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Sunderland wins stage to retake Dakar lead

Rolling with the punches and bouncing back in style after a difficult day yesterday, Sam Sunderland has arguably delivered his best performance of the Dakar Rally so far with victory on a seriously tough stage eight. Remarkably, it’s Sam’s first stage win of the 2022 rally, and his first for

Super Sam crashes but stretches Dakar lead

Sam Sunderland continues to lead the 2022 Dakar Rally with the British racer now enjoying a three-minute advantage over his closest rival in the provisional overall standings! Chasing down the leading riders from his 17th place starting position on today’s 465-kilometer special, the Brit would ultimately complete the stage as

Sunderland takes lead in Dakar

Starting sixth on stage two of the 2022 Dakar Rally, Sam Sunderland put together a faultless display of riding and navigation to catch the front runners, lead the stage, and then bring his GASGAS RC 450F Rally home in a fine second place. The strong result moves the Brit to

Dakar highlights video: Day 2

It's called day two but really is the first day of proper racing following the opening 'prologue'. Check out the action as lots of the top men got lost!

Sunderland sixth in troubled opening Dakar day

After setting a blistering time and winning yesterday’s Prologue, Daniel Sanders has maintained his impressive speed to secure victory on today’s opening stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally! Opting to enter the stage as the 15th rider and chase down the riders ahead, the Aussie’s game plan worked perfectly with

Fantic enters Dakar with 66-year-old Picco

Rally legend Franco Picco will start his 28th Dakar on Fantic's XEF Rally 450, the first machine from the factory to enter the gruelling race.  The legendary 66-year-old rider will ride the bike which started out as the enduro XEF 450, which the Fantic technicians modified with a new frame and

Dakar winner Sunderland goes GasGas

GASGAS FACTORY RACING ANNOUNCES NEW RALLY TEAM LINE-UP!FORMER DAKAR WINNER SAM SUNDERLAND JOINS DANIEL SANDERS TO STRENGTHEN GASGAS’ RALLY EFFORTS IN 2022Sam Sunderland will join Daniel Sanders under the GASGAS Factory Racing awning in 2022. Undoubtedly a pair of heavy hitters on the rally scene, having finished third and fourth

Sunderland wins Dakar stage in last-gasp victory bid

Briton Sam Sunderland took victory in today's Dakar penultimate stage to move up to second in the overall standings. With just one day remaining, he trails Honda's Kevin Benavides by just over four minutes. Putting in an impressive performance through the demanding 464km timed special, the Brit made up over

Navigations errors cost Sunderland in Dakar

Making a couple of navigation errors on stage nine, Sam Sunderland was able to use his experience to quickly get back on track and subsequently reach the finish line as eighth fastest in today's Dakar stage. Currently third in the provisional overall classification, Sunderland will enjoy a strong start position for Thursday’s

Sunderland and Brabec stop to aid injured Price

The action from yesterday's Dakar rally shows top men Sam Sunderland and Ricky Brabec stop to help the injured Toby Price in a show of solidarity for a fellow racer. And Honda's Joan Barreda stops to help, too. The true sprit of sport right there...