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.
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.
A total of 49 Yamaha machines including the bikes and quads are ready for the start in Peru.
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.
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
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.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
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.
The Dakar is almost upon us...
Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
Caselli reaches the summit, “Peter” upwards and onwards. The 7th stage of the Dakar, in mourning following the death of rider Thomas Bourgin.
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.
Casteu takes over, it's sink or swim for the cars.
Nani Roma secures his second stage win while Stéphane Peterhansel and Orlando Terranova finish second and third respectively.
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.
Torrential rain once again makes an impact on the race action. Special stage 11 is aborted by the Dakar organisers at CP1.
Another one-two-three for the X-raid Team. Nani Roma and Stéphane Peterhansel second and third respectively.
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.
Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz continue to lead the four-wheel drive petrol T1.1 class in their proudly South African bakkie.