Dakar : Leg 12 - News from cars
Frenchman Luc Alphand has just clocked the fastest time at CP1 (km 215). The Mitsubishi driver has a 1'17" lead on Bruno Saby (VW), 2'20" on Giniel De Villiers (VW) and 3'43" on Guerlain Chicherit (BMW). Carlos Sainz appears to have had problems.
He was overtaken by Chicherit and is 7'54" adrift.
Peterhansel 5th at CP1
Overall leader Stephane Peterhansel just made it with the 5th fastest time at CP1 (km 215). The title holder is 3'19" adrift. USA's Marc Miller (VW) managed to grab 3rd spot, 2'09" adrift.
Alphand still fastest at CP2
At CP2 (km 274), Luc Alphand remains the fastest so far. The Frenchman has a 2'45" lead on compatriot Guerlain Chicherit. Third is Giniel De Villiers at 3'18" followed by Bruno Saby at 5'39". Still expecting Miller and Peterhansel.
Peterhansel in trouble Overall leader Stephane Peterhansel is stopped at km 278. It appears he hit a tree and is working on the left rear wheel of his Mitsubishi Pajero Evo 4.
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