The third day was not nearly as hard on the teams as yesterday was, a relief for all and even salvation for some.
Mechanical problems plague American driver in Stage 2.
Sam Sunderland claims KTM's first win of the year and Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Orlando Terranova by 22 seconds...
Marc Coma is one of the top favorites, heading into the Dakar Rally.
With a new vehicle, ALDO Racing Team is entering its final stage off preparation.
With a route of 9000 kilometres, 5000 of which are against the clock, the 2015 Dakar looks certain to live up to its fearsome reputation.
By Robb Pritchard, Off-Road correspondent
The fifth stage of Dakar has come to a close.
2015 Dakar Rally about to get underway
Sam Sunderland and Orlando Terranova are out of the Dakar Rally.
Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah claims second Dakar Rally win on shortened final stage.
Moves up to 19th in the overall standings.
The team had to unload the entire contents from the US-France ship and set it up as it will be used in the Dakar 2015