Browsing: Dakar

The Dakar Rally 2024 is set to deliver an unforgettable experience for motorsport enthusiasts. With new navigational challenges, a Power Stage, and a return to the grueling Empty Quarter sand desert, this year’s edition promises to push competitors to their limits. Discover the exciting changes that will make the 2024 Dakar Rally a must-watch event.

In a move that has resonated with off-road enthusiasts, the Rainbow Truck Team has announced that it will be forgoing the 2024 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia in favor of the ‘true’ Dakar experience – the Africa Eco Race (AER). This decision comes as the team celebrates its 10-year anniversary and seeks to recapture the spirit of rally raid pioneered by Thierry Sabine.

In a move that has the motorsports world buzzing, Ford has unveiled its formidable driver lineup for the prestigious Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia next year. Legendary racers Carlos Sainz Sr. and Nani Roma will be two of the four Ford representatives competing in the grueling off-road event, with the American automaker poised to make a strong push for Dakar glory in 2024.

The motorsport world has lost a true champion and visionary, Sylvio de Barros, a renowned Brazilian entrepreneur and accomplished off-road racer, who tragically passed away at the age of 57 during a visit to a waterfall in Jardinópolis, Brazil. Barros had an impressive racing career, competing and winning in both pavement and off-road disciplines, including the prestigious Dakar Rally, where he made his debut in 2007 and later returned in 2017, finishing 18th overall.

In a highly anticipated move, four-time Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz has officially signed a deal to compete for Ford at the 2025 Dakar Rally. The legendary driver will reunite with the Blue Oval marque and M-Sport, the team that oversees Ford’s factory World Rally Championship efforts, as they seek to add to Sainz’s tally of Dakar victories and secure the coveted title for Ford once again.