The athletes half-circled and crossed the "Salar de Uyuni", the biggest salt flat in the world.
For security reasons the organisers shortened the special test.
The Bavarian team and its riders delievered another set of solid performances on a day when it was important to arrive safely.
The Speedbrain customer race team enjoyed another positive day.
The grey sand at Nihuil is extremely deep and the shape of the dunes can be really harsh.
There are over 5,000 km of special test in front of the field, as the race is held for the sixth time in South America.
The former Team Honda Europe will field 3 riders from South American: Salvatierra, Israel and Heinrich on Honda