"We cleared some sand and moved the car forward centimetre by centimetre to get out. Afterwards I took risks to claw back the time. That was the 50km where I've attacked the most during the whole rally. In the end we caught Roma several kilometres from the finish, so he must have had problems too."
DUNE SURFER: If you don't have wings... you'll get nowhere in the Dakar Rally. South Africa's Giniel de Villiers at speed and on his way to third on Stage 12 and in the overall standings. image: AFP