Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
The Dakar is almost upon us...
Knowing that he could be sitting in the top-3 of the overall standings provides Gordon with the drive he needs, to make up as much time as possible each remaining day of the Dakar Rally.
Nani Roma secures his second stage win while Stéphane Peterhansel and Orlando Terranova finish second and third respectively.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, DAKAR correspondent
All the six cars to get a full check-up which for the X-raid BMW and MINI service crews, they were busy on Dakar's rest day.
Caselli reaches the summit, “Peter” upwards and onwards. The 7th stage of the Dakar, in mourning following the death of rider Thomas Bourgin.
Casteu takes over, it's sink or swim for the cars.
Another one-two-three for the X-raid Team. Nani Roma and Stéphane Peterhansel second and third respectively.
Motorsport.com staff reporters
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
Torrential rain once again makes an impact on the race action. Special stage 11 is aborted by the Dakar organisers at CP1.
Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz continue to lead the four-wheel drive petrol T1.1 class in their proudly South African bakkie.
Rain stops play for South African Toyota team on stage 11. De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz consolidate second place overall with three days to go.