Cyril Despres is back on the move after surrendering quite a few parts of his Peugeot to help Stéphane Peterhansel earlier today. The Frenchman remained at a standstill for over three hours and is 3 h 40 down on Carlos Sainz after 300 km of racing. Mikko Hirvonen has just gone through the same point with a 3 h 55 deficit.
Ton van Genugten got his first taste of Dakar glory by winning the stage to Uyuni with two minutes to spare over Federico Villagra and almost five over Eduard Nikolayev, who remains in the overall lead by a substantial margin.
Reinaldo Varela is in a league of his own today. The Can-Am driver went through CP2 with 21 minutes to spare over Patrice Garrouste and 36 over Juan Carlos Uribe!
Stéphane Peterhansel has finally crossed the finish line 1 h 47'56' behind teammate Carlos Sainz. This will push him down to third place overall, 1 h 20 back and just 8 seconds ahead of Giniel De Villiers!