Sébastien Loeb has the longest stage of this Dakar Rally in the cars to his name. The Frenchman explained the special stage about 309 kilometres between Arequipa and San Juan de Marcona is the fastest in his Peugeot.
Loeb was two minutes and seventeen seconds faster than Nasser Al-Attiyah, the leader in the standings. The negenvoudig world champion rally had won the second and fifth stage in the Dakar Rally.
Carlos Sainz finished in nearly seven minutes of Loeb in third in the sixth stage. The Spaniard in the standings for more than five hours behind Al-Attiyah.
The Toyota driver from Qatar has in the standings by a significant margin of almost 38 minutes on Loeb. His fellow countryman Stéphane Peterhansel lost almost nineteen minutes, and dropped to the third place in the standings.
Bernhard ten Brinke had to settle for the ninth place in the longest stage. The Dutchman had in his Toyota for a long time the third delay in hands, but lost in the final a lot of time.
Ten Brinke eventually gave in 27 minutes, and 29 seconds to Loeb. In the standings, he is looking at a backlog of more than four hours, and he stands provisional seventh.
Quintanilla stores double win at the engines
On the bikes, grabbed Pablo Quintanilla the power. The Chileen won on his Husqvarna the sixth stage, which he called the Argentinian Kevin Benavides almost two minutes behind him. The Austrian Matthias Walkner was more than four minutes in the third.
Quintanilla also took the lead in the standings over Ricky Brabec. The American gave a seven minute and thirty seconds on the stage winner.
Brabec has in the standings, a gap of four minutes and 38 seconds Quintanilla. Toby Price from Australia occupied more than five minutes the third place.