Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch captured 8 podiums and 2 stage wins in the world's toughest off-road race.
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
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.
X-raid team line-up comprises of six MINIs ALL4 Racing and one BMW X3 CC for the Argentina-Chile-Peru challenge. Drivers include past champions: Peterhansel and Roma.
A total of 49 Yamaha machines including the bikes and quads are ready for the start in Peru.
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
Dakar 2013 has its share of glory and problems both for the teams who took on the challenge and the ASO organizers. Yet in the end the final podium at Santiago's Palacio de la Moneda was a day of celebration.
Mikko Jalonen, Dakar correspondent
Mikko Jalonen, DAKAR correspondent
Spain's Joan Barreda took his third victory in the 2014 edition, beating overall leader Marc Coma by 4′03″ at the end of a historic stage that took the Dakar to its 28th country
Chaleco and Gordon at full pelt! On the penultimate stage in this year's Dakar, a show was put on by Francisco "Chaleco” Lopez on as he notched his 4th stage win. Robby Gordon grabbed his second special victory in his Hummer.
On a 9th stage dominated by the sand, Marc Coma made his mark and reinforced his lead in the general standings whilst picking up his 23rd special stage victory on the Dakar, his second in 2014
Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Graue finished the 260 km competitive stage in 14th place.
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.