PARIS, January 17, 1997 - Top ten placings in today's 604- km 13th stage of the Dakar-Agadez-Dakar Rally from Nema to Kiffa: Cars Stage placings 1. Hiroshi Masuoka JPN Mitsubishi 4:17:10 2. Jutta Kleinschmidt GER Buggy + 19 3. Bruno Saby FRA Mitsubishi + 2:41 4. Salvador Servia ESP Nissan + 4:33 5. Kenjiro Shinozuka JPN Mitsubishi + 5:34 6. Jean-Pierre Fontenay FRA Mitsubishi + 10:08 7. Jean-Pierre Strugo FRA Mitsubishi + 16:21 8. Bruno Lhotellerie FRA Mitsubishi + 20:48 9. Edoardo Argazzi ITA Nissan + 22:18 10. Juan Porcar ESP Nissan + 27:46 Overall standings 1. Shinozuka JPN Mitsubishi 59:59:21 2. Fontenay FRA Mitsubishi + 4:57 3. Saby FRA Mitsubishi + 8:36 4. Masuoka JPN Mitsubishi + 2:24:14 5. Kleinschmidt GER Buggy + 4:31:54 6. Servia ESP Nissan + 5:03:11 7. Strugo FRA Mitsubishi + 6:10:25 8. Duarte Guedes POR Nissan + 9:10:56 9. Argazzi ITA Nissan + 9:26:26 10. Carlos Souza POR Mitsubishi + 9:50:47 Motorcycles Stage placings 1. Eric Bernard FRA KTM 4:8:20 2. Carlos Sotelo ESP Cagiva + 36 3. Jean Brucy FRA KTM + 1:50 4. Paulo Marques POR KTM + 2:52 5. Dirk von Zitzewitz AUT KTM + 3:01 6. David Castera FRA Yamaha + 3:30 7. Stephane Peterhansel FRA Yamaha + 4:14 8. Fernando Gil ESP KTM + 4:38 9. Juergen Mayer GER KTM + 5:01 10. Norbert Schilcher GER KTM + 6:12 Overall 1. Peterhansel FRA Yamamha 63:15:47 2. Oscar Gallardo ESP Cagiva + 2:34:33 3. Castera FRA Yamaha + 2:54:53 4. Jimmy Lewis U.S. KTM + 3:25:42 5. Von Zitzewitz AUT KTM + 4:34:13 6. Mayer GER KTM + 5:58:40 7. Gil ESP KTM + 6:48:38 8. Marques POR KTM + 7:08:05 9. Schilcher GER KTM + 7:18:25 10. Brucy FRA KTM + 7:24:54 -30-

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