The eleven-time Dakar champion and winner of the 2012 and 2013 Dakar in the MINI ALL4 Racing sealed the day victory, 28 seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz.
A record-setting eleven MINI ALL4 Racing cars will compete in the 36th Dakar edition spearheaded by 11-time champion Stéphane Peterhansel.
X-raid team line-up comprises of six MINIs ALL4 Racing and one BMW X3 CC for the Argentina-Chile-Peru challenge. Drivers include past champions: Peterhansel and Roma.
This year’s rally route is anticipated to be the toughest ever held in South America.
Mikko Jalonen, DAKAR correspondent
Less than 35 days are to go to the start into the 2014 Dakar Rally in the Argentinean city of Rosario.
Three MINI ALL4 Racing hold the top-three positions in the overall standings.
Nani Roma defends his overall lead.