The fourth stage is all settled at the Dakar Rally, and many of the winners widened their leads.
In the car category, Nasser Al-Attiyah took the win, stretching his overall lead to nearly nine minutes over Stephane Peterhansel, who finished second on the stage.
Loeb and Sainz, who finished fifth and seventh on the day made up some of the time they lost in stage three, and are now in sixth and 23rd position respectively.
In the moto category, Ricky Brabec took his first stage win, beating Matthias Walkner by just over six minutes. Overall Brabec now has the lead, pushing Quintanilla down to second place overall, though just two minutes separate them. Toby Price came third on the stage and now sits in third overall.
Cavigliasso once again won the quad category, making that three out of four stages won. With this third stage win, his lead has widened to 35 minutes.
In the side-by-side category, Russian racer Kariakin had a day to remember, winning the stage by 14 minutes, catapulting him into the overall lead. In second overall, Gerard Farres finished third on the stage and is now 11 minutes behing Kariakin. Last year’s winner, Varela, finished fourth on the day and sits in fourth overall.
In the big trucks, front runner and last year’s winner Eduard Nikolaev came in fifth on the stage, but managed to hold his overall lead, though is Kamaz teammate Karginov is just four minutes back.