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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. These listed below are the champions of the Dakar Rally car races.

Year Driver / Navigator Make Race
2014 Nani Roma (SPAIN) /  Michel Périn (FRA) Mini All4 Racing Argentina – Chile
2013 Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) / Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Mini All 4Racing Peru – Argentina – Chile
2012 Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) / Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Mini All 4 Racing Mar del Plata–Copiapó–Lima
2011 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QATAR) / Timo Gottschalk (GER) Volkswagen Touareg Argentina – Chile
2010 Carlos Sainz (SPAIN) / Lucas Cruz (SPAIN) Volkswagen Touareg Argentina – Chile
2009 Giniel De Villiers (RSA) / Dirk Von Zitzewitz (GER) Volkswagen Touareg Argentina – Chile
2008 Cancelled
2007 Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) / Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Evo Lisboa – Dakar
2006 Luc ALPHAND (FRA) / Gilles PICARD (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Evo Lisboa – Dakar
2005 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) / Jean-Paul COTTRET (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Evo Barcelona – Dakar
2004 Stephane PETERHANSEL (FRA) / Jean-Paul COTTRET (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Evo Clermont-Ferrand – Dakar
2003 Hiroshi MASUOKA (JAP) / Andreas SCHULZ (GER) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Evo Marseille – Sharm el Sheikh
2002 Hiroshi MASUOKA (JAP) / Pascal MAIMON (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Arras Madrid – Dakar
2001 Jutta KLEINSCHMIDT (GER) / Andreas SCHULZ (GER) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Paris – Dakar
2000 Jean-Louis SCHLESSER (FRA) / Henri MAGNE (FRA) Schlesser- Renault Megane X301 Paris – Dakar – Cairo
1999 Jean-Louis SCHLESSER (FRA) / Philippe MONNET (FRA) Schlesser-Renault Megane X301 Granada – Dakar
1998 Jean-Pierre FONTENAY (FRA) / Gilles PICARD (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Paris – Granada – Dakar
1997 Kenjiro SHINOZUKA (JAP) / Henri MAGNE (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero Dakar – Agades – Dakar
1996 Pierre LARTIGUE (FRA) / Michel PERIN (FRA) Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Evo5 Granada – Dakar
1995 Pierre LARTIGUE (FRA) / Michel PERIN (FRA) Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Evo4 Granada – Dakar
1994 Pierre LARTIGUE (FRA) / Michel PERIN (FRA) Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Evo3 Paris – Dakar – Paris
1993 Bruno SABY (FRA) / Dominique SERIYES (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero Paris – Tanger – Dakar
1992 Hubert AURIOL (FRA) / Philippe MONNET (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero Paris – Sirte – Cape Town
1991 Ari VATANEN (FIN) / Bruno BERGLUND (SWE) Citroen ZX Rallye Raid Paris – Tripoli – Dakar
1990 Ari VATANEN (FIN) / Bruno BERGLUND (SWE) Peugeot 405 T16 Paris – Tripoli – Dakar
1989 Ari VATANEN (FIN) / Bruno BERGLUND (SWE) Peugeot 405 T16 Paris – Tunis – Dakar
1988 Juha KANKKUNEN (FIN) / Juha PIIRONEN (FIN) Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Grand Raid Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1987 Ari VATANEN (FIN) / Bernard GIROUX (FRA) Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Grand Raid Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1986 Rene METGE (FRA) / Dominique LEMOYNE (FRA) Porsche 959 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1985 Patrick ZANIROLI (FRA) / Jean DA SILVA (FRA) Mitsubishi Pajero Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1984 Rene METGE (FRA) / Dominique LEMOYNE (FRA) Porsche 911 4×4 Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1983 Jacky ICKX (BEL) / Claude BRASSEUR (FRA) Mercedes 280 GE Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1982 Claude MARREAU (FRA) / Bernard MARREAU (FRA) Renault 20 Turbo Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1981 Rene METGE (FRA) / Bernard GIROUX (FRA) Range Rover Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1980 Freddy KOTULINSKY (SWE) / Fred LUFFELMAN (SWE) Volkswagen Iltis Paris – Algiers – Dakar
1979 GENESTIER (FRA) / TERBIAUT (FRA) / LEMORDANT (FRA) Range Rover (4th overall) Paris – Algiers – Dakar

Video : Dakar Rally 2007 – Stage 1 – Coverage by EuroSport

Dakar Rally official site

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

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