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Dakar Rally Stage 2 video highlights: Cars, Trucks, Quads and Motorcycles

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Sunday’s Stage 2 of the 40th annual Dakar Rally – and the 10th consecutive year the world’s most arduous endurance race has been held in South America – was a circuitous route that began and ended in Pisco, Peru on Sunday.

The Rally will continue on through January 20, with 14 stages and nearly 5,600 miles to be traversed across Peru, Bolivia and ending up in Argentina.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors

Here’s some of the top video action from Sunday’s Stage 2:


In the marquee Cars class, France’s Cyril Despres and his Peugeot to the No. 1 spot in a time of 2 hours, 56 minutes and 51 seconds.

But the biggest news of the day was the wreck of USA driver Bryce Menzes that knocked him and co-driver Peter Mortensen out of the race.

And Paraguay’s Roberto Recalde also went for a roll in his car, as well.


After finishing fourth in Stage 1, Spain’s Joan Barreda Bort rode his Honda to capture Stage 2 with a time of 2 hours, 56 minutes and 44 seconds.


Defending Rally champ, Russian Eduard Nikolaev (driving a Kamaz), finished third in Stage 1 and then rallied to lead following Stage 2 with a time of 3:24:23.


Chile’s Ignacio Casale has dominated the Quads class thus far, winning both Stage 1 on Saturday and roaring to win again in Stage 2 with a time of 3:37:45.

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

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Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.