Gerrard Farrés took his first stage win as an SxS driver, taking over the lead halfway through the stage and beating 'Chaleco' López by 2'03' at the finish. The Chilean is the new overall leader, while Sergey Karyakin finished third on the day.
Andrey Karginov got back to his winning ways in the Dakar, putting almost 12 minutes into Federico Villagra to clinch an impressive victory in Arequipa. Third-placed Dmitry Sotnikov came ahead of overall leader Eduard Nikolayev, who lost 14 minutes today.
Jeremías González Ferioli had to bring his A game to end the domination of fellow Argentinian Nicolás Cavigliasso in this year's Dakar. The young rider rolled into Arequipa with 1'44' to spare at the end of a closely fought special, while Gustavo Gallego lost 10'50' today.
Sébastien Loeb's bad day in the office is finally over. The Peugeot driver plummeted to eighth place overall after conceding 42'55' to Stéphane Peterhansel.