2004 Dakar Rally
The 26th running of the Dakar Rally event.- 2004 Dakar Rally
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Annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.
By 2004, the entry list had increased to 595, up from 358 in 2001, with a record 688 competitors starting in 2005.
Rally racing driver from Folgueroles, Barcelona, Spain.
He won the Dakar Rally riding a motorcycle in 2004.
Russian rally raid driver.
He has won the Dakar Rally driving Kamaz trucks in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011, becoming the most successful single category pilot in the history of the tournament earning him the nickname "The Tsar of Dakar".
French rally navigator, best known for his seven success in the Dakar Rally alongside Stéphane Peterhansel.
Switching to the factory Mitsubishi team, the pair won the Dakar in 2004, 2005 and 2007 before adding a fourth success in 2012 at the wheel of an X-Raid prepared Mini.
French world champion rock climber and more recently a rally driver.
Dakar Rally - competed 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 (3rd in 2WD, 16th in overall ranking) and 2012
French motorcycle racer and president of Yamaha Motor France S.A. from 1992 to 2010.
He was instrumental in convincing Yamaha to return to Dakar in 2004, when David Frétigné took three stage wins and placed 7th in the final classification.
Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of Paccar.
2004: DAF competed in the Dakar rally, powering six racelorrys. Jan en Gerard de Rooy, the team Tridec, The team Hans Bekx with two trucks and the GINAF Rally Power team (Note that four trucks were built by DAF, two by GINAF).
Spanish rally racing motorcycle rider.
He finished third in four stages, but could finish no higher than 18th overall, and would retire from the rally in 2004 after suffering head injuries in a crash.
South African racing and rally driver, best known for winning the Dakar 2009.
Finishing fifth overall at first attempt alongside navigator Pascal Maimon, de Villiers took his first stage victory in 2004 on the way to seventh overall in the standings (this time alongside François Jordaan) and won two stages in 2005, ending fourth overall (alongside Jean-Marie Lurquin).