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The 2007 Dakar Rally was the 29th running of the event. It started in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 January and ran through Europe and Africa until 21 January 2007. It was the last time the event would take place in Europe and Africa, as the 2008 event was cancelled. A replacement race in Europe was held, and moved to South America from 2009.

2007 Dakar Rally
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DakarRally2007PL.jpg
The route
Host country Portugal
 Spain
 Morocco
 Mauritania
 Mali
 Senegal
Results
Cars winnerFrance Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution
Bikes winnerFrance Cyril Despres
KTM
Trucks winnerNetherlands Hans Stacey
MAN

Contents

EntriesEdit

Number of participants
Stage Bikes Cars Trucks Total
Start of Rally 245 181 85 511
Rest Day 173 128 66 367
End of Rally 132 109 59 300

BikesEdit

Leading Entries
Manufacturer Team No. Rider
  KTM KTM Repsol 1   Marc Coma
3   Giovanni Sala
21   Jordi Viladoms
Gauloises KTM 2   Cyril Despres
4   Isidre Esteve
8   David Casteu
14   Frans Verhoeven
Petrobras-Lubrax 5   Jean de Azevedo
Team Scandinavia 6   Pål Anders Ullevålseter
KTM-Toni-Togo 7   Alain Duclos
Red Bull KTM USA 9   Chris Blais
Pai-Rally Pan America 25   Jonah Street
  Yamaha Bianchiprata Compet Vodafone 10   Hélder Rodrigues
Challenge Yamaha Africa 12   David Frétigné

CarsEdit

Leading Entries
Manufacturer Team No. Driver Co-Driver
  Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Ralliart 300   Luc Alphand   Gilles Picard
302   Stéphane Peterhansel   Jean-Paul Cottret
304   Nani Roma   Lucas Cruz
306   Hiroshi Masuoka   Pascal Maimon
  Volkswagen Volkswagen Motorsport 301   Giniel de Villiers   Dirk von Zitzewitz
303   Carlos Sainz   Michel Périn
305   Mark Miller   Ralph Pitchford
308   Ari Vatanen   Fabrizia Pons
Team Lagos 313   Carlos Sousa   Andreas Schulz
  BMW X-Raid 307   Jutta Kleinschmidt   Tina Thörner
309   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Alain Guehennec
312   Guerlain Chicherit   Matthieu Baumel
314   José Luis Monterde   Jean-Marie Lurquin
  Schlesser Schlesser-Ford Raid 310   Jean-Louis Schlesser   Arnaud Debron
  Nissan Team Dessoude 317   Christian Lavieille   François Borsotto
319   Yvan Muller   René Metge
De Mévius Team 329   Krzysztof Hołowczyc   Jean-Marc Fortin
Tecnosport-Italia 342   Kenjiro Shinozuka   Roberto di Persio
  Hummer Team Gordon 320   Robby Gordon   Andy Grider
  Honda Fast & Speed 327   Freddy Loix   Herman Vaanholt

TrucksEdit

Leading Entries
Manufacturer Team No. Driver Co-Drivers
  Kamaz Kamaz-Master 500   Vladimir Chagin   Semen Yakubov
  Sergey Savostin
505   Sergey Reshetnikov   Andrey Mokeev
  Eduard Kupriyanov
527   Ilgizar Mardeev   Aydar Belyaev
  Eduard Nikolaev
  MAN Exact-Man 501   Hans Stacey   Charly Gotlib
  Bernard der Kinderen
508   Philippe Jacquot   Willy Alcaraz
  Toon van Genugten
516   Franz Echter   Detlef Ruf
  Edwin van Dooren
  GINAF Team De Rooy 502   Jan de Rooy   Dany Colebunders
  Clemens Smulders
509   Gérard de Rooy   Tom Colsoul
  Arno Slaats
  Tatra Petrobras-Lubrax 503   André de Azevedo   Jaromír Martinec
  Maykel Justo
Loprais Tatra Team 512   Aleš Loprais   Petr Gilar
  Hino Sugawara 504   Yoshimasa Sugawara   Katsumi Hamura
507   Teruhito Sugawara   Seiichi Suzuki
  Akira Koishizawa
  Iveco Motorsport Italia 506   Giacomo Vismara   Mario Cambiaghi
  Sergio Chionni

