With its quadricycle Yamaha, the largest of the Patronelli finished 3rd in the second stage and escort the new leader, the Spanish Juan Manuel Gonzalez Corominas. His brother Mark, winner of the first test yesterday, was delayed and was fourth overall.

This time Mark Patronelli not had a great stage. With his Yamaha quadricycle, the pilot of Las Flores finished fifth in the second test and lost the leadership that had made yesterday at the start of the test. Today, however, also had a reason to smile. Is that his brother, Alexander, debutant in Dakar, finished third and reached second place overall.

The test Cordoba joined with La Rioja took her Frenchman Hubert DELTRIEU (Polaris), although the Spanish Juan Manuel Gonzalez Corominas (Yamaha) second day, became the new leader. Mark Patronelli, meanwhile, is now fourth.

Anyway, there was another encouraging development for the aspirations of the Patronelli: The delay of the Czech Josef Machacek (Yamaha), winner of the 2009 edition, who besides being penalized with 4 minutes, and fell far short of the tip, 43 minutes and 20 seconds.

Another three Argentines placed in the top ten overall. This is Sebastian Halpern (6th), Jorge Santamarina (7th) and Bernardo Graue (8 °).

Meanwhile, Paul Copetti ranks twelfth place Lucio Alvarez, thirteenth, and Daniel Mazzuco, seventeenth.