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Since 1993, BFGoodrich has won the Dakar 16 times with five different car manufacturers.

This year, BFGoodrich will be out to add a 17th to its record.

Relive the best moments from Dakar with BFGoodrich that pretty much no one saw happen!


While BFGoodrich made its debut in off-road competition in the United States in 1973, it would be another 20 years before its tires first contested the mother of all cross-country rally raids. BFGoodrich won the 1st, FIA Cross-Country Rally 2WD World Cup with Jean-Louis Schlesser and the Paris-Dakar Rally class.

Dakar Rally 1993 History

1999 -2000:

The American brand won the Dakar for the first time in 1999, with the French Jean-Louis Schlesser and his BFGoodrich -equipped Renault-engined buggy which reveled in the conditions thrown up by the northwest African terrain to beat the Mitsubishi and Nissan prototypes. In 2000, the 22nd Dakar ran from the Senegalese capital to Cairo, Egypt, and Schlesser’s Renault-engined buggy and its BFGoodrich Baja T/A tyres proved the combination to beat once again.

Dakar Rally 1999 History


BFGoodrich didn’t equip any of the factory prototypes in 2001, but the BFGoodrich Rock T/A – a new tyre designed especially for these powerful 4x4 machines – claimed its maiden Dakar victory in 2002 thanks to the Japanese Hiroshi Masuoka and his Mitsubishi Pajero.

Dakar Rally 2002


The BFGoodrich Rock T/A and Mitsubishi went on to enjoy an unbeaten spell that lasted until 2007. BFGoodrich wins the Paris-Dakar Rally with Stéphane Peterhansel (Mitsubishi Pajero). BFGoodrich -equipped cars also finished second and third.


Dakar Rally 2004


BFGoodrich won the Paris-Dakar Rally with Stéphane Peterhansel in Mitsubishi Pajero

Dakar Rally 2005


BFGoodrich won the Paris-Dakar Rally with Luc Alphand (Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evo)

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally


BFGoodrich won the Paris-Dakar Rally with Stéphane Peterhansel (Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evo)

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally 2007


Following the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the Dakar switched from Africa to South America where BFGoodrich introduced a brand new tyre – the BFGoodrich All-Terrain – which was engineered to match the performance of the latest-generation factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen prototypes and address the challenges inherent in the geography of the event’s new location. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain hit the ground running to claim the 2009 Dakar with Volkswagen’s Giniel De Villiers.

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally 2009


The following year, an evolution of the tyre, the All-Terrain+, helped Carlos Sainz to clinch victory for the same team in 2010

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally 2010


Nasser Al-Attiyah made it three-in-a-row for the German Volkswagen in 2011.


Dakar Rally Winner 2011


In 2012, after winning with the Renault-powered buggy, the Mitsubishi Pajero and the Volkswagen Race Touareg, BFGoodrich triumphed again, this time with the Mini ALL-4 Racing of Stéphane Peterhansel.

BFGoodrich Dakar Car Racing 2012


BFGoodrich resumed its winning ways in 2017 with the victory of Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot 3008 DKR) who spearheaded a one-two-three finish to notch up the tyre firm’s 13th Dakar success.

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally Car


Carlos Sainz, Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich® won the 2018 Dakar, which finished in Cordoba, Argentina

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally Winner 2018


The 2019 Dakar saw Toyota Gazoo Racing win the famous event for the first time with Nasser Al-Attiyah who scored his third Dakar victory.

BFGoodrich Dakar Rally Winner 2019


In 2020, BFGoodrich celebrated its 16th victory on the Dakar rallye with Carlos Sainz in Mini X-Raid !

Dakar Rally Racing Car


BFGoodrich has been active on the competitive off-road scene in the USA since 1973, but it was only two decades later that the American brand got its first taste of the world’s longest and toughest cross-country rally – the Dakar 2022

Dakar Rally Racing Car 2022


The 45th edition of the Dakar Rally took place across Saudi desert from December 31, 2022, until January 15, 2023. The route took the pilots from the beaches of the Red Sea to the sands of the Arabian Gulf in Dammam.

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