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Al-Attiyah delivers Belgian team stage win in Dakar rally leader Sainz see competition approaching

The Qatarees Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) Thursday in Argentina, the twelfth stage of the Dakar when the cars are in his name. The Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Peugeot), who are ninth, remains the leader, however, sees the competition a little closer.

Al-Attiyah, who rides for the Belgian Overdrive, recorded his third victory in this edition by the 523-km against the clock between Fiambalá and San Juan in 5u49:57. The Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot) was second in 2:03. The South African Giniel de Villiers (Toyota) completed the podium, at 4:33.

Sainz came more than sixteen minutes after Peterhansel crossed the finish. In the position, the Spaniard a comfortable lead of 44:41, a Frenchman, two days before the arrival in Cordoba.

Tom Colsoul finished as co-pilot of the Pole Jakub Przygonski (Mini) at 14:51 of Al-Attiyah, good for eighth place. In the position they are sixth on 2u51:02.

Friday is the thirteenth stage in the program. Then get the pilots a journey of 929 miles (369 km against the clock) dished between San Juan and Cordoba. Saturday following the final stage of 166 km of which 120 km gechronometreerd, with start and arrival in Cordoba.

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