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VW wins Dakar

Volkswagen won the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile with the Race Touareg vehicle and made motorsport history.

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On television

You can watch daily reports about the Dakar's progress

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Dakar Rally premieres in South America

Although I'm not normally a fan of off-road racing (have you seen some of that stuff on the Speed Channel?), I make an exception for the really big events.

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Dakar Rally moves to South America

Argentina and Chile will host the 2009 edition of the Dakar Rally, which was cancelled this year because of fears of terrorism in Africa.

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Dealing with Dakar's demise

Don Hatton, a 49-year-old insurance broker from B.C., was literally pushing his bike into the Dakar tent when the cancellation was announced.

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Danger in the Dakar dust

Lawrence Hacking remembers the 2001 Dakar Rally when he became the first Canadian to finish the gruelling annual contest, which has been cancelled this year over terrorism fears.

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Dakar Rally cancelled over terror concerns

The annual Dakar Rally was cancelled Friday on the eve of the race because of terror threats and the recent slaying of a French family in Mauritania that was blamed on al-Qaeda-linked militants.

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The long way round the Rally

Boorman raced for five days before crashing in the Moroccan desert and fracturing his hand. One of his two teammates eventually completed the rally.