In the sixth stage of the 2014 Dakar Rally, from Tucuman to Salta, Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) and Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) proved to be the quickest, with their black MINI ALL4 Racing, thus celebrating their second stage win. Second place was secured by Argentinean Orlando Terranova and his Portuguese co-driver Paulo Fiúza in the orange MINI ALL4 Racing.
Meanwhile, the winners of yesterday’s stage, Nani Roma (ESP) and Michel Périn, crossed the finish line with their yellow MINI ALL4 Racing in sixth position. The pole Krzysztof Holowczyc and his russian co-pilot Konstantin Zhiltsov finished the sixth stage in their red MINI ALL4 RacingSaturday was a day of rest for the teams. There was no racing.
on the[in] 8th place.
On Sunday, Carlos Sainz in his Buggy SMG took the seven stage, but, according to
BestOfRallyLive.com, the day’s top 10 featured seven MINIs.
Nani Roma remained first in the overall standings. His closest threat is Peterhansel who moved up a notch when Terranova took a 15-minute penalty for colliding with a biker. The Argentinean also dropped 18 minutes on the stage and has fallen back to fourth. The day ended with a MINI leading and four MINIs in the top five:
Roma/Périn (Mini/Michelin), 27h3m52s. 2, Peterhansel/Cottret (Mini/Michelin), +31m31s. 3, De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz (Toyota/Michelin), +48m23s. 4, Terranova/Fiuza (Mini/Michelin), +54m34s. 5, Al-Attiyah/Cruz (Mini/Michelin), +1h18m3s.