2007 Dakar Rally

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Logo of the 2007 Dakar Rally

The 2007 Dakar Rally was the 29th running of the event. It started in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 January and ran through Europe and Africa until 21 January 2007. It was the last time the event would take place in Europe and Africa, as the 2008 event was cancelled, and moved to South America from 2009.

Entrants[edit]

As of December 2006, there were 250 motorcycles, 187 cars, and 88 trucks registered for the event[1] The official list of entrants was released on 5 January 2007 after the administrative checks and scrutineering, after which nobody was excluded from the race.

The 29th Dakar Rally broke all previous record of having the highest number of competitors (525 teams)[2] from various countries (42). Many competitors experienced the Dakar Rally for the first time. 38% of the bikers and 10% of the car racers were rookies. The class of 2007 was also quite young; 40% were between 18 and 39 years old.

Route[edit]

The race began in Lisbon, Portugal, and passed through Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal. The total race distance was 7,915 kilometres (4,918 mi), of which 4,309 kilometres (2,677 mi) was timed special stage.[3] There was a rest day in Atar, Mauritania on 13 January.[4]

Stages[edit]

Rally stages map
Stage Date From To Distance Stage Winners
Liaison Special Liaison Total Bikes Cars Trucks
1 6 January Portugal Lisbon Portugal Portimão 115 kilometres (71 mi) 117 kilometres (73 mi) 232 kilometres (144 mi) 464 kilometres (288 mi) Portugal R. Faria Portugal C. Sousa Netherlands G. de Rooy
2 7 January Portugal Portimão Spain Málaga 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) 67 kilometres (42 mi) 463 kilometres (288 mi) 545 kilometres (339 mi) Portugal H. Rodrigues Spain C. Sainz Stage cancelled
3 8 January Morocco Nador Morocco Er Rachidia 205 kilometres (127 mi) 252 kilometres (157 mi) 191 kilometres (119 mi) 648 kilometres (403 mi) Spain M. Coma South Africa G. de Villiers Russia V. Chagin
4 9 January Morocco Er Rachidia Morocco Ouarzazate 96 kilometres (60 mi) 405 kilometres (252 mi) 178 kilometres (111 mi) 679 kilometres (422 mi) Spain M. Coma France J-L. Schlesser Russia V. Chagin
5 10 January Morocco Ouarzazate Morocco Tan-Tan 164 kilometres (102 mi) 325 kilometres (202 mi) 279 kilometres (173 mi) 768 kilometres (477 mi) Spain I. Esteve Spain C. Sainz Netherlands H. Stacey
6 11 January Morocco Tan-Tan Mauritania Zouérat 414 kilometres (257 mi) 394 kilometres (245 mi) 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) 817 kilometres (508 mi) Spain J. Viladoms United States R. Gordon Netherlands H. Stacey
7 12 January Mauritania Zouérat Mauritania Atar 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) 542 kilometres (337 mi) 34 kilometres (21 mi) 580 kilometres (360 mi) France C. Despres South Africa G. de Villiers Netherlands H. Stacey
13 January Mauritania Atar Rest day
8 14 January Mauritania Atar Mauritania Tichit 35 kilometres (22 mi) 589 kilometres (366 mi) 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) 626 kilometres (389 mi) Spain M. Coma South Africa G. de Villiers Netherlands H. Stacey
9 15 January Mauritania Tichit Mauritania Néma 494 kilometres (307 mi) 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) 497 kilometres (309 mi) Latvia J. Vinters France J-L. Schlesser Netherlands W. van Ginkel
10 16 January Mauritania Néma Mauritania Néma 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) 366 kilometres (227 mi) 24 kilometres (15 mi) 400 kilometres (250 mi) Portugal H. Rodrigues Qatar N. Al-Attiyah Netherlands A. Brouwer
11 17 January Mauritania Néma Mauritania Ayoun el Atrous 280 kilometres (170 mi) 280 kilometres (170 mi) Stage cancelled
12 18 January Mauritania Ayoun el Atrous Mali Kayes 110 kilometres (68 mi) 257 kilometres (160 mi) 117 kilometres (73 mi) 484 kilometres (301 mi) Spain I. Esteve Spain C. Sainz Netherlands H. Stacey
13 19 January Mali Kayes Senegal Tambacounda 180 kilometres (110 mi) 260 kilometres (160 mi) 18 kilometres (11 mi) 458 kilometres (285 mi) France C. Despres Spain C. Sainz Czech Republic A. Loprais
14 20 January Senegal Tambacounda Senegal Dakar 124 kilometres (77 mi) 225 kilometres (140 mi) 227 kilometres (141 mi) 576 kilometres (358 mi) Brazil J. de Azevedo Spain C. Sainz France P. Jacquot
15 21 January Senegal Dakar Senegal Dakar 36 kilometres (22 mi) 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) 41 kilometres (25 mi) 93 kilometres (58 mi) Latvia J. Vinters South Africa G. de Villiers Netherlands A. Brouwer

Note: The timed section of stage 7 was shortened to 407.6 kilometres (253.3 mi) due to adverse weather conditions.

