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.
Nani Roma, Monster Energy X-raid Team Mini driver, previews the 2013 Dakar. The Spaniard is ready for the demanding contest with the first stage on January 5th in Lima, Peru.
X-raid team line-up comprises of six MINIs ALL4 Racing and one BMW X3 CC for the Argentina-Chile-Peru challenge. Drivers include past champions: Peterhansel and Roma.
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.
By: Pep Cifre, Rally Raid Reporter
Monster Energy X-raid team
Following an accident during the rest day on the Dakar 2011, Guerlain Chicherit lost his place in the X-Raid team, then spent a good year in the racing wilderness. However, a proposition from Philippe Gache could breathe new life into the career of...
Final spurt in the Dakar: Great teamwork of Nani Roma as he protects overall leader Stéphane Peterhansel.
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.
Nani Roma secures his second stage win while Stéphane Peterhansel and Orlando Terranova finish second and third respectively.
Less than 35 days are to go to the start into the 2014 Dakar Rally in the Argentinean city of Rosario.
Three MINI ALL4 Racing hold the top-three positions in the overall standings.
Chaleco spells double trouble, Al Attiyah strykes back on third day of Dakar 2013.
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.
Fourth stage win for the Frenchman in the 2014 Dakar
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.
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.
Torrential rain once again makes an impact on the race action. Special stage 11 is aborted by the Dakar organisers at CP1.