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Qatar driver adds Dakar to list of rally victories

...Al-Attiyah, of Qatar, claimed his first Dakar Rally title and Marc Coma, of Spain...2008 alone. But until this year, the Dakar had been a mainly frustrating experience...losing by only 2 minutes in the closest Dakar finish ever.This year, he overtook Sainz...
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France's Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally again

DAKAR, Senegal - France's Stephane Peterhansel won his second straight Dakar Rally, a 5,566-mile race that began in Spain...Rose, a lake just outside the Senegalese capital of Dakar. About 465 cars, trucks and motorcycles started...
Stephane Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally

DAKAR, Senegal - French driver Stephane Peterhansel won the 2007 Dakar Rally on Sunday, claiming his third trophy in one of...from his bike Saturday during an untimed section near Dakar, and South African motorcyclist Elmer Symons, 29...
Gordon wins Dakar Rally first stage

...Robby Gordon won the opening leg of the Dakar Rally on Friday, the first American to...Gordon, driving a Volkswagen in his first Dakar Rally, covered a 4-mile sprint along...Barcelona to Granada. It ends Jan. 16 in Dakar, Senegal, completing a course that also...
New security fears at Dakar Rally

...fears prompted organizers of the Paris-Dakar Rally on Friday to cancel the weekend stages...In 2003, the rally skipped Paris and Dakar for the first time, as well as all of West...Jan. 18 outside the Senegalese capital of Dakar.
Frenchmen win car, motorcycle divisions in Dakar Rally

DAKAR, Senegal -- Car racer Jean-Louis Schlesser and motorcyclist Richard Sainct took top honors Sunday in the Dakar Rally, a grueling 17-day trek that began in Granada, Spain. Schlesser, riding in a self-designed two-wheel-drive...
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Death of Argentine biker dampens first day of Dakar Rally

...Boero on Sunday on the first day of the Dakar Rally focused attention on the hazards of...behind Lopez.Fatalities occur often in the Dakar Rally.Last year a man died when his Mar del Plata. This was his second Dakar. Officials said he withdrew during the...
Japan's Masuoka wins Dakar Rally again

...SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Hiroshi Masuoka of Japan won the Dakar Rally for the second straight year, completing a grueling 18-day...were timed in 49 hours, 8 minutes, 52 seconds. "To win the Dakar once is important," Masuoka said on the rally's Web site...
Japan's Shinozuka seriously injured in Dakar rally crash

...flipped over in the Libyan desert during the eighth stage of the Dakar rally. Shinozuka, 54, was rushed to hospital by helicopter...race leader Stephane Peterhansel of France. Shinozuka won the Dakar rally in 1997. This year's race began Jan. 1 in the southern...
Polygamy still an option for parts of West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal -- Monday and Tuesday are with...the Research Institute for Development in Dakar, Senegal's seaside capital. Only 3 percent...director of the Human Rights Institute at Dakar University, says that in poor countries...
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