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KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS 2023 DAKAR RALLY

After taking the win on the last two stages, Kevin Benavides has won the 2023 Dakar rally. The start order was reversed for the final day of racing from Al Hofuf to Dammam, so the Benavides and Toby Price set off back to back at the tail…
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2023 DAKAR RALLY STAGE 13 RESULTS

As the 2023 Dakar rally enters the final stretch, the wily veterans of the sport are rising to the top. Former winner Kevin Benavides took his first stage win of the year and now sits in second place, just 27 seconds behind another former…
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2023 DAKAR RALLY, STAGE 12 RESULTS

Today was the second half of the marathon stage with the riders on their own without assistance. Nacho Cornejo scored his first stage win of the rally after starting off in 14th. Of the riders who started off near the front, Toby Price had…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 11 RESULTS

Argentinean Lucaino Benavides  won his third special on the Dakar while his teammate Skyler Howes has regained control of the general rankings, making it his 6th day on at the top of the Dakar 2023. Daniel Sanders finished with the second…
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DAKAR STAGE 10 RESULTS

Ross Branch won for the second time during stage 10 of the 2023 Dakar Rally. Unfortunately, Branch has lost so much time in previous stages that he has no hopes of winning the overall for the Hero Motorsports team. The main contenders…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 9: HOWES BY A HAIR!

On stage 9 of the 2023 Dakar rally, a familiar pattern started to emerge. The riders who started up front--notably Ross Branch and Mason Klein--lost time to those who started further back.In fact, Branch and Klein rode together throughout…
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2023 DAKAR RALLY, STAGE 8 RESULTS

After the cancellation of stage 7, the 2023 Dakar rally resumed. It was a mixed day for the Americans. Mason Klein bounced back to lead most of the day after starting behind the front runners. He ended up second behind Ross Branch of the…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 7 CANCELED

Unexpected rain showers and floods are causing some damage in the program of this year’s Dakar Rally. After the change of the structure of stage 6, many riders reached the new bivouac in Riyadh already during the night. For this reason and…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 6 RESULTS

Luciano Benavides posted the fastest time on Friday’s 358-kilometer timed special to earn his first ever Dakar Rally stage win. Skyler Howes was second and increased his lead in the provisional overall standings to three and a half minutes.…
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2023 DAKAR RALLY STAGE 5: SKYLER HOWES LEADS!

American Skyler Howes is leading the 2023 Dakar Rally after stage 5. After starting third, Howes remained near the front until kilometer 190 when he got off-course. Skyler and a small group were forced to retrace their tracks before…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 4 RESULTS

It was another long, hard day in Saudi Arabia for stage 4 of the 2023 Dakar Rally. Today’s stage winner was a familiar name: Joan Barreda. With 29 stage wins, Barreda ranks number two on the all-time list, but he still hasn’t won the big…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 3: BRABEC OUT

Monster Energy Honda Team suffered a major setback today during stage 3 of the 2023 Dakar Rally. Ricky Brabec was forced to abandon after a fall at 274 km of the special stage. He was rescued by helicopter and is safe at the local hospital.…
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DAKAR STAGE 2: MASON KLEIN LEADS!

Young American privateer Mason Klein won the third stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally and now finds himself leading the standings overall. What the riders faced was a long stage with the first three quarters made up almost entirely of rocky,…
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DAKAR 2023: BRABEC WINS STAGE ONE!

Ricky Brabec won stage One of the 2023 Dakar Rally and now has the overall lead. His win might not have been entirely intentional. After finishing 11th in the prologue, he was able to charge from behind while his teammate “Nacho” Corejo…
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DAKAR 2023: PROLOGUE RESULTS

The 2023 Dakar Rally has begun! A 13km Saturday prologue track on the shores of the Red Sea determined the starting positions for Sunday's more challenging 368km timed special stage with a total of 603 competitors in 355 vehicles racing…
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DAKAR 2023 PREVIEW: THE WRAP

The 45th edition of the Dakar Rally starts tomorrow and Americans have become a serious threat to win. U.S. riders are also likely to have more riders in the top 10 than any other country. Ricky Brabec, Skyler Howes, Mason Klein and Jacob…
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GASGAS FACTORY RACING TUNED UP FOR DAKAR 2023

PRESS RELEASE FROM GAS-GAS:  With GASGAS Factory Racing securing official backing from Red Bull ahead of the 2023 season, our rally heroes Sam Sunderland and Daniel Sanders are all-set to take on the 2023 Dakar Rally! Ready to compete on…
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HUSQVARNA FACTORY RALLY TEAM 2023

PRESS RELEASE HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING: Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Skyler Howes and Luciano Benavides are in the final stages of their preparations ahead of January’s Dakar Rally. With both riders enjoying a stand-out 2022 season, the FR…
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