Dakar Rally

Spanish Rider Carles Falcon in Induced Coma Following Dakar Rally Crash
Dakar Rally, Racing

Spanish Rider Carles Falcon in Induced Coma Following Dakar Rally Crash

January 9, 2024 By Score More Staff with Agencies Spanish motorcyclist Carles Falcon is in an induced coma after a serious crash during the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday. The incident occurred 15 kilometers short of the finish line on the 463-kilometer stage between Al Henakiyah and Al Duwadimi in Saudi Arabia. Falcon, competing in the renowned Dakar Rally, received immediate assistance from a medical team that arrived via helicopter. The race director, David Castera, disclosed that Falcon did not have a pulse when the medical team reached him, but he was successfully resuscitated by the first doctor on the scene. Falcon is now en route to a hospital in Riyadh. The Twintrail Racing Team, Falcon's team, released a statement confirming his condition, stating, "He is in an i...
Cornejo Dominates Stage Two of Dakar 2024; Branch Maintains Overall Lead
Dakar Rally, Racing

Cornejo Dominates Stage Two of Dakar 2024; Branch Maintains Overall Lead

January 8, 2024 By Score More Staff with Agencies José Ignacio Cornejo showcased exceptional riding skills to secure his seventh Dakar Rally stage win, propelling him to second place overall, just behind Ross Branch. The thrilling developments unfolded after the second stage of the 2024 Dakar. Cornejo, known for his prowess in tricky navigation, joined the lead group of Ross Branch and Ricky Brabec early in the stage, taking command and maintaining control throughout the grueling 463-kilometer stretch from Al Henakiyah to Al Duwadimi. This remarkable performance earned Cornejo valuable bonus seconds, despite a minor crash. Day two at the Dakar Rally presented riders with an extensive 654-kilometer route, testing their mettle with diverse terrain, including fast sandy tracks, rocky pi...
De Mevius Stuns in Dakar Rally Opener, Al-Attiyah and Loeb Suffer Setbacks
Dakar Rally

De Mevius Stuns in Dakar Rally Opener, Al-Attiyah and Loeb Suffer Setbacks

#207 Team Audi Sport Audi RS Q e-tron E2: Mattias Ekstrom, Emil Bergkvist Photographer:Red Bull Content Pool By Score More Staff January 7, 2024 In an unexpected twist to the opening stage of the Dakar Rally, Guillaume de Mevius, driving for Overdrive Toyota, clinched a remarkable victory, leaving seasoned competitors Nasser Al-Attiyah and Sebastien Loeb grappling with challenges. De Mevius, initially positioned 32nd after Friday's Prologue, demonstrated extraordinary resilience in the 414km stage from Al-'Ula to Al Henakiyah. His agile driving allowed him to overtake Mattias Ekstrom and Carlos Sainz Sr, securing his maiden stage win in Dakar, marking only his second appearance in the competition and first in the Ultimate class. Overnight leader Ekstrom encountered difficulties, losin...