Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch captured 8 podiums and 2 stage wins in the world's toughest off-road race.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, Dakar correspondent
From Peru to Chile, the change of scenery and terrain saw the X-raid Mini team on the attack, along with Robby Gordon in his Hummer. It also was the first Bike stage win in 2013 for Yamaha; thanks to David Casteu.
Olympic Gold medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah took the Car victory on the third say of Dakar 2013. Local hero Francisco Lopez now has two stage wins in the Bike classification. Triple winner now in Trucks, and Patronelli holds Quad lead.
One Mini benefits from another's mistake while the Dutch Yamaha rider makes first 2013 appearance. Husseini breaks through in Quads while Russians manage Trucks 1-2-3.
Once again, Gordon took misfortunes and turns them in to positives on the Arequipa to Arica stage of the Dakar
Robby Gordon now has to make up a lost of time after being stuck in a sand dune on the opening day of Dakar 2013.
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.
The second stage in Dakar again saw Robby Gordon with more troubles; this time finding a way point during the loop around Pisco.
This is the second stage win and ninth podium of 2013 for the Americans, Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch, in the SPEED Racing Toyo Hummer.
Toyo Tires® wins first three stages of the 2013 Dakar®
Nancy Knapp Schilke, Dakar Correspondent
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.
Mikko Jalonen, Dakar correspondent
Peru, Chile, buggies: a burst of freshness to begin with. Stage 1 took the competitors from Lima to Pisco in Peru.
Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch crashed into a dune, ultimately landing on its roof.
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.