Wednesday videos: Dakar Rally 2016 (VIDEO)


Here are videos from Wednesday’s coverage of the Dakar Rally, 2016:

Go behind the scenes of the 2016 Dakar Rally

(ABOVE) Every day, TV helicopters fly along competitors to bring the most spectacular shots of the Dakar into people’s homes. Three helicopters are in the sky with three-man crews for eight hours a day and this is their story.

Dunes, high temperatures, and drama await cars in Stage 9 in Belen 

With temperatures approaching 115 degrees, race organizers are forced to shorten Stage 9, where Erik Van Loon was the highest-finishing Mini in second and Carlos Sainz besting him by 10 seconds for the stage win.

Two-part Stage 9 for bikes  in Provincia de Catamarca cut short by heat

American Ricky Brabec thrives in sand and his outstanding performance in Stage 9 saw the 24-year-old storm to second in the stage before part two of the special was canceled due to concerns over unsafe conditions.

Trucks have repeat overall leader for first time at 2016 Dakar Rally

The overall lead in trucks changed hands after every stage during the 2016 Dakar Rally, but Gerard de Rooy decided to be greedy and won Stage 9 to hold onto the overall lead and increase it to almost half an hour.

Pablo Coppeti becomes seventh different stage winner in quads

Temperatures rocketed in excess of 110 degrees, and just like the bikes, the second part of Stage 9 was canceled for the quads as well, but not before Argentinian Pablo Coppeti became the seventh different stage winner.

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