By Robb Pritchard, Off-Road correspondent
The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is aiming to add to their success story by bringing another competitive rider line-up to the 13-stage desert classic.
Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch captured 8 podiums and 2 stage wins in the world's toughest off-road race.
KTM, the brand whose factory teams and bikes have sealed eleven consecutive Dakar Rally victories named their U.S. offroad rider Caselli as the substitute for the injured 2012 DAKAR champion.
By: Robb Pritchard, Cross country rally Correspondent
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.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, Dakar correspondent
There is one race that stands alongside the likes of the Le Mans and Daytona 24 Hours, the Baja 1000 and Indy 500 as a stand alone event so highly regarded that it doesn't need to be part of any championship... one where legends win, heroes finish...
The vehicles of the European competitors reached Argentina after 19 days at sea and are now waiting for their owners to come and pick them up from Campana Port, starting on the morning of December 31.
Jay Leno continues to expand the wonderful vehicles he has driven. This time the Dakar winning MINI was wheeled by the talk show host.
By: Pep Cifre, Rally Raid Reporter
Silk Way Rally, Russia
Stage 2 was a loop around Pisco in Peru, and the one where the Dakar 2013 competitors faced the sand dunes! After an 85 km liaison section, the 242 km special was their first test on the sea of sand.
Guerlain Chicherit will replace Eric Vigouroux behind the wheel of the brand new Chevrolet Colorado prototype.