Mon, January 19, 2009

Dakar 2009

Dakar Rally: winning moment

Kamaz Master's team truck driver Firdaus Kabirov of Russia gets sprayed with champagne at the podium as he celebrates after winning the South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2009 in Buenos Aires, January 18, 2009. Full story

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Dakar Rally: An enduring challenge

The adventure began back in 1977, when Thierry Sabine got lost on his motorbike in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally.

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Dakar Rally: winning moment

2009-01-19 04:08:55 GMT Xinhua English Kamaz Master's team truck driver Firdaus Kabirov of Russia gets sprayed with champagne at the podium as he celebrates after winning the South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2009 in Buenos Aires, January 18, 2009.

Chilean President pleased with Dakar Rally organization

2009-01-19 01:23:08 GMT Xinhua English SANTIAGO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet expressed her satisfaction on Sunday for the organization of the Dakar Rally 2009 Argentina-Chile.

Farewell party for Dakar Rally racers

2009-01-19 01:19:25 GMT Xinhua English BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people said farewell to 500 teams that participated in the Dakar Rally at a parade in Buenos Aires streets on Sunday.

Dakar Rally car hits spectator

2009-01-18 03:33:34 GMT Xinhua English Buenos Aires, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A spectator was seriously injured when he was struck by a Dakar Rally car close to the end of Saturday's stage, organizers said.

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Spaniard Coma takes motorcycles title in Dakar Rally

2009-01-18 07:22:19 GMT Xinhua English BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Spain's Marc Coma wrapped up overall victory in the Dakar Rally motorcycles race after Saturday's final special stage.

South African driver De Villiers wins Dakar Rally

2009-01-18 07:20:57 GMT Xinhua English BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Dakar Rally veteran Giniel De Villiers from South Africa tasted the sweetness of victory in the world's most grueling race on Saturday.

Frenchman Despres win 13th stage on motorbikes in Dakar Rally

2009-01-17 01:54:49 GMT Xinhua English BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Frenchman Cyril Despres (KTM)won on Friday the 13th stage on motorbike in the Dakar Argentina-Chile Rally, followed by the overall leader Spaniard Mark Coma (KTM).

Spaniard Avendano wins 13th stage on Dakar Rally four-wheel

2009-01-17 01:53:00 GMT Xinhua English BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Spaniard Carlos Avendano from Suzuki won on Friday the 13th stage on four-wheel vehicles in the Dakar Argentina-Chile Rally, where the Czech Josef Machacek (Yamaha) finished 2nd place.