The third day was not nearly as hard on the teams as yesterday was, a relief for all and even salvation for some.
Yet another example of how quickly things can go wrong in this event.
Sam Sunderland claims KTM's first win of the year and Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Orlando Terranova by 22 seconds...
The fifth stage of Dakar has come to a close.
Helder Rodrigues, Nasser Al-Attiyah, and Ignacio Casale were the Stage 6 winners in their respective categories.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is aiming to add to their success story by bringing another competitive rider line-up to the 13-stage desert classic.
KTM, the brand whose factory teams and bikes have sealed eleven consecutive Dakar Rally victories named their U.S. offroad rider Caselli as the substitute for the injured 2012 DAKAR champion.
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.