Rain-affected the 11th stage with shorter than expected kilometers. . Americans end up on top: Kurt Caselli takes 2nd Bike victory while Robby Gordon lands his first Car win of 2013.
Rest day in Tucumán, Argentina, gives the Dakar competitors a chance to regroup and get the much needed sleep before they tackle the 9th stage.
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.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
Top billing for Yamaha while the Minis hit back on the 5th day of Dakar.
Barreda makes it two, but "Peter" makes it sixty!
Mikko Jalonen, DAKAR correspondent