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2018 Dakar glory for Sainz, Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich®


The 40th-edition of the Dakar was won by Peugeot Sport/BFGoodrich®’s Carlos Sainz and his co-driver Lucas Cruz...
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Searing heat and efficient stage starts

Two further challenges faced by tires
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Walcher Racing: a different way to do the Dakar

Since the engine of its Wildcat failed at the start of Leg 7, 30 kilometres out of La Paz, the crew of the N°386 car has put its disappointment behind it...
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Where will you be sleeping tonight?

Where do competitors, mechanics and followers sleep at night during the Dakar? In a hotel, a tent, a campervan, a motorhome or under the night sky?

The BFGoodrich® KDR2+: “An enormous step forward
in mud”

BFGoodrich® KDR2+ tire: Definitively a step forward in the mud

Dinner time!

On paper, at least, Tuesday’s stage seemed almost idyllic, with the cars starting in rows of four for a spectacular blast along a sandy Pacific beach before tackling more than 100 kilometres....

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Leg 7:
La Paz > Uyuni
(Leg: 727km / Stage: 425km)

Marathon Leg – Part 1: the key role of co-drivers

Leg 4: San Juan de Marcona: (Total distance: 444km / Stage length: 330km)

On paper, at least, Tuesday’s stage seemed almost idyllic, with the cars starting in rows of four for a spectacular blast along a sandy Pacific beach before tackling more than 100 kilometres....

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Friday, January 12: Rest Day, La Paz

Not such a restful day!

Leg 2 and Leg 3: two days of sand dunes

The sandproof KDR2+…

Leg 6:
Arequipa > La Paz
(760km / Stage: 313km)

Altitude and mud!

Leg 1: Lima > Pisco: An all-sand appetizer

The opening leg of the 40th Dakar featured a total distance of 273 kilometres, including a 31-kilometre stage comprised entirely of sand.... [Learn more]

A typical daily routine on the Dakar

BFGoodrich®’s 150-square metre, experiential stand in the Dakar Village could barely be more prominently visible.

BFGoodrich® spells it out…

Benjamin Franklin Goodrich founded the American tire manufacturer BFGoodrich® in 1870... [Learn more]

Cristina Gutierrez: a lady driver on the Dakar

Cristina Gutierrez is putting the finishing touches to her second attempt at the Dakar. It’s a fresh challenge for the 26-year old... [Learn more]

Stéphane Peterhansel: ‘Monsieur Dakar’

In 2018, the Dakar Rally is being organised for the 40th time. To celebrate the occasion, BFGoodrich® looks back at the first four decades of this unique competition... [Learn more]

South America-bound

The BFGoodrich Dakar Service Center truck embarked in Le Havre on November 24 with the 337 vehicles entered for the 2018 Dakar. Next stop Lima, Peru! 

Schlesser: the buggy master

in 2018, the Dakar Rally is being organised for the 40th time. To celebrate the occasion, BFGoodrich® looks back at the first four decades... [Learn more]

BFGoodrich®’s Dakar Village display!

BFGoodrich®’s 150-square metre, experiential stand in the Dakar Village could barely be more prominently visible.

Follow the 2018 Dakar as if you were there!

Because so many of you are keen to follow the Dakar and the performance of the competitors who will be running on our tires, BFGoodrich® ... [Learn more]

Nasser Al-Attiyah: the desert prince

In 2018, the Dakar Rally is being organised for the 40th time. To celebrate the occasion, BFGoodrich®... [Learn more]

Full steam ahead to Córdoba

The Dakar will head to Argentina for the tenth consecutive year and the South American country... [Learn more]

BFGoodrich® ready for the 2018 Dakar

The Dakar’s official tire supplier BFGoodrich® took the wraps off the latest tire it has designed for the world’s most famous cross-country rally – the BFGoodrich® All Terrain T/A KDR2+

2018 Dakar: last dress rehearsal in Morocco

Early-October saw the top teams and crews due to star on January’s Dakar travel to North Africa for the Rally OiLibya du Maroc...

ASO’s bustling Peruvian HQ

With only a few days remaining before the 2018 Dakar gets under way, ASO’s temporary Latin American headquarters is a hive of activity... [Learn more]

2018 Dakar: a menu of mountains and sand

For the 10th Dakar to be held in South America, the event’s organisers have come up with a varied and highly selective two-week itinerary that will take in sand dunes in Peru... [Learn more]

BFGoodrich®’s Dakar heroes

Twelve of the heroes involved in the 2018 Dakar 2018 will be decked out in BFGoodrich® apparel... [Learn more]

LIMA: THE REUNION

On Monday, one month prior to the start, Étienne Lavigne presented the 2018 Dakar... [Learn more]

32 Dakars and counting!

Jean-Luc is the most experienced of the dozen heroes who will work for BFGoodrich® during the 2018 Dakar,. This year will be his 32nd time on the famous cross-country rally in the event’s 40-year history.

Ari Vatanen: a favourite with the fans

In 2018, the Dakar Rally is being organised for the 40th time. To celebrate the occasion, BFGoodrich® ... [Learn more]

Peugeot looking to go out with a bang

Over 100 car crews have signed up for the 40th edition, which starts in Lima on 6 January... [Learn more]

Watch out! Bryce Menzies hitting the Dakar with BFGoodrich®

Bryce Menzies, the famous 30-year-old American racer, will be contesting the Dakar for the first time this year with BFGoodrich® as a faithful partner... [Learn more]

Toyota’s high aspirations

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa is targeting its maiden Dakar success with an entry of three new Toyota Hilux Evos equipped with the 16-inch version of the new BFGoodrich® All Terrain KDR2+. 

X-Raid: four Minis and three buggies

X-Raid made news ahead of the 2018 Dakar by announcing the entry of a combination of four Mini ALL4 Racings... [Learn more]

Peugeot-Total’s Dakar swansong

For its final Dakar appearance, Peugeot-Total has entered four new Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxis equipped with the new BFGoodrich® All Terrain KDR2+ ... [Learn more]


 

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