The Dakar is about to end. Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won the twelfth and penultimate stage between San Juan and Cordoba, but third overall. The Spaniard could do little in the 555 km of special to trace the hour and 27 minutes apart with respect to departed teammate, Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Volkswagen) who is almost sure to be the winner competition cars.

The second is from De Villiers, 48m21s Al-Attiyah.

"It was the hardest stage of my life. I had to be very focused from the beginning. There were very difficult areas and with different floor. But I had no problems, it was really fantastic. When I compete a Dakar everything go as high as possible" , Nasser Al-Attiyah said after crossing the finish line.

Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz said: "We've gone it was not as easy to start. The important thing was to go right now to prevent Peterhansel came up and we can ensure the podium for Volkswagen."

For its part, the bikes were the first to meet the special section of Marc Coma proved to be a true champion. After winning the title in 2009 and suffering a penalty in last year that left him no chance when averaged career, this time it seems that no one will snatch the trophy to the Spanish, who won the stage and left at 16 minutes of Cyril Despres, defending champion.

With his KTM, Despres had dominated most of the stage but in the end was rushed Eat that and got to meet the special 6hs42m42s, reaching Pegaditas French, the first to leave the camp, a privilege earned by winning the eleventh stage. Rodrigues was Portugal's third, but could not move up the general and that last place finish is assured the Chilean Francisco "Vest" López, over 40 minutes faster than the Portuguese. Meanwhile, Pizzolito again the best of Argentina, at the end of 19 ° in step and stay in the same place in general.

In the truck, which had a special smaller than the rest, the stage winner was the Russian Chagin, who with his Kamaz confirmed its leadership in general, over his compatriot and teammate, Kabirov, who finished second today only 48 seconds, although the cumulative time table set out half an hour.