Argentine car pilot Carlos Sainz of the Volkswagen team on Monday won the second stage at the car category of the Dakar Argentina-Chile, which was hosted between Cordoba and San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina.
Sainz timed 3 hours, 11 minutes and 28 seconds, in a trail of 324 kilometers special and 440 kilometers of link. With this Sainz continues being the leader of the general board.
The second place was for Qatari car pilot Al-Attiyah ( Volkswagen) who arrived 1 minutes and 3 seconds after Sainz and the third place was for French Stephane Peterhansel (BMW) who arrived 1 minute and 34 seconds after Sainz.
After the trail, Sainz told the press saying: "the stage today, like yesterday, was difficult. I had problems again with the wipers, which were not working. For some 10km I was not able to see, so I had to drive very slow."
Meanwhile, Peterhansel said: "it is not easy to follow Sainz, he is faster in this technical parts," so he is waiting to arrive in Chile "to find the way to reaching him."
Following is the board at the 2nd stage of the cars category:
1-Carlos Sainz (Sapin/Volkswagen), 5hr 30min.
2-Stephane Peterhansel (France/BMW), at 3 min 5sec.
3-Al-Attiyah (Qatar/Volkswagen), at 3m 19s.
4-Giniel De Villiers (South Africa/Volkswagen), at 10m 49s.
5-Krzysztof Holowczyc (Poland/BMW), at 16m 4s.