'Chaleco' López took advantage of Ignacio Casale's late-stage problems to pocket his second SxS stage win. The Chilean beat Gerard Farrés by 12'31' and American driver Casey Currie by 16'56'. Rodrigo Moreno and Reinaldo Varela are still in the special and losing buckets of time.
Siarhei Viazovich ended the Kamaz streak at the wheel of his Maz and got off to a cracking start to the latter half of the rally. The Belarusian driver beat Gerard de Rooy by 5'45' and Federico Villagra by 6'15' in San Juan de Marcona.
Nicolás Cavigliasso's victorious parade continues with his five triumph in six stages. The Argentinian crushed the opposition again, with Jeremías González Ferioli at 17'19', Manuel Andújar at 22'40' and Gustavo Gallego at 24'10'.
Mini's Carlos Sainz produced his best performance since finishing second in the opener to finish third today, 6'56' behind Loeb.