WHAT A RACE BY LOEB: Peugeot's Sebastian Loeb leads the Dakar Rally ahead of team mate Stephane Peterhansel. Image: AFP / Marcos Brindicci
Salta, Argentina — Sebastian Loeb leads the 2016 Dakar Rally at the midway point by more than two minutes ahead of Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel.
Carlos Sainz won the seventh stage on Saturday, 38 seconds ahead of Loeb.
Loeb was 2 minutes, 22 seconds ahead of Peterhansel, and 4:50 in front of Sainz.
Goncalves leads bike class
In the motorcycle division, Paulo Goncalves of Portugal was the leader, 3:12 ahead of Toby Price of Australia, and 9:24 clear of Stefan Svitko of Slovakia.
Antoine Meo of France won the stage.
The Dakar Rally, running in Argentina and Bolivia, resumes on Monday and ends next Saturday in Rosario, Argentina.