The two remaining Sherco TVS riders recovered from a dismal Wednesday performance to end Stage 11 on a better note as Dakar Rally near its ends.
The 431km La Rioja-San Juan stage was suspended at the second way point due to extreme weather conditions, thus only 243km of the special was possible.
Alain Duclos who endured a troublesome 10th stage had a far better day on Thursday finishing 20th in the overall rankings while 19th in the day's run.
Teammate Florent Vayssade kept his 31st place, finishing 36th on his RTR 450 bike.
With Joan Pedrero out from the race, it will be on Duclos to maintain a top 20 finish for the Indo-French team.
KTM enjoyed the day with rookie Antoine Meo taking his second stage win of the rally as Toby Price led the bike category.