Top-3 riders per stage[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1 Portugal Ruben Faria
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:22:07
1:22:23
1:27:07
Portugal Ruben Faria
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:22:07
+0:16
+5:00
2 Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Portugal Ruben Faria
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
1:02:44
1:03:47
1:04:29
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Portugal Ruben Faria
Spain Isidre Esteve
Yamaha
Yamaha
KTM
2:25:07
+0:47
+6:29
3 Spain Marc Coma
United States Chris Blais
Spain Isidre Esteve
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:07:39
3:08:35
3:10:36
Spain Isidre Esteve
Spain Marc Coma
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
5:42:12
+0:26
+1:03
4 Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France Cyril Despres
KTM
KTM
KTM
4:24:54
4:40:10
4:46:50
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
10:10:32
+11:50
+24:20
5 Spain Isidre Esteve
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:56:22
3:58:16
4:01:24
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
14:08:48
+9:56
+37:41
6 Spain Jordi Viladoms
Spain Marc Coma
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
3:45:45
3:46:42
3:46:45
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
17:55:30
+12:07
+44:39
7 France Cyril Despres
Norway Pal Anders Ullevalseter
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
4:30:42
4:33:28
4:35:18
Spain Marc Coma
Spain Isidre Esteve
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
22:38:34
+10:47
+36:53
8 Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
Norway Pal Anders Ullevalseter
KTM
KTM
KTM
7:46:13
7:56:15
8:10:13
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
30:24:47
+54:58
+1:03:15
9 Latvia Janis Vinters
France Cyril Despres
Spain Marc Coma
KTM
KTM
KTM
6:08:51
6:16:22
6:16:44
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
36:41:31
+54:36
+1:11:15
10 Portugal Helder Rodrigues
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
Yamaha
KTM
KTM
4:12:55
4:13:39
4:13:46
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
40:55:10
+54:43
+1:15:12
11 No competitive race held
12 Spain Isidre Esteve
Portugal Paulo Goncalves
Poland Jacek Czachor
KTM
Honda
KTM
3:34:46
3:37:49
3:38:50
Spain Marc Coma
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
KTM
KTM
KTM
44:47:16
+52:48
+1:10:13
13 France Cyril Despres
United States Chris Blais
France Michel Marchini
KTM
KTM
Yamaha
3:00:56
3:07:03
3:11:21
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
48:41:00
+32:56
+54:52
14 Brazil Jean de Azevedo
Poland Jacek Czachor
Latvia Janis Vinters
KTM
KTM
KTM
2:37:46
2:39:51
2:42:51
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
51:25:49
+36:09
+53:01
15 Latvia Janis Vinters
Norway Pal Anders Ullevalseter
Portugal Helder Rodrigues
KTM
KTM
Yamaha
0:08:42
0:08:49
0:09:07
France Cyril Despres
France David Casteu
United States Chris Blais
KTM
KTM
KTM
51:36:53
+34:19
+52:06

Cars[edit]

