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Dakar 2018: Walkner and Sainz maintain overall lead after Stage 13

Team OD  /
20 Jan 2018 08:18:01 IST

The penultimate stage of the 2018 Dakar has concluded, with competitors travelling from San Juan to Cordoba, covering over 900km over the course of the day.

Matthias Walkner (AUT) of Red Bull KTM Factory Team races during stage 13 of Rally Dakar 2018 from San Juan to Cordoba, Argentina on January 19, 2018

In the Moto class, it was Toby Price who led the way, keeping Kevin Benavides at bay. However, Price is still classified third in the General Classification. Leading the head of the Moto Class after 13 stages of rallying is KTM's Matthias Walkner.

Carlos Sainz (ESP) of Team Peugeot TOTAL races during stage 13 of Rally Dakar 2018 from San Juan to Cordoba, Argentina on January 19, 2018

Stage winner in Cars category was Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah. It was disaster for Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel, who ended the stage 20th after crashing into a tree.

Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA races during stage 13 of Rally Dakar 2018 from San Juan to Cordoba, Argentina on January 19, 2018

However, his Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz still leads the general standings after 13 stages, with Al-Attiyah 46 minutes adrift. Giniel de Villiers is currently third in the general rankings.

Eduard Nikolaev (RUS) of Team KAMAZ-Master races during stage 13 of Rally Dakar 2018 from San Juan to Cordoba, Argentina on January 19, 2018

Victory in the 13th stage in the Truck category went to Kamaz driver Eduard Nikolaev. The Russian still leads the general standings in the category, with one stage to spare.

Ignacio Casale (CHL) of Casale Racing races during stage 13 of Rally Dakar 2018 from San Juan to Cordoba, Argentina on January 19, 2018

In the Quad class, Ignacio Casale still holds the overall lead, with just one stage remaining. Reinaldo Varela still leads the SxS class after 13 stages of rallying.

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