Eduard Nikolaev has won his fourth Dakar (and his third in a row) behind the wheel of his Kamaz, 25 minutes ahead of his team-mate Dmitry Sotnikov. Ton Van Genugten has taken advantage of the last stage to win his second special on this year’s edition of the rally.
Nasser Al-Attiyah has finished the last stage on the 41st Dakar in 12th place 9 minutes behind the day’s winner. The Toyota driver his won his 3rd Dakar rally head and shoulders above the rest, by 46 minutes in front of Nani Roma. Sébastien Loeb climbs onto the final podium in Lima.
One day is very much not like another for yesterday’s winner Michael Metge. The Frenchman has had a lot of problems with his Sherco and has finally finished this last stage 2 hours and 32 minutes behind the day’s s winner!
Carlos Sainz has managed to complete what was a difficult rally for him with a stage victory. The Mini has beaten Sébastien Loeb by only 42 seconds at the finishing line. Cyril Despres is 3rd, 2’31 behind the Spaniard.