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Dakar Rally 2014: Red Bull Desert Wings descend on the Dakar 2014







The desert dunes of the Dakar Rally are the destination for a posse of Red Bull athletes and their mighty machinery. The January 5 start date for Motorsport's ultimate test of endurance is speeding over the horizon and the Desert Wings are ready to meet the challenge head on.

There's a sense of intrigue surrounding five-time Dakar champion Cyril Despres' return to the race. After enjoying great success with KTM, the Frenchman has now switched his allegiance to Yamaha. Can Cyril get in tune with his new bike and make it three consecutive victories at the Dakar?

Spectators were denied the chance of watching Cyril race against his great rival Marc Coma at the previous Dakar. Now free from injury, Marc is ready to get back into the race to help KTM maintain their dominance in the desert. Marc is joined in the Red Bull KTM Factory Team by last year's runner-up Ruben Faria. Also onboard KTM machinery at the Dakar will be Chaleco Lopez and Kuba Przygonski.

Looking to challenge both Yamaha and KTM at the 2014 Dakar will be Team HRC. The most recognisable rider within Honda's factory team is Helder Rodrigues, the Portuguese biker has already recorded two podium finishes at the Dakar. Joining Helder in Team HRC is Great Britain's Sam Sunderland, a young rider with a bright future.

Carlos Sainz and co-driver Timo Gottschalk come back to the Dakar with their all-new Red Bull SMG Rally Team. The pair of former champions have teamed up with Buggy designer Philippe Gache, as well as Ronan Chabot and his co-driver Gilles Pillot who will operate the team's second vehicle.

Giniel De Villiers, winner of the car race in 2009, also returns with co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz. This duo have landed their Toyota Hilux on the podium in the last two editions of the desert classic and have their sights set on victory in 2014.

Elsewhere there is plenty of Polish interest with former Olympic ski jumper Adam Malysz back in his Toyota accompanied by Rafal Marton while Jacak Czachor and Marek Dabrowski have ditched their bikes to compete in the car race.

Behind the wheel for Team Kamaz Master will be the young generation of Russian drivers that dominated the truck race at the 2013 Dakar Rally. Overall winner Eduard Nikolaev was followed home by team-mates Ayrat Mardeev and Andrey Karginov to complete a dominant 1-2-3 result for Kamaz. The trio are now out to prove that this remarkable result was no accident.

Marcos Patronelli, reigning champion of the Dakar's quad race, joins Red Bull's Desert Wings team for the first time in 2014. The two-time Dakar winner is rallying royalty in his native Argentina and his fans will be lining the entire route to cheer him home once again.

A tragic absence from this Dakar will be two-time stage winner Kurt Caselli. The talented American biker suffered a fatal accident while racing at the Baja 1000 in Mexico last weekend. Our thoughts are with Kurt's family and his many friends. He will be deeply missed by the entire Red Bull family, his teammates, his fellow competitors and by his fans all over the world.

2013/11/19 | 03:11 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/DUHAMEL











Dakar Rally 2014: Nani Roma und Michel Périn win the legendary desert rally. | 20.01.2014 20:07 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Xavier Foj and Toyota achieves third place in T2 cars class. | 20.01.2014 19:56 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Honda Team HRC satisfied with 2014, begins work for 2015. | 20.01.2014 19:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014. | 20.01.2014 19:38 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Solid finish for Lucio Alvarez and new Ford Racing team. | 20.01.2014 19:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: De Villiers and Dabrowski as 4th and 7th best Toyotas. | 19.01.2014 21:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: 2013 winner Cyril Despres finishing fourth after tough race. | 19.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot in fast finish in the Dakar. | 19.01.2014 21:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team El Martillo Racing finished in their first Dakar Rally. | 19.01.2014 20:15 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Riwald Dakar Team crosses the finish line in Valparaiso. | 19.01.2014 20:01 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:45 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:43 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Orlando Terranova celebrates his first stage win in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:51 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Strong show from Argentine Alvarez in arid Atacama in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:21 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team HRC riders overcome long stage and maintain posis. | 17.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Third stage victory for overall bikes leader Marc Coma. | 17.01.2014 01:47 |




Dakar Rally 2014: No surprises for Speedbrain team in Atacama stage 11. | 17.01.2014 01:41 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 01:36 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 00:31 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 16.01.2014 23:25 |




Dakar Rally 2014: The tenth stage brought gold - Stagewin for Czech Loprais. | 16.01.2014 22:48 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team Dessoude with the last two cars reached the finish SS10. | 16.01.2014 22:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ford´s Alvarez - "We handled it well and did a good job". | 16.01.2014 22:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Carlos Sainz "I'm really disappointed to be out of the race". | 16.01.2014 21:17 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini 22nd after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Great Wall Haval and Lavieille moves up after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:27 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Iveco-pilot Gerard de Rooy still on the lead after SS10. | 16.01.2014 20:00 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Mini´s are leading 1-2-3, second stagewin for Al Attiyah. | 16.01.2014 01:55 |




Dakar Rally 2014 BLOG: Dongfeng Challenge heading forward to Antofagasta. | 16.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS10 Wednesday | 16.01.2014 00:29 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Spectacular double for Honda - Barreda still second overall. | 15.01.2014 23:40 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Bad luck for Speedbrain - Israel Esquerre out after crash. | 15.01.2014 23:37 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Coma continues to lead the Dakar after SS10 Antofagasta. | 15.01.2014 22:26 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:52 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 15.01.2014 01:16 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 23:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 22:33 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Gerard De Rooy 2nd in SS08 with only a little loss of time. | 14.01.2014 22:31 |




















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