Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Catch all the Dakar action on SS2



Right now, 10 South Africans are preparing to battle sand dunes, altitude sickness and the non-stop physical pounding that the world’s greatest off-road race, the Dakar Rally, dishes out to the hundreds of competitors from around the planet who make the start line each year.

The race starts in Lima, Peru, on Saturday and is scheduled to end in Santiago in Chile on January 20, and the finishers will have covered more than 8 000 km of the toughest terrain imaginable.

Daily highlights will be broadcast at 10:30pm on SuperSport 2 with repeats throughout the day.

For the second year in a row, South African Giniel de Villers will be driving a South African-built Toyota Hilux, and once again he’ll be going for glory. A 2009 winner for Volkswagen, last year he and his German co-drive Dirk von Zitsewitz finished in third spot, a remarkable achievement in a brand new machine.

His SA teammates, Duncan Vos and Rob Howie, will be in a second Hilux built at the Toyota Motorsport workshops in Midrand, and incidentally, there will be a total of eight South-African-built Hiluxes built taking part, the remainder being entered by European teams. Vos and Howie finished an impressive 10th in their very first Dakar.

In the motorcycle section, our own Darryl Curtis finished an excellent 22nd last year and he’s back in 2013on a KTM.

This year 196 entries were received for the motorcycle category and backing up Darryl’s South African challenge will be Riaan van Niekerk, also on a KTM, Brett Cummings on a Honda and Glen Grundig. They are scheduled to start way down the field as they are Dakar first-timers, while Darryl Curtis was allotted start-number 37 in the biking category.

Other South Africans to watch for are Sarel van Biljon in the Quads division, and Johan van Staden and Mike Lawrenson in a ProDakar team-entered McRae in the car division.

Shop

DStv Mobile Walka 7
The Walka 7 enables you to watch television on-the-go
R759.00
DStv Explora
The best TV just got better
R1850.00
DStv HD Decoder (Uninstalled)
The DStv HD Decoder is our newest single view decoder
R450.00
DStv HD Decoder
Fully installed
R715.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Baxter’s men on the ball
Kaizer Chiefs’ 15-match winning streak may have ended but they remain the team to beat in the PSL.

Haze's Comment
SA's death-bowling dilemma
Let’s talk about death bowling. We all know that South Africa has been erratic in this essential...

Roland Schoeman
Battle for balance
The more I think about it, the more the current state of sport in South Africa concerns me.

Kepler Wessels
The Proteas keep marching on
As expected the Proteas defeated New Zealand in emphatic fashion here in Mount Maunganui in the...

Neil Manthorp
AB brightens gloomy mood at home
AB de Villiers admitted that there had been one or two awkward moments during the first ODI against...

Gavin Rich
No choke for Province this time
With this being the week of a Newlands Currie Cup final, there is sure to be one question...