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2014-01-17 07:43

PETERHANSEL TO BACK OFF?: Mini's Nani Roma leads the way in the 2014 Dakar Rally while team mate Stephane Peterhansel has been told to back off. Image: AFP

EL SALVADOR, Chile - Mini’s Nani Roma finished second during Stage 11 of the 2014 Dakar Rally and increased his overall lead over team mate Stephane Peterhansel to more than five minutes with two stages remaining.


Roma finished 11 minutes behind stage winner Orlando Terranova.  He crossed the line just over three minutes in front of Peterhansel, pushing his overall margin to 5min32.

Mini’s Nasser al-Attiyah is in third, trailing by 56min01.

Peterhansel's hopes of a 12th Dakar Rally title were crushed when Mini ordered a podium sweep, a decision blasted by organsiers and the champion-elect.


In the motorcycle class, Marc Coma looks set to win the 2014 race. He won Stage 11 and leads Joan Barreda Bort by 52min36 and is more than two hours ahead of Jordi Viladoms.

Stage 17 (January 17 2014) see competitors race from El Salvador to La Serena to on January 18 in Valparaiso.

Dakar Rally results:
Stage 11 - Antofagasta to El Salvador, Chile (749km/605km timed)

1 Orlando Terranova (ARG/Mini) 5hr58min00
2 Nani Roma (ESP/Mini) +10min57
3 Giniel De Villiers (RSA/Toyota)  +12min38
4 Stephane Peterhansel (FRA/Mini)  +14min14
5 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT/Mini) +20min57
6 Ronan Chabot (FRA/Smg) +30min18
7 Federico Villagra (ARG/Mini) +33min55
8 Lucio Alvarez (ARG/Ford) +35min38
9 Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL/Mini) +38min17
10 Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS/Mini) +39min06

Overall standings (after 11 stages)
1 Nani Roma (ESP/Mini) 45hr01min54
2 Stephane Peterhansel (FRA/Mini) +5min32
3 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT/Mini) +56min01
4 Orlando Terranova (ARG/Mini) +1hr03min39
5 Giniel De Villiers (RSA/Toyota) +1hr15min57
6 Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL/Mini) +3hr44min51
7 Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS/Mini) +6hr34min57
8 Federico Villagra (ARG/Mini) +7hr53min55
9 Ronan Chabot (FRA/Smg) +11hr24min49
10 Lucio Alvarez (ARG/Ford) +15hr35min00

1 Marc Coma (ESP/KTM) +6hr36min 08
2 Cyril Despres (FRA/Yamaha) +2min51
3 Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) +5min28
4 Jordi Viladoms (ESP/KTM) +5min53
5 Joan Barreda (ESP/Honda) +8min12
6 Helder Rodrigues (POR/Honda) +9min23
7 Juan Pedrero (ESP/Sherco) +9min50
8 Stefan Svitko (SVK/KTM) +13min25
9 Kuba Przygonski (POL/KTM) +14min40
10 Ivan Jakes (SVK/KTM) +14min47.

Overall standings (after 11 stages):
1 Marc Coma (ESP/KTM) 48hr24min41
2 Joan Barreda (ESP/Honda) +52min36
3 Jordi Viladoms (ESP/KTM) +2hr07min56
4 Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) +2hr21min40
5 Helder Rodrigues (POR/Honda) +2hr30min35
6 Cyril Despres (FRA/Yamaha) +2hr31min18
7 Kuba Przygonski (POL/KTM) +2hr43min55
8 Daniel Gouet (CHI/Honda) +3hr24min35
9 Stefan Svitko (SVK/KTM) +3hr46min32
10 Ivan Jakes (SVK/KTM) +4hr7min36

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