For the first time in this edition of the rally there is a change of leader. Until today, Sébastien Loeb had not forgiven in almost any stage but today it was the moment for a stage with a lot of navigation within the Salar de Uyuni, and open the track it was’nt a good option to nine times WRC champion.
Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena have suffered the consequences of a tough navigation and little experience in the Dakar. On the kilometer 250 his team-mate Carlos Sainz had reached and then let pass also Peterhansel. Finally the French of Peugeot has finished giving more than 8 minutes.
Carlos Sainz has come in second position, and again, escapes the victory very close. This time has entered only 17 seconds of Peterhansel but has recovered some minutes to Loeb. The spanish driver is 5’55” of the leader of the Dakar.
Peugeot has achieved another doublet. The triplet is has escaped by the Toyota of Alrajhi that has led to Loeb to occupy the 4th. Nasser Al-Atiiyah, with problems has lost 9 minutes and his team-mate Nani Roma has lost 11.