The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain riders are taking a well deserved rest in their hotel after running eight stages, and some 4000 km.
South African/German duo of Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz successfully defended the third place under torrential rain.
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.
The run to the Andes had no support for the bikes and quads, so the team took it easy.
Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz continue to lead the four-wheel drive petrol T1.1 class in their proudly South African bakkie.
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.
Caselli reaches the summit, “Peter” upwards and onwards. The 7th stage of the Dakar, in mourning following the death of rider Thomas Bourgin.
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.
Another podium finish for the Gordon and the Hummer.
The longest stage yet in the Dakar tested the rookie team with the fine sand.
he Toyota Imperial South Africa team some lost time due to soft sand.
Erik Wevers and Fabian Lurquin brought the first top 10 finish home for the Riwald Dakar Team.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
Dakar 2013, 6th Stage – Arica – Calama was a 764 km stage (477 miles) including 454 km special test. Alessandro Botturi really pushed his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain hard finishing just behind the leaders in fifth place.
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.
Once again, Gordon took misfortunes and turns them in to positives on the Arequipa to Arica stage of the Dakar
During the move from Peru to Chile The Princess 69 encountered electronic problems and dropped to 8th place over all.