Former champion Carlos Sainz opened his campaign for a second Dakar Rally title by taking the opening 13km special stage between Lima and Pisco on Saturday.
Spain's Carlos Sainz steers his buggy during the Stage 1 of the Dakar Rally between Lima and Pisco, Peru, on January 5, 2013. Sainz opened his campaign for a second Dakar Rally title by taking the opening 13km special stage from Lima to Pisco on Saturday.
The Spaniard, who won the gruelling race in 2010 in a Volkswagen, drove his Buggy to victory in a time of 7min 40sec, beating Argentina's Lucio Alvarez, in a Toyota, into second, with French driver Guerlain Chicherit, in an SMG, claiming third.
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