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DAKAR 2016 – TOYOTA GAZOO RACING UNDER PRESSURE AT HIGH ALTITUDE

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UYUNI, BOLIVIA – The high altitudes of Stage 5 of Dakar 2016 placed the crews of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA under extreme pressure, not only because of the performance differences between the normally aspirated V8-powered Toyota Hilux’s engines, but also because of the strain the rapid rise to heights over 4,300 meters placed on their […]

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TOYOTA DAKAR 2016 GAZOO RACING SOUTH AFRICA SAFELY IN SOUTH AMERICA

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CAMPANA, ARGENTINA – The Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team arrived safely on location in South America, and have been progressing well with preparations for Dakar 2016. The team also completed a shakedown of the three competing Toyota Hilux vehicles, confirming that they are ready to tackle the world’s toughest motorsport event, which starts on […]

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Toyota Hilux Dakar Rally 2016

THE VEHICLE: EVOLUTION OF THE RACE TOYOTA HILUX “A race vehicle is never finished – you keep evolving it until the flag drops, then you make the best of what you have at that point.” – Glyn Hall, Team Principal: Toyota Gazoo Racing SA

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2015 TOYOTA HILUX DAKAR UNVEILED

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Toyota chose lucky Friday the 13th to launch the latest version of the legendary Toyota Hilux, South Africa’s top-selling vehicle (passenger cars included!), which last year marked it 45th anniversary.

To celebrate yet

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Triumph at the Dakar Rally for Castrol-powered crews

The joy knows no bounds and the relief is equally tangible: Giniel de Villiers and his co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz have done it. They completed the 9,000 kilometres of the 2015 Dakar Rally and finished runners-up in the toughest rally in the world. For just under two weeks, the South African-German duo faced numerous challenges.

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TOYOTA IMPERIAL HILUX CLAIMS PODIUM FINISH IN 2015 DAKAR

Second place for de Villiers and von Zitzewitz leads strong Toyota performance Toyota was back on the podium at the climax of the 2015 Dakar cross-country race with Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz claiming a superb second place result in their Toyota Imperial Hilux.

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Dakar 2015 Winner Nasser Al-Attiyah MINI All4Racing

MINI celebrates its fourth consecutive overall win at the Dakar Rally // Nasser Al-Attiyah triumphs in the MINI ALL4 Racing // Four MINI ALL4 Racing cars among the five fastest cars. Munich (DE). The MINI brand has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometres spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, […]

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Dakar Rally Second Place for Giniel De Villiers Toyota Hilux Rally Team

BUENOS AIRES – There was pure elation in Buenos Aires after the finish of Stage 13 – final stage of the 2015 Dakar – when South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz drove onto the podium to accept their trophies for second place overall. The pair finished 35:34 behind Qatari driver […]

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DAKAR 2015 RALLY STAGE 12 – TERMAS DE RIO HONDO – ROSARIO

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16th January
Liaison Sections: 726 km
Racing Stage: 298 Km
Total Distance: 1024 Km

What happened Thursday 15th Jan:

There was a two part special with a neutralization section in the middle. Marc Coma’s lead

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Toyota Dakar 2015 Hilux Rally – Stage 12

PENULTIMATE STAGE OF DAKAR 2015 SEES STEADY PERFORMANCES BY BOTH TOYOTA IMPERIAL SA DAKAR TEAM CREWS ROSARIO – Stage 12, the penultimate stage of Dakar 2015, saw the race crews compete in a testing 298 km-long special, which took them from the riverside town of Termas Rio Hondo to the city of Rosario – and […]

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Dakar 2015 KTM Motorcycle Racing Stage 11

STAGE 11 – SALTA – TERMAS DE RIO HONDO 15th January Liaison Sections: 161 km Racing Stage: 351 Km Total Distance: 512 Km What happened Wednesday 14th January at the Dakar 2015: It was the start of the second marathon stage of the rally, Matthias Walkner retired with stomach issues and dehydration. The crossing of the […]

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Toyota Hilux Dakar 2015 – Stage 11

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SOLID STAGE FOR DE VILLIERS/VON ZITZEWITZ, AS TEAM ORDERS HOLD BACK POULTER/HOWIE TERMAS DE RIO HONDO – Stage 11 of the 2015 Dakar was marked by yet another solid performance by the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar Team’s ‘mister consistency’, Giniel de Villiers. Partnered by long-standing German navigator the Dakar veteran from Paarl posted the 3rd-fastest […]

