The Imperial Toyota drivers and team had a welcome day off on after 8 stages of the Dakar. There was rest, relaxation, but also preparation for week two of the Dakar.
Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch crashed into a dune, ultimately landing on its roof.
The 2009 Dakar champions hit back on the 288-kilometre stage, which featured lots of sand, dunes and fesh fesh, in a trouble-free run.
Barreda bounces back, Al Attiyah on the charge on the fourth day in Peru. The first visit to Chile awaits the remaining competitors tomorrow as they cross the border.
MINI ALL4 Racing the fastest four wheel drive vehicle as strong team performance of the Monster Energy X-raid Team continues on day four of Dakar.
The Riwald Dakar Team survived the toughest test of the opening week.
Robby Gordon crashed and Carlos Sainz got lost as Nasser Al-Attiyah edged his buggy closer to the leading Mini today. Husqvarna and Yamaha both won big in Bikes, while the Trucks lead finally shuffles.
A cautious approach paid off for team leader Gadasin with an 8th place. Vasiliev was had a hard day with two punctures.
The Piso to Nazca stage again good for the Maxxis Super B Team with their 3rd consecutive 2nd place. Only Tim Coronel had problems, but retained a respectable finish.
Another podium for Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain - Paulo Goncalves second in the 3rd stage on route from Pisco to Nazca.
Olympic Gold medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah took the Car victory on the third say of Dakar 2013. Local hero Francisco Lopez now has two stage wins in the Bike classification. Triple winner now in Trucks, and Patronelli holds Quad lead.