Stephane Peterhansel will be crowned Dakar Rally champion for an 11th time on Saturday while French compatriot Cyril Despres should wrap up a fifth motorcycling crown on the day's final stage.
KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France looks behind during the Stage 12 of the Dakar Rally between Fiambala, Argentina and Copiapo, Chile, on January 17, 2013. Despres virtually wrapped up a fifth Dakar Rally motorcycling title on Friday when he finished second on the penultimate stage to open an overall lead of over eight minutes.
Defending champion Peterhansel, a four-time auto winner and a six-time victor on two wheels, will tackle Saturday's short, 128km timed run into Santiago with a 44min 38sec lead over South Africa's Toyota driver Giniel De Villiers.
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