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KTM Motorcycles Dakar 2015 Rally Stage 10

STAGE 10 – CALAMA – SALTA 14th January 2015 Liaison Sections: 520 km Racing Stage: 371 Km Total Distance: 891 Km What happened Tuesday 13th January at the Dakar 2015 Rally: Another demanding stage of 451 Km’s, Marc coma had a faultless run and finished 3rd on the stage. He said the navigation was tricky […]

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Final push for Peugeot underway in Argentina

The Dakar Rally is now back in Argentina en route to the finish at Buenos Aires, just three days away. On a tricky special stage that started at 3,600 metres above sea level, Stéphane Peterhansel was back setting top-10 stage times: the Frenchman was ninth overall, with a faultless display through the stage despite an […]

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MINI Dakar 2015 Rally Stage 10

Munich (DE). Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FR) continue to be the men to beat at this year’s Dakar Rally. The successful duo also won stage ten in the MINI ALL4 Racing at the toughest challenge in motorsports extending their lead in the overall classification. It was their fourth stage win at […]

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Dakar 2015 – Giniel De Villiers stage 10

POULTER/HOWIE IMPRESSES, AS DE VILLIERS/VON ZITZEWITZ CONSOLIDATES SALTA – Another day on the Dakar, another crossing of the Andes… Stage 10 saw the crews move from the dustbowl of Calama in Chile, across the Andes and down to the lush forests of Salta in Argentina. Along the way they also competed in a testing, 358 […]

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KTM Motorcycles Stage 9

STAGE 9 – IQUIQUE – CALAMA 13th January 2015 Liaison Sections: 88 km Racing Stage: 451 Km Total Distance: 539 Km What happened Monday 12th Jan: Stage 8 would prove to be a disastrous one knocking most of the top bike contenders out of the rally, including Broadlink’s Riaan van Niekerk. Riaan’s race ended at […]

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Despres sets personal best as Dakar 2015 resumes

Following the calm of the rest day at Iquique, the Team Peugeot Total drivers were plunged back into the heat and action of the desert, as the Dakar Rally resumed with the first of five special stages that will take the competitors back to Buenos Aires and the finish.

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2015 Dakar Rally – Joan Nani Roma gets first stage win

Joan “Nani” Roma claims his first stage win at the 2015 Dakar Rally // MINI one-two-three win on leg nine // MINI ALL4 Racing extends its lead in the overall classification to almost 24 minutes. Munich (DE). MINI is continuing to show a dominant pace at the 2015 Dakar Rally. Joan “Nani” Roma and his […]

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Dakar 2015 Day 9 Giniel De Villiers still in second place

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DE VILLIERS/VON ZITZEWITZ MAINTAIN SECOND POSITION, DESPITE NAVIGATIONAL CHALLENGES ON STAGE 9 CALAMA – Dakar 2015 served up a curveball for the race crews on Stage 9, with not only a challenging route from Iquique to Calama, but also a particularly hard-to-find waypoint that had many crews scrambling around, searching for the elusive beacon in […]

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DAKAR 2015 RALLY KTM MOTORCYCLES – STAGE 8 – UYUNI – IQUIQUE

12th January Liaison Sections: 24 km Racing Stage: 781 Km Total Distance: 805 Km What happened Sunday 11th Jan: Broadlink KTM’s Riaan van Niekerk, had his best day yet with a tenth overall, moving him to 12th in the overall rankings.

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Dakar 2015 – Mini Racing wins seven of eight stages

Impressive record after the first part of the 2015 Dakar Rally: MINI ALL4 Racing wins seven of eight stages // Nasser Al-Attiyah continues to lead the way // Five stages remaining before finish in Buenos Aires

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Peugeot Dakar Rally 2015

  The second half of the marathon stage – a long stage complete with an overnight halt in Bolivia, during which competitors are not allowed outside assistance  – brought the crews back to the bivouac in Iquique, Chile, with a dramatic climax as the cars descended the mountainous sand dune overlooking the service park.

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TOYOTA IMPERIAL SA DAKAR 2015 TEAM IN STRONG POSITION AT DAKAR REST DAY

IQUIQUE – A fantastic drive on the second day of the so-called marathon stage (stages without service assistance) saw Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz post the 4th-fastest time, 2:49 off the winner, and 13 seconds behind overall rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah (MINI). This places them solidly in 2nd position overall after […]

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