Sports Cars
Jan 12

Dakar Rally: Carlos Sainz Wins Seventh Stage

Carlos Sainz managed to win the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz managed to win the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz of Spain won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, while countryman Nani Roma maintained a large lead in the overall standings for cars.

The car division drove a 500-kilometer loop near Salta, Argentina, and Sainz took advantage of a speedy special suited to his buggy to lead for the entire day and win his second stage of the race and 27th in his Dakar history.

Jan 11

SportsCars: Stadler Porsche Wins Attrition-Filled 24 Hours Of Dubai

Stadler Motorsport managed to survive and win this year's grueling 24 Hours of Dubai. (Photo: John Dagys)

Stadler Motorsport managed to survive and win this year’s grueling 24 Hours of Dubai. (Photo: John Dagys)

While not having been the quickest car, it was Stadler Motorsport’s Porsche 997 GT3 R that proved to be the toughest, as the Swiss squad claimed victory in an attrition-filled Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai.

Rolf Ineichen took the 997-based Porsche across the line to claim the German manufacturer’s first overall victory in the around-the-clock desert in four years, sharing the winning machine with Mark Ineichen, Marcel Matter, Adrian Amstutz and Porsche Supercup ace Christian Engelhart.

Jan 10

Three Deaths Overshadow Sixth Stage Of Dakar Rally

Eric Palente lost his life while competing in the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eric Palente lost his life while competing in the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Three deaths overshadowed Friday’s sixth leg of the Dakar Rally, as the race claimed the life of Belgian motorcyclist Eric Palante and two spectators who were following the event.

Palante’s body was found after he failed to finish Thursday’s fifth stage.

Jan 10

Dakar Rally: Two People Killed After Fifth Stage

Tragedy struck following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

Tragedy struck following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

Two people following the Dakar Rally died when their vehicle overturned in rough terrain in northern Argentina.

Police identified the pair on Friday as Agustin Ignacio Mina, 19, and Daniel Eduardo Ambrosio, 51.

Police said the crash took place on Thursday at the end of the fifth stage. Police said Mina was covering the rally for a motor racing magazine, and they identified Ambrosio as a fan of motor sports.