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2014-01-13 22:38

ONLY CHALLENGER - THE HIGH DESERT: Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah (Mini) at speed through the Andes Mountains. He's leading the 2014 Dakar. Image: AFP

CALAMA, Chile - Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah (Mini) took the honours in Stage 8 of the 2014 Dakar Rally which crossed the Andes from Bolivia into Chile on Monday (Jan13 2014).

He's fifth overall.

Stephane Peterhansel was second on the day, followed by Carlos Sainz, winner of Stages 4 and 7, after the 302km timed run from the Bolivian town of Uyuni to Calama.


South Africa's Giniel de Villiers finished the day seventh, 9min21 behind race leader al-Attiyah but is still third overall and 48min25 down on the leader - al-Attiyah..

Spanish driver Nani Roma was sixth, keeping a 24min advantage over Peterhansel.


In the motorcycle section, France's Cyril Despres, a five-times winner of the toughest challenge in motorsport, emerged the winner on the day as the 2014 race paid its first visit to Chile after stages in Argentina and Bolivia.

Despite claiming this 499km stage the Yamaha rider is still way off the pace in the overall standings, almost two and a half hours behind Spain's Marc Coma.

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Tuesday's Stage 9 will take the race from Calama across 150k of Chile's Atacama Desert with a finish in Iquique.

Results of Monday Jan 13 Dakar Rally Stage 8 from Uyuni in Bolivia to Calama in Chile

Autos - 302km timed
1 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT/Mini) 2hr32min57
2 Stephane Peterhansel (FRA/Mini) at 1min 12
3 Carlos Sainz (ESP/SMG) 2min36
4 Orlando Terranova (ARG/Mini) 6min40
5 Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL/Mini) 7min49
6 Nani Roma (ESP/Mini) 9min19
7 Giniel de Villiers (RSA/Toyota) 9min21
8 Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS/Mini) 11min59
9 Bernhard Ten Brinke (NED/Hrx) 13min07
10 Christian Lavieille (FRA/Haval) 16min56

1 Nani Roma (ESP/Mini) 29hr46min08
2 Stephane Peterhansel (FRA/Mini) at 23min46
3 Giniel de Villiers (RSA/Toyota) 48min25
4 Orlando Terranova (ARG/Mini) 51min55
5 Nasser al-Attiyah (QAT/Mini) 1hr09min05
6 Carlos Sainz (ESP/SMG) 1hr43min59
7 Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL/Mini) 2hr29min22
8 Christian Lavieille (FRA/Haval) 3hr14min43
9 Adam Malysz (POL/Toyota) 3hr27min35
10 Guilherme Spinelli (BRA/Mitsubishi) 4hr05min16

Bikes - 462km timed
1 Cyril Despres (FRA/Yamaha) 05hr23min20
2 Joan Barreda (ESP/Honda) at 02min09
3 Marc Coma (ESP/KTM)02min15
4 Helder Rodriguez (POR/Honda) 06min38
5 Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) 10min40
6 Michael Metge (FRA/Yamaha) 12min58
7 Riaan Van Niekerek (RSA/KTM) 13min15
8 Daniel Gouet (CHI/Honda) 13min23
9 Kuba Przygonski (POL/KTM) 13min29
10 Jordi Viladoms (ESP/KTM) 13min34

1. Marc Coma (ESP/KTM) 32hr06min19
2 Joan Barreda (ESP/HONDA) at 38min08
3 Jordi Viladoms (ESP/KTM) 1hr27min22
4 Alain Duclos (Sherco/FRA) 1hr49min09
5 Jeremías Israel (CHI/Speedbrain) 1hr52min05
6 Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) 1hr59min07
7 Kuba Przygonski (POL/KTM) 2hr6min06
8 Helder Rodriguez (POR/Honda) 2hr12min41
9 Cyril Despres (FRA/Yamaha) 2hr23min58
10 Daniel Gouet (CHI/Honda) 2hr38min51

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