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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The show is on a roll!" From Lima to Pisco, the Maxxis Dakar Team Powered by Super B has finished the first day of Dakar 2013.
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.
Hope for top 10 finish goes up in flames on the ninth stage of 2013 Dakar. One HRX Ford remains in the Dakar rally.
The team won the T1.1 class for petrol-powered 4x4 improved cross-country vehicles for the second year in succession.
The second stage in Dakar again saw Robby Gordon with more troubles; this time finding a way point during the loop around Pisco.
Although the team ultimately couldn´t quite meet the expectations, the squad can be very satisfied with the result.
The team consisting of sixteen members from nine nationalities.
An unequalled Despres, an unstoppable Peterhansel and an unfortunate Al-Attiyah made the headlines on the 9th stage in Dakar. Roma earned his 2nd stage victory and Nikolaev takes Truck lead.
All the President's men: Peru's President visits the opening day of Dakar 2013 and gets a guided tour by Etienne Lavigne, director of the event.
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.
Once again, Gordon took misfortunes and turns them in to positives on the Arequipa to Arica stage of the Dakar
Vasilliev and Gadasin took it easy so they could find their own tempo for their first time at Dakar.
The MINI ALL4 Racing ran perfectly throughout Dakar Rally.
Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.