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1 Portugal Carlos Sousa
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
1:20:38
1:23:09
1:23:16
Portugal Carlos Sousa
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
1:20:38
+2:31
+2:38
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Nani Roma
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
0:59:26
0:59:55
0:59:55
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
2:21:57
+0:45
+2:12
3 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
2:46:12
2:46:37
2:49:30
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
5:09:19
+1:02
+4:26
4 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Spain Carlos Sainz
Schlesser-Ford
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
3:59:54
4:07:46
4:07:52
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
9:17:11
+1:55
+4:20
5 Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
3:36:39
3:37:09
3:38:20
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
12:53:50
+3:36
+11:17
6 United States Robby Gordon
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Hummer
Schlesser-Ford
Volkswagen
2:58:57
2:59:14
3:05:49
Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
16:00:04
+3:11
+14:03
7 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Spain Carlos Sainz
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
4:00:46
4:03:32
4:05:36
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
20:04:01
+1:39
+24:38
8 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
7:31:52
7:38:27
7:41:03
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
27:35:53
+31:13
+43:04
9 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
France Luc Alphand
France Stéphane Peterhansel
Schlesser-Ford
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
5:32:03
5:32:16
5:36:17
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser[5]
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
33:43:23
+7:50
+1:25:32
10 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Japan Hiroshi Masuoka
United States Mark Miller
BMW
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
3:49:48
3:50:16
3:51:37
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
37:35:19
+9:56
+1:30:50
11 No competitive race held
12 Spain Carlos Sainz
Portugal Carlos Sousa
France Luc Alphand
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
2:58:56
3:02:49
3:03:48
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
40:42:34
+6:29
+1:34:02
13 Spain Carlos Sainz
France Stéphane Peterhansel
United States Mark Miller
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
2:30:22
2:30:48
2:32:40
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
43:13:22
+11:15
+1:38:47
14 Spain Carlos Sainz
South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Portugal Carlos Sousa
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
2:21:02
2:21:09
2:21:47
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
45:42:45
+7:16
+1:36:24
15 South Africa Giniel de Villiers
Spain Carlos Sainz
United States Robby Gordon
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Hummer
0:07:42
0:07:44
0:08:08
France Stéphane Peterhansel
France Luc Alphand
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Schlesser-Ford
45:53:37
+7:26
+1:33:57

Trucks[edit]

Stage Stage Top-3 Make Time Leaders Top-3 Make Time
1 Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Vladimir Chagin
GINAF
MAN
Kamaz
1:40:00
1:40:20
1:40:46
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Vladimir Chagin
GINAF
MAN
Kamaz
1:40:00
+0:20
+0:46
2 No competitive race held
3 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Kamaz
GINAF
MAN
3:22:13
3:32:52
3:33:48
Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Kamaz
GINAF
MAN
5:02:59
+9:53
+11:09
4 Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Kamaz
MAN
Kamaz
4:56:13
5:09:08
5:25:19
Russia Vladimir Chagin
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Kamaz
MAN
GINAF
9:59:12
+24:04
+54:48
5 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
3:41:59
3:45:50
3:53:45
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
14:05:15
+34:35
+1:30:27
6 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
3:39:58
3:54:05
3:56:10
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
MAN
GINAF
Kamaz
17:45:13
+48:42
+1:46:39
7 Netherlands Hans Stacey
France Philippe Jacquot
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
MAN
MAN
Tatra
4:51:44
5:18:36
5:19:41
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
22:36:57
+2:16:28
+3:13:14
8 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Arjan Brouwer
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
8:58:49
9:38:57
9:41:37
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
31:35:46
+2:56:36
+4:31:22
9 Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
GINAF
MAN
Tatra
6:47:47
7:00:15
7:01:07
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
38:36:01
+3:07:11
+4:18:54
10 Netherlands Arjan Brouwer
Brazil André de Azevedo
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
GINAF
Tatra
Kamaz
4:36:22
4:43:55
4:45:43
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
43:38:51
+2:50:04
+4:18:48
11 No competitive race held
12 Netherlands Hans Stacey
Czech Republic Tomáš Tomeček
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Tatra
GINAF
3:48:04
3:52:57
3:53:54
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
47:26:55
+2:59:36
+4:24:38
13 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Tatra
MAN
Kamaz
3:17:43
3:21:08
3:24:22
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel
MAN
Kamaz
GINAF
50:48:03
+3:02:50
+4:28:25
14 France Philippe Jacquot
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Brazil André de Azevedo
MAN
Tatra
Tatra
2:53:44
2:58:17
3:03:16
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
MAN
Kamaz
Tatra
53:52:15
+3:08:15
+4:45:49
15 Netherlands Arjan Brouwer
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
Netherlands Hans Bekx
GINAF
Tatra
DAF
0:09:39
0:10:31
0:10:33
Netherlands Hans Stacey
Russia Ilgizar Mardeev
Czech Republic Aleš Loprais
MAN
Kamaz
Tatra
54:03:05
+3:10:52
+4:45:30

Final standings[edit]

A total of 132 bikes (52.8% of starters), 109 cars (58.3%), and 60 trucks (68.2%) finished the race.

