2014 Dakar Rally Updates

Jan. 08, 2014 By Josh Burns

The Dakar Rally is considered to be one of, if not the, toughest off-road races in the world. Thierry Sabine provided the inspiration for this race after getting lost in the Libyan Desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally back in 1977. He plotted a route starting in Europe that continued to Algiers and crossing Agadez and then finishing in Dakar and hence the Paris-Dakar rally was born. Security issues threatened the long history of this brutal off-road test, and after having to cancel the 2008 running of the event, the 31st edition of the Dakar was moved to Latin America in 2009 traveling through Argentina and Chile where it has thrived since.

Check back with Off-Road.com for the latest Dakar Rally news, and be sure to check out photo highlights of the action in our 2014 Dakar Photo Gallery.

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Xtremeplus' Willy Alcaraz Wins Third Dakar in Polaris RZR 900



Joan Barreda Closes 2014 Dakar Stage Victory on Honda CRF450 Rally



Riwald Dakar Team Crosses the Finish Line in Dakar Rally



Pain Triumphs with Podium Finish for Yamaha As 2014 Dakar Comes to an End



KTMs Coma Wins 2014 Dakar, Viladoms Finishes 2nd



Honda HRC Racer Helder Rodrigues 4th in the Penultimate Dakar 2014 Special



Despres Takes Stage 12 Win for Yamaha, Pain Moves to Third Overall



Mechanical Issues Sideline Robby Gordon at Dakar Rally



Fuel Issues Force Robby Gordon to Pit Vehicle in Stage 11



Despres Earns Wins After Coma Penalty at Stage 11 of Dakar



Coma Continues to Lead the Dakar After Brutal Stage 10



Yamaha Racers Despres And Pain Move Up in Stage 10 Dakar



Robby Gordon Speed Energy Dakar Stage 10 Report



Joan Barreda Wins Stage 10 for Honda HRC at 2014 Dakar



BJ Baldwin Out of Dakar, Gordon Still Running at Stage 10



KTM Red Bulls Coma Wins Stage 9, Extends Lead to 40 Minutes



Riwald Dakar Team Stage 9 Race Report



Despres Scores Maiden Dakar Special Stage Victory with Yamaha



Joan Barreda Earns Runner-Up Spot in Round 8 at Dakar



Robby Gordon Earns Top 10 Finish at Dakar Stage 8



Yamaha Racer Despres Back in the Top 10 as 2014 Dakar Enters Bolivia



Joan Barreda Wins Third Stage on Honda CRF450 RALLY at 2014 Dakar



Video Update of 2014 Dakar Rally



KTM Racer Coma Continues to Lead Dakar After Stage 7



KTM Riders Draw Breath After Tough First Half of Dakar



KTM Racer Coma Maintains Overall Lead at Dakar Halfway Mark



Joan Barreda in Second Place Overall for Team HRC at 2014 Dakar Halfway Point



Robby Gordon Speed Energy Dakar Round 6 Update



KTM Racer Coma Claims First Stage Win and Takes Overall Dakar Lead



Team HRCs Helder Rodrigues Takes Fourth Place in a Shortened Stage at Dakar



Robby Gordon Earns First Podium of 2014 Dakar



Tough Day for Riwald Dakar Team at Round 4



Team HRCs Joan Barreda Retains Leadership in Spite of Tough Stage



KTM Racers Lopez and Coma 2-3 in Stage 4 at Dakar Rally



Robby Gordon Settles into Pace at 2014 Dakar Round 4



Yamaha Riders Impress on First Dakar Marathon Stage



KTMs Coma Steady at Third Overall After Dakar Stage 3



Joan Barreda Wins Third Consecutive Victory for the Honda CRF450 Rally



Robby Gordon Rebounds to Finish 6th at Stage 3 of the 2014 Dakar



Tough Day for Riwald Dakar



2014 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Robby Gordon Speed Energy Race Report



Challenging Second Day for Despres in 2014 Dakar



Sam Sunderland Wins Dakar Bike Stage 2, Barreda Still on top of Leaderboard



2014 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Speed Energy Team Update



Toyo Tires Blog Provides Dakar Updates and Exclusive Content



KTM: Entering a New Era for the Dakar Rally in 2014



Motul Ready for the 2014 Dakar Challenge



Jordi Villadoms to Race for KTM in Dakar 2014



Video - Monster Energy X-raid Team Ready for Dakar 2014


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