Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel won the most recent two Dakar editions at the wheel of the MINI ALL4 Racing of the Monster Energy X-raid Team.
The MINI ALL4 Racing ran perfectly throughout Dakar Rally.
MINI ALL4 Racing the car for winners – Monster Energy X-raid Team successfully defends Dakar title! Four X-raid vehicles in the top 10 in the 2013 challenge.
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.
Final spurt in the Dakar: Great teamwork of Nani Roma as he protects overall leader Stéphane Peterhansel.
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.
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
Rain-affected the 11th stage with shorter than expected kilometers. . Americans end up on top: Kurt Caselli takes 2nd Bike victory while Robby Gordon lands his first Car win of 2013.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.
Casteu takes over, it's sink or swim for the cars.
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
Third stage success for the Monster Energy X-raid Team, and Orlando Terranova in the BMW X3 CC secures fourth place on Dakar's stage seven.
The death of one of the riders overshadowed the seventh day of the 2013 Dakar. Thomas Bourgin died in a freak road accident before the special stage had even started. There was no celebration at the end of the first marathon.
It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.
Top billing for Yamaha while the Minis hit back on the 5th day of Dakar.
First special-stage win for Nani Roma and Michel Périn. Stéphane Peterhansel extends his lead in the overall rankings after the 5th Dakar special stage.
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.
MINI ALL4 Racing the fastest four wheel drive vehicle as strong team performance of the Monster Energy X-raid Team continues on day four of Dakar.
On day three of Dakar: Stéphane Peterhansel comes third in stage while Nani Roma and Leonid Novitskiy deliver in great style.
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.
First stage-win for Stéphane Peterhansel how now takes the overall lead. Tough special stage represented a true navigation challenge for the competitors in Peru.
Barreda makes it two, but "Peter" makes it sixty!
Stage 2 was a loop around Pisco in Peru, and the one where the Dakar 2013 competitors faced the sand dunes! After an 85 km liaison section, the 242 km special was their first test on the sea of sand.
Peru, Chile, buggies: a burst of freshness to begin with. Stage 1 took the competitors from Lima to Pisco in Peru.