Dakar Rally

Tough, rough, fast, difficult, hard… you can throw any noun, verb or phrase for it but not much can describe the iron will of the sportsman with balls-of-steel who are the Dakar Rally champions.

Year Route
Winning driver and navigator – Vehicle

2020 Saudi Arabia
Carlos Sainz (SPAIN) & Lucas Cruz (SPAIN) – Mini John Cooper Works Buggy

2019 Peru
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah (Quatar) & France Matthieu Baumel (FRA) – Toyota Hilux Dakar

2018 Peru – Argentina – Bolivia – Argentina
Carlos Sainz (SPAIN) & Lucas Cruz (SPAIN) – Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

2017 Paraguay – Argentina – Bolivia – Argentina
Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) & France Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) – Peugeot 3008 DKR

2016 Argentina – Bolivia – Argentina
Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) & France Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) – Peugeot 2008 DKR

Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel aka “Mr Dakar”

2015 Argentina – Chile – Argentina
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah (Quatar) & France Matthieu Baumel (FRA) – Mini All4 Racing

2014 Argentina – Chile
Nani Roma (SPAIN) & Michel Périn (FRA) – Mini All4 Racing

2013 Peru – Argentina – Chile
Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) & Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) – Mini All 4Racing

2012 Mar del Plata – Copiapó – Lima
Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) & Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) – Mini All 4 Racing

2011 Argentina – Chile
Nasser Al-Attiyah (QATAR) & Timo Gottschalk (GER) – Volkswagen Touareg

2010 Argentina – Chile
Carlos Sainz (SPAIN) & Lucas Cruz (SPAIN) – Volkswagen Touareg

2009 Argentina – Chile
Giniel De Villiers (RSA) & Dirk Von Zitzewitz (GER) – Volkswagen Touareg

2008 Cancelled due to concerns over a possible Islamic terrorist attack on the route.

2007 Lisboa – Dakar
Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) & Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero Evo

2006 Lisboa – Dakar
Luc ALPHAND (FRA) & Gilles PICARD (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero Evo

2005 Barcelona – Dakar
Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) & Jean-Paul COTTRET (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero Evo

2004 Clermont-Ferrand – Dakar
Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) & Jean-Paul COTTRET (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero Evo

2003 Marseille – Sharm el Sheikh
Hiroshi MASUOKA (JAP) & Andreas SCHULZ (GER) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero Evo

2002 Madrid – Dakar
Hiroshi MASUOKA (JAP) & Pascal MAIMON (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero Arras

2001 Paris – Dakar
Jutta KLEINSCHMIDT (GER) & Andreas SCHULZ (GER) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero

2000 Paris – Dakar – Cairo
Jean-Louis SCHLESSER (FRA) & Henri MAGNE (FRA) – Schlesser-Renault Megane X301

1999 Granada – Dakar
Jean-Louis SCHLESSER (FRA) & Philippe MONNET (FRA) – Schlesser-Renault Megane X301

1998 Paris – Granada – Dakar
Jean-Pierre FONTENAY (FRA) & Gilles PICARD (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero

1997 Dakar – Agades – Dakar
Kenjiro SHINOZUKA (JAP) & Henri MAGNE (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero&Montero

1996 Granada – Dakar
Pierre LARTIGUE (FRA) & Michel PERIN (FRA) – Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Evo5

1995 Granada – Dakar
Pierre LARTIGUE (FRA) & Michel PERIN (FRA) – Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Evo4

1994 Paris – Dakar – Paris
Pierre LARTIGUE (FRA) & Michel PERIN (FRA) – Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Evo3

1993 Paris – Tanger – Dakar
Bruno SABY (FRA) & Dominique SERIYES (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero

1992 Paris – Sirte – Cape Town
Hubert AURIOL (FRA) & Philippe MONNET (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero

1991 Paris – Tripoli – Dakar
Ari VATANEN (FIN) & Bruno BERGLUND (SWE) – Citroen ZX Rallye Raid

1990 Paris – Tripoli – Dakar
Ari VATANEN (FIN) & Bruno BERGLUND (SWE) – Peugeot 405 T16

1989 Paris – Tunis – Dakar
Ari VATANEN (FIN) & Bruno BERGLUND (SWE) – Peugeot 405 T16

1988 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Juha KANKKUNEN (FIN) & Juha PIIRONEN (FIN) – Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Grand Raid

1987 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Ari VATANEN (FIN) & Bernard GIROUX (FRA) – Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Grand Raid

Peugeot 205 T16 Grand Raid wins Dakar 1987
Peugeot 205 T16 Grand Raid 1987

1986 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Rene METGE (FRA) & Dominique LEMOYNE (FRA) – Porsche 959

1985 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Patrick ZANIROLI (FRA) & Jean DA SILVA (FRA) – Mitsubishi Pajero

1984 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Rene METGE (FRA) & Dominique LEMOYNE (FRA) – Porsche 911 4×4

1983 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Jacky ICKX (BEL) & Claude BRASSEUR (FRA) – Mercedes 280 GE

1982 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Claude MARREAU (FRA) & Bernard MARREAU (FRA) – Renault 20 Turbo

1981 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Rene METGE (FRA) & Bernard GIROUX (FRA) – Range Rover

1980 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
Freddy KOTULINSKY (SWE) & Fred LUFFELMAN (SWE) – Volkswagen Iltis

1979 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
GENESTIER (FRA) & TERBIAUT (FRA) & LEMORDANT (FRA) – Range Rover

Dakar official website

Also see Dakar Rally winners – Motorcycles

07/27/2010. Category: sports. Tags: , .

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