In the general standings, Spaniard Nani Roma thus lost almost a third of his lead and now only has an advantage of 23'46 over Stéphane Peterhansel.
Joan Barreda shone again with a flawless navigation.
Spain's Joan Barreda took his third victory in the 2014 edition, beating overall leader Marc Coma by 4′03″ at the end of a historic stage that took the Dakar to its 28th country
Joan Barreda and his machine are in perfect shape and he is eager to attack the overall leader during the second week.
Dry grass branches collected in the engine protection and caught fire near the hot exhaust during the extreme riding conditions in the deep sand.
Although the team ultimately couldn´t quite meet the expectations, the squad can be very satisfied with the result.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain had two riders in the top at the end of the 13th special today. Paulo Goncalves was third and Joan Barreda placed fifth in the penultimate Dakar stage.
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain riders continue to star in the 2013 Dakar Bike classification.
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!
The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain riders are taking a well deserved rest in their hotel after running eight stages, and some 4000 km.