Robby Gordon crashed and Carlos Sainz got lost as Nasser Al-Attiyah edged his buggy closer to the leading Mini today. Husqvarna and Yamaha both won big in Bikes, while the Trucks lead finally shuffles.
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
In the general standings, Spaniard Nani Roma thus lost almost a third of his lead and now only has an advantage of 23'46 over Stéphane Peterhansel.
Dry grass branches collected in the engine protection and caught fire near the hot exhaust during the extreme riding conditions in the deep sand.
Cyril Despres dominates for overall Bike lead, but Joan Barreda takes his 4th stage win. Orlando Terranova celebrated as first Argentinean to lead a Dakar stage in the Car classification!
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
Although the team ultimately couldn´t quite meet the expectations, the squad can be very satisfied with the result.
The team consisting of sixteen members from nine nationalities.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
Joan Barreda shone again with a flawless navigation.
Joan Barreda and his machine are in perfect shape and he is eager to attack the overall leader during the second week.
Barreda makes it two, but "Peter" makes it sixty!
The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain riders are taking a well deserved rest in their hotel after running eight stages, and some 4000 km.
Joan Barreda earns stage 2 of the Dakar challenge on his Husqvarna by Speedbrain. Matt Fish comleted the first real test of 2013 in third.
Casteu takes over, it's sink or swim for the cars.
On his Husqvaran by Speedbrain, Paulo Goncalves claimed the second spot on stage 3 of the Dakar Challenge. Joan Barreda broke a wheel and lost over thirty minutes.
Another podium for Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain - Paulo Goncalves second in the 3rd stage on route from Pisco to Nazca.
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain had two riders in the top at the end of the 13th special today. Paulo Goncalves was third and Joan Barreda placed fifth in the penultimate Dakar stage.