For Vladimir Chagin, no day is the same as the last. After yesterday's festival in Copiapo, the Kamaz team leader gave up his place on top of the general standings to his team-mate Firdaus Kabirov. However, the two times winner of the event only leads by 4'11”. The internal struggle can continue, in greater peace of mind as well, since the threat posed by Ales Loprais has virtually evaporated, as the Czech driver lost several hours today because of technical problems. He came 18th with 2:48:49 delay from the leader. It seems to be no chanses for Loprais to win this Dakar. Overall ranking is:
1st - Kabirov / Belyaev / Mokeev, Kamaz №502, 35:30:48, 00:00:00.
2rd - Chagin / Savostin / Shaysultanov, Kamaz №500, 35:34:59, 00:04:11.
3rd - Nikolaev / Mizyukaev / Rybakov, Kamaz №512, 37:34:39, 02:03:51.
4th - Loprais / Holan / Kalina, Tatra №504, 38:45:46, 03:14:58..
5th - Echter / Ruf / Klein, MAN №507, 39:26:28, 03:55:40.
Bike and car leaders are the same.