RouteEdit

The race began in Lisbon, Portugal, and passed through Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal. The total race distance was 7,915 kilometres (4,918 mi), of which 4,309 kilometres (2,677 mi) was timed special stage.[1] There was a rest day in Atar, Mauritania on 13 January.[2]

StagesEdit

 
Rally stages map
Stage Date From To Distance Stage Winners
Liaison Special Liaison Total Bikes Cars Trucks
km mi km mi km mi km mi
1 6 January   Lisbon   Portimão 115 71 117 73 232 144 464 288   R. Faria   C. Sousa   G. de Rooy
2 7 January   Portimão   Málaga 15 9.3 67 42 463 288 545 339   H. Rodrigues   C. Sainz Stage cancelled
3 8 January   Nador   Er Rachidia 205 127 252 157 191 119 648 403   M. Coma   G. de Villiers   V. Chagin
4 9 January   Er Rachidia   Ouarzazate 96 60 405 252 178 111 679 422   M. Coma   J-L. Schlesser   V. Chagin
5 10 January   Ouarzazate   Tan-Tan 164 102 325 202 279 173 768 477   I. Esteve   C. Sainz   H. Stacey
6 11 January   Tan-Tan   Zouérat 414 257 394 245 9 5.6 817 508   J. Viladoms   R. Gordon   H. Stacey
7 12 January   Zouérat   Atar 4 2.5 542 337 34 21 580 360   C. Despres   G. de Villiers   H. Stacey
13 January   Atar Rest day
8 14 January   Atar   Tichit 35 22 589 366 2 1.2 626 389   M. Coma   G. de Villiers   H. Stacey
9 15 January   Tichit   Néma - 494 307 3 1.9 497 309   J. Vinters   J-L. Schlesser   W. van Ginkel
10 16 January   Néma   Néma 10 6.2 336 227 24 15 400 250   H. Rodrigues   N. Al-Attiyah   A. Brouwer
11 17 January   Néma   Ayoun el Atrous 280 170 - - 280 170 Stage cancelled
12 18 January   Ayoun el Atrous   Kayes 110 68 257 160 117 73 484 301   I. Esteve   C. Sainz   H. Stacey
13 19 January   Kayes   Tambacounda 180 110 260 160 18 11 458 285   C. Despres   C. Sainz   A. Loprais
14 20 January   Tambacounda   Dakar 124 77 225 140 227 141 576 358   J. de Azevedo   C. Sainz   P. Jacquot
15 21 January   Dakar 36 22 16 9.9 41 25 93 58   J. Vinters   G. de Villiers   A. Brouwer

Note: The timed section of stage 7 was shortened to 407.6 kilometres (253.3 mi) due to adverse weather conditions.

Top-3 riders per stageEdit

MotorcyclesEdit

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1   Ruben Faria
  Helder Rodrigues
  Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:22:07
1:22:23
1:27:07
  Ruben Faria
  Helder Rodrigues
  Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:22:07
+0:16
+5:00
2   Helder Rodrigues
  Ruben Faria
  Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:02:44
1:03:47
1:04:29
  Helder Rodrigues
  Ruben Faria
  Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
2:25:07
+0:47
+6:29
3   Marc Coma
  Chris Blais
  Isidre Esteve
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:07:39
3:08:35
3:10:36
  Isidre Esteve
  Marc Coma
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
5:42:12
+0:26
+1:03
4   Marc Coma
  Isidre Esteve
  Cyril Despres
KTM
KTM
KTM
4:24:54
4:40:10
4:46:50
  Marc Coma
  Isidre Esteve
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
10:10:32
+11:50
+24:20
5   Isidre Esteve
  Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:56:22
3:58:16
4:01:24
  Marc Coma
  Isidre Esteve
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
14:08:48
+9:56
+37:41
6   Jordi Viladoms
  Marc Coma
  Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:45:45
3:46:42
3:46:45
  Marc Coma
  Isidre Esteve
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
17:55:30
+12:07
+44:39
7   Cyril Despres
  Pal Anders Ullevalseter
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
4:30:42
4:33:28
4:35:18
  Marc Coma
  Isidre Esteve
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
22:38:34
+10:47
+36:53
8   Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
  Pal Anders Ullevalseter
KTM
KTM
KTM
7:46:13
7:56:15
8:10:13
  Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
30:24:47
+54:58
+1:03:15
9   Janis Vinters
  Cyril Despres
  Marc Coma
KTM
KTM
KTM
6:08:51
6:16:22
6:16:44
  Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
36:41:31
+54:36
+1:11:15
10   Helder Rodrigues
  Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
Yamaha
KTM
KTM
4:12:55
4:13:39
4:13:46
  Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
40:55:10
+54:43
+1:15:12
11 No competitive race held
12   Isidre Esteve
  Paulo Goncalves
  Jacek Czachor
KTM
Honda
KTM
3:34:46
3:37:49
3:38:50
  Marc Coma
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
44:47:16
+52:48
+1:10:13
13   Cyril Despres
  Chris Blais
  Michel Marchini
KTM
KTM
Yamaha
3:00:56
3:07:03
3:11:21
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
  Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
48:41:00
+32:56
+54:52
14   Jean de Azevedo
  Jacek Czachor
  Janis Vinters
KTM
KTM
KTM
2:37:46
2:39:51
2:42:51
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
  Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
51:25:49
+36:09
+53:01
15   Janis Vinters
  Pal Anders Ullevalseter
  Helder Rodrigues
KTM
KTM
Yamaha
0:08:42
0:08:49
0:09:07
  Cyril Despres
  David Casteu
  Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
51:36:53
+34:19
+52:06

CarsEdit

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1   Carlos Sousa
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
1:20:38
1:23:09
1:23:16
  Carlos Sousa
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
1:20:38
+2:31
+2:38
2   Carlos Sainz
  Nani Roma
  Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
0:59:26
0:59:55
0:59:55
  Carlos Sousa
  Carlos Sainz
  Giniel de Villiers
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
2:21:57
+0:45
+2:12
3   Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sainz
  Stéphane Peterhansel
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
2:46:12
2:46:37
2:49:30
  Carlos Sainz
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
5:09:19
+1:02
+4:26
4   Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Carlos Sousa
  Carlos Sainz
Schlesser-Ford
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
3:59:54
4:07:46
4:07:52
  Carlos Sainz
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
9:17:11
+1:55
+4:20
5   Carlos Sainz
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Giniel de Villiers
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
3:36:39
3:37:09
3:38:20
  Carlos Sainz
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
12:53:50
+3:36
+11:17
6   Robby Gordon
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Giniel de Villiers
Hummer
Schlesser-Ford
Volkswagen
2:58:57
2:59:14
3:05:49
  Carlos Sainz
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
16:00:04
+3:11
+14:03
7   Giniel de Villiers
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
4:00:46
4:03:32
4:05:36
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sainz
  Stéphane Peterhansel
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
20:04:01
+1:39
+24:38
8   Giniel de Villiers
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
7:31:52
7:38:27
7:41:03
  Giniel de Villiers
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
27:35:53
+31:13
+43:04
9   Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Luc Alphand
  Stéphane Peterhansel
Schlesser-Ford
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
5:32:03
5:32:16
5:36:17
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
  Jean-Louis Schlesser[3]
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
33:43:23
+7:50
+1:25:32
10   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Hiroshi Masuoka
  Mark Miller
BMW
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
3:49:48
3:50:16
3:51:37
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
37:35:19
+9:56
+1:30:50
11 No competitive race held
12   Carlos Sainz
  Carlos Sousa
  Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
2:58:56
3:02:49
3:03:48
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
40:42:34
+6:29
+1:34:02
13   Carlos Sainz
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Mark Miller
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
2:30:22
2:30:48
2:32:40
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
43:13:22
+11:15
+1:38:47
14   Carlos Sainz
  Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
2:21:02
2:21:09
2:21:47
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
45:42:45
+7:16
+1:36:24
15   Giniel de Villiers
  Carlos Sainz
  Robby Gordon
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Hummer
0:07:42
0:07:44
0:08:08
  Stéphane Peterhansel
  Luc Alphand
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
45:53:37
+7:26
+1:33:57

TrucksEdit

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1   Gerard de Rooy
  Hans Stacey
  Vladimir Chagin
GINAF
MAN
Kamaz
1:40:00
1:40:20
1:40:46
  Gerard de Rooy
  Hans Stacey
  Vladimir Chagin
GINAF
MAN
Kamaz
1:40:00
+0:20
+0:46
2 No competitive race held
3   Vladimir Chagin
  Gerard de Rooy
  Hans Stacey
Kamaz
GINAF
MAN
3:22:13
3:32:52
3:33:48
  Vladimir Chagin
  Gerard de Rooy
  Hans Stacey
Kamaz
GINAF
MAN
5:02:59
+9:53
+11:09
4   Vladimir Chagin
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz
MAN
Kamaz
4:56:13
5:09:08
5:25:19
  Vladimir Chagin
  Hans Stacey
  Gerard de Rooy
Kamaz
MAN
GINAF
9:59:12
+24:04
+54:48
5   Hans Stacey
  Gerard de Rooy
  Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
3:41:59
3:45:50
3:53:45
  Hans Stacey
  Gerard de Rooy
  Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
14:05:15
+34:35
+1:30:27
6   Hans Stacey
  Gerard de Rooy
  Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
3:39:58
3:54:05
3:56:10
  Hans Stacey
  Gerard de Rooy
  Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
17:45:13
+48:42
+1:46:39
7   Hans Stacey
  Philippe Jacquot
  Tomáš Tomeček
MAN
MAN
Tatra
4:51:44
5:18:36
5:19:41
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
22:36:57
+2:16:28
+3:13:14
8   Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Arjan Brouwer
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
8:58:49
9:38:57
9:41:37
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
31:35:46
+2:56:36
+4:31:22
9   Wulfert van Ginkel
  Hans Stacey
  Aleš Loprais
GINAF
MAN
Tatra
6:47:47
7:00:15
7:01:07
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
38:36:01
+3:07:11
+4:18:54
10   Arjan Brouwer
  André de Azevedo
  Ilgizar Mardeev
GINAF
Tatra
Kamaz
4:36:22
4:43:55
4:45:43
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
43:38:51
+2:50:04
+4:18:48
11 No competitive race held
12   Hans Stacey
  Tomáš Tomeček
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Tatra
GINAF
3:48:04
3:52:57
3:53:54
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
47:26:55
+2:59:36
+4:24:38
13   Aleš Loprais
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
Tatra
MAN
Kamaz
3:17:43
3:21:08
3:24:22
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
50:48:03
+3:02:50
+4:28:25
14   Philippe Jacquot
  Aleš Loprais
  André de Azevedo
MAN
Tatra
Tatra
2:53:44
2:58:17
3:03:16
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Aleš Loprais
MAN
Kamaz
Tatra
53:52:15
+3:08:15
+4:45:49
15   Arjan Brouwer
  Aleš Loprais
  Hans Bekx
GINAF
Tatra
DAF
0:09:39
0:10:31
0:10:33
  Hans Stacey
  Ilgizar Mardeev
  Aleš Loprais
MAN
Kamaz
Tatra
54:03:05
+3:10:52
+4:45:30

Final standingsEdit

A total of 132 bikes (52.8% of starters), 109 cars (58.3%), and 60 trucks (68.2%) finished the race.

MotorcyclesEdit

Pos No Rider Bike Entrant Time
1 2   Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally Gauloises-KTM 51:36:53
2 8   David Casteu KTM 690 Rally Gauloises-KTM 52:11:12
3 9   Chris Blais KTM 660 Rally Red Bull KTM USA 52:28:59
4 6   Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 660 Rally Team Scandinavia 53:14:50
5 10   Helder Rodrigues Yamaha 450 WRF Bianchiprata Compet Vodafone 54:07:34
6 23   Janis Vinters KTM 660 Rally JV Moto Team Riga 54:21:14
7 20   Michel Marchini Yamaha 450 WRF 54:37:20
8 85   Thierry Bethys Honda 450 CRF X Honda Europe 55:03:26
9 103   Jaroslav Katriňák KTM 660 Rally Mol Dakar Team 55:17:03
10 16   Jacek Czachor KTM 660 Rally Orlen Team 56:00:57

CarsEdit

Pos No Driver Co-Driver Car Entrant Time
1 302   Stéphane Peterhansel   Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 45:53:37
2 300   Luc Alphand   Gilles Picard Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 46:01:03
3 310   Jean-Louis Schlesser   Arnaud Debron Schlesser-Ford Schlesser-Ford Raid 47:27:34
4 305   Mark Miller   Ralph Pitchford Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Volkswagen Motorsport 48:03:53
5 306   Hiroshi Masuoka   Pascal Maimon Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 48:38:08
6 309   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Alain Guehennec BMW X3 X-Raid 49:25:36
7 313   Carlos Sousa   Andreas Schulz Volkswagen Touareg 2 Team Lagos 51:04:31
8 320   Robby Gordon   Andy Grider Hummer H3 Team Gordon 52:57:44
9 303   Carlos Sainz   Michel Perin Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Volkswagen Motorsport 53:19:22
10 318   Stephane Henrard   Brigitte Becue Volkswagen Buggy Henrard Racing Team 54:22:06

TrucksEdit

Pos No Driver Co-Drivers Truck Time
1 501   Hans Stacey   Charly Gotlib
  Bernard der Kinderen
MAN TGA 54:03:05
2 527   Ilgizar Mardeev   Aydar Belyaev
  Eduard Nikolaev
Kamaz 4911 57:13:57
3 512   Aleš Loprais   Petr Gilar Tatra T815 58:48:35
4 513   Wulfert van Ginkel   Willem Tijsterman
  Richard de Rooy
GINAF X 2222 58:54:15
5 503   André de Azevedo   Maykel Justo
  Jaromír Martinec
Tatra T815 59:19:02
6 508   Philippe Jacquot   Willy Alcaraz
  Toon van Genugten
MAN 60:03:32
7 505   Sergey Reshetnikov   Andrey Mokeev
  Eduard Kupriyanov
Kamaz 4911 61:50:47
8 530   Arjan Brouwer   Simon Koetsier
  Gerard van Veenendaal
GINAF X 2222 62:30:31
9 507   Teruhito Sugawara   Seiichi Suzuki
  Akira Koishizawa
Hino Ranger - Pro FT 65:05:47
10 516   Franz Echter   Detlef Ruf
  Edwin van Dooren
MAN TGA 65:13:08

IncidentsEdit

The 2007 event was marred by the deaths of two competitors, both in the motorcycle division. The first was South African motorcyclist Elmer Symons, who was competing in the rally for the first time, on the fourth stage between Er Rachidia and Ouarzazate. He was the 47th competitor to die taking part in the Dakar.[4] The second death occurred on the 14th and penultimate stage; French motorcyclist Eric Aubijoux was found dead 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the finish line in Dakar. Initial reports indicated he had suffered a fatal heart attack.[5] Later investigations indicated he had been involved earlier in an accident with another vehicle.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pdf file of course Archived 2006-11-25 at the Wayback Machine from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2006.
  2. ^ The route Archived 2012-05-27 at Archive.today from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  3. ^ Al-Attiyah penalised for 42 minutes Archived 2007-01-15 at the Wayback Machine, dakar.com
  4. ^ Symons dies after crash from eurosport.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2007.
  5. ^ Rider dies as Dakar nears finish BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
  6. ^ Confusion over Dakar rider death BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2007
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