Chile fell and injured his foot after just 7miles