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2014 Dakar, Day 10: Peterhansel Inches Up On Roma

Here is part of the Herald Sun of Australia's report on Stage 10:
FRANCES'S Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel took a huge step towards winning the race for a 12th time after finishing second in Wednesday's 10th stage.

Peterhansel, six times a winner in the motorbike section and five times in the cars event, finished second in his Mini in the stage behind Qatar's former winner Nasser Al-Attiyah to move to just over two minutes adrift of overall leader Nani Roma.

For Al-Attiyah it was a second stage win in three days but the 46-year-old Peterhansel celebrated eating further into Roma's lead.

Peterhansel, six times a winner in the motorbike section and five times in the cars event, finished second in his Mini in the stage behind Qatar's former winner Nasser Al-Attiyah to move to just over two minutes adrift of overall leader Nani Roma.

For Al-Attiyah it was a second stage win in three days but the 46-year-old Peterhansel celebrated eating further into Roma's lead. He trailed the Spaniard by 40 minutes after the fifth stage but made significant moves on Tuesday and then Wednesday and, with just three stages remaining, appears to have the momentum.

Earlier, Spanish rally great Carlos Sainz abandoned the race after crashing and injuring himself.

The 51-year-old two-time world rally champion and winner of the Dakar in 2010 was taken to the rally medical centre, according to event organisers.

His vehicle, an SMG buggy, was badly damaged.

"He was slightly injured and evacuated to the medical centre at the Antofagasta bivouac (where the stage finished)," said the organisers.
The standings from and after day 10, from Marathon Rally:

Cars daily results SS10 Iquique-Antofagasta 446 km
PLDRIVER / CODRIVERRALLYCARTIMEDIFF
01Al Attiyah / Cruz (QT/ES)X-raid Mini All4 Racing04:23:3500:00:00
02Peterhansel / Cottret (F/F)X-raid Mini All4 Racing04:27:2500:03:50
03Roma / Perin (ES/F)X-raid Mini All4 Racing04:37:2000:13:45
04De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz (RSA/D)Toyota Hilux Imperial04:51:5000:28:15
05Holowczyc / Zhiltsov (PL/RUS)X-raid Mini All4 Racing04:54:4800:31:13
06Vasilyev / Yevtyekhov (RUS/RUS)X-raid Mini All4 Racing04:56:5700:33:22
07Terranova / Fiuza (ARG/PT)X-raid Mini All4 Racing04:57:2300:33:48
08Alvarez / Graue (ARG/ARG)Ford Ranger Proto05:06:3600:43:01
09Villagra / Companc-Perez (ARG/ARG)X-raid Mini All4 Racing05:08:4100:45:06
10Lavieille / Garcin (F/F)Great Wall Haval05:13:0900:49:34


Cars overall results after SS10 Iquique-Antofagasta 446 km

PLDRIVER / CODRIVERRALLYCARTIMEDIFF
01Roma / Perin (ES/F)X-raid Mini All4 Racing38:52:5700:00:00
02Peterhansel / Cottret (F/F)X-raid Mini All4 Racing38:55:1200:02:15
03Al Attiyah / Cruz (QT/ES)X-raid Mini All4 Racing39:38:5800:46:01
04De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz (RSA/D)Toyota Hilux Imperial40:07:1301:14:16
05Terranova / Fiuza (ARG/PT)X-raid Mini All4 Racing40:07:3301:14:26
06Holowczyc / Zhiltsov (PL/RUS)X-raid Mini All4 Racing42:10:2803:17:31
07Dabrowski / Czachor (PL)Toyota Hilux Overdrive42:56:5404:03:57
08Lavieille / Garcin (F/F)Great Wall Haval43:25:4204:32:45
09Malysz / Marton (PL/PL)Toyota Hilux Overdrive43:44:0004:51:03
10Kaczmarski / Palmeiro (PL/PT)X-raid Mini All4 Racing44:26:5105:33:54

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