Twelfth stage of the Dakar 2013 Despres, Petronell, Peterhansel and Nikolaev are headed.
12th stage (17 January): Fiambala - Copiapo, Chile (715 km/319 km)
Lopez took his fourth stage victory in 2013 and moves to second place overall at the expense of RubenFaria. At the finish line, Frenchman Cyril Despres was second.
As a result, overall, Cyril Despres remains firmly in charge.
Peterhansel remains the leader in the overall standings at 44'38 "to de Villiers.
Robby Gordon attack from start to finish all 380 kilometers. Villiers third day, finished 8'08 "behind winner Stephane Peterhansel lost while the American 13'51.
Andrew Karginov tasted triumph for the second time this year, the 2'48 to Gerard de Rooy.
This success allowed the Russian to claim second place overall with teammate Ira Mardeev, but it still lags behind in 36'24 "behind leader Kamaz, Eduard Nikolaev.
Winners in the twelfth stage:
Motorcycles Francisco Lopez (CHL)
ATV-SAREL VAN Biljon (ZAF)
Car-Robby Gordon (USA)
Trucks, Andrew KARGINOV (Rus)
General classification after the twelfth stage:
Motorcycles, Cyril Despres (FRA)
ATV Marcos Patronelli (ARG)
Stephane Peterhansel-Car (FRA)
Trucks, Eduard Nikolaev (Russia)
The remaining stages of the Dakar 2013:
13th stage (18 January): Copiapo - La Serena (735 km/441 km)
14th stage (19 January): La Serena - Santiago (630 km/128 km)
January 20, the closing ceremony of the competition.