Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain compete in the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:08 pm
Al-Attiyah earns bittersweet Dakar Rally 6th stage
The Associated Press
"I'm quite happy with everything," Al-Attiyah said. "We just try to keep going like this and we try to keep close to Peter because maybe tomorrow the stage might not be for us, but OK, if we lose, we lose just a few minutes."
Theirs has become a two-car race as rivals have struggled.
Giniel de Villiers, third overall at 43 minutes behind, got stuck in his Toyota for 10 minutes after 70 kilometers, the same area where Nani Roma's Mini was bogged down for 30 minutes. Roma dropped to seventh and 90 minutes down. The only other driver within an hour of Peterhansel was Russian teammate Leonid Novitskiy at 45 minutes.