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Image gallery: The 2016 Dakar Rally in 30 photographs

19 Jan 2016 / 0

The Dakar Rally is one of the toughest rallies in the world. Every year, contestants from all around, and from various breeds of racing, make their way to South America in hopes of checking “complete the Dakar” or “win the Dakar”  off their bucket list. This year, Stephane Peterhansel in a Peugeot 2008 DKR, checked “win 12th Dakar title” off his list. Toby Price on the other hand, took his first Dakar win this year on his KTM 450.

The Dakar Rally takes participants through the most diverse terrains in the toughest of conditions. On one day, the participants would find themselves in loose sand under the scorching sun, while on the next day, they would be in the cold mountains with barely any oxygen to breathe. To truly know what the Dakar is, one must physically be there at the event. But since that’s not an option for everyone, here’s a glimpse of the Dakar Rally in images.

Carlos Sainz during stage 10 from Belen to La Rioja, Argentina on January 13, 2016

Carlos Sainz driving from Belen to La Rioja in Stage 10 of the Dakar

 

Sebastien Loeb (FRA) from Team Peugeot Total  is towed by Cyril Despres (FRA) during stage 11 of Rally Dakar 2016 from La Rioja to San Juan, Argentina on January 14, 2016. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160115-00007 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Sebastien Loeb is towed by teammate, Cyril Despres, in Stage 11 of the rally. This stage took participants from La Rioja to San Juan

 

Andrey Karginov (RUS) from Team Kamaz Master races during stage 11 of Rally Dakar 2016 from La Rioja to San Juan, Argentina on January 14, 2016. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160115-00003 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Russian, Andrey Karginov from Team Kamaz Master, on Stage 11

 

Marcos Patronelli (ARG) of Yamaha Racing Team races during stage 11 of Rally Dakar 2016 from La Rioja to San Juan, Argentina on January 14, 2016 // Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160114-00589 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Yamaha Racing Team’s Marcos Patronelli, the overall winner of the quad category, races ahead

 

Stephane Peterhansel (FRA) from Team Peugeot Total performs during stage 10 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Belen to La Rioja, Argentina on January 13, 2016 // Florent Gooden / DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160114-00572 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Stephane Peterhansel battles the dunes in Stage 10 of the Dakar

 

Jakub Przygonski (POL) from Orlen X-Raid Team performs during stage 10 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Belen to La Rioja, Argentina on January 13, 2016. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160113-00152 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Orlen X-Raid Team’s Jakub Przygonski makes his way across the endless desert that stretches ahead

 

Stephane Peterhansel  (FRA) from Team Peugeot Total performs during stage 10 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Belen to La Rioja, Argentina on January 13, 2016. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160113-00148 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Stephane Peterhansel and Ton Van Genugten crossing paths on Stage 10

 

Carlos Sainz (ESP) from Team Peugeot Total performs during stage 09 of Rally Dakar 2016 around Belen, Argentina on January 12, 2016 // DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160112-00138 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Spanish WRC driver, Carlos Sainz on Stage 9 of the Dakar, near Belen in Argentina

 

Antoine Meo (FRA) from Red Bull KTM Factory Team performs during stage 9 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Belen to Belen, Argentina on January 12, 2016. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160112-00121 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Antoine Meo, a four-time enduro world champion, making progress on Stage 10

 

Cyril Despres (FRA) from Team Peugeot Total  performs during stage 8 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Salta to Belen, Argentina on January 11, 2016. // Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160112-00052 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

 

Dmitry Sotnikov (RUS) from Team Kamaz Master performs during stage 8 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Salta to Belen, Argentina on January 11, 2016. // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160111-00326 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Dmitry Sotnikov from Russia continues onward as the two Americans, Sheldon Creed and Jonah Street, hurry to fix their vehicle up

 

Carlos Sainz (ESP) from Team Peugeot-Total races during stage 07 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina on January 9, 2016 // Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160111-00116 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

 

Stephane Peterhansel (FRA) from Team Peugeot-Total races during stage 07 of Rally Dakar 2016 from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina on January 9, 2016 // DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160111-00114 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Stephane Peterhansel making quite a splash on Stage 7

 

Cyril Despres (FRA) from Team Peugeot-Total performs during stage 06 of Rally Dakar 2016 around Uyuni, Bolivia on January 8, 2016 // DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160110-00101 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Cyril Despres has a close call on Stage 6 of the Dakar

 

Sebastien Loeb (FRA) from Team Peugeot-Total performs during stage 06 of Rally Dakar 2016 around Uyuni, Bolivia on January 8, 2016 // Eric Vargiolu / DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160110-00098 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Sebastien Loeb made quick progress through the WRC-like stages

 

48  BRABEC RICKY (usa) HONDA action during the Dakar 2016 Argentina,  Bolivia, Etape 12 / Stage 12,  San Juan - Villa Carlos Paz,  from  January 15, 2016 - Photo Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI

Honda’s Brabec Ricky in action during Stage 12 of the Dakar

 

Dakar 2016 (8)

 

Dakar 2016 (7)

 

Dakar 2016 (6)

Spaniard, Laia Sanz shows off a little on her KTM 450

 

516 VAN GENUGTEN TON VAN LIMPT ANTON VAN EERD PETER (nld) IVECO action during the Dakar 2016 Argentina,  Bolivia, Etape 6 - Stage 6, Uyuni - Uyuni,  from  January 8, 2016 - Photo Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI

 

501 DE ROOY GERARD TORRALLARDONA MOISES RODEWALD DAREK (nld) IVECO action during the Dakar 2016 Argentina,  Bolivia, Etape 6 - Stage 6, Uyuni - Uyuni,  from  January 8, 2016 - Photo Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI

Gerard De Rooy won the truck category in his Powerstar Iveco

 

Sebastien Loeb (FRA) of Team Peugeot-Total races during stage 12 of Rally Dakar 2016 from San Juan to Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina on January 15th, 2016 // Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160115-00321 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

 

Stephane Peterhansel (FRA) of Team Peugeot-Total performs during stage 11 of Rally Dakar 2016 from La Rioja to San Juan, Argentina on January 14, 2016 // Eric Vargiolu / DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160115-00029 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

 

Dakar 2016 (14)

 

Dakar 2016 (13)

 

Toby Price (3) races with Kevin Benavides (47) in Stage 11 from La Rioja to San Juan, Argentina on January 14, 2016

KTM’s Toby Price (3) races with Honda’s Kevin Benavides (47) in Stage 11

 

Stephane Peterhansel Team Peugeot making his way  through Stage 10

Stage 10 got very tricky with plenty of dunes and loose sand

 

Nasser Al-Attiyah making good progress even with half his car missing

A missing front end wasn’t enough to stop Nasser Al-Attiyah from finishing second in his category at the Dakar

 

Eduard Nikolaev from Team Kamaz Master on Stage 10

Eduard Nikolaev’s Kamaz truck is dwarfed by the vast desert

 

Dakar 2016 (2)



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