Jay Leno continues to expand the wonderful vehicles he has driven. This time the Dakar winning MINI was wheeled by the talk show host.
"Today was the third day in a row when I pretty much opened the track for most of the stage."
Fifty-year-old Eric Palante was taking part in his 11th Dakar and hoped to win the amateur trophy for motorbikes.
Today's stage, part one of the first marathon stage with no team service, was characterised by the highest ever racing altitude in Dakar history.
Mini has the top three spots overall in the cat category at the 2014 Dakar Rally.