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.
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.
Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.
Caselli reaches the summit, “Peter” upwards and onwards. The 7th stage of the Dakar, in mourning following the death of rider Thomas Bourgin.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
Barreda bounces back, Al Attiyah on the charge on the fourth day in Peru. The first visit to Chile awaits the remaining competitors tomorrow as they cross the border.
Chaleco spells double trouble, Al Attiyah strykes back on third day of Dakar 2013.
Barreda makes it two, but "Peter" makes it sixty!
Peru, Chile, buggies: a burst of freshness to begin with. Stage 1 took the competitors from Lima to Pisco in Peru.