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Peterhansel scoops Dakar stage two

2013-01-07 09:28

EARLY LEAD BUT WILL IT LAST?: Former Champion Stephane Peterhansel (inset) takes an early lead in the 2013 Dakar as Giniel De Villiers keeps South Africa's hopes alive with a podium.

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Dakar 2013: Stage 2 wrap-up

2013-01-07 09:04

Stéphane Peterhansel raced his Mini to victory to claim the second stage of the 2013 Dakar. Check out video highlights from Stage two!

CHAMPION Stephane Peterhansel overcame a 34-second overnight deficit to storm into the lead of the Dakar Rally as former winners Carlos Sainz and Nasser al-Attiyah fell off the pace.

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Stephane Peterhansel, a ten-time champion on the world's toughest endurance race, took his Mini to victory during the second stage of the 2013 Dakar.

PODIUM FOR SA

Peterhansel completed the 242km timed run and around Pisco, in 2hr35min38.

South Africa's Giniel De Villiers, another experienced Dakar campaigner in his Toyota, finished in second. French driver Ronan Chabot, in an SMG, was third, 3min52 off Peterhansel's pace.

First stage leader Carlos Sainz, the 2010 champion, endured a nightmare session, getting lost at the 75km mark and finished outside of the top ten.

2013 Dakar rally results: Stage two:

Car

Stage


1. Stephane Peterhansel (FRA/Mini) 2hr 35min 38sec,
2. Giniel De Villiers (RSA/Toyota) at 2min35,
3. Ronan Chabot (FRA/SMG) 3min52
4. Orlando Terranova (ARG/BMW) 5min26
5. Leonid Novitskiy (RUS/Mini) 9min33
6. Nasser al-Attiyah (QAT/Buggy) 11min37
7. Lucio Alvarez (ARG/Toyota) 13min45
8. Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL/Mini) 14min
9. Carlos Sousa (POR/Great Wall) 14min33
10. Bernard Errandonea (AND/SMG) 14min36

Overall

1. Stephane Peterhansel (FRA/Mini) 3hr 00min 20,
2. Giniel De Villiers (RSA/Toyota) at 2min38
3. Ronan Chabot (FRA/SMG) 2min46,
4. Orlando Terranova (ARG/BMW) 6min26,
5. Leonid Novitskiy Zhiltsov (RUS/Mini) 9min33
6. Nasser al-Attiyah (QAT/Buggy) 10min25
7. Lucio Alvarez (ARG/Toyota) 12min27
8. Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL/Mini) 14min00
9. Carlos Sousa (POR/Great Wall) 15min48
10. Bernard Errandonea (AND/SMG) 16min15.

Bikes

Stage

1. Joan Barreda Bort (ESP/Husqvarna) 2hr 42min 31,
2. Juan Pedrero Garcia (ESP/KTM) at 3min16
3. Matt Fish (AUS/Husqvarna) 5min53
4. Ruben Faria (POR/KTM) 6min26
5. Kurt Caselli (USA/KTM) 7min10
6. Darryl Curtis (RSA/KTM) 7min49
7. David Casteu (FRA/Yamaha) 8min08
8. Jordi Viladoms (ESP/Husqvarna) 8min15
9. Jeremias Israel Esquerre (CHI/Honda) 8min19
10. Pal Ullevalseter (NOR/KTM) 9min42

Overall


1. Joan Barreda Bort (ESP/Husqvarna) 3hr 24min 11
2. Ruben Faria (POR/KTM) at 5min36
3. Juan Pedrero Garcia (ESP/KTM) 6min36
4. David Casteu (FRA/Yamaha) 6min58
5. Cyril Despres (FRA/KTM) 8min50
6. Matt Fish (AUS/Husqvarna) 9min18
7. Darryl Curtis (RSA/KTM) 9min19
8. Pal Ullevalseter (NOR/KTM) 9min27
9. Jordi Viladoms (ESP/Husqvarna) 9min35
10. Jeremias Israel Esquerre (CHI/Honda) 9min39

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