Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.
Once again, Gordon took misfortunes and turns them in to positives on the Arequipa to Arica stage of the Dakar
Top billing for Yamaha while the Minis hit back on the 5th day of Dakar.
First special-stage win for Nani Roma and Michel Périn. Stéphane Peterhansel extends his lead in the overall rankings after the 5th Dakar special stage.
On Chile’s Arica desert, the Husqvarna team riders had success except for the early Bike leader Joan Barreda had an engine change with a penalty.
From Peru to Chile, the change of scenery and terrain saw the X-raid Mini team on the attack, along with Robby Gordon in his Hummer. It also was the first Bike stage win in 2013 for Yamaha; thanks to David Casteu.