Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Graue claimed their second consecutive top 10 finish.
Alvarez and Ranger storm the sand.
On a 9th stage dominated by the sand, Marc Coma made his mark and reinforced his lead in the general standings whilst picking up his 23rd special stage victory on the Dakar, his second in 2014
Spain's Joan Barreda took his third victory in the 2014 edition, beating overall leader Marc Coma by 4′03″ at the end of a historic stage that took the Dakar to its 28th country
Dakar 2013 has its share of glory and problems both for the teams who took on the challenge and the ASO organizers. Yet in the end the final podium at Santiago's Palacio de la Moneda was a day of celebration.
Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch captured 8 podiums and 2 stage wins in the world's toughest off-road race.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
Peterhansel now has 11 Dakar wins! Despres earns another title to make it five in total. Patronelli takes his second championship. New to the legend status was Nikolaev.
This is the second stage win and ninth podium of 2013 for the Americans, Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch, in the SPEED Racing Toyo Hummer.
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain had two riders in the top at the end of the 13th special today. Paulo Goncalves was third and Joan Barreda placed fifth in the penultimate Dakar stage.
A hot day in Chile for the Toyota Imperial South Africa team. Four SA-built customer Toyota Hilux 4x4s all climbed the leader board.
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz continue to lead the four-wheel drive petrol T1.1 class in their proudly South African bakkie.
Caselli reaches the summit, “Peter” upwards and onwards. The 7th stage of the Dakar, in mourning following the death of rider Thomas Bourgin.
Third stage success for the Monster Energy X-raid Team, and Orlando Terranova in the BMW X3 CC secures fourth place on Dakar's stage seven.
The death of one of the riders overshadowed the seventh day of the 2013 Dakar. Thomas Bourgin died in a freak road accident before the special stage had even started. There was no celebration at the end of the first marathon.
The longest stage yet in the Dakar tested the rookie team with the fine sand.
he Toyota Imperial South Africa team some lost time due to soft sand.
Erik Wevers and Fabian Lurquin brought the first top 10 finish home for the Riwald Dakar Team.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
Dakar 2013, 6th Stage – Arica – Calama was a 764 km stage (477 miles) including 454 km special test. Alessandro Botturi really pushed his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain hard finishing just behind the leaders in fifth place.
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.