Dakar - 2013 | Day 14, Stage 13 - [Copiapo-LaSerena]

Stage - 13, Route Map - Bike/Quad/Car/Trucks
Stage - 13, Stage Profile - Bike/Quad/Car/Trucks
The penultimate day of the Dakar's 2013 edition starts from Copiapo and finishes at the beach city of La Serena, Chile. After 90 km of road section from the service park at Copiapo, lies 441 km of Special Stage with a 61 km neutralised road section at mark km 245. After the flying finish of the day's stage, another 204 km transport section to La Serena concludes the day's action. The stage passes through varying surfaces from rocky gravel, to sand to loose soil. The stage is very steep downhill for the first half until the neutralised section and the latter is rather flat.

Bikes / Quads

Marcos Patronelli - Leads in his Yamaha Raptor
Francisco Lopez is the fastest over the Chilean special stage and Cyril Despres trails back the day's leader by 5m25s. Portuguese, Husqvarna rider Paulo Goncalves finishes third, just 4s short of the overall leader, Cyril Despres.

Marcos Patronelli still leads the overall category on his quad still leads by over 1h50m, however Sebastien Husseini who won the stage. Ignacio Casale was second by just 7s down the stage leader and Lucas Bonetto another 34s slower.

Cars / Trucks

Robby Gordon wins Stage 13, in his Hummer
Hummer driver Robby Gordon goes through the stage fastest, Guerlain Chicherit passes through second fastest with 22s down to Gordon with his SMG Buggy. Orlando Terranova finishes 4m44s down the stage leader and settles in third.

Peterhansel keeps his overall lead intact, no foolish mistake by the Dakar-10-timer-winner who knows how it has to be done and finishes the day 9th quickest. De Villiers in his Toyota Hilux finishes the stage in 4th place and protects his 2nd overall. Russian Leonid Lovistkiy in another X-Raid Mini All4 is hooked to his 3rd place overall and finishes 5th in Stage 13.
Kamaz trucks lead - Dakar 2013
After tragical mishaps with the Iveco's title holder Gerard De Rooy's truck who lost about 1h30m+ late last week, and finished second quickest today. Kamaz were encashing the situation in a very efficient and calculated way, and still it was Andrey Karginov who was fastest through the stage, Tatra driver Ales Loprais finished third quickest.

Overall leaderboard has top 3 for Kamaz.

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