Motorcycles[edit]

Pos No Rider Bike Entrant Time
1 2 France Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rally Gauloises-KTM 51:36:53
2 8 France David Casteu KTM 690 Rally Gauloises-KTM 52:11:12
3 9 United States Chris Blais KTM 660 Rally Red Bull KTM USA 52:28:59
4 6 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter KTM 660 Rally Team Scandinavia 53:14:50
5 10 Portugal Helder Rodrigues Yamaha 450 WRF Bianchiprata Compet Vodafone 54:07:34
6 23 Latvia Janis Vinters KTM 660 Rally JV Moto Team Riga 54:21:14
7 20 France Michel Marchini Yamaha 450 WRF 54:37:20
8 85 France Thierry Bethys Honda 450 CRF X Honda Europe 55:03:26
9 103 Slovakia Jaroslav Katriňák KTM 660 Rally Mol Dakar Team 55:17:03
10 16 Poland Jacek Czachor KTM 660 Rally Orlen Team 56:00:57

Cars[edit]

Pos No Driver Co-Driver Car Entrant Time
1 302 France Stéphane Peterhansel France Jean-Paul Cottret Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 45:53:37
2 300 France Luc Alphand France Gilles Picard Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 46:01:03
3 310 France Jean-Louis Schlesser France Arnaud Debron Schlesser-Ford Schlesser-Ford Raid 47:27:34
4 305 United States Mark Miller South Africa Ralph Pitchford Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Volkswagen Motorsport 48:03:53
5 306 Japan Hiroshi Masuoka France Pascal Maimon Mitsubishi Pajero Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart 48:38:08
6 309 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah France Alain Guehennec BMW X3 X-Raid 49:25:36
7 313 Portugal Carlos Sousa Germany Andreas Schulz Volkswagen Touareg 2 Team Lagos 51:04:31
8 320 United States Robby Gordon United States Andy Grider Hummer H3 Team Gordon 52:57:44
9 303 Spain Carlos Sainz France Michel Perin Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Volkswagen Motorsport 53:19:22
10 318 Belgium Stephane Henrard Belgium Brigitte Becue Volkswagen Buggy Henrard Racing Team 54:22:06

Trucks[edit]

Pos No Driver Co-Drivers Truck Time
1 501 Netherlands Hans Stacey Belgium Charly Gotlib
Netherlands Bernard der Kinderen
MAN TGA 54:03:05
2 527 Russia Ilgizar Mardeev Russia Aydar Belyaev
Russia Eduard Nikolaev
Kamaz 4911 57:13:57
3 512 Czech Republic Aleš Loprais Czech Republic Petr Gilar Tatra T815 58:48:35
4 513 Netherlands Wulfert van Ginkel Netherlands Willem Tijsterman
Netherlands Richard de Rooy
GINAF X 2222 58:54:15
5 503 Brazil André de Azevedo Brazil Maykel Justo
Czech Republic Jaromír Martinec
Tatra T815 59:19:02
6 508 France Philippe Jacquot France Willy Alcaraz
Netherlands Toon van Genugten
MAN 60:03:32
7 505 Russia Sergey Reshetnikov Russia Andrey Mokeev
Russia Eduard Kupriyanov
Kamaz 4911 61:50:47
8 530 Netherlands Arjan Brouwer Netherlands Simon Koetsier
Netherlands Gerard van Veenendaal
GINAF X 2222 62:30:31
9 507 Japan Teruhito Sugawara Japan Seiichi Suzuki
Japan Akira Koishizawa
Hino Ranger - Pro FT 65:05:47
10 516 Germany Franz Echter Germany Detlef Ruf
Germany Edwin van Dooren
MAN TGA 65:13:08

Incidents[edit]

The 2007 event was marred by the deaths of two competitors, both in the motorcycle division. The first was South African motorcyclist Elmer Symons, who was competing in the rally for the first time, on the fourth stage between Er Rachidia and Ouarzazate. He was the 47th competitor to die taking part in the Dakar.[6] The second death occurred on the 14th and penultimate stage; French motorcyclist Eric Aubijoux was found dead 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the finish line in Dakar. Initial reports indicated he had suffered a fatal heart attack.[7] Later investigations indicated he had been involved earlier in an accident with another vehicle.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of Entrants from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  2. ^ Euromilhões Lisboa - Dakar: homepage
  3. ^ pdf file of course from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2006.
  4. ^ The route from dakar.com. Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  5. ^ Al-Attiyah penalised for 42 minutes, dakar.com
  6. ^ Symons dies after crash from eurosport.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2007.
  7. ^ Rider dies as Dakar nears finish BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
  8. ^ Confusion over Dakar rider death BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2007
  9. ^ Dakar 2007 - Bike death a road accident Yahoo!-Eurosport. Retrieved 28 June 2007