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Peterhansel takes Dakar lead despite team order

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Stephane Peterhansel snatched the lead on the Dakar Rally's penultimate stage on Friday, just 24 hours after his Mini team had ordered him to abandon his challenge. 

Mini's driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, compete during the Stage 11 of the Dakar 2014 between Antofagasta and El Salvador, on January 16, 2014

The French driver, who has six career wins in the motorcycling section of the gruelling marathon and five on four wheels, now looks certain to claim a 12th title on Saturday's final stage.

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