June 19, 2013
Terranova achieves historical triumph in tenth stage
Orlando Terranova achieved a historical victory for Argentina after winning the tenth stage of the Rally Dakar 2013, while French Stéphane Peterhansel reaffirmed his lead in the overall ranking.
Terranova (BMW) was the fastest in the 353 special kilometres between Córdoba and La Rioja provinces with 3:57:58 hours, reaching the fifth place in the overall ranking, 1:58:49 hours from Peterhansel (Mini), who arrived in the third place, 2:19 minutes later.
The French remains at the top of the cars ranking with 52:38 minutes over the South African Giniel De Villiers (Toyota), who ended up fourth today.
Spain's Nani Roma (Mini) was second, ending 2:07 minutes after Terranova, and remains in the fourth place 1:34:04 from Peterhansel.
With this victory, Terranova becomes the first Argentine who wins a stage of the Rally Dakar in cars' competition, the most important category.
"Orly," 33, has raced in the last four editions of the Dakar held in South America and was only able to complete the entire route in 2010, ending up in the ninth place.