Dakar 2011

Dakar 2011

Chile’s biker Francisco Lopez Contardo rides his Arpilia during the stage 6 Iquique-Arica of the 2011 rally, in Chile, on January 7, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Daniel Garcia

 

Dakar 2011

Volkswagen’s Nasser Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, and co-driver Timo Gottschalk, from Germany, compete during the first stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Victoria and Cordoba, Argentina, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Czech Republic’s Martin Plechaty rides his Yamaha quad during the first stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Victoria and Cordoba, Argentina, Sunday Jan. 2, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

BMW car driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret, both from France, compete during the second stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile rally between Cordoba and San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Volkswagen’s driver Carlos Sainz and co-driver Lucas Cruz, both from Spain, compete during the second stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Cordoba and San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Mitsubishi’s driver Guilherme Spinelli and co-driver Youssef Haddad, both from Brazil, compete during the fourth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Jujuy, Argentina, and Calama, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Volkswagen’s driver Carlos Sainz and co-driver Lucas Cruz, both from Spain, front, followed by Volkswagen’s Nasser Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, and co-driver Timo Gottschalk, from Germany, compete during the fifth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Calama and Iquique in Chile, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar

Volkswagen’s driver Giniel De Villiers, from South Africa, and co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz, from Germany, compete in the third stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile rally between San Miguel de Tucuman and Jujuy, Argentina, Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011. AP / Stephane Mantey

 

Dakar 2011

Paulo Goncalves of Portugal races his BMW in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile, Sunday Jan. 9, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Michael Pisano of France rides his Honda in the third stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile rally between San Miguel de Tucuman and Jujuy, Argentina, Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011. AP / Stephane Mantey

 

Dakar 2011

Cristophe Geoffroy of France races his Honda in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile, Sunday Jan. 9, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

BMW car driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret, both from France, compete during the 9th stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile rally in Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Kamaz’ driver Firdaus Kabirov and co-driver Aydar Belayaev, both from Russia, compete during the sixth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile rally between Iquique and Arica in Chile, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

Dakar 2011

Mechanics work on the Yamaha of Italy’s biker Antonio Cabini after the end of stage 5 Calama-Iquique of the 2011 Dakar Rally, in Iquique camp, northern Chile on January 6, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Daniel Garcia

 

Dakar 2011

Bowler co-driver Paul Vidal, of France, looks over maps at the camp in Calama after the fourth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Jujuy, Argentina, and Calama, Chile, Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

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