Dakar Rally
Jan 18

Nani Roma Wins Dakar Rally; Marc Coma Takes Fourth Bikes Title

Nani Roma (right) and co-driver Michel Perin (left) celebrate after winning the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nani Roma (right) and co-driver Michel Perin (left) celebrate after winning the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nani Roma won the Dakar Rally after an anticlimactic 13th and final stage during which team orders guaranteed the Spaniard would finish first on Saturday.

Stephane Peterhansel, the Dakar’s record 11-time winner and defending champion, began the race’s shortest stage of 157 kilometers with a 26-seconds lead but the Frenchman slowed down and even stopped to let teammate Roma roll first to Valparaiso.

Jan 12

Dakar Rally: Carlos Sainz Wins Seventh Stage

Carlos Sainz managed to win the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz managed to win the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz of Spain won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, while countryman Nani Roma maintained a large lead in the overall standings for cars.

The car division drove a 500-kilometer loop near Salta, Argentina, and Sainz took advantage of a speedy special suited to his buggy to lead for the entire day and win his second stage of the race and 27th in his Dakar history.

Jan 10

Three Deaths Overshadow Sixth Stage Of Dakar Rally

Eric Palente lost his life while competing in the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eric Palente lost his life while competing in the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Three deaths overshadowed Friday’s sixth leg of the Dakar Rally, as the race claimed the life of Belgian motorcyclist Eric Palante and two spectators who were following the event.

Palante’s body was found after he failed to finish Thursday’s fifth stage.

Jan 10

Dakar Rally: Two People Killed After Fifth Stage

Tragedy struck following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

Tragedy struck following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

Two people following the Dakar Rally died when their vehicle overturned in rough terrain in northern Argentina.

Police identified the pair on Friday as Agustin Ignacio Mina, 19, and Daniel Eduardo Ambrosio, 51.

Police said the crash took place on Thursday at the end of the fifth stage. Police said Mina was covering the rally for a motor racing magazine, and they identified Ambrosio as a fan of motor sports.