6 Jan 2010

American wins fourth stage of Dakar Rally

10:51 am on 6 January 2010

American Robby Gordon has won the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally cars category, a 163km special stage from Fiambala in northern Argentina to Copiapo in Chile.

Gordon, driving a Hummer, finished one second ahead of BMW's Stephane Peterhansel of France, the overall race leader.

Peterhansel held off Qatari rival Nasser Al-Attiyah by 2min 25sec and Spaniard Carlos Sainz - both of Volkswagen - by 3min 3sec.

KTM rider Marc Coma won the fourth stage of the motorcycling category after coming in 2min 4sec ahead of Frenchman David Casteu of Sherco.