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Dakar Rally Winners – Motorcycles

The idea for the Dakar began in 1977 when Thierry Sabine got lost on his motorbike in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally. After being saved he returned to France still enthralled by the wild landscape and promised himself he would share his fascination with the world. The Paris-Dakar race became the world’s most famous rally. Sabine died in a helicopter crash in 1986 but his legend lives on. Motorcycles took part since the first Dakar Rally, 1979.

Year Rider Bike Route
2014 Marc COMA (SPA) KTM 450 Rally Argentina – Bolivia – Chile
2013 Cyril DESPRES (FRA) KTM 450 Rally Peru – Argentina – Chile
2012 Cyril DESPRES (FRA) KTM 450 Rally Mar del Plata–Copiapó–Lima
2011 Marc COMA (SPA) KTM 450 Rally Buenos Aires – Arica – Buenos Aires
2010 Cyril DESPRES (FRA) KTM 690 Rally Buenos Aires – Antofagasta – Buenos Aires
2009 Marc COMA (SPA) KTM 690 Rally Buenos Aires – Valparaiso – Buenos Aires
2008 No race
2007 Cyril DESPRES (FRA) KTM 690 Rally Lisboa – Dakar
2006 Marc COMA (SPA) KTM LC4 660R Lisboa – Dakar
2005 Cyril DESPRES (FRA) KTM LC4 660R Barcelona – Dakar
2004 Nani ROMA (SPA) KTM LC4 660R Clermont-Ferrand – Dakar
2003 Richard SAINCT (FRA) KTM LC4 660R Marseille – Sharm el Sheikh
2002 Fabrizio MEONI (ITA) KTM LC8 950R Arras – Madrid – Dakar
2001 Fabrizio MEONI (ITA) KTM LC4 660R Paris – Dakar
2000 Richard SAINCT (FRA) BMW F650RR Paris – Dakar – Cairo
1999 Richard SAINCT (FRA) BMW F650RR Granada – Dakar
1998 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Yamaha YZE850T Paris – Granada – Dakar
1997 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Yamaha YZE850T Dakar – Agades – Dakar
1996 Edi ORIOLI (ITA) Yamaha YZE850T Granada – Dakar
1995 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Yamaha YZE850T Granada – Dakar
1994 Edi ORIOLI (ITA) Cagiva Elefant 900 Paris – Dakar – Paris
1993 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Yamaha YZE850T Paris – Tanger – Dakar
1992 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Yamaha YZE850T Paris – Sirte – Cape Town
1991 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) Yamaha YZE750T Paris – Tripoli – Dakar
1990 Edi ORIOLI (ITA) Cagiva Elefant 900 Paris – Tripoli – Dakar
1989 Gilles LALAY (FRA) Honda NXR750V Paris – Tunis – Dakar
1988 Edi ORIOLI (ITA) Honda NXR750V Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1987 Cyril NEVEU (FRA) Honda NXR750V Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1986 Cyril NEVEU (FRA) Honda NXR750V Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1985 Gaston RAHIER (BEL) BMW GS980R Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1984 Gaston RAHIER (BEL) BMW GS980R Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1983 Hubert AURIOL (FRA) BMW GS980R Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1982 Cyril NEVEU (FRA) Honda XL500R Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1981 Hubert AURIOL (FRA) BMW GS800R Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1980 Cyril NEVEU (FRA) Yamaha XT500 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1979 Cyril NEVEU (FRA) Yamaha XT500 Paris – Algiers – Dakar

Dakar Rally Winners – Cars

11/16/2011. Category: sports. Tags